Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Gres Pour Homme
The fragrance is an understated fougere from opening to finish. There isn't a rude accord to be found. It's no secret that I gravitate toward impolite masculines frequently, but there's something to be said for having a subtle masculine in your arsenal. I find Gres PH to be a very pleasant wear.
Gres opens with citrus, petitgrain and a dominant lavender note. This particular lavender isn't the harsh variety by any means. It's soft and transparent ; followed by an uncoventional woody heart that possesses a green halo. I don't get the florals or patchouli for that matter, but the rosewood and cedar with fern are lighthearted and harmonious.
The anamalic leather, moss and tonka in the base are gentlemen as well. This is in keeping with the overall volume from the beginning and I must say it's nice to come across a fragrance that has these terrific notes and isn't loud. This would be a very appropriate office or close-quarters fragrance.