01/n°03 Down In One 14 by Cécile Matton for Fragrance Republ!c 2013

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Post by Val the Cookie Queen

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Hi APJ,

From Fragrance Republic site: FRAGRANCE REPUBL!C 01/03 was inspired by the deliciously complex yet accessible mojito, the sunny, potent, Cuban drink. Marrying the fresh, exuberant aspect of mint and lemon to the darkly sweet and powerful Rhum Pure Jungle Essence creates a sparkling effervescent fusion.

APJ readers please check out the website. I cannot possible do it justice. There is so much fascinating information on it, including a conversation between Denyse Beaulieu (of Grain de Musc) and the perfumer Cécile Matton.

FRAGRANCE REPUBL!C is a club of fragrance enthusiasts that gives exclusive access to original fine fragrances as created by world class perfumers ……….. you may read on yourselves.

FRAGRANCE REPUBL!C 01/n°03 by Cécile Matton 2013

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Fragrantica gives these featured accords in one line:
Gurjum (a resin that flows naturally from the trees of the dipterocarpus species); Mojito Accord (Rhum Pure Jungle Essence, Mint, Lemon)

So onto the 01/03 juice. I have a 21 year old son. He works with the deaf. He is a body builder. (He is also extremely sick of me shoving various parts of my body under his nose and telling him to sniff.) I sprayed a hefty amount of n°03 onto paper as he walked into the room. Let´s just say I don´t own the bottle any more.

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It smells very resiny in the beginning and quite peppery. It sweetens up as time goes on, but the lemony overtones stop it from being cloying. It is bright and exhilarating and exuberant. It veers towards the masculine side of the spectrum to my nose, but that could be because my son has been wearing it for month. He said one of the reasons he likes it so much is because no one else has it! Ah ha.
Perhaps he has inherited some of my snobby perfume habits after all!

So Perfumista Mums and Dads. You all have an advantage over me. When your kids start to reach that age of totally covering themselves in Axe (aaaaargh, scream, ) you have a great option. Treat them, and in turn yourselves to FR!´s 01/03. You cannot go wrong. They´ll thank you for it.

I can only say bring on 01/04 … these are fab and we want more.

Love from Austria, where I am sat with Portia and Michael. Well, someone´s gotta do it.

Bussis from us all
CQ

With thanks to FR! for giving me the opportunity to sniff!!

16 comments on “01/n°03 Down In One 14 by Cécile Matton for Fragrance Republ!c 2013

  1. australianperfumejunkies says:

    Heya Val,
    This post comes at a great time. We are traveling on the train from you sadly. Already laughing and reminiscing about our magic couple of days with you and the crew. You and the Salzburg surrounds have stolen our hearts.
    Love and hugs from,
    Michael & Portia xxx

  2. Vanessa says:

    I was sent this perfume and agree with everything you say! I was going to give it to a male friend, but am having serious second thoughts, because he had never heard of a Mojito.
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  3. Azar says:

    Thank you for this info, Val. I just wish the Fragrance Republic was around when my boys were young.
    Azar xx

    • cookie queen says:

      Exactly my point Azar. We need to help others to escape the Axe cloud. Although I really don´t think it´s gonna happen. xxxx

  4. Lisa Abdul-Quddus says:

    I was on the fence about this one but I will be buying it now. Thanks for the review.

  5. Sister Mary says:

    What a wily tactic! Spray the delicious things around as though they are your treasures and be secretly delighted when they steal and adopt one.

    Gorgeous review, I love me a mojito; on me, someone else, or in a glass.

    Enjoy your time with our fragrant ambassadors!

    • cookie queen says:

      As long as people in-the-know know that I do NOT spray my treasures around at random, but lock myself into small dark rooms to apply, we´re good.
      As for the fragrant ambassadors? I will never be the same again.
      Hugs Sistah!
      xxxxx

  6. poodle says:

    I agree with you that this one is a keeper. I was testing it and the hubband seems to have claimed it for his own as well. I’m not usually a big citrus fan but I like this one. Must be the rum…

  7. Undina says:

    Sounds very tempting… Does it have to be a 20 y.o. (I do not have any of those)? Or will it work on an older man as well (I have at least one in mind)? 🙂
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  8. cookie queen says:

    Hey Undina! I dunno. It would probably be fine on a bloke who isn´t into, you know, what
    we´re into, but still wants to have something a little different. Although it does come across as pretty youthful to me.
    Love
    Val xxxx

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