Fantomas 2020 Extrait de Parfum

Fantomas (Extrait de Parfum) by Nasomatto
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Fantomas (Extrait de Parfum) is a perfume by Nasomatto for women and men and was released in 2020. The scent is synthetic-fruity. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is still available to purchase.
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8.5188 Ratings
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6.877 Ratings
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Yatagan
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Yatagan
Top Review 144  
Fantomas threatens the world
For the younger ones among you, you might have to explain to which figure the latest fragrance from Nasomatto alludes: It's the mysterious super villain Fantomas from the 1964 comedy of the same name starring Jean Marais, Louis de Funès and a whole cast of famous French actresses*. The cinematic tricks were remarkable for the time (car spins out wings and flies away), while today you can only smile mildly at the whimsical gags and helpless technical gimmicks. Anyway: The movies still have their nostalgic charm today, so that even our children had fun in their younger years.
Apparently, Alessandro Gualtierie is also a fan of the series (two more films followed: "Fantomas against Interpol" and "Fantomas threatens the world", whose title I borrowed with sarcastic pleasure as a headline for this commentary), because the advertisement in the video bluntly alludes to the figure of Fantomas wearing a light blue mask and also the font used is borrowed from the lettering of the films from the 60s.
As an avowed lover of the films of the time, I wanted to test the new Gualtieri, even though I was almost certain that it would disappoint me as much as Black Afgano, Duro, Blamage or all the Orto Parisi scents. To me, all these fragrances seem coarse, loud, (certainly consciously) vulgar, garish and extremely synthetic. But while many of Alessandro Gualtieri's fragrances have more of an oriental character, Fantomas belongs to the group of lighter scents, which nevertheless want to score with enormous aura and durability. Personally, I am very annoyed by such a strong durability, because I don't like fragrances that (1.) survive a thorough shower, (2.) follow me around for days on end wearing a jacket or scarf and (3.) also scent the colleagues in the neighbouring office or the whole conference room. Such an exuberant aura massively bothers me about others and I don't want to be perceived in this way myself. I prefer to spray more often and smell the fragrance especially close up. In my more than 35 years of perfume experience with long phases of intensive collecting - long before perfume or basenotes - I received "compliments" for a fragrance, especially when I had dosed it too much, which was then regularly particularly embarrassing. Stylishly dosed fragrances are not immediately noticed by the environment and their complexity can only be appreciated in close proximity - and this should be reserved for loved ones. End of the excursion.
However, a low dosage is almost impossible with Fantomas from the outset. Those who attest the scent here a weak durability or a moderate aura should maybe ask themselves if their nose is already blunted by some heavy niche scents, as Fantomas sticks on my scent strip and on a piece of textile now beaten for four days with nearly the same intensity and this is unfortunately really just obtrusive.

To the fragrance itself: I can understand if you are fascinated by Fantomas, because as so often with Gualtieri, he once again plays with powerful stimuli - and that is certainly Gualtieri's strength. Just as with Black Afgano he evokes the association of Black Afghani without actually wanting to imitate the smell, just as with Duro he places an amorphous oriental animal-leathery, resinous-woody block in the landscape without wanting to create a really tangible image, Fantomas is also a phantom without violence but with an intense effect. Where does the ?
Here an attempt of decoding, but without guarantee: Like most people here, I smell an intense but artificial melon note, which is certainly due to melon ester: (Z)-6 nonenal, 2,6-dimethyl-5-heptenal.
A bitter-salty and at the same time sweet sea note is found in many men's aquatic plants, which in my opinion is also contained here in moderate dosage (algae extract).
Because of the light, somewhat watery head and heart note, I guess calone (methylbenzodioxepinone), but I'm not at all sure. This is only a vague assumption As a base note, especially in the drydown and on the fragrance strip, a shower note develops more strongly than on the skin, which we know from many contemporary fragrances / niche fragrances and which would then clearly indicate a high dose of Ambrox(an) (3aR,5aS,9aS,9bR)-3a,6,6,9a-tetramethyl-dodecahydronaphto[2,1-b]furan, chemical name and loving reminiscence of my wife's former profession: Chemist).
What else might be in there, I leave to your imagination and the many statements below.
Why do not you find much more comments on this fragrance, as we are used to with other fragrances from Gualtieri?

