Fragrance Reviews

Humiecki & Graef Blask Fragrance Review

* Blask starts off with a blast of bay leaves and clove spicing up a fruity red wine.

* This is the first time I have smelled bay leaves in a scent and liked it.

* An odd left turn in the transition brings in a sweet hybrid of leather and rubber – reminding me of the top of Serge Lutens Cuir Mauresque (one of my favorite scents)

* This softens and sweetens over a long development.

* A nonoffensive oud and walnuts come in for a sweet, yet wooden, base that lasts a long time.

Summary:  According to the website, Blask is “inspired by the deepest bond between human beings.”  Well, these are the kind of people I want to hang out with – get them drunk, play with leather/rubber, and then snuggle with roasted walnuts.  As odd as this scent may sound to it, it is actually the most accessible of the H&G line, which is saying something – because these are scents for scent lovers and not neophytes.  Initial projection is quite strong, but after the first hour it calms down a bit, making it kind of safe for the office- but the notes are such that it might cause some strange looks from your officemates.  Longevity borders on the insane side – lasting more than 12 hours and through a shower.  Once you get past the 6 hour mark, the deep heart and base will be a great thing to add a floral scent on top of – to wake up.  Or you could just savor the sweet, woody base for a while longer.

Humiecki & Graef fragrances are available from Babalu Miami.

Disclaimer:  Sample provided by fragrance company.   Image courtesy of Babalu Miami.