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Tango (2013)
by Masque

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Tango information

Year of Launch2013
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 43 votes)

People and companies

HouseMasque
PerfumerCecile Zarokian

About Tango

Tango is a shared / unisex perfume by Masque. The scent was launched in 2013 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Cecile Zarokian

Reviews of Tango

Glorious. Rich spice, warm wood, boozy amber, with a stunning rose that mingles deliciously with the tonka bean and benzoin. Seven hours in and it settled into a gorgeous, powdery rose with delicate wafts of vanilla. Prompted another unsolicited “Wow, you smell nice!” from my husband. Definite, definite love – oh how I want this! Full-bottle worthy for sure.
01st January, 2018

Tango is a sultry and rich, exotic amber that reveals itself in small quick unfolding bites of rose, labdanum, jasmine sambac, patchouli, frankincense, morrocain spice and then glides to a soft finish on benzoin and musk. Tango opens the door to the party with the boldness of Mazzolari Lui or Rundholz '68, then retreats to the quieter side ending in softness and comfort. Tango is lively, but easy to live with. Nice one!
24th August, 2017
Montecristo is Unique. Russian Tea does the impossible - a spicy black tea accord that actually LASTS. But Tango, while solid in its execution of a rich and spicy amber, is ultimately redundant and lacks the smooth complexity of the best representatives of the genre . Buy Ambre Russe instead (and for half the price).
16th December, 2015
I like it.....but. Well, it is certainly a rich fragrance with lots of spices, balsams, and some faint animalic note. It opens boozy and vanilla plays along for a long period. It smelt rather perfect when I tried it on paper.

However on my skin, there is a huge rubbery note that appears quite soon after the opening and lasts for a long time. I didn't sense it so much on paper, but on my skin it is prominent. The note becomes somewhat annoying and overpowers the other notes....unfortunately. I recommend to try it on your skin before you commit.

It is a long lasting fragrance with medium projection. Unisex, but leans more towards masculine I would say.
28th August, 2015
Montecristo was one of my favorite releases of 2014, but the rest of the Masque line has failed to get my attention. Tango is one that people seem to enjoy the most, but I smelled it when it first came out and have worn it a few times since, yet I can never seem to remember what it actually smells like after each wearing. And that’s the issue I have with this scent: there’s a lot going on in it, yet none of it is particularly memorable. It smells like resins with a heady floral accord, a bunch of gnarly spices, and a bit of coumarin sweetness. The sweetness builds into routine base of resins, musk, and amber. Tango is basically a boozy, convoluted oriental with a number of moving parts in a quasi-Amouage/Eastern style. I’d be inclined to label it more as dense than rich, and the end result, for me, is a scent that feels awkward and unsure of itself. It doesn’t smell like it warrants the price.
11th August, 2015
This fragrance is told by its name, Tango. However there is no idea of tango in it. The idea of the ancestral value of tango is totally missed: the African roots that derives from "Xango", God of Candomblé associated to fire, lightning and thunder: he is very violent and vengeful. The tango is the son of Candombe, and between Candombe and Candomblé there are more than mere etymological affinity, at this point it seems obvious. In the case of Candombe what has survived of Africa is mainly a rhythm and a musical form, in the case of Candomblé what has come down to us of ancient Africa is a religion that in its rituals also includes ancestral polyrhythms. The "sons" of Xangò evoke him with the movements of his dances of trance, then they become Xangò assuming strength and power. In the River Plate region, the osmosis between the African and Spanish musical culture, came sounds and rhythms, in a confusing permeable anthology of musicality that drew so much from the Candombe as from sounding nineteenth century that flourished in Spain and that would lead to Habanera (developed in Cuba). Acrid smells, sweaty bodies and dirty, small rooms: so was born the tango. But in Tango scent there is nothing like this. It lacks even the atmosphere in Milonga, the place where the tango is still danced. “La Milonga” is a social site, where empathy is satisfied, people need for sensitivity, in communion with other persons, but always imbued with a feeling of solitude and remoteness nostalgic, for what or for who, do not care. La Milonga is a secular temple, with its unconscious rituals and its sacred and intimate celebrations. Musically, this melancholy introduced breaks and slower moments, defining the boundaries of the tango. Sacredness is the key word of the tango, even before sensuality. I dance tango since I was a child (my father is Argentine) and always I hear the usual common words about this dance: stupid ideas of who does not know the essence of the tango. What tries to represent this fragrance? Surely the soul Kitsch of tango: I can see dancers with clothes cheaper but flashy, people can not dance, they can not stay together, they do not know how to love. In return, these dancers look at each other to say everything with their eyes, that is nothing to say but only kitsch feelings! This is the tango I hate! However, the perfume is a great job, as it is the stereotype of how a French perfumer creates a fragrance! France has played an important role in the evolution of tango, even Italy from a musical point of view, Italian musicians were fathers of tango. But there isn’t any Italian aspect in this perfume, or maybe just a little Rudolph Valentino who plays as a gaucho, hiding their feminine side in animalistic representations of masculinity. Technically, the scent is almost the same concept of Euphoria by Calvin Klein, this one is also presented thus: "Euphoria is about sexiness, fantasy and being captivating. Sexy and sensual, Euphoria speaks to the woman who has the urge to break free from everyday life - to provocatively be part of an exciting world filled with pleasure, surprise, and temptation." So if the Nose was trying to tell this, this she told, even if with the same words of others. Tango is a good fragrance with a poor concept and no artistic vocation. A missed opportunity to make culture on a folk phenomenon as tango is. I would like to invite a dancer, but all ladies seem to sixty Cinderella, pretend to know how to make love, but not with me, please!

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07th May, 2015 (last edited: 08th May, 2015)

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