Friday, April 6, 2012
Marron Chic by Nez a Nez
My first impression of Marron Chic is how strange, yet familiar the opening aroma is. A citric floral with leather and intermittent gourmand qualities is not exactly conventional, however it's not that far removed from some classically constructed chypres of yesteryear.
Marron Chic is classic with modern wrinkles. I've read the Chanel #5 comparisons and it wears like a vintage chypre with a few twists . If anything, Marron Chic is contemporary and vintage combined.
Old school but not dated, the top and heart of Marron Chic are precursors to a different destination than that of the Chanel. Where No.5 stays true to the genre's drydown, Marron Chic opts for a slightly different finale. To be honest, I actually like the outro of Marron Chic a little more. That's one mans opinion however and I'm certain some will find me a heretic for saying that.
During the heart stage, the leathery aspect becomes tuned higher and there's some signs of life from herbal and earthy elements. It's not loud mind you, but just enough to accent the slightly powdery iris and dusty cocoa. This mid accord stays around for a respectable amount of time.
Marron Chic may not be great, but it's very respectable for what it does. Sillage is good and longevity is 6 hours plus on me. Thumbs up for Nez a Nez and their contemporary chypre. A sample wear ( as always ) is recommended.