Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Wall Street by Victor

Artemesia, Basil, Bergamot, Green Note, Juniperberry, Lemon.
Carnation, Cedar, Cinnamon, Jasmin, Patchouli, Pine Needle, Rose.
Amber, Balsam Fir, Leather, Moss, Musk.

I felt it was time to revisit this 1984 release from Victor. I enjoyed it in 2009 when I reviewed it initially and find that I haven't changed my opinion of it since. It wasn't until then that I finally got around to trying it. Wall Street by Victor has a familiar aroma and feel to it. This is due more to construction than anything else. A quarter century is a long time between a scent being released and one actually trying it. Then again, what's 25 years between friends?

The first two noticeable things about Wall Street is that it's not about board rooms or New York, nor is your typical 1984 hyper volume scent. This one exemplifies masculine fougere's with that outdoor quality incorporated in the opening. It also embodies a casual dignity that feels appropriate for the over 35 crowd. Make no mistake that anyone can wear this. It simply has "1980's construction" written in its DNA. I find it also has the ability to transcend.

There's nothing frivolous about Victor's Wall Street. It's a serious fragrance that means business, yet manages to do accomplish the task with a deft touch. This facet is why I like it.

Wall Street opens with an expected citric accord featuring juniperberry and herbal tones. The top and heart does tilt green, but it's a soft, fuzzy herbaceousness mingled with bergamot. It's a comforting accord found in some classic fragrances, yet here it maintains civility.

The floral triumvirate never unfolds on me with any convention whatsoever. They seem to be content buried underneath the theme of green and I only wish they were more assertive. This would have shaken Wall Street from its all too steady beat and added some contrast.

Even still, Wall Street smells confident, masculine and reserved. The fresh quality has dissipated and what has evolved is a leathery moss. The green persists and in drydown exhibits a resinous aspect to accompany it to the finish.

Sillage is moderate but full and longevity is about 5 hours on me before I reapply. Thumbs up from Aromi for Victor's Wall Street and a sample wear is recommended.

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