Hi laroche -
Thank you...yes, it is actually brilliant as a "base" for nice fragrant citrus. I left out bergamot because of the very broad range of bergamot "flavoring" in scents. It can be presented in a myriad of ways. Some citrus scents I have with grapefruit and/or lemon and a crisp bergamot do just fine with Bang...
I, too, like it alone - but is one of the few scents that I immediately tried layering with citrus compositions to deepen the base. I've had wonderful success.
A specific scent that works well is a niche-quality Eau de Cologne from the Gandini 1896 line - Grapefruit and Citrus. The scent pyramid of that is:
Top notes: grapefruit, tangerine, bergamot and lemon.
Heart: jasmine, lavender, rosemary and star anise.
Base: musk, vetiver and ambrette seed.
A vibrant top with a nice display of grapefruit, but a blend of the other citruses that shows well. Just a few shots of Bang as a base layer underneath and both scents come together wonderfully.
Originally Posted by laroche
Interesting. I enjoy Bang as a standalone fragrance, but this seems quite feasible.