Monday, December 3, 2012
Emeraude by Coty
Jasmine, Rose, Rosewood, Ylang-Ylang.
Amber, Benzoin, Opoponax, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Vanilla.
I recently gave this oldie a whirl and I was immediately hit with the WOW factor. I don't mean great or stupendous, but rather dumbstruck by the presence and projection of this "Cologne" spray. If anyone applies a bit too much of this, they can easily clear a room if they enter it soon after spritzing themselves. On the flip side, judicious misting produces quite a different result.
On my skin, Emeraude is a hybrid of Carven Homme and Romeo Gigli Uomo. The base and drydown lend more of an oriental finish than the aforementioned do. It also has more feminine characteristics as well, but not enough for me to call Emeraude a straight up feminine.
There's a spicy green and grainy quality evident within minutes and it walks the line of being salient. It's very noticeable on me, but perhaps it will wear differently on others. These two transitions transpire rather quickly and give way to a base consisting of slightly resinous amber and talcum. Extended drydown affords a soft vanilla augmenting what has already been described.
Sillage is strong at first, then very acceptable after 15 minutes or so. Longevity is 6 hours plus on my skin. Thumbs up from Aromi for Coty's Emeraude. A very strong recommendation to sample first.