Horizon

Eau de Toilette (1993)
Horizon (Eau de Toilette) by Guy Laroche
Flacon Design: Thierry Lecoule
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Horizon (Eau de Toilette) (Guy Laroche)
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Horizon (Eau de Toilette) is a perfume by Guy Laroche for men and was released in 1993. The scent is fresh-aquatic. The production was apparently discontinued.

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Perfumer

Alain Astori

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesAldehydes, Grapefruit, Green notes, Mandarin, Sea salt, Mint
Heart Notes Heart NotesArtemisia, Fennel, Galbanum, Bay leaf, Petitgrain, Pimento, Black pepper, Thyme
Base Notes Base NotesMoss, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Cypress

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Scent

7.3 (90 Ratings)

Longevity

7.2 (60 Ratings)

Sillage

6.6 (60 Ratings)

Bottle

6.3 (67 Ratings)
Submitted by MaxFavier, last update on 21.11.2016
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End of the Aquatic Age
Its easy to pick out the head notes of mandarin and salt, but after that things get a bit more tricky.
Grapefruit - yes, but rose & jasmin, thyme & black pepper? All three pyramids I've copied out into my notes suggest totally different things in the heart phase, and while all of them contain some truths none of them can be relied on.

When wearing this it comes across to me as a salt fruity-aquatic, with pepper grapefruit and herbal overtones. It's spiny on the outside and soft in the centre where acrid and fluid textures meet.

The note pyramids come together again in the base to agree on moss patchouli and sandal. It takes only a short hour or two to go from mandarin to moss and leaves behind itself a coarse smelling mossy salt.
(This is real oakmoss here in all its starkness.) I'm not sure that chypre's a good base for an aquatic perfume, they aren't suited together, despite the salty link.

What is certain is that it was released five years later than Cool Water. Horizon's form of aquatic genre, species salt follows in a style that had run its course and, smelling a bit old and dated would within a year be blown away by CK One.
2 Awards
Green fun!
Horizon by Laroche is a really fascinating scent, I wouldn’t define it a “good” scent but it’s surely much intriguing, quite ahead of its time for me and making a creative use of both green fougère structure and fruity-floral-aquatic accords. That’s what I get here in fact – basically a sort of “aquatic-fruity-floral fougère”, a slap of green-fruity watery freshness (imagine a Mediterranean breeze of pine and warm sea) on a more conventional green-mossy fougère, both blended with a graceful accord of flowers (dark carnation, bright pastel cyclamen) and a recognizable note of orange. Sort of Givenchy Insensé meets Cool Water and both meet Pino Silvestre. Still a bit cheap, but in a fun way - and pleasant above all, that’s what counts. The name “Horizon” quite fits the scent, as it really radiates a peaceful feel of contemplation and calm with a joyful, vibrant natural vibe – and a brilliant vein of “classic” barbershop notes giving just right amount of “civilized elegance”. Really enjoyable and decent, just a bit screechy at the very opening and not the classiest scent around (it’s quite loud especially on the green-fruity side), but an uplifting fun little gem.

7,5/10

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