Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Sanguine by Keiko Mecheri
My sampling of the house of Mecheri has been intentional however. Mecheri fragrances have a house "touch" instead of a house note. I always considered Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier to have that going for them as well, but Mecheri seems to be more consistent with the way their fragrances flow.
Sanguine is not an over-the-top orange scent. It's an integrated orange fragrance that just so happens to have orange as the lead note. Once again, the volume is low but full. The releases follow this pattern and it seems they are made to accommodate current tolerances.
On me, Sanguine is very simplistic. A soft orange overlaid on an even softer woody-floral accord. There's also a musk lurking in the background, helping to give a bit of heft and then becomes a bit more prominent in the drydown. The sillage is very moderate and longevity is a few hours. In spite of this drawback, I like this release ( and other Mecheri's as well ) since their construction is perfectly suited for smelling full without ever annoying anyone in close quarters.
Sanguine is in stark contrast to anything resembling a cloying scent. This quality is Mecheri's fingerprint. Thumbs up from Aromi for Sanguine by Keiko Mecheri.