LiTA 2020

LiTA by Bogue
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LiTA is a popular perfume by Bogue for women and men and was released in 2020. The scent is smoky-spicy. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is still available to purchase.
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Antonio Gardoni

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamotBergamot GrapefruitGrapefruit Ylang-ylangYlang-ylang SandalwoodSandalwood Coriander seedCoriander seed GardeniaGardenia
Heart Notes Heart NotesTobaccoTobacco PatchouliPatchouli Champaca flowerChampaca flower JasmineJasmine CypressCypress
Base Notes Base NotesBenzoinBenzoin VetiverVetiver VanillaVanilla Tonka beanTonka bean MyrrhMyrrh FrankincenseFrankincense

Ratings

Scent

7.876 Ratings

Longevity

8.967 Ratings

Sillage

8.270 Ratings

Bottle

8.460 Ratings

Value for money

6.836 Ratings
Submitted by MrGaunt, last update on 16.04.2022.
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Drseid

818 Reviews
Drseid
Drseid
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Smoldering Firewood and Vanilla...
LiTA opens with an almost almond-like slightly sweet creamy vanilla and sandalwood derived accord with a faint, very brief hint of underlying slightly sharp bergamot citrus before transitioning to its heart. As the composition enters its early heart, the vanilla remains and takes the fore, coupling with some relatively strong burning wood-like incense rising from the base as earthy patchouli adds support to the "burning woody vanilla." During the late dry-down the burning wood gradually vacates, as the slightly benzoin sweetened vanilla still hangs on through the lengthy finish, now supported by just slightly sharp woody vetiver. Projection is good and longevity outstanding at well over 20 hours on skin.

The bottle of LiTA I have to admit for whatever reason drove me to want to sample the perfume on sight, and knowing the perfumer was Antonio Gardoni who has many successful compositions under his belt didn't hurt its cause either. So, does LiTA live up to its rather cool looking bottle? The answer is for the *most* part, "yes." If I had a short descriptor to give a quick blurb about what the perfume smells like at its core, it would have to be "Burning Firewood and Vanilla." In order to enjoy this perfume you *must* be OK with, or preferably enjoy the smell of burning wood (something I confess to not being much of a fan of personally). The late dry-down finally gets rid of that burning wood aspect, leaving the high quality vanilla used to shine, and it does. There are tons of published notes to the perfume outside of vanilla, but alas the burning woods (derived from incense in the base) obscure a lot of them for most of the perfume's development. The bottom line is the $225 per 50ml bottle LiTA is a pretty decent "good" to "very good" 3 to 3.5 stars out of 5 rated effort by Gardoni that will appeal to a small segment of perfume lovers, but the burning woods that dominate through the key heart development phase are a bit too much of a distraction for this writer, earning LiTA only a very tepid recommendation, unless one loves the smell of burning firewood.
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Sunnyiland
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Where's the open tobacco tin?
The LiTA is extremely smoky at the beginning, for me unfortunately already too smoky, then comes through later the tobacco, and that is quite good and also has a pleasant sweetness.
The durability with only one spray is also enormous here.

In the further course I smell only the tobacco, and that is even the next morning still very well perceptible in the living room!
One could think it lies somewhere an open tobacco tin around, which was forgotten to close.
The scent is quite good, but I would like so then but not really smell, or smell.

With this brand Bogue in the hiking letter of Hildchen63 I really only ever tested a sample on the day, because the shelf life is really extremely good. If you like the scent, then you have a perfect fragrance, especially in terms of durability. For me, the test was sufficient and very interesting but for a purchase it is not enough, because it is too smoky to me initially.
This fragrance is in any case very productive and what this enormous durability, other brands can dream.
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Gandix
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Gandix
Top Review    30  
The House of Love
Long ago the roads are made of asphalt.
The asphalt is already quite old and dusty.
In summer the heat shimmers on it.
At the end of the road is a very old mansion,
uninhabited for ages.
Yet the house has a special significance.
Since time immemorial, it has been ready for the place-
one of lovers,
whose love must remain hidden from public view.
The owner seems to have a penchant for such love stories,
Love stories,
that are not meant to be,
should not be,
like Romeo and Juliet,
for in that house everything is always ready
to receive the visitors.
Smoked ham,
Lovage-sweetened
and everything the heart desires in the refrigerator,
Tobacco, for the cigarette afterwards, on the little table beside
the old gramophone,
from which, slightly scratchy, the music sounds.
It seems as if time had stood still.
Perhaps he once had such a secret love affair himself.

