Hello you snoopers, here I am again and finally describe a men's fragrance. Today it's about the brand Parfums de Marly, a fragrance house that was founded more than 250 years ago, in the time of the French king Louis XV. It's a brand that is supposed to unite above all the things that the French kings liked so much: Horses and, of course, fragrances, which, by the way, would also explain why so many fragrance houses were supported by kings and grew to greatness.
Also with this fragrance here