Mazzolari Lui
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    I bought this blind, based on recommendations here, and I am grateful to the reviewers who influenced me. I do want to nitpick just a little and say that the civet does in fact last well into the drydown. Not rip-roaringly, but definitely perceptible, and this gives interest and strength to Lui's entire lifespan.

    Speaking of the drydown, Lui's amber drydown is absolutely wonderful. I personally feel that this portion is warmer and more sensual than any other amber drydown I've experienced, even including spectacular "soliflor" ambers like Ambra Aurea and Ambre Sultan.

    02 February, 2014

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    "Jesus, Dad", gasps my daughter, hoarsely. "You smell like a bum's nut-sack," adding, perhaps superfluously: "and not in a good way."

    Sometimes, it is necessary for a man to make a statement: "I do this for me, not for you."

    Thus, it is very gratifying to me that this fragrance causes such offense to the women of the household. Gratifying enough, in fact, to make me keep my own secret: I too think the stuff smells like mouldy laundry that a horse has urinated on.

    Worth it, though.

    16 January, 2014

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    I have grown very tired of unisex releases. People nowadays get petrified of wearing scents that are assertive, and simply state their gender. Apparently, there are some houses releasing treasures, regardless of what the masses think.

    Lui has one of the boldest civet, patchouli and leather openings, followed by musk, patchouli and amber dry down. The amber never gets too sweet, should I say sweet at all. Hint of ambergris. Even some of the greatest amber fragrances always provoke a feminine take on the subject, but thankfully itís not the case here.

    Mazzolari Lui has one of the longest and most beautiful transitions from top to base notes. Unless you panic at the potency of the top notes, you will witness an incredible dry down - assertive, strong, deep, sexy, masculine and poetic.

    The progression is like an old school powerhouse. ML was probably first thought of in late 70ís and early 80ís, executed in 2006, without cutting any corners. Fragrances like this do not get released very often, so Iím grateful to have found it.

    The love factor obviously is very subjective, but having said that, if you like very bold, dirty, deep and sexy masculines with absolutely endless dry down, do yourself a favor and sample it. Just to remind you what a menís frag should inquire.

    Longevity and sillage are spectacular.

    The scent is perfection throughout all the stages. Hopefully they never reformulate it.

    10/10

    20th November, 2013 (Last Edited: 26 November, 2013)

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    Lui's a fantastic patch and amber scent that's gritty and dense, but keeps from getting bogged down in hippie territory by introducing the animalic notes and cranking the treble on the mix. There's civet, and maybe some castoreum, but neither are to threatening as their juxtaposed beautifully against the patch opening. And this patch leans closer to the head shop variety rather than the semi-gourmand / minty notes that the material can sometime take, mainly because it's balanced by a great amber accord over a clean, unobtrusive vetiver. For me, this sits between L'Ombre Fauve's "furry" effect and the crunchiness of YSL Opium's incense accord. An excellent scent that doesn't take itself too seriously; and to me, it's a social chameleon in that it'd be well-suited in both casual and formal environments. Beautiful stuff.

    17 November, 2013

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    An excellent, heavy-duty patch / amber with perfectly pitched animalics.

    Lui's a fantastic patch and amber scent that's gritty and dense, but keeps from getting bogged down in hippie territory by introducing the animalic notes and cranking the treble on the mix. There's civet, and maybe some castoreum, but neither are to threatening as their juxtaposed beautifully against the patch opening. And this patch leans closer to the head shop variety rather than the semi-gourmand / minty notes that the material can sometime take, mainly because it's balanced by a great amber accord over a clean, unobtrusive vetiver. For me, this sits between L'Ombre Fauve's "furry" effect and the crunchiness of YSL Opium's incense accord. An excellent scent that doesn't take itself too seriously; and to me, it's a social chameleon in that it'd be well-suited in both casual and formal environment. Beautiful stuff.

    Pros: Very nicely balanced mix of safe and risky notes, cranked to an admirably brave volume.
    Cons: It's not doing much, but what it does, it does fantastically."

    29 September, 2013

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    Creepy, animalic, comforting, malevolent, passionate and ominous.

    Opens with a pishy civet bang paired with dark camphorous patchouli like a dark and malevolent shifting shawl. Got to say thatís one of the most bombastic and uncompromising openings Iíve experienced. During the heart amber raises up the background with castoreum giving a slightly ominous but comforting sweetness. Later at drydown wafts of vanilla creep from the depths, and at late drydown morbid and desolate patch powderiness combines and a touch of tobacco.

    Itís not a fine delicately orchestrated composition, itís a dirty carnal sexy beast, thereís no room for guilt. Itís creepy, animalic, comforting, malevolent, passionate and ominous. It's my Nosferatu.

    Pros: Itís a dirty carnal sexy beast
    Cons:

    18 September, 2013

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