Oscar De La Renta Pour Lui by Oscar de la Renta, 1981
Pros: Has good longevity.
Cons: Too strong, smells cheap.
I don't like this one. There is a bottle of this stuff in my cologne cabinet for something, like, 12 or 14 years. It comes on too strong. It's supposed to be leathery but it's spicy blast of patchouli but with sweetness and earthy soil (sounds more like an interesting wine!) It does have good longevity, I'll give it that. This scent typifies the smell other people find obnoxious when women wear strong cheap perfumes.
Pros: Projects well without being annoying, smells superb and is extremely versatile.
Cons: Longevity is slightly lacking.
*This is a review of the vintage Oscar pour Lui.
Oscar pour Lui (vintage) opens with a combination of bergamot citrus and subdued aldehydes, mixing with patchouli and cinnamon from its heart. At this point the fragrance leans on the sweet side of the spectrum with an almost honey-like underlying accord permeating its early development. As the fragrance enters its early heart the aldehydes and citrus die while the cinnamon and patchouli join carnation and cyclamen florals supported by oakmoss and soft leather from the base as the fragrance gradually turns less sweet. During the late dry-down the oakmoss remains though is just detectable, while slightly sweet sandalwood and clean musk send off the scent. Projection is very good and longevity is below average to average at about 5-6 hours on skin.
Oscar pour Lui (vintage) is a great example of all the best things fragrance-wise of the 80s. It projects quite well though never coming off as harsh or repellant, sharing more than glancing similarities at times (especially early) with the exceptional vintage Van Cleef & Arpels pour Homme. I can see Oscar pour Lui (vintage) working all-year round in just about any situation imaginable with its smooth and at times sweet cinnamon spiced leather and patchouli driven overall heart accord over a mossy woody backbone. It smells great and offers superb value even at its current after-market prices for vintage bottles, earning an "excellent" and highly recommended rating of 4 stars out of 5.
|By||Oscar de la Renta|
|Bottle Designer||Serge Mansau|
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