Reviews of Lalique pour Homme Lion / Lalique pour Homme 
Lalique (1997)

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Reviews of Lalique pour Homme Lion / Lalique pour Homme by Lalique

There are 74 reviews of Lalique pour Homme Lion / Lalique pour Homme by Lalique.

Used to be kind of a signature scent at some point. It sits in the same realm as New York Intense, but not as sweet and much drier with a lovely pencil shaving accord that I truly enjoy. Many also compare it to Bois du Portugal, and I do get the vibe, but the scents are completely different when smelled side by side. I own both the EDT and EDP, and I find the EDT is much more pronounced and airier, with more depth, while the EDP is thicker and can come off as stuffier and sweeter. So naturally, I prefer the former, however, I must say that after a few hours they are about the same scent. All in all, Lalilque Pour Homme is a ridiculously inexpensive, well-constructed, gentlemanly offering from Lalique.

This fragrance may not be accurately represented when tested on paper, as it may come across as too soapy and bitter. However, when tested on skin, the woods and mossy oakmoss smooth out the initial citrus bitterness, resulting in a pleasant barbershop scent that gives off a clean vibe. Although it may be suitable for anyone to wear, it may be more appealing to the older crowd. The longevity of this fragrance is average, lasting around 5-6 hours, with the best projection occurring within the first hour. It is ideal for spring or fall, but may work for indoor formal events in the summer. While it may not be a blind buy worthy scent, those who enjoy barbershop-style fougere fragrances may appreciate it.

An easy-going fougere-shop that doesn't try too hard. An easy 'dumb reach' for work or casual, very pleasant, and very smooth blending with quality materials.

This won't stand out in a crowd(of 'fumes), and it won't slap anyone's nose around, but a very comfortable-classy, daily-driver fougere/barbershop fragrance.

Great longevity, after 12 hours it's still a skin scent.



Opens with lavender, citrus, and an outstanding cedarwood. Dries down to a cedarwood vanilla bomb. Classy and mature and with great performance, this one offers fantastic value, but you really do have to love cedar to be endeared to it.

At first I was going to blind buy the EDP based on rave reviews, but when I had the opportunity to sample both, I found the EDT brighter and more pleasant to my nose. The EDP is a bit more herbal, but bone dry.

Its dry-down notoriously shares a similar vibe with Creed Bois Du Portugal, even more so with the EDP, but Lalique Pour Homme Lion is a great fragrance as it stands irrespective of the characteristics it shares with the Creed.

Masculinity Level: The Untouchables about to kick Capone's ass.

The classist and most effortlessly masculine is what you would expect a gentleman to smell like - sharp, classy,elegant etc...the way this develops in divine.mature yes,not at all old fashioned.refined and classy. this or YSL Rive Gauche feel like something Don Draper would have born.or think George Clooney in Oceans 11 , 12 , is for a confident classy man who understands the finer things.not a club scent,not a safe fresh crowd pleaser.

The opening of LPH hits you like an olfactory ton of is a rich strong lavender,sandalwood and fresh bitter bergamot blast.this scent sets a very masculine tone does not allow for many herbal nuances or real flourishes of any other notes,instead LPH is a thick lavender,sandalwood and cedar scent. the only real relief from this strong linear beast is the iris and amber,which add a bit of sweet and powdery element to this scent.shortly the opening is a mix of spiciness and freshness in a green sort of way.but it dries down,it turn itself into a powdery warm spicy indulging scent that is very addictive. performance is quite good on my skin in that it lasts a solid 8 hours and prijects gentlemanly.

Citrus - aromatic woody thing for Hommes.



EDP. Lavendar, hint of citrus, rounded off with etc. It smells good in the air. On my skin it sits close, which is perfectly alright with me. I dont get plus longevity, but its cheap, so no reason to knock it for that. Its a pretty nice blend. I was impressed with it smelling it quite a few times. On full wearing, it kinda fell flat. Its a bit run of the mill. It kinda dies bland. Also, on there is something in this that when smelled up close, nose buried in the arm hair, smells like feet and citronella. I calls em like i sees um. Thumbs down at $30. Economical thumbs neutral at the $15 i spent. It has a nice presentation. The engraved glass is beautiful without becoming too ostentatious. Understandably on many peoples short list of value frags, it does seem to have been carefully classically constructed.

A very affordable and elegant "barbershop" style fragrance. It is very well blended and bridges the gap between more traditional French masculine fragrances and more modern fragrances prior to the Cool Water / Acqua Di Gio aquatic boom.

