I just bought a bottle of Maître Parfumeur et Gantier - Garrigue last night. This stuff is wonderful, a herbal cologne the way it should be. What hits me is the blending of the fragrance. It starts out with a citrus lemon bang and then dries down onto a subtle, but assertive scent. Thyme, Vetiver, Sage, bergamot Orange are all the main notes. I detect a tiny touch of vanilla and cinnamon, but it is barely noticable.
This is not a 'fresh' scent, the herbals come through in a near perfect blend.
I really like this one as well. To me, it is more of a summer scent. MPG is a niche house with some excellent AND challenging scents. I am a big fan of them. My SOTD is Santal Noble.
Last edited by Omega Man; 14th December 2007 at 05:08 PM.
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There are no violet leaves in this and I dont get the GIT comparison. This is soapy with a bit of herbal thing going on. Its also a bit blander than the grassy smooth violet leaves-sandalwood-ambergris blend of GIT. Also, if applied heavily, the bitter herbal aspect of Garrigue comes out more (is it the thyme??). I dont recall Sud-Est right now but the_good_life might be spot on with his suggested alternative.
Last edited by greendragon; 15th December 2007 at 01:40 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
I actually find Garrigue to be a less synthetic ringer for Joop's Nightflight.. with far less sillage...