Translated Show original
Earth, weed and chocolate
With every fragrance creation Masque wants to represent an act (of an opera). I found that very interesting and Montecristo sounded best for me. But then I didn't like him then somehow. Too tart, and so herbaceous (without being green), and a bit gourmand sweet? Not for beginners at all.
Montecristo begins already bitter and spicy, but still a little fresh and loosened up by some citrus. The remaining notes are not easy to recognize, interwoven. I recognize Patchouli(heavy, sweet, earthy), Rum(fine sweet and fine spicy), Styrax(heavy, sweetish, spicy hints) and celery seeds (earthy and celery halt...). The fragrance has much less wood than the note tree suggests, the cistus rose is said to be slightly woody and Cab(p?)reuva is said to be reminiscent of cedar. Montecristo never delivers more wood. In addition, both are somewhat sweetish, have musk-like nuances. The tobacco, on the other hand, is noticeably more present and gives a cigar flair to the sweet earthiness. This is pleasant, but bites something with the chocolate, or rather, through the astringency of the overall picture, cocoa note (of benzoin). All in all, Montecristo is an earthy fragrance with a few spicy and many sweet nuances, but which are not very noticeable because of the tobacco.
For my taste there is too much celery and benzoin in it: less earthy, without cocoa Montecristo would be lived Dolce Vita, Kuba Style. The way he is, it makes you think more of a tobacco farmer's summerhouse in the evening. The field outside the front door would be freshly ploughed. The woman has cooked celery, the children eat chocolate, the tobacco leaves hang on the walls and ferment. Very interesting, but fortunately the Sillage is not obtrusive. Bauernbudenstimmung remains around 7 hours.