Ummagumma is an incredibly intoxicating, dark and mysterious gourmand amber fragrance that is loaded with real tonka bean absolute. It features notes of saffron, carnation, chocolate, tobacco, leather, labdanum, sandalwood, cedar, frankincense, tonka bean and vanilla. I'm thinking Bruno Fazzolari must be a Pink Floyd fan otherwise where would that name have come from? (Pink Floyd had an album called Ummagumma in 1969.) This is truly a beautiful gourmand amber fragrance that isn't like anything else in Fazzolari's line. I have a new winter fragrance love!!!
From Take One Thing Off:
Ummagumma smells amazing. It is so palpably delicious and soul-warming that the first time I smelled it, I had to fight myself from tipping the rest of the vial down my throat. The top notes are all about that bitter hit of pure chocolate one gets when drink a mug of 80% single plantation cocoa: molten, dark and almost iron-rich. There’s a generous pour of cream, courtesy of sandalwood, and a smattering of barky spice for grit – saffron, cinnamon, and what smells to me like clove but is just as likely to be carnation. Yet, it’s not the spicy chocolate accord that takes top billing here: it’s the caramelized whisky amber that sits just beneath the cocoa and quickly burrows its way to the top, from where it dominates proceedings. Compared to the bittersweet cocoa top, the amber is honey-sweet, with a boozy edge. As a result, the amber sports a burned sugar char at the edges that makes me salivate. The amber booms on with its incensey sparkle, but neither the cocoa nor the spice disappears entirely; they lurk in the background, lending a fudgy, bittersweet depth to the main chassis.
Ummagumma is an eau de parfum, edp.
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