Quality of Flesh 2015

Quality of Flesh by Homoelegans
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7.9 / 10 40 Ratings
Quality of Flesh is a popular perfume by Homoelegans for men and was released in 2015. The scent is spicy-animal. It is still available to purchase.
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Juniper berryJuniper berry Black pepperBlack pepper Pink pepperPink pepper
Heart Notes Heart Notes
StyraxStyrax CostusCostus NarcissusNarcissus PatchouliPatchouli
Base Notes Base Notes
BenzoinBenzoin LeatherLeather CastoreumCastoreum CivetCivet


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The Scream
Francis Bacon was a painter born on 28 October 1909 in Dublin. His preferred art direction was Surrealism, Expressionism and Cubism. His art can also be seen in the Museum of Modern Art. His pictures are very disturbing, grotesque and partly obscene. But in spite of all this incredibly captivating and charismatic. One of his most famous paintings is a screaming pope who was painted sitting on a chair between two halves of meat. The mouth opened to the scream is a very concise characteristic of his pictures. Also very fleshy and partly gloomy colouring. His self-portraits show him with deformed facial features and frightening, surreal forms and colors. Francis Bacon led a very artistic and dubious life among others in London and Berlin. He was very fond of alcohol and all vices and made no secret of it. He was roaming dubious and shady pubs, bars and localities. He was a gambler and a drunk and let's just say... open to everything! Francis Bacon died on April 28, 1992 in Madrid. His works are very highly traded in the art industry and achieved immense sums.
Maurizio Piazzi and Francesco Gini, the artists behind Homo Elegans, have set Francis Bacon with Quality of Flesh a monument. The perfume shows a cross-section of his life and his art. A life full of ups and downs. A life full of lust, vice and excesses, but also sadness and loneliness because his partner died very early. It also reflects the great charismatic personality of Francis Bacon. One of the greatest surrealists of his time. Quality of Flesh is an olfactory painting of his soul and his art.

The fragrance
If you have read the previous text and the scents, you know that this scent is not necessarily humorous and cheerful. Quality of Flesh begins with a bitterly bitter and alcoholic juniper note. A note that gives the impression of gin. The still young green and black pepper chord further reinforces this impression, which soon fades away and the fragrance quickly turns into a tarry-terpentine leather note. An oily, rough leather is noticeable. Still it looks almost very fresh, but it we with the time more and more worn and older one has the feeling. Patchouli's in on it. Moist and earthy it pervades the leather and gives depth and darkness. Creamy Styrax and waxy Benzoe
make the leather appear even more worn. All three animal notes like Zibet, Bibergeil and Costus are not recognizable in detail, because in my opinion they almost appear together with a withering, sweetish-green narcissus. A constellation of four that breathes the bitter and excessive life into Quality of Flesh. Uninhibited, wild, animal and humid-warm human. Quality of Flesh smells of life, of a very lived, artistic life. You can absorb the life of Francis Bacon olfactorily, so to speak. His infinite passion to live, to love and to paint.

Quality of Flesh is an incredibly charismatic, captivating and engaging fragrance. It is a journey into the life, work and art of Francis Bacon, one of the greatest surrealists of his time. It may have sounded deterring to many what I wrote, but it's not so, because everything fits together perfectly and harmonizes. Quality of Flesh is a very attractive, characterful and, in my opinion, very engaging perfume. All Homo Elegans creations have a very high density of fragrances. It should reflect the strong personality and character of the person it represents. Smelling past a scent of Homo Elegans is therefore very difficult. If I would personally make myself a signature scent of my own life, it would have come very close to this perfume. That's probably why he's so familiar to me. A perfume can hardly be more charismatic!

"We are born with a cry; we come into life with a cry; and perhaps love is a mosquito net between the fear of life and the fear of death."
-Francis Bacon-
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BielwenassBielwenass 3 years ago
Very dirty; I've never put my nose on anything even close. Wouldn't wear it, but anyone interested in perfume should try it at least once.
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