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Poison fang pulled
Uncommented fragrances No. 129
There are many reformulated classics. Many were ruined, thanks to the exaggerated demands of IFRA. But when a new fragrance so unmistakably indicates that it should be based on the original from 1949, vintage friends become nervous (see blog about the two new "old" Moustache variants) and sometimes tend to order blind in a hurry.
In the meantime, the fragrance is with me and I compare it with the actual original from 1949. Can that go well?
Of course this is not really possible, because Moustache from 1949 was also reworked several times, tamed (the original version is said to have been more animalistic than the variant in the angular matt bottle with the unambiguous dark yellow liquid): there is no real reference. In addition, even the last version of Moustache available on the market has usually been on the lid for several years, which means that an ageing process with scent can no longer be ruled out. This also seems to be the case with my moustache water from the early 2000s. Nevertheless, a comparison with caution and limited validity is possible in my opinion.
Outside before I leave the second new version (Roches Moustache EdP: s.d.).
Moustache Original 1949 (the new one up there) is - and I'll send this ahead - from my point of view well done. Like its predecessor, the fragrance is consistently bergamot citrus, powdery (musk), has further discreet floral undertones and also a herbaceous component (in the old one, basil was explicitly mentioned as a herbaceous clay, which was also well imaginable, and lavender, in the new one in 1949 it is only lavender, but this can be due to a shortened presentation of the ingredients). In the old Moustache the sweet animal note was conspicuous, which I always put on the honey (missing in this version) and the musk. This was avoided with the contemporary moustache, which was certainly a wise decision, because a rogue who had at that time obvious associations with the yellow liquid. Moustache was a marking male at that time, nowadays he is masculine, but he wears a hipster mustache. Is that bad? No, it isn't, because I now believe that many vintage fragrances, as much as I loved them then (and now), would seem out of place among contemporaries. That's what a true lover of old scents says.
So the yellow snake was pulled a poison fang, but the second one was overlooked (musk powdery citrus and bergamot) and also this mixture may take some getting used to for today's wearers