Hey Hey Olfactoria’s Travellers,
Last time I went looking for this lovely on the discounters they were everywhere and for next to nothing. My last bottle was from Birgit here at OT and I think I paid about $25 for my current bottle. I was getting a bit worried because there is quite a lot of air in the bottle so I thought I’d look for a replacement. Well, they are nowhere to be found. Both #8 & #9 are still around but #2 seems to have gone the way of the dodo except for the Jacomo Paris site and eBay. Well I better get in a review before it’s gone forever.
Art Collection #02 by Jacomo 2010
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Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Heart: Lily, Tonka bean
Base: Vanilla, Suede, Amber, Patchouli
Before even spritzing I am in love with the bottle, it has heft, is cool, classy, designer and blackened glass so I don’t have to freak out about the light coming into my room so much.
Chewy is the word that jumps into my head whenever I spritz Art Collection #02. It’s a weird-assed amber that seems both salty and dry and many people compare it to Play-Do. I get the reference nowadays but when I was first wearing Art Collection #02 I thought they were all bonkers. The leather is not like the usual birch and iris offered to the modern leather enthusiast, here the leather is long worn, loved and super soft. The leather here smells like ladies driving gloves feel direct from the glovebox. It’s cool and pliable.
So if you had told me in my wearings of Art Collection #02 that it was also a patchouli fragrance I would have turned my nose up at you and disagreed but now that I read it in the notes I get patchouli as clear as day. An earthy, plastic and rubber patchouli. Interesting, now that I’ve found it I wonder how I could have missed it for all these years.
Photo Stolen Fragrantica
Lasting power is excellent and as we head towards dry-down I find the fragrance sinking into my skin and becoming a sheer patina over my skin. It smells beautiful and very appealing, much more so than my natural scent, and I can imagine it being something you would want to lean in close to get a really good whiff of.
From the Jacomo site:
#02 the most tactile of our art trilogy, illustrated by Cécilia Carlstedt
A feminine perfume with a floral note fashioned by modelling clay, tender, vanilla-scented and powdery, making it both addictive and regressive, well-known but mysterious, a little childlike but also terribly seductive.
What was your last great love that got the chop?