Maison Martin Margiela: Replica Jazz Club

Chris and me went into Leeds yesterday on my Birthday and whilst wandering around, I decided I wanted to go and sniff out some new fragrances in Manchester’s Harvey Nichols; just to have a see what was out there. Here you’ll always find the most gorgeous and luxurious niche fragrance brands, many of which are exclusives or at least very limited distribution, and Maison Martin Margiela is one of these brands. Chris then spontaneously treated me to my very own bottle of Jazz Club. JazzClub2 JazzClub3 From the fashion house of Martin Margiela, Jazz Club is one of 7 ‘replica’ fragrances that take locations and situations, turning their essences into fragrance. This includes: Barber Shop, Tea Escape, Flower Market, Beach Walk, Lipstick on, and Jazz Club; inspired by a 2013 Brooklyn, New York club.

I’m a fan of sweeter more amber-like fragrances and make no bones about my love of scents such as Le Male, A*Men, Pi, Pour Le Soir and Lune Feline.

Created by Alieno Massenet, Jazz Club has 3 feature notes of Rum, Leather and Tobacco. There’s then a top of trio of pink peppercorns, citrus and neroli. The rum is intertwined with orange, bitter orange and sage. The base of leather and tabacco is then blended with styrax, vanilla, tonka bean and vetiver.

It’s lighter than I expected and the neroli and sage definitely play very key parts with a smooth floral introduction. Then as it begins to dry down, the tobacco and leathers start to come through the sweetness but it never delves into the darkest depths, instead staying in the mid-ground. Jazz Club is an example of male/unisex at its best and most accessible.

Maison Martin Margiela: Replica Jazz Club is available for £65/100ml here from Harvey Nichols.


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