Sunday, December 20, 2009
Alain Delon Classic
Cinnamon, Carnation, Aldehyde, Geranium
Amber, Benzoin, Cedar, Honey, Moss and Tonka bean
The first thing noticeable upon applying Delon Classic is that it genuinely is classic. There's no mistaking this woody fougere for anything else. Some of the younger set will likely call this dated and that it smells like "dad". In spite of there being some truth to that statement, your dad should be so lucky as to smell this good.
Classic opens with a short lived citrus and hints of spice. An extremely clear accord of Juniper, Lavender, Carnation and Aldehyde immediately follow. This accord is the fragrance's signature. The lavender only asserts its qualities once the base and drydown arrive with a slight soapiness, but until then is content to liven up the heart.
I give kudos to this scent as it easily could have been constructed in an unremarkable fashion like most celebrity fragrances. Yes, it smells like the late 70's and early 80's, but since when it that a crime?
Thumbs up for Alain Delon's Classic. It's exactly what its name suggests.