Pros: Whoa! Hot Damn this stuff rocks! A great use of spicey patchouli and cinnamon set against greener and softer geranium and violet.
Cons: Hey Dior, market this stuff a little would ya...
Reminds me of: Estee Lauder Cinnabar but much greener; Diptyque L'Eau
Development: Packs a lot of punch at the opening and then relaxes during the first hour.
Longevity: Excellent, lasted a good 8 hours on my skin.
Where $34.90 at ImaginationPerfumery.com
Bottleworthy? For those who like the scents of the 60's and 70's and who aren't afraid of a little patchouli.
The Bottom Line: A straightforward masterpiece, this is arguably one of the least known of the current Dior crop of hidden secrets, though not necessarily the least popular. With a drydown of warm, sweet cinnamon, and opening notes of violet and geranium, this is one for the guys to consider (and hey, that packaging and bottle are pretty unisex). Straightforward and simple in its composition, this almost-chypre is evocative of another classic from a few years earlier - Opium. Overall, striking, and a new scent for fall. This is the scent of early autumn leaves and late summer blooms.
Rating (out of 10): 9
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