Salted Green Mango (2019)
by Strangers Parfumerie

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Salted Green Mango information

Year of Launch2019
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 13 votes)

People and companies

HouseStrangers Parfumerie
PerfumerPrin Lomros

About Salted Green Mango

The company says:

Mamoung Bao (Bao Mango) is native to the Southern part of Thailand (where I was born and raised) and Malaysia. Bao Mango is small, dark, green skinned, very sour and a little tart. Most mango is eaten while ripe but this type of mango should be eaten while the skin is still green. Easiest way to enjoy this delicacy is dipping it with salt and fresh chilli (or dried). My inspiration came from memories of childhood: the food, the sea, the uniqueness of Southern Thailand, Salted green mango is based on the elements of sour bitter fruits - Bao Mango - Star Gooseberry (extremely sour and bitter) - Pomelo. Combined with the salty elements - salt from dipping and salty air from the geography of Southern Thailand. With spice from fresh green chilli. Based on a chypre structure.

Reviews of Salted Green Mango

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Salted Green Mango opens with subdued bitter orange and moderately sweet hybrid pineapple and melon smelling mango before transitioning to its heart. As the composition enters its early heart the moderately sweet pineapple and melon-like mango remains, now adding a synthetic smelling salty, aquatic accord with sharp vetiver support. During the late dry-down the salty aquatic aspect dissipates and finally vacates, leaving the remnants of of the moderately sweet mango to pair with relatively dry sandalwood through the finish. Projection is average and longevity excellent at over 12 hours on skin.

I have had tremendous positive experiences with several other Prin Lomros compositions, finding the perfumer extremely talented. Knowing this perfume was a Lomros composition I fully expected to love it, but Salted Green Mango turned out to be a mega-stinker. The open immediately is off-putting, with the green mango's odd mixture of a sweet melon and pineapple hybrid that is quite unsettling. That said, the worst aspect of the composition is in the early heart phase, when a disgusting synthetic smelling salty oceanic accord is added to the mix, bringing the composition to scrubber territory in near record time. Things do improve considerably in the late dry-down when the salty oceanic accord finally leaves, allowing a fine, relatively dry sandalwood to balance out the remnants of the mango creating a rather pleasant finish. Pleasant late dry-down aside, had I not been forcing myself to continue wearing the perfume for this write-up, I would have never reached it as the middle is truly unbearable. The bottom line is the $80 per 30 ml bottle Salted Green Mango is easily the worst thing I have sniffed from talented perfumer Lomros (and one of the worst I have sniffed period), earning it a "poor" 1.5 stars out of 5 rating and an *extremely* strong avoid recommendation to all.
09th August, 2020
I get seaweed and salt, nothing else, no mango whatsoever, hard pass for me.
23rd May, 2020
Tropical green notes from green fruits, green grasses, melons, flowers and all the sharp green which feels clean and fresh ends with very dry seaweed accord. Up close this is very green and the base is all about the seaside. But, from a foot away this is another original and very interesting dry but sharp green scent that has a sober woody dry finish. A nice spring awakening fragrance. 4/5!
28th April, 2020
The fragrance starts with something sea-like, perhaps seaweed, and quickly morphs into the green mango. Green unripe mango is very different from the yellow sweet one we normally find in the supermarkets. It has a more greenish, sour, crispy smell and flavour. In Thailand it is eaten with a dip sauce that is spicy-sweet-salty-sour and this can be recognized in the dry down of the fragrance.

Later on it dries down to a more general fruity fragrance, but not too sweet, just perfect. It stays close to the skin but is long lasting. Unique and unisex.
05th April, 2020
Salted Green Mango is, for me, the standout of the Strangers Parfumerie line. The mango note is not really the point – it’s just a momentary swelling of something syrupy and green-tropical behind the avalanche of musk and vetiver, subsiding into the ether far too quickly to be a feature.

The thing to pay attention to here is the salt. Salted Green Mango is basically a huge, spacey cloud of sparkly vetiver-musk molecules that mimics the invigorating scent of salt air. It smells clean, but despite the probably industrial amounts of white musks or Iso E Super used here, also quite organic, like what I imagine the air around the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah smells like on a breezy day. And yet, there is something clearly lab-made about the scent; it feels engineered, ergonomic, and therefore a bit more chic or more modern than just a simple clustering of naturals.

I’m in love with how this (really quite simple) scent of white, clean, salty woods and musk gives me that ‘my-skin-but-better’ aura; it’s effortless and sensual. I’m willing to bet serious money that people who love those modern, shape-shifting floral-woody musks made to smell like 50% cyborg, 50% warm human skin – stuff like Glossier You, Diptyque’s Fleur de Peau, and Le Labo Ambrette 9 – will love Salted Green Mango. For me, it knocks all those modern skin musks, as well as Jo Malone’s (really excellent) Wood Sage & Sea Salt, right off their perches. This one goes straight on the full bottle list.
02nd April, 2020
It opens with a very meaty mango, I found it natural smelling not artificial. I get a lot of tropical flavors here, I'm struck with papaya. But they are tempered with a sort of over-ripe dirty quality. As if the fruit fell off a tree and was rotting for a couple days, which gives it this almost animalic musky thread. The fragrance turns tart and green. I get a hint of saltiness, but not as much as others. I have one fragrance. Profumo e Gusto in Libertà : CAaastagna_saalaaata by Hilde Soliani Profumi, which is salty and seasoned like the Mediterranean ocean. I don't find this to be nearly as salty as CAaastagna. Other samplers get more salt than fruit. Overall, I get more fruit than salt. But it maintains a gritty undertow and that sharp green accord, which avoids being like a shower gel. I have applied one extra spritz than usual for me, on average - 5 sprays instead of 4 and with that application I am finding very good longevity and decent silage.
21st February, 2020

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