Thread: Mazzolari Lui
I read a lot of positive comments about Mazzolari Lui on an earlier "manly scent" thread, and it sounds like something I'd like to try, but I can't find anyplace on the net that sells it. Where can I score me some??
I hope you sample first, I love it but i can see where many wont.
Definitely try before you buy....
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I was just looking at the Luckyscent site and was shocked at how they're gouging clients. My good friend was kind enough to pick up a bottle of the Patchouly Mazzolari for me when she was in Milan and the cost was only $110 dolllars(and that was in Canadian funds!)
Last edited by graffham; 21st May 2009 at 11:17 PM.
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I also recommend trying it from a sample first (from luckyscent or Perfumed Court). It is beastly, and I am sure alot of people would be turned off by it. I happen to love it, when not overapplied!
Mazzolari Lui is a powerhouse - I would not blind buy it - test first! I prefer Mazzolari's Patchouli to Lui even though both use patchouli extensively but the Patchouli fragrance is a bit more natural use of patch. One of if not the best patchouli fragrances there is!
Just wondering why so many people are recommending testing first. Personally, I love non-trendy, unique fragrances that many people with more mainstream tastes may consider smelly. Two of my all-time faves are Yatagan and Kouros, both of which seem to be very controversial amongst fragrance lovers as being too "animalic" and potent.
Could some of you be a little more specific about why I should test first? The reason I'm asking is because I don't know how the heck I'm going to be able to lay my hands on a sample - I can't find it anywhere in even the high end stores in my area (Boston).
Oops - I just went to LuckyScent and noticed they sell samples.
By the way, is Mazzolari Lei the same as what I call "Mazzolari Lui"?
Shamu, in Italian, Lui is "he" and Lei is "she". In the luckyscent web site, there is a link for men's fragrances. If you are having trouble finding Lui, try linking through the men's side.
Last edited by Asha; 22nd May 2009 at 03:10 AM.
Thanks. I knew "lui" was "him" in French, but I didn't know it was the same in Italian. I found Mazzolari Lui on the site now.
Now that I've been sent in the right direction, I just ordered a sample of Mazzolari Lui from LuckyScent. The web site describes it as some wild, spicy, powerful scent. The way I read it, it sounds like it's Creed's Bois du Portugal on steroids. Am I right?
I'm interested in hearing about whether there are any other fragrances that it smells similar to. I know, I know, I'll find out when I get my sample, but my curiosity is killing me NOW.
It is very strong animalic components (castoreum, at the very least) combined with woody, smoky notes and patchouli. It has a definite leather and booze vibe. I don't know what BdP smells like, but I don't imagine Creed as a house would release something like Lui.
Last edited by Asha; 22nd May 2009 at 03:39 AM.
Although they are both potent frags, Lui is in a class by itself regarding its animalic strength and longevity. I don't see any similarities between the two regarding their notes.
Last edited by stuigi; 22nd May 2009 at 11:26 AM.
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The closest things I know are Musk Ravageur and Laura Tonatto's Re. Yup: big, dirty patchouli, sweetish amber and something or things animalic.
I don't mean to be off topic but I looked at Tobi.com and about all they had was Commes des Garcons. Is the stock always changing? I found the fragrance section very small, unless I was looking at the wrong place.
I'm curious about trying Mazzolari Patchouli. The descriptions I've read sound really interesting, but I don't like patchouli by itself. I'd like to know what this one is like, and whether the patchouli note is really loud. I've enjoyed some frags that have patchouli notes (Yatagan, Polo, Balenciaga PH, eg., ), but I can't stand the smell of raw patchouli (i.e., hippie/pothead scent)
If you don't like patchouli then it seems obvious that you should stay away from this and any other patchouly based product. This is a very handsome scent, full of character. Unlike some of the fragrances you have tried with patchouly 'buried' in the pyramid notes, this scent is based on patchouly and though not 'raw' like the oil, it is unmistakably patchouly.
Last edited by graffham; 24th May 2009 at 11:47 AM.
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You're in trouble . Better go with L'Artisan Patchouli Patch, that disappears on me within 10 seconds .
Actually, even Mazzolari Lui is really patchouli-heavy -it's brilliant patchouli, not like the cheap headshop stuff, but very clearly and insistingly patchouli. Perhaps you should Try Mazzolari Mazzolari first, which is also brilliant, but woody-green.
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You don´t like patchouly? OK, then hands off this scent. The patchouly in here is big, raw, earthy and only slightly sweetened by a little amber and cinnamon.
Thanks for the advice. I'm still curious, though. What are the other notes? Perhaps I might still like it. Bottom line is that I'm just looking to try something really different than what I usually wear.
