Tango by Masque Milano

tangoIf there’s one thing I love it’s a rich, spicy amber scent. When I was in ScentBar the other day, I got a whiff of this one, certainly one of the richest and spiciest I’ve smelled for a while.

Ingredients (via LuckyScent): Amber, jasmine sambac, turkish rose, cumin, cardamom, cinnamon, tonka bean, benzoin, sandalwood, guaiac wood, cedar and melilotus.

The opening of Tango is all about spices and flowers. They bloom hot and fast and with an assertiveness that makes it an immediate head-turner. After a few minutes it starts getting sweeter, almost as if immortelle was in there (although it isn’t listed.) The scent just seems to get richer, smokier and more boozy as it keeps developing until it reaches the peaty richness of the smoothest cocktail made with scotch. It’s deeply amber and wildly sensuous and in my opinion, wholly wonderful.

The culmination is the perfectness of the dry down- it’s quieter than the passionate middle and the come hither opening but it’s a quieter version of the middle, an “après un rapport sexuel” that could easily be my new cuddle-up fragrance.

Which it sadly won’t be. if only because it’s $240 for 100ML. Not that I think it isn’t worth every dime, it’s just out of my range these days. Surrender to Chance here I come..

My sample was asked for and given to me at ScentBar.

Image taken from LuckyScent.

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  • Julie L says:

    I’m SURE I would love this, given the notes listed, but *sigh*…wayyy out of my pocket book range! I’m sure it is just beautiful…

  • Lisa D says:

    This sounds luscious – I love rich, I love spicy and I love boozy.

  • wefadetogray says:

    ps: I dont see it in Surrender to chance 🙁

  • wefadetogray says:

    Sounds like an absolute must buy sample for me. I adore amber and the richer and spicier the better. Thanks for bringing this to my scented attention! My nose is getting all anxious now.

  • Laurels says:

    It does sound gorgeous, but I’m with you on the price.

    That cap that doesn’t sit flush on the bottle looks interesting in photos, but would drive me nuts in real life.

  • Portia says:

    I can so see you rocking this wonderful baby
    What is the bottle like in your hand?
    Portia xx