III-IV Tango (2014)

III-IV Tango by Masque
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III-IV Tango is a popular perfume by Masque for women and men and was released in 2014. The scent is spicy-resinous. The longevity is above-average. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Black pepper, Cardamom
Heart Notes Heart NotesJasmine sambac absolute, Damask rose, Cumin, Patchouli
Base Notes Base NotesVanilla, Tonka bean, Sweet clover absolute, Amber, Leather, Benzoin, Musk

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Scent

8.0 (84 Ratings)

Longevity

8.2 (73 Ratings)

Sillage

7.8 (77 Ratings)

Bottle

8.0 (73 Ratings)
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GewoonBB

58 Reviews
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Tango (@Nose.Knows.No.Notes)

• Masque Milano Tango •

Let me know in the comments which Masque Milano should be in my next sample order? As with Russian Tea that I sampled a while back, Masque Milano delivered another stellar, interesting fragrance with Tango.

Tango is a spicy amber and it's a strong, 'in your face' type scent, albeit blended to the point where it almost instantly feels like one big accord. That quality creates a bit of a mindgame, where I personally don't feel the fragrance changes all that much during the wear, but because I can't pinpoint exactly what I'm smelling, I make different connections everytime I get a waft.

Mainly this is warm. Just looking at the color of the juice gives you some idea. Along with the amber, cinnamon is the most prominent note to my nose. Cumin is said to be one of the main notes; my experience with cumin is limited, but where I tried it before, it smelled a bit like body odor (although never in a sweaty offensive way to me). In Tango, it feels more like 'one of the spices' and it's not overly present. The scent has some saltiness to it at first, so maybe the cumin comes in to play there. I get a leathery or definitely a musky animalic vibe, where later in the drydown, it becomes smoother and creamier. And that drydown lasts for quite a while , because performance is great.

Tango is a mature, amber fragrance, that has more dimension than your average gourmandy sweet amber (for example Armani Privé's Ambre Eccentrico that I tried last week). To wear, I personally might prefer the more straightforward ambers over this ever so slightly animalic and a bit more spicy variant, but than again, this is more intriguing. My preference would differ per situation; if I go the night out and want a comforting fragrance that's more of an easy grab, I'll lean towards a more straight forward fragrance, but if I want to stand-out more or just when I wear it around the house for myself, Tango has more to offer, while ultimately resulting in a comforting and familiar late drydown •

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NikEy
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Memories in Velvet Red: A Liberation Strike
Sometimes fragrances manage to bring back a piece of the past. So Tango reminds me of a part of mine - but without getting stuck there, he manages to create an enveloping feeling of well-being with a winking eye.

Tango opens with a woody chypre composition. A deep green, cool type, which is pushed back at the moment of the first smell with a very spicy amber and animal notes of indollic jasmine. Nevertheless: a deep breath conveys well-being, a pleasant physicality, dark coolness and lets you float in a cocoon.
A cocoon that is shaped by the very abstract chypre body and the classic jasmine rose heart, a journey or at least a thought of scents of earlier decades. But don't misunderstand: always staying modern, Tango doesn't lose itself in the past but stands here and now. Despite the large number of scents and the dense impression of his complex composition - where it is hard to tell what is smelling - tango is perfumed and not overbearing (as for me for example the very distant relative 'Chypre Palatin'). It does not kill, but rather looks like a red velvet blanket in cold grey, like a flickering light in a black room. A fruity nuance of red cherries together with the flowers makes a short sweetness flash, but mixes increasingly with smoke, spices and patchouli, before the fragrance forms the amber base. Clearly influenced by Myhrre, Labdanum and Benzoe Tango is far away from dominant Vanilleamber.

The mask remains wearable at all times, today perhaps more with a masculine attitude, vintage-loving ladies should probably classify it as more feminine. Nobody should be afraid of the tender animalism, which should consist mainly of Indol and Labdanum. Neither in front of the chypre background, which remains until the end and draws the scent permanently to the tart side and knows how to hide the delicate fruit sweetness well. You don't have to worry about Sillage and durability here, a few sprayers cover you with a fantastic scenttaura.
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Pepdal

165 Reviews
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Masque Tango Review
There are a lot of great amber based perfumes out on the market, and this, Masque Milano's contribution to the genre, adds to the saturation. Hope you find the review informative and thank you for watching....


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Serenissima
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Oblivion: Forgotten
At first every night visitor of the small garden bar asked himself: "What is she doing here, this woman?"
Not any more young, rather a little bit worn out, the body sinewy and very sun-tanned, on which a red, full-bodied dress hung more than fitted.
Her hair, which was no longer black, was styled: Middle parting, heavy knot in the neck.
So she stood almost bored at the bar; the long cigarette tip between her somewhat too thin fingers, and sipped from time to time on her long drink.
But the look under her half-closed eyelids was awake; awake and somehow auspicious.

