[⁸⁰Hg] Mercury 2013

[⁸⁰Hg] Mercury by One of those / nu_be
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[⁸⁰Hg] Mercury is a perfume by One of those / nu_be for women and men and was released in 2013. The scent is synthetic-fresh. It is still available to purchase.
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Antoine Lie

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesAldehydesAldehydes
Mandarin orangeMandarin orange
RhubarbRhubarb
BlackcurrantBlackcurrant
LemonLemon
Heart Notes Heart NotesGeraniumGeranium
VioletViolet
Base Notes Base NotesPatchouliPatchouli
SandalwoodSandalwood
Tolu balmTolu balm
CedarwoodCedarwood

Ratings

Scent

4.622 Ratings

Longevity

6.917 Ratings

Sillage

6.818 Ratings

Bottle

6.321 Ratings
Submitted by Franfan20, last update on 12.12.2021.
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9
Scent
5
Longevity
5
Sillage
9
Bottle
10
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Elysium

547 Reviews
Elysium
Elysium
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Spheres Of Light That Roll Away Quickly
Oysters are delicious seafood, rich in nutrients like iodine, which are best eaten fresh and raw. I love eating raw oysters, but that wasn't always the case. I was skeptical about eating them raw straight from the shell; when you splash the lemon, they shrink. The cold months are the best months to eat raw oysters. The warmer the weather, the more likely oysters are to have harmful bacteria. Oysters can be intimidating to open, so always be careful when shelling oysters, keeping your hands protected, and not being rushed with the toughest oysters. Wait, but how do you know the oysters are freshly enough? The smell should be "like the ocean breeze." They should have a salty, seawater taste, but not excessively. They will feel velvety in the mouth, and while good oysters are soft, they are not mushy and have a bit of a bite. You will taste all the complexity of the ocean. In case you were wondering why I am discussing oysters while reviewing [⁸⁰Hg] Mercury, here you are.

The more I enter the infinite world of perfumes, the more I am convinced that others' reviews give us an indicative idea, but then only our nose and our mood can determine whether or not we like that fragrance. For example, [⁸⁰Hg] Mercury, which has completely contrasting ratings, says 1 and who says 10. [⁸⁰Hg] Mercury presents a contrast between aldehydes and woods with balsamic, acidic, floral, and earthy accords and represents shiny metallic fluidity. Just in case, Mercury is a liquid metal, as anyone who has broken a vintage thermometer can attest, as the modern one features an eco-green fluid.

For a strange reason, I can't explain, [⁸⁰Hg] Mercury unfolds on my skin with a sizzling explosion of aldehydes and acid accords. It is the most fabulous aldehyde-citrus combination imaginable. A type of aldehyde I've never smelled before. Usually, aldehydes are used to create an illusion of air, blue sky, cleaning, soap, metal, hair spray, and so on. Here, on the other hand, they are "fishy." I perceive a pleasant scent of freshly caught and shelled fresh mollusks, mainly oysters. Don't worry, anything to do with the rotten smell of spoiled fish. But it seems somewhat due to the perfume imprisoned in the straw. The more I reapply, the more juice comes out of the straw, and the better it becomes. I assume the smell of the ocean breeze was just an exception. However, the slightly salty marine effect melts, arouses, and makes your mouth water. But as any perfume lover knows, you can't stop at the first splash, no matter how terrifying it is. In subsequent applications, I get bright mandarin and lemon peels still drowned in an aldehyde ocean. It has a mild citric background created with lemon and mandarin orange concoction. It's not sharp, just citrusy and vivid. The acidity is palpable, with the oxide accord blending with sour rhubarb and black currant leaves. For me, the initial phase is all about a metallic chord that soon turns into an aldehyde lemon and stays in the background for hours.

The opening gives a charged metallic surface on which development flows into a violet heart filled with ionones that further share a palpable metallic aspect and greenish geranium, which amplifies the fluid metal atmosphere. The hefty dose of aldehydes tones down but does not fade. They're somewhat airy and fleeting, nothing oily or saturated, and interact with the perfume's tart fruity opening in an adorable way. After time has passed, aldehydes eventually become a little bit soapy when geranium and violet join the composition, introducing their green and crunchy freshness. At some point of development, one can notice a powdery facet of sandalwood and violet.

On the finish, the fragrance transforms into a soft woody, creamy and earthy tone. A hint of patchouli sneaks in silently, without being intrusive, soon followed by creamy sandalwood and lots of dry cedarwood. But the base doesn't end there since a tolu balsam balm nicely joins the clan. Balsam of Tolu brings more density after a couple of hours, making [⁸⁰Hg] Mercury balmier slightly more dramatic and suitable for evening wear.

Both [⁸⁰Hg] Mercury and Sulfur joined the collection later, and both feature a dark gray polystyrene box, similar to wet asphalt. I conclude by saying that it is a refreshing fragrance that does not smell like the other refreshing fragrances on the market. I was expecting something shocking and unbearable, but I only received something melancholy and unusual. I find it wearable, and its performance is moderate. [⁸⁰Hg] Mercury is the perfect antidote for spring and summer days, harmless for the office. It's fresh, clean, refreshing, but it's also so extremely odd, so much so that some reviewers compare it to ELDO's Sécrétions Magnifiques, created from the same nose, but I've never smelled it and can't contribute.

