Carlisle by Parfums de Marly
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Carlisle is a popular perfume by Parfums de Marly for men and was released in 2015. The scent is sweet-spicy. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is still in production. Pronunciation
Scent goes well with Baraonda (Extrait de Parfum)
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Perfumer

Quentin Bisch

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesGreen apple, Nutmeg
Heart Notes Heart NotesSaffron, Tonka bean, Osmanthus, Davana, Rose
Base Notes Base NotesVanilla, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Opoponax

Ratings

Scent

8.3 | 523 Ratings

Longevity

9.0 | 487 Ratings

Sillage

8.8 | 485 Ratings

Bottle

9.0 | 476 Ratings

Value for money

6.7 | 68 Ratings
Submitted by OPomone, last update on 16.02.2021.
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9.5
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9
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8
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8
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RubinS
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Scramble at the cocktail bar with a conciliatory round of coffee
By chance, I recently fell a 30% of a well-known German online perfumery in the hands, which officially offers PDM. So the proud € 280, - lowered to under 200- and joyfully waited for the postman.

The first spray was immediately accompanied by an irritated basic aggression in me. I felt transported back to a potential evening 20-30 years ago: it's the weekend and we are standing at a crowded bar. In passing, someone has probably just tipped me again his Long Island Ice Tea over the freshly washed clothes...

Pretty much exactly how the opening of Carlisle smelled to me. Medicinal rum, citrusy (no apple for me) and the spices reminded me of cola. Stupidly one of the cocktails I never liked. In both the efficacy and taste categories, there have been steadily different favorites for me.

So I stand there with the unloved smell and am first of all a little disappointed.

Boozyness is definitely present. I would describe the opening with phenolic (Havana Club 3 years sends his regards), Fruity citrus with a huge surge of nutmeg and some vanilla (designer cola like). a few smoky swaths I catch, which fits the image of the bar of yesteryear.

Quiet he was not at all and for me a little too much in the room. So jacket on and out into the cool winter air. The transformation there then absolutely enchanted me after a few minutes. Suddenly I was standing in the middle of fruity, floral, spicy and sweet without any weighting being apparent. Beautifully billowing in changing nuances, movement does him very well and helps him to transform.

This is also where the cake analogies come into play for me then. The smoke has made way for a conciliatory fruit crumble cake. I feel Opoponax in the direction of stone fruit and so I imagine a delicious plum Datschi (sheet cake) with delicious vanilla streusel.

At the end of the day and at the beginning of the morning I have then still clearly a me pleasant warm mixture of sandalwood patchouli and vanilla at me, with the last fruit notes resonate. With clothes he moves in formally and becomes a long-term tenant.

Fortunately, the second part of the fragrance journey was so forgiving for me. I have now worn him more often and the relationship has developed so to the positive. Gladly I would like to apply him every day for a walk. Perhaps it has also matured a little. I don't notice the nasty tangy note anymore. It has changed rather to a delicious rum pot.

Only Wehrmutropfen: My wife and daughter are not my opinion and accept the fragrance rather than that they love him.

For this reason, it is perhaps better that he does not draw wide circles around me but rather close around me projected. For 280, - one or the other would have nevertheless wished a little more sillage.

Fun Fact: After the first notes I smell coconut - do not even know where that comes from?

9.5
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9
Longevity
8
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8
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Ptsau

64 Reviews
Ptsau
Ptsau
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It’s one of the best from PDM!
I finally could test it at Bloomingdales as it’s finally opened to sell at US retailers. I heard many good things about it for a long time but just never wanted to buy it blindly and it wasn’t easy to find sample too. Now I finally got a full bottle.

I was only so so with its opening. It was a little too green and earthy for my taste although I like patchouli but this opening just have strong green fishy vibe. Good that the green apple made it more pleasant and uplifting. That’s why I said I was only so so with its opening. After 0.5 to 1 hour, the strong green earthy vibes became faint. They still there but just not as strong and step back more into the background. The patchouli is still prominent but just not as fishy green with the sweetness of the tonka beans, vanilla and rose starting to showing up, though not cloyingly sweet. It smells gorgeous starting at this point. The green apple is still there but not as strong and as it dries down more, I can detect the smokiness even there’s no tobacco in the notes breakdown. It does smells like Herod and Layton mixed together with patchouli (more on the Herod side that I really love too). Then after 5-6 hours mark, it became sweeter but still not cloying and the smokiness is growing stronger with the patchouli is still there. It’s like creamy and smoky patchouli. I am just so in love with its scent.

