The Scented Hound

Abbreviated perfume & fragrance reviews from one man's perspective

New Release: Tango by Masque

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masquetangoWHAT 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

tangoWHAT 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

Author: The Scented Hound

Just a normal guy with the nose of a beagle!

12 thoughts on “New Release: Tango by Masque

  1. 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

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  2. 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…;-)

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  3. 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. 🙂

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  4. You had me at “Tango” – shall we dance? I have to check this out! Great review, Houndy!

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    • 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!

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      • 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!

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