This one has been on my shelf for about a year and has seen little usage. Not because I don't like it, on the contrary, I really like it. Today, I spray the juice and the pencil shavings and cherry cola, and the slight medicinal edge really captivate me, but what gave me cause to right this review, was that about 4 hours into dry down and Nasomatto Pardon has become an almost exact clone of the original YSL M7. I have a 1st gen bottle, so I sniffed to compare. They indeed are brothers from different mothers.
Great scent with 12 hours longevity and moderate projection and sillage.
Western oud done well.
This scent has been well described elsewhere on this list. On my skin, it was so tightly blended I had some difficulty pulling out particular scents. The tended to emerge then not be there. Magic? Or my newbie nose more likely.
Smooth scent for men or women, would be great for office. I like this, but if I'm spending this much, will stick with his China White and Absinthe, both of which I wear nearly every work day. Like all his scents it has good longevity, perhaps slighty shorter than the other two above.
A slightly more gentle version of the equally superb Amouage Journey Man.
So its masculine, boozy spicy slightly more woody than Amouage. If anything it is better. I get the bitter chocolate in retrospect. Masterful.
Almost Christmasy but the fact its not too strong and is woody makes it more wearable. You can pull it off as an office fragrance, just especially if you have the presence and I see why it would be used as a signature scent.
But lets be honest. Ridiculously expensive. There is no justification for this. Notino sometimes have blinding deals for Amouage JM. Then there is Les Jeux Sont Faites which is not far behind. So unless you find it heavily discounted why encourage ludicrous pricing by accepting it?
WARNING!!!! This must have been reformulated. I bought a bottle and its a shadow of its former self. And it hardly lasts. ''Fake?'' I hear you say querulously with faint hope in your voice. Well I went straight to Harrods. Same rubbish. I have ordered a sample from scentsamlples so lets see if their's is different. In the meantime you have been warned!