In the perfume world, Humiecki & Graef are known for their esoteric perfume inspirations. And like I said in my Skarb review, I like these strange inspirations. But, I’m aware this is something that you’re attracted to or you aren’t. Blask is an amphibological perfume inspired by trust or “the deepest bond between human beings”. But, I think even if you have trust issues (I know I do) that you could still enjoy this fragrance.
Blask is red wine, barnyard and baklava. The wine is tart and fruity and could possibly read as “red berries”. To me it’s a fruity red wine with motor oil. And a whisper of horse stalls in the distant background. As it settles, it becomes bay leaf oil and red fruits, almost like a medicinal wine. Blask gets nuttier but it reminds me of honeyed baklava with a glass or red wine. And a side of a warm oud. With time, (I’m talking 6-7 hours of wear) Blask becomes a warm, nutty woods with delicate powdery florals and musk. It’s like a woodsy “skin scent”. Strangely comforting and ends up going in a direction that I didn’t expect (so, I can no longer trust it but that’s OK, I still like it).
Notes listed include bay leaf, red wine, walnut, florals and oud. Launched 2011. PERFUMERS – Christopher Hornetz and Christophe Laudamiel
Give Blask a try if you are looking for a warm Oriental oud fragrance. It’s not easy for me to recommend other perfumes like Blask because I haven’t tried any other perfumes like it. It’s oddly not challenging to wear and completely unisex.
Projection is average to above average (depending on weather) and longevity is above average. I get 15+ hours of wear.
The 3.4 oz bottle retails for 160 € at Jovoy. If anyone knows where to get it within the U.S., please share.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Baklava, red wine, oud and traces of a fancy dusting powder. Blask is one of my favorite ouds (the other is Memo Shams). I try lots of perfumes. And many perfumes remind me of something else. Blask is unconventional and frankly I find it genius.
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