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Let’s be clear, ‘Guilty Ab­so­lute’ holds its own for hours. It’s an in­tense, un­ex­pected beauty, mar­ry­ing notes of leather and ypress ex­tract. It’s the ar­chi­tec­ture of mas­ter per­fumer Al­berto Mo­ril­las, the nose be­hind 400 en­tranc­ing scents. Mo­ril­las de­scribes his fra­grances as “ar­chi­tec­ture that evolves”. As some­thing that be­gins one way, and grace­fully meta­mor­phoses into some­thing new. “It’s ro­mance, it’s a dream,” he tells GQ. Col­lab­o­rat­ing with Michele, Mo­ril­las says he was pushed to new heights, fus­ing leather ac­cord and dry woody notes. When it comes to the ap­pli­ca­tion of fra­grance, Mo­ril­las is an ab­so­lutist, (“Don’t rub your wrists to­gether – it spoils the scent”) and an ad­vo­cate for spray­ing fra­grance on fore­arms. That way, he states, the scent comes through nat­u­rally through­out the day. “Ev­ery­thing smells the same,” be­moans Mo­ril­las of the noisy (smelly?) men’s mar­ket. “But this,” he proudly beams, “is like noth­ing else.” And he’s right, of course. Be­cause, ul­ti­mately, the lat­est ‘Guilty’ is enough to make one’s vel­vet Gucci loafers seem pos­i­tively con­ser­va­tive – and this is a very, very good thing.

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