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    Jaïpur Homme by Boucheron

    It's funny how often Givenchy Pi gets a mention whenever a powdery vanilla scent is discussed, and more often than not the scent under review would come out tops. But is that really a reflection of the scent's superior construct or more a case of Pi's relative ineptitude? With this question in mind I put JAIPUR HOMME to the test.

    And walked away impressed. Forget Pi, just forget it. Jaïpur Homme is in a different league altogether. While it is similarly powdery, the vanilla sweetness stays light, possibly lifted by the heliotrope in the opening and tempered with the lightly spicy touch of nutmeg and cinnamon in the middle. Once you have mastered the art of applying fragrances, the result is an oriental of such refined sophistication that even my favorite Arpège pour homme finds itself in the shade. Fans of this genre should buy it with confidence for I must say that arguably, Jaïpur Homme is to Boucheron what Shalimar is to Guerlain. SUBLIME.

    22nd October, 2009

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