Mauboussin Homme (2003)

Mauboussin Homme by Mauboussin
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Mauboussin Homme is a popular perfume by Mauboussin for men and was released in 2003. The scent is oriental-sweet. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Lavender, Rosemary
Heart Notes Heart NotesPatchouli, Sage, Cinnamon
Base Notes Base NotesBourbon vanilla, Musk, Sandalwood

Ratings

Scent

7.6 (81 Ratings)

Longevity

7.5 (60 Ratings)

Sillage

6.8 (62 Ratings)

Bottle

7.8 (67 Ratings)
Submitted by Seglein, last update on 30.09.2019.
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Scent
8
Longevity
8
Sillage
6
Bottle
Mantus
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Mantus
Mantus
Very helpful Review    8  
Noble soft harmony
First of all you can perceive an intense and powerful sweet, creamy, very discreetly soapy, powdery note, which brings a beautiful soft and supple aura and is due to the lavender.

At the same time, the lavender is enveloped in a light Mediterranean ethereal, slightly sweetish herbaceous note, which gives the top note a pleasant invigorating tone and comes from rosemary.

These two notes are accompanied by a very delicate citric note, which in my opinion is responsible for the fact that the top note has something wonderfully awakening with it and that I have actually tipped on lemon instead of bergamot.

A little later a wonderful fresh spicy note can be perceived, which exudes in the background a very discreet ethereal, relaxing breath and comes from sage.

The sage is surrounded by a fine, sweet and also spicy note, which gives the fragrance a very noble, soft, harmonious, oriental-looking, cuddly tangible substance and is due to the cinnamon.

These two notes are accompanied by a very pleasantly integrated sweetish, light earthy nuance that is responsible for the fragrance's beautiful accentuated depth and patchouli origin.

In the last 3.5 hours a very beautiful, light creamy wooden note can be perceived, accompanied by a very clear and pure nuance, without reminding of freshly washed laundry and coming from the sandalwood in interaction with the musk
These two notes are enveloped by a wonderful light, smooth, sweet and creamy note, which provides a very pleasant, very delicate buttery length and is due to the Bourbon vanilla.

Overall, the fragrance lasts 8.5 hours on my skin.

The Sillage is conceived from the outset in such a way that one is perceived very clearly to the 1.5 meters and this is also maintained 4 hours in such a way, before it minimizes itself in quiet steps up to the conclusion of the smell.

I would like to express my sincere thanks to our perfume "Schücha" for the rehearsal.
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ColinM

516 Reviews
ColinM
ColinM
Helpful Review    6  
Another gem from the early 2000s
Mauboussin Homme is a fragrance which could effortlessly sell well in today’s niche or high-end designer market. I would definitely pay a higher price for it, since for the quality, its price a complete steal. The composition smells quite “new” and really sophisticated, the materials are clearly good and vibrant, there’s almost zero “designer cheapness”, and the scent shows all the solid skills of a great nose like Morillas. It’s a win to all extents, and I can’t see a reason to dislike it – except maybe for the slightly disappointing longevity, and the fact that they reformulated it – I assume that happened somewhere in 2005/2006 when Diana de Silva (which manufactured the first version) closed down. I haven’t tried the second version, which seems easier to find today, but the earlier bottles (with the purple bottom band) are still quite widely available, so no panic– in case of doubt, I’d look for those. And anyway my review is based on that first version.

Now, the juice: a surprisingly consistent, compelling and elegantly comforting smooth blend opening with a fresh and distinguished – but somehow “youthful” too – accord of bergamot, lavender and cinnamon soon joined by a sort of “phantom of Azzaro pour Homme” bone-structure (anisic sage and other “culinary” herbs, woods), recalling itself YSL Rive Gauche pour Homme, and also Cristobal pour Homme; together with a crisp, tasteful accord of something like ginger and spiced sandalwood which, as other reviewers noted, does indeed recall Carven Homme a bit. All brilliantly dusted with a subtle sweet accord of vanillic patchouli (smelling basically almost like cocoa beans) which considering the presence of citrus, herbs, sandalwood and musk, seem somehow anticipating some chords of Guerlain L’Instant pour Homme. But it's not over yet: there's also something dark around, dark and medicinal too, which joins the aromatic herbs in a really far souvenir of vintage YSL M7 (in the end, Morillas just composed it the year before).

You get the picture: a modern, spicy-balsamic (almost minty at first) Oriental fougère with a really crisp and smooth vibe and a dark shade, rounded by a surprisingly odd but perfectly fitting sort of sweet-fresh frame (I think it’s due to some nuances of cinnamon and lemon blending together), quite complex actually but perfectly harmonic and really easy to pull off. An elegant and uplifting fragrance to say the least, with a perfect evolution bringing it towards lukewarm woodier-muskier territories as hours pass, still keeping the lavender-cinnamon-vanilla combo up and running (joined by a whiff of cedar-infused incense, maybe due to the aromachemicals commonly used to built sandalwood notes).

Some of the facets of Mauboussin Homme show indeed many references to other fragrances, but considered as a whole, this scent is actually quite unique. It brilliantly puts together several inspirations, and it does it with versatility and effortless class. It smells like a bridge between classic aromatic fougères like Azzaro pour Homme and post-2000s Oriental woody-spicy gourmands. I’d define it quite “laid-back”, sophisticated by with a really carefree and relaxed vibe. And smelling just good, really good. It has just something “right” and inspired, which I really enjoy a lot. Recommended.

8/10
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4
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Barolo

5 Reviews
Barolo
Barolo
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Outside of the bottle, pretty disappointing (pun intended)
The juice inside this great looking bottle was reminiscent of Trussardi L'Uomo and the original Polo of which I'm not a fan. A very perfumey fragrance.

Longevity is very good while sillage and projection is minimal.

Another in an ever growing, at least it's slowed, line of disappointing blind buys.

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Carlitos01Carlitos01 11 months ago
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7
Longevity
7
Sillage
9
Bottle
A fougére with oriental influence, heavy on lavender sweetened by cinnamon and vanilla. It's a very classy but underrated fragrance. Try it!

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