Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Coriolan by Guerlain
Ginger, Juniper, Nutmeg, Ylang-Ylang, Wormwood, Sandalwood, Basil, Pepper, Coriander.
Patchouli, Vetiver, Benzoin, Leather, Oakmoss.
Coriolan is named after a Roman General who lived in the 5th century before Christ. Coriolan, the fragrance, to me at least is a tale of 2 scents and it's perfectly fitting, since the ancient General had 2 important chapters in his life. One as a hero who was then exiled. The next commanding enemies of Rome to besiege the city. I wouldn't go so far to say that Coriolan performs, on my skin, like a schizophrenic fragrance, but I do find it a bit disjointed.
Sillage is acceptable or perhaps better, but isn't loaded with presence. Longevity seems to be a tad thin at 3 hours, but lingers a few more as a pleasant skin scent. Thumbs up from Aromi for Guerlain's unsung Coriolan and a very strong suggestion to sample before purchase.