Genre: Woody Oriental
Good news! Though tricked out with an extra dihydromyrcenol top note (the “Fraîcheur” part) the green anise accord that made the original interesting is intact. Even better, the hideous mutant woody amber base note that ruins the first au Masculin is turned down from foghorn to whisper in this flanker. The bad news? You knew it was coming: in the absence of that loathsome woody amber, Lolita Lempicka au Masculin Fraîcheur becomes ephemeral, with little detectable presence after a couple of hours’ wear. Still, I’d rather wear this for two hours than suffer through its older brother’s suffocating drydown.
Watered down version of au Masculin. If you thought that au Masculin had a short shelf life, then Fraicheur will make you think twice as it lasts about 25 minutes. Over-spraying doesn't help either. Pointless.