Conquistador 2017

Conquistador by Franck Muller
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Conquistador is a popular perfume by Franck Muller for men and was released in 2017. The scent is spicy-leathery. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is still available to purchase.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesCognacCognac
Juniper berryJuniper berry
LavenderLavender
Heart Notes Heart NotesIrisIris
VioletViolet
GeraniumGeranium
FrankincenseFrankincense
CistusCistus
GingerGinger
Base Notes Base NotesAmberAmber
VanillaVanilla
BenzoinBenzoin
PatchouliPatchouli
MuskMusk
LeatherLeather

Ratings

Scent

8.537 Ratings

Longevity

9.034 Ratings

Sillage

8.734 Ratings

Bottle

8.132 Ratings
Submitted by loewenherz, last update on 14.03.2021.
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Blaustern
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Top Review    13  
The Conquistador is female!
Oh? Conquistador is a man's scent, they say. Let me believe it...
Since yesterday, however, it has become a woman's scent, namely mine.

I got to know Conquistador through a bottling, and I have already written a statement about this. It didn't take long until the decision was made...a bottle is needed! Absolutely!!

Already after the first spraying, I am blown away. Conquistador immediately takes me into an almost mystical world. Almost everything around me seems to become a little bit calmer and quieter.
The bottle is beautiful, very well made, solid gold in the hand. The fragrance is extremely complex, soft, almost gentle, yet very powerful. What may read as a contradiction here, it is no longer when you smell it.

Conquistador starts spicy and quite clearly with juniper berries. These are slightly sweetish in taste, as if they had been gently moistened with soft cognac. I smell smoky tobacco notes, something resinous, balsamic. It blends incense with a beautiful iris and buttery suede. Everything is harmoniously interwoven, no note is dominant - it smells very noble.

Conquistador lasts long on the skin. My husband found him at first a little curious and wandering around the room, but he must have liked the scent very much, because normally he is clearly disturbed by supposedly intrusive scents. It depends on the dosage, of course, but if you don't get particularly diesel, Conquistador won't get offended.

For the coming cooler season Conquistador is one of my favourites and he has potential for the new signature scent.
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Top Review    23  
Fragility of being
Immediately, after the first spraying, I associated Franck Muller's Conquistador with a challenging film by film director Darren Aronofsky, The Fountain. The film is an ode to the fragility of existence, to the finiteness of every human being, but not without rays of hope and hope. The Fountain takes us into the mystical and infinite.

Our existence, structured by temporality - and finiteness, which we can freely design to a certain degree, is defined by our transience. It is precisely this realization that makes me wonder why we are so busy keeping our physical shell intact and so often forget to nourish our spirit as well? We often act in our physicality away from reason and thus elude a verifiably existing mystical resonance space. The question is: Does death make us too much human?

The film in question interweaves three time levels and episodes. One of the heroes is the Spanish conquistador Tomas, who at the beginning of the 16th century searches the jungles of Central America for a Mayan sacrificial site. There he hopes to find the source of eternal life. He finds it in a Mayan sanctuary, the resin from the tree of life makes him immortal.

This very Tomas, the conquistador is my testimonial for the fragrance of the watch manufacturer Franck Muller. In all his bravery and heroism, Tomas is one who accepts the radical finiteness of human existence and yet can gain something from life. The connection could not be more fitting. Franck Muller is the master of complications. The Fountain is a truly complicated and interconnected story that demands constant full attention from the observer. During the credits, I had the feeling that I didn't understand anything and that I wanted to see the film again from the beginning.

Some perfumers give full-bodied and exalted accounts of their olfactory journeys into the past, but are later unable to translate the full-bodied announcements into action in their own work. It glitters and it is expensive. That is enough.

Perfumer Beverley Bayne has succeeded in creating something multidimensional that is neither hectic nor nervous. Beverley Bayne has created, among other things, Eau Sans Pareil for Penhaligon's and seven fragrances for Clive Christian. She was also president of the British Society of Perfumers. So, a woman of stature, not a blank slate.

Franck Muller's fragrance is described on his own website as "dark and sensual". I experience the scent, similar to the film, like a metaphysical "journey into the self". Charles Dickens once said: "I feel that little things are the sum of life." Likewise, this fragrance is a unity, a life made of many small particles. Like no other fragrance, this creation by Beverly Bayne is a universe unto itself.

