Thursday, December 6, 2012

Bruce Oldfield Eau de Parfum

Bergamot, Mimosa, Galbanum, Ylang-Ylang, Neroli, Rose, Vanilla, Amber.

Sampling this particular fragrance has landed me in that gray area of appreciation and partial indifference. I enjoyed the wearings because it's a pleasant and easy experience to don Bruce Oldfield. My ambivalence is derived from the fact that the totality is rather ordinary, rehashing a theme that has already been done numerous times. At $165 for a 100ml., it's a deterrent for me. However, I speak for myself and others may have no qualms about shelling out the dough.

Bruce Oldfield EDP is clandestine and makes no waves whatsoever. It's a smooth scent that possesses body at low volume. I thoroughly enjoy the suppleness even though it leans more feminine than shared. This would actually make a nice choice for close encounters where scent is desired but not distraction.

Bruce Oldfield opens with a slightly spicy floral array that tilts green. There's no sharp edges to be found. The top two accords are supported by a subtle undercurrent of balsam and violet qualities. Riding just above that is mellow green and rose that become acquainted with the wearer by the heart accord.

Within 10 minutes, you know this is a conservative aroma. There's no statement to be made, yet that doesn't eliminate Bruce Oldfield from being very nice and situation-appropriate. The base and drydown is residual floral-green-balsam slowly usurped by a calming rendition of van-amber.

Sillage is moderate and longevity is approximately 3 hours or a little better on my skin. The skin scent lasts longer than that, but reapplication should be a consideration if you intend to have some projection and presence over the course of a work day. Thumbs up from Aromi for Bruce Oldfield in spite of my not agreeing with the price point. A sample wear is highly recommended.

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