Moresque is one of those Europen perfume lines that finds inspiration in the Middle East or at least how they perceive Middle Eastern culture (or when I’m feeling cynical, I think of how they think they can sell Arab culture). I’ve tried a few from the line; they’re all good (you can decide if they’re worth the price). After trying them, Emiro is my favorite from the line.
Emiro opens as fruity, almost like peaches, with a “hairspray” like citrus (like what I tend to pick up in a lot of the Chanels). And then BAM! It’s like delicious, sweet rose jam. It’s what I call a “chewy rose” because it smells edible. It’s like rose jam and dried apricots, delicious but not in that typical gourmand way. Emiro is one of those perfumes that has much more going on that its note list. The rose jam mixes with savory saffron. The heart wears as a buttery iris. The iris and saffron give an impression of an expensive leather handbag mixing with a powdery floriental perfume. Emiro is a leather perfume without being a leather perfume. It dries down a smooth amber with enough oud and patchouli to keep it from getting too sweet or powdery.
Emiro reminds me of luxury materials like high-grain leather, crimson silk, Venice lace and silk velvet. It’s the olfactory equivalent of all these textures. And of course, that’s something I want to smell like.
Notes listed include lemon, bergamot, rose, ylang-ylang, jasmine, geranium, patchouli, oud, leather and amber. Launched in 2015. PERFUMER – Andrea Thero
Give Emiro a try if you like jammy roses or if you like leathers that aren’t really leathery. Or if you like perfumes like Montale Aoud Night, Tauer Rose Flash, Atelier Cologne Rose Anonyme, Roja Musk Aoud and/or Armani Si.
Projection and longevity are above average.
The 1.7 oz retails for $275 at Osswald.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Rose jam and luxurious leather goods. It’s my favorite from Moresque.
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*Sample provided by Osswald. Product pic from parfumo.net. Jean Harlow pic from www.fanpix.net.