Halston Man Amber (2010) Woody Oriental
•Top Notes: Geranium Leaf, Thyme, Bergamot •Heart Notes: Pure Amber, Myrrh, Labdanum •Base Notes: Oud, Atlas Cedar, Musk
Warm, inviting, moderately complex. Predominantly woody, balsamic, and amber notes, with some myrrh resin. The geranium leaf in the top note makes a passing reference to green and floral, supported by herbal thyme, but goes deep fairly quickly. If you like woody orientals, this is probably for you. Much better than the last Halston masculine, by the way.
An SA also very generously gave me a decant of Monsieur Rochas (the original formulation by Guy Robert form 1969) from a full bottle that he had found on E-Bay. [The juice is not red, as in the reformulated version pictured in the Basenotes database, but a golden amber color, and the bottle resembles the Basenotes database picture of Rochas Macassar (also pre-reformulation), except of course, for the color of the juice.] •Top: Bergamot, Caraway, Clary Sage, Lavender, Lemon •Heart: Carnation, Cardamom, Cedar, Galbanum, Geranium, Vetiver •Base: Musk, Oakmoss, Patchouli, Tonka Bean. Exquisitely old-school.