At the end of 2018 I dared to approach the fragrance palette of JPG and of course started with the classic and founder of this series of beautiful flacons.
The last in the bunch and my collection. was the very one in dark tones and with the ultimate claim of masculinity in the title. In addition to Essence, which is one year younger, the dark sailor is a much-anticipated bottle on the shelves of all perfumeries. At the same time, he claims to address a young target group, to which I also count myself. He is preceded by the reputation of a party scent, sometimes even a Casanova water. At least the first one I would like to contradict, the dark sailor already seems seductive and enormously attractive to me, but he doesn't scream for attention but rather for intimacy. It surrounds the wearer with an extremely sweet aura, fresh in the first minutes, then heavier, which invites the wearer to approach it in order to be able to sense the depth structure of the fragrance.
The greater the distance at which the fragrance is perceived, the more one-dimensional it appears. As you get closer, however, other nuances reveal themselves - spices, woods and vanilla come to the fore - creating a homely atmosphere. From a distance I always sniff the sweetness of an overripe pear, behind whose façade the depth of the entire bouquet reveals itself. After a good hour, the light-fleshed sweetness of the pear becomes darker than the pod of a vanilla. The spicy components help to create more depth.
His territory is - in my opinion - less the dance floors of clubs or overcrowded events, because he can't set a counterpoint in a sweating, agitated crowd and doesn't stand out. I like to wear it alone in a feel-good atmosphere with a good book on the couch. However, the fragrance finds its purpose in one-to-one situations in which you want to cast a spell over your female counterpart. For other men, contrary to its martial double sentence "Ultra", the fragrance is more feminine and androgynous. For younger women, it conveys closeness, security and self-confidence. The wearer also needs the latter if he does not want to appear superficial with a very sweet, extremely seductive scent.
Its season is definitely autumn and winter. Its time of day is darkness, in which it would also be wearable on fresh spring and summer nights. However, more suitable variants are available here.
The outfit to be combined is, as with the entire "Le Male series", a well-fitting shirt or polo with an optional jacket, here I prefer dark blue as the basic colour. Within your own four walls, as a pure feel-good fragrance, it can also be combined well with a "favourite piece" (sweater, hoodie). The durability and Sillage are neat, but I don't think they are outstanding. After two hours it gets very close to my body, which is why I don't see it as a party scent. In fact, it unfolds almost better on clothing than on skin, because then even after a day a super pleasant essence of the base notes is still perceptible.
In addition to the more variable, since fresher original, an ideal addition to the range. For young and young-at-heart perfumers with enough self-confidence to create an ultra sweet fragrance, a rewarding investment. I will wear it to Christmas Eve tonight because the fragrance supports the feel-good factor in the family circle. Anyone who wants to wear the fragrance does not become an ultra-man in the sense of a muscular, tough Herakles, as the bottle suggests, but a modern, sensual, approachable man who must radiate self-confidence! Another successful composition by Kurkdjian