Thursday, December 3, 2009
Etienne Aigner #1
Aigner's first foray opens with an alcoholic blast of spicy citrus that leans green. This is one smooth accord. It's like velvet blanketing the skin and in a minute, the leather is already surging up and into the drivers seat.
The spices are wonderful in this fragrance. It may be the best blending of them that I've encountered in a masculine and NO transition of this fragrance is ever rude or boisterous. The attenuation is a marvel and after 37 years, I am still in awe. None of the implemented notes usurps the other, with ( of course ) the exception of leather.
The base unfolds very quietly. Amber and vanilla categorize Aigner No.1 as a leathery chypiental to me. The galbanum from the top and moss in the base enable the green aura to continue through the life of the scent. They are more dominant than the oriental notes. In summary, Aigner No.1 is a truly underrated leather scent that showcases well executed spices, green notes, earthy tones and of course, the leather. The sillage is acceptable and longevity is about 4 hours on me before evolving into a skin scent.
Jasmin, Geranium, Patchouli, Vetiver, Sandalwood, Orris root
Leather, Amber, Tonka bean, Moss and Vanilla
Both of my thumbs are raised for this forgotten leather masculine from Etienne Aigner.