Friday, January 29, 2010
Pino Sylvestre is a fresh fougere that opens with a blast. The citric lavender is a very herbaceous and spicy accord due to juniperberry and thyme. It is aromatic, but settles down in a few minutes and from the very beginning, pine needle is in the middle of the action. This masculine is herbal and green and gives justification the to the term "fougere".
The initial accords last quite some time before giving way to a more subdued, mossy wood base. As the drydown continues, a very subtle amber-tonka duo make an appearance. You have to search for these two since the green theme is dominant and doesn't leave much room for anything sweet to survive.
Pino is a very good, very economical and refreshing GREEN fragrance that can be easily worn in any season. If you happen to like fougere's, there's no reason you shouldn't like Pino......and you'll love the price.