But now the house of love is burning.
Flames,
like the lights of a great city, blaze towards the sky.
Clouds of smoke permeate the air.
Everything burns and smokes,
the leather furniture too.
Ham roasted,
Maggi seasoned.
Only flowers survive the angry smoke.....

Lita is extraordinary,
exciting,
an enriching experience.
I personally would rather not wear it.
It is like the fire of a love,
that goes out to ashes.
Drama and passion, without a happy ending.
Only the flowers speak of
Love, gentleness and tenderness.
Individually, I cannot make them out.
Most likely ylang-ylang and jasmine,
but through the asphalt tones and the smoke
everything seems violet-pale gray.
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NuiWhakakore

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NuiWhakakore
Top Review    38  
Incense Flower Pad-Thai
From the Unterwarmgauer Anzeiger from 15.03.2021

On Sunday evening the Thai snack bar of Mrs. Priya Niedernhuber, née Gansl, burned down at about 7 p.m. for still unexplained reasons. Also the neighbouring flower shop of Mrs. Rita Simmerl was affected. Nobody was injured. The fire brigade was already 15 minutes after the alarm on the place and had the fire fast under control. To the fire cause the fire-brigade commander Flötzinger communicated, the fire took its origin with large probability in the kitchen camp and then very fast on the neighbouring flower shop over-attacked. This also coincides with witness statements, which reported a slightly fruity smell of burning, which soon took on quite flowery features. Since the building was a wooden structure, the flames found plenty of food in a short time. In addition, the storage of dry spices such as coriander and lovage, as well as larger quantities of ammonia pastilles which exploded due to the heat effect, proved to accelerate the fire.
Since on Monday with Mrs. Niedernhuber always Pad Thai day with beef is, also a whole beef half fell victim to the flames. However, the fire department was able to salvage the side of beef. According to fire chief Flötzinger, the charred rind could be cleaned by sufficient extinguishing water, so that the rest could still be eaten after the clean-up work. It tasted very good, those present said. Fire chief Flötzinger said that the most likely cause of the fire was a technical defect. Arson could not be excluded at this time but also yet.
Regarding a possible xenophobic motive for a possible arson, the responsible police officer Eberdorfner said: "So a Schmarrn, de three Nazis, de mir ham, san vui z'bläd for something like that! Besides, at this time of day they're already so dense that they can't get any more fuel to ignite! So I'll leave you alone with this nonsense!" *
The material damage is considerable. However, the local craftsmen's regulars have already declared their willingness to rebuild.

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The LiTA is already a number: starts it still relatively harmless, spicy with a light fruit and even discreetly fresh, take over quite soon flowers and a very animal leather. The thing is also increasingly smoky, but rather cold, damp smoke. The fire is already out, just smouldering a bit. Spices are also there from the start, especially coriander. The whole thing has something of salmiak pastilles for me. As it progresses, the floral notes increase, but it remains very spicy and smoky. As is often the case, I can't separate the various florals, but it's not sweet-floral, but rather dark and slightly musty. I guess the extinguishing water is to blame there. After about 2 hours the smoke picks up again and I detect something pungent, like a freshly burnt match, slightly sulphurous. There is then myrrh, which brings sweetness to the scent, but only minimally. At this point I also detect some maggi, but more in the background. At the very end (after 6 to 7 hours) the scent becomes almost soft. Benzoin with very little tonka and vanilla provides a balsamic soft note. The spicy notes remain but always present.
The shelf life is considerable, 9-10 hours is no problem. The silage has at least in the first two hours annoyance potential.
LiTA is a fragrance that I should not like: too many flowers, far too much animalism, too much (dark) smoke - and yet I think it's great! It is a fragrance that you can not wear just like that; you have to deal with him, he pushes himself again and again into the consciousness. You certainly can't ignore it...
That is unfortunately also the reason why I would never wear him, an experience he is already.

Thanks to mermaid for this dip-dop scent!

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* for our North German friends (because the police officer Eberdorfner does not speak High German): "This is a baseless allegation, which I would like to strongly contradict based on my knowledge of the local neo-Nazi scene, as the three individuals in question would not be intellectually capable of such an act. At this advanced hour, due to the increased alcohol level of the gentlemen, it can no longer be assumed that they would be able to handle the necessary tools of the crime anyway. I will be happy to answer any further questions at any time."
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Shenkin57
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Top Review    23  
"Love In The Afternoon"
After only a few weeks of registering on this great platform, I am now trying my hand at my first comment. I would not have thought that this would go so quickly, since there are already great comments to many fragrances and I also do not have the need to repeat something or just give a too long statement. So I was very curious which fragrance would deserve/need an additional comment. This one reached me about a week ago (with thanks to Frankincense and his girlfriend, who couldn't stand this scent) and actually intrigued me so much that I couldn't help but sit down and start writing!
While I've been tweaking the text for a few days, the previous speaker has already written a great comment and I ask for your indulgence if one or the other piece of information is repeated. If I were to leave out everything that has already been said, the text would no longer be round and there is no harm in reading some things twice.

