Replica Jazz Club (Review): Boozy, Sweet and Brooding
Replica Jazz Club is a men’s cologne by Maison Margiela that came out in 2013. Since release, Jazz Club has soared above almost all others in the Replica line, defining itself as the aroma typical of an actual jazz club. I heard feedback from many of you urging me to try it out. After extensive testing, I can confirm that I’m now a fan of this charming juice. Read on for my full thoughts.
Replica Jazz Club smells like boozy, ashen tobacco and vanilla
Jazz Club contains pink pepper, lemon, rum, tobacco, vetiver, sage, and vanilla.
The pink pepper is prominent right from first spray offering a spirited spicy feel.
Lemon supports it early on. The citrus contributes a fresh and bright tone, keeping the pepper honest.
After these notes mingle briefly, rum moves to the forefront. It mellows the elixir and smells undoubtedly boozy, united with an aspect of syrupy sweetness.
Tobacco doesn’t take long to appear either, pairing effortlessly with the booze. It’s characterized by an ashen, faintly smoky texture. Furthermore, it reminds me of the aroma of pipe tobacco at a classic speakeasy.
The development of the following heart notes adds extra complexity:
- Vetiver comes through, injecting a touch of dry earthiness; and
- I also pick up sage, giving a slight herbal, barbershop-like essence in the background.
At the dry down, most notes subside, leaving only tobacco and rum coalescing. However, they aren’t alone for long, with bourbon vanilla drifting into view. It adds smooth sweetness, complementing the syrupy rum nicely.
In summary, Jazz Club smells like a spicy tart fragrance that promptly transitions into boozy rum and tobacco. Then earthy and herbal elements develop, before the cologne finally settles into sweet vanilla. It smells cozy and brooding, with the tobacco providing a slight masculine lean. Jazz Club undoubtedly befits the name, oozing alcohol-laden, late night cabaret vibes.
Check out this reviewer’s comments:
This conjures up the feeling of hanging out in a stylish jazz bar, sipping rum cocktails while cigar smoke delicately wafts around. It opens with lemon, pepper and neroli but a boozy accord quickly takes over, rounded out by soft tobacco and smooth, seductive vanilla. Delicious and addictive!Fragrantica.com
Performance is a binary tale
The performance of Jazz Club is varied. Despite quiet sillage, its longevity is immense.
Specifically, it projects modestly from skin for the first 2 hours. However, it then sits closer for a further 10. Therefore, expect nothing shy of 12 hours of total lasting power.
Still, if projection and a robust scent bubble is important to you, you better check out Roja Enigma Parfum Cologne as well.
As versatile as the name suggests
The name gives insight as to when you can wear Jazz Club.
It’s well suited to after dark occasions such as bar hopping and date night. Additionally, wear it during saucy bedroom rendezvous too. Nevertheless it isn’t only romantic, and can be sprayed before casual social gatherings as well.
Much like Replica By The Fireplace, this isn’t a smart Summer option. During the evenings in every other season are your most effective bet.
In Conclusion – Replica Jazz Club
Replica Jazz Club was sold to me as one of the very best in the cologne catalogue of Maison Margiela. I now see why.
Jazz Club elicits an old-school, boozy vibe, leaning heavily into sweet rum and vanilla. Tobacco is a marquee note too, providing nocturnal, cocksure character.
Despite limited versatility, it’ll last ages on your skin. Feel assured in spraying generously before you swagger out for the evening. Thank me later.