Thursday, December 31, 2009
Salvador Dali Pour Homme
This is a spicy woody-amber to me and the way the scent is constructed, pertaining to individual note volume, I would like nothing more than to remove it from my skin. At the same time, it's not a "scrubber". I know that sounds like a contradiction. This simply is not for me and does not suit my tastes, yet it's well made.
Dali opens with spicy citrus and a noble attempt on lavenders part to keep the zestiness under control. On me, it fails and the combination of topnote spices and geranium in the heart have an unpleasant effect to my nose. The remaining florals of jasmin and muguet can't salvage this accord being as submissive as they are in Pour Homme.
The initial two accords last an unreal length of time as far as transition time is concerned. The base is full of my favorite hitters, but the van-amber, leathery wood and patch can't seem to get out from under the shadow of those opening accords. Even if they could successfully take over this scent, it's all over but the crying for me. I suggest a try before you buy on this one.