Equistrius 2007

Equistrius by Parfum d'Empire
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Equistrius is a popular perfume by Parfum d'Empire for women and men and was released in 2007. The scent is floral-powdery. It is still in production.
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Fragrance Notes

Florentine iris, Violet, Rice powder, Suede, Chocolate, Ambrette, Sandalwood, Ambergris

Ratings

Scent

7.5 (91 Ratings)

Longevity

6.8 (71 Ratings)

Sillage

5.8 (65 Ratings)

Bottle

6.8 (61 Ratings)
Submitted by DeGe53, last update on 24.06.2020.
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9
Scent
8
Longevity
6
Sillage
6
Bottle
Augusto
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Augusto
Very helpful Review    9  
Romantic play with light and dark, heaven and earth, iris and chocolate -- glue and old biscuits?
AugustA tries a drop. And with the prelude, I say three times in a row with pleasure: "Hmmm!" Interesting what you get to smell, not only fresh or something, no hesperides, no citrus, no pharmacy, but right in the middle of the fragrance: Iris with chocolate patch and ambrette. I can't wait for the top note. And that without becoming too heavy or oriental. As if the base had swung into my head with a swing, and only now has to fall back again to make room for others. A memory of those old glue bottles with the rubber part for application also floats by. I used to love to smell this stuff, that was many years ago. Now let every caution go and add some more - this will certainly not be a headache smell. You have to try it in full size and shape.
Now, more body: I smell milky sandalwood and yeast. And the dry iris root unfolds, penetrates further and further. I always find iris together with wood particularly beautiful. Now: the violet. About minimal biscuit sweetness, no Gormandtouch, starch, biscuits that have been lying around a bit too long. Slightly rancid. Perhaps a big date with her own tart, malty, sugary smell. And all that in the first 10 minutes.

Wow.
Not a fragrance you apply and then forget.

What does Equistrius still mean?
Ah, a beloved show horse Shiny warm fur to paint over, that's what I like about this fragrance. Freshly groomed, velvety soft. But rather not: Running, horse-riding or similar hoof-stomping. Or yet, in the distance?

Iris, the messenger of the gods - a rainbow - more like it.
Because the fragrance spans from the flowery side with the iris in the centre, in an arc of earthiness and sky transparency, the violet brings a light evening violet in the sky, which only carries a few veil clouds.
And yet they cast shadows too. A romantic play with light and dark
Buttery, earthy iris root and dry powdery texture mixes with the steam of rice. Next to it is a piece of dark chocolate, the date already mentioned, the old biscuit.
A drop of rosé in a glass. Fits the slightly fermented note that I now encounter when I come closer.

Equistrius is not heavy, it soon melts completely with my skin, which smells and feels slightly spicy. The fragrance manages to create a special material that you feel as much as you smell it.
A cloud of iris and rice powder floating over the skin, enveloping it like a warm glow.

There is also a leather aspect, maybe from the horse? Violet and iris leather, gloves, bridle or something; even cocoa sometimes has a bitter-tangy note. Very dry. On the skin, the leather radiates warm and fragrant, just like this scent. That's it. Not much of it at all.

In the base, after 3-4 hours still the iris powder, but much more woody, a rest of dark chocolate, ambrette and: Vetiver. Because of its companions the vetiver here is sweetish, nutty, green-powdery. A fresh touch of grass and air is also there.
Once again the fragrance takes the olfactory arc from the root to the blue sky. That's how I like vetiver.

A comprehensive fragrance experience.

I didn't know which sample I wanted to test today. So I just picked it up. Et voilá! This is really an all-round successful, unusual scent! Definitely unisex, because here male and female components and codes support each other wonderfully and I'm sure it unfolds in different accents on every woman's and man's skin, and whoever has already completely gotten rid of these attributions. That will certainly remain exciting, we won't let it go.
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5
Scent
7.5
Longevity
5
Sillage
2.5
Bottle
WRoth

153 Reviews
WRoth
WRoth
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Equistrius
This fragrance opens with the delicate aroma of orris enhanced by citrus and sheer flowers (violet and green notes). These notes eventually merge into a very pretty fruity-floral accord (chocolate is responsible for the fruit aroma) whose delicate nature makes it perfect for a crisp summer morning. The iris root adds a glossy, sophisticated polish to the main notes. The scent loses its fruity-floral top accord after an hour or so and gradually reveals a fine powdery note (sandalwood). Woodsy notes and amber characterise this scent from the heart accord to the dry down. Always pretty and rather long-lasting for its kind, this scent lasts six hours on my skin.
8
Scent
10
Longevity
7.5
Sillage
7.5
Bottle
MemoryOScent

37 Reviews
MemoryOScent
MemoryOScent
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butter and suede
Equistrius is a sweet but not gourmand, leathery iris. The topnotes hit you with a good dose of syrupy floral sweetness, maybe a lychee syrup. I am not a big fan of sweet fragrances but Marc-Antoine Corticchiato knows very well how to balance on the edge of the impossible, like he did with Cuir Ottoman where he coupled the powderiest of irises with the shiniest black leather. The sweetness seems overwhelming at first but why do I find myself sniffing again and again my “test site”? A hint of hazelnut starts dusting the shiny syrup adding some saltiness. In the heart a good scoop of buttery iris melts on top of the syrup making everything soft, warm, comforting. The official site lists dark chocolate in the notes and I wish I could pick this up but I can’t. What I do get though is how the iris produces a beautiful effect of soft, warn suede leather. In a way this leather note is very close to the suede of Daim Blond. In the drydown a champagne like accord brings sparkles to composition.

Equistrius is a proud fragrance. It wears loud and clear and if you are a man you better watch your finger because the spray delivers a hefty dose. I don’t know if you ever get a visual impact from the way a fragrance develops. Equistrius seems like melting on the skin. I get the feeling that it flows on the skin like melting butter, spreading further and further than where I spray it. It radiates and glows and never fails to put a smile on my face.

Notes from my nose: hot syrup, lychee, hazelnut, salted butter, suede,champagne
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