Kiste 2015 was my favourite release from Slumberhouse at the time of its release. The new Kiste 2022 is, arguably, even better, thanks to a tweaking of notes and ratios.
Let’s take a scented trip to Spain today through Mallo Parfums and its limited-edition SEZ. The small artisanal house was founded by Antonio Lasheras, who is also the nose. He describes his brand’s mission as follows:
Mallo is a project about memory and forgetfulness. This gambling game consists in storing memories and time will be responsible for buring them. This war between exceptional crops and strength of nature. A long search for something able to carry us to our more primitive origins or to some different kind of life.
Materials that mankind and earth created and that are not available anymore. Methods and techniques in order to create a few bottles to host lights and shadows within them.
Has Ambre Loup been diluted and reformulated? The answer might be Yes. There are a few reasons why that could be the case, and I’ll go over them in this post.
Jeke 2022 is an interesting creature. It’s nothing like the original Jeke but it’s also not the same fragrance from one wearing to another in terms of its development, the strength and unfurling of its notes, or the ways that various materials combine to create impressions of entirely separate materials. There are a whole list of recreated scents aromas that have me utterly confused, uncertain as to whether they are the result of the listed materials have exceedingly complex facets or whether they ensue from unlisted notes. For example, I have no explanation for the savory, culinary herbs that appear on my skin, nor for the profound impression of vetiver.
Further, as alluded to up above, Jeke 2022 is prismatic – never the exact same way twice in terms of its details or nuances – though its basic gist remains the same from one test to another. As a result, the format of this review will differ from my usual style.