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 available to purchase.
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Top Notes Top Notes BergamotBergamot Black pepperBlack pepper CardamomCardamom
Heart Notes Heart Notes Jasmine sambac absoluteJasmine sambac absolute Damask roseDamask rose CuminCumin PatchouliPatchouli
Base Notes Base Notes VanillaVanilla Tonka beanTonka bean Sweet clover absoluteSweet clover absolute AmberAmber LeatherLeather BenzoinBenzoin MuskMusk

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Scent
8.3260 Ratings
Longevity
8.4227 Ratings
Sillage
7.9234 Ratings
Bottle
8.5209 Ratings
Value for money
7.192 Ratings
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MariellaMmmh
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Top Review 49  
Dream Night
From the first moment it came down to this...

When their eyes first met, she recognized the desire in his striking face, and she liked it. He saw the longing in her dark eyes, a longing he was only too happy to satisfy. He loved to lose himself in those eyes full of fire and passion, to look into her face framed by her dark hair, to gaze spellbound at her beautiful, full lips when she was focused and biting her lower lip quite unconsciously. In those moments, he would have given his life for her. She, in turn, enjoyed knowing he was near her, feeling he would always be there, catching her when she stumbled, holding her when she weakened. His power and strength magically drew her to him. He was blissfully aware of her infectious good humor and laughter.
But as yet they only pranced around each other. Eyeing each other from afar as passion as well as longing for each other grew. Bittersweet pain, unfulfilled desire. The air around them was electrified.
At some point, when their eyes met again, there was a real sizzle and the tension was unbearable. As if guided by magic, they walked towards each other. The starry sky above them provided enough light and in the water it glittered like thousands of diamonds. A dreamlike night.
At first their steps were slow, yet unstoppable, then faster and faster until they were standing very close to each other. She was a head shorter than him and had to look up at him. He looked down and cautiously came a little closer. So now they could feel each other's breath, their heartbeats, even the bubbling of blood in their veins. Tenderly, he put one hand around her shapely waist and took her hand with the other. He guided her and she felt his determination and clung to his strong shoulders. They danced and danced, becoming more and more passionate, until finally, all sweaty, they gave themselves completely to each other.

She loved the scent he gave off, trying to inhale it with every breath. A beguiling, elegant, spicy-warm bouquet of flowers and spices that were present and skin deep at the same time. When she kissed him, she smelled those soft, sweet notes that she could lose herself in completely, yet still demanded. Now did he smell sweet, tart, or both?
In the end, she didn't care, because he smelled so wonderful, so different from anything she knew, she wanted to take in the scent and carry it with her forever. A scent full of grace, grace, temperament and strength that knew how to enhance the personality of the wearer. She lost herself completely in the action and stopped thinking.
They made love full of devotion, desire and passion. It was as if she had been waiting for this moment all her life. It seemed to him she was made for him, he just had to find her.
As she lay her head on the back of his neck, panting with passion as she bit down on her fiery red lips, he came to the end as well. She slowly fell asleep in his strong arms as her limbs jerked up again and again.

When she awoke, she was in her bed, alone. The scenery of the night had faded. She blinked, and thought for a moment: she had been at the feast on the shore last night, where he had been. Him. The butterflies in her stomach took flight. She smiled. The scent of last night still seemed to float in her nose. Instinctively, she brought her hand to her nose. Yes! That's the scent. He always smelled like that. Like tango. And last night she had tangoed. And someday, she was sure, she would tango with him. Until then, she had the scent to herself.
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Gandix
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Gandix
Top Review 44  
Tango
Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean
'Bolero'
A dance on ice,
with the constant danger of slipping on it.
A sneaking around...
crackling tension is in the air.
Approaching...
throbbing hearts.
Surrendering...
a dance of ecstasy.
Jealousy
Hurt
Tears of despair.
Pushing the other away.
a whirl of emotions.
A not-getting-away-from-each-other.
The same game
over and over again.
A consuming
destroying each other.
The dance, a drama with no happy ending.
In the end, both are on the floor.

The scent,
like the dance, a drama.
Attractive and repulsive.
The idea of the tango ingeniously brought across.
Though not to everyone's taste,
it is art of the highest order.