My rather poor overall score is mainly due to my aversion to fruit esters, which have played an extremely important role in many fruity florals since the 90s, my aversion to ambrox and the fragrances dominated by it (Sauvage, Bleu, various Marlys etc.) as well as my slowly growing aversion to the algae note, which is now all too often used in men's fragrances, and ultimately results from the rather striking composition with the olfactory mallet, which simply doesn't suit me.
Incidentally, the dominance of the synthetic alone is not the reason, because there are outstanding and artificially sophisticatedly composed perfumes from this segment (for example, by Comme des Garcons, Maack, Clean).

If you look at this scary mixture, which I assumed above and which more than deserves the name Fantomas, my evaluation is almost (too) good, but this may be due to a subterranean fascination of the scent, which oscillates between disgust and pleasant shivers. And that also has its justification.
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2.5
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Pollita
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Pollita
Top Review 78  
Laboratory Accident
After five semesters I gave up studying chemistry and concentrated on a different educational path. I had learned the essentials (e.g. how to distil schnapps) and also found my life partner during this time.

There is one experiment I still remember. I had to synthesize a nitro compound with trimethylphosphite. And it went wrong. The stuff blew up overnight and I had a lump of coal. On the advice of my fellow students, however, contrary to my nature, I tried to get the failed experiment through and cheated. Of course the cheating was obvious and I had to end up doing penalty hours in the lab. I learned my lesson, which is why I almost always tend to be honest.

But it's not only because of my screw-up that this experiment got stuck in my head. Also the smell during the synthesis (you had to start the reaction with the heat of a hair dryer) remains forever in my head. Because I have seldom noticed something so unpleasant again in my life. This is exactly how Fantomas from Nasomatto smells. Like heated trimethyl phosphite. And the smell stays the same. Nothing develops positively for me, even if other perfumes could clearly see a development. I have to admit, I got a little nauseous during the test, just like back in the lab. I've already sniffed out a lot of special things, but nothing so intense for my nose has ever been there before. That's why I give a 2.5 for the first time, never done before.

Oh yes, who wants to know how Trimethylphosphite and Fantomas smell: For me, an accumulated pickle on steroids manifests itself with an intensity that's hard to imagine. A lot of plastic is resonating, but I can't get the pickle out of my nose. Melon as well as shower gel and aquatic notes, as described in detail by Yatagan, I couldn't find any here, even with much effort and creativity. It remains cucumbery, bum cucumbery throughout. But probably I am simply much too much burdened by my laboratory accident.

I apologize to all the fans, because even this scent, as special as it is, certainly has its justification. Maybe that's why. However, I can be put to flight with it jerkizucki. A pity. But I liked the movies with Louis de Funès so much.

Many thanks to Medianus76 for the possibility of testing.
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Rebirth2014
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Rebirth2014
Top Review 50  
Terribly ingenious!
Yes, I gave Fantomas the full score, although I will never wear it. For me, he smells aggressive, disharmonious and in parts even disgusting. But at the same time it is an uncompromising masterpiece in the field of Pop Art and could definitely be exhibited at the Filmmuseum Frankfurt (as an olfactory "soundtrack" 4-D).

As a child of the 70's I perceived the film character Fantomas as a bogeyman and super villain. After every TV broadcast wild speculations about the blue devil became a permanent topic among us primary school children:

"Did you see Fantomas yesterday?"

"Nope, my parents have forbidden it! Too violent! But I secretly went to the toilet again and looked at the TV for a short time. There was Fantomas Awful blue and he laughed really hard
"For real? Whoa, soooo scary! Quick, tell me more..."

