Friday, January 4, 2013
Aleksandr by Arquiste
This is the 2nd release from this house I've sampled in the last few months. I must reiterate about linearity and price point, but will say that Aleksandr is a nice perfume overall.
The opening volley of Violet upon Orange is rather good. What makes this top accord work for me is that the Violet rendition isn't acute. I've remarked before that the violet note can be sharp and cutting, but in Aleksandr, it's voluptuous without being ingratiating. If anything, it's implemented pleasantly.
Aleksandr, in spite of its name, leans feminine during my wearings. It isn't overt, but enough so that I wouldn't decide to wear it over the numerous other frags there are to choose from. However, I'm quite certain that this would smell very good on the feminine persuasion.
Sillage is acceptable and longevity is approximately 5 hours on my skin. Aleksandr never transitions into anything other than what is described; even in extended drydown. A neutral rating from Aromi for Aleksandr by Arquiste and a sample wear is highly recommended in lieu of a blind purchase.