Most people you speak to will have their one “signature” fragrance whether it’s the classic Chanel No.5 or maybe some sort of ‘celeb’ perfume, however, I didn’t have one for the longest time. In fact, I didn’t even wear perfume until I got Maison Margiela Replica Jazz Club at Christmas; a heady men’s fragrance that harkens back to – you guessed it – jazz clubs in Brooklyn circa 2013.
Yes, you read that right. Maison Margiela Replica Jazz Club is marketed as a male fragrance which, as a concept, I find quite strange. How can a smell be masculine? Or feminine? What gender do you give the smell of fresh bread? I don’t exactly “get” it, but I digress. This perfume smells exactly like what it says on the bottle: tobacco and smoke from cigars, rum from cocktails, and a few floral notes hanging in the background with some vanilla to boot. I’m not entirely sure if it smells like an actual jazz club as I’m not a fan of the genre so have never been to one – the closest I’ve gotten to enjoying it is the The Princess and the Frog soundtrack – but it does remind me of sitting in a bar in Edinburgh, sipping on my usual rum and coke, whilst bopping along to some indie rock music. So maybe not what Maison Margiela was intending to replicate but it sure did take me back!
Maison Margiela Replica Jazz Club has quickly become my aforementioned “signature scent” and it is now a pure habit to give myself a quick spritz before leaving the house. Even though it is marketed as a masculine fragrance, I’ve never had anyone call it overpowering or “manly” but instead have gotten bountiful compliments from it.
I definitely think that this is a perfume for the colder months, though; the headiness may be a little strong for the lighter, brighter months in which case I may need to buy myself a new perfume. Perhaps Maison Margiela Replica Tea Escape?
If you’re looking for your signature scent or maybe just fancy something a little bit different, you can buy Maison Margiela Replica Jazz Club 100ml (with free tester!) from FeelUnique for £95.
What are some of your favourite perfumes? Anything that you think I should add to my collection?
Until next time,