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