Thread: H&G: Blask, anyone tried it?
I see it's available now at First in Fragrance. I'd order a sample but the shipping is insane!
So, has anyone tried this? The one review of it floating around on the net makes it sound really good.
I'm hoping so, although sometimes Luckyscent is slow to get in new scents from certain lines. I think I'll go email them and ask.
Sent the email yesterday - still awaiting a reply.
Any of you Europeans seen/tried this? Is Humiecki & Graef even available in any of the larger niche shops over there?
Still no reply... grr!
I asked everywhere in Dubai (Bloomingdales, SAKS and Harvey Nichols all stock H&G) and no one has a clue.
Another review of it appeared on Fragrantica recently. I'm really lemming after this!
Calling Alfarom! Calling Alfarom! I see you've got this in your wardrobe.
I just tried this one today ! I love it ! Weird but wearable, maybe my next buy.
Hi guys, I am wearing a sample of Blask right now.
It's 2 hours in development and the only way to describe it is: opens with walnuts plus red wine for 20 mins (as advertised) , after that it transitions into what i can only describe as glue. True, it is a very refined and expensive glue.
We'll see how it transitions into the basenotes but for now i would say this is strictly for connoiseurs of chemical smells like glue, gasoline, paint thinner etc. It is very CdG-esque, and 100% chemical smelling. But this is not necessarly bad, I happen to enjoy it very much.
No rain, no rainbow
Now I am 6 hours into it and it starts to resemble the drydown of V&R Spicebomb. IMO the drydown of spicebomb is also very similar with Ambre Narguile, sweet cinnamony rice pudding. So there you have it, after 6 hours smells to me like AN with a tinge of glue. Nice.....
No rain, no rainbow
Sounds great felix thanks!
I love the H&G line but have yet to try this and Eau Radieusse
Sos, I've been given a sample of this from a store in Florence. I've honestly not much to add to what I already said in my review. The freagrances has a weird juxtaposition bewteen edible elements and the typical alien flavours of many H&G. Quite bizarre indeed but, if I've to be 100% honest, I'm a bit turned off by a candied violet petals note that unconsciously brings to mind of Straight To Heaven (which I passionately detest). Don't get me wrong, Blask shares almost nothing with the ByKilian but I can't help my mind to stop associating them. It may be because of the similar sweet/sticky and strongly synthetic vibe...I't s about time to give it another wear...
Any association w/ Straight to Heaven scares me. Straight to Heaven is straight to olfactory hell for me, and surely ranks in my 5 most despised scents of all time.
Although I was just reading your reviews over at Fragrantica and you mentioned the candied violets in your Cruel Intentions review, which would seem to make more sense to me as StH is all rum/patch/cedar with some horribly nasty musk, at least to my nose. Did you mean Cruel Intentions by chance or was it *shudder* actually StH that you meant?
Mmm candied violets, that's made it sound even more appealing to me! :')
I must have sh*t taste haha
Conclusion to Blask: the drydown ended at approx 14,00 that means longevity 6 hours. Later stages were increasingly sweet, kind of like Gaultier 2 but just in tone, not exactly in smell per se. The whole shtick could easily be an JPG fragrance and is not worth more than a JPG IMO. Disappointing for a 150 Euro fragrance. Oud? What out? Not FBW for me.
That does not mean I would not accept it as a gift though...
No rain, no rainbow
This one is weird, I loved it on paper, was about to grab a bottle then applied it on my skin and it turned odd, quite interesting though. Nothing reminds me of straight to heaven that I also own and like (sorry SculptureOfSoul and alfarom lol).
Might become a bit cloying over time but must try it again to verify.
Interesting house imo!
To SculptureOfSoul, the line is available with other niches at Jovoy in Paris, near Vendôme.