Friday, March 2, 2012
Hors La Monde Shiloh X
Cardamom, Rose, Cinnamon, Basil.
Benzoin, Patchouli, Musk, Vanilla.
Fabrice Olivieri is the creator of this 2011 release. Shiloh X is a citric offering and on the demure side in spite of being advertised as an Eau de Parfum.
The soft-entry approach is similar to the way Mecheri tunes her fragrances. The immediate result is that Shiloh X is understated. I cannot say this is a conventional EDP strength since it lacks the expected projection and fullness usually associated with an EDP. The longevity is on the average side and is commensurate with an Eau de Toilette. If Shiloh X is actually a legit EDP, then perhaps it meets the requirements by the skin of the teeth ( so to speak ). I'm not complaining since I'm attempting to be objective and describe what transpires on my skin.
Shiloh X is more grounded by earthiness than spice. The listed cinnamon and basil take a back seat on my skin during all the wearings. The Cardamon, Patchouli and musk notes are merged to evoke earth, wood, soft aromatics and a hint of spice. I'm not insinuating that this accord leans masculine, but if forced to choose, I'd say that it does. However, both genders could easily wear this and find the transition doable. It's at this stage of the wearings that I find Shiloh X to be soft spoken, yet it retains just enough presence to be taken seriously. This would make a nice office scent or any venue requiring gentility.
Sillage is close and longevity is moderate for an Eau de Parfum. I enjoy the overall aroma and in spite of its limitations in strength and ingenuity, I have to give Shiloh X a thumbs up with the recommendation of a sample wearing.