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Layton (2016)
by Parfums de Marly


Layton information

Year of Launch2016
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 153 votes)

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HouseParfums de Marly
PerfumerHamid Merati-Kashani

About Layton

Layton is a masculine fragrance by Parfums de Marly. The scent was launched in 2016 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Hamid Merati-Kashani

Layton fragrance notes

Reviews of Layton

Apple's, violet and geranium is what you get on the opening, which lasts a solid four hours until fading into a very nice cream vanilla and soft woods. The violet and geranium stay in the background and it's quite pleasing with excellent longevity. I could still smell the vanilla accord on my skin 12 hours later. Easily could be worn by anyone year round. Extremely high quality presentation. I've only sampled Layton and Godolphin from PDM and like both. Another thumbs up.
17th January, 2021
Incredible and intoxicating scent. Versatile and brilliant. Signature scent worthy.
31st December, 2019
If you don't like Pure Malt, then you won't like Layton. If you're going to blind buy it, then I'd recommend you get the discovery set first. The bottles are a nice size, and it won't put you out of a lot of money.
20th December, 2019
Layton is the "jungle juice" of fragrances. There's a little bit of several mass appealing designer fragrances all mixed up into one concoction. I get a little bit of Boss Bottled, then some Nuit de L'Homme, then some Pure Malt, then some Eros. There are so many familiar facets in this that the overwhelming sentiment is "I've smelled this before, and for less than half the price". For that reason, I'm not really sure who the target market is here. Typically people willing to pay niche prices aren't looking for the paint by numbers approach. This is the first PDM I've tried on my skin (I did enjoy Herod on paper), so I hope others impress me more than this. It's obviously very wearable, but it's not for me.
18th November, 2019
From December, 2016:

It's hard to dislike this offering from Parfums de Marly. Layton is a spicy sandalwood fragrance, with accents of green apples, and a sweet, caramel-like vanilla. The sandalwood is made spicy through the addition of an aromatic, herbal lavender note. It's sweetened with green apples, and this is how the fragrance begins. While it's woody-spicy, the notes are of the fresher variety so it's something that works well in warm weather as well as cold. As it transitions light floral qualities emerge, but they're not very strong. The dominant florals to my nose are jasmine, which begins to pair with vanilla, and geranium which keeps it along a "fresh spicy" plane, continuing the theme that began with the lavender. Layton warms up in the base, the robust sandalwood remaining, blended with vanilla and to my nose, some caramel. Although Layton is not a gourmand, it has gourmand qualities--mainly the green apples and their transition to vanilla/caramel kind of remind me of caramel apple Halloween treats or some kind of apple pie a la mode. I guess this could be classified as a spicy fresh woody gourmand. Versatile year round, and with enough charm to be dressed up or down, Layton is definitely in my top releases of 2016, maybe even number one. It never takes itself too seriously and it's a ton of fun to wear, I recommend it as a blind buy if you don't own any other PdM fragrances. If you already own Habdan or Oajan, you may want to sample Layton first as certain aspects of it overlap with the other two, and for some may seem redundant. Performance is good on all fronts. Thumbs up for this excellent release from Parfums de Marly.
13th August, 2019
Well i do enjoy the smell but i don't seem to get the performance others rave about. Which sucks because i really like this.

The first few times i wore this i noticed quite a few woman would smile at me, however no compliments or mentions of my smell so who knows. . .

My partner thinks its 'alright'

Awesome bottle!

With all this in mind it's just a neutral rating from me.


26th July, 2019

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