Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Caron 3rd Man vintage formula

Anise, Bergamot, Fruit note, Lavender, Rosemary.
Carnation, Nutmeg, Sage, Geranium, Jasmin, Rose.
Amber, Cedar, Moss, Musk, Patchouli, Tonka bean and Vanilla.

It's been said that Caron's 3rd Man is too beautiful a fragrance for a man to wear. That is a classic half-truth. Yes, it is a beautiful masculine. It's also extremely wearable and shines when worn in the appropriate venue.

3rd Man is very elegant and borderline fragile. Neither description pertains to any shortcomings. It encompasses elegance and fragility while being a very substantial fragrance. This is the inherent magic of 3rd Man.

The opening is one of the better introductions you'll find in perfumery. A misted sheen of citric lavender envelopes your skin and possesses a delectable licorice quality. To state that this is smooth is an understatement. There's also a hint of herb that tilts 3rd Man slightly green.

The top accord lasts a respectable amount of time before transitioning into the heart. Once again, seamless and smooth is the name of this game. The floral center of 3rd Man is voiced in such a way as to be nameless and gender deprived. It's slightly spicy and the androgynous florals seem to simmer on the skin. Not one of them jostles with the others and the accord is a calm, odoriferous entity.

If 3rd Man never went any further than this, it would be bottle worthy and a terrific addition to anyone's wardrobe. I have no qualms whatsoever in saying that it would smell awesome on a woman as well. It's a distinguished gentleman and a chameleon with versatility.

3rd Man begins to drydown on me after about 45 minutes. There's no stage of development where the tuning of notes is out of balance. The volume is such that the seamless character of 3rd Man is perpetuated until the very end.

Smidgens of wood, resin, sweet and earth all manifest themselves in subtle fashion and then don a cloak of powdery vanilla. Perfumery for men does not get better than this.

Sillage and longevity are near perfect like the rest of the fragrance. Two thumbs up from Aromi for Caron's masterpiece.

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