What a bargain ..initial blast of citrus and pine that settles down to a classy cedar vetiver with a bit of flower power thrown in. I think this fragrance will never offend anyone and instead draw lots of compliments, you could tell people it's Terre de Hermes but then again yardley deserve some honesty and publicity for giving us an inexpensive gem. The shower gel is equally as good and great for layering
10th November, 2014 (last edited: 19th November, 2014)
Very light and sprightly...almost ephemeral in it's lightness. A vague hodgepodge of bittersweet orange and lemon oils with a faint hint of sawdust. This is perfectly nice when a "no scent" fragrance is needed. Very unisex. Very little projection. Disappears within 4-5 hours.
Shazam! Straight out of the bottle, this smells very similar to the rightly acclaimed Terre d'Hermes. 'I say, what a bargain!' you will exclaim, pupils agape, as your fingers twitch walllet-wards. But don't be duped, this is cheap for a reason. Within 2 hours - Presto Chango! It vanishes into thin air and the show is over early-doors.
At first I got the impression of a bar of soap that's trying too hard, but there is more to it. Is all smooth, natural-smelling notes, nothing harsh or synthetic. A good, rounded blend. I like more citrus and less wood, but that's a minor point. Furthermore, I do not find it weak at all. OK lasting power and it projects like mad.
27th March, 2014 (last edited: 20th April, 2014)
Great Woody Fougere for spring and summer time...
Average longevity & sillage.
Well done Yardley!