Aesop’s Marrakech Intense (2014)

© Victor Wong
© Victor Wong

Smelling Aesop’s Marrakech Intense for the first time had brought back memory of eating Terry’s Chocolate Orange for the first time – I felt puzzled. Was I eating a slice of orange or a piece of chocolate? Obviously chocolate, but the orange flavour was very over-powering, so I guessed it’s not very good chocolate? Or was I missing the point? May be it was supposed to be just a fun treat? Look at that cute orange-shaped chocolate ball that opens up into segments! Honestly, my brain probably was bored and had decided to over-analyze things. I really should not hesitate when it comes to chocolate, so I smothered my brain with a pillow and ate the whole damn thing, problem averted. I digress. Similarly, Marrakech Intense was supposed to be a Moroccan city inspired oriental perfume – sugar, spice and everything nice, but the opening had some very apparent bergamot citrus scent, which usually belonged to fresh colognes, making it strange for me, but may be that’s the beauty of it – it gives this warm, spicy and resinous scent a twist. Again, I shouldn’t have hesitated, I should just spray and enjoy.