It opens with muted citrus and smoothly moves to a soapy clean lavender and rosemary with a hint of iris, before progressing to a fougere-like base.

It has great longevity and sillage and is my chosen replacement for my favourite "barbershop" fragrance, Rive Gauche pour Homme. It likely won't be fully appreciated by younger members of the fairer sex, but will leave you feeling clean and dapper, and feels traditional rather than dated. One of my favourite "cheapies" and always makes me feel good. Highly recommended!

It's a classic smelling fragrance. I have the EdP but I read here that it should be similar to the EdT, only more performant.

I would never have guessed that it has that many notes in it as are described here. You need to imagine it way simpler than that. I've owned this for over 15 years and it hasn't change one bit.

To sum it up it's a classy, animalic base of musk with hedione. Mandarin? Grapefruit? Nope, citrus maybe, slightly metallic as it's from hedione. And hedione jasmine.

Lalique is a name that is often associated with ornate glass containers, since the company that bears the name began when René Lalique opened his glassware shop in 1888. Lalique became mostly linked to perfume bottles in the early 20th century, when all of Guerlain's most famous bottles came from the glassmaker, and many other perfume houses afterward contracted with them to make theirs. René died in 1945, passing the business to son Marc Lalique, who passed it to Marie-Claude Lalique, who then sold out to Pochet in 1994 while keeping some creative direction. The house has branched into many areas of luxury beyond glass alone, especially since most perfume houses ultimately went with cheaper mass-produced bottles over time and the allure of fancy glassware diminished, but it wasn't until Pochet's acquisition of Lalique that they ironically re-entered perfume bottle making through the act of producing their own fragrances. Lalique Pour Homme (1997) is a quiet exercise in classic barbershop perfumery rich in citrus, aromatics and sweet redolent base notes on a bed of oakmoss. Meant for the mature man that ignores trend in favor of timeless elegance, Lalique Pour Homme will not appeal to most "FragBros" or compliments-obsessed types that constantly want to be on the bleeding edge of relevance. Maurice Roucel created this for Lalique, and the bottle is nothing short of gorgeous,just like the scent contained within.

Lalique Pour Homme opens with grapefruit in the traditional role of bergamot, which lends a slightly sweeter and more modern introduction to it's classic interpretation of a semi-oriental fougère. Lavender and mandarin orange form an opening accord shared by a great many number of such scents going all the way back to the 1970's with the ur-example Pierre Cardin Pour Monsieur (1972). A bit of rosemary adds an aromatic heft which keeps the lavender masculine enough to prevent the scent from becoming too dandy when the approaching jasmine and iris enter from the heart. Iris adds just the right amount of soapiness while the slightly indolic jasmine keeps a masculine "sexy skin" feel, but there is really nothing scandalous at all about Lalique Pour Homme once the base settles in. Perfumer Maurice Roucel gives us the usual kitchen sink semi-oriental fougère base one knowing this genre expects, with patchouli, amber, tonka, oakmoss, sandalwood, vanilla, and musk creating a creamy and slightly sharp skin scent reminiscent of so many past examples, but with Laliqur Pour Homme getting most of it's comparisons from fans of Creed Bois du Portugal (1987). The vanilla keeps the oakmoss from feeling too bitter or powdery and thus too mature, but this doesn't really feel like a late 90's composition. Lalique Pour Homme is best worn in fall through spring, and is quiet enough to be office safe if the denser EdP is worn, while the louder and sharper EdT might be better for recreational evenings where a shorter-lived and louder display of class is recommended.

I would say Lalique Pour Homme is among last of a dying breed in this segment, with stuff like Patou Pour Homme (1980), Versace L'Homme (1984), Chanel Pour Monsieur Eau de Toilette Concentrée (1989), Tiffany for Men (1989), Avon Mesmerize for Men (1992) Guerlain Héritage (1992), and Ettoré Bugatti (1992) along with the aforementioned Creed Bois du Portugal treading these waters before it, with many of them discontinued "unicorns" hunted by middled-aged guys flush with cash on eBay, or irrelevant bargain scents picked over at discounters like Ross. Sure, niche and luxury houses have been keeping this style alive with examples like Roja Parfums Danger Pour Homme (2011) and Diptyque Tempo (2018), but for the masses this style is the furthest thing from appealing outside guys that value tradition or vintage styles. Even in 1997 Lalique Pour Homme was considered a bit old-fashioned, which is probably why it was retrofitted with the "Lion" surname and succeeded by the "Equus" and "Faun" flankers in 1998 and 1999 respectively, each representing what were then considered younger styles. I'm a sucker for this genre, and while maybe not a masterpiece, Lalique Pour Homme is the best bang for your buck in its class, due to steep online discounts despite being a niche brand if bought at a counter. If a "dad's cologne" experience is what you want, you really can't do better without spending a fortune, and this is just the first masculine from a very impressive house. Thumbs up!

