Geranium pour Monsieur by Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle
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Geranium pour Monsieur is a popular perfume by Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle for men and was released in 2009. The scent is fresh-green. It is being marketed by Estēe Lauder Companies.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesAnethol, Floralozone, Geranium, Mint, Peppermint, Rhodinol
Heart Notes Heart NotesClove, Cinnamon
Base Notes Base NotesAmbroxan, Sandalwood, Styrax, Frankincense, White musk

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Scent

7.5 (176 Ratings)

Longevity

6.9 (137 Ratings)

Sillage

6.2 (126 Ratings)

Bottle

7.8 (125 Ratings)
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Michaelokraj

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Michaelokraj
Michaelokraj
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masculine freshness in green
i have been using the products of AESOP for years - therefore the ethereal green fragrances in everyday care mean the beginning and end of every day. in GERANIUM POUR MONSIEUR i found the fragrance that fills the time in between duly. - the fragrance starts cool, but not sleek. it feels a slight warmth - without becoming sweet. in longevity, the fragrance could be improved, but perhaps the decay of the minty geranium note is exactly what makes this perfume so special: it lives on in memory.

anyone who wants to smell of quality is in good hands with MALLE fragrances.
MasterLi

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MasterLi
MasterLi
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Fresh, fresh, fresh!
This is a very clever fragrance... masterfully composed. The perfumers here wanted to recreate the classic masculine smell or "fougère" smell (ie a Lavender, Oakmoss, Coumarin combination used in most "green" or "traditional" fragrances for men). They used inspiration from men's soaps from the 1920's which used Geranium and cloves in order to convey "freshness" and an overall "clean & masculine" smell. The result here is quite remarkable.

Basically the perfumer Dominique Ropion has taken Geranium oil in it's purest form, and built a composition around it. Geranium can be sometimes minty, sometimes lemon-fresh, sometimes like cloves, or sometimes like rose. Here he has added notes which "pump-up" these different aspects of Geranium, such as mint absolute, cinnamon extracted using modern technology to bring out the "fresh" and "aromatic" aspects, and he has layered it on a base of clean sandalwood and very clean white musk.

It smells so incredibly fresh! I have rarely encountered a fragrance which is able to convey freshness as much as this does. I think this is because it has a huge mint note. But I must stress, this does not smell like toothpaste! It has star anise, cloves, cinnamon, and very green mint and geranium, with a smooth base of creamy sandalwood and polished white musk. Like fresh cotton sheets just washed.

It's actually not an easy smell to understand at first (like many of the Frédéric Malle creations). But I think if you want to convey a message of "fresh and serious" you could wear this. I also think it's floral enough to be worn by a woman (despite the name). This is one to try (especially for this price) for anyone who loves green nature and "fresh" smells. As with all Frédéric Malle's... the quality is exceptionally high and the projection is good. One to try for summer and all year round. Green, aromatic, minty and floral fresh!
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Drseid

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Drseid
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Innovative Listerine Mint And Geranium Make A Weird Combination...
The opening to Geranium is a bit off-putting. A bracing mint smells similar to a medicinal minty mouthwash like Listerine. The geranium then enters and mingles with the odd clinical mint to create an even more odd smell. In this case I would not say that "odd" means "bad," but it really is not something I would personally want to smell like. About an hour or so into the scent's development things get much more pleasant... The mint recedes and the geranium mixes with some very nice spices of clove and cinnamon, finishing with a base of musk and incense that has a glancing resemblance to Ropion's later (and far superior) release "Portrait of a Lady". The whole thing is a relatively brief affair, with longevity only lasting around 5-6 hours on my skin (with my average being 8 or more). Projection is average on the scent, and is primarily focused on the opening notes (which are the worst part of Geranium, IMO). In the end, Geranium pour Monsieur is definitely an innovative creation, but it is not one I want to wear and cannot recommend. I suggest trying Ropion's aforementioned Portrait of a Lady, where he perfected the Geranium pour Monsieur base and is his true masterpiece. 2.5 to 3 stars out of 5.
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Sherapop

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Sherapop
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Minty Geranium
I certainly was not expecting the bright minty opening of Frédéric Malle GERANIUM POUR MONSIEUR! Wow, it almost seems as though it's going to be mint cologne! But no, the geranium pretty much takes over after only a couple of minutes, although there is a lingering mint presence all the way to the drydown.

My next surprise is that this composition has been designated for men. Why? I ask most sincerely. I've seen comments on Demeter VINTAGE NATURALS GERANIUM to the effect that it is a masculine fragrance, so perhaps some people think of geranium as masculine? Well, I don't, and to me this perfume is absolutely unisex.

Is it my favorite rose geranium scent in the universe? No, I'm afraid not. This will probably be regarded as heresy--and I do love Dominique Ropion, I really do!--but I think that I prefer the Demeter with its patchouli and lavender rather than this minty geranium.
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Pietros921 2 years ago
The vintage is so unique and bottle worthy...the new reformulation is sometimes smelling like a DDT and has poor longevity
Hermesh 4 years ago
The start is penetratingly sharp, the rest is fresh-bitter floral elegance!
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