A while ago out of the blue a distributor sent me a package containing samples from various lines, including Mark Buxton, a famous creyaor of perfume for others who decided to create his own eponymous line.
Black Angel was the first one I tried, and I really like it. He calls it “an unexpected encounter in a NY night club.” del, my years of having those ended in the 90’s, but well leave that little tidbit of info leaving where it lay. The opening in a wonderfully spicy and slightly sweet ginger with just a hint of mandarin, slightly sour with the peel and the pith. the middle starts to bring in the orris and jasmine and a slightly rounded fatty feel to it while the patchouli and amber in the base brings us to that nightclub.
It’s really pretty and very feminine, but the press kit refers to it as “light.” I was not getting like. Radiance, yes, lightness, no. Lasting power is excellent- I got nearly 8 hours on my skin. I’ll be interested to try the others in the line-up.
Notes: (from his website) Top :Mandarin, Ginger
Core :Jasmine, Orris
Base :Styrax, Patchouli, Amber
Mark Buxton collection is available at his website € 140.47 for 100M. It retails in the US for $195, but the press stuff that came with it don’t tell where it’s being sold. I know it’s not LuckyScent or Aedes.
My sample came from the distributor. Image from Mark Buxton website.