Thursday, August 4, 2011
Cartier Santos Eau de Sport
Eau de Sport is an Oriental with an emphasis on spicy. It's dark like its older brother but smells ( to me) less caramelized. I am wearing both side by side and Eau de Sport is a replica albeit a lighter wear. This may be the first Sport rendition of a namesake fragrance I've run across that is basically the same sans the heaviness.
I like this scent and I'm enjoying EdS. This is Santos for the summer months. The implemented notes are similar in both renditions. Eau de Sport opens with less of a shimmer, a bit more transparency and with a quicker wood component. I think this is simply due to longer lasting topnotes in the original. It's a very masculine array of spicy citrus and woodiness that is also a bit aromatic.
The heart accord is its bread and butter. the same goes for the original and concentree versions. The mids are an earthy wood complimented by carnation, jasmin and spice. It's dark, almost brooding and let's you know "I AM MAN". I can't imagine smelling this on a woman. It would simply be wrong.
The base and drydown are of the oriental variety. It's on the balsamic side and not your conventional-smelling oriental finish. The normal culprits are present ( Amber, Musk, Tonka, Vanilla and Styrax ) , but they seemingly cannot make the heart accord surrender to them. They arrive slowly and quietly to augment the signature heart and that's one of the things I have always liked about the Santos series. The transitions are there, yet what you smelled 5 minutes after applying remains until the very end.
Thumbs up for Santos Eau de Sport from Aromi. This really is Santos for warmer temps.