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* The spicy fruity opening starts with juicy red fruit, accented with clove.

* This is a statement scent and it starts out very powerful.

* The spice of the clove introduces a lush floral arrangement with violets and jasmine.

* The fruity sweetness transforms into an oriental/vanilla that keeps the flowers juicy (like in the opening).

* That oriental vanilla stays present and contrasts the animalic musk of the base.

Summary:  If you are looking for a scent that transforms over time, Rouge No. 2 will give you that journey.  It literally goes from fruit to flowers to animal.  While it’s listed as a feminine fragrance, a guy can totally rock this one and it would be quite sexy. Like I said in my review of Rouge No. 1, it’s the intensity and the mood.  While No. 1 is soft and plush, No. 2 is more boisterous and in your face.  It’s definitely not office-friendly, and I would venture to say this is one of the edgier scents of the Micallef line.  If you are looking for a scent that is animalic and a bit dirty but not over the top skanky, this is definitely worth a test.  Longevity is excellent with the base lasting well past 10 hours.

Other opinions:

Perfume Shrine
Ca Fleure Bon
Best Things in Beauty
Olfactoria’s Travels

M Micallef fragrances are available through Lucky Scent and Osswald.

Disclaimer: Sample provided by publicist for review. Image courtesy of Lucky Scent.

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