Quartz pour Homme 1995 Eau de Toilette

Quartz pour Homme (Eau de Toilette) by Molyneux
Bottle Design Federico Restrepo
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Quartz pour Homme (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Molyneux for men and was released in 1995. The scent is citrusy-fruity. It is being marketed by Groupe Berdoues.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesGrapefruitGrapefruit
YuzuYuzu
Heart Notes Heart NotesCardamomCardamom
NutmegNutmeg
PepperPepper
Base Notes Base NotesLeatherLeather
MuskMusk
SandalwoodSandalwood
CedarCedar

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Scent

7.525 Ratings

Longevity

7.013 Ratings

Sillage

6.114 Ratings

Bottle

7.023 Ratings
Submitted by Lilith, last update on 22.11.2018.
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8
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7
Sillage
6
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Top Review    11  
The unknown green quartz
The name from the realm of minerals goes well with this complex perfume. A raw piece of quartz, for example rock crystal, grown on stone, looks chaotic. Large and small prisms point in different directions, above they are mostly crystal clear, below opaque. Only a longer observation from different points of view reveals the beauty of quartz, because new structures always appear.

In fact, the fragrance begins quite confused. The short, unspecifically citric opening immediately changes into a fresh cider note, which also ends quickly. Now a peculiar intermezzo follows, which does not fit neither to the opening nor to the further course. It is a contradictory mixture that is both pungent and dull and sultry, as if white pepper had been crushed with nutmeg and mixed with freshly cut leaves of coriander and black currant. Fortunately, this is soon gone and forgotten!

Now it will be pleasant. Galbanum makes the fragrance green and vetiver gives it spice, which is given an ethereal note by cardamom. Over it lies a fine floral chord. The narcotically sweet aroma of jasmine and something like lilac or broom gives the perfume that certain something and makes it extremely attractive.

After many hours, in which here and there an apple was peeking out, the scent shows new facets again. Heavy amber, powdery sandalwood and iridescent musk create an undertone that accompanies the green, spicy character of the perfume in an exciting way.

Quartz is not an easily accessible perfume due to its initial bumpiness. At first I disliked it, but after a few test runs I find it pleasant and even quite seductive, also because of its persevering discreet sillage.
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Sillage
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Where Are The Promised Notes?...
Quartz pour Homme opens with a pretty straightforward sour grapefruit. As the fragrance enters the heart phase some of the grapefruit remains, but a relatively sanitized jasmine starts to develop. As the linear progression of the fragrance continues through the dry-down the jasmine grows into the dominant note and stays that way through the late dry-down as the now supporting grapefruit continues to fade, supplemented by an underlying subtle cedar wood and amber tandem late. Projection is above average and longevity is outstanding at over 12 hours on skin.

What a disappointment. Quartz pour Homme was a blind buy that I based on my positive experience with the outstanding vintage Captain from the house and the commonly listed published notes to the composition that contained things like moss and vetiver among others. Let's just cut to the chase, this is a review of a current bottle (sold in a box with a navy top horizontal stripe) and I have to wonder if there was a reformulation along the way because this is a grapefruit and jasmine fragrance all the way with just hints of wood and amber. I detect no moss, no vetiver, no leather, not much spice, etc... Quartz pour Homme strikes me as an inferior jasmine spiked version of Bulgari pour Homme Extreme (and that release was far from any masterpiece to begin with). On the plus side, the performance metrics are quite strong, but that is not necessarily a good thing if you dislike the fragrance itself. The bottom line is Quartz pour Homme is relatively inexpensive at about $25 a 100ml bottle and it may have been a much better fragrance in a prior formulation containing the ingredients I expected to find, but I can only comment on the current formula bought and that earns a disappointing 2 star out of 5 "poor" rating. One to avoid for sure in its current formulation.

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