The bergamot symbolizes
the time of carefree getting to know each other,
of being ensnared.
The spices shoot like adrenaline into the blood,
Passion, drama follow.
Cumin on a balsamic bed of vanilla, benzoin and tonka,
the sweat of devotion.
The rose, clothed in dark patchouli,
represents longing at times of alienation.
One fragrance,
2 hearts,
sometimes in unison,
sometimes rebelling against each other.
Love and drama
with an open end.
At last, both are down.
There is only one option:
'Take the rose out of your mouth and kiss me'
Thank you Can, for those words.
This is the only way the tango couple has a chance.
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Lucy55
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Lucy55
Top Review 24  
Partner Swap
Once upon a time, there was a good old time when me and my husband, were salsa dance students.

There was a solo dancer in our dance group who didn't have a steady dance partner and always stepped in as a guest dancer on request when a lady was left without a partner.

Of course, not everyone can come to the training spontaneously, because you have to get ready and show up on time for class. Our dancer, I will call him Thomas, was addicted to alcohol and not always sober in the course, which he carefully tried to hide and always sucked some kind of sweets or pastilles to cover his alcohol smell.

So, as is common in dance classes, after learning a dance figure, the dance instructor gives the command to switch partners. This is to train the leading and being led. This is not always pleasant, I have to admit, as in the case with Thomas, when he stood in front of me and offered me his sweaty hands. He had sweaty hands that trembled slightly, his shirt was also wet from sweating and although he had showered and perfumed himself beforehand, he gave off such a strange smell of his body and perfume that mixed with the smell of his menthol pastilles and in addition there was also the smell of alcohol....

I smell this "fragrance composition" ;) in III-IV Tango.

At the start, cannon shot of cardamom-cumin-patchouli-menthol mixture, at which my memories of Thomas awake! Menthol is not in the pyramid at all, but I perceive him. Only with a lot of patience do I endure the initial spicy phase and only rarely sniff my wrist. But I have to think over and over again nostalgically of our dance class. Sigh!

Only after 3 hours I can enjoy the floral amber, which delivers a great performance together with benzoin. I am enveloped by a delicate fragrance aura, with which I spend remaining 6 hours. Leather and pepper takes my sense of smell was not.

For some, this fragrance is an olfactory orgasm, for me it is indeed an olfactory association.

Dear Antje, thank you for the sample and the painful associations. :-*
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NikEy
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NikEy
Top Review 18  
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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Gelis
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Top Review 19  
Warming on cold days
At first spray I thought "Oha! Deep dark spicy wood in the darkest place in the fairytale forest." A dark spicy scent, a bit bulky, scratchy reached my nose. A rather skeptical "Well, I wonder what this will be."

Beautiful it turned out! Tango starts - as already described - a little scratchy, dark-spicy and then yet rather points to pepper-spiced leather and not wood. And I am very surprised that I like this blend despite this scratchiness. Gradually, and only in the background, I perceive fruit and flowers, more flowers than fruit. The scratchiness fades away.

When - relatively quickly as I find - the rest of the base notes mix in, Tango becomes warm-spicy-soft, a little herbaceous and even creamy. I can not and do not want to break down the fragrance into its individual parts. Only pepper, the leather and later a delicate amber sweetness I can detect. Pepper must be the scratchy thing, leather, especially the association of dark leather, is something I encounter rather rarely in fragrances (and what I rarely smell usually makes itself most noticeable and even migrates from the base to the top notes) and the amber sweetness I've really had plenty of lately in fragrances I've tried. Whereas it kindly only makes an accompanying appearance in Tango and doesn't take over.

Tango fits, I think, wonderfully to the current cold winter weather.

Greeting + thanks to Serenissima
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NachoargNachoarg 3 months ago
One of my favourites ambers. Gratis work of Cecile zarokian
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BoBoChampBoBoChamp 2 years ago
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Scent
Initially boozy spicy-earthy, a slightly animalic, yet spicy and dusty floriental, balanced by a solid resinous-woody base. Rather feminine.
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AromaXAromaX 7 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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