Thursday, May 3, 2012
273 Indigo by Fred Hayman
When I first encountered this release years ago, I didn't think much of it. Indifferent is a more accurate description of my feelings toward 273 Indigo for Men.
Funny how we can come back to something and discover new things simply due to our own development. It's safe to say I smell and interpret things differently than I used to. It's not a huge leap, but the ability to employ tolerance by simply implementing numerous wearings before deciding has been enormously helpful.
For a fairly recent release ( I believe 2003 ), 273 Indigo is reminiscent of an earlier time. No, it's not a dated beast. In actuality, this is a rather solid fragrance that is most assuredly a woody musk. It's uncomplicated for sure and wears substantial enough to be a cool to cold weather scent.
I can't help but think this would be a very economical work rotation frag for wintertime. I enjoy the sandal and gaiac in this and it's intertwined with musk from the onset. The feel is heavy, but not overpowering by any means. The opening accord unravels as quickly as Floyd Mayweather shooting a straight right hand. Now you see it and now you don't. The top is tuned very low, but does contribute something the woody musk can build upon. It just so happens 273 Indigo builds very quickly.
Sillage is acceptable and stays substantial once it evolves into a personal space fragrance. Longevity is also no problem as I get 5 hours plus on my skin. Thumbs up from Aromi for this good, bang for the buck scent, courtesy of Fred Hayman.