Hi alexwagner -
You bring a very interesting, thought-provoking and heartfelt addition to the thread. It also brings my point even more forward. May she Rest In Peace. She was so young - only 46. Truly sad.
Yes, I actually have two of the David Beckham releases...as I thought they were both competent and very wearable. I found a nice, competent scent in David Beckham Instinct - the first masculine offering in 2005 (same year as LIDGE, ironically). Not great longevity...but the price point is low and one should apply a liberal amount (and refresh to layer). I always spray on my shirt as well - a must! I like how the notes blend in that bottle, actually. A 3-4 hour wear in all. Surprisingly good though and I always judge a fragrance on 'scent' first...more for the mainstream, but one with a good nose can appreciate this work by Beatrice Piquet.
It actually got several compliments and, while not a loud scent - it puts out a nice aroma on a warm day. It actually convinced me to buy Signature Story for Him. Yes, while in a wearing of Instinct on a warm Spring day (summer temperature) - I tossed in a last minute bid and got it for a low price as well. It is a light-to-moderate scent that, while fair, isn't as attractive to me as Instinct. A bit watered-down and a bit sweet, but not too much of anything. A light-to-moderate wear. I got this for a low price, so I cannot complain...
These are two scents I find myself wearing on casual warm days/afternoons in the Spring & Summer when wearing a fragrance & smelling good for a few hours is the goal. But, would I go out of my way to pursue them - no. And, the key here is also price. Don't spend even close to retail on these. We all have and need scents like these. I also share these with my boys, who wear scent on a daily basis...so, both will get used.
A compelling statement and one that I will concur - LIDGE is definitely Piquet's master work and a scent that actually helped Guerlain as a house, not just for the next generation...but even for us who adore the classics. A saying is that, "We, as human beings, are most alive when we realize life is finite." We don't take our next breath without a pause for reflection. It establishes a moment of clarity and we accept that one day, we will not be here. So, Carpe Diem! Merci, Madame Piquet. Bravo.
Well said, alexwagner...cheers,
Originally Posted by alexwagner
I'm also a LIDGE admirer ericrico
. Good info also on Beatrice Piquet it's an interesting case because prior to LIDGE as a nose her resume is quite unremarkable. She passed away in 2010 so it's fitting that LIDGE will be known as her master work. Maybe she knew subconsciously her end was near and she poured all her creative energies into the project. Have you sampled any of her contributions to the Beckham line?