1889 - Moulin Rouge
by Histoires de Parfums
mandarin, plum, cinnamon, rose, iris, absinthe, patchouli, musk, vanilla, leather
On my skin, this is mostly a peach-accented cinnamon-tinged soft leather. It brings to my mind the taste of lipstick, the scent of rouge and the velvety powdery touch of soft suede gloves. Picturing the dressing room in a Moulin Rouge production thus hardly requires a stretch of imagination and in that respect I think this is a well-executed fragrance. But I doubt if the can-can dancing girls actually drink before a show; the listed 'absinthe' is noticeably absent (pun unintended). Also IMO it leans a fair bit towards 'feminine' in case any adventurous guys out there are wondering...