Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Nicole Miller for Men

This particular fougiental was released in 1994. The most notable remarks I can recall from previous owners is how much better the original version was compared to the current one.

Having never smelled the original, I have nothing to add to that assumption. After wearing the current version of Nicole Miller for Men, I cannot say I'm impressed with it or the idea that the original is better. What I am smelling now falls into the category of "Meh"........yes, "Meh"......and I highly doubt I'd be impressed with a superior version of "Meh", but I have no way of knowing for sure. I'm not inclined to seek out the original for a side by side.

Is Nicole Miller for Men horrible? No, it's not horrible at all. It's uninspiring to be honest and doesn't permit me to either love it or hate it. I've worn it a few times and ambivalent is a good term for me to use. I remain unmoved.

The opening is a strange rendition of apple that's sweetened by an unknown component. The musk from the base accord already attaches itself to the opening volley. What's revealed in the first few minutes is a musky, sweet apple note that needs to transition to something else.......but doesn't.

Ever so slowly, a woody amber inserts itself. It's a quiet accord and almost goes unnoticed. There's also some subtle moss and vanilla and it's this rendition I don't care for that much. The base accord is what I believe hurts this fragrance and why many don't care for it. It may be that the original had a superior drydown because this version lacks clarity and quality.

Enough said I imagine. A big, fat neutral rating is in order for Nicole Miller for Men. This is one of those frags that would get passed over as I peruse my wardrobe for something to wear. I have too many superior choices to wear than this.

1 comment:

  1. I have both versions, and generally agree with those who say the new one is reasonable but should not be compared to the original, which features a well-integrated sandalwood note. I don't know if the original is entirely successful, but there was an attempt to create a really special fragrance, and so even if one considers it 80% successful, that would still be better than at least 99% of the designer fragrances marketed since then, IMO.