Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Tumulte Homme by Christian Lacroix

How much wood can a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? This, my friends, is a cedar-fest if there ever was one.

If a fragrance could be compared to, let's say, a baseball team.......this squad would consist of basically one player covering every position. I like cedar ( I guess) as much as the next person and I can't think of a more appropriate frag to reach for when I have a jones for wood.

The bottle is extremely nice. The aesthetics, feel and sprayer are commendable. However, if you like your woods in the company of other outspoken players, Tumulte will disappoint. This is in your face cedar that leans on the dry side. While it's a good rendition of the note due to 4 different cedar implementations, it tends to get monotonous rather quickly. There are a few other listed notes that I can only assume are included to augment the dominant wood, but they fail ( on me) to have any impression.

At any rate, am I glad to have a bottle of Tumulte? Yes......I am. This is wood out the Wazoo that is housed in one of my favorite bottles. I'm not quite sure what the name Tumulte has to do with Sir Woodzalot. What is "hurried" or rushed about a cedar fragrance? I'm clueless, but I own more misnamed scents than this one I can assure you.

All wood lovers need to sample this at least once. You will smell like you just jumped out of a large cedar cabinet and still have sawdust in your pockets. Thumbs up for the very linear ( but good) Tumulte by Lacroix.

4 comments:

  1. A hidden gem. Could do with a bit more strength but maybe if it were stronger it wouldn't be so comforting to wear.

    I hadn't translated until now but Tumulte is a very close relative to Gucci Rush Men so maybe there is a hurrying theme in cedarwood after all.

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  2. Interesting. I have yet to sample Rush but do have plans on doing so. I still can't see the correlation between cedarwood and being in a hurry.....but hell.....what do I know? lol...

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  3. When moths smell cedar they are in a hurry to get out of the closet LOL. Rush is quite close but a lot more pungeant. And very hard to find these days.

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  4. Great description - I feel like I understand this one now. This fragrance sounds very nice. Although I generally prefer things that have some things other than wood in them, sometimes I just want to smell that cedar chest! And that bottle is awesome, too. I'll be watching for this one.

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