Lui by Mazzolari
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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 in production.
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Fragrance Notes

Patchouli, Sandalwood, Cedar, Ambergris, Musk, Vetiver, Leather, Floral notes, Citrus notes, Spices

Ratings

Scent

7.8 | 164 Ratings

Longevity

9.0 | 130 Ratings

Sillage

8.3 | 117 Ratings

Bottle

7.2 | 104 Ratings
Submitted by Seglein, last update on 13.01.2021.
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Scent
Manogi
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Manogi
Manogi
Top 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".
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8
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Meggi
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Meggi
Meggi
Top Review    30  
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.
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10
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Sillage
7.5
Bottle
Drseid

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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.

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CaineCaine 8 months ago
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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.

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