I find this a beautiful, if generically traditional, fragrance. It opens aldehydic with a green and a bitter-orange leaf accord – much more green than citrus: Quite impressive and very sniffable in a classic way. The middle is classically predictable, too. It’s an iris, conifer, and floral accord, with jasmine and rose comprising the florals… nothing edgy in it, but very well done and quite sniffable. The base? No surprise here either: patchouli, sandalwood, and musk. Traditionally sophisticated ingredients, classic proportions… L’Eau du Tailleur is an excellently tailored fragrance from top to bottom and it has good sillage, good longevity, and strong masculinity in a superiorly generic package. Worthy fragrance... don’t expect uniqueness... don’t expect to be wowed… you have to content yourself with a well-made, nicely performing, attractive fragrance. (Edit of 17 September 2008 review.)
17th September, 2008 (last edited: 16th June, 2009)
An oddball since it hasn`t got that much of attention, not that I thought it deserves it, but it`s kinda weird because this is basically a MPG fragrance. (I even received my sample of this from MPG)
A masculine herbal fougere in a purple bottle. Sort of traditional stuff, thinking of releases after this. L`Artisans Fou d`Absinthe comes to mind. Doesn`t last too long one me.
Notes : citrus, cypress, cedar, jasmine, iris, basil, fig and rhubarb