Performance is great although not superb. Last 9+ hours on my perfume eating skin and last for days on my clothes. It has great projection for 4-5 hours. My husband could still smell me from a distance after I put it on for 5 hours then it will become closer to skin after that.

It is a perfume that would evolve in stages. It’s not the gourmand kind of sweet. It is thick, complex, unique kind of mass appealing fragrance. Not so niche but also not a designer kind of scent. It’s quite unisex as I’m a woman and love to wear it. I also think that you can wear it all seasons as long as you know how to control your sprayer. It’s a 9.5/10 for me(it would be 10/10 if it has a better opening). It does worth the money with its unique scent and performance also 125ml is a big bottle that last you forever.
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8
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8
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Eberlin
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Eberlin
Helpful Review    5  
Burnt apple pie?
Once upon a time, as is often the case, a bottling spent some time hibernating in my drawer. Forgotten it never was, because I was just not a big fan of PdM. Too sticky the typical sweetness for my nose....
All the bigger became not only my pupils but also the surprise for me when I smelled the sprayer.
A subtle sweetness, which was rounded off with a slight freshness and absolute balance.
Man was I excited the next day, perhaps a new contender for my next signature scent to know. Do I come then finally in the long-awaited club of PdM purely ? I did not know that the real surprise is only on the way to me!
All the smaller became not only the pupils but also the nostrils as this board hit me on the nose. Do I smell something burning? Ash? Yes it stuck to me again and wouldn't let me go.
A friend of mine said it smelled like apple pie and I believe her. But I can't smell it on me, unfortunately.
5.5
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9
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9
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9
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Fenice
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Fenice
Helpful Review    16  
No good catch
I don't really know how or where to start...

Preface
Carlisle... A perfume that has interested me a lot for over a year, not least because of the strangely many good reviews and ratings. Can so many noses be wrong? I always thought not. Well... dazzled by the many good reviews and ratings, I ordered (must have been in the middle of the year) a bottling here on Parfumo and a bottle directly from a well-known perfumery. As dazzled as I was, I thought that if I liked the bottling, I would have the bottle in the house. Yes, naive of me, very naive indeed! I don't know what possessed me to think and act that way
But since I was seriously ill at that time and had to digest several serious blows of fate, I left the bottling and the OVP bottle, which is still foiled to this day - understandably so.

But for some time now I have pulled myself together to finally test Carlisle and was surprised, negatively surprised...

Scent
With me, Carlisle starts incredibly violent with a very heavy portion of menthol and nutmeg and something else unpleasant (saffron?) I don't know. I actually have to think of a cold or flu-like infection, as this strong menthol smell reminds me of ointment, cough drops and spicy cough syrup for adults. Unfortunately, this strong, unpleasant smell remains for me for a very long time - much too long!

In the later course the smell diminishes a bit and reminds of a mixture of Layton and Herod but still remains unpleasant for me. Where my beloved vanilla now is or remains, I don't know.

Flacon
I have not unpacked my bottle but have seen photos here and on the internet - I like it very much! The flacon is like the others from PDM, very massive and heavy.

Sillage and durability
Sillage and durability are violent (similar to MFK Grand Soir) and can certainly be smelled from a few meters away.

Conclusion
Even though I like PDM a lot, Carlisle was unfortunately a mistake for me. It may smell nice from a distance, but from close up I find it just unpleasant.

Carlisle causes a burning in my nose, slightly watery eyes, a slight headache and somehow even discomfort
I personally just don't get warm with Carlisle and will probably sell mine
Carlisle is very high quality and worth every cent for someone who likes this direction but I'll stick with Layton and Herod.
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9.5
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Parfumflyer
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Helpful Review    11  
Off we go...
Right when I spray it, I find the smell off-putting and pungent... just as if there were so many fragrances in the bottle that the molecule chains first have to come together in the right way. Because that seems to be exactly what happens:
After a few minutes the fragrance convinces with an extremely delicious complexity.
It is spicy and sweet at the same time, but still has a slight freshness. Super! Br /> Careful, Carlisle is a real H&S monster! 2 sprays should be enough, maximum 3 - who sprays more, exaggerates it and may attract the attention of his environment as a "walking perfumery", possibly negatively! On the clothing (I had something hanging on the collar of the winter jacket) it remains well visible for several days, on the skin it provides a delicious cloud of scent that rises to the nose of the wearer for almost 24 hours.

