Thursday, December 10, 2009
This 1992 Euroitalia release seems to fall into the aromatic-woody category. It's loaded with spice, yet isn't a spice rack like some of it's contemporaries. Between the opening and heart notes, this is one of the very few that use angelica, coriander and ginger amidst a spicy citric top and floral heart consisting of jasmin, violet and camomile. The basil, thyme and pepper ensure that Abboud stays on the spice road.
The base accord is understated and the weak link in the chain. Vetiver,cedar and sandal are theoretically a terrific trio of compliment notes to use in this creation, but they show too much deference to the top and mids. All in all, Joseph Abboud is actually pretty good and can still be purchased for relative peanuts. Bottle design by Pierre Dinand.