Lui

Lui by Mazzolari
Where to buy
Search on
Search
More
Where to buy
7.8 / 10180 Ratings
Lui is a popular perfume by Mazzolari for men. The release year is unknown. The scent is animal-leathery. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is still available to purchase.
Search on
Search
More

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesPatchouliPatchouli
Heart Notes Heart NotesSandalwoodSandalwood
CedarwoodCedarwood
Floral notesFloral notes
Base Notes Base NotesCitrus notesCitrus notes
SpicesSpices

Ratings

Scent

7.8180 Ratings

Longevity

9.0140 Ratings

Sillage

8.2130 Ratings

Bottle

7.2110 Ratings
Submitted by Seglein, last update on 19.01.2022.
  • RateRate
  • CollectionCollection
  • ClassifyClassify
  • NotesNotes

Reviews

7
Scent
9
Longevity
8
Sillage
5
Pricing
NuiWhakakore

2 Reviews
Translated Show originalShow translation
NuiWhakakore
NuiWhakakore
Top Review    76  
The Eye of the Tiger
He had been terrifying the village for weeks. Hardly a night in which he had not come, silently from the jungle. Then the shrill bleating of a sheep or a goat, the squealing of a pig in its death throes, and then silence again. The next morning then only the bloody traces.

He was Dawon, the holy tiger, but all holiness has an end when it comes to their own lives. And so guards with guns were posted after the tiger attacked Bao. Yet Bao had still been lucky and survived the attack, though his right arm would probably never be the same again.

Anyway, there I was, standing in the darkness, the village at my back, the jungle in front of me. In my sweaty hand the old, heavy carbine, much older than me, slightly rusty on the barrel, but well oiled and undeniably deadly. The moon brought little light and so I listened and smelled everything around me. The spices of dinner from the village were still in the air. The wood was still wet after the last rain shower and the earth was steaming. The dense jungle in front of me was like a black wall in the already black night.

I didn't hear him coming, so quietly he crept up. But I smelled him. Sweet and warm, with the indescribable intensity that only a wild animal has. It smelled attractive and terrifying at the same time. Under its mighty paws, it crushed the wildflowers, so that something almost lovely was in the air as well.

Then suddenly he stood before me. A shadow, only the two eyes glowed golden. They regarded me and I lost myself in their unfathomable depths. Something utterly alien looked at me there: an indifference, no pity or compassion, those are human concepts, only the need to survive. The rifle trembled in my hand. I knew I would not be able to pull the trigger. An eternity we stared at each other, it seemed. But it was only a moment, I guess. Then he came toward me, his animal scent enveloping me completely. I closed my eyes and awaited my end. I felt his fur against my leg, a rough tongue brushed briefly over my hand, and just as silently as he had come, he was gone.

The rifle I left in place. He was Dawon, the holy tiger, I would not be able to shoot him. He had touched me and left me alive. The eye of the tiger had beheld me and now it is impossible for me to forget that this eye sees me.*

Never again do I want to face him.

-------------

Whether there's a tiger hiding in the Lui I don't know, but a big animal it definitely is. And wild it is too, at least at the beginning.

It starts with sweetish spices, clove I detect, some coumarin and cinnamon I suspect. The whole thing is warm and quite pleasant. Then comes the Animalik, probably fed from musk and ambergris, although I can not smell out both explicitly. It hits me like a hammer, which is intense. Underneath is leather and dark, damp wood. The patchouli is also earthy and dark. The only bright spot in this darkly vaporous concoction is the florals, but they also come across as very spicy at the beginning. The silage is also spacey at this point, so there's no escaping it. I couldn't find any citrusy notes.

Over time (so after about 2 hours) the scent becomes calmer and softer. The flowers are now more distinct and not so spicy. The Animalik is but always toneangebend and remains in the foreground. Slightly sweet resins still mix in and so he could slowly fade.
Does he but not with me. In the base (so after 6-7 hours), the fragrance is again really rough. The leather, which was previously only subliminally perceptible, comes out, very animalic and raw. With the woody notes, I could swear there is oud in it, but that's probably just the combination of the different notes.

