Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Bogart Pour Homme by Jacques Bogart

Bergamot, Lavender, Muguet, Orange Blossom, Moroccan Rose, Cedar, Cistus, Oakmoss, Amber, Vanilla, Tonka Bean.

I've held off for a very long time posting a review on Bogart Pour Homme. The reason being is that I didn't care for it at all and so many others have extolled the virtues of this masculine.

After wearing it again ( and hopefully for the last time ), I like it even less than before. I can understand economical fragrances and the allure they have. We all would love nothing better than to find a bargain that has projection, longevity and smells great. Bogart Pour Homme possesses two of those qualities, but lacks the most important for me.

Bogart Pour Homme is basically too much of a good thing and unbalanced. Like a bodybuilder seeking symmetry, the end result is sometimes too much mass. This house inherently provides sillage and longevity for great prices. It's one of the things I admire about Bogart. I just don't like this one as I find it a bit crass and intrusive.

Bogart Pour Homme is a fougiental with strong presence and longevity. It reminds me of the cliche " The 70's just called and wants their cologne back". It's one dimensional, powerful and on the crude side. The tobacco accord is in your face from the onset and suggests a pipe with hints of cherry. Imagine Hugh Hefner in 1978, half inebriated, wearing his signature robe, smoking his pipe and contemplating which six women he shall bed this night.

The notes listed in the accord are a bit misleading in terms of aroma. The merging of all these players results in a harsh tobacco on my skin for a very long period of time. I like the tobacco note in general, but I don't like this. It's caustic and annoying in much the same way Hef agitates me. Shallow with fanfare is not something I gravitate to or want to be around.

What I will say is that the extended drydown FINALLY affords the wearer a semblance of softness. The vanilla and tonka implementation comes too late if you ask me, but it does manage to sand down SOME of the edges here. Bogart Pour Homme finally succeeds in the finish what it couldn't accomplish during the life of the scent........and that is provide a comfortable wear.

Sillage looms large and longevity is 8 hours plus on my skin. My rating is somewhere between a negative and neutral. A sample wear is most definitely recommended.


  1. Great review and pics, Aromi! Thank you! (-;

  2. I totally disagree. I'm somewhat of a fragrance connoisseur and usually stick to my 3 favorites, Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille, Creed Green Irish Tweed, and Bond No 9 Hamptons. I got this as I heard interesting things about it and because of the price. I was pleasantly surprised and after wearing it for over a week everyday, I like it even more. To me it's a mix between Burberry London (very similar) and Rochas Man. I believe all 3 were done by the same perfumer.. Roucel (sp). Very pleased though.

  3. Hi Brandon. It's fine that we agree to disagree. I found nothing salvageable about it, but I've also been on the other end enjoying something others detest.