Juozas Statkevicius 2004

Juozas Statkevicius by Juozas Statkevicius
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Juozas Statkevicius is a popular perfume by Juozas Statkevicius for women and men and was released in 2004. The scent is woody-smoky. It is still in production.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesJasmine, Coriander
Heart Notes Heart NotesFrankincense
Base Notes Base NotesBenzoin, Cashmere wood, Musk, Patchouli, Vanilla

Ratings

Scent

8.4 (96 Ratings)

Longevity

7.9 (78 Ratings)

Sillage

6.6 (73 Ratings)

Bottle

7.0 (63 Ratings)
Submitted by DeGe53, last update on 12.10.2020.
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Juozas Statkevicius has been on my watch list for years, but he is not easy to get. So I was all the more enthusiastic, when a blind test sample, which Sniffsniff sent to me very generously and friendly, turned out to be just that rarity in the end.

Just to be clear, I didn't even realize it was an incense scent. I suspected patchouli as the main ingredient; as well as prominent vanilla and amber, and thus I wasn't too bad at identifying the sub-notes because of the relationship between benzoin and (resinous) amber, only that I missed the main note.

That says a lot about how I perceive Juoza's Statkevicius: as a rather warm, earthy, spicy, medium-brown fragrance. To avoid the misunderstanding that it is a sticky cuddly gourmet candle, which is actually not the case at all (the incense actually draws in a dry and cool framework, which prevents it from tipping over into the praline-like), I would rather describe it as "smooth and mild" than "soft and sweet".

My incense detection deficit may be related to the fact that since the release of this fragrance in 2004, incense has been smoked into the nose of perfume users in a much more frontal, concentrated and sacred manner. One is perhaps already a little blunted, and such mild, very portable votive works sail under the incense burner.

I find Juoza's Statkevicius to be extremely linear; in particular, the patchouli-vanilla-resin triad indicated in the base note seemed to me to predominate just a minute after application. Durability and projection are just right, namely solid but not overwhelming.

Mr Statkevicius, as previous commentators have already noted, is a Lithuanian fashion designer who, because a proper couturier needs a fragrance, had this fragrance, named after him, tailored by the French nose Fabrice Pellegrin. It is produced (it has, by the way, always stayed with exactly this one fragrance), as far as I know, at least in France, and probably only sold in Lithuania. If you can call it a "Lithuanian" scent is a matter of taste, similar to the "Lietuvos Kvapas", which I like very much.

I had expected more revolutionary, more experimental and more dynamic after the pre-comments; in this respect I was a little bit disappointed - as was my immediate pre-recension. But also a well-composed, evenly flowing comfort (not to be confused with slackness) has its charms
On the website of Master Juozas, the fragrance is also briefly introduced, claiming that it is characterized by its "ambery". The word does not exist in any English dictionary, but its ambiguity is quite understandable, it can mean "ambrity" as well as "amberiness" - and thus fits both the amber country Lithuania and this ambry-looking, brown and warm shining fragrance.

Conclusion: A really beautiful adulation ambery.
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JUOZAS STATKEVICIUS by Juozas Statkevicius
This native Lithuanian might be better recognized as the young fashion and theatre costume designer, rather than a fragrance designer. Juozas Statkevicius (a.k.a. Josef Statkus) commissioned perfumer Fabrice Pellegrin to create Juozas Statkevicius Eau de Parfum. Fabrice Pellegrin has created several fragrances for other well known perfume houses such as Diptyque, Hermès, Thierry Mugler and Azzaro. This fragrance was introduced to the U.S. market in 2004 with modest success. It's a favorite among fragrance lovers who admire incense based scents. Since I'm one of those people, I had to give it a go.

Juozas Statkevicius's Eau de Parfum opens with heavy shot of inebriating amber and a spattering of patchouli. This sets the stage for a timid coriander that can hardly rise above the overbearing duo, and remains very subtle and unpronounced. The transition from opening to heart is very linear, almost boringly so. The amber and patchouli eruption ultimately quiets down allowing a layer of floral jasmine and incense adequate breathing room. The heart of this fragrance is said to be built around incense, I don't see it. While the illusion of incense is created with a sheer smokiness that is conceived as warm and comforting, it is fashioned more with the use of woods and amber. I find Juozas Statkevicius's Eau de Parfum to be focused on warm amber, slightly folksy and pickled patchouli and resinous wood accords. Jasmine is not a subject in this story but is added for texture. The jasmine will likely meet up with its cohort vanilla adding the necessary sweet and creamy layer this fragrance desires. The transition from heart to base is again, very linear. Juozas Statkevicius's Eau de Parfum changes slightly to a more resinous and woody temperament with sweet and creamy references. I still get waves of amber and patchouli in the dry down but with more woody facets that are more tolerable. Even though the transitions are very linear and quick, the result is a heart with warm ambery woods and a sweet, creamy temperament provided by vanilla with a very subtle trace of smoke. Finally, musk adds an uncertain animalistic quality giving Juozas Statkevicius's Eau de Parfum much needed funk.

I have a bit of trouble with fragrances that carry the name of people that one minute are designing fashion and theatre costumes and the next perfumes. What role did Juozas Statkevicius's really play in the creation of this fragrance and how much of what you're experiencing is being influenced by Fabrice Pellegrin? You could easily ask the same question of many of Juozas Statkevicius's contemporaries. The longevity and sillage is good, and it is pleasing to wear. While I find this fragrance compelling, warm and sightly complex, it is also very linear, and too simple to satisfy. Perhaps the inspiration for this fragrance is the country of Lithuania. Is this one of those places where the streets have taken on the scent of time and history? Perhaps it encapsulates the type of smells you might encounter inside a Lithuanian book store or antique shop. Juozas Statkevicius's Eau de Parfum is a pleasant fragrance nonetheless, but is it fantastic enough to want to make you purchase a bottle?
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