No 59: Tobacco Frankincense 2020

No 59: Tobacco Frankincense by Meleg Perfumes
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No 59: Tobacco Frankincense is a new perfume by Meleg Perfumes for women and men and was released in 2020. The scent is sweet-smoky.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesRosewood, Nutmeg, Black pepper, Cardamom, Cinnamon
Heart Notes Heart NotesCedarwood, Frankincense, Virginia tobacco absolute, Moroccan rose absolute
Base Notes Base NotesLabdanum, Benzoin, Vanilla absolute

Ratings

Scent

7.8 (3 Ratings)

Longevity

7.7 (3 Ratings)

Sillage

7.3 (3 Ratings)

Bottle

7.8 (4 Ratings)
Submitted by Odysseus, last update on 26.03.2020.
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Longevity
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Sillage
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Tobacco, Spice and All Things Nice...
No. 59 opens with a nose tingling, fresh nutmeg and cardamom tandem with hints of slightly sweet vanilla enhanced tobacco before transitioning to its heart. As the composition reaches its early heart the slightly sweet vanilla enhanced natural smelling tobacco takes the fore, with smooth frankincense melding with the nutmeg and cardamom warm spice remaining, adding just the slightest hint of subtle rose floral support. During the late dry-down, the tobacco significantly recedes though never completely vacates, revealing an amber-like labdanum that takes the fore, joining the tobacco, frankincense and warm spice remnants through the finish. Projection is excellent, as is longevity at around 12 hours on skin.

No.59 is the kind of composition that is not going to knock your socks off with innovation, but rather wins you over with its warm, comfortable familiarity, impressing with some very natural smelling ingredients that are easy to relate to and conjure up special old memories. More specifically, No.59 is a tobacco perfume at its core. The tobacco note used smells very convincing and wholly enticing, while the warm nutmeg prominent spice and deep, smooth supporting incense just flesh out the tobacco further. There is an added sweetness that made me think of pipe tobacco when I wore the composition the first time, but on further wearings I believe actually the smell is closer to fine cigar tobacco leaf, but with a mild natural smelling sweetener like vanilla added to give an ultimate impression somewhere in between the two. The end result of warm spiced, slightly sweet tobacco leaf underpinned by incense is as sublime as it is relatively minimalist. If there is a weakness to No. 59 it would have to be in the amber spiced vanilla-like late dry-down. There is nothing wrong with it, but after the amazing heart it comes off as a bit of a let-down in comparison. All-in-all, a fine effort from perfumer Matt Meleg. The bottom line is the approximately $120 USD per 50ml bottle No.59 may not wow with innovation, but instead impresses with sophistication and high ingredient quality, earning it an "excellent" 4 stars out of 5 rating and a solid recommendation to those seeking a classically structured warm spiced tobacco and incense perfume.

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