Wednesday, February 11, 2015

A post industrial green fairy

Absinth by Nasomatto


Alessandro Gualtieri beside some others like Roja Dove and Tom Ford, is one of the keenest portraits in perfume world as he approached the industry upon very strong steps. His first line, Nasomatto, to be honest, is one of the most attractive and most expressed ones, and still is: the cute tiny simple yet artistic bottle designs, the interesting bottle head, the titles which solely are evocative and intriguing and the harsh price for only 30ml which makes the items rather desirable. And this desire became even stronger and thirstier at first while the line was not introduced in most of the world.


Among Gualtieri's creation of the first generation, Black Afgano is the king and the most overlooked and most fashioned, not simply because the perceiving appearance and the fragrance itself, but also for containing cannabis accord which acquired compliment from several groups of people. The titles, Hindu Grass and Narcotic Venus, no matter how the scents are, are also at the same condition.


Absinth, last but not the least, is probably the most underrated and beloved one, although, the fragrance has not lesser than the top sellers in quality.
The notes listed for Absinth are vetiver, wormwood, herbal notes, however there are some others detectable as woodsy notes like faint oud, mint probably, and spicy notes.


Absinth is certainly not an absinthe-influenced perfume as it might be presented for: The fragrance aims to evoke degrees of hysteria. It is the result of a quest to stimulate irresponsible behaviour.
What I believe is that behind every creation of The Nose there lies an artistic value, yet it is not that melancholic to mesmerize me.
Absinth boldly initiates with semi-grassy synthetic side representing smoky vetiver merged with some sweet woody accord which for the next step draws wormwood up into the veins to a certain level underneath the grassy mood.
There's nothing too much to indicate for me as the performance is impressively linear and evergoing like other creations of The Nose. It is not exactly similar to absinthe the booze, better to say a metamorphosis and abstract take of vetiver+wormwood to sum up in a smoky bulky and strangely un-urban fashionable fragrance which is charming but not sexy at all; just like other creations of Nasomatto project that unlike the fragrances, ads suggest so sexy contents.


Carpe Odor!

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