Mousse Illuminée by Rogue

Mousse Illuminée 2018

26.07.2021 - 07:36 AM

Nuclear Blast of Fresh Cypress

Dear LORD the opening is a nuclear blast of treemoss and green cypress, almost piney, with an herbal tinge and noticeable menthol accord (from... where?). An extremely bright tuberose is revealed after a few minutes followed by a light, airy jasmine as the scent transforms into something more woody and green with a hint of fresh spice. Very bright and uplifting, like walking through a heavily coniferous forest. Not a damp deciduous forest like Chypre-Siam, but not totally dry like Fougere L'aube... so like a gentle mist of morning dew? The day after light rainfall? ? Alternatively, this is a very strong pine-scented aftershave.

I can understand why some think it too medicinal, with that mysterious menthol accord and all, but I don't get that at all. I mean, I get the menthol accord but it just comes across so fresh and uplifting here, I love it. Nuclear projection for 2-3hr, longevity 6-8hr. And that's with the roller ball sample... can't wait to blow my nose out with an atomizer when my full bottle comes in.

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