New Fragrance House: Bogue Profumo

    New Fragrance House: Bogue Profumo

    post #1 of 62
    Thread Starter 

    Hey guys. I have samples of this entire collection but haven't worked my way through them enough to give a good overview. I have however fallen hugely hugely in love with Cologne Reloaded - review below. The style seems to be kind of O'Driu meets Santa Maria Novella. Old school, classical, herbal, unconventional - but beautiful.
    Try ignore the Humiecki & Graef style marketing lingo - the presentation is gorgeous, the brand seems a little confusing right now (early stages?) and I don't think anything is for sale yet... but this line has me very excited :D

    http://www.bogue-profumo.com

    "

     

    From the infusion in alcohol of resins, woods, roots and metals I create some of the solvents I use to dissolve rare and high quality raw ingredients found in my trips. From steam distillation I extract the essential oils to create odors and fragrances.

    I work at night when the light doesn’t adulterate the chemicals and when the smells of the day disappear to leave space to new experiments of shadows.

    I create contemporary fragrances with ancient techniques and modern intuitions.

    From architecture and design I learned how to build by layers and to think by subtraction. My perfumes are rooms to discover with their mood, texture, light and color.

    www.antoniogardoni.com



    "
    http://smellythoughts.wordpress.com/2013/06/16/cologne-reloaded-bogue-profumo/



     

    post #2 of 62
    Read your review earlier. Sounds great, but the caveat appears to be that the guy only has so much of his vintage oils to go around.
    post #3 of 62
    Thread Starter 
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by treeman5823 View Post

    Read your review earlier. Sounds great, but the caveat appears to be that the guy only has so much of his vintage oils to go around.


    Aw thanks treeman!
    Definitely! I so hope I can afford a bottle or I might cry :(

    post #4 of 62

    will look forward to sampling

    post #5 of 62
    Thanks for the info.
    post #6 of 62
    Double Post
    post #7 of 62

    Definitely sounds like these guys are ones to watch.  Thanks for the heads' up, Freddie!

    post #8 of 62

    So how does one purchase from this house?

    post #9 of 62
    Thread Starter 

    The man himself answered :)

    post #10 of 62

    Wow, Freddie, you sure called this one right!  I just received my Bogue samples (many thanks, Antonio) and the two finished fragrances are both truly excellent indeed.  I absolutely am loving "Eau" in particular.  I am in great fear of my wallet being emptied on these...

    post #11 of 62
    Thread Starter 

    Fantastic drseid :D I'm so glad you got the samples!
    I just put some Eau D'E on to remind myself - you're right, again - a beautifully classical citrus/cypress opening, I think I get ginger too?
    Cool, herbaceous, almost meditterannean smelling to me - a little boozy - mmmmmm.
    Just put Cologne Reloaded on the other arm, still can't get enough of this incredible animalic smoke bomb.
    Did you get the tailor kit too? I'm still yet to work my way through them all but there's some beautiful little bits amongst them - bizarre treatments of tropical florals, medicinal herbs, more citrus accords and just lovely lovely stuff :P
    I'm think I'll be broke too by the time I'm done! :(

    post #12 of 62

    Thanks for the info.

    post #13 of 62
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by forfreddie View Post

    Fantastic drseid :D I'm so glad you got the samples!
    I just put some Eau D'E on to remind myself - you're right, again - a beautifully classical citrus/cypress opening, I think I get ginger too?
    Cool, herbaceous, almost meditterannean smelling to me - a little boozy - mmmmmm.
    Just put Cologne Reloaded on the other arm, still can't get enough of this incredible animalic smoke bomb.
    Did you get the tailor kit too? I'm still yet to work my way through them all but there's some beautiful little bits amongst them - bizarre treatments of tropical florals, medicinal herbs, more citrus accords and just lovely lovely stuff :P
    I'm think I'll be broke too by the time I'm done! :(


    Yes, I did get the custom bases but haven't done anything with them yet...  I have been focusing at least today on the two finished compositions but look forward to trying the others...  Cologne Reloaded is indeed also nice and I get a very camphorous lavender playing a heavy role in its presentation.  A bit on the challenging side, but in a *good* way, IMO. Thanks again for bringing this line to Everyone's attention as it is quite worthy of it indeed.

    post #14 of 62

    This guy is amazing.