Conquistador is neither a leather scent nor a gourmand. This fragrance cannot be pressed into one category. I certainly can't. Conquistador is so much more. The fragrance from the house of many complications starts with the scent of an open cognac oak barrel, noble and elegant. A spicy-sweet note of juniper berry is clearly perceptible from the start. Already the opening is reason enough to buy this fragrance immediately. This fragrance is infinitely seductive, right from the start. It is followed by notes of peppered fruit with nuances of tobacco and truffle. Later, I discover a stunningly nutty coffee note, microminally earthy, blended with a delicate incense note. Simply wonderful.

But the best thing about this fragrance is the power of its own softness. None of the listed notes stand out, but all of them form a beautiful and homogeneous fragrance unit. On the skin, the fragrance lasts forever in a pleasant and unobtrusive silage. Unfortunately the fragrance is only available at Jovoy Paris. All attempts to contact Franck Muller in Switzerland were unsuccessful. The German distributors listed on the Franck Muller website definitely no longer carry Franck Muller. But if you have a little patience, it will work with Jovoy Paris as well.

I see Conquistador as a real jewel, to whom far too little attention has been paid to perfume to this day. I do not recommend this fragrance to people who like controversial and polarizing scents. Conquistador is simply too beautiful and harmonious for that.

Immortality will remain an unfulfilled wish of man. But if we allow a little bit of something new every day, leaving out the eternally same, the mystical and the infinite may show us a world beyond our temporal and finite existence
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CubaMike
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Very helpful Review    9  
FRANCK MULLER's GENEVE olfactory complication
As soon as a busy Paris Fashion Week was finished, I had to pay homage to my muse of the olfactory arts again and accordingly a visit to Jovoy was on the program again.
A highly risky undertaking, as one always loses oneself as a perfume-monista hopelessly in this temple of sin of enticing olfactory fruits.

If originally only the etude of "Fragrance du Bois" perfumes was on the list, you simply can't resist the temptation to look for other, still unknown fragrances.
Invited by Valérie to the rear Séparée - how could I disagree with such an invitation - my astonished eyes saw a splendid golden display by Franck Muller Geneve!
Completely surprised that this Maître Horlogère now also has perfumes, they would of course have to be tested immediately.

The splendid bottle, with referencing lithography of the watches Manufacture F M G at hand, was first sprayed with the noble golden Test Cartonage and immediately a cloud of full-bodied cognacs, in which supposedly for weeks berries were inserted, beguiled the senses.
Immediately another spray on the wrist to test the kick on the skin. What a broadside from which one must first recover...
In order to process this impression for the first time, attention was initially focused on the nobly embossed test cartons, which were available in an elongated 5-panel display. Each of the five different fragrances had its own test card with the name of the fragrance imprinted on it.
Absolutely exemplary, in order to be able to still assign these after several tested smells!
After recovering from the first flash, we went into fine analysis.
Still dominant, the fruity berry component remains present throughout the entire wearing period and is finely integrated florally.
Slowly, the warm, balsamic ingredients make their presence felt and transform the perfume into an extremely animal scent, which probably helps it to its name. Bedded on leather, the different base notes play their lustful game, which lasts for hours and simply doesn't want to find an end.
Applied again early in the evening before going out, the fragrance was clearly perceptible the next morning.

Thus, the test and purchase of Conquistador was a real surprise and give the existence of F M G as a perfume brand its justification.

So Jovoy's visit was once again an olfactory trip on the highest level, which turned out to be expensive again, as I left this temple of sin with five new bottles and many rehearsals, which should fix you back on the next trip...

PS:
After leaving the store, I learned of the death of Charles Aznavour in a brasserie. A sad event which diminished my joy in the new perfumes on this day.

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TEG

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Not just for men
This unisex fragrance is, much like the watch, for the confident.
Many women adore this for themselves as well...including me! The Tobacca and Cognac mix is not only unique but also extremely addictive. Some thing i love to wear in the evening as well as a crisp winters day as it definitely warms you up.

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BoBoChampBoBoChamp 9 months ago
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A warm and leathery, yet rather powdery, oriental spicy-woody Winter fragrance, with a pronounced, boozy spicy-green opening. More masculine

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