|Bordello 2010 vs 2004|
Really lovely plums and berries in almond liqueur, it is sweet, soft, creamy and very edible! The black currants are very juicy and unmissable. It is a wonderful fragrance"
I feel exactly the same about it now. The plum, black currant and wine make a fruity concoction which is soft, but not sharp. I don't have much luck with the fruity notes of the Lab but this is really good. The almond liqueur is awesome and goes very well with the fruits making them boozier than fruity.
Tarted Imp of Bordello had about 1/4th of a ml left in the it, just enough to test. It is aged 7 years + That should make some changes to the oil. All the tarted imps I got are well preserved. They are not 'off' or rancid due to the age. So is Bordello. I can smell that it is old, in a good way. Fits the description of velvet and dustiness very well. The amaretto is not boozy at all. The almond is mild and present just in the background. The fruits and wine are so well mixed that I can't tell them apart, making Bordello rounder and fruitier. I do miss the amaretto note in the aged one. Overall effect is more perfume-y than foody, very surprising. I prefer the new one for the ameretto note and the aged for the wearability.
The differences between new vs aged are very noticeable. Some notes maybe more 'volatile' than others, which are lost with ageing and some mix and merge with each other beautifully. Now I'm eager to age like never before!