Poivre Bengale 2013

Poivre Bengale by Brecourt
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Poivre Bengale is a popular perfume by Brecourt for women and men and was released in 2013. The scent is spicy-woody. It is still in production.
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Perfumer

Emilie Bouge

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBengali pepper, Ginger
Heart Notes Heart NotesClove absolute, Nutmeg, Sandalwood
Base Notes Base NotesLeather, Cashmere wood, Ambergris

Ratings

Scent

7.5 (35 Ratings)

Longevity

7.4 (27 Ratings)

Sillage

6.9 (26 Ratings)

Bottle

7.8 (28 Ratings)
Submitted by WRoth, last update on 25.03.2019.
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8.5
Scent
8
Longevity
6
Sillage
7
Bottle
DonJuanDeCat
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DonJuanDeCat
Very helpful Review    9  
If you thought of Bengal cats when you heard the term "Bengale", raise your hand now!
Hello, scented freaks!
As already written in my title, I asked you to raise your hand if you had thought of cats, especially the beautiful Bengal cats, when thinking of the name of the fragrance, especially the term "Bengale".

Yes, I see it... now ALL have raised their hands, because you are all incorrigible cat freaks. But I have to say that just Bengaltiger... uh, of course I meant Bengal cats are really very beautiful cats. All cats are wonderful in themselves, no matter what they look like, they are all lovely beings, even if I feel sorry for the naked cats, because they seem to be more sensitive. Well, I'm a cat owner myself... and that makes me one of you! ONE OF YOU!!! Mu ha ha ha ha whether you like it or not.

Aaaaber: Of course Poivre Bengale has nothing to do with cats to get back to the scent. As you can already read here on Parfumo, the name simply means Bengali pepper, a spice that comes from countries with Bengal peoples, from regions in India, Bangladesh and so on. So you can imagine that you are dealing with a spicy scent here, so then, let's have a look...

The fragrance:
The fragrance starts with a lot of pepper, but it doesn't (or not yet...) smell as pungent as you might expect. Besides there are sweet scents as well as cinnamon, and all this combined the top note smells a little like the prelude of the men's fragrance "London for Men" by Burberry.
Then, after a few minutes, the fragrance does not become any sweeter, but rather spicier, in contrast to the fragrance of Burberry. The ginger gets a little stronger and I smell general spices that I can't really identify. The sweet one seems like amber to me and smells very nice.
A little later leather notes are added. The pepper doesn't get stronger later, so that the scent doesn't smell pungent at all, but on the contrary is quite pleasant to hear.
In the base, the fragrance also becomes more woody with the pleasant cashmere wood, which goes well with the other scents and gives the fragrance a softer side despite the spicy scents. And it still smells like slightly sweet notes, which should be amber, but this also seems like a cinnamon-ginger mix to me. A very beautiful fragrance.

The Sillage and the shelf life:
The Sillage is rather mediocre. He will therefore only be able to be smelled at one or the other from close range. However, the shelf life is long, the fragrance lasts longer than eight hours.

The bottle:
The bottle is rectangular with rounded lower edges. It is dark brown/black and has a gold-plated label on the front. The round lid of the bottle is just as golden. All in all, the bottle is beautiful and looks noble and high-quality.

Okay, that was Poivre Bengale of Brecourt. I have to say that I am positively surprised because I expected a more intense pepper. I don't like very strong pepper, but as well dosed as in this fragrance it can be a spicy enrichment. Furthermore, as I mentioned, the fragrance reminded me of Burberry's "London for Men", which I also think is very great. Therefore, this fragrance is especially suitable for evenings and for going out on autumnal and winter days.

Because of the woody, leathery and generally spicy fragrances I feel the fragrance to be clearly masculine as unisex and would therefore recommend the fragrance to men rather than women here. The ladies can snoop around with the guys,... like with me for example,... but you won't do that anyway *sigh* Aaaaah, I'll never write here again! :DD

Well, that's it. Have a nice evening and see you next time! :)
6.5
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle
Meggi
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Meggi
Top Review    17  
Hui-Pfui with restriction
The pepper is rather spicy than hot - well done. I would hardly have come up with ginger on my own, but with the knowledge of it, a diffuse, again less hot, but this time rather sweet and fruity note can be sorted, which is probably chemically pimped. Pink pepper also comes to mind. In addition, there is a slightly sweaty impression, which gives a hint of curry. But above all, almost from the beginning, I can smell a lot of cashmeran, and for a certain reason (see next paragraph) I also think it's tobacco.

Leather? Hm. There's a hint of something there. I think it's fed - a novelty for me - not least from a tobacco corner. The sour thickening of the artificial wood may support the impression. However, the scent is not called "Cuir..." At some distance from the skin, a hint of sugariness hovers, which, however, dissolves into cashmeran as you approach. That's strange, because up to now I mostly associated this sweetness with amber and it usually doesn't evaporate when you smell it more precisely
Around lunchtime, a note of carnation creeps in, which, together with the sugary, therefore amber-like, makes me think of Copal Azure, a Duchaufour - the name was already mentioned by a previous speaker. But on the skin our undaunted cashmeran reigns from late morning on. Also other, dustier and more tree-like artificial wood seems to be involved. Yes, even my banana-like twist, which I sometimes (and apparently always alone) perceive in synthetic wood, can be smelled from afar.

On the whole that's it, in the afternoon I notice little change, I just puzzle about an idea of fruit in the underground, which may not completely fit with the above mentioned. Of course, this cannot prevent the static wood note from gradually becoming boring. As a final escape attempt, Poivre Bengale might take advantage of the relationship between pepper and incense in the late afternoon to play a little pepper again. A little vetiver might help; in the end, however, those brave fighters are on dwindling terrain, the artificial wood is stronger. Ambergris? I should imagine so
Conclusion: "In the front it's awful - in the back it's disgusting", hence the addition "with restrictions". Neither the beginning is rousing enough, nor should the second part be called bad. It goes only roughly in that direction, because a (considering the price claim: only) proper start is not able to keep its level and towards the end the thing slackens quite a bit.

PS: The specimen (many thanks to Bartholomeo!) is cute. A small, compact bottle with screw cap. Not practical, not at all. Just visually different.
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