So, I wore Jicky
(the PdT a.k.a. EdP) and wow...what a fantastic journey it was. Thanks Wordbird for the sample!
I'm not ready to give this a full review, but suffice to say I'm excited about it. The top civet notes were extremely uncomfortable for about 10 minutes. I sprayed it on in the locker room of my gym, and as soon as I did I regretted it, because I was sure some guys around me thought they smelled sh*t when I walked by. But about 10-20 mins later, it turned into quite a beauty.
Now that my nose is so much more attenuated to lavender notes, I could enjoy this scent as it's own strange animal.
I didn't get the 'licorice' quality that Mr. Guerlain mentioned, or the 'baby vomit' bergamot note that Ruggles spoke about. Instead it just smelled spicy, lavender and of course the Guerlainade base kept peeking it's head up and down. I found the longevity kind of low, but my sample was very small so I'm not concerned.
Has anyone (except Mr. Guerlain, that is) tried the Jicky EdC
- and care to comment about how it compares to the PdT (EdP)?