Saturday, November 28, 2009
Safari by Lauren
Safari is an underrated fragrance; especially when compared to current trends. Released on the heels of big fragrances, it seems very tame by comparison and even pitted against current trends, its volume is low key.
The idea of wormwood and musk in 2 of the 3 accords would lend the notion of a wild and potentially feral offering, but Safari never achieves this. It's not so much an indictment as it is bewildering, yet Safari still manages to be a solid enough masculine that's worthy to have in a wardrobe. Aldehydes with wormwood, lavender and green open Safari, leading quietly to a floral heart accord of rose and spicy fern, carnation and jasmin. The base is more of a leather chypre style with the musk revealing itself more as the life of the fragrance wears on. Somehow, this solid fragrance got lost in the shuffle....and that's too bad.