This one needs time on the skin to shine. On first application, I was disappointed. It's obviously a quality fragrance, but this sort of sweet, French-style perfume just isn't my preference. You have flowers, vanilla, and amber, and all of them are sweet notes that can dominate a fragrance. But if you give it time, the herbs and woody notes mix in, giving it balance. I agree with the other reviews -- this is unabashedly old-fashioned. This is what men's fragrances were generations ago, and you just don't see it anymore. It's the sort of thing that made our grandmothers weak in the knees.
This is a wonderful surprise: a classic perfume in the French tradition. This is the sort of scent that one expected from the great Parisian houses sixty years ago. Unfortunately -
for a number of reasons - this style of perfumery has been degraded. Thank you, Abdul Karim, for giving us a taste of a
nearly lost art. Beautiful work!
This one is very friendly and well within the familiar range of Western noses - Makes me think of the alpines and collecting medicinal plants in the mountains - Not quite the projection and longevity of some of the "nuclear concoctions" of this house - Something of real individual character - And as usual really good value-for-money - Highly recommended