Friday, September 10, 2010
Sashka Man (Black) EDP by Micallef
I have read some reviews on this fragrance and I guess my take on it may be a tad different than others. I immediately get a marine-fougere vibe straight out of the bottle that is akin to Monsieur Morabito. With that said....this isn't Morabito and Sashka Man opens with a citric lavender and woody tarragon. A weirdly pleasing aroma that is substantial....maybe too much so for some.
This opening accord is 80% of the transition...and if linear bothers you, then.....you may want to look elsewhere. I, on the other hand, appreciate linear masculines on occasion.....and this happens to be one of them. The lavender isn't extroverted by any means, but still there elbowing for position alongside bergamot and wood. There is tarragon in here...at least in the shadows....and lends a subtle, anise-like sweetness to a darkening accord.
The base smells like a combination of labdanum and mossy musk over a thinly veiled patchouli. How all this in totality gives me a marine-fougere aura is beyond me....yet.....it is there hovering over the scent. I do not wish to give the impression that my interpretation of marine equates with aquatic. Sashka Black is light years removed from an aquatic rendition of any kind. This is a linear, but very good fougere that has some balls in the projection and longevity departments.
The price of this EDP, coupled with who made it and the way it performs, is yet another no brainer for Aromi. Micallef creates some different renditions of existing themes and so far, I have either liked them...or at the very least, respected them. Bottom line is I am glad I pulled the trigger on this scent ( as well as Sashka for Him). Thumbs up from Aromi regarding Sashka Man (Black).