With Carlisle, PDM has really made a big hit, even if the fragrance is a little more complex and mature than the more easily liked Pegasus and Layton.
At that price he is of course no blind buy candidate, I recommend to test a sample / filling first.
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7.5
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Mohdt966

4 Reviews
Mohdt966
Mohdt966
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Very well rated at 8,4...
I was very excited to smell this, probably the most hyped PDM recently, I've been a huge fan of Layton & Herod, i was expecting something very special, and it was, BUT...

The opening was very disappointing, I smell a lot of nutmeg and I don't like it, I waited cautiously for the dry down which was a huge lift up, the nutmeg faded away and a beautifully blended vanilla kicked in...

Overall, it's a very beautiful unique scent, not the best from PDM, i think 8,4 does represent it well.

Everyone should try Carlisle, but not a blind buy.

UPDATE: after having it for some time now, i'm growing in disappointment, still can stand the opening and can't find a reason to pick this one up over any other PdM when i go out, this is the one PdM that you should never blind buy the most... i'm lowered my rating
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FleXiible
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FleXiible
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The masterpiece from the house of Marly
Anyone who can make friends with the Parfums de Marly brand should definitely try Carlisle. I personally like most of the Marlys that have a sweet note (Layton, Herod, Pegasus, Oajan...) very much. Carlisle was at the top of my watch list at that time and so I visited a perfumery that also carries Marlys. When I smelled Carlisle for the first time I was already a bit overwhelmed by the strong opening. In the beginning the fragrance is dominated by a spicy green apple and tonka bean and after a few hours a creamy vanilla is added.
Some claim that Carlisle is a combination of different Marlys. I can partly agree with this, because I recognize slight characteristics of Layton, Herod and Oajan. Even if Carlisle reminds me of other Marlys, it is still a fragrance in its own right, which simply smells special. Here one notices immediately that it is a niche fragrance.
2 sprayers are enough and you have a cloud of fragrance around you all day long. The durability & sillage are just enormous and therefore you should not wear Carlisle in closed rooms (unless you are alone in the room). For me the scent lasts almost a whole day on the skin and in the first 6-8 hours the projection is also quite strong. I can understand the slightly more expensive price compared to the other Marlys.
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Oud...?? ouudd... Why do I smell oud
"boaarrr, what a beast" is my first thought right now.
I slip fresh out of the shower and (thanks again to Musa83) put the tester on to fire.
I have to say that I have already tested quite a few beasts and have been surprised both positively and negatively.

Two three four, chest TShirt neck and once in the mist "slide in". That is my perfume application algorithm. (should turn out to be a mistake)
As fast as the Millennium Falcon from Star Wars rushes south, the first pinch of Carlisle goes up my nose. Carlisle says the rabbit tickles deliciously in the nose; one time there was an advertisement for sparkling water on TV. And that's pretty much how I felt then.
I had to sneeze 4 times in a row...RECORD
Well, it's too much for my nose. The first 5 minutes I can hardly smell anything Now that I'm writing this, it's been an hour and I have to say it brings back memories from a few weeks ago. I had Amouage - Interlude Man Black Iris lying here for testing.
They may stone me now but somehow I find the two have a similarity with each other But I also have to admit that I'm not the kind of person who can break every perfume down into its individual parts.
Besides, this is my first comment here, so have mercy on me and let mercy roll o).

