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disappointment became surprise
I'm a big Bal d'Afrique fan (it really sparked my love of perfume) but I couldn't pay the price for a long time (meanwhile proud owner), so I asked for a sample at the Byredo counter from time to time.
One day I ran innocently into the KaDeWe to refill my specimen depot and was disappointed. The dear lady at the counter, put me off with a specimen from Mojave Ghost instead
What can I say? Sometimes there's no right word but "shock-loved. I understand the following: unsuspectingly you put your nose on a spray head or spray a perfume somewhere and your brain stops working for a short time. what the fluff is this?!
Yes, you will spend the rest of the day hanging on your arm/scent strip like an addict, trying to absorb the scent into your bloodstream.
Anyways, back to Mojave Ghost. Yes, it's similar to Chance Eau Tendre (which I also like very much, EdP) I have MG on the left and Chance on the right. In the opening Chance smells more citric, similar to the Light Blue Intense Opening but a bit sweeter. MG, on the other hand, has a fruity, fresh, unripe pear or apple. Chance smells like a Parisian upper-class model freshly showered in spring and Mojave Ghost is the unisex counterpart with that interesting something.
Now what is this something. Is it the sapote (has anyone ever eaten/smelled it?) ? Is it the violet? Is it the combination of woody creaminess and floral fruitiness?
All I know is that it smells really fantastic.
Unfortunately, I have to agree with the majority here, as the durability is not the best. Quickly turns into a skin-scent.
Still, I prefer Mojave Ghost over Chance. I have never smelled this fresh, woody, fruity composition anywhere else. Here we'll have to spray the clothes and if you're spending money, maybe order the perfume oil as well (can it be Black Friday soon enough?). In this case it would be worth it.
Flacon is of course a matter of taste, but I like the uniform and minimalist design. Magnetic cap is a luxurious bonus.
I love Byredo perfumes and I don't understand why the shelf life is so short at these prices. It's a pity, but I'll always sniff and buy again because of the special scents.