Pyrus (2015)

Version from 2015
Pyrus (2015) by Criminal Elements
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Pyrus (2015) is a perfume by Criminal Elements for women and men and was released in 2015. The scent is fruity-woody. The production was apparently discontinued.

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Perfumer

Corey Newcombe

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesApple, Lavender, Aniseed
Heart Notes Heart NotesPear, Salt, Driftwood
Base Notes Base NotesMusk, Magnolia

Ratings

Scent

8.8 (6 Ratings)

Longevity

7.4 (7 Ratings)

Sillage

7.1 (7 Ratings)

Bottle

5.6 (10 Ratings)
Submitted by MRoth, last update on 18.05.2020.
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Reviews

9
Scent
7.5
Longevity
7.5
Sillage
5
Bottle
F3tch

2 Reviews
F3tch
F3tch
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Beaches in summer
This fragrance starts with a surge of salty driftwood, musk, and sweet juicy pear, the lightly floral fruitiness kept on the savory side by a touch of anise. After a couple of minutes on the skin, the anise and the fresh nuances of the pear fade, leaving behind a complex interplay of salty musk, dried pear and walnut liqueur. Over time, the salty musk softens, introducing notes of white wood and something ever so slightly indolic, which stops the frag from becoming too dry. This stage lingers for a couple of hours. Catching a whiff reminds me of walks along the beach in the summertime; the smell of sand, sun-baked driftwood, and warm salty skin until eventually drying down into a delicate skin-scent with mineral nuances.

Sillage is moderate; it won't blast away your colleagues, but they'll notice it when you walk past. Longevity is also moderate; it lasts a good 3-4 hours, lingering as a skin scent for a couple of hours after that. Like all Criminal Elements frags I've tried so far, quality is outstanding; the strength is good, you get excellent bang for your buck.
8
Scent
7.5
Longevity
5
Sillage
7.5
Bottle
Mombi

6 Reviews
Mombi
Mombi
Helpful Review    4  
A unique take on pear.
Pyrus opens on my skin with a dusty-sweet green apple accord, slightly bitter, gently herbal, with the walnut in the base preventing it from being shrill. The opening is clean, dry, and evokes dried leaves in a apple orchard. Less a direct apple smell and more an impression of standing in an apple orchard in Autumn, complete with wild fennel and aromatic herbs growing wild underfoot.

As the heart moves in the pear begins to shine. I wouldn't class this as a fruit-bomb in the modern sense. Here the pear is restrained, pastel in colour, like sun-dried pears. The salty driftwood also kicks in here, and provides a beautiful, blonde wooden backbone for the composition. There's a gentle, glimmering magnolia in the background, which balances the salty driftwood accord wonderfully. The whole fragrance speaks to me of breezy summer picnics with a glass of crisp white wine, salt sea air and sun drenched rocky coastlines.

Later in the drydown the composition takes on a dry, almost papery facet. With the creamy walnut playing against the acidic salty pear. Pyrus is softer than the other Criminal Elements frags I've sampled so far, perhaps more office-safe. Sillage is still impressive, but the notes themselves are drier and more gentle.

This is without a doubt the most interesting take on pear in a fragrance I've ever encountered. Rather than juicy, fresh, shampoo-like fruit, here we get something dried, aromatic and complex. For a scent that features both walnut and pear, it doesn't read as gourmand to my nose. More of a shimmering, green-sweet, dry, pastel beauty. Perfect for brisk, sunny spring days.

I don't sense any lavender, accept perhaps as a vague, herbal undercurrent in the opening. The aniseed is present, but very light and dusty. Mostly here I get green dry pear, nutty warm walnut and salted, pale driftwood.

Longevity is impressive, a good 8 hours or so on my skin, sillage is moderate-to-heavy, but never feels overpowering or cloying. Completely unisex, oddly compelling and completely unlike any pear-centric frag I've ever tried.

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