    I got the whole samples kit and WOW!  I went for Cologne Reloaded first.

     

    This is the most twisted cologne (in the meaning of Eau De Cologne) I've ever smelled. Yes, it smells actually quite ancient in the same vein as O'Driù does but the approach is completely different. This is a *classic* Eau De Cologne with an "absolute" quality. It's like smelling an EDC with a magnifying glass for the nose. Everything is extremely clear and oversized but, at the same time, still in the right proportions. EXTREMELY aromatic herbs and lavender on a smoky base. It has a strong, almost barbecue-like accord that's not so distant from, say, Lonestar Memories or Patchouli 24 but, at the same time, it is completely devoided of the gourmandic facet smelling more like burnt latex. Myrrh plays a relevant role adding sparkling notes while a warm castoreum base drives the fragrance towards more classic territories. Soapy florals smoothen the general explosion while creating fascinating juxtapositions. 

    I will need more testing to come up with more thoughts but, so far, this is a winner for anyone into "over the edge" stuff.

    post #15 of 62
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by alfarom View Post

    I will need more testing to come up with more thoughts but, so far, this is a winner for anyone into "over the edge" stuff.

    You already had me at "same vein as O'Driù," "devoid of the gourmandic facet," and "smelling like burnt latex."

     

    I'm so all over this. Thanks Freddie for bringing it up!

    post #16 of 62
    Thread Starter 

    Glad you guys are enjoying these :D
    Alfarom I was waiting to hear your thoughts on these >:D <3

    post #17 of 62
    Thread Starter 

    Been sampling a few of the tailor bases today :D They're fabulous! Can't wait to get my nose on the rest...
     

    B2 is a g-o-r-g-e-o-u-s citrus up top. I get industrial-ish clean lemon, bergamot, fennel, ginger… a spicy abrasive opening, undercut with a rich civet/patchouli reminding me a touch of my beloved Intrigant Patchouliclass="

    6/16/13 at 2:19pm

    forfreddie said:



    Hey guys. I have samples of this entire collection but haven't worked my way through them enough to give a good overview. I have however fallen hugely hugely in love with Cologne Reloaded - review below. The style seems to be kind of O'Driu meets Santa Maria Novella. Old school, classical, herbal, unconventional - but beautiful.
    Try ignore the Humiecki & Graef style marketing lingo - the presentation is gorgeous, the brand seems a little confusing right now (early stages?) and I don't think anything is for sale yet... but this line has me very excited :D

    http://www.bogue-profumo.com

    "

     

    From the infusion in alcohol of resins, woods, roots and metals I create some of the solvents I use to dissolve rare and high quality raw ingredients found in my trips. From steam distillation I extract the essential oils to create odors and fragrances.

    I work at night when the light doesn’t adulterate the chemicals and when the smells of the day disappear to leave space to new experiments of shadows.

    I create contemporary fragrances with ancient techniques and modern intuitions.

    From architecture and design I learned how to build by layers and to think by subtraction. My perfumes are rooms to discover with their mood, texture, light and color.

    www.antoniogardoni.com



    "
    http://smellythoughts.wordpress.com/2013/06/16/cologne-reloaded-bogue-profumo/



     

    6/16/13 at 2:35pm

    treeman5823 said:



    Read your review earlier. Sounds great, but the caveat appears to be that the guy only has so much of his vintage oils to go around.

    6/16/13 at 2:37pm

    forfreddie said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by treeman5823 View Post

    Read your review earlier. Sounds great, but the caveat appears to be that the guy only has so much of his vintage oils to go around.


    Aw thanks treeman!
    Definitely! I so hope I can afford a bottle or I might cry :(

    6/16/13 at 2:40pm

    Tony T said:



    will look forward to sampling

    6/17/13 at 3:42am

    hednic said:



    Thanks for the info.

    6/17/13 at 3:42am

    hednic said:



    Double Post

    6/17/13 at 10:05am

    drseid said:



    Definitely sounds like these guys are ones to watch.  Thanks for the heads' up, Freddie!

    6/17/13 at 4:16pm

    -40 deg said:



    So how does one purchase from this house?

