In the hands of any other creator, this statement might be an apology. For Alessandro Gualtieri, on the other hand, it’s a mission statement: Blamage (‘disgrace’ in German) may be a testament to mistakes and failures, but the result is as vibrantly intoxicating as each of its predecessors in the now-complete Nasomatto line. Inspired by legends of classic fragrances that achieved their unique character through mistakes in the design process, Gualtieri blindfolded himself, choosing four key (and undisclosed) ingredients at random. The perfume was painstakingly constructed from there, a process (portrayed in the upcoming documentary film “The Nose- Searching For Blamage”) that took Gualtieri around the world and, supposedly, almost to the breaking point.
In the end, however, this final fragrance from the much-beloved brand shines as brightly as the rest. Bright, citrusy/woodsy spice delivers an opening reminiscent of previous Nasomatto scents- but do we detect some fruit this time around? And, concept aside, don’t worry about an apologetic sillage- as you might expect from the creator of Black Afgano, Blamage has huge projection and lasts for days. Powerful, intoxicating, and more than a little addictive, Blamage is the best possible kind of mistake- and it might just cause you to make a few mistakes you won’t regret either.
- Key notes: Musk, Birch, Leather, White Woods.
- Extrait de Parfum: Women, Men.
- Apply as desired, to pulse points behind your ear, at the bottom of your throat, on your wrist, inside your elbow and/or behind your knee.
Alcohol Denat., Aqua (Water), Parfum (Fragrance), Methyl Eugenol, Methyl Benzoate, Farnesol, Rose Ketones, Benzyl Cinnamate, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Citronellols, Ethanol 2-Phenoxy, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Geraniol, Citral, Cinnamal, Benzyl Alcohol, Eugenol, Styrax Extract(s), Musk Ketone, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Limonene, Linalool, BHT, Benzophenone. 80% vol. Alcohol.
Please be aware that ingredient lists may change or vary from time to time. Please refer to the ingredient list on the product package you receive for the most up to date list of ingredients.
Born in Italy, Alessandro Gualtieri began his career as a student of historic perfumery techniques at a German training institute, an education that was quickly supplemented with lessons from an experienced Italian ex-pat he met in the town’s only bar. After years creating scents for Fendi, Versace, Helmut Lang, and others, and a stint in-house at Diesel, he decided to follow his own vision of bold, transgressive perfumery with the launch of his Amsterdam-based Nasomatto line. Gualtieri’s philosophy contends that our sensory perceptions are the major catalysts behind all human action and decision-making. As a result, he designs his scents to reinforce certain feelings in the wearer: Duro for strength, Black Afgano for bliss, Silver Musk for sexual charisma, and so on. Having tried them all, we certainly have no argument.
The brains (and nose) behind Nasomatto is Alessandro Gualtieri, an Italian perfumer who has created scents for Versace, Valentino, Helmut Lang, Fendi, Diesel, and more. Gualtieri was educated in the art of perfumery in Germany and built a successful career working with artists, niche brands and major designers – but after being rejected more and more for his radical concepts, he decided to strike out on his own. Gualtieri established his Amsterdam-based brand in 2007 and called it Nasomatto (Italian for ‘crazy nose’).