Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

Bohemian Rhapsody by Art Meets Art
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Bohemian Rhapsody is a new perfume by Art Meets Art for women and men and was released in 2018. The scent is spicy-fruity. The longevity is above-average.

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Perfumer

Frank Voelkl

Fragrance Notes

Blackcurrant bud, Aldehydes, Rose absolute, Tuberose, Musk, Vetiver, Patchouli

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6.5 (4 Ratings)
Submitted by Calista, last update on 16.11.2018
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Sillage 6.0/10 Longevity 9.0/10 Scent 9.0/10
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Anyway the wind blows
"Bohemian Rhapsody" is for my nose a middle thing between a fresh-tart, green chypre and a soap-clean, floral aldehyde scent.
For me a reservedly appearing smell with narrow Sillage (but long durability) and a still melancholischen statement.

A wide field. Vetiver grasses and green patchouli leaves to the horizon. Occasionally, berry bushes rise out of the dense green, most still bear only buds, some already ripe, dark berries. The landscape is frozen in hoar frost.
The first spray captures this landscape at the exact moment when the sun rises, the earth warms up and the fresh green begins to breathe. Now peppery, spicy patchouli, fresh, light green vetiver and the matt, shiny, dark berries give off their intense aromas that are enclosed overnight.
Soon a gentle, only wishy-washy breeze is blowing over the landscape, bringing with it the scent of bright rose and tuberose blossoms. Aldehydes swirl up the scent of fresh earth, spicy green and berry-coloured flower air.
A cool, but not cold start, while I watch the landscape wake up and perceive the energy and power of peppery and spicy aromas.

In the further consequence the smell loses at me however fast at power. For the next 1-2 hours it develops into a very soapy fragrance thanks to an extra clean rose and a very light, abstract and purified, almost "sterile" white tuberose. A disappointing phase for me; this could be any soapy rose scent, from Bronnley or Yardley or Floris (looks so British cool somehow). But it also looks vintage, after soap-aldehyde rose scent in a stiff tweed jacket.
"Bohemian Rhapsody can do more than that. The silent, steamed, dark and slightly bitter berry note calms the floral, glistening brightness. This cool and relatively unsweet, matt blackcurrant note, with tart buds rather than ripe berries, gives the fragrance depth and a touch of quiet melancholy.
It takes approx. 2 hours on my skin until the soapiness, which has dominated until then, retreats a little or is softened. For the rest of the course, "Bohemian Rhapsody" then offers a very calm, slightly earthy and airy-clean, with increasing wearing time also somewhat warmer rose tuberose fragrance, always accompanied by this gently shimmering berry note and the intense aromas that rise from the green, spicy landscape.

By a lucky coincidence a short mail contact with Ali Kashani, the founder of Art meets Art, arose, who confirmed to me that from the beginning it would have been the intention to create a romantic vintage character together with Frank Voelkl. Of course he wouldn't know what Freddie would have said about the fragrance, but the other band members would have been thrilled.
As I mentioned above, I also perceive the scent character as "vintage", between rough chypre and clean-floral aldehyde scent, but I only feel it to a limited extent as romantic. For a long time I lack a few degrees of warmth in the fragrance.

"Bohemian Rhapsody" is not a fragrance twin to "Madame de Carven", "Lady Knize" or "Lady Stetson", but the fragrance character goes in a similar direction with its cool, soapy, flowery and spicy green statement.
I see the scent on a British lady in stiff tweed, green with matt burgundy stripes. And at me :-), however rather in summer, for the winter I feel him a tick too cool.
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