Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Hascish Homme by Veejaga

Top : Bergamot, Green Note, Artemesia
Heart : Patchouli, Carnation, Geranium, Vetiver, Cedar, Rose and Jasmine
Base : Leather, Moss, Musk, Incense and Castoreum

Such a cool name is attached to this 1984 release from Veejaga. Images of certain party favorites spring to mind, but I can assure you that whoever ( in the marketing department ) named this fragrance was probably on the pipe. This is not hash nor is it bong water. Besides, would you really want to smell like the smoke residue of hash or hash oil? Even more unsavory would be the aroma of bong water blanketing your skin. The idea may be cute, but the reality would be a scrubber.

Enter into the strange existence that is Hascish Homme by Veejaga. Part weird and part convention, Hascish opens with a slightly aromatic accord of citrus and young, green wood. Within a minute or even less, a mysterious varnish note appears and no sooner you scratch your head over that eccentricity, a celery note ala Phileas and Yatagan follow it up.

Celery? Nail varnish? Tender woods? What the hell is this you say? Fear not my friend. You have entered the world of Veejaga. This is an eclectic, herbaceous phenomenon that isn't done transforming just yet.

As you try and digest the top accord, Hascish Homme quietly begins to exhibit a bit more wood and florals. The vegetal quality is evident and will remain for the life of the scent. Of the four floral components listed, only the carnation and geranium come to fruition on my skin. This commences when the heart comes alive. There is also a cumulative earthiness transpiring from vetiver and patchouli. This goes to work underneath the herbaceous opening.

Even at this stage, I can still detect the varnished celery. Once the base comes to life, Hascish takes on a warmer quality from the castoreum. There's no animalics to speak of and that's a good thing. This is already heady enough without adding any feral notes. Only in the base and extended drydown does this display leather, but when it does, it's recognizable as such. There's tenuous smoke and a muskiness along with it which makes for an interesting finish. I can only assume that in the world of Veejaga, weirdness is commensurate with goodness.

In closing, Hascish Homme is a herbaceous, nail varnished tender woody with earthy and smoky leather attributes. Did I get that right? Uh.....I believe it's a close enough autopsy to publish, so that's what I'll do. Sillage is good and longevity is about 5 hours on my skin. Thumbs up from Aromi for the psychotropic juice going by the name of Hascish Homme.

1 comment:

  1. There's a Jonathan Adler Hashish candle that I've been interested in trying. It's notes listed are: black currant, green apple, wormwood, patchouli and moss. The only two in common with Hascish, the fragrance, is of course patchouli and moss. What concerns me with the candle is that it's probably going to be too fruity, not floral or aromatic enough. The perfume apparently wouldn't have enough leather in it to interest me, but it's got a pretty bad*ss name.