Hellooooooohoooo *hectically waving like a maniac* here I am again!
Guess who is NOT out in nature in this heat and nice weather, but squatting in the cool apartment? That's right, ME! :D And guess who spends Sunday testing perfume instead of eating yummy ice cream? YAAAHAAA, ME! :D
Well, today I got hold of Percival (ok, lied, he is already since a few weeks but psssst!) and today Percival had to believe in it again and make acquaintance with my hand :D NO, not meant ambiguously! :D Smell my fist, what does it smell like? Um... Percival? Phew, thankfully not like a graveyard! :D haha.
Percival has interested me for what feels like 100 years and when I hear PDM, I immediately get curious because I like PDM a lot! So I got myself a bottling of Percival some time ago and was like then with Layton, immediately positively surprised! So tested several times, yes, TODAY also again!
Should I start or keep talking pointless stuff? I'll roll the dice, on a 6 I'll stop! Damn it, a 6!
I say, no, I hate to write it but with Percival I have a really hard time describing exactly what it smells like and more importantly, what it smells like. It definitely smells very good, well-groomed, a little sweet and indeed like freshly showered, with a very high-quality, expensive shower gel.
I'll give it a try though... I smell very faint bergamot, then I smell mandarin (kind of reminds me of MFK Amyris Homme Extrait de Parfum), pepper, aromatic notes or spices, very faintly something floral, very faintly cinnamon and faintly the balsam fir. Everything else I just can't smell, no matter how hard I try :o apparently my nose is broken.... I had tested already so some perfumes and with nearly all I could identify up to now approx. 80% of the smell notes, with Percival succeeds me this, for whatever reason, however, simply not, no matter how much I also try.
Sillage and durability
Sillage is pretty good, depending on how much you spray of it, you can still detect it a few feet away. Durability is also pretty good and thrilled me. With me somehow almost every perfume lasts 12+ hours on the skin.
I really like PDM, but I just don't like the light blue color :( I really like the dark blue in Layton better. This light blue somehow reminds me of Peter Lustig's construction trailer (Löwenzahn) and in general it kind of reminds me of old times where a lot of things were painted light blue (fences, barn doors, the one or other tractor, trailer etc.). Yes, correctly recognized, I grew up in the country :D but otherwise I like the bottle (like all others from PDM) also very good, because these are very high quality, solid and noble.
Percival reminds me of holidays every time, I really have no idea why but it just does! Every time I smell Percival or spray it on myself, I am immediately on vacation in my mind. I was as a child almost every year on vacation, although not abroad but but inland and often in Bavaria (because of the Alps, forests and beautiful nature) and exactly I must somehow think of.
As for the price: 150 € or even more I also consider absolutely not justified! The fragrance is indeed really good and pleasant and great for spring, summer, autumn and certainly winter and for office, going out, dates and what I know everything, BUT there is somehow missing that certain something, the extraordinary.
Yes, Layton is for many also no longer special and even mainstream, but I must honestly confess: Layton smells for me actually just better and higher quality, I would buy again at any time, provided that the price is right. Percival I would also buy but not for the estimated price. 100€ or at most 110€ I would pay for it, but no more.
I would really like to have reported more and would have liked to go deeper into the fragrance but my nose does not want to Percival somehow as I want :(
Thanks to MissPdMarly for the bottling :)