Grès Monsieur 1982 Eau de Toilette

Grès Monsieur (Eau de Toilette) by Grès
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Grès Monsieur (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Grès for men and was released in 1982. The scent is spicy-earthy. The longevity is above-average. The production was apparently discontinued. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top Notes BergamotBergamot LavenderLavender
Heart Notes Heart Notes CarnationCarnation CinnamonCinnamon
Base Notes Base Notes AmberAmber MossMoss Tonka beanTonka bean
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8.516 Ratings
Longevity
8.512 Ratings
Sillage
7.413 Ratings
Bottle
5.419 Ratings
Submitted by Fantaghiro77, last update on 30.10.2022.
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Could it be the perfect perfume?
I have a vintage 75ml eau de toilette tester spray flacon of this with the notes listed on the side in French. There’s more than what’s listed up top there although there is no cinnamon, carnation, tonka or bergamot. To my nose, the scent pyramid listed on the tester flacon is on point. I cannot sense any of those notes mentioned.

Head: Mandarine de Sicile, Estragon d’Italie, Laurie du pays (Grasse)

Heart: Sauge du pays (Drôme), Lavande des Alpes, Géranium de Grasse

Base: Tabac des Indes, Ambre, Santal des Indes, Patchouly de Singapour, Mousse de chêne de Yugoslavie

In English…

Head: Sicilian mandarin, Italian tarragon, locally grown laurel from Grasse France

Heart: locally grown sage from Drôme France, Alpine lavander, geranium from Grasse France

Base: Indian tobacco, amber, Indian Sandalwood, Singapore patchouli, oak moss from Yugoslavia

The condensed version…

Head: mandarin, tarragon, laurel (bay leaf)

Heart: sage, lavender, geranium

Base: tobacco, amber, sandalwood, patchouli, oak moss

The ingredients used are all top notch. I’ve smelled this before a really long time ago or something like this, somewhere. I’ve been going crazy trying to figure out why this aroma is so familiar. I’ll catch wafts and wisps of it occasionally in the sillage. As soon as I catch it for a brief moment to dissect where in the world have I experienced this ‘feeling’ before, it disappears from my nose. I must’ve been a kid because as soon as I smelled this that little bell in my head went ‘ding’.

The perfume is ridiculously awesome. The Mysore sandalwood seriously bumps this mysterious elixir to the next level. Patchouli is the dominant note. Very classy and dressy/creamy like but dark and smooth while always easily wearable. Gres Monsieur definitely has gentlemanly sillage. There’s this deepness to this that’s so hard to explain but so pleasurable. It smells like dark fuzzy purple. Somehow in its sillage there resembles almost what a manly fabric softener smells of. It’s difficult to discern specific notes as the blending is superb but the overall effect is that of freshly laundered clothing that was softened with some seriously awesome smelling fabric softener. I am not one for scented laundry products but somehow Gres Monsieur creates this illusion in its sillage and it really does smell super cool. Entirely unique to a degree.

This is definitely patchouli focused with lavander and amber as supporting roles. There’s a woody back drop of intoxicating, creamy Indian sandalwood, a hint of tobacco and oak moss but the star of the show is a patchouli/lavender/amber/geranium/sage foursome blended so tightly and neatly that I can’t even begin to explain how cool this smells. This is definitely a killer perfume.

There’s a tad of OG Azzaro Pour Homme and Balmain’s Ebene floating around in Gres Monsieur which is not a bad thing at all. Gres Monsieur though is very unusual in character to set it apart from anything else from the 80’s. This perfume is quite elegant and wears beautifully with nothing dated at all where the dry down is to die for. It is not stuffy and actually quite casual in feel. The sillage on this is phenomenal with lasting power we’ll into the next day. I rate this within the top 10 best vintage 80’s perfumes for Men, it’s that good.
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