Tempo Rubato

Tempo Rubato by Maher Olfactive
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Tempo Rubato is a perfume by Maher Olfactive for women and men. The release year is unknown. The scent is leathery-floral. It is still available to purchase.
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ApricotApricot PlumPlum NeroliNeroli PetitgrainPetitgrain Orange blossom absoluteOrange blossom absolute Rosa alba ottoRosa alba otto Narcissus absoluteNarcissus absolute Jasminum grandiflorumJasminum grandiflorum GalbanumGalbanum Orris butterOrris butter BenzoinBenzoin LeatherLeather MuskMusk

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Strange fruits
The room is dark, the drinks served, you lean back relaxed in the soft leather chairs and wait for the performance to begin. The stage curtain is still closed, the visible part of the stage a sea of flowers. Then the curtain opens, the first bars of music fill the room, the plaintive sound of a trumpet. She then stands behind the microphone in the spotlight, her galbanum green sequined dress glistening kindly in the light. Then she sings her song and everyone is captivated by her voice, dark and bright at the same time. Soft and breaking with sorrow, she sings of the animal in man down there in the south. No one will ever forget this moment. Again and again she will sing this song and touch the people and remind them of what was and give hope for what can be and still nothing will change down there in the south, not for decades, everything infinitely slow, but then maybe one day far away...


Shawn Maher himself writes about Tempo Rubato it is a classical composition and I agree with him.
It starts with spicy and slightly sweet florals and light green galbanum. I detect jasmine and some rose. The rest, as is often the case, is indecipherable to me. Fruity notes, on the other hand, I don't detect. The leather is also immediately present, rather clean, with a slightly animalic note, freshly treated with leather polish.
Only after an hour, some fruit comes in with and that with me only in the background, there I have fortunately a different perception than Chizza. Apricot with some orange blossom I mean to recognize. It stays like this for quite a long time before some iris butter is added minimally and musk creams a bit. The musk takes over in the further course more and more the upper hand, but does not interfere, because the fragrance at this point is only very close to the skin perceptible.
For me, Tempo Rubato is a very classic floral-leather scent. As such, well done, with a pretty good durability (8+ hours), however, I can then also take a real classic, especially since it is priced far too high in my opinion (180$ / 50ml).

Soundtrack: Stange Fruit - Billie Holiday
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