I love OPEN by R&G and I came across this:
I have not tried it and I am very surious, any thoughts?
Interesting! I saw the BLACK one too.
Are these current as I can't find anything on the internet about either (apart from here!)
I couldn't either, that's why I ask basenoters if they knew about it.
I wish I had seen this earlier as I was in shop recently that had some different R&G male frags, but they were sealed.
Interesting. The original Open is quite something.
Just got both of them today! I do own the original Open and it's one of my top 10 ever fragrances.
Roger & Gallet Open White: "A woody, oriental fragrance for sophisticated men. Lively, dynamic, passionate & sensual. Top notes of Yuzu, Bergamot, Anise. Heart notes of Frankincense, violet. Base notes of Patchouli, Iris, Tonka Bean" - I get some sweet citrus, some balmy frankincense, a little bit of patchouli, rose and violet. I imagine some cotton candy sprinkled with powder, candied orange peel and violet, very unisex to my nose, I smell some almonds/marzipan in the dry down. Quite unique and pleasant, it actually has some "niche" quality to it but it's too sweet for my taste. OK sillage and longevity.
3 stars out of 5.
Roger & Gallet Open Black: "A citrus woody fragrance for men. Intense, fresh, spicy & inviting. Contains notes of mandarin orange, sage & cardamom" - Wow, now we're talking! This is great old school love - Smells like a blend of VC&A Pour Homme, Trussardi Uomo (vintage) and YSL Pour Homme Haute Concentrate but more elegant and refined. Spicy, fresh and soapy, highly recommended, not super powerful but still very good. The dry down reminds me of Bogart Signature. To be honest R&G Black is good but not necessary in a collection if you have any of the before mentioned.
4 stars out of 5.
Niether comes close to the masterpiece original Open though!
Thank you Rubirosa .....
It could be that black is worth searching for to sample
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