Pierre Cardin Pour Monsieur (1972)
    by Pierre Cardin




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    Pierre Cardin Pour Monsieur is a men's fragrance by Pierre Cardin. The scent was launched in 1972

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    drseid's avatar

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    *This is a review of the vintage Pour Monsieur (Made in France).

    Pour Monsieur opens with an aromatic herbal citrus accord derived primarily of lemon and basil coupling with powdery lavender. As the composition enters its early heart the citrus quickly dissipates, leaving the powdery lavender to now join with supporting dull carnation and powdery oakmoss rising from the base that gives the composition's fragrance profile a green tinge. As it makes its way further through its middle the lavender fades as the powdery oakmoss gains in intensity, supported by dry powdery vanilla. During the late dry-down the powdery vanilla remains though now in diminished support as an uncovered stark leather and relatively dry sandalwood tandem controls through the finish. Projection is average and longevity very good at 9-11 hours on skin.

    Pierre Cardin Pour Monsieur (vintage) was created in 1972, and in some ways it really shows. This is a composition whose style has long since passed. While the style may be out of fashion, the composition is just as worthy of notice and admiration now as it was back then. The first thing that impresses is how well the aromatic herbal citrus top notes have held up considering the age of the vintage bottle used for this review. They really tickle your nose as the powdery lavender blends in perfectly. It has been a long time since I sniffed Pour Monsieur in its vintage form, so I forgot just how much oakmoss is in this stuff. Don't go in looking for a very mossy presentation though as it presents primarily as slightly green powder here. The oakmoss derived powder can be a bit too much on its own, then as the powdery vanilla joins in the level does get higher than desirable for the powder averse. That said, just as the powder nears distracting levels it never quite crosses over that line and diminishes substantially during the dry-down. Oh, and what a great dry-down it is... The combination of the dry sandalwood with hard leather works fabulously with the remaining powdery vanilla to take off some of the bite. That late dry-down payoff has got to be the best part of the composition by far. The bottom line is the approximate $65 per 75ml bottle on the aftermarket Pour Monsieur (vintage) may be a bit out of style, but it proves they just don't make 'em like they used to, earning a "very good" to "excellent" 3.5 to 4 stars out of 5 rating. Recommended to perfume lovers who are more interested in old fashioned classics over the latest trends.

    31st August, 2014

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    Brilliant. Unique. Not in vogue anymore to smell like this. But still smells sexy and sophisticated. For the guy confident enough to be different and small like a sophisticated french gentleman. Fine french perfumery at its best. 10 out of 10. But utterly unique.

    31st May, 2014

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    It’s an apparently simple aromatic fougere that’s citrusy, balsamic, sweaty (very sweaty) and powdery. But there's a wealth of spice, gourmand and floral notes that give it depth and complexity--after three weeks of daily wear and I’m still learning. Among notes absent from most pyramids are anise, almond and musk. It's very skillfully blended, with 11 aroma chemicals that possess floral aspects listed.

    It's unpretentious, somewhat vulgar and very entertaining with superior diffusion, persistence and evolution. (Awakening in the middle of the night to wisps of musk and citral is very comforting.) This is a near great; it's a gift that it sells for so little.


    15 April, 2014 (Last Edited: 04 August, 2014)

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    If you dislike Trumper’s Spanish Leather, you will also dislike this. And I do.

    I immediately inhale the powdery, intrusive pong of scented haemorrhoid cream, deodorising balm for intractable leg ulcers, or Greco-Roman wrestler’s loincloth dipped in sour milk.

    I picture a mincing Regency dandy giving his wig an extra dose of powder as an alternative to the monthly bath.

    I am reminded of the aerosol cans mothers-in-law leave on the lavatory cistern to allow their dinner guests to cover whatsoever tracks they may otherwise have left.

    I recall the stuff the barber soaks the comb in, between customers.

    If I had to pick out a single feature of the overall aroma as being the most offensive, I think it would be Geranium-Lavender accord, which is perfectly titred so that the beauty of neither note can be discerned, but the combined chord is loud, intrusive, and ugly, like the Sandersons from Poughkeepsie arriving at your barbecue.

    I suspect that the ‘nose’ (if I may hesitantly attribute such an organ to the creator of this travesty) was aiming at a fougere structure: the lavender, bergamot, moss, labdanum (cited as amber), and coumarin (cited as tonka) in the pyramid would certainly suggest this text-book intention. However, none of these notes meld in the heart of the fragrance. The colours separate out, as if printed with a misaligned cartridge.

    In the dry-down, things only get worse. After 6 hours, I am dogged by a curly-sandwich stale, wedding-singer flat, wilted funeral flower, chewing-gum-on-the-pavement, polyester-shirted traffic-warden, geist.

    No.

    28 March, 2014

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    For PC PM, the answer to why some like and why some do not may boil down to the version or more precisely, the manufacturer. When it was made in France or in the USA by Jaqueline Cochrane, it smelled as it should, wonderful, loud and old school. It was later made by Shulton, Aladdin and 2 others where it changed for the worse. My suggestion would be to find a bottle from France or by Jaqueline Cochrane and see if you like it better. This is one of the best of the 60's. 70's and 80's along with Eau Savage, Aramis, Azzaro, Polo, Aramis 900, Pour Monsieur, Jazz, Pour un Homme, Giorgio, Versace L'Homme, Gucci Homme, Braggi, Cool Water, Habit Rouge, Ungaro l, and a few others!

    21st January, 2014

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    pierre cardin is the best and longest lasting strength drugstore cologne out there. a classic scent that lasts for hours and I do mean hours. I even felt high from the vapors from wearing it. cardin a classic designer who scored big with this one. surprised it is only sold in drugstores and not department stores today. very sexy classy cologne.

    06 January, 2014

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