Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Michael by Michael Kors

Bergamot, Spruce Resin, Cardamom, Tarragon, Star Anise, Thyme, Coriander.
Pipe tobacco, Incense.
Patchouli, Plum, Sandalwood, Dried Fruits.

This 2001 masculine is one of the more commendable designer releases of the past decade. Kors for Men is chock full of goodies and you actually experience what's listed in the accords.

The opening is a spicy citric accord. It's slightly balsamic and  aromatic with just a hint of pepper. It has a thick quality to it and within a minute or two, it brings forth a smooth and lucid licorice note.

The heart of Michael Kors is a combination of the top accord becoming denser. The realization of wood and tobacco effectively solidify this as a definitive masculine. The tobacco note is actually very good and sans any harsh aspects. Ten minutes into the life of Kors, what I can only describe as accord perspiration comes into being. It's a damp quality but without any connections to human sweat. It's as if the fragrance itself has begun to exude its own rendition of ventilation. I get this aura only in the heart accord and it dissipates once the base kicks in.

The fruit renditions are well played. I don't claim to get a true plum aroma or any other identifiable culprits. What I do smell is the idea of numerous fruits that are still sticky to the touch. This blends rather well with the spices and woody tobacco. It's different in that the fruit card wasn't played in the opening, but rather held back until the scent had transitioned some.

Sillage is good and longevity is admirable on my skin. I get approximately 6 hours from Michael Kors for Men and that is very acceptable. Thumbs up from Aromi for this designer that could hoodwink some into thinking it was niche.

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