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Quality For Bargain Price
For some reason, Iceberg has become an insider's tip. Iceberg is located within the mainstream but their perfumes are often of considerable quality – and sometimes exceed those of the more well-known brands. For some reason these fragrances seem to be always offered as bargain buys. Twice Homme is available for ridiculously inexpensive 14 € per 125 ml!
The Iceberg fragrances always come to me as snips – and anyway, doesn't a fair price always make perfume smell just a little bit better? Twice Homme turned out to be a good buy: a hebal-citric gent's cologne – fresh and simple on first sight but with considerable complexness behind.
The top note contains beautiful citrus notes that unfortunately do not last too long. Quickly, Twice Homme becomes greener, and most of all, more powdery.
The dry powder reminds me very much of grape-sugar: the little shims of dextrose that you can buy at the drugstore or pharmacy. They provide a feeling of cool chalk or gypsum in your mouth when you chew them. Among the florals, the tagetes is traceble for me, with its rather dark and medical character. During drydown, Twice pour Homme looses touch with its citric top, and it gets mainly woody-powdery.
It is a matter of sympathy whether one sees a synthetic tendency among herbs, florals, citruses, powder and soapiness. I tend to deny that. For me, Twice Homme comes as an authentic Eighties' or Nineties' fragrance. This best of everything attitude is the basic structure of man perfumes of that times – very typical. Nevertheless, Twice Homme does not seem to be overladen with notes, and the citruses and herbs may play a part in that impression. I should place Twice Homme somewhere in between Givenchy's Gentlemen, the early Insensé Ultramarin and Acqua di Parma's classic Colonia.
Twice pour Homme could be a little bit stronger and with a better sillage. Al least, you can get it in a big 4.2 oz bottle, and so you can spray generously. This is okay for the light summer scent that Twice Homme definitely is. There is even a little gimmick at the flacon: The cap has two little grommets that sit on pins. You have to first twist and then pull.
The small prices really make me wonder what is going on. It doesn't look like that Iceberg is being discontinued – they launched a new gent's perfume recently (Burning Ice), again for very small money.