The first I ever owned: Futuros By Aubusson
This will be my first ever blog about a fragrance so what a better way to begin than to review the first perfume that was ever given to me? the first perfume I ever had the privilege of owning.
The scent is of course the now discontinued and quite elusive Futuros by the French perfume house of Aubusson, released in 1987 according to profumo.net. This was given to me by my aunt around the year 1999, it was strange because I was only about 8 years old at the time and was already into perfume and their bottles. My aunt is also a perfume collector and has hundreds of fragrances her self, I will always remember sitting still for hours in her room being completely mesmerized by her collection.
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This scent is now discontinued but can still be found on EBay. Not much information are available about Futuros therefore I will be describing based on what I am smelling. The first spray starts off quite warm-spicy, leathery, woody, and slightly animalic. Think of your self wearing a vintage leather jacket, rugger and worn out over the years, it is mid winter, cold , dark and gloomy outside, you are in a entered a room heated up by a fire place. There are freshly chopped wood burning and scenting the room, in the kitchen somebody is cooking curry for dinner, yes CURRY, the spices are reminiscent of beef vindaloo, in a good way!..... THAT - is the smell of Aubusson - Futuros, a leathery, smoky, woody, and warm-spicy fragrance.
Later it dries down to become a spicy, smoky, woody, and slightly sweet scent where the spice really does shine. I can now smell clove, liquorice, and tonka bean, with a hint of musty leather quite prominently 30 minutes into the dry down. After about 2-3 hours I am left with the dry down, a sweet spicy, smoky and woody masculine leather scent with hints of oak moss and civet.
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