I quite like subtle animalic notes in fragrances sometimes. Here, however, nothing is discreet, this is hardcore animalic and for fans certainly a pleasure. However, my limit has long been exceeded, I prefer to run away (even if that is probably not the best survival strategy with a tiger).

If he's too strong, you're too weak...
* freely after Sören Kierkegaard
56 Replies
10
Scent
Manogi
Translated Show originalShow translation
Manogi
Manogi
Helpful Review    16  
Smell like Finn
My favourite film is called "Waking Ned". This delightful but unfortunately quite unknown Irish comedy, which was nevertheless nominated for the Oscar for Best Foreign Film at the time, is about a man on a small Irish island who wins 7 million Irish pounds in the lottery - and stupidly dies of shock. The 52 residents of Tulaigh Mhór - the name of the little village where it all takes place - figure out what happened and figure out "How do we get the money?". If you like a great story, great landscape shots (shot on the Isle of Man) and Irish folk as a film score, this film is highly recommended. Best in the English original, insofar as you can cope with the Irish accent.

Now what does all this have to do with "Lui" by Mazzolari? Well, in a subplot of the movie, there's Finn. And Finn loves Maggie. Maggie actually loves Finn too, but doesn't want him because he stinks so bad. Because Finn is a pig farmer, which is why he's called "Pig" Finn. That comes with the appropriate smells. Even all the perfumed soaps Maggie gives Finn are of no use. So it looks like nothing will come of Finn and Maggie, and Maggie will rather turn to the rich but unscrupulous Pat Mulligan. But see for yourself ...

Anyway, "Lui", which I'm enjoying a bottling of thanks to the lovely @Ragadoodles, has exactly that pigsty character. Yes, I admit it doesn't smell like you were wallowing in the mud right next to the pigs. The patchouli and sandalwood provide more dulcet tones that fit very well in this composition. But the amber, the musk and perhaps also the spices contribute yet very much to a strong animalic-sharp note.

At the same time, it starts very pleasing and harmless. The first impression is chocolate. Chocolate filled with orange cream or something similar. But do not be fooled! This one is sneaky! Because the pleasing only lasts a few minutes, then Finn's Pigpen reveals itself in all its glory. The longevity seems good too. The sillage seems strong to me. So you have to be a little careful, you do not want to suffer the same fate as Finn.

For me, as a friend of the cultivated Animalik, there is a whopping 10 points for this work. I like smelling like Finn when I can smell like him. I already have my Maggie (ok, her name isn't Maggie, but whatever). So there's nothing more that can happen. And Finn is really a likeable guy. Just like that "Lui".
13 Replies
8
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle
Meggi
Translated Show originalShow translation
Meggi
Meggi
Top Review    32  
Is that my "too"?
A hint of citrus gives way in a flash to a balsamic mixture of livestock with a hint of caramel sweetness and floral, green-herbal-potato-like appeal, which I like to call "Carthusia potatoiness". A pinch of bitter-dark spice - carnation? Soon, a leather from the patchouli corner rises first into the ham-like, before it develops a citric-acidic-rotten mustiness, which reminds me more and more of Neil Morris' rotten leather from Fetish. By no means are we dealing with fragrance twins - in their respective unwavering determination, however, the two fragrances unquestionably have clear parallels.

Such a leather grunt may not leave the animal part unanswered. It also becomes stronger in the course of the morning. Starting with a relatively harmless castoreum he gets very dirty and for safety's sake he is supported by an indolent, but just un-fucked jasmine. Meanwhile, the spices exude the indefinable haze of an old spice cabinet. There is no reason for astonishment, something else would hardly have fitted into the overall picture.

