Created by : Unknown perfumer
Date : 2011
Genre : Spicy wood
Concentration : eau de toilette
This flanker is part of an A*Men series following Pure Malt and Pure Havane. Actually, I know very little about the whole line (except for Angel and Angel edt, which I love) let alone two flankers, but a friend, Mario, brought me a sample of The Taste of Fragrance and insisted that I write a review. When I asked him why he wouldn’t write the review himself, he wanted to know what a person not familiar with the A*Men line thought. So… here I go… with my blank, uneducated mind.
This is not the kind of perfume I would wear but it is the kind that I WILL wear. I was totally blown away. A*Men The Taste of Fragrance is a warm, ambery woody scent laced with ginger and candied anise. It’s an incredible combination. The hot ginger and cool anise work together perfectly. Other reviewers speak non-stop about the chili paste but I didn’t smell the chili at all, although I sure could feel it. There is a “hotness” note in there which bumps up the “wow” factor. I found this fragrance to be long-lasting and very sexy!
So… when I decided to wear it to this year’s Art Tattoo Montreal 2013 show, it made me feel confident AND totally rebellious, even though I don’t have any tattoos and after visiting the show for the past 10 years, it’s unlikely that I will… well, maybe just a little butterfly or a religious theme or marine or Old School or… wait for it… the SHALIMAR bottle!!! Yesss! What a great idea. And then again, maybe not.
Enjoy the week!