Ummagumma by Bruno Fazzolari 2017

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Portia

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Hi there lovers of NEW!

Ummagumma arrived in the December LuckyScent Sample Pack. People whose noses I admire have praised it unconditionally and with great gusto. I admit to be excited at this new release from and independent perfumer making interesting and beautiful fragrance.

Ummagumma by Bruno Fazzolari 2017

Ummagumma Bruno Fazzolari FragranticaFragrantica

Parfumo gives these featured accords:
Saffron, Carnation, Chocolate, Tobacco, Leather, Labdanum, Sandalwood, Cedar, Frankincense, Tonka bean, Vanilla

Imagine. It’s 42C (107F) and I am wearing Ummagumma. Chocolate, tobacco and labdanum. It’s thick, rich and ropey and I have brought to the table sweaty fat man to add to the cacophony. Choc/amber done majestically. Ummagumma smells a little like something I can’t quite place.

It’s about 2 hours later now and Ummagumma has lost most of its potency. What remains is a soft focus, vanilla heavy amber. It is clean and sweet, but not confectionary sugar sweet, resinously sweet. A comfortable amber that doesn’t really live up to the explosive extravagance of the opening or the name. Ummagumma sounds like it’s going to maintain its fragrance like gum does as you chew it for hours. Not here. Maybe I was over-expecting because I did read Claire’s post at Take One Thing Off.

I also think that I may be paralleling this work with unfavourable comparison to the way Pierre Guillaume does sweet amber heavy scents. Now I question myself, would I buy this if I were sniffing in a store? The answer feels like it might be a yes. It is lovely and the opening spectacular.

Not a bad dry down scent, very nice, extremely wearable, comfortable and unchallenging. Second and third wearings have shown me that it is a seamless and smooth blend. The ingredients smell expensive and lavish to me (though I have no real knowledge of ingredients or costs) and I find myself enjoying the ride much more. Sadly, that’s the end of my sample, I have my eye on the Portfolio Discovery Set now.

Bruno Fazzolari Portfolio Discovery Set 5 x 1.7ml atomizer vials LuckyScentLuckyScent

Further reading: Take One Thing Off and Colognoisseur
LuckyScent has $125/30ml
LuckyScent also has $30/Portfolio Discovery Set: 5 x 1.7ml atomizer vials

Have you tried any of the Bruno Fazzolari fragrances?
Portia xx

7 thoughts on “Ummagumma by Bruno Fazzolari 2017

  1. Lovely review , Portia. I haven’t tried any Bruno Fazzolari fragrances and I am OK with that. Right now I am in a place where I endeavoring to enjoy what I already own out of both financial necessity and out of a desire to appreciate my collection.

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  2. Soooo, this is the answer to Tom Ford’s Fucking Fabulous, namewise. I had to look it up because it was familiar.
    Seriously, the notes are the kind I totally dig.
    I have two large decants of Cadavre Exquise by B F, and it’s a love-hate thing. Sometimes CE smells a bit Yankee Candle, other times a fall delight.

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  3. I ordered both Ummagumma and EldO Amourette by Roland Mouret blind. After testing them side by side, you can definitely smell the superior quality of ingredients and blending in Ummagumma (I am not saying they smell similar, just comparing quality). I’m very happy with my purchase of Ummagumma, even though I don’t get the chocolate note unfortunately.

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  4. I keep reading that name (Ummagumma)on SOTD threads of the NST but I was too lazy even to check what brand created it. Thanks to your review, now I know. The fact that Luckyscent had it in the sample pack explains the popularity. So now I plan to wait and see if people are actually buying bottles of this perfume because one thing is to praise something from a sample vial and another to shell out money for a FB.

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  5. I got a few samples of Bruno Fazzolari’s perfumes and I appreciate them very much. All his perfumes are extravagant. In the drydown they feel soapy, synthetic. My favourite is Seyrig, which is not available for a longer period. I suppose Mr Fazzolari makes small series and when they are sold out, you have to wait until he decides to produce it again…and this can take time. Seyrig is a true chypre like I know them from my childhood. I’d buy a FB immediately.
    The others I liked are Monserrat – a green beauty with a mild chamomile note and Jimmy – a flower bouquet on a metalic background. Feu Secret is a bitter dry iris and Room 237 is the most unusual combination of plastic, flowers, sourness. In the first few minutes you don’t know what has hit you but then it gets calm and soapy.

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