Nevertheless, the leather muff clearly stands out from the animal in my perception in the first few hours. Strange, when I tried the fragrance for the first time years ago, I found it much more animalistic and unpleasant at the time. Grown experience, optionally dullness? Of course, with such a self-diagnosis regarding the use of Lui, caution is advised. Others will find him no less irrational at first go. This is not to be an accusation, the fragrance certainly lives up to the manufacturer's declared intention!

Only around noon does a shift become apparent. Directly on the skin, the latent repulsion still predominates, and with a little distance there are now signs of an advance of vanilla ambergris, a note that in retrospect could have been anticipated for a while. In the afternoon, it gradually loses its animal character. It becomes rounder, more amber-like, you could say. But the leather is not beaten. Occasionally I now think of a tarry, leathery, smoky tobacco that smells like Lino Ventura looked like. Or better: the bodyguard of Michael Corleone from "The Godfather, Part III", the gnarled guy with the black hat.

Towards the late afternoon, the vanilla-ambery amber colour dominates, but without ever becoming entirely pleasing, there are patchouli and - I find it hard to believe - the potato green note of the beginning. It remains full of character.

And now for the question from the title: My "I don't like" list ends with: "...and overly smelly animals." Is Lui now my "all too"?

Hm. It needs a certain experience (or habituation), it is not easy. But in the end he manages the tightrope walk and - no - he is not my "all too". I rather find him exciting, striking and unique in his unconventional mugginess. Whether I will ever have the format to wear it, I do not know. It is undoubtedly made for completely different types
I thank MisterE for the rehearsal.
25 Replies
6
Scent
10
Longevity
10
Sillage
7.5
Bottle
Drseid

808 Reviews
Drseid
Drseid
   3  
Good Quality, But It Didn't Wow Me...
Mazzolari Lui opens with a hint of rose, but quickly turns into an outright patchouli powerhouse bomb. The patchouli dominates throughout, and mixes with hints of leather and amber along the way. I kind of liked the opening, but I am not a fan of patchouli dominant scents, and Mazzolari Lui definitely fits that description. The patchouli was just too much for me, but I did not dislike ML, and could certainly see why it gets the love from many others. If you are a patchouli powerhouse scent addict, then this is a must sniff, IMO. If you dislike patchouli as the dominant note in scents, then most likely Mazzolari Lui will not appeal to you. I give the scent a strong neutral due to its quality and its superb projection, sillage and longevity equating to a rating of 3 out of 5 stars.

Statements

KuraiKurai 10 months ago
7.5
Scent
10
Longevity
7
Sillage
Heavy patchouli enriched with chocolate and horse manure. Shockingly funky on first time wearing. After that it's 'just' a muddy patchouli.
CaineCaine 2 years ago
8
Scent
8
Longevity
8
Sillage
9
Bottle
Raw animalic patchouli, not for the untrained nose. Difficult to wear but if you can handle its power and dirtiness it's really good.

Perfume Classification by the Community


Discussions about Lui

Soulmates in Perfumes & Brands

Photos by the Community

by Josch
by Josch
by Jensemann
by Jensemann
by Josch
by Josch
by Lotte1
by Lotte1
by Tilo
by Tilo
by Jensemann
by Jensemann
by Tilo
by Tilo
by ExUser
by ExUser

Popular Mazzolari

Nero (Eau de Parfum) by Mazzolari Patchouly / Patchouli (Eau de Parfum) by Mazzolari Hartley by Mazzolari Vaniglia by Mazzolari Lei by Mazzolari Mazzolari by Mazzolari Alessandro by Mazzolari Augusto by Mazzolari Vetiver by Mazzolari Alchemico by Mazzolari Sofia (Eau de Parfum) by Mazzolari Ambra by Mazzolari Bergamotto Mediterraneo by Mazzolari Oriente by Mazzolari Le Rose (Eau de Parfum) by Mazzolari Carolina by Mazzolari Nero (Essenza in Olio) by Mazzolari Fleurs d'Oranger by Mazzolari Musk (Eau de Parfum) by Mazzolari Oud by Mazzolari