'LiTA' was written for the debut album 'DUO' by the eponymous duo and musician couple Luke Pritchard, lead singer of "The Kooks" and Ellie Rose, singer-songwriter, in collaboration with Antonio Gardoni.
The album itself consists of eleven songs, of which the ninth 'Love In The Afternoon' is the namesake for the acronym 'LiTA' (though I'm not entirely sure why the 'i' is small), which is also the name of the duo's label.
The album itself is about love, connection, fate, lust and sensuality, whose music is inspired, among other things, by the French pop of the 60s, 70s, whose role models for the two were mainly artists like Serge Gainsbourg and is to be classified as rather pleasantly gentle, dreamy and atmospheric.

The fragrance, on the other hand, opens with a complex, bold, coarse, seemingly somewhat chaotic combination of darkest patchouli, damp tobacco, charred incense. Slightly leathery, rubbery. Remotely, one could also feel reminded of exhaust fumes, asphalt. Floral elements join in from the start and a subtle sweetness can already be heard far in the background. As soon as the beginning calms down, the scent becomes softer and the subtle, slightly caramel sweetness in the form of vanilla, tonka bean and benzoin comes through more and more and soothes the nose. Still, there is no let up from the burnt, charred and so, despite the calming fireworks from the beginning, you are left with a shifting mix of smoke, woods, resins and floral elements.
The bottle, with a beautiful cap of wood, is round in contrast to the other bottles of Bogue and is certainly intended to remind of a record. The inscription is in the same 70s style as the duo's record. Who may count themselves among the lucky owners of a limited edition of the vinyl copies, will additionally enjoy the fragrance, which is sprayed on the cover.

If you now listen to the music, the sounds, hear the lyrics and smell the fragrance at the same time, the connection between sound and fragrance is not really clear at first. As already described at the beginning, the music is rather soft, the sounds delicate, light. Although not effeminate, but in places lovely, dreamy.
The fragrance, on the other hand, is clearly dark and smoky, challenging to an untrained nose and seemingly completely at odds with the music.
The question arises: how can the whole thing be combined?

If the fragrance were exactly like the music itself, the different sensory impressions would be a monotonous thing and therein I see the special thing about this creation. Only in this way is there the possibility to address different levels of perception and senses: the music, the delicate, sweet sounds let us dream; the intimate lyrics remind us of love and sensuality, let us remember and revel. And the fragrance; the scent leaves us in the present. While also capable of clouding the senses, it still lets us be in the here and now through its unmistakable exciting, adventurous aura. Brings us back again and again and lets us drift away again. Each level only comes into its own because it is not disturbed in its similarity by any of them, and so the symbiosis of all this, the visual, auditory and olfactory becomes an overall artistic experience of an overriding idea.
Perhaps the concept behind it will also become clearer to us once again if we watch the video for the launch of the record:
The couple sits in an "intimate, chaotic restaurant where everything goes wrong. From a woman catching her cheating husband in the act, to fights, to someone choking, to the police hot on the heels of a bank robber. While it's all happening, Luke and Ellie are completely engrossed in each other's company, unaware of the chaos going on behind them. In a juxtaposition to the carnage being caused, the entire experience is accompanied by sweet and delicate sounds from the album."
Without perhaps knowing about the video, Gardoni's scent is just that: chaotic, challenging, but at the center, at the core is the loving, the conciliatory, no matter what's going on around you.

In keeping with the title, and to perhaps close with the words of a dear friend:
"At the end, it's all about love!"
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"...dark, smokey, lustful sound."
At first, I thought Antonio Gardoni's fragrances were overrated. Everyone raved about 'Maai', but not me. Somehow I did not want to find a right access, also 'Mem' and 'O/E' did not inspire me.

After some time, however, my sense of smell must have found some kind of key, I got access to these works and was inspired by them.
'Douleur!" however, knocked me out completely and I had to slowly, millimetre by millimetre, crawl my way back to it until I learned to withstand the scent, even to appreciate it and in the end to love it.
'Tyrannosaurus Rex' was then initially also something to get used to, but the key to understanding this impetuous work I did not have to look for long, it was simply there, so familiar to me was the Gardoni DNA meanwhile.
'Lita' is now perhaps the most accessible fragrance from the man from Brescia, at least that's how I feel about it today, with no guarantee that I would have felt that way before I got to know all the others.

