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Impact Pour un Homme (2005)
by Caron


Impact Pour un Homme information

Year of Launch2005
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 48 votes)

People and companies

PerfumerRichard Fraysse
Parent CompanyAles Group

About Impact Pour un Homme

A rarity in the commercial fragrance world - a perfume strength fragrance for men. Inspired by the classic Caron Pour Un Homme, Impact contains notes of Lavender, Musk and Amber.

Impact Pour un Homme fragrance notes

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Reviews of Impact Pour un Homme

So this is what happens when you take Caron Pour un Homme and pump him with steroids, have him life weights all day and pound protein shakes. Definitely more concentrated but I detect a less-but-smoother lavender accord and a stronger vanilla & musk drydown. I actually prefer this to the original.

12th May, 2016
In 1934 Caron released the ultimate lavender/vanilla combo with its Pour Un Homme. This gentle, powdery scent was perfection itself for the older gentleman, the dad, even the grandad, and has lasted the test of time.

In 1958 (not 2005 as stated by Basenotes above, that may be a re-issue date), L'Impact was released. This was an edp concentration of Pour Un Homme (actual name on the bottle was "L'Impact de Pour Un Homme") which had been an edc concentration.

The lavender is stronger here, obviously, the vanilla just balanced however, and the dry down less powdery, more linear. However, it is just as fine in its own way as the original. This might be better geared toward the younger man.

In either incarnation it is highly recommended.
26th September, 2015
If you like Pour Un Homme and its slightly caramelized lavender drydown you are spot-on here... I have planned to wear this in combination with the regular splash EdT to amp the quiet drydown a bit up. It certainly will do the job. Exactly the same drydown, but fuller yet elegantly redux like an extrait should wear! A fantastic addition to the great classic!
13th September, 2011
Sort of intense version of Caron Pour Un Homme with less lavender on top and more musk in the base. Not bad at all but I stick with the original version for its freshness and more distinctive personality. Maybe a bit too powdery in the drydown.
24th June, 2011 (last edited: 13th February, 2012)
If you like Caron pour un Homme mainly for the nose-hair singeing lavender intro, then avoid Impact. However, if, like me, you do not care for the astringent initial lavender but love PuH because of its amazing dry-down, then Impact was created for that niche of parfumista. Impact goes straight to the heart and basenotes. The basenotes are, in my opinion, better balanced than in the original, and much longer lasting.

I learned over a while to appreciate and eventually came to like CPuH very much. I loved Impact immediately.
22nd February, 2011
this is pour un homme concentrated- a huge bunch of vanilla and lavender- not more not less! to me nothing outstanding, special or unique.Again a reformulation that fails.The Original of 1954 was great but this is a poor and bad mixture of the ingredients of pour un homme-by the way a really good scent!
10th April, 2009

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