Sticky Sweet Fruit (PerfumeThoughts: Mutiny, Maison Martin Margiela)

maison-margiela-mutiny-402x538Where have you gone, Martin Margiela? I was at the pop-up Margiela fragrance store at Century City and as I perused through their fragrance offerings, I thought to myself – when did this brad get so…generic? Their scents are all so familiar, so rote, so common that it really isn’t so in tune with what the house used to represent.  I couldn’t find one that I liked enough to wear, or even give real estate skin to.

The Sales Associate asked me, ‘Have you tried Mutiny? It’s my favorite.’   I said no, and she showed me the bottle, which I admit, is very beautiful. ‘Let me give you a sample,’ she said.

I wore it the next day, and…I am still unmoved. This is standard department store white floral, and I have seen it be compared to Viktor & Rolf’s Bon Bon, which I think is very apt. Very syrupy orange-y top note, with dense fruit – I smell a grape/peach/pair combo – and on my skin, it’s so syrupy I was glad I was wearing it on a cold day.  This is definitely a sticky and sweet one, akin to canned fruit. I don’t really hate it, but I thought Margiela could do much much better (Bring back, ‘Untitled,’ for example)

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