The young men, in former times they would have called her Gigolos, who were here to entertain the female guests, to dance with them, looked at her again and again - something mysterious came out of this woman. Who dared first?
One of them with a crumpled white shirt and almost danced shoes approached her: his curiosity triumphed!
What signals did the woman send? He must decipher them - the hunting instinct was awakened.

Completely relaxed she looked towards him, she waited, nodded, put the cigarette holder aside:
He was immediately surrounded by a first hint of confusion: cardamom and black pepper, shared part of their skin at the start.
The young dancer followed her fragrance trail as she casually walked onto the small dance floor.
What was he getting into here for? His buddies in their corner grinned - there was no turning back.
The first soft sounds of the gang eon sounded; Juan had his melancholic day again today.
That could still be exhausting; but the rent had to be paid!
Hesitantly and yet already fragrantly, he put his arm around the somewhat bony body; the first sounds, the first steps together ...
The light changed suddenly, the stars in the dark night sky seemed to blur, the air became heavier: clouds of strong smelling jasmine surrounded the two dancers; a heavy rose embraced their two bodies - which suddenly harmonized as if they were one - with bewitching aroma.
The fragrant net around them tightened: cumin and patchouli heated up the mood.
The air started to vibrate, the skin was already covered with a light sweat film:
Every step, every turn, every movement - of her, of him - was erotic!
Forget the first impression of this woman; forget also his broken shoes: vanilla, tonka bean and musk escaped their physical union: that was tango - that was life, that was passion!
An animal touch of strong leather and the resinous benzo spice moved around the couple just as sensually as the sounds of the bandoneon enveloped them.
Has the air become muggier?, the night more auspicious? - a powerful, not at all shy amber chord whirled around the senses: it seemed to unite sound and body, to show them the way - where to?
Only now the tones reached his ear and he understood, he suddenly understood:
Oblivion - Forget: that was the goal!

"Heavy, suddenly they seem heavy
The linen and velvets of your bed
When our love passes to oblivion.

Heavy, suddenly they seem heavy
Your arms embracing me
Formely in Night.

(Final:)
Later it splits off to a cheek to cheek
Everything becomes blurred and
I'm forgetting! I'm forgetting!"

Masque's "III-IV Tango" seems to be a lived dance, awakened by sounds of Astor Piazzolla.
It's worth dancing it - this fragrance - with devotion and passion;it's worth following its curls - even for non-dancers!
Come on: It's Tango-Time!
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AromaX

31 Reviews
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Tango in the ports of Buenos Aires or Montevideo
A sweet amber with a prominent note of old wood and a touch of tar reminding me of old ships. A warm sultry spice accord that raises like the heat trapped inside the wooden barrels and pavement stones after the sunset. Patchouli and tonka beans flirting with each other within a chocolate encounter. A soothing touch of rose petals and a burning sip of Port Wine.

The story of this tango refers to the ports somewhere in Buenos Aires or Montevideo bringing the romanticized image of shipping. Where the hot air is infused with an exotic mix of tarred wood, spices and chocolate. Where the port wine drinking crew member amuse themselves with a tango dance while trying to escape from boredom between hard work and passing out drunk.

The sillage of Tango is quite modest, the scent keeps close to the skin. As probably any intimate moment should be.

Somehow I keep to get a lot of flashbacks coming from the works of Serge Lutens. An old wood infused amber from Amber Sultan, sultry spices from Vitriol d'Oeillet, silky coolness of rose petals from Santal Majuscule, chocolate pathouli from Borneo 1834... Well, I guess being a fan of Serge makes my mind to use his works as reference points...
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Tinctureall

94 Reviews
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Liquorice amber sweetie
A pleasant burst of amber, warm, spicy almost floral sweetness. A peppery aspect keeps the top dancing and sparkling on the surface of a rather heavy, gloopy, treacly, darkly faceted amber. This starts as a really promising dark floriental, but all too soon the interesting parts give up their battle to stay afloat and sink below the smooth amber surface and lie there, occasionally surfacing but then finally resign themselves to the deep amber depths. This is lovely if you like huge sweet spicy ambers but the beginning was the best bit. The drydown begins too soon and leaves a memory of the dance, but is soft and pleasant. An ambery spice like powder, with a cumin body nuance, and long lasting. There is a very slightly rubbery nuance that lingers in a sort of liquorice sweetie way. Then after a short while, an amber spicy talc. Clean and peppery.

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AromaXAromaX 4 years ago
Romanticized scent of port with an exotic mix of amber, tarred wood, spices and chocolate with a touch of rose petals and a sip of Port wine

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