The Scented Hound

Abbreviated perfume & fragrance reviews from one man's perspective


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New Release: Tango by Masque

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