Rogue Perfumery Flos Mortis Fragrance Review and Score

by Therapeutic Fragrance

SCORE: 88

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Who? I See Wearing the Fragrance

Peter Sagan

Where? I Use the Fragrance

When? The Season I Use the Fragrance

All Year

What? Occasions or Events I Use Fragrance

Perfumer:

Manuel Cross

#flosmortis

Price Per Millileter

75 30ML

Perfume Classification

Eau Da Toilet

How? I Apply the Fragrance

3 to 5 sprays

Fragrance Overview

Sweet and, well, tuberose-like straight from the bottle. You are straight-up putting on the leather, and taking this into your day. Here is flair, sass, and attitude in abundance. People are going to notice; make sure you are in the mood to kick some ass, and get it done.The indole note makes up 5 percent of the formula, which is more than IFRA allows.

Fragrance Review

The first ten minutes is a sweet, indolic affair before the perfume sets in, and then it’s time to get dirty. “Gonna catch you riding dirty.” I knew florals were animalic, but Manuel throws caution to the wind and gives a full smack-up-and-down attitude in the bottle. You see the notes, but you are not ready for the onslaught of commentary you are about to receive. Before you even realize, “Hey, I thought this was tuberose!” it’s too late. Your wrist (or wherever you dared to apply) is coiled up in black leather.  The osmanthus and black currant are pushed above the heavy indolic tuberose. This great combo of notes provides something truly unique. The effect of osmanthus and the role it plays in a composition is amazing. It can provide one of the best dry-air effects while at the same time still holding down a sticky, long-lasting base. Yeah, it’s a shame so many people have run from naturals.In the drydown, luckily there is some relief as you get a sweet and indolic eight hours of love.  Yes, this is a testament of contrast to all things that are failing in the current perfume market.  This is an EDT with twelve hours of staying power. However, the sillage is not overwhelming; it just sticks to your skin like the scents of old.There is a slight sweetness in the whole wearing. The narcotic quality of the heavy tuberose and kick-ass leather is flat-out gorgeous to me.OK, let’s get this straight: his house accord is a love fest with the eighties. There is an aroma that you will pick up if you were around any men in the eighties that wore any kind of cologne.  I needed to put that out there because I know a lot of people refer to this smell as “dated.” The more I grow in this journey, I have to categorize it as “timeless” for me. Especially when you start adding notes like this tuberose against the classic accord and twisting it up.Flos Mortis has notes of indolic tuberose and Indian jasmine, sweet osmanthus, red currant, black leather, and musk
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