After reading this thread, I have decided that, before I write I a review, I will not read either the "official notes", or more importantly, the opinions of others. It's obvious here that reviewers are not just considering the impressions of others, but are actually lifting ideas/terms/phrases from them.
This frag strikes me as a lemon leather with a deep floral heart. Imagine Boss Spirit and Duc de Vervins in bed together. Top notes are compelling, even from afar. What I perceived as lemon may in fact be the mixture of bergamot and pineapple. The heart is rather strong and flat, and as mentioned above, very vintage in feel. The top notes persist throguh the heart. The base contains good fixatives, likely birch and civet?
masculine , very masculine,spice ficilitated by spicey pineapples. has enough power to get it done with one spray maybe an half spray.well blended.
15th March, 2009 (last edited: 12th June, 2009)
A rather traditional fougère-style scent that doesn't seem to have any coumarin notes in the pyramid. Still, it is a bit herbal and mutedly floral with some spicy aspect that also seems not to be listed in the pyramid. The base is very classic for men's fragrances: amber, moss, musk, and unspecified woods. The woody note seems to have a bit of a leather cast to it, so it may be birch. It seems to be a real eau de toilette strength, and so not extremely long-lasting, but it doesn't do too badly in that way either. Its chief appeal is that it's kind of stereotypically masculine in a gentler, more refined sort of old-school way. Definitely male, but not a big, bold 80s-style power scent, Its drydown is really quite satisfying. I give it high marks. It's a pity it isn't better known, but it comes from a South American company, though the nose, I believe, is from Geneva, la Suisse romande (French-speaking Switzerland). Et voilà!
06th November, 2008 (last edited: 30th July, 2009)
Maisonstinky's site review of Jean Pascal Edt states that the following notes appear:
bergamot, pineapple, herbal essence
musk, wood, amber, moss
This one starts out sweet and spicy and evolves quickly into an arrestingly smooth and muted floral of considerable depth. The finish shows a background of the floral notes but now interwoven with an earthy, musky framework. Longevity is about 5-6 hours on me but it lingers faintly on for as many hours more.
Altogether a classy fragrance I feel quite comfortable in, and one I can be reasonably sure no one else would be wearing to an upscale cocktail party. Nice.
07th August, 2008 (last edited: 05th April, 2013)
I smell civet, musk, lavender, various herbs, moss. Musty and biting and dry. Imagine Homme de Gres style of dryness. Now, take away all the lemon and woods and add in Ungaro II. There. A close approximation of Jean Pascal. The civet note I smell isn't as agreesive as say, Kouros nor is it as refined and urbane as Ungaro II. This is a well made scent but I'd rather have other like it for the price.