This fragrance is an anthology of a dark bar made up of soft jazz on the piano in between leather arm chairs, while whiffing the cocktails lingering distanced in a crowded bar. Saxophone is as Smooth as the tunes of which the instrument sings.
If you are a fan of sweet, boozy scents, this is the fragrance for you. Notes of rum and vainly make this fragrance all sweet and boozy however it is constantly transforming. Transitioning from notes of sweet vanilla to a soft spicy and woody accord reminiscent of leather seats and tobac leaf.
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This is a perfect dupe for Jazz Club. There’s a note that makes this a touch sweeter, and makes me love it more.
Smells great! Last longer
I have Replica Jazz Club and Saxophone. The both smell identical but Saxophone has better projection and longevity. Absolutely happy with the purchase and now looking into other popular fragrances.
smells amazing, great unisex smell. lasts a long time
I got a sample of Saxophone in the replica sample set, and at first I was not super impressed. To me, it smelled like any other cologne. But, after I wore it a few times and let it sit on my skin I got to experience everything that saxophone offers- which is a long lasting scent with good throw. I got a lot of compliments at work, that's for sure. I did get told I smell like a hollister, but I would like to think that was only because that person didn't have anything else to compare it to. Personally, I like to call Saxophone "The Bard" because to me it reminds me of hanging out in a tavern while a washed-up old Bard croons on about the hardships of medieval times. Lots of elves are smoking pipes and there are some rangers drinking the afternoon away... You get the idea!
Saxophone is not my all-time favorite ALT creation (Novel holds that spot), but I do like it and it's in my regular rotation. If you like a strong, boozy unisex scent, Saxophone will work for you!
I am honestly surprised at how long this fragrance lasts. Had a friend tell me she found it “seductive” and honestly I agree.
You're here because you think Maison Margiela's "Jazz Club" is a smooth and sexy scent, and you want to know how "Saxophone" compares... You came to the right place! This is 100% what you're looking for. Once you hit yourself with a few sprays of this slick, heady fragrance, and give it about 2 minutes to dry down, it's almost impossible to tell the difference. That smoky booziness you expect from Jazz Club is delivered dead-on with Saxophone. 10/10 recommend.
It smells exactly like jazz club
This is a tough one. It’s so evident that it’s a dupe for MMM’s Replica Jazz Club. All the notes are there and it is a great fragrance but it’s right there, nice and what was asked for. However, JC has an “it” that Sax does not and the weird part is I can’t tell you what “it” is other than JC is almost an addicting, polarizing fragrance that I keep wanting to bury my nose into and Saxophone just doesn’t. That’s not a dig bc it’s plenty good. There’s just something not quite right. I’ve told people to try this before JC bc if you don’t know to compare, and it’s your type of fragrance, you’ll love it. But once you know, you just know and it is what it is. While it is unisex I think it leans masculine initially and dries down masculine leaning unisex but softer. JC is unisex and dries down feminine leaning unisex but still great for a man, no doubt. If this formula had a touch more vanilla I think it would be that much better. That said, this is still good and it makes a fantastic room spray - seriously. It’s delish for that!! As far as projection, it’s phenomenal. I’m a heavy sprayer with lots of my light, soapy, clean or citrus frags but not with Sax. Do not overspray. In fact, under spray. Try half a spray. It’s going to project and it’s going to last and it’s not a safe blind buy at least not for most women. But it is GOOD and if you are ready for a spicy, yet creamy, boozy vanilla with a bit of smoke you’re going to get exactly what you asked for. Though it’s not a typical aquatic or citrus or very cologne-similar-safe buy I do think it’s safer to say blind buying for a man would be worth it and others will enjoy how he smells. It’ll last on skin through the day and come evening you’ll want to nuzzle your chin into his neck and feel that comforting blend of your man and his day of frag melted into his skin. It’ll last on clothing for days, until next wash for sure and maybe even longer. It’s a cooler weather fragrance for me but I’ll still spritz it in the air now and then to get that warm breath of comforting nostalgia. I won’t be buying a second bottle but that’s only bc a bottle of this will prob last for years including using it on body and in room. Same goes for Jazz Club which I have. If I run out, I’d just get a 10 ml Sephora travel size to last another year+.
I feel like my review is bias though and I’m telling you try this before JC if you’re considering a blind buy but wondering if you should sample the OG first somewhere… and more than likely it’s problem solved and you’ll be smitten. Let me also say that some other MMM-R’s fade relatively faster than other frags out there, not so with JC and Alts version is even far superior over that! You’re getting your money’s worth and then some. I also need to mention as always that Alt makes dupes for two of my favorite perfumes in all the land, Byredo Blanche and MMM Replica Bubble Bath and of course I had to try Alt’s dupes which are White and Suds. I thought they’d be nice backups since the others, esp Byredo are expensive. Well, I am a believer. I still have my originals and maybe always will bc I love them so, but Alt nailed them both and I reach for them over the originals almost always thanks to them being nearly identical and maybe actually better AND last longer! Alt ROCKS!! I’ll be a fan and supporter and customer until the end.
This fragrance was both exactly what I wanted and not what I expected! It was the androgynous scent I was looking for. As a saxophonist, I was at first worried that it'd be too good to be true but it was so much better!