Parfums de Marly Godolphin seems to deviate from much of the line in that it is a leather-dominant fragrance, likely targeting men, but it's certainly somewhat reminiscent of Tuscan Leather by Tom Ford in that it is a fruity suede. Rose and iris are in the hart, and then in the base: cedar, amber, and vanilla keeps the dry down smooth and slightly sweet.
It's much more agreeable and less daring than Tuscan Leather but in roughly the same vein. I imagine fans of TL would find Godolphin to be too simple or weak, and the fans of Godolphin find it to be a modest relief to the comparatively overpowering TL. It doesn't hurt to have options, though I'll have to compare the two in more detail.
Performance is nonetheless still good enough on Goldophin to for fans to still consider buying it, even though it's not quite as a strong as Tuscan Leather, which is one of the strongest popular niche fragrances, like a handful of other Tom Ford Private Blend fragrances.
This is quite nice, but not superlative and not one I'd likely buy at discounted ($150 for 125ml on Notino) let alone retail ($275 for 125ml) pricing at this time, though I might need to nab a bigger decant to try it out some more as it piques my curiosity in its similarity to Tuscan Leather.
8 out of 10
Godolphin is a very authentic smelling leather fragrance with a touch of floral that stays fairly linear for an eternity. I really like this combination of notes in a leather fragrance as it's just enough of a floral accord that it doesn't have you thinking of boots or handbags. Very masculine combination that could be overpowering if applied heavy.
I also believe there are many excellent options for the money in this genre and prefer the more floral Knize Ten, or the berry combination AdP, but if you don't own a leather scent Godolphin is a very high quality option. The bottle is built like an anvil as well, and looks and feels great in your hand. A definite Thumbs Up for me.
Tuscan Leather at lower cost and better presentation.
In this Genre I think
AdP Leather is the best
Followed by PdM and TF.
21st July, 2016 (last edited: 08th September, 2016)
Big fruity floral notes against a backdrop of ambery-musky leather. If that sounds oddly familiar wait till you get a whiff of this!
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery yet Parfums de Marly flatters to deceive... NOBODY. Colin Maillard was indeed spot on. Godolphin is nothing but a Tuscan Leather rip off, no matter which way you spin it.
Oh well, learn from Samsung. If you can't beat them, CLONE them.
beautiful sillage and good duration..the opening is very Tuscan leather but a great deal less harsh..I get the same vibe of AdP colonia Leather maybe harder on leather notes.. similar to the Ford creation but just not the same.. a purchase I won't regret...