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Mood Indigo / Le Cinéma Olfactif : No. 1 - Mood Indigo (2014)
by Folie à Plusieurs


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Year of Launch2014
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
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HouseFolie à Plusieurs
PerfumerMark Buxton

About Mood Indigo / Le Cinéma Olfactif : No. 1 - Mood Indigo

Mood Indigo is part of a new range of fragrances called 'Le Cinéma Olfactif' – fragrances inspired by movies. The scent is created by perfumer Mark Buxton for Folie à Plusieurs. Mood Indigo, the debut fragrance of the collection, aims to conjure the surrealist humours of the movie 'Mood Indigo', which has already enjoyed great acclaim in France under the title 'L'Ecume des Jours', which stars Audrey Tatou & Romain Duris, written and directed by Michel Gondry.

Mood Indigo / Le Cinéma Olfactif : No. 1 - Mood Indigo fragrance notes

Reviews of Mood Indigo / Le Cinéma Olfactif : No. 1 - Mood Indigo

An aroma straight outta chemical/pharmaceutical "sterilized" firm. A cedary/incensey neo-futuristic alchemy of new-age perfumery, a languid, diaphanous, liquefied dazzling olfactory spotlight. Mood Indigo smells like something in the middle between an Ulrich Lang's elusive metropolitan creation and an Andrea Maack's aldehydic twist, overall with a sort of woody pencil shavings spark a la Montana Graphite. I get in primis a super liquid "aqueous" frankincense with a sort of metallurgical/hyperbaric/pharmaceutical minimalistic (vaguely floral) vibe. Pepper and aqueous floral notes (lily, freesia, may be gardenia) enhance the dominant chemical twist while I detect a cedary (vaguely pencil shavings), endly drier final effect. I agree on the decidedly generic-synth effect and about the anaemic general "consistency". Extreme woody-incensey minimalism with a touch of "chemist". Nothing special, just for the lovers of this super sharp "cold" restrained genre.
02nd November, 2017
rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
The floral opening - or white floral opening to be precise - is a somewhat expected entrée into the development of this composition. There is a gently spicy undertone present, but white florals - freesia with touches of gardenia - remain in the foreground.
Later on a notion of a fruity tea briefly appears.

This a fairly restrained blend. The sillage is soft, the projection adequate and the longevity four hours on my skin.

An agreeable spring creation, but the whole is very generic-synthetic and quite anaemic. Nothing to be excited about. 2.25/5.
07th March, 2017 (last edited: 08th March, 2017)
Mood Indigo opens with a synthetic woody-peppery accord made thicker and “juicier” by green-floral notes and something slightly earthy-vegetable (pimento, I guess). Warmer, cozier sandalwood-incense-amber drydown, a bit more pleasant than the first stages. Several designer scents come to mind, pick any woody-peppery-amber scent somewhere between 2000 and today and mix it with anything from Comme des Garçon’s Incense series. Maybe just a tad sharper and more “minimalist” (i.e., plain) here. Buxton’s style at its best, where “Buxton’s style” means using the same three or four dry, cold synthetic woody-peppery-incense notes again, and again, and again. Anything the abovementioned Comme des Garçons or other “contemporary mainstream” brands could have accomplished 10 years ago, at a fraction of this price. Now, I admit I am really not the greatest fan of this kind of perfumes except for a few of them, so I may be particularly un-sensitive to this type of inspirations, but this really seems the epitome of boredom to me. It smells decent, but completely dull and mute. And kind of cheap too. An icy transparent blend which appears as interesting and charming as a cute, still kind of lame model whose career won’t probably go any further than posing for some Asos underwear pages.

09th April, 2015
Mood Indigo, inspired by Michel Gondry's movie *L'Ecume Des Jours* is a nice and transparent woody peppery concoction refined by pale and kind of watery floral patterns with the usual incense in the base. There's an interesting transition from the bright opening to the darker drydown but, given its pedigree, this is for the most part a been-there-done-that type of composition.

If you're attracted by modernism and minimalism, this is a pretty likable release even if those who are already familiar with Mark Buxton's imponent work or, more in general, with lines such as Comme Des Garcons, might find it a bit deja-vu.

Nice but probably a tad dull.

Note: It would make one hell of a *parfum d'ambiance*.

16th October, 2014

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