Sunday, May 27, 2012
Bogart Pour Homme by Jacques Bogart
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 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.
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.