I can understand that it may not live up to the hype for everyone. I do still find it to be
excellent, and so much better than the vast majority of new releases. Here's a review I sent
in an E-mail to someone today. I'm posting it here for your discussion.
I'm wearing Stardust right now, and I am always struck by how luxurious
and BOLD it smells. So many scents play it safe and tame, and hence are
boring. Stardust hangs everything out there and says, "Love me or hate me,
but this is who I am." Great stuff.
By comparison with some of the more modern, minimalist creations from
someone like Jean-Claude Ellena, Stardust for Men seems positively
Old School. I like Ellena's work too, especially Declaration and
Rose Poivree. But, the bold aesthetic Phillip has achieved here with Stardust
is luxurious in a way that a minimalist fragrance can't be. Phillip's fragrance
strikes me as a modern reinterpretation of Old School luxury.
The Mexican lime note coupled with the vanilla, patchouli and musk, make
an enchanting accord with great longevity. I am amazed that this sharp citrus
smell can last so long.