Oscar de la Renta pour Lui (1981)
    by Oscar de la Renta

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    FIFI award winner in 1981

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    MrMookie's avatar

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    Gangsters paradise

    Its a great deep masculine scent.
    Smokey,woody,leathery and very manly.
    A evening night out scent.

    If you spray it on your body you instantly get caught in a heavy, dense and deep masculine mist its fresh and spicy in the first 3-4 seconds and then the smokeyness comes in it puts a warm blanket of spices and leather around you skin.
    If its under your suit it lingers around your body projecting all away.

    Imagine this scene :
    A big gala evening in a dancehall in Old Havana in the mid 80's
    All people sit around in circled red leather couches with a reserved table in the middle where all drinks are on.
    Men and women in their 30's and 40's all dressed up in tuxedos and gala dresses some dance the salsa ,the smell of sigars, leather and rum in the air.
    In the background cuban trumpets playing cuban son music people get all heaten up because they celebrate weekend.

    Walking through this scene would definitely smell like Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui!

    Nothing smells like this. Its diffrent, its great its the perfect evening out scent for a classic south american or south european man.

    - huge projection and longevity.

    thumbs up!

    Pros: Bold and masculine powerhouse

    28 August, 2013

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    Princely Powerhouse

    Imagine if you can the scent of a man:

    These days not cool, definitely Old School,

    But if you like "class," donít take a pass,

    Because this Pour Lui (applied sparingly)

    Will lift you to heights of manly delights.

    Long may it prosper, this Pour Lui de Oscar!

    05 June, 2013

    drseid's avatar
    United States United States

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    One of The Best of the 80s...

    *This is a review of the vintage Oscar pour Lui.

    Oscar pour Lui (vintage) opens with a combination of bergamot citrus and subdued aldehydes, mixing with patchouli and cinnamon from its heart. At this point the fragrance leans on the sweet side of the spectrum with an almost honey-like underlying accord permeating its early development. As the fragrance enters its early heart the aldehydes and citrus die while the cinnamon and patchouli join carnation and cyclamen florals supported by oakmoss and soft leather from the base as the fragrance gradually turns less sweet. During the late dry-down the oakmoss remains though is just detectable, while slightly sweet sandalwood and clean musk send off the scent. Projection is very good and longevity is below average to average at about 5-6 hours on skin.

    Oscar pour Lui (vintage) is a great example of all the best things fragrance-wise of the 80s. It projects quite well though never coming off as harsh or repellant, sharing more than glancing similarities at times (especially early) with the exceptional vintage Van Cleef & Arpels pour Homme. I can see Oscar pour Lui (vintage) working all-year round in just about any situation imaginable with its smooth and at times sweet cinnamon spiced leather and patchouli driven overall heart accord over a mossy woody backbone. It smells great and offers superb value even at its current after-market prices for vintage bottles, earning an "excellent" and highly recommended rating of 4 stars out of 5.

    Pros: Projects well without being annoying, smells superb and is extremely versatile.
    Cons: Longevity is slightly lacking.

    19 May, 2013

    Francolino's avatar
    Italy Italy

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    talking of vintage juice a very old school coniferous powerhouse!

    18 March, 2013

    Bartlebooth's avatar
    Germany Germany

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    I find ODLRPL to be compelling, but rather unusual at the same time. There are strands of so many other aromatic fougeres within Pour Lui that it is very much a medley of seventies and eighties classics. It is certainly not handicapped by this fact, and it almost becomes the definitive representative of its era.

    05 October, 2012

    gimmegreen's avatar
    Netherlands Netherlands

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    First, a confession. Despite being a rather fey youth, I spent my not so misspent late teens and early twenties drenched in this. Nowhere close to the testosterone-charged knuckledragging kind of person this fragrance is supposed to appeal to. Looking back, I like to flatter myself by thinking that it was love of complexity that drew me to it, rather than the weightier consideration of the studentís limited spending budget.
    Today, a quarter century on, I still keep a bottle handy.
    Pour Lui opens with a full on atonal blat, the entire orchestra testing to see if their instruments are in tune, all at the same time. But it rapidly falls into place, with a shimmering herbal woodsy spiciness that keeps shifting, over a marvellously responsive oakmoss heavy sweet base. Usually sweet bases tend to be without much contour and can get boring; this one breathes and evolves with the permutations of the fragrance.
    This is tremendously strong stuff (in fact the current version seems to have lost some of the brighter notes Iím sure were there when I first owned it) and best not sniffed up close. But apply a spray or two in cool weather and be surprised at its dark, rich and yet absolutely amiable luxuriance.
    This is one of the few perfumes with an anise note that doesnít give me a heavy head right away. For a bargain buy, it smells surprisingly natural Ė unlike the chemical cocktails predominant in the Ďmenísí market.

    25 August, 2012

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