Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Pierre Cardin Pour Monsieur
Carnation, Leather, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Geranium.
Leather, Tonka Bean, Amber, Benzoin, Oakmoss, Vanilla.
In the early 70's, I used to occasionally wear Pierre Cardin. Back then, who knew about "original formulas" and reformulations? How could anyone know? What I do know in the present is that the bottle I picked up earlier this year is a crass and piercing shell of its former self. This is not something I'll choose to wear and I'll end up giving the 99% remaining to someone.......if I can find a taker.
For the most part, I still enjoy classics as I grew up with them and cannot help but to have a certain fondness for them. On the other hand, I attempt to be honest when reviewing fragrances. Hence my disappointment with this version of Pierre Cardin Pour Monsieur. There's really no reason, pertaining to the listed notes, that Pour Monsieur shouldn't be a reissue that comes very close to the original formula. Unfortunately, it isn't and I'm uncertain if it has to do with ratio or ingredient quality. In the end, I suppose that doesn't matter. This is........what it is.........
Thumbs down from Aromi for Pierre Cardin's Pour Monsieur. Sillage is strong and longevity for a cologne is impressive. This is just too much of a bad thing. As always, a sample wear is HIGHLY recommended.