Doraphilia 2019

Doraphilia by Miguel Matos
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Doraphilia is a popular perfume by Miguel Matos for women and men and was released in 2019. The scent is animal-leathery. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is still available to purchase.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top Notes BergamotBergamot AldehydesAldehydes LilacLilac
Heart Notes Heart Notes MimosaMimosa IrisIris RoseRose NarcissusNarcissus Ylang-ylangYlang-ylang LeatherLeather
Base Notes Base Notes CostusCostus LeatherLeather Tree mossTree moss CivetCivet CastoreumCastoreum PatchouliPatchouli

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7.539 Ratings
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8.834 Ratings
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8.336 Ratings
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7.531 Ratings
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BobbyGee

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BobbyGee
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Matos/Doraphilia
Usually it’s out of my way with Matos perfumes. I have my (quite critical) opinion about his perfumes. Well ... it's hard, because with so many different perfumes that he creates - I would prefer differently, but for my consolation there are some single fragrances that I like. This is a small example.

Doraphilia is a fragrance that takes me back to the past.
A wardrobe ..., an open wardrobe and a place to play hide and seek ... among the furs and skins hanging there. More precisely - the furs in which the woman walked and on which you can still smell her perfume… floral perfumes.
This is how I perceive this smell. The beginning is quite strong, leather and fur and FLORAL (I can sense violet for sure). Over time, the flowers move away
to the background and fade away, and the most important thing is the smell of fur, lightly rubbed to the skin (not an unpleasant smell) and slightly earthy patchouli.
If Miguel wanted to convey this atmosphere, it was a “hat off the head”, it turned out great for him.
Unisex and fall / winter fragrance.
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UntermWert
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UntermWert
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Glamorously elegant predatory anime in a floral backdrop of border crossings
Cruella DeVille, glamorous and wrapped in lots of animal fur. Surrounded by a cloud of the most lavish and expensive perfumes, a bit wacky but still upper class. Expensive bling, red lipstick. Unscrupulous, she takes what she wants and seems shameless, transgressive, greedy.

Who do you think was her fur stole?
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Doraphilia opens as a lush, aldehydic bouquet of lilacs, briefly giving the impression of violets, but they're not actually in there.... Slowly the animalic notes, moss and patchouli assert themselves - leathery, hairy and herbaceous - while the other flowers form a wildly colourful bouquet. I can smell out ylang-ylang most clearly, the rose is not particularly present (fortunately for me). Everything is intense, alert and wild. Later on, the flowers retreat more and more - at last, a very soft iris soothes the beast and the scent of warm fur remains. For me, it's definitely not a dog smell (because I have my difficulties with that), but present throughout are costus and castoreum, which expressively evoke an impression of a predator's enclosure. I don't experience the scent as stale or pebbly, as the civet tends to stay in the background during my test. Instead, there is a very distinct impression of furry-animalic, as many reviewers have described here. One could perhaps also experience the scent as humanizing, with some "unwashed skin", but (just) not yet malodorous. Doraphilia definitely treads a boundary line with this. So if you found Ambilux too spicy-animalic, for example, you'll definitely turn up your nose at this scent. I'm surprised at how well I get along with the overall composition, however, this scent seems much more unruly. When it wafts at me from the periphery of my wrist, I find it thoroughly enjoyable, but the homeliness of Ambilux is missing.
There's no denying a wild animal here. Familiar and dangerous.
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Doraphilia is a very exciting and artfully composed fragrance, with an untamed predatory animalism that first hides in an elegant vintage floral bouquet and then allows that bouquet itself to become a backdrop of border crossings. I recommend Foxear's review, "whose beast" is a werewolf. That sums it up excellently.

(with dear thanks to 4sonicyouth for this extraordinary fragrance experience - quite great cinema ;-)
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Chizza
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Chizza
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Fur fetish
Often I feel so bad that I rate fragrances even worse after the first test when I get to know them better. So the initial euphoria disappears. I have rated this fragrance here with 6.0 although it is leather. Some of you might know: I like leather. Now the scent is called Doraphilia and so I postponed it for several months to test it again. For me the missing connection, the missing access at that time was due to the animalism. But the scent followed me in my mind, never really let go of me and so now I am here to write the first commentary on the Miguel Matos product and to banish the spirits I called.

For untrained noses which can neither with animalistic nor leather, this is to be described here as quite daring. That would be very euphemistically formulated. The fragrance does not take a great development but is a classic concept fragrance. Doraphilia, fur fetish, that's what it is here. Only that the fur is still on the living animal. So the first 15 minutes pass very intensively, after that the leather is just fresh.

The leather doesn't swell out of the bottle, but at first glance it gives us facets that take some getting used to. It took me a long time to filter out the floral notes.
Now the entourage of this rather fresh leather does not consist of soft flowers. The lilac sharpens the rough element of the leather in a certain way, aldehydes clearly perceptible, as past decades greet in terms of perfume. Apart from the violet, the floral middle part is not very recognizable to me, which I can only appreciate when it comes to ylang-ylang. If you want to test Ylang-Ylang with leather, there's one from Guerlain.

The minutes and hours go by and the leather of Doraphilia remains unchanged but retains its vintage touch. This is not dirty leather, it is already clear, pure leather but not trimmed for high gloss, nor for rawness. It's actually more about what was once hidden behind the leather, about the animal, about animal strength, certainly also animal instincts, when I read the intention behind the fragrance.
The individual ingredients are also perfect for this. Costus likes to appear earthy, animalistic and reminds one of the violet. Civet and beaver's horns hardly need any explanation. So the notes and the scent fit
Hard to say for whom Doraphilia is suitable. You should like leather, you should be able to identify with leather of the old style, not to forget the animal touch. Above all, the beginning shouldn't scare you off, and you shouldn't see this as an introduction to the world of such perfumes. Today it will be a shorter comment on my part, I wanted to take up the cudgels for the fragrance on the one hand, and on the other hand to show that all fragrances should be given a second chance. Meanwhile I appreciate this creation.
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PallasCC

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Vintage leather done the right way
If you are in the market for a vintage-inspired leather perfume, Doraphilia will be right up your alley. I have smelt and owned a great variety of leather-based scents, however, if I had to pick the one that speaks to me the most it would be Miguel Mato's creation.

The perfume is evocative of the interwar period during which all worries seemed to have vanished to be supplanted by jazz music and beautiful flappers dressed in expensive furs enjoying a cigarette or two. This scent is a perfect companion to F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel, the Great Gatsby. The aldehydic opening is evocative of the classic perfumes from the past, á la Coco Chanel. It does not take a lot of time until you are surrounded by the tension between the heart notes and the base. That is when the animalic notes and the leather are fighting their away to the center stage while being tamed and sweetened by the floral heart of rose, mimosa, iris, ylang-ylang, and narcissus.

This back and forth continues well into the dry-down. The scent deepens, acquiring some tangy bitterness that comes (in all probability) from the oakmoss and earthy patchouli coupled with flower. The leather is not longer sweet and polished; it starts displaying a somewhat more rugged texture.

Overall, Doraphilia is very aptly named for what it represents. It is a time journey into the past, without being excessively outdated. Feat not! It is a post-modern perfume that skillfully displays the beauty of each ingredient. It deserves the highest praise. Well done, Miguel!

Disclosure: This review is based on my own purchase from Miguel Mato's website.
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BoBoChampBoBoChamp 1 year ago
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Initially clean and soapy-floral, a rather smooth and powdery/sweet, floral-leathery Chypre, on a solid and dirty animalic earthy-woody base
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SamuelGustavSamuelGustav 3 years ago
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If you are missing a good old vintage floral leather, a travel in time
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