Carnation, Cedar, Cinnamon, Fruit note, Geranium, Jasmin, Patchouli.
Amber, Labdanum, Leather, Moss, Musk, Styrax and Vanilla.
For the life of me, I cannot understand the 180 degree turn I've experienced with this 1980 release from Jean Desprez. I used to enjoy it, but now it only conjures up images of Frenchmen in wigs wearing too much cologne to camouflage body odor. Versailles Pour Homme is truly a subjective interpretation.
The combination of pimento and undefinable fruit is off putting to me these days. The fragrance as a whole is very dense and casts a substantial aroma. Versailles Pour Homme intros with an eye opening citrus and an "off the beaten path" spice accord. Sadly, it loses me from here onward.
Versailles is well made as you can sense from the gravitas in this masculine. Sometimes, good is simply not good enough. The opening accord has other-worldly hang time and only when the top settles down can I muster up the desire to go on.
The base cannot salvage Versailles for me. It relinquishes bits of resin and balsam, earthiness and some softening from van-amber. It just isn't enough and I find relief in the fact that my wearing is over. I can now go remove this from my skin.
Sillage is good and longevity even better. I will not give Versailles Pour Homme a negative review because I once liked it and besides, it should be sampled in order to form your own opinion. Big fat neutral rating from Aromi for the juice that makes him feel like a retiree. ( Note *****the bottle is terrific*****).