Flash Back in New York 2018

Flash Back in New York by Olfactive Studio
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Flash Back in New York is a popular perfume by Olfactive Studio for women and men and was released in 2018. The scent is spicy-woody. It is still available to purchase.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesCumin, Clary sage, Cotton flower, Saffron
Heart Notes Heart NotesViolet, Tuscan leather, Jasmine
Base Notes Base NotesBirch smoke, Papyrus, Vetiver, Tonka bean

Ratings

Scent

7.6 | 58 Ratings

Longevity

7.6 | 50 Ratings

Sillage

7.0 | 50 Ratings

Bottle

7.6 | 49 Ratings
Submitted by OPomone, last update on 27.02.2021.
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Bottle
Taurus1967

3 Reviews
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Taurus1967
Taurus1967
Top Review    11  
Relapse in Neustadt
The photo inspired to the fragrance olfaktiv shows us a rather snowy street canyon with snow flurries in New York at night. An excellent motif by photographer Vivienne Gucwa, with a mood that catapults us straight into wintertime. You can literally feel the cold and hear the dimmed calm that emanates from this picture.

Ergo, "Flash Back in New York" would be and is a rather wintry eau de parfum with a metropolitan claim. The season thing might fit, but otherwise I don't quite get along with the fragrant "Flash Back in New York".

On the one hand, this is due to the omnipresence of cumin, clary sage and saffron in the opening. The concentrated spice is almost too much of a good thing.
Saffron in particular makes the creation soft in the top note, but more strenuous than it has to be when playing with cumin. The finely woven linen nuance has something, but only gets through minimally.

The leather comes out really massive later, but more so in the direction of velour and a touch of shoe polish. Yes, even Papyrus wants to play along, but all in all "FBNY" seems a bit artificial and overloaded with its leathery-woody borrowings. Maybe this fits to the well-behaved bourgeois side of the city and has something nischievous about it, but all in all the fragrance seems cumbersome and almost annoying despite the imaginary complexity.

Not that I was fundamentally uncomfortable or bored when I tested it, but all the time I was getting the feeling that this creamy, leathery, woody, spicy mix was really getting on my nerves after wearing it two or three times a quarter.

Yes, nicely done and certainly liked by many, but not for me - not even in winter or in New York. That he has no resemblance at all to the original Flash Back apart from that ... as a present!

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Bottle
Leimbacher
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Leimbacher
Top Review    14  
Cold smoke from a psychologist
F formal a bore

L out of shadow

A ufgeregt are others

S emits a hearty cold

H at from leather to vetiver to smoke much to offer

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Bitches rarely to dance

A nitially very skeptical

C strong character

Comes quickly to his kick, always knows where long

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I n the rule alone on the way

Not too talkative

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N ie unfriendly, never put on, never sneaky

E in Expressticket to Empire State Building

W arnt once, then there is Kasalla

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Y ours truly

O ft in contrast to his father scent

R egelt die Dinge gerade raus

K a scent for children

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Flacon: in former times still more beautiful, but still chic.
Sillage: chest out, collar down.
Shelf life: 7 to 9 hours - a detailed session with the Freudian chain smoker.

Conclusion: a film noir scent that never sleeps. But always has the bedroom view open. Riper, greyer, more mature than the noramel "Flash Back". And better for me, too. Almost ready to sign. Vetiver, minimally fruity and with a lot of masculine attractants. Cool, cool, controlled. Fell out of time. And that's a good thing.
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Fqjcior

10 Reviews
Fqjcior
Fqjcior
Helpful Review    3  
Another great fragrance by Olfactive Studio
Woody, smoky, with a nice dose o vetiver in the heart, slightly leathery. Perfectly blended by Mr. Epinette. Very comfortable performance, nice sillage, lasts long on my skin. All in all great scent!

IMO it is a more refined and less agressive (more wearable) take on "Santal 33" Le Labo which I love anyway and which has been currently very popular amongst NY fragrance afficionados. At least that is what I've read recently. So I believe the name of this creation is not an accident. :)

Statements

TombbbTombbb 8 months ago
9
Scent
This is the perfect smoky-floral fragrance. Astounding. Reminds me of Cuir Cannage. Smoky and woody opening, gets warmer and fruity/floral
BoBoChampBoBoChamp 10 months ago
8.5
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8
Longevity
7
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This creamy floral Mid season fragrance is balanced by a soft green-woody and spicy-leathery base. Nice Violet-Papyrus combo. 100% Unisex.

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