Overzicht: Een deel van een serie koopje geur aanbevelingen die herziening geuren voor $35 US of minder, Burani's 2001 Berichten is een verrassend te nemen gedurfd op de groene peper, iris en tonkaboon.
U zult van dit als je wilt: Iris, vanille, Orientals; zoeter gourmand geur of ongewone notitie paringen.
Opmerkingen: Red Pepper, Green Pepper, Kardemom, Koriander, Star Anise, Iris, Heliotroop, Acacia, Patchouli, Sandelhout, Tonkaboon, Sweet Sultan, Muskus.
Prijs: 3.4 oz EDT Spray: Retail price – $75; Discount price – Uit $35 US via Perfume Station at Amazon.com
The Bottom Line: Over 4 years ago I tried the men’s version of Messages, a warm, herbal brew of vetiver, legende, en patchouli. Ik ben niet zeker waarom, but I never thought to consider the women’s version. Fast forward naar 2007, and I found myself exploring the fragrances of Mariella Burani, a highly under-rated and little known Italian designer (here in the states, at least). As I was re-reading info about Messages for Men, I decided to check out the women’s scent. WHOA! Take a look at those notes! Pepper! Star Anise! IRIS! Patchouli! This stuff reads as if it was made especially for me. Having recently become enchanted by the green pepper in L’Artisan’s Piment Brulant (green pepper and chocolate), I figured “How could this be bad?” I love Burani’s Eau Rosee and the original and sadly discontinued Mariella (does anyone know where I can find this?), so I figured I would give it a shot. When it arrived, it was love at first spray.
Here’s my take on why this scent was never popular – it’s a tad bit masculine, but is housed in a decidedly feminine bottle. Nu, I’m the first to avoid gender associations at any cost, but it’s true, the bottle gives the impression of a white floral, when this is actually a unisex, oriental gourmand. Messages for women seems to be a scent with a severe identity issue! On my skin the dewy sweetness of the green pepper melds with the white, poederachtig (and no, there’s not an aldehyde in site, gelukkig) notes of iris, heliotroop, star anise, and vanilla. The entire composition rests on a very tame base of musk and sandalwood (I don’t get the patchouli at all here). This reminds me quite a lot of L’Artisan’s Piment, but with more depth, lasting power, and the magic of iris and vanilla. The inclusion of sweet sultan even adds a hint of cocoa.
Tot slot, get on over to Amazon and buy this. I would go so far as to suggest that this one would be hard to hate. And a note to the gentlemen: Don’t let that bottle dissuade you – buy the scent and decant it into something plain if you must. The women’s Messages is not nearly as dark and stereotypically masculine as the men’s version (which in my opinion is a throwback to the days of Antaeus and Yatagan), but if you love iris, vanille, or green pepper, this one is a must-try!