This review is based upon a 100ml bottle I own since March 2021, which I ordered here at www.parfimo.it and paid €19.50.

-Elysium
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9
Longevity
8
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Palonera
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Top Review    28  
"He's got a dare!"
...I thought.
Not for the first time when testing a fragrance from the retort of Antoine Lie, not for the last time probably too.
He's got a little nerve.
He makes fragrances without regard to losses, to personal sensitivities, makes fragrances for wrinkled noses, raised eyebrows, for corners of the mouth that don't know what to do anymore.
Fragrances like "Sécretions Magnifiques", which experiences a negative hype like hardly any other.
Fragrances like "Divin' Enfant", the fallen angel, like "Eau de Protection", the metal thorn rose.
Fragrances that shake us, shake us up, do some things to us - but they don't do one thing: they don't leave us cold.

And "[80Hg] Mercury" began rather harmlessly, lulled me to safety for two, three, four seconds - aquatic men's mainstream rose from puddled skin, unspectacular, well-known, disappointing.
Almost.
After these few seconds, "[80Hg] Mercury" began to shine, to shimmer, metallic icy ozone flowed out and pushed my synapses into "Sécretions Magnifiques", the fear boss of dozens of noses.
The same harsh cold, the same sharp white, the same "close your nose".
Of course, dimmed down here, but a sibling, an uncle or nephew.
You have to - like it, certainly.
First of all, however, endure, because a perfume, a fragrance that is now rather not.

Mercury, the eponym of "[80Hg] Mercury", is regarded as one of the most fascinating and at the same time most toxic elements of the periodic table.
Known as liquid silver, as bold silver, with its silver-white, drop-forming surface it appeals both to the aesthetic sensation and the play instinct - an attractive, repulsive play with death, which Antoine Lie does not play analogously with my nose in "[80Hg] Mercury", but which he makes comprehensible to me, by juxtaposing the cold, clinking facets with sweetish nuances, silky soft powders and dark, almost coked, smoke-blackened notes of wood that can only be discerned at some distance from the skin, while the relationship with "Sécretions Magnifiques" remains predominant right up to the end, close to the skin.

Between these two poles, a fundamentally different perception of smell develops with increasing wearing time, which contains sweet, floral, unpleasant alcoholic aspects that remind me of Josh Meyer's "L'Orchidée Terrible" and my cellar spirit associations there - a memory that I had previously successfully suppressed, but which now floods my senses with power.
That is and does not do me good - it pinches me in the stomach, gives me a leg to my well-being.
Is that supposed to be a warning, a "Don't come near me!"?

Three days we spent together, "[80Hg] Mercury" and me.
Three days in which not much has changed in my perception - apart from this third day, which began rather citrus-fresh, before the blink of an eye later showed metal and icy cold.
Three days in which people didn't come quite so close to me, in which many a glance grazed me, which I don't really know how to interpret - but in which I am very happy that the man at my side is not at the place right now.
He would - I know that - be heavy with this scent, heavy with me who carry him.
And a fourth day, forgive me, I won't do it to myself...
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Scent
7.5
Longevity
7.5
Sillage
2.5
Bottle
Drseid

808 Reviews
Drseid
Drseid
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Secretions Manifiques Deux?!?...
Mercury is a composition where emotions completely drive the experience more than any note breakdown could. As such, skipping the usual more objective note breakdown, let's just jump to what kind of emotions it conjures to *this* person...

When first applied on skin Mercury starts off quite fresh and moderately pleasant smelling. That is the highlight of its development. It is all scary bad from here on out unfortunately. After the fresh opening, the composition turns quite milky and very metallic smelling conjuring up a cross between coconut milk and blood. The sharp violet driven metallic bloody aspect is the dominant heart component with the coconut milk used in odd unsettling support. Things are pretty linear through the late dry-down as the composition only softens but keeps the same profile throughout. If "blood" and "milky accord" sound vaguely familiar, keep in mind the perfumer behind this sadist offering is none other than the one who conjured up my least-liked composition, Secretions Manifiques by ELdO. There are far too many similarities between these for my comfort zone to withstand and to call this a slightly less intense version of that disgusting composition would not be too far off the mark. Projection is above average and longevity about 10 terrifying hours on skin.

The bottom line is that Mercury is yet another horrific composition by Mr. Lie that should be avoided at all cost unless you are one of the select few who enjoyed Secretions Manifiques. If you did enjoy it, then Mercury will near certainly appeal to you. Just one polite request... If you plan to wear either of them, please make sure I am nowhere in the same vicinity. The $150 per 100ml bottle Mercury gets an almost unheard of "extremely poor" rating of 1/2 star out of 5 and the biggest avoid recommendation I can muster. Please Mr. Lie, no more!
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