Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Friday, July 15, 2011

Pour Un Homme de Caron

One mans oldie but goody is to another man mediocrity. Yes, I said it. Pour Un Homme, to this classic aficionado, is nothing more than okay.

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.

4 comments:

  1. Oh, I love Pour Un Homme! I just got a sample of it yesterday actually, along with L'Anarchiste, Yatagan and 3ieme Homme. The only one I don't care for is L'Anarchiste, I think the rest are great.

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  2. I find Pour Un Homme so sexy, something very skin scent and clean about lavender! This one, Mouchoir de Monsieur and By Kilian A Taste of Heaven are my all time lavender faves. I bet you smell better in this than you realize Aromi ;)

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  3. I think it's absolutely beautiful. A favorie among favorites . cool and crisp to start and then becoming soft and sensual while still maintaining the crisp lavender in the background.

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  4. You have to sample the vintage version. It is notably fuller and more "complete" than the present formulation. This isn't to say I agree the present one is mundane. I think its lavender simplicity is welcomed in this age of so many complex or aquatic fragrances. Enjoying both is really the way to go (both vintage and current).

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