Promise Me Intense 2017

Promise Me Intense by Mauboussin
Bottle Design Thierry Faucon
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Promise Me Intense is a popular perfume by Mauboussin for women and was released in 2017. The scent is woody-fruity. The longevity is above-average. It is being marketed by Lorience.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesLycheeLychee
Heart Notes Heart NotesBlack Baccara roseBlack Baccara rose
Base Notes Base NotesOudOud

Ratings

Scent

7.920 Ratings

Longevity

8.418 Ratings

Sillage

7.918 Ratings

Bottle

8.122 Ratings
Submitted by Franfan20, last update on 05.07.2022.
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5.5
Scent
5
Longevity
5
Sillage
10
Bottle
Interdit

58 Reviews
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Oudy kick
Nice, but too oudy.

The lychee is not prominent, here all that can be perceived is a somewhat softened oud, yet just that.
It is not super sharp, though in the cold a bit of metallic is present. Perhaps hotter days will help this concoction which I can say is rather agreeable if you like intense woody notes (well, the name warned of this!). Still too Easterner than Westerner for my taste, it's on that exotic, dry vibe (not exceedingly dry, but dry nonetheless) which doesn't particularly fulfil my personal favour in scents.

Sillage average (won't project at arm length, thank God or else it would be too overbearing) but longevity remarkable. The bottle is just AMAZING. Honestly, it's beautiful, sturdy and lovely to look at. Ain't looking for a bottle to adorn my shelves with though, so will wait for hotter days, test again and then sell off if nothing changes.

I would give this a sound 7/10 - considering the quality overall, of ingredients and packaging. Luxurious and definitely a must have - IMHO - for anyone loving oud.

Well done.
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9.5
Scent
10
Longevity
10
Sillage
9
Bottle
Profuma
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Very helpful Review    9  
Promise me...
Black and white scenery.
The curtains in the hotel room are drawn. Sunshine falls into the room as a white-looking cone of light, enveloping the curved sofa covered with dark velvet and the figure on it in a warm, almost soft shimmer. Finely scented wooden furniture with carvings and inlays stand carefully arranged and offer an artistic backdrop for a variety of objects. A high floor vase with a thick lead glass base and a wonderful sling star cut stands to her right, bulging with a multitude of meter-high roses, which exude a deep, beguiling scent. Attached to it is a small satin bow, the knot of which has been untied. The card she was holding just a short time ago lies on the sofa together with the envelope. Next to it, crystal carafes and a filled champagne glass sparkle on a small round table, and from the farther away Poudreuse, perfume bottles and various jars glisten in the light The figure looks longingly towards the window, while her fingers stroke the card tenderly, as if she were touching the skin of her beloved in her thoughts. The person who is thousands of kilometres away in another country and cannot be with her. The pain in her heart almost shatters her. But the roses and the loving words on the card give her hope, hope for a reunion. Until then she will long for him. Every minute becomes an hour, the nights sleeplessly become days and with them the time of waiting becomes unbearable.
The elegant lady is draped in white, the shiny silk of her long, luxurious morning coat plays around her contours in detail and finally lies down on the luxuriant oriental carpet in shimmering wave-like folds. The collar and the wide sleeve cuffs are edged with thick, white feather fluff, which, with the slightest hint of air and movement, immediately starts to swing restlessly. Under the cloak hem, the tips of fine, white, pearled slippers with small, narrow heels sparkle out. The scene seems like a painting. Even the lady is as beautiful as if she had been painted. Finely drawn eyebrow arches draw the conclusion to large, seemingly dark eyes. Inked eyelashes cover the edges and lend the already intense gaze a deep melancholy, an aloofness and emptiness, paired with a contrasting attraction and unspoken, captivating seduction. The delicate face with the pale skin is surrounded by medium-light, slightly wavy hair in the side parting half-length and slightly unrestrained.
One can only feel the lady's inner conflict by simply looking at the scenery. Her desperation. Her pain. Then she breaks the silence of the picture by piercing a peeled lychee on the decorated tray on the glass salon table with a silver skewer and leading it to her mouth. With her eyes closed, she lets the fruit melt in her mouth. A sip from the champagne glass immediately follows the pointed sweetness. Then she slowly gets up and walks to the poudreuse, the toilet table with the glittering bottles and jars, constantly surrounded by the breath of the lychee she has eaten and the seductive rose scent of the huge bouquet of flowers. With her delicate hands she gently reaches for one of the shimmering flacons and activates the pump sprayer.
With the spray ejected, an incredible change takes place.
Every drop that now falls on the lady covers what she touches in colour! First her hair, her face, finally her whole stature and last but not least everything around her. All of a sudden, almost tangible life moves through the room, the black and white tones inhale and exhale colours. One colour after the other pours into the next one in the room until finally everything has its proper shade and makes the moment blossom.
Then the phone rings.
The lady hastily puts the bottle back with the others and rushes to the salon table on which it stands. Apparently she had placed it there on purpose before and was waiting for this moment. She takes the white-painted receiver from the fork and breathes with a deep, smoky voice a "Hello Darling...I've missed you so much...!" into the shell.
The man on the other end of the line can only be heard softly, but seems to whisper into her ear just what she needs at that moment.
Beauty is full of longing.
"You'll come back to me, aren't you...?" she breathes into the listener pleading and pining at the same time Then she listens to the answer at the other end of the line and adds: "Promise me..."

"There was something in Garbo's eyes you couldn't see unless you shot them in close-up. You could see the thoughts. If she was supposed to look at one person jealously and fall in love with another, she didn't have to change her expression. You could see it in her eyes as she looked from one to the other. For me Garbo starts where all others end."
(quote Clarence Brown, director)

I don't want to claim that a Greta Garbo would have known a fragrance like "Mauboussin Promise Me Intense", let alone smelled like it, had it existed there. A fragrance that opens cheerfully and sparkling with a playful lychee, only to be "sparkled" by the rose immediately afterwards. The noble wooden note, which is added later, contributes something unsteady for me. An unsuccessful search for a single final note, which fortunately is missing. It would rob the fragrance of its secret. It's perfect as it is, especially with that indecision. What the fragrance and Garbo have in common for me is the joint hot/cold radiance, a sensual attraction and a push away again, an inhalation and exhalation. The fragrance has many facets and this with a minimal number of scents, as well as Garbo's face alone could express and evoke the most different emotions.
The fragrance is mature and elegant, classy and chic but also playful, with an almost innocent yet demanding sexiness. And Greta embodied this, too.
The "fragrance act" of "Mauboussin Promise Me Intense" consequently makes him my own little diva for me.
One that tore me back and forth between light-heartedness and profundity, love and demarcation, but in any case always leaves me with deep admiration.
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Statements

LemonheadsLemonheads 1 year ago
8
Scent
9
Longevity
9
Sillage
10
Bottle
One of the most powerful scent from M.Unisex and attractive.Nice bottle,Graphite Oud is really the same scent!
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CatarinaCatarina 2 years ago
9
Scent
9
Longevity
9
Sillage
9
Bottle
Fresh oud and rose good enough for girls? that's this one! a magnificent daytime winter perfume.
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Carlitos01Carlitos01 3 years ago
9
Scent
9
Longevity
8
Sillage
8
Bottle
Unisex wearable oriental oud/rose classy perfume with a tropical fruity hint! Recommended!
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