It’s about time I continued writing about this line. I am still swooning over Indigo – it’ll probably be my first purchase of 2013 (when I can afford another bottle after the end of my 2012 splurge!)…
Arghhghghgh!!! Oh my god it’s amazing!
Untitled #2 has one of the best gourmand openings I’ve ever smelt… maybe THE best. It’s a burst of gingerbread, cinnamon, clove, cocoa and hot milk – all coming out at once. At first, a photo-realistic chai latte with the sprinkling of cinnamon dust on top tickling your nose. The sweetened milk (with a hint of cardamom?) underneath is warm, slightly congealed, cloying in the best possible way.
The cocoa, although paired with the milk, isn’t quite the chocolate milkshake of Musc Maori, but it is instead a little more bitter – like a great quality cocoa powder - think Borneo 1834.
The sweetness and gourmand aspects do calm down as a rose comes in and I’m really thankful to find at least one floral note in here. The cocoa/rose combination reminds me more of Santal Majascule compared to 100% Love (Rose Rebelle)… In fact, Untitled #2 reminds me of Santal Majascule meets Une Crime Exotique, with a smidge of Musc Maori… does that make sense? If you can imagine that then you can picture this perfectly!
Ok so the only downside to this is, as with Une Crime Exotique (and most fragrances that experiment with festive scents, culinary spices paired with gourmand notes), Untitled #2 verges on “Yankee Candle” territory – at times smelling completely delicious, at others like something I want my home to smell like at Christmas. The rose, sandalwood, vanilla – thankfully pull these lovely spices and festive-beverage-references into more “perfume” territory… but only just!
As it begins to drydown and the sweet, dry woods begin to lead, Untitled #2 finally de-sweetens and sits on the skin in a light, dusty – subtly spiced layer. No longer is it the sweet frothy chai latte of the opening but a much more refined and still interesting fragrance to wear.
Captivating from start to finish – a standout gourmand, hugely recommended.
Untitled #2 50ml Magnetic Scent – 110 Euros http://www.magnetic-scent.com