Well... now, as I said, there's one pint around. The storm has calmed down a bit and I think you can enjoy the smell now. It's probably something for the colder times. But I have enough alternatives for much cheaper prices.
I was allowed to test Herod Pegasus and Layton and they fit better to my persl. prey scheme, so the Calisle will probably not be part of my collection. To test it, but okay, you have to smell it. The ratings are also okay in my eyes, only I don't like it
Oh, yeah...there was a headline. Even after a little bit of 1 hour now I still smell oud. Maybe one of the specialists here can explain to me what it is that oudig smells

lg and a nice weekend to all of you
Christian
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8.5
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Bsg1983
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Rolf Zuckowski destroyed my life
I won't go into the title for now. That comes later. And I suppose, dear reader, you've already got a bad earwig. You're very welcome
I have read so much about Carlisle because he was on my wish list from the beginning. So let me just check off the things that I can confirm. Although Carlisle is already more than the sum of the parts from Herod and Layton, it really comes close to the final result. I tested it through Layers. He's also slightly boozy right after the starting line. And unfortunately also a bit fidgety. I didn't notice apple so much, but my old enemy Saffran did. He stuck me a little bit in the nose. But the whole thing calmed down visibly and then...

that damned Zuckowski comes into play. Because Carlisle smells to me like a memory I don't have. I'm 10 years old and one winter evening, after a big and lossy snowball fight, I'm standing in the kitchen and I get to help bake cookies. In the window there are already the candle arches and on TV ALF is on. Mom wants to try something new and mixes rose water into the dough. The spice rack tips over. The dear relatives come pipe-smoking to see what was rattling around there... The melange hanging in the air half an hour later is Carlisle for me. Unfortunately, my friend from Melmac is followed on TV by "In the Christmas bakery"...
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LilJ
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LilJ
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Hold my vanilla croissant
I recently received a bottling of the fragrance from our esteemed Maxiking. The YouTube videos and reviews of the fragrance have triggered an enormous anticipation in me. However, I should have read the comments more consciously - at least my colleagues would have thanked me. As a "newcomer" I am currently testing various fragrances under "competition conditions" (in the office, in my leisure time or even when doing sports). Until the test day of Carlisle with quite neutral reactions

Unsuspectingly, I applied 4 generous splashes of the fragrance and was directly enveloped by a cloud that was to accompany me the whole day (yes, really the whole day!). In short, I transformed my office into a Christmas bakery. I would describe the scent as a spicy combination of vanilla crescent and apple strudel. This was also perceived in this way by my colleagues - and not too briefly. Probably the already positive reactions would have been even better, if I hadn't overdone the dosage ;). After about 8 hours the apple strudel said goodbye, while the vanilla and tonka bean took over. I could actually still perceive the scent on my skin after 12 hours! An absolute shelf life monster!

Summary:
Reactions are safe with this fragrance. However, for the benefit of the staff, it should not necessarily be used in the office. The Sillage is too powerful for that! If you are into Christmas cookies/vanilla and are looking for a scent with an unbelievable H/S, this is certainly the right place. For me it was a great scent adventure and a getting to know, which makes you want to repeat it
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BoBoChampBoBoChamp 2 months ago
8.5
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9
Longevity
8
Sillage
After a pronounced and boozy, spicy fruity-sweet opening, this oriental-spicy Winter fragrance, slowly settles to a warm earthy-woody base.
911Frags911Frags 3 months ago
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8
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8
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you have already smelled something like that,
and the price is not worth it
BertolucciKBertolucciK 5 months ago
8.5
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9
Longevity
9
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9
Bottle
The opening is a bit off putting for me but then it settles down in a nice and cozy apple scent with vanilla, tonka bean and patchouli.
BumpyumaBumpyuma 11 months ago
8.5
Scent
Good smell - Average projection for 6 hours
ScentedGentScentedGent 1 year ago
10
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10
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10
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10
Bottle
Carlisle is as close to perfection as any fragrance I've ever had the opportunity to smell!
Carlitos01Carlitos01 2 years ago
8
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9
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8
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9
Bottle
For me Carlisle is "the all around" Parfum de Marly and recalls me of other Marly sweet scents. But the green apple note... just to strong!
XanthonXanthon 2 years ago
9.5
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9
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10
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8
Bottle
Sweet seductive complex sophisticated. This is pinnacle of niche perfumery. Agree with MrHonest but this is hands down BEAUTIFUL! Don't miss
ToreterToreter 3 years ago
8.5
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9
Longevity
9
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9
Bottle
Strong Wood start wit apple for 2-3 min. Then HEROD says Hi! wit smooth-silk vanilla & Marlys vibe . A++ sillage&longevty PEGASUS+HEROD mix

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