But there was nothing more to tell and the myth of the terrible villian mutated further in our imagination. How could we have guessed back then that this was a harmless comedy with the outstanding Louis de Funes? It was a time when the crime theme alone justified a FSK 16.

With our action figures - all around the adventure world of "Big Jim" - we played our childish ideas about Fantomas. I didn't worry about smells and scents at that time, although I was able to store all the olfactory impressions of that time in my memory.

Now it's 2020 and one of the most provocative perfumers of the present day is once again taking on the theme of Fantomas.

Fantomas starts with a strong melon smell, maybe a little bit of blueberry. Clearly calone, a fragrance that reached its peak in the 80s (New West). But it was already discovered in 1966, exactly in the time window of the Fantomas film series. Is this pure coincidence with Gualtieri? Did he simply want to add watermelon - without any further reference - as a top note? To open the comedy? Or did he also want to set a time frame here? - "Hey, did you notice that both started in the mid 60's and still have an effect today?"

While the top note could still be dismissed as a funny provocation, stage 2 already ignites, and under glycerine vapour (which some people today use to draw into their lungs, but which was used as a "disco fog" in the late 60s) a vinyl-PVC-latex structure slowly emerges. This is how homes and children's rooms - especially toys (dolls and Big Jim) - smelled in the 1970s. This can no longer be a coincidence! br />
Everything seems totally "overtuned", absolutely shrill, and forms as fast as Fantomas oftentimes appears to the clumsy de Funes in the movie.

For hours, this intentionally synthetic scent image is retained and Roy Lichtenstein adds a loud "bang!" in a speech bubble.

Up to this point, the concept seems to be quite ingenious: Fantomas teleports himself olfactorically into the here and now, but the chosen fragrances teleport me directly into the late 60s or early 70s.

In the following fragrance development, the top note slowly retracts (on the cloth supplied with the sample, however, this takes 2 full days). The blueberry melon only swings softly in the background, the softener from Fantomas plastic mask evaporates and a biting smoke now leads into the depth/base of the fragrance. Beneath this is the typical Gualtieri accord, sweaty with the well-known faecal oud, which both conveys the human level of the phantom and reveals the master's signature.

Honestly: I don't want to wear this scent monster on my skin, as much as it fascinates me. However, the theme has been realized in such an authentic way, with a power, creativity, depth and scope for interpretation - in short: Alessandro Gualtieri has reached the zenith of his artistic expressiveness.

Pleasant, fragrant and flattering scents are a dime a dozen. On the level of art - which perfume can and should be - Gualtieri lifts his Fantomas with all his skill. I respect this and reward it with the best possible rating.

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Gandix
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Gandix
Gandix
Top Review 46  
Halloween
It's Halloween night
so I put Fantomas on my hand Put teeth of plasticine in my mouth with melon taste And a pumpkin on my head I pack It chokes me and lifts me, but today it doesn't matter for this one night, I'm gonna get this Full of joy I go out into the streets
and slips promt on sour cucumber slop.
With the face in the sauce,
on the robe the whole lap.
Bit my tongue Taste of metal,
ripped their pants,
the scent makes a ruckus.
The whole frame hurts me i don't think I'm ever going to a Halloween party again
This scent is a complete disaster,
an orgy of melons, cucumbers,
Plasticine and metal.
It eats into the skin bites its nose,
causes a sinking feeling in the stomach.
I don't know if 'Fantomas' is the right name if he wouldn't be better off as the biter in James Bond's The Spy Who Loved Me would fit.

https://jamesbond.fandom.com/de/wiki/Bei%C3%9Fer?file=Jaws-portrait.png

Even if it doesn't fit in here at all, I have to let the comment end sadly now.
I put it on yesterday, including the last lines, and today I read that Sean Connery died at the age of 90.
R.I.P. Sean, you were a great actor.
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NuiWhakakore
Top Review 33  
FUN-to-MAS or about the love of things or also about the end of love
A note: if you're expecting an enlightening description of the scent's progression, technical data on durability and silage, or even just an objective description of the scent, you should stop reading now. Rather read the other comments, gladly the one of Yatagan, this is just for fun!
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Years ago, I fell in love.
It didn't end well,
that much in advance.

