Friday, July 15, 2011
Pour Un Homme de Caron
I guess I prefer my lavender more integrated, but that's just preference. Pour Un Homme is simplistic and while finding nothing wrong with a direct approach, I find it "too" old school for my tastes. Certain masculines implementing lavender and vanilla as partners in crime have been known to be deal breakers for me. I assume that this is where Un Homme truly loses me.
First, does it smell good? It smells fine and I can't help but think the over 40 crowd would have no problem rocking this. It simply doesn't move me at all. I need to be stirred in some direction and Pour Un Homme does for me what numerous other well made masculines in my wardrobe do. It's just "there" boring me after 10 minutes and like the others, this would get hardly any wearings.
Pour Un Homme feels to me to be a citric-woody oriental. The blast of lavender and citrus in the opening are followed by a vanilla accord with a woody-musk on its heels. Ten minutes in, a tonka augments these accords and that's about the size of it. Like I said, there's absolutely nothing wrong with uncomplicated fragrances. They simply need to be sampled before purchasing so they receive some love instead of sitting behind all your other bottles and remaining ignored.
So......while I find Caron's Pour Un Homme a quality masculine, I recommend sampling first to determine if you really want to pull the trigger on this. I have too many orphans in my wardrobe as it is.