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I profite of this space to recommend everybody to find out this wonderful secret niche brand with the two gems A Bientot and (in particular) the masculine Jacques Zolty which impressed me far more. A Bientot (the least interesting or better the least particular of the two to me) is a well made musky floral with a touch of soothing amber/blackcurrant and the sophisticated hesperides/vetiver/floral notes really feminine (and radiant) accord. There is a notable juicy fruitiness by the dark ribes/blackcurrent accord but despite the soothing fruity touch of amber the aroma remains fresh and radiant in a multifaceted way. Modern and classic at once for a charismatic woman. Radiant, fruity/floral, with a touch of silky fruitiness and really presential radiancy.
The masculine Jacques Zolty is a little masterpiece in my humble opinion, a sort of darker, more mysterious and smokey/incensey Le Male's brother with all the obvious differences (i just say it conceptually, because of the olfactory fresh/warm wet lavender-musky balsams juxtaposition plus the common backbone made of fresh citrus, bergamot, sandalwood, little spices). Impossible to resist to its wet/warm, aromatic/incensey semi-oriental (suede type) evocative embrace a la Cuir Ottoman ( i detect a lot of connections with the Parfum d'Empire's one--incense, leather-suede, balsams, smoke, patchouli and floral notes-- also the woodsy resinous Wazamba comes to mind for a lot of its nuances). The first short fresh shoot is produced by a lemony accord plus fresh lavender, musk and rosemary. The latter is really influencing in its link with woodsy firs , fresh lemon, mineral secret elements and wet/earthy lavender. These notes determine the aromatic/wet side of the juice which anyway in a while starts to "warm down" and darken in a sort of incensey, dense musky and woody embrace with hints of (ginger?) patchouli. In particular the musky amber becomes smoky (really steamy) and incensey in a while (with a sort of iris type of smooth powdery vibe) but you can detect till the end a sort of secret, boise (wet grass kind) and almost mineral (vaguely a la Hdp Petroleum) woodsiness in the background. I don't detect any rose in particular while i smell a sort of smooth gumminess in the air that is typical about the olibanum in combination with other particular notes. The note of steamy incense takes gradually the stage and plays succeedingly till the end with a soft (smooth and ambery), tarry and vaguely sulphurous appeal which remains anyway pleasantly mild and appealing. Elegant, resinous, virile and with a touch of final suede. Really evocative about sulphurous far vulcanic lands and cozy smoky ambiences of the isolated mountains.
Ps. I detect after hours a subtle floral spark in the background.
Pros: Wonderful combination of notes
31st August, 2013