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Oct 11 2010

Zazel: The Scent of Love

Winner of 7 AVN Awards well over a decade ago, Zazel: The Scent of Love is a triumph of style in the adult filmmaking genre, a genre known for cramming as much substance into 120+ minutes as humanly possible.

The film stars Sasha Vitti as Zazel, a perfume designer who has been commissioned to develop a new fragrance, which will carry her namesake on the bottle. In an effort to capture the “scent of love” she explores exotic lands looking for rare flora to use for her creation. Her search piques her imagination, taking her deep into vivid erotic fantasies involving angels and demons, gods, goddesses and other iconic imagery.

Sasha is just one of a stellar cast that includes multiple Penthouse Centerfolds: Gina LaMarca, Anna Romeo, Grace Harlow, Brooke Lane and Nikie St. Gilles, though the phenomenal costuming and make-up makes identification difficult at times. Director Philip Mond does an excellent job of capturing these beauties in their surrealistic settings. Coupled with the ambient music and the prosaic narratives, the result is a dreamy montage of overtly sensual fucking that may be unmatched in all of porn.

No scene may capture the inventiveness of this film better than the very first one. In her mind’s eye, Zazel spies a water nymph played by Grace Harlow entertaining a Blue Siren played by Sasha herself. At the conclusion of their pussy-eating tryst, the scene fades back to what looks like a real life water-color painting of a flower. But, once your eyes decode the optical illusion, you realize that one of the petals is actually a set of pussy lips. The flower is really body art, a running metaphor throughout the film, and one of the most interesting shots you may see in a porn flick, especially once Zazel begins kissing and nuzzling the image.

This film is so beautifully shot, you may forget that you are watching brazen acts of copulation including threesomes, anal sex and self gratification with strap-ons attached to boot heels. If you’re into artistic elements with your porn, this is one you absolutely must not miss.

Stars:   Gina LaMarca Brooke Lane Grace Harlow Kevin James Helena Devin Wolf Lene Hefner Anna Romeo Nikki St. Gilles Sasha Vinni Antonio Valentino Drew Reese Jon Severini

Running Time:   126 minutes

Released:   09/1995

Studio Name:   Cal Vista Pictures

Director:   Philip Mond