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Godolphin (2010)
by Parfums de Marly


Godolphin information

Year of Launch2010
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 38 votes)

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About Godolphin

Named after The Godolphin Arabian (c. 1724 – 1753), an Arabian horse who was one of three stallions that were the founders of the modern Thoroughbred horse racing bloodstock.

Godolphin fragrance notes

Reviews of Godolphin

This is luxury at its finest; Godolphin. What an amazing scent! This will open your sinus cavity quite nicely as two sprays seemed very potent/concentrated.

Review: sweet, green, fruity, floral from the Rose and Iris, all laid on a leathery, Oudy, musky bed that brings to life the pleasantries of mystery olfactory but a freshness that is other worldly!

Godolphin has the oud factor in its DNA as a Parfums de Marly staple, in that this is very different than Herod, Habdan, even Pegasus to name a few.

I've noticed that Parfums de Marly does a great job of giving the right dose of sweetness with the right dosage of spices that evolves into a nice sweet/oud with those I have come across and this is no different.

This juice brings to mind the likes of Atelier's Oud Saphir. In fact, the two could be sprayed and it would be very hard to determine the difference. (Unfortunately, I have not had the pleasure of smelling Tuscan Leather, so no comparison to be made there).

A nice fragrance!

Performance: 8/10
Longevity: 8/10
Silage: 8/10
Overall: 8/10
31st August, 2017
No need for a long review. This a very good scent. I give it a neutral because it smells like 2 other fragrances. Tuscan leather and Black Saffron by Byredo
11th April, 2017
Overpowering scent of pencil shavings and petro-chemicals, on top of a slightly floral/fruity base.

One of few fragrances I immediately regretted applying to my skin.

I really like Layton and Pegasus, this was a huge disappointment.
17th January, 2017
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
10th January, 2017
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.
27th November, 2016
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)

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