Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Iquitos by Alain Delon

This 1987 release from Alain Delon is a no holds barred perfume for Men.  Iquitos is androgyny personified and is indicative of the 1980's for its boisterousness. Suffice it to say that Iquitos is not for the feint of heart.

Coriander, Fruit note, Green note, Lemon, Mace, Pimento, Mandarin.
Aldehyde, Ginger, Honey, Jasmin, Muguet, Orris root, Rose, Ylang Ylang, Cardamom.
Castoreum, Cedar, Civet, Leather, Moss, Musk, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Vanilla.

The kitchen sink mentality is alive and well, living inside the juice named Iquitos. About 3 years ago, I recall saying this was a nuclear Jasmin that came out of the bowels of Chernobyl. It has been awhile since I've donned Iquitos and did so to revise my review. Funny how some things just don't change.......mostly because they are incapable of it.

Am I lambasting Iquitos?  No, I am not. I am however being truthful that, by saying that this is a bit over-the-top, I am keeping a clear conscience. The secret to successfully wearing Iquitos is a deft hand. This isn't rocket science. If a fragrance is balls to the wall strong, yet smells very good, then by all means go light on the trigger.

Most celebrity scents have been found wanting over the years, but not Alain Delon. Most releases with his name on the bottle have been legitimate and I own a handful of them. Iquitos, while very good is a very tough wear. It's too much of a good thing. Just look at the accords. This is substantial enough to be used as a defensive weapon and Heaven help you if you wear Iquitos around fragrance-sensitive people. You'll be posting bail by that evening.

Iquitos roars out of the bottle, purring at ear shattering decibels. Yes, this is aggressive femininity masquerading as a masculine fragrance. The Jasmin is immediately in your face, your throat and everywhere else it can find an entrance into. Following hot on its heels is an ambiguous fruit note with spice. The rest of the floral array is convoluted. Even though it's indistinguishable, it's still a nice accord. This chapter of the fragrance lasts an unreal length of time.

The base and drydown are in submission to what has already been described. All the heavy hitters listed pay homage to the top and heart whether they like it or not. It's all good. Iquitos is a Jasmin fest on my skin and a floral lovers dream. Sillage and longevity are spectacular and I find that Iquitos is maybe the ONLY fragrance I have where ONE SPRAY is all it takes. Thumbs up from Aromi for Alain Delon's Chernobyl delight.

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