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La Haine / Le Cinéma Olfactif : No. 5 - La Haine (2015)
by Folie à Plusieurs

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Year of Launch2015
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
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HouseFolie à Plusieurs
PerfumerMark Buxton

About La Haine / Le Cinéma Olfactif : No. 5 - La Haine

Part of Le Cinèma Olfactif-series. The perfumer says:

A calm yet confrontational scent; mirroring the tension in La Haine that traces the contours of your neck like a sharp cold blade with bucchu sulphur, metallic bloody notes and cold aldehydes. There is a feeling that something is going to happen with burnt rubber, cold cedar notes creating a concrete effect, combined with birch tar, leather and bay oil. Dying out on a cold, damp cellar smell with cedar atlas, dark musk and moss, this is a contemplative scent. Dark gray, standing between the edge of the film’s black and white treatment and the social and political events diving France.

La Haine / Le Cinéma Olfactif : No. 5 - La Haine fragrance notes

Reviews of La Haine / Le Cinéma Olfactif : No. 5 - La Haine

rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
A fierce burning and smoke impression opens up this set of top o notes, with burnt rubber in the air - think the openings of Bvlgari Black without tea, of D.S. & Durga's Burning Barbershop without the B.B.Q. component, or Knize Ten without the leather. There is not much incense in this initial burnt note, sheer fire. After the riot?

In the drydown the smoke gets harsher, and a acceptable birch tar aroma develops, with an undertone of burnt cedar - much more burnt than pencil-shave - and whiffs of old dry tanner's leather apron. This gradually fades away, with the last residual whiffs on my skin being - surprise surprise - burnt!

The sillage is strong, the projection excellent and the longevity nine hours in my skin.

The composition of this wintery creation is - unusual for this house - actually making some sense as representing certain themes from the film whose name it has adopted. Well crafted, the smokiness is convincing, whilst the birch tar is lacking complexity - this is no Creed Cuir de Russie. Still, overall as concept as well as in blending, this is quite convincing. 3.25/5.
18th March, 2017
Kaern Show all reviews
United Kingdom
Now, as a 'work of art', I am sure some members here will lavish praise on this fragrance and that's fair enough. But, just like the film, this is a brutalist offering that I can only imagine wearing alone in a room. Maybe Mark Buxton created it to be admired rather than worn?

His latest offering in this series [not listed here yet] is 'Blow Up' based on Antonioni's rather dated film about photography. It harks back to his early work with CDG and encompasses Sequoia, Palisander, Hinoki and even a couple of the more liturgical offerings from CDG like Avignon and Kyoto in a fully rounded very deep 'woody'. It is gorgeous. What it has to do with the actual film is anybody's guess.
30th November, 2015

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