I met her in the supermarket, on the shelf next to the silver onions.
Cornichons in a jar, Spreewald.
1380 g drained weight, dream dimensions.
I was immediately gone, in love up to both ears.
She got into my car and accompanied me home.

There I opened it with a happy crack.
Sweet and spicy, crisp and green, she smiled at me.
The first kiss was uplifting.
I placed her in the brightest and most beautiful place in the refrigerator.
There she floated in clear water.

For a long time we were happy together.
But she was consumed by my love.
Eventually there was only a small, delicate pickle left in the jar.
I must confess, the initial passion had long since faded by then.
I guess we had grown apart.
At least, I had.
So there was the last pickle floating in her big jar.

I couldn't bring myself to leave her.
So she was slowly displaced by other things.
Jam, mustard, mundane stuff.
The jar moved further and further into the depths of the fridge.
Away from the light to the cold back wall.
And there it stood, obscured and abandoned.
Alone and lonely in the cold darkness.

I confess, I had forgotten her.
Other things had distracted me.
Until one day I defrosted the refrigerator and found them again.
I took them out and put them on the kitchen table.
I was glad to see them again, after all these years.
Maybe it would be like the old days again?

She looked changed.
Bigger, as if bloated.
The water was cloudy.
The lid bulged slightly.
I didn't see the warnings, was too glad to have found them again.
So I opened the lid.
Not a happy crack.
Just a grumpy pffft.

The gush of their foul cucumberiness hit me full force.
A punch in the stomach, stars before my eyes.
Gasping for breath.
She screamed to me the years of loneliness,
of darkness,
of cold
towards.
Her anger and despair like melting plastic.
Their hatred was burnt rubber.

I wanted to shoot the lid again quickly.
Had it already in trembling hand.
But something held me back.
She was right, after all, I had disowned her, disappointed her, offended her.
So I let it wash over me.
I had deserved it after all.

After hours, her anger had faded somewhat.
We talked for a long time about our feelings and stuff.
Then we parted ways,
if not as friends,
we grew closer inside We settled and amicably.
We will meet again rather not.
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...

The other day I was in the supermarket again.
That's when I discovered my new love.
Borscht, 25 liters.
This time everything will be different...
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Notes:
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Object sexuality ... is the term used to describe the sexual attraction of people to inanimate objects. ... The term "objectophilia", also encountered in this context, is alternatively used to describe a pathological addiction to having to collect certain things. (Wikipedia) Yes, such a thing really exists.
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Fantomas doesn't smell like a rotten pickle to me, but rather like a melon that's overripe to the max, still shrink-wrapped in plastic, but already clearly oozing. But that would not have fit into the story, hence the cucumber. Artistic license.
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Perfume or art? Since one can safely assume Gualtieri to know how to make perfumes, I assume with Fantomas that it is not a perfume, but rather art. That's why I don't rate it. I evaluate yes also not the Mona Lisa or criticize Leonardo da Vinci.
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Before Fantomas one must not be afraid, he is neither particularly bad, nor particularly great - simply test, also does not hurt!
Meloniest thanks to Gandix!
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Aquarius1Aquarius1 1 year ago
7
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8
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3.5
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Smells like eating a watermelon above a burning pile of car tires.
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Ka3nKa3n 2 years ago
9
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9
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10
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7.5
Scent
Tried it last night,not bad. A lot of aquatic watermelon and something salty. Layers well with megamare which makes the overall scent better
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PedroCabralPedroCabral 5 months ago
9
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9
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9
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6.5
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Looks like someone set fire to a car wheel. Rubber and burnt metal/steel.
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ToreterToreter 2 years ago
Some kind of melon candy, milk , itching powder with a Mild Pardon base.
I love it!!!!!
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AmberleyAmberley 2 years ago
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7
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8
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Patchouli melon plastic fog machine. Emphasis on Patchouli melon.
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