Success 1986 Eau de Toilette

Success (Eau de Toilette) by MCM
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Success (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by MCM for men and was released in 1986. The scent is spicy-resinous. Projection and longevity are above-average. The production was apparently discontinued.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamotBergamot
HoneyHoney
OrangeOrange
RoseRose
TobaccoTobacco
LemonLemon
Heart Notes Heart NotesIrisIris
JasmineJasmine
CarnationCarnation
PatchouliPatchouli
VetiverVetiver
CedarCedar
Base Notes Base NotesAmberAmber
BenzoinBenzoin
HoneyHoney
LeatherLeather
MossMoss
MuskMusk
VanillaVanilla

Ratings

Scent

7.538 Ratings

Longevity

9.130 Ratings

Sillage

8.931 Ratings

Bottle

7.035 Ratings
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 21.02.2021.
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Drseid

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Necromaniacs Need Only Apply...
MCM Success goes on with a ton of deep, musty oakmoss with significant animalic musk and dark, dulled rose support before transitioning to its heart. As the composition enters its early heart the super-strong oakmoss remains, as the animalic musk grows in strength to become co-star, now adding an alcoholic honey and smoky tobacco accord into the fold in significant support with hints of the previous dulled rose and now carnation florals. During the late dry-down the oakmoss gradually recedes, leaving remnants of the now diminished animalic honeyed musk sans booze to swap in just slightly sweet and powdery vanilla through the finish. Projection is excellent and longevity below average at around 5-6 hours on skin.

I have tried to warm to MCM Success, but alas it is not going to happen. I never thought I would say a composition had too *much* oakmoss, but there is no getting around it here. The wearer is inundated with the stuff immediately on application to skin, with the musk and relatively dry boozy honey from the base adding a highly off-putting odd gothic aspect not unlike what one might expect to smell in a crypt. The heart only exacerbates this dank, near rotting organic material accord to the point of the composition approaching scrubber territory though never quite reaching it. The late dry-down is thankfully much better composed and pleasant smelling in comparison, though most may have given up well before its arrival, and it is far from worth the early nose torture. The bottom line is the $100 per 100 ml bottle on the aftermarket MCM Success delivers the oakmoss goods in spades, though the "below average" 2 to 2.5 stars out of 5 rated 80's perfume goes *way* overboard with its liberal odd animalic musk and honeyed booze accompaniment that could scare away the dead, yielding an avoid recommendation to all but perfume loving necromaniacs.
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Sillage
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Serenissima
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the success of Michael Cromer
In the mid-eighties the perfume market exploded: it was legendary what suddenly came into the perfumeries. Varied flacons and fragrances; suddenly it would have been possible to wear a different enchanting fragrance every day.
It was also the time when all of a sudden German fashion was making international headlines again.
For many years it was only Heinz Oestergaard and Uli Richter whose models were shown and photographed on the red carpets, e.g. in front of the "Zoo-Palast" on the occasion of the Berlinale; Jil Sander, Reimer Clausen and Jürgen Michaelsen (then working as designers for the mail-order company Neckermann, today as "Yorn" in Paris) and others conquered the fashion stage At every occasion where the photographers were present, the models of these German fashion designers were now worn: "One met" and wore German fashion as a matter of course.
Munich was suddenly "In"!
as a meeting place for the rich and beautiful and those who would have liked to belong to it The "colorful leaves" were suddenly full of the local high society.
And the greatest leather goods at that time came from MCM - Modern Creation Munich; the label of Michael Cromer.
His successes are as well as his failures are still to be found on the Internet.

One of the "MCM" leather goods stores was then located in the Europa Center in Berlin, where the pedestrian bridge crossed Tauentzienstraße. Right next door was Douglas.
So I almost pressed my nose against the shop windows, although the style of these bags did not fit me at all.
And of course I also had to go to the store and see a selection; the scent there was as unique and excitingly exquisite as these bags.
The still new "long thursdays" seduced to it. Suddenly once a week there was time to browse without anyone looking at the clock because the store was closed. What a wonderful change!

As a result of this "visit" I naturally had to own one of the fragrances. It became "Success"; "Obelisk" was at that time still felt to me a number too enormous, too strange!
Who would have thought that this would change?

This "success" was really worth celebrating.
Just the announcement of honey, tobacco and leather promised "the scent of the great wide world"!
Now my long hair was still dyed in a beautiful red at that time and so this golden brown liquid in the hexagonal flacon also fitted more to my appearance at that time than later to the bright blonde!

Honey with orange and lemon together with the restrained bergamot aroma form a surprising, rare prelude.
Rich tobacco and noble rose scents add a full floral spice as a harmonious pair.
Already now this fragrance is round, spicy and honey-coloured with bright light points.
The carnation opens the round of flowers; even jasmine and the proud iris bend to it here.
(With me a whole bouquet of carnations dominates at this point of the only few remaining fragrance drops.)
The other two fragrant ladies rather form a densely woven background for this flower, so often and unjustly forgotten, and the fruity, spicy honey mixture.
Vetivers earthy-deep dark green fiddles with large soft moss cushions; both skilfully combine the previous fragrance with the creamy golden-brown beauty of Patchouli.
This forms an elegantly curved bridge as a transition to a large impressive fragrance finale.
Already now "Success" reminds of the seductive smell of noble, fine leather bags and belts.
Leather and honey make use of this impression: they now radiate strongly!
Wonderful spice of noble resins develops enticingly; by not too small musk and vanilla gifts this melange becomes warm and felt more creamy.
So, as dripped golden brown, strong and delightfully flavoured honey from a spoon!
"Success" becomes cuddly, like a soft leather glove and arouses exactly this comfort!

This deep resinous spice ensures an excellent shelf life; this is how all the small and large scent facets are really appreciated.
The longer "Success" lingers on my skin, the richer and golden this fragrance becomes.
I must confess, I keep the few drops in my miniature bottle, on which I almost forgot, like a precious treasure.
Even if this "success" no longer adorns and suits me as it did in the past, it is still the uniqueness of this past epoch that develops on the skin.

Every now and then I will take a trip into my own past with "Success": I have found a fascinating travel companion. These opportunities must be seized.
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