    6/18/13 at 11:03am

    forfreddie said:



    The man himself answered :)

    7/1/13 at 3:19pm

    drseid said:



    Wow, Freddie, you sure called this one right!  I just received my Bogue samples (many thanks, Antonio) and the two finished fragrances are both truly excellent indeed.  I absolutely am loving "Eau" in particular.  I am in great fear of my wallet being emptied on these...

    7/1/13 at 3:25pm

    forfreddie said:



    Fantastic drseid :D I'm so glad you got the samples!
    I just put some Eau D'E on to remind myself - you're right, again - a beautifully classical citrus/cypress opening, I think I get ginger too?
    Cool, herbaceous, almost meditterannean smelling to me - a little boozy - mmmmmm.
    Just put Cologne Reloaded on the other arm, still can't get enough of this incredible animalic smoke bomb.
    Did you get the tailor kit too? I'm still yet to work my way through them all but there's some beautiful little bits amongst them - bizarre treatments of tropical florals, medicinal herbs, more citrus accords and just lovely lovely stuff :P
    I'm think I'll be broke too by the time I'm done! :(

    7/1/13 at 3:26pm

    sjg3839 said:



    Thanks for the info.

    7/1/13 at 7:01pm

    drseid said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by forfreddie View Post

    Fantastic drseid :D I'm so glad you got the samples!
    I just put some Eau D'E on to remind myself - you're right, again - a beautifully classical citrus/cypress opening, I think I get ginger too?
    Cool, herbaceous, almost meditterannean smelling to me - a little boozy - mmmmmm.
    Just put Cologne Reloaded on the other arm, still can't get enough of this incredible animalic smoke bomb.
    Did you get the tailor kit too? I'm still yet to work my way through them all but there's some beautiful little bits amongst them - bizarre treatments of tropical florals, medicinal herbs, more citrus accords and just lovely lovely stuff :P
    I'm think I'll be broke too by the time I'm done! :(


    Yes, I did get the custom bases but haven't done anything with them yet...  I have been focusing at least today on the two finished compositions but look forward to trying the others...  Cologne Reloaded is indeed also nice and I get a very camphorous lavender playing a heavy role in its presentation.  A bit on the challenging side, but in a *good* way, IMO. Thanks again for bringing this line to Everyone's attention as it is quite worthy of it indeed.

    7/2/13 at 1:51am

    alfarom said:



    This guy is amazing.

    I got the whole samples kit and WOW!  I went for Cologne Reloaded first.

     

    This is the most twisted cologne (in the meaning of Eau De Cologne) I've ever smelled. Yes, it smells actually quite ancient in the same vein as O'Driù does but the approach is completely different. This is a *classic* Eau De Cologne with an "absolute" quality. It's like smelling an EDC with a magnifying glass for the nose. Everything is extremely clear and oversized but, at the same time, still in the right proportions. EXTREMELY aromatic herbs and lavender on a smoky base. It has a strong, almost barbecue-like accord that's not so distant from, say, Lonestar Memories or Patchouli 24 but, at the same time, it is completely devoided of the gourmandic facet smelling more like burnt latex. Myrrh plays a relevant role adding sparkling notes while a warm castoreum base drives the fragrance towards more classic territories. Soapy florals smoothen the general explosion while creating fascinating juxtapositions. 

    I will need more testing to come up with more thoughts but, so far, this is a winner for anyone into "over the edge" stuff.

    7/2/13 at 11:46pm

    deadidol said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by alfarom View Post

    I will need more testing to come up with more thoughts but, so far, this is a winner for anyone into "over the edge" stuff.

    You already had me at "same vein as O'Driù," "devoid of the gourmandic facet," and "smelling like burnt latex."

     

    I'm so all over this. Thanks Freddie for bringing it up!

    7/9/13 at 3:52pm

    forfreddie said:



    Glad you guys are enjoying these :D
    Alfarom I was waiting to hear your thoughts on these >:D <3

    7/10/13 at 9:50am

    forfreddie said:



    Been sampling a few of the tailor bases today :D They're fabulous! Can't wait to get my nose on the rest...
     

    B2 is a g-o-r-g-e-o-u-s citrus up top. I get industrial-ish clean lemon, bergamot, fennel, ginger… a spicy abrasive opening, undercut with a rich civet/patchouli reminding me a touch of my beloved Intrigant Patchouliclass="