WHAT I SMELL: Tango opens with a spicy bergamot that dances with pepper followed soon with this wonderful cardamon which gives it a slight medicinal herbal hue. After a few more minutes, a rather boozy almost whiskey like note is introduced and the fragrance begins to get a bit tangy and sharper which helps to lighten the rather deep opening. It feels like its revving itself up like pistons in an engine getting ready for the fragrance to take off. There’s a little sweetness that lurks underneath the spicy elements of the fragrance that help it to be more playful than sedate. The amber provides for a consistent warmth for the base that makes Tango oh so comfortable, yet incredibly sexy like a form-fitting dress that reveals every curve. After around 30 minutes, Tango becomes pure sex. The heady florals matched with the warm base just oozes off your skin. It’s intoxicating and breathtaking.
Tango note from the Masque website:
Head notes: bergamot, black pepper, cardamom
Heart notes: Sambac jasmine abs, Damascena rose oil, patchouli
Base notes: vanilla bean, tonka bean, melilot abs, amber accord, leather accord, benzoin, muscs
WHAT IT SMELLS LIKE TO ME: As the seductive dance between two lovers; Tango is named perfectly!
THREE ADJECTIVES THAT DESCRIBE TANGO: lively, nocturnal, peppery
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT TANGO: Colognossieur, CaFleureBon, The Non-Blonde
BOTTOM LINE: Wow! Tango took me by surprise and whipped me up into a carnal frenzy. Tango isn’t a fragrance that’s meant for the office, but is perfect for when you’re prowling the streets at night. Trust me, you’ll be noticed.
- Bone Rating: 5 out of 5 possible bones
- Scent: Oriental Floral
- Nose: Cecile Zarokian
- Classification: Unisex
- Expense: $240 for 100ml EdP
Sample courtesy of Twisted Lily Fragrance Boutique and Apothecary
May 5, 2014 at 7:27 am
I should review this one soon, I somehow forgot about Tango because I got some other scents that I thought would be better to appear on my blog first.
To my surprise I smell a lot of cumin/caraway in Tango but it doesn’t smell skanky or something, and it usually does smell skanky on me. A very nice fragrance
May 5, 2014 at 5:58 pm
I like that skanky kind of funk with Cumin in fragrances. This does not have that at all, but the opening is rather herbal.
May 5, 2014 at 8:52 am
If the scent is a match to the name, as you’ve said, it should be sex(y). Will certainly have to try it on the street…;-)
May 5, 2014 at 5:54 pm
Go for it darlin. Didn’t you smell this at Exsence?
May 23, 2014 at 7:18 am
No I haven’t, unfortunately. Now I know why there was so crowded.
May 23, 2014 at 5:29 pm
sex does sell 🙂
May 6, 2014 at 1:39 pm
Wow! 5 out of 5?
I also had a sniff of this and really really liked it. Indeed, it’s a totally sexy scent. It’s definitely for steamy nights. 🙂
May 7, 2014 at 5:48 pm
I need some more steamy nights in my life…maybe I need to buy a FB quickly!
May 6, 2014 at 10:57 pm
You had me at “Tango” – shall we dance? I have to check this out! Great review, Houndy!
May 7, 2014 at 5:53 am
Please so Hajusuuri. I am surprised that it wasn’t highlighted at Sniffa. So tell me all about your experience. All day long on Saturday I was just jonesing to be in NYC!
May 7, 2014 at 10:43 pm
You may be neck and neck with Lucas and Kafka on enabler’s pins. I just got into a an unsniffed split of Tango at basenotes. As to a post on Sniffa, check out Lucas’ blog on Friday :-). I am all eager to sign up for Fall Ball! I hope you make THAT!
May 8, 2014 at 5:40 am
I just may. I’m going to be up there in October for something else, I hope the two events coincide. Am crossing my fingers until they release the date of the event.