I usually find Patchouli to be more prominent in dry downs. And llike anyone reading ur plight, i wouldnt go near something i clearly dislike. oh but there's tjat 180 deg u turn theory.
here have some of my 900 and Tuscany and Gentleman, thats the best i patchouli i can afford
Patchouli oil is not that expensive so unlike with sandalwood oil it's unlikely that you just think you don't like it because you haven't smelled the good stuff. And Mazzolari does smell basically like patchouli oil. That said, the Mazzolari is nicely rounded with amber. I might even call it creamy, and it isn't particularly earthy or even boozy. It's a clean, rich, likable patchouli. But, sheesh, expensive!
I don't consider myself a lover of patchouli, but this blend does it right. Love the amber blending here. I think it is worth sampling.
Thank you. I'm going to order a sample. It's only 4 bucks. I'm still interested in hearing more thoughts about this one.
Patchouli is one of my favorites taking me back to my 60's younger days. Mazzolari Patchouli is great. I don't own it, but have sampled it often and is on my to buy list. You are on the right path by sampling it for yourself - its the only way to really know. But that said, I think Mazzolari is one of the best pure patchouli fragrances there is even though it is softened slightly by a bit of amber and keeps a sour wild edge with a honey essence ingredient. Another great pure patchouli type fragrance that is not too harsh is Patchouly Inonesiano by Farmacia Annunziata. These are the two best pure patch fragrances I've tried.
Some others that are great patchouli fragrances but are blended more with other things to tone down the patchouli - all bottle worthy in my opninion, are:
Borneo 1834 - dark chocolate and patchouli
Couromandel - chocolate, patchouli and other things
McCallef Pathchouli - violet, orris, vetiver, cedar and then lots of patchouli.
Il Profumo Patchouli Noir - mint, cedar, vanilla then patchouli.
L'Hombre Fauve by PG - amber, sour honey note, into patchouli by the ending.
Ice*Men - a wooded citrus that cools down into light patchouli
Straight to Heaven - coconut rum and patchouli
But after all this rambling, I still think Mazzolari is a great patchouli fragrance. it is hard to beat.
May I recommend something I believe to be a wonderful introduction to patchouli that's extremely friendly. Hippe patchouli it's not.
Coromandel by Chanel
I just got my sample of Mazzolair Lui today from LuckyScent, and HOLY S&*T!! This is EXACTLY the kind of fragrance I've been looking for - animalic, "dirty", musky and rich! I thought Kouros and Yatagan won the prizes for the being the two most virile fragrances on the market, but I have to say that this one has the edge even over them!
I want to thank all of the BN'ers who replied to my "dirty scent" and "Mazzolari Lui" threads I posted last week, for directing me to this marvel, as well as directing me to LuckyScent, and the interesting descriptions. I'm definitely getting a full bottle of this potion!
P.S. Do you know of any women who wear this one? I know it's considered a man's scent, but I think it would be EXTREMELY sexy on a woman! I'll have my wife try it out - she's not afraid of wearing men's frags..
I have to try it , I REALLY HAVE TO TRY IT!
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I fell in love on first sniff. But i really can't see a women pulling this off, My wife hates it.
I love Lui and wear it as the evening version of the cuddlier Lei.
The best way I would describe it as a blend of Kouros and Givenchy Gentleman, but drier than either of them, without the sweetness of GG, without Kouros' floral notes, and a more prominent civet note than Kouros. It definitely has that "clean Men's Room" feel that Kouros has, only it's a men's room at an exclusive club where guys dress in tuxedoes and smoke expensive cigars. Very animalic, but not perverse - just extremely masculine.
Congrats on ur new love shamu1! I remember the first time I smelt it, I was blown away by it's smooth, rounded animalicness (if that's even a word )
You know, these Lui threads drive me crazy! I love Kouros, Yatagan, and Parfum d'Habit. I even love Salvador Dali PH and Fumidus for god's sake, but I just don't like Lui. Every time this comes up, I re-test it and come to the same conclusion. I surely must be missing something, but I just don't like it. I like Mazzolari Mazzolari better, but I think that one smells like a combination between Yatagan and Bois du Portugal, but I like both of those better. I want to like Mazzolari, but I just can't find the love.
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Well, I finally scored a sample of Mazzolari Patchouli, and even though I've always thought I hated patchouli, this is one great fragrance! If this is what good quality patchouli scents smell like, then I'm now a convert. I'd consider buying it, but considering it's $175, that it smells like the drydown of Lui (which I already have), and smells to me a lot like Bois du Portugal (which I also have), I think I'll pass on this. But man, what a great scent!!
I was there in the late 60s when the air was full of it and it's interesting to see Patchouli is still such a player - Lutens Borneo does take me back a bit to that era. I wouldn't buy Borneo but I've sampled a few times and despite Luca Turin's comments and the fact that C. Sheldrake composed both I just don't see the connection between these two . . .