Story: The Aha moment
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1270 comes across as “fragrance” not “cologne” there is an obvious absence of perfumers alcohol and chemicals so prevalent in designer perfumery. It smells like a blend of naturally occurring scents coming together to create a new one. The blend evoking images of velvet sportcoats and yes cognac. Even before I knew the inspiration of the fragrance it made me think of a cocktail. Specifically, an Old Fashion made with cognac, not bourbon. Crushed oranges, sugar, and booze. The boozy composition itself is more intentional than I could have imagined. Based on the Folle Blanche (grape of the region), the vineyard grass, damp soil of the cellars, and wooden casks. All aspects of cognac creation.
The start is fruity. A watery, Pineapple and a healthy blast of what they describe as a “candied orange” with dried fruit. In this case dried grapes or prunes. It’s sweet and surprisingly light when looking at the juice color. you’ll get a slightly earthy, damp soil feel from the hazelnut, cocoa, and coffee which is present but in the background. I’m not sure but I think the boozy feel of this comes from the dried fruits (grapes) and a mix of florals in the mid. Everlasting flowers, vine flowers, and linden. Even though it’s not listed I get a familiar hint of angelica. Similar the note found in Versace Man from Versace. Dry and dusky. Only this one is drowned in sweetness. Vanilla, tonka bean, and white honey. If someone doesn’t like this fragrance it may be due to the sweet “gourmand” nature of this scent. Last but not least there is a generic spicy undertone. Maybe black pepper? The spice in this reminds people of The One from Dolce and Gabanna. To me, they’d be more like cousins than siblings.