First of all, 'Lita' is a very dark scent. One looks for fresh citrus sparkle in vain in it. The bouquet of gardenia, ylang-ylang, champaka and jasmine doesn't really help brighten it up either. But similar to 'T-Rex' it acts recognizably and clearly in the background, cloaked by peaty-woody, rather brown tones, or rather notes.
Superficially, coriander seed, sandalwood, tobacco, patchouli, myrrh and frankincense join hands over the entire course of the fragrance. This axis is seamlessly interwoven, amalgamated into a dense aromatic aroma with initially spicy, later also smoky nuances, the entire, without surprising turns of the fragrance course characterizing.
This aroma is underpinned and supported by three chords that overlap each other and lose little of their presence in the course: starting with a bitter-green accent of bergamot, cypress and vetiver, followed by the aforementioned floral quartet, leading into the soft, sweet-balsamic richness of benzoin, vanilla and tonka. Bracketing these three chords, which give depth, richness and volume to the somber main theme, is a chypre framework typical of Antonio Gardoni, though barely recognizable, with a bit of civet always mixed in. Just enough to make it difficult to smell out, but enough to create a sensual, erotic spin.

Here I always have the bald perfumer with his huge black beard in mind, as he, like a medieval alchemist, at night (he composes his fragrances supposedly always only when it gets dark) enthroned in front of his only sparsely lit with candles fragrance organ, this with many pulled registers mighty flare up, while a civet cat purring rubbing against his legs.
One image only...

It does, however, lead me to the musical background of the scent, though I can't really say what 'Lita' has to do with the pop duo called DUO, as well as their just-released album of the same name. The music of the two - they are not only a duo professionally, but also a couple privately - is nice, cheerful in places, a bit melancholic at times, but gloomy? No, at least not for my sensation.
Antonio describes it this way, "Using Duo's music for inspiration, I wanted to produce something that echoed their dark, smokey, lustful sound."
Okay, if that's how you feel about the music, then his scent fits perfectly.

Allegedly, the covers of the vinyl editions have been perfumed with the scent, so that the willing buyer is first confronted with a kind of fragrant overture upon unpacking, before the actual listening pleasure kicks in. A nice fusion of different sensory impressions, which should certainly somehow complement and support each other.
Unfortunately, however, the inner context does not quite reveal itself to me, and I find the fragrance far better than the music. But is no drama, because fortunately 'Lita' also works quite self-sufficiently, without tonal accompaniment.

I also find the letters in the typical 70s design, which decorate album and fragrance. At least to the latter they fit well, because if a decade for 'Lita' was godfather, then definitely this. Between 'Halston Z-14' and 'Yatagan' it would do quite well, if it wasn't a thoroughly modern scent.... Its habitus, however, is already quite 70s-like.

By the way, if you're familiar with 'T-Rex', 'Lita' should look a bit familiar. The charcoal-burning facets reappear here too, just as the two seem soulmates in general. 'Lita' is in a way a cousin, or rather nephew of Dino, albeit a nephew with manners and spared from his uncle's bloodthirsty outbursts. Because that's exactly what 'Lita' lacks: those metallic echoes that reliably trigger the blood associations in the 'T-Rex'-rage.
In 'Lita' it tröst no longer so impetuous, everything remains, despite many exciting contrasts, halfway on careful coexistence. This makes the fragrance more wearable than 'T-Rex', friendlier, but unfortunately also less exciting.
Nevertheless, the Bogue bottle will probably empty faster than that of Zoologist, because it is always such a thing with the exciting fragrances: they tend to overwhelm me, and now and then the others I confront with them.

As I said: for me, 'Lita' is the most accessible of all Gardoni fragrances so far, and for my environment probably also the most tolerable - although this test lockdown-conditioned is still pending.
But hopefully soon there will soon yes again a mask-free life without parfumfeindliche distance bans, and 'Lita' will be able to prove itself.
I'm looking forward to it.
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RahulESJRahulESJ 4 months ago
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LiTA is a dense animalic smokey tobacco that is wrapped in sweetness of vanilla. Vert earthy slightly spicy almost Chypre like. Stunning!
BoBoChampBoBoChamp 9 months ago
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Initially rubbery and smoky spicy-green, this thick and meaty, smoky earthy-floral fragrance, settles to a more gentle, spicy-woody base.

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