This wear-anywhere/anytime fougere is the most traditional entry in the altogether commendable Lalique masculine lineup. It doesn't reinvent the wheel, but just puts a new spin on the classic fougere DNA and removes from it any of the stank or harshness acquired in the 70s and 80s. It's a Bois du Portugal for a post-Le Male world. Its crisp grapefruit opening gives way to a warm, comforting blend of powdery lavender and cedar.

At its price point, it's practically unbeatable in terms of quality, and the performance of the EDP is impressive.

Lots of synthetic grapefruit and lavender-there's an uneasy undertone of cheapness to this, it's too artificial and grating for me from the get-go. There does appear to be some creaminess underneath but it's covered up by the cloying top notes. Dries down a bit and you get bit of wood, resin and a little bit of lavender-it's a bit all over the place and hard to pin down in the worst possible ways. It's a very powdery scent as well: it smells dated, much older than its actual birth. This is also in the worst possible way.

I didn't get anything outstanding about either the projection (which was light) or the longevity (3-4 hours, 2 hours as a pure skin scent). It's leaning masculine but with the variety of ways it can be interpreted, I'm sure any man/woman/cat/plant could wear it and smell...nondescript. Not expensive but why bother purchasing?


Very nice scent. Smells almost identical to Creed's Bois du Portugal but with better projection and longevity to my nose. Smells of mainly a very woody cedarwood with hints of green notes and lavender to my nose. It smells like you're smelling a tree. Very refined and sophisticated and gentlemanly.


Blind buy some time ago. Wore a few times and was underwhelmed. Wore it today and find I really like this fragrance, like it a lot actually. For me, the basenotes are what does it. They seem to mingle together very nicely. Longevity is excellent, and the price even better.

Like many others have a real appreciation of the Lalique fragrances.
Admittedly my first experience of this was many moons ago and under the influence of mind altering substances. I tried this along with Xeryjus Rouge, Eau Sausage. This really blew my mind!
Thankfully those days are behind me, yet LPH is still with me 😋
Can't say much in the way of note break down, bar big grapefruit opening, with a lovely soothing lavender that stays throughout untill far dry down.
The middle and main is magic, Iris cedar and the lavender, with supporting base of sandal vanilla and musk produce a really assuring, smooth and sensual aroma. Totally get that 'dust on bulb' that has been mentioned, it's a familiar/ well warn in kinda comfortable smell. I think with the packaging, they were alluding to this feel ( looks like a denim texture) . A well worn in woolen that you wear too often that has picked up various fragrances you've worn and melded them all together.
So it is a wonderful comforting and sensual aroma.
The vanilla, cedar , iris and lavender are the stars and work in great harmony to create a unique, conforting, memorable and sensual bordering sexy aroma.
It's not dear yet punches well aboves it's price bracket in terms of quality and uniqueness. So much so I feel I keep this for special occasions!
Projection and longevity are great.
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Lol there's really no need for me to add to this but LPH moves me to ! One of those that you keep niffing at, getting wafts of this days later from a sharp finely (bird's-eye check they call it) textured crisp white shirt, fits it well. A fragrance that literally makes you exclaim. In my case 'oooh dyammm it's goooood'
As I said no need, but a nice embellishment to the original review!

Very nice but I don't really get the comparisons to Bois du Portugal!! This actually reminds me of Endymion Concentre.

Fresh, a bit old school, decant longevity. Totally worth it for the price range.


A winner..
What a sensual and sexy smell this is..
A very well crafted scent that speaks quality .
Its one of the scents that make you in a better mood .

I would not stop sniffing my hands after i apply this on.
One of the people who smelt this said , its the best perfume they ever smelt .

The plus part of this is that its a hidden gem .

I didn't get the mandarin or grapefruit top notes at all. Very synthetic and too woody. The second phase before the dry down produced a pleasant vanilla note which was more to my liking, but it was fleeting. Too over-powering and masculine for my taste. So much so that I had to scrub it off because it was becoming bothersome.

I bought the EDT version of this and some other Lalique fragrances at the same time. Initially I was underwhelmed by this one, because Equus is so good.

But, I decided to pick up the EDP version, and over time, this has become one of my favorite "dumb reach" fragrances. I love this juice. It's so easy to wear and works in lots of situations.

