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.