Give it second chance.
Imagine warm night, full of lust.
Take a deep breath.
Too much brutality, even for 1978...
I really think that chemical recipe for this scent is wrong - it should have been smoother, but somebody made a mistake in writing, and it entered market like it is...
Please note: it is not outdated - this scent is timeless in its rude appearance.
So smooth... Labeling Jaipur as an "old lady" or "not enough manly" scent is at least superficial, not to say - wrong IMHO. This is the scent for THE man.
Jaipur is an extraordinary choice for all (both business and casual) occasions where you need luxurious, warm, hedonist, exotic, romantic... aura. More clean than Opium, more smooth than Pasha.
Truly oriental. Long lasting and optimum sillage. Not for younger crowd, definitely.
Vampire Weekend - Diplomat's Son (2010):
It's not right but it's now or never
And if I wait could I ever forgive myself?
On a night when the moon glows yellow in the riptide
With the light from the TV's buzzing in the house
Cuz I'm gonna cut it where I can
And then I'm gonna duck out behind them
If I ever had a chance it's now then
But I never had the feeling I could offer that to you
To offer it to you would be cruel
When all I want to do is use, use you
He was a diplomat's son
It was '81...
10/10 for Santos
I am not such a big fan of modern scents, but I was just amazed when I tried DHI.
Strong, long lasting, yet not overwhelming and cloying. There are lot of negative opinions due to its powdery and sweet top notes, but be patient please! It transforms into a masculine, dry, even bitter frag, with very sharp and aggresive projection. Perfect for autumn / winter season, but I find it even suitable for summer night out. Signature scent? Hmmm, I'll take this into consideration.
We can discuss formulation and top notes for days – whether iris and ladies make-up are OK or not, but at the end of the day - DHI depends a lot on wearer's appearance. So, if you have enough masculinity in your attitude and you do not like uber masculine trash – you should try this.
Definitely an unconventional, extraordinary formulated fragrance.
I felt so strong black tea note at the opening, and it lasted quiet a while, then slowly turned towards more sweet (like a tiny drop of honey in a cup of tea) accords and progressed towards some even floral moments... I am quiet impressed with the effort, but the scent unfortunately did not hit me... Not my cup of tea. Therefore - neutral for me, but an excellent frag.
Basically, IL by Lancetti and Egoiste by Chanel are more or less same to me. There are some nice memories linking me to IL and I will put thumbs up, but actually I am not so fond of this kind of scents.
What is my impression then?
If I would describe weather this scent remids me of – it is hot weather. Very hot. And humid, too. Therefore I could've never wore this scent in late spring/summer/early fall.
If I would describe what occasion this scent reminds me of – it is night club. Very hot and crowded night club.
Notes? Sweetness is excessive, but you can feel some herbal (maybe fruit?) notes in there. Reminds me of some Turkish delight in liquid form. Longevity is great, sillage is good if not great.
I somehow do feel sorry for it's discontinuitment.
Truly a masterpiece of oriental scents! So warm, yet so refreshing and minty!
As we all know - ladies usually love tales of oriental princes. This fragrance is an oriental prince in the bottle. Much more erotic scent than dozens of uber-masculine aggresive liquids. If you are inviting a lady to a home made dinner – make no mistake, wear Pasha. If you are sure that she will wake up in your appartment – take out all other bottles from your bathroom (she will surely check out what was so good in the air last evening).
I will always be regretting why, oh why, they never made an EdP version... Projection is gone in an hour, longevity is slightly better, but wait a second! If you do wear for special purposes (as I mentioned before) – it is one of the best frags in the world.
Such a nice bottle indeed. However, the fragrance does not impress me. I must say that reminds me strongly of "Diavolo" by Antonio Banderas. This is not quiet nice or exciting reminder in my opinion.
And the name "Chic" is miles away from this frag, but again - matches bottle perfectly.
I can not judge longevity or sillage because nothing attracted me to put it on my skin...
Dark and mysterious, but not oriental.
Floral, but not fresh and boring.
Elegant, but not that much formal.
Brilliant, but no doubt.
p.s. even more hard to define than Antidote.
Now, this was a tough quest - how to judge such a nice scent with such a light appearance? I decided to put thumbs up.
I can write nothing new regarding ingredients - yes, there are grapefruit, lemon, pepper etc... Tokyo is fresh and slightly spicy, no doubt. I like it. If you do not like this idea - skip it.
Due to its very (extremely?) light appearance, you have to try it first. Then, you have to try it in different time of the year or different climate.
So, if you are patient enough, you will realise whether you can wear it or you can not detect it at all?
I never ever intended to attract your attention by voting opposite to vast majority anywhere on this site. However, I realised that my review will be the only thumbs down here. Sorry, but I really can not find anything attractive in this scent. Such strong, aggressive, in-your-face lemon smell is far far away from anything desirable. I would even say that is even more grapefruit than lemon due to its bitterness.
Due to very big respect I have for YSL, I will stop here. Thank you for your understanding.
Game - set - match!
Everything is just perfect for me here - the name (the simplest as it can be), the bottle (white and green colors, reminding me of tennis court of old times), the scent...
Yes, I agree - citrusy opening, transforming into clean laundry smell, rich guy aura, lasts forever with nice sillage, perfect for mild to warm weather in all occasions...
Not for someone looking for "hot" and "naughty" scent, definitely.
Just one note for the end - I was completely shocked when I realised that this scent is not mentioned at all at the official Lacoste fragrances web page. I just hope that there is no smart guy out there contemplating "out of production" status for this gem.
I always had (more) sillage and (less) longevity problems with fragrances. But not with this one. Antidote runs 18+ hrs on my (normal to dry) skin with really strong sillage!
On the other hand, it is very hard for me to define what this fragrance smells like, but just take a glance on the structure! One of the most complicated descriptions on the whole site...
Therefore - you have to try. It is kinda oriental, but not so cloying as an oriental can be. I have not "matched" with the notes of Antidote and I am very sorry about this :( but I could wear him (except summer). However, my wife had almost headache being near me... :(((
In my opinion - neutral, but can be someone's signature very easy, as well as someone's cause of headache (as I already saw...)