Is it a little old school? Yes. Is it a little mature? Yep. Do you smell like a man who has his stuff together? Absolutely.

I prefer the EDP over the EDT. You can find them both so cheap and they are 100% blind buy worthy.

I don't like it, and I'll never buy it again.

The initial blast smells synthetic and chemical to me. Hard to describe but there is jasmine and lavender and a woody vibe going on. Fortunately it dries downs to a more tolerable scent as the vanilla takes over. It does come in a pretty bottle though.

Amazing, unique, classy....these come to mind every time I wear Lalique pour Homme.

Lalique pour Homme is a fougere type scent that isn't particularly loud, but instead smooth and wears really nicely. LpH has its own "accord", which I'd describe as resembling dusty lint (sim. to Comme des Garcons Odeur 71's innovative "dust on a hot light bulb" note) present in other LpH flankers (i.e. Faune and Equus), yet it's not in an avant garde, offensive way (at least to me). LpH keeps its mossy-woody character all day long, touched gracefully with the vanilla-musk combo in the base.

This scent has always elicited compliments, and keeps on exuding a pleasant vibe to me all day long! Great for formal or informal occasions year round. And I understand that Bill Clinton, fwiw, once wore the EdP version of LpH.

A must have in any serious collector's stash (if you like typical classy fougeres like Carvin pour Homme original). Definitely a reliable, go-to scent for me!

Old school vibe. Quite a "miracle", more like a surprise making such a fragrance in 1997. The muse here was definitely Joop! Homme, something like "L'eau" version of it. Not that bad.

There is a boom of citruses and woods, warm sharpness in the beginning. Soon the spices ensue but they're quickly moulded by woody notes and Lalique PH is no longer sharp, but more smooth with a creamy-powdery undertone, slightly enhanced by warmed up citruses.

Quite old fashioned and a formal scent for spring or early autumn. Too heavy for the summer and sort of characterless for the winter, albeit the fact it is strong as the scent.

Originality 4/10
Scent 6/10
Longevity 8/10
Projection 8/10

first time I wore it, I was overwhelmed by what something that smelled like a very funky, acrid oakmoss. So, its taken some time to appreciate this one. Now, I know the oakmoss I thought I smelled was actually, GRAPEFRUIT, LOL.

yea, this scent is a class act. And it sits somewhere between, being very old school, in the 'Guerlain vein' and your more updated, current 'indie scents', that feature more herbs and green-ness, than anything relative to oriental or gourmand fragrances.

I dont wear this much, but I would never toss it, Its something that calls for me to wear it occasionally, before I put it away for a few months or weeks.

the drydown is very nice...a musky, warm sandlewood-thing-a-ma-jiggy, poppin off.

Genre: Woody Oriental

I can't remember when I last encountered a scent so manifestly different on fabric or paper than on my skin. Worn on my skin, the top notes are a conventional, though very well-rendered combination of citrus rind, soft lavender, and sweet spices that dissipate almost at once as Lalique pour Homme plunges precipitously into a bone dry middle section that's dominated by etiolated gray iris and a dusty cedar note. There's very little else, and the resulting accord evokes the musty atmosphere of a once-fashionable but now somewhat seedy men's club, complete with stale cigar smoke, worn, overstuffed chairs, and dilapidated card tables. This phase lasts for two hours at most before Lalique pour Homme plummets once more, this time into a wan, bare cedar drydown that's as dull as it is difficult to detect.

On fabric, it's an entirely different scent. True, the top notes smell the same, but on fabric the lavender and spices persist to add some fullness and depth to the cedar and iris accord. Sweet floral notes that weren't apparent on my skin emerge as well, so that Lalique pour Homme's heart smells far less dry and hollow than when worn on skin. The scent of course endures much longer on fabric as well, and when Lalique pour Homme's drydown does arrive it is substantially richer, deeper, and more complex than I experience when wearing it. Vanilla, soft amber, and a trace of patchouli round out cedar in a soft textured yet reasonably weighty woody oriental structure.

I can't tell you why at least half of the notes evident on fabric go AWOL when I wear Lalique pour Homme. Perhaps it was evaluated only on fabric! Giving full benefit of the doubt that what I smell on fabric approximates the scent's effect when worn by others, I'd class Lalique pour Homme as a variation on the gentlemanly woody oriental style exemplified by Creed's Bois du Portugal and Nicolai's New York. The Lalique is quieter than either the Creed or the Nicolai, so if you enjoy this sort of dignified, if rather stuffy fragrance, but want something more subdued, Lalique pour Homme would be a scent worth trying.

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