We already said that before, that if there are trends, there are also mega trends like the one buoying gourmands perfumes in the beginning of the 21st century. Chef Roblé of Bravo TV launched his debut perfume called Clique by Roblé, which comes across as a well-researched opus in this genre...
This impression rests on the fact that its structure relies on the personal culinary experiences of the cuisinier.
The celebrity cook had been talking about this upcoming launch since 2013. The eau de parfum was developed together with perfumer Frank Voelkl of Firmenich.
The First Fragrance Recipe by Chef Roblé Ali. The result of a collaboration between Celebrity Chef Roblé Ali and a renowned Perfumer. It took more than a year to find the perfect balance, incorporating scents of some of Roblé's favorite culinary creations into an Irresistible Gourmand Fragrance Experience.
The result is like a menu reading of some of Roblé's signature dishes translated into perfumery accords.
The hesperidic top is based on Roblé's Signature Blood Orange Cocktail. Ingredients that go into the original drinkable concoction are "blood orange juice, lime, triple sec, tequila, a pinch of salt and a touch of chipotle peppers."
The heart is floral with "rich, complex" notes of wild jasmine, violet, tuberose and precious iris.
The "lasting sensual gourmand finish" is based on Chef Roblé's dessert called French Toast Crunch Dessert which makes use of ingredients such as Challah bread, cornflakes, cinnamon, salt, honey, rich chocolate and powdered sugar.
While the new fragrance sounds like it's gotten hold of an original concept for a gourmand scent - the meal structure - I must say that I personally detected something akin to a menu in Aquolina Pink Sugar although it had never been proposed as such, nor reviewed as such before I mentioned it last year in my review of it.
It all sounds great. Now for the test: don't tell me that it smells like Angel by Thierry Mugler. Please.