Moko Maori 2016

Moko Maori by Gri Gri
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Moko Maori is a perfume by Gri Gri for women and men and was released in 2016. The scent is green-spicy. It is still in production.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesTussock grass, New Zealand flax
Heart Notes Heart NotesSilver fern, Kowhai, Manuka myrtle
Base Notes Base NotesLichen, Kanuka



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Submitted by OPomone, last update on 25.07.2019.
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What the witch brews in the deep forest...
Lichens growing on tree trunks are a good indicator of whether the air in a forest area is clean and still relatively unpolluted, as lichens are the first plants to die from air pollution.
I also smell a primeval forest still untouched and unpolluted by civilization: ultra fresh, cool and almost cutting clean air and very strong, spicy green in infinite green shades.

My scent picture shows me a very old and rather dark forest, it is also a bit scary, and if I am honest, then it is also not quite likeable to me. The harsh and dark green proliferates "wildly" through the composition, seems impenetrable, presses me a little, even makes me a little claustrophobic.
But there are also lighter and fresher shades of green, which are pungent and spicy, sometimes almost minty, explosive and invigorating.

Actually that would be a nice spicy Fougere-fragrance, if there wasn't someone walking through the forest at my side, who suffers from bad breath. ;-)
Hard to describe. The scent projection is fresh, spicy and woody in all possible shades of green, I would even say I smell natural green, softened neither by sweet nor by soft accompanying notes, but bitter and racy green, as if I had just uprooted a tuft of grassy plants, torn leaves of dark deciduous trees and scratched a few grayish lichens from tree bark and would smell at this heap "wilderness".
For me very authentic smelling of deep, dark, untouched forest.
But the closer my nose gets to the skin, the more noticeable this strange "bad breath note" becomes. I would even go so far as to describe this impression as a faint hint of decay passing by from a distance.

So no fragrance for me, but at least an impressive fragrance picture in the whole. And the idea of an ethnic scent, here dedicated to the Maori, has also been retained at Gri Gri.
There is again much contained, which I know only over Google. Manuka tree from New Zealand, which belongs to the tea tree species (I suspect this ingredient to be responsible for the "bad breath note"). I don't like the smell of tea tree oil. But I don't know if the Manuka Oil smells that similar). Kunzea tree from the myrtle family, New Zealand cord tree buds, which are supposed to smell similar to the laburnum in our country.
I've listed my Google results here, because maybe someone else can associate more with these plants or their aromas than me.
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