The lovely people at Mojo Magique (from Louisiana) sent me a sample of their perfume and I have been wearing it for the past few days. I have to say I was completely surprised by this, as I was expecting a dark and heavy perfume (because I didn't research the fragrance at all before I received it in the mail, and thinking about the words 'mojo' and 'magic' and 'Louisiana').
"Enchanted with magical notes of Nature, Magique awakens with fresh citrus,
floats on flowers of Jasmine and Lily of the Valley, then arrives in the mysterious woods
of patchouli, cedar, and sandalwood"
Top: Lemon, Grapefruit, Mandarin
Heart: Muguet, Fig, Jasmine, Lavender
Base: Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Pepper, Anise, Cinnamon.
At first spritz, I get 4711. And then the deeper notes dip in and out. This fragrance is very fresh and pretty. No cloying jasmine or lily of the valley; the notes play very well together. Lasting power is good, too.
I really like it, even though like I said I had expected something much bolder, louder, and sweatier (which as you all know, is more my style). Although I'm wearing it now, in the dead of winter, I can see myself reaching for this a lot in the heat of the summer.
So, if you're a fan of 4711 and want a perfume with a little more depth and personality, definitely try this one. I am glad I did. You can get a free sample from their website here (you only pay shipping). Now only if they would offer this in 50 ml bottles.