The lion is often described here as a gentleman, which in my opinion is the absolutely fitting expression.
He is a classic gentleman of the old school who is not antiquated or outdated, but has his place (and will be kept).
The lion is bursting with self-confidence, knows his strengths and qualities and therefore does not need to play his way into the foreground. He is, all gentlemanly, rather reserved, holds the door open for you and moves the lady's chair to the right position and knows how to express himself. One notices his strength and considers it several times whether one would like to provoke him.
His appearance is one of simple elegance, which stands out without attracting attention. We often find the same in the glass art of the house Lalique, which is reflected here also in the lovingly and artistically designed flacon.
But now to the fragrance itself.
The start may really take some getting used to, because the mixture of the top note has something very own, but quite beautiful and interesting.
The lion starts off citrically fresh with bergamot and grapefruit, to which something herbaceous is added by lavender. The lavender here is not as "brutal" as in pour un homme de Caron, for example, but rather a symbol of self-confidence. "Look, I can afford it and it suits me".
But don't worry, the top note doesn't last too long and changes into a rather flowery, woody Hernote.
Here the cedar wood dominates for me, which gets a slightly powdery note by iris and jasmine, but which is not disturbing at all with this lion. Mach and after, the first sprinkles of amber and vanilla join in, giving the lion an attractive warmth without becoming too sweet.
In the base the cedar gives way to the sandalwood and a light touch of patchouli is added.
The whole thing has a playful lightness that you wouldn't expect from the Patchouli.
The durability is within good limits, 6 hours + it holds me through.
The Sillage is, like the whole gentleman, rather reserved, but he doesn't need to fill rooms at all and doesn't even want to do it.
The lion is a faithful companion throughout the year for all occasions and occasions, since it never becomes obtrusive and its strength lies in restraint.
The quite low price is for this great fragrance actually a WItz. From me the lion definitely gets a test and buy recommendation.