Wrong gone wronger
Well, how to start with this... the opening of Ragù (which means “meat sauce” in Italian, for whatever obscure association with the scent) is a completely synthetic and kind of harsh galore which – involuntarily, I guess – reminded me of some of the least interesting “post-industrial/dark-contemporary/synthetic-avantgarde” scents of the recent years, like some CdG/nu_be and that type of fragrances, but with much less consistency, sophistication and ability. Basically I only get a pungent citrus-based head note, a load of eugenol (cheap raw cloves) on a base of dry, musky-woody quinolines (sort of leatherish, but more a roasted-rubbery smell which eventually is needed to build leather accords), something dark and greenish like a sort of shady, sour laurel note, a load of ambroxan like in Hystera by the same brand, and a – again – much dry and synthetic woodish base accord (that type of smoky-dusty-musky and astringent woody notes like tar). That’s it: dark plastic woods, rubber, dusty-musky stuff, for hours: in my opinion, an annoying scrubber rich in indefinite, uncreative greyness. More than a perfume, this seems a sort of clumsy “divertissement” made by someone which received a bunch of aromachemicals from Perfumer’s Apprentice, and just boringly played with them. I am not against “bad-smelling” scents per se, as long as they’re creative or provocative: but this isn’t the case, for me. Creativity aside, I find it however frankly quite unpleasant, mostly because of a persistent feel of annoying “chemical” harshness. I am sorry to “bash” a newborn brand, but this is seriously unworthy any attention for me.