Sunday, December 9, 2012

Cacharel pour L'Homme by Cacharel ( revisited )

Bergamot, Lavender, Clary Sage, Nutmeg, Ylang-Ylang, Muguet, Geranium, Carnation, Cyclamen, Jasmine, Cedar, Vetiver, Amber, Spruce, Sandalwood, Fir, Moss, Musk, Vetiver.

The early 1980's reminds me of a decade that introduced excess in numerous forms. Hair, music, attitude and fragrances. As far as perfumes go, there was quite a bit of hit & miss with the "more is more" mentality. The ones I deem good from that time period are very good indeed. Others......well, not so much. I can say that since I spent considerable time and expense collecting classic masculines. Cacharel pour L'Homme was created with the 80's mindset, yet it succeeds in being noticed without having to yell.

This particular masculine has always reminded me of Christmas time or at least the Holidays in general. Its spicy character pitted against an addictive fir note is responsible for this. The "texture" derived from Sage, Nutmeg, Carnation and Geranium is palpable and butch. It has a rugged aroma, but I mean that in the best possible sense.

Cacharel pour L'Homme opens with a rather sheer accord of citric lavender jazzed up with Sage, Nutmeg and just a hint of soapiness. I can appreciate the rendition of Lavender this time around much better than years ago. It's a well played card and interacts extremely well with the spices. There's a green undercurrent permeating Cacharel pour L'Homme led by Fir and Moss. The Vetiver and Geranium accent this theme by lending a balanced, herbal earthiness.

As boisterous as this scent could be, it never comes to fruition. It's busy, but restrained, like a well coordinated family gathering exercising manners and flexing some diplomacy.

On my skin at least, the wood present in pour L'Homme is trumped by the heart accord. Whether they were tuned at a lower presence by design or not is only known to the parfumeur, but I admit to liking the spice-fest. The woodiness is subtle and magnanimous. All in all, Cacharel pour L'Homme makes for a nice, cool to cold weather scent that's especially appropriate during these festive months. Sillage is intelligent with longevity approximately 4 hours for each wearing. Thumbs up from Aromi ( again ) for this masculine from Cacharel and with a recommendation to sample first.

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