Today was a gender-bending fragrance day for sherapop. First I wore Heeley IRIS DE NUIT (review to follow), then I tested a bit of Bond no 9 HARRODS FOR HIM before donning a full serving of COOPER SQUARE. Yes, I luxuriated in labdanum-drenched lavender this afternoon. Now I am wearing Molinard HOMME II. Can we talk? This stuff is simply remarkable.
It's not just that it's remarkable for the price, which it certainly is--it's almost free: my four-ounce bottle set me back all of $16! No, it's totally gorgeous even in ignorance of the low price. The composition is a sweetish fougère featuring all sorts of characteristically masculine notes up top, and a completely compelling cluster of scrumptiousness for the base. Here are the notes, according to my bottle (they are printed right on it):
Tête: Armoise, Foin de la Cran, Mandarine de Sicile, Genièvre
Coeur: Orange du Brésil, Lavande de Provence, Coriandre de Crimée, Cèdre de Virginie
Fond: Vanille Bourbon, Patchouly de Singapour, Miel de Provence, Vétiver
I occasionally wear this fragrance to bed, and it smells even more beautiful in the morning, so it does not fall apart or degrade, the tell-tale signs of cheap-o juice. It's smooth and creamy and a bit spicy and sweet, and just a bit masculine, but in a gentle giant way. I just love this stuff.
So why does no one talk about it? My theory: Molinard suffers from the dreaded fifty-cent whore problem. By selling their wares so cheaply, they drive serious perfume users away in droves. But you need to smell this stuff, guys--and gals! I'm thinking very seriously of purchasing a case of bottles of this juice to distribute to all of my male friends--and females, too!
In a word: yum!