Saturday, September 10, 2011
Etienne Aigner's Super Fragrance for Women
I've been meaning to get around to reviewing this scent as I've had it for awhile now. I would sample it, consider it, then postpone my opinion since it smells completely butch to me. This rocks the old school way and leans masculine. It's different than Super Fragrance for Men, but is as dense and rich as its brother. I truly can't picture smelling this on a woman but hey.....what the hell do I know? The Jasmin does its very best to tip the scales, but fails due to the implementation of other players.
Super Fragrance opens with a spicy citric blast that's on the dark side. It's edgy from the sage and galbanum and softened just a bit from a hint of tarragon. I find tarragon to be a subtle green note that hints of licorice. I usually like it in top accords and as expected, I like it here. There's a cedarwood oil that wastes no time in seeping into the progression. Cedar Oil smells very different to me than current renditions of cedar. I seem to find this only in the classic scents and at times, it can be a bit much if used heavy handed. It's a bit heavy here, but not enough to be off putting. If anything, it de-feminizes the entire composition.
The heart accord reveals the cedar, jasmin and an earthy element ; possibly patch or vetiver. I'm not certain, but I am sure it's a substantial array. These particular players continue on for a lengthy period of time before giving way to a drydown of sandalwood, amber, vanilla and musk. Even in the extended drydown, I can still smell the heart pumping away, albeit at a much lower intensity and volume. They truly don't make stuff like this anymore.........probably because they aren't allowed to......lol......
Would I wear this fragrance? You bet your ass I would, but since I only have a few mini's, I'll refrain from that and wear the masculine version when I need to smell like Superman. Thumbs up from Aromi for Aigner's Super Fragrance for Women.