Paragon 2022

Paragon by Initio
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Paragon is a new perfume by Initio for women and men and was released in 2022. The scent is fruity-creamy.
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Fragrance Notes
Top Notes Top Notes BergamotBergamot White sageWhite sage LavenderLavender
Heart Notes Heart Notes PlumPlum Palo SantoPalo Santo Black pepperBlack pepper
Base Notes Base Notes SandalwoodSandalwood OudOud
Ratings
Scent
7.9137 Ratings
Longevity
7.8126 Ratings
Sillage
7.3124 Ratings
Bottle
8.7115 Ratings
Value for money
6.685 Ratings
Submitted by multiple users, last update on 03.12.2022.
Interesting Facts
PARAGON houses the botanical soul of Palo Santo and White Sage whose use has been secretly passed down through initiation ceremonies dating back to the first lines of Inca shamans. INITIO Parfums Privés is interpreting this major accord in a contemporary formula that is potent and remanent.
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1 in-depth fragrance description
5
Pricing
8
Bottle
7
Sillage
8
Longevity
7.5
Scent
NicheOnly

6 Reviews
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Women's hair product in perfume form
As somebody that's fairly deep in the hobby now, I typically start off thinking about the accords, notes, and comparables.

"Paragon" opens feminine-aromatic and sweet. I started looking for comparables, but the best actual comparable to this isn't a perfume - Paragon most resembles women's hair products or something among those lines. It's that known (well-recognizable) musky-type sweetness, slightly dense in the opening with plum. This is the vibe you get in the air.

Instant drydown has a smoky-woody base, but this isn't Amouage type smoky - barely enough for you to notice a linger in the base. Opening has mild peppery aspects, again - barely noticeable. I'm not one for home improvement, but I suspect some of you might burn palo santo at home - it's likely that this is what I'm picking up on. Deep drydown is a clear-cut creamy sandalwood scent which is ~90% comparable to the drydown on Rehab, with the small difference coming from Paragon's sweet-muskier edge.

Profile evolution: Opening aromatic-sweet-fruity-musky [feminine]; instant drydown less sweet and more woody [leans feminine]; deep drydown aromatic-woody-musky [unisex].

For scent comparables, I found myself thinking that this is trying to be somewhere between the other 2 Hedonist collection scents - "Musk Therapy" and "Rehab". These are the top 2 comparables on the other website as well. It opens more Musk Therapy, dries more Rehab. Comparing this to some other scents that I've experienced, opening has some aspects that would make you compare it to scents like "Dear Polly" from Vilhelm - it's that fruity-woody-musky profile in the air. Drydown had some aspects of Royal Crown's "Imperator" which is also (similarly to "Rehab") a creamy sandalwood fragrance.

Scent wise it's around a 7.5-8. I rated Dear Polly a 7.5, so I think it's fair to rate this the same. 90ml for €245 is a bit out there, but I would actually recommend it to women to combine with other beauty products for the spring-summer-fall seasons. Otherwise the value just isn't there. This is a clean girl fragrance - has that vibe to it, at least to me. Performance wise you can maintain the Rehab-type drydown for 9-10 hours, but the profile will mostly sit as a skin scent beyond the 6th hour or so. It gets good airiness outside for 3-4 hours, and I found sillage to be moderate in the gym as well.
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NicheOnlyNicheOnly 2 months ago
8
Bottle
7
Sillage
8
Longevity
7.5
Scent
Opens feminine-aromatic; musky-type dense sweetness with plum (like a women's hair product). Deep drydown mostly creamy sandalwood (Rehab).
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Mozz90Mozz90 1 month ago
8
Bottle
8
Sillage
8
Longevity
5
Scent
People saying it smells of Palo Santo are only reviewing the pyramid. This stuff has that typical Initio dna: VERY musky, very sweet...
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BertolucciKBertolucciK 8 days ago
9
Bottle
7
Sillage
7
Longevity
7.5
Scent
Paragon opens with a fresh peppery sage followed by a juicy plum. The scent is fruity, sweet and creamy with sandalwood and musk in the base
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BoBoChampBoBoChamp 29 days ago
6
Sillage
8
Longevity
8
Scent
A slightly fruity, creamy and smooth, musky spicy-woody Mid season fragrance, with a clean and uplifting, fruity spicy-green opening. Unisex
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NachoargNachoarg 30 days ago
7
Bottle
7
Sillage
7
Longevity
7
Scent
Opens with a fruity yummy plum...after sweet musky , nothing noticeable here to me
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