Un Homme 1981 Eau de Toilette

Un Homme (Eau de Toilette) by Charles Jourdan
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Un Homme (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Charles Jourdan for men and was released in 1981. The scent is woody-spicy. The longevity is above-average. The production was apparently discontinued.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesAniseedAniseed
BergamotBergamot
TarragonTarragon
LavenderLavender
MarjoramMarjoram
LemonLemon
Heart Notes Heart NotesCyclamenCyclamen
CarnationCarnation
GeraniumGeranium
JasmineJasmine
PatchouliPatchouli
CedarCedar
Base Notes Base NotesAmberAmber
OakmossOakmoss
LeatherLeather
MuskMusk
SandalwoodSandalwood
Tonka beanTonka bean

Ratings

Scent

8.538 Ratings

Longevity

8.324 Ratings

Sillage

7.426 Ratings

Bottle

7.634 Ratings
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 27.09.2021.
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9.5
Scent
9
Longevity
8
Sillage
8
Bottle
Kellner
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Kellner
Kellner
Helpful Review    2  
Fans and beads
Un homme by Charles Jordan builds the bridge between the 70s and the 80s of the last century. Great silage, great durability. The great resinous-woody power that we always encounter in the 80s fragrances, we also find here. But at the same time, the complexity of the 70s scents is also present. Here we encounter an almost honeyed note at first step, supported by a clearly perceptible hint of anise, but not the pungent tingle as in Lemicka's "Au masculin parfum intense", rather the feeling of the pleasant film of a cough drop in the throat. Then anise recedes, interweaving with the other components. A very characterful structure slowly unfolds. The fragrance combines its individual components so effortlessly that pleasure comes before analysis. I would like to say: my heart rejoices.
The fragrance development progresses gently, remains very dense, almost balsamic, here is a similarity to "Ho Hang" by Balenciaga.
The fragrance goes its own way. Towards the middle, woody notes announce themselves; they remain close to the body, while in the sillage the herbs predominate.
Finally, the leather actually comes forward. I admit, at first I thought this note was due to age, the tipping of the scent. But the scent remains stable, the herbs, the spice are present alongside the leather for a long time. The similarity to "Ho Hang" should be tried again. "Un homme" also remains as intimate as "Ho Hang", does not become as loud as "Azzaro". Despite the incredible, apparent proximity, both fragrances are worlds apart. "Azzaro" for the boys and the young guys who want to attract the attention of the neighborhood. With "Un homme" it's the maturity, the quality, the statement. A fragrance for the office and to the classical concert.

"Azzaro", the lute, it still exists today, it still has its fans; "Un homme" becomes a fairy tale, the older people who still know him tell about it.
Who this fragrance in a reasonably intact form runs across the way, which should access.
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9.5
Scent
8
Longevity
5
Sillage
7
Bottle
Drseid

797 Reviews
Drseid
Drseid
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A Reference Aromatic Fougere...
Un Homme goes on with a highly aromatic lavender and bergamot tandem with supporting anise-like herbal French tarragon before transitioning to its heart. As the composition enters its early heart, a distinct anise note emerges, co-starring with moderately smooth aromatic patchouli, mossy-green oakmoss and slightly sweet sandalwood, as a just detectable cedar underpins the focal ingredients in support. During the late dry-down, the anise vacates as the sharp cedar moves from support to co-star, with a relatively dry amber from the base unveiled also as a late co-star, with remnants of the sandalwood, patchouli and oakmoss trio remaining, now in support through the finish. Projection is average, but longevity very good at 10-11 hours on skin.

I confess that I am not much of an aromatic fougere lover. Many compositions in the genre that wow others I am only remotely enamored with. That said, there are definitely exceptions like Patou pour Homme Prive, Azzaro pour Homme, and now Un Homme by Charles Jourdan. As fougeres go, Un Homme, along with Patou pour Homme Prive has got to be one of the two bests I have sniffed to date. The composition immediately draws the wearer in with a fabulously balanced aromatic lavender and bergamot citrus open. It only gets better from there, as the anise, oakmoss, patchouli and sandalwood driven heart again displays perfect balance with none of the key notes jockeying for position, instead perfumer Caron brilliantly has them all harmoniously coexisting to amazing effect. Possibly the weakest aspect of the composition's development is in the late dry-down, as the natural smelling cedar wood and amber driven finish is somewhat simplistic in comparison to the rest, but make no mistake, it smells heavenly too. So in the end, even one who does not seek out aromatic fougeres like this writer, has to admire and acknowledge greatness as found in Un Homme by Charles Jourdan. The bottom line is the approximately $100-$150 per 100ml bottle on the aftermarket discontinued Un Homme is just about as fine an aromatic Fougere as has ever been created, earning it a "Near-masterpiece" to "Masterpiece" 4.5 to 5 stars out of 5 rating, and an easy super-strong recommendation to all vintage perfume lovers.
9
Scent
Postumo

2 Reviews
Postumo
Postumo
Helpful Review    3  
Almost perfect!
Charles Jourdan is one of the best representations of the late 70's/early 80's style. It has a perfectly recognizable "old school" vibe but it's modern at the same time. I don't feel it dated at all.
The ingredientes are high quality, you can pinpoint all of them but, at the same time, they're all blended to perfection.

For me it's an herbal/floral fragrance with a leather/amber/oakmoss base. I find it similar to what vintage Azzaro pour homme was. The basenotes are so clear, obviously real oakmoss makes a difference here (many current offerings with fake oakmoss smell a bit "messy" or "noisy")

I really like it and i'm happy i found a good amount of it :)
10
Scent
10
Longevity
7.5
Sillage
10
Bottle
Guapo

20 Reviews
Guapo
Guapo
   1  
Old friend
I miss this fantastic and unique fragrance. A “must” in the 80’s. A great loss to the world of perfumes, when it was discontinued.

One of my favorites. Great memories.
ColinM

516 Reviews
ColinM
ColinM
Very helpful Review    7  
The kinky gardener!
Un Homme by Charles Jourdan is an extremely solid, charming and well-made aromatic fougère for men clearly in the same league of Azzaro pour Homme, playing pretty much the exact same main key notes – anisic-powdery notes of lavender and sage on green, flowery-mossy woods. But there’s a twist unique enough to make it worthy having; it smells basically like a sort of wilder, darker, grassier version of Azzaro. “Wilder” not because it is more aggressive or louder, actually in fact it smells really mannered and classy; but because it has some really vibrant, natural quality which makes it really close to the actual smell of wet grass and freshly-cut green branches, also with a nondescript sort of “cloudy” feel, evoking a tense gust of air before a storm. Also spicier and dirtier, with bold notes of cloves and patchouli that provide weight to a feel of subtle dark leather that will gain more and more strength as time passes. So imagine Azzaro pour Homme in its utmost vintage splendour, just wrapped in leather and wet grass. Azzaro pour Homme “The Kinky Gardener Edition”. I also agree to references other reviewers made – Captain Molyneux, Oscar de la Renta pour Lui, Krizia Uomo... dark-green aromatic fougères, that’s the family and Jourdan surely sits on the top of it. Brilliant!

8,5/10

Statements

WildGardenerWildGardener 24 days ago
Darker and more spicy-woody, like Azzaro pour Homme with a suntan.
I think it’s better.
AlusAlus 6 years ago
hi to all how i can get this perfume Un Homme by Charles Jourdan
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