Fragrance Overview Nutty, Sweet, Floral, Grimy, Buzzed. Those are clear words that come to mind when first applying this perfume. Bogue’s DNA is undeniably behind all of this. This is a scent I can imagine New York City smelling like. My first time ever there, I came out of Hotel New York after a crazy forty-eight hours of traveling to the city for the first time. Not a care in the world, I stepped out on the streets to discover what the city had for me. Never saw a map or anything— just my spidey senses. I had two hours to make my way to Times Square, where my wife was on a separate trip. We were in our early twenties. I entered the streets, and, low and behold, there was Madison Square Garden. Not knowing left, right, east, west, I put my head down and followed the energy, the lights, the noise, the flow of traffic, the food, and, yes, the smell. This is the smell of finding your way to Times Square. When arriving, my absolute first thoughts were, This place exists! It’s the most viewed place I have seen from commercials, TV shows, movies, The Today Show, and tons of pictures. Seeing it in real life was a surreal moment, and I am now brought back. This envelopes a lot of memories, and evokes emotion. Raw memory—that is what I want in my collection, a memory dear to heart now brought forth anytime I want to escape for a little while.
Fragrance Review In Mem, I pick up a very drunken lavender, I like to call it. Here, in I Love YY, the Bogue touch is a drunken ylang-ylang. I get a nutty top to the fragrance (not sure what from) but it is a beautiful nut. A dense grapefruit and jasmine combine to the rich lacquer, layered on top of a red rose. A woody vanilla is drenched in all of this love. The Bogue DNA has always been boozy to me in the form of rum. A sugared spirit that is made for pirates and the like.Mem lovers, I have a feeling you will really love this. It is a great change-up, from lavender to a mix of florals instead. The base and Bogue accord in both have a very similar feeling and air to them. This fits in really well to the house and I would call it a close cousin to Mem.I only found one clear transition. The violet leaf takes front and center ahead of the florals and provides a familiar greeness to the composition. That is now backed heavily by cedar vanilla. Florals remain throughout the end, but the base layers are the signature to the drydown: cedar vanilla with the boozed-up Bogue DNA.Only knock is price; it’s $5 an ml. I don’t quite see the justification for the jump in ml price, except maybe due to exclusivity.