Italian niche brand Masque Milano has launched two new fragrances, Kintsugi and Love Kills.
Kintsugi ~ "...Masque Milano and perfumer Vanina Muracciole delivers a "rediscovered" chypre, pieced back together with a golden vein of suede leather that both restores and reimagines the structure of the style. Traditional elements of bright, bracing bergamot and rich, refined patchouli remain, but oakmoss has been replaced with a salty, savory amber accord that complements the glowing suede heart with an unmistakable fine-grain shimmer. A lovely touch of femininity comes by way of fresh, elegant Grasse rose centifolia and watery magnolia, while the aforementioned patchouli- fractionally distilled to strip away the mustiest aspects- rebalances the composition to sophisticated, unisex bliss."
Love Kills ~ "Caroline Dumur stands at the center of the stage to represent the missing scene in Masque Milano Opera Act of Love. “Tonight she is Imogen... and tomorrow night she will be Juliet”. For this fragrance we couldn’t help pointing the spotlight on the quintessential flower of love: her majesty the Rose. A rose soliflora: love on stage. The rose of love is in full bloom. What could depict the feeling of a lover, but the crispy, vibrant scent of a scarlet flower? Love. Oh, love. Lover, oh lover. And... What's in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet. But — more often than not — love might have a tragic end. The rose of love has dried down. Just one night has passed, and it looks like a-thousand years. Crush the dried-down rose in you hands. You will get nothing but dust. And a beautiful, melancholic memory of how sweet this swiftly-fading romance has been."
(first quote via luckyscent, second quote via ausliebezumduft.de)