Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Trophee by Lancome ( Revised )

Mandarin, Bergamot, Grapefruit, Basil, Lemon, Lime, Petitgrain.
Gardenia, Rhododendron, Freesia, Laurel, Cedar, Jasmine, Patchouli.
Amber, Incense, Moss, Musk, Tonka Bean.

Yet another revision due to a seemingly good mini from three years ago. Apparently, it was a bit off, so it's only proper to do a more accurate review this time around. Minis can be unstable as I have found out and even when they look "right" or haven't turned rancid, they are capable of giving the wearer an erroneous experience. My previous review from 2009 wasn't a negative one. I was simply left wanting and walked away unimpressed.

This particular sample does impress me however and the citric accord is especially good. It's a bit sharp from the lime and grapefruit, but in a positive way. It's never "biting" and the quick onset of jasmine and freesia round off any edges that may have been lurking.

Within a few minutes, a very subtle menthol appears along with a leather quality. Neither are strong, but I find that they pair well with the floral-woods combo that is gradually becoming prominent.

Trophee reminds me of a summer fragrance more than it does the sport of Golf. It would be a completely appropriate scent to wear on the course and that's the idea here. You have a nice interpretation of citrus, florals and woods accented by light spice, subtle resin and leathery moss.

Trophee is conservative in volume as well as aroma. Sillage is moderate at best, with longevity being approximately 3 to 4 hours on me. Released in 1982, you can expect this to be classic in smell, but don't expect it to be dated. Thumbs up from Aromi for Lancome's Trophee and as always, a sample wear is recommended.

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