Mojo is a Lousiana-based casual clothing line that specializes in cool bayou graphics. Last year the line launched its first fragrance, Mojo Magique, a fragrance that I really liked wearing. This year the brand has followed-up with two new fragrances. And one of these is Voodoo Child.
Voodoo Child opens as a spicy orange blossom. With time the Pernod-like anise makes an appearance with a dry, spicy and slightly fruity pink pepper. The heart is a breezy floral with a sweet benzoin (in that Prada Candy style). It dries down to a sheer, smoky cedar with a subtle suede.
One of the things that I liked about Mojo Magique was that it wasn’t some hokey, touristy “black magic” fragrance. I thought it was a nice homage to New Orleans and its gardens. The deal with Voodoo Child is that people are going to expect something “dark” because of the name and because people have no clue of what Louisiana Voodoo is. And what they are given is a sheer floral that is like citrus blossoms and French aperitifs over something I’d describe as “suede pillows”. I wouldn’t say that Voodoo Child represents the “children” of Voodoo Queens but I will say that it does represent aspects of the region. It wears like a cool spring breeze through a bedroom window. And I do think it fits with the Mojo brand. It’s casual and laid-back with a bit of Louisiana thrown in.
Notes listed include anise, pink pepper, Tunisian orange flower absolute, Turkish rose oil, benzoin, cedar, vanilla bean, guaiacwood and leather. Launched in 2014. PERFUMER – Jean Marc Chaillan
Give Voodoo Child if you like sheer floral ambers or “light” gourmands. Or if you like perfumes like Chanel Chance, Chanel Chance Eau Fraiche, Versace Versence, Tom Ford Neroli Portofino and/or Olfactive Studio Still Life. Voodoo Child is unisex and I think it’s a good choice for warmer weather/climates.
Projection and longevity are average for an EDT. Also, I really like the packaging with this brand. This one reminds me of a mix of 1930’s advertising and vintage Halloween decor.
The 3.3 oz EDP retails for $125 at Mojo Magique. Samples are also available.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – An orange blossom breeze over French aperitifs. Like Mojo Magique, I find this a laid-back, casual scent that is easy to wear. This is the sort of thing I want to pair with t-shirts and jeans.
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Bayou Life – More info on the brand.