Thursday, March 8, 2012
Twenty Four Morning by MCM
Clary Sage, Coriander, Balsam Fir, Geranium, Jasmine.
Amber, Cedar, Moss, Musk, Tonka Bean.
This obscure house happens to be dear to my heart. This 1993 release accompanied Twenty Four Evening and while both are extremely different, they each contain impressive presence, originality and good longevity. This also is the same house that released "Success". That one, along with the Twenty Four series, endeared me to MCM. Only Black Silver lacked merit in my opinion while the aforementioned are collection-worthy and enjoyable wears.
The "fresh" aspect of Twenty Four Morning brings with it a synthetic aura, but I find it likable. Normally, a scent of this ilk wears lighter and I'm surprised at the gravity inherent in this. I shouldn't be perplexed since its counterpart ( Twenty Four Evening ) is a heavyweight in its own right.
The heart transitions by carrying over a mellow version of the opening and augmenting it with some mild Geranium, Coriander and spice. It never evolves overtly green or herbal and adds just enough to make the middle of Twenty Four Morning satisfying.
Not until drydown does any real woodiness rear its head on me. The amber is subtle, dry and sans any resin. The musk is the alpha note in Twenty Four Morning's drydown and gets an assist from wood and a bit of moss. I have never realized Tonka in any wearing and that's okay. It could be I simply cannot detect it after smelling this for hours on end.
Sillage is good and longevity even better. If this sounds interesting, evilbay usually has mini sets of Morning and Evening for affordable prices. Thumbs up from Aromi for MCM Twenty Four Morning and a sample wear ( as always ) is recommended.