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Synthetic musk done before
"Habanita L'Esprit" was launched in 2013, ten years after Narciso Rodriguez' best-selling fragrance from 2003. And to my great surprise, "Habanita L'Esprit" smells very similar to "Narciso R. Eau de Parfum". Those who know the Rogdriguez will now have an olfactory picture in their mind, those who don't will be glad to learn that "Habanita L'Esprit" has nothing to do with the old "Habanita". It's neither a "light" version of it nor can it be compared to the classic perfume by Molinard in terms of originality and impact. Yet "Habanita L'Esprit" is extremely loud, staying power is excellent and the strong musk places it in the category of those sexual heavies some people think they need to spray on to seduce the world around them. Loaded with the earthiness of patchouli, "L'Esprit" blends amber, rose and jasmine and then adds an animal note of synthetic musk to make things even "hotter". The resulting postion is musk, musk and musk - and very disappointing, because it is so close to Narciso Rodriguez who did the same thing 10 years ago (i.e. the perfumers Nagel and Kurdijan did). Worn with due discretion, this "Habanita L'Esprit" could be quite user-friendly, provided you like strong musky scents, of course. One bottle should last you a very long time.