Bergamot, Geranium, and Neroli are blended with lively Pepper, Ginger, and Cardamom, to create a bright, fresh contrast to a rich, sensual base of Patchouli, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Benzoin, and Ambergris, which underscore a highly distinctive blend of Tobacco and Cognac, enriched with Rose, Jasmine, and Heliotrope.
A fragrance which expertly balances the balsamic sweetness of Benzoin and Vanilla with the dry masculinity of Tobacco and Cognac, Enigma is an enticing experience which transforms any who wear it into a man of mystery and intrigue. An unusual effect occurs where the slightly powdery and Cherry-like tones of Heliotrope mingle with the mouth-watering quality of the Vanilla and Benzoin and appear to fizz, as the boozy splash of Cognac creates a delicious cocktail, which is enjoyed alongside a fine Cuban cigar, as the smoky tones of Tobacco are given a hot spark by the gentle spice notes of Cardamom, Ginger and Pepper.
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Intoxicating start. Well blended. Spicy, soapy, soda/cola. Booziness and sweetness are just right, in perfect equilibrium and it is one of those things that alone is worth admiring. It smells: quality.
Gentle on the sprays. 2-3 whiffs = great day. If you inundate yourself with this, you and all people around will have a bad day. You won’t get away with murder.
It’s uniquess is in the layering imo. So many layers. You will be sniffing your arm every 5-10 minutes for appreciating its evolution, the subtle change of accords, how the notes interact in a particular moment and knowing that change can be a beautiful thing. It’s one of those.–Pedro_Fragrance review courtesy of Basenotes
This is a beautiful boozy fragrance with prominent notes of cognac, vanilla, and jasmine to my nose. It kind of smells like sweet root beer. It is also totally unisex. Sillage is good while longevity is also good.–seeroos.syedFragrance review courtesy of Fragrantica
From the opening I get a slightly dirty rum and coke. Later the drydown has that dry tobacco and vanilla combo, but not the sweet kind. Doesn’t smell cheap or overly-synthetic. It’s that refined smell that even when you don’t necessarily like all the notes, you still like it because everything smells of good quality and well-blended.
Seems best for he 35 and up crowd on cooler night/days when you need something that can be dressed up.