Some scents have a large number of ingredients and manage to create something unique, interesting,layered and nuanced. Some, like Herod, do not. It comes off, on my skin,as a big sweet blob, sugar rich, butter lean.
"****. It's chilly in here."
Those words came out in frosty puffs. Silently you cursed for not fixing the draft when you had the chance. A mug of lukewarm coffee sat on the table, untouched. You glared at it as though it was at fault.
It didn't take you long before you did what you always do under these circumstances: you sought out your trusty old companion. As the warmth returned to your body and the room filled with the comforting scent of sweet spices and lit tobacco leaves, the draft was all but forgotten.
Eh, what has this scene got to do with the fragrance?
Like Herod the stallion and Parfums de Marly's 18th century royalty-inspired stories, absolutely nothing.
To me, the best cherry pipe tobacco I've smelled in a fragrance. Much more natural than Bogart PH, which I think is great, and more of the sweet tobacco but less of the heavy, synthetic cherry. The vanilla really comes through in the drydown. Really well done. Projection and longevity both above average. I'd say good for date night and should be noticed by others, so might get some compliments.
Not much tobacco here folks, this is cherry flavoured milk from beginning to end. A tacky designer fragrance in niche clothing.
The website of this house is quite amusing, provides a whacky history of horse breeds that relate to the name of each fragrance, but not much about who they are and why someone should place any value in their products.
This is an awesome niche, my wife loves it and she's not into fragrance . you can't go wrong I give this a huge thumbs up. well done formula.
I think they have literally put some cough Syrup into this heavy bottle. In the opening all i can smell is this cough syrup.
In comparison to spice-bomb this thing smells of very high quality, where as spice-bomb smells really cheap, alcoholic, synthetic IMO.
The heart reminds me off Kalemat & the dry down is almost similar to YSL la nuit de l'homme.
The house of Parfums de marly is just copying the popular fragrances like Tobacco vanille for Herod, Le male for Pegasus, Tuscan leather for Godolphin.
I am not impressed.
Longevity: 8 hrs