PASCAL MORABITO "OR BLACK" 1982 Parfumeur Jean Louis Sieuzac
Vintage - non reformulated version
I think that I had bought the two last 100ml bottles in my country. One for my argentinian friend Pollux, and the other for my collection!
An amazing fragrance, smoky, leathery, with beautiful accords and well blended
Notes include grasses, berries, resins and flowers.
I wore that once. It had a lot going on. To me, it was like a massive car wreck that you just had to stop and look and once drawn in, wow, you could not leave. I can not wear it, but I think if you can, everyone should try it like I did.
How is it? I was thinking about picking it up myself...
I actually really like it. I can't really describe it that well, especially since I've never smelled DG By Man, which it's often compared to. But, it's a slightly sweet and spicy scent that doesn't feel very heavy at all, perhaps a little powder in there too. It's good stuff.
Nice one Mike - I like Ode a la Vanille a lot, hope you enjoy it. A lot more thought has gone into it than the name might suggest IMO - it's like TW cleared space for the vanilla and then didn't use the vanilla you might expect . . . I think it's a very subtle and satisfying take on a classic.
Hit Guerlain on the weekend with Frowned Upon & Coconut (homme and femme respectively) and they were both also very pleasantly surprised.
having spent a wonderful weekend in London with my wife, here are the fruits of our 'journey'....
Amouage - Homage for my wife, and Epic + Opus IV
Annick Goutal - Encens Flamboyant
Le Labo - Patchouli 24 + Oud 27
Ormonde Jayne - Ta'If for my wife
Chanel Antaeus. I have not owned this one for a few years now. I first smelled it in college in either '85 or '86. I sampled it in Bloomingdale's a few weeks back and I decided it was time again, even if it's been "tweaked". A buddy in college wore it to great effect. He rocked Antaeus and I rocked Kouros.
Two scents I've been dying to own, and decided to treat myself to as an early Christmas present (that's how I'm justifying it anyway ). Cannot wait for that parcel to arrive at my door!
Love Bulgari black.
Tonight whilst at Marshall's in podunkville, TX, came across a gift set of John Varvatos - at $29 it was a steal for the 3.4oz EDT and lotion. My guess was the package was damaged but the bottles were pristine.
They also had Faconnable (the original one) for $24 but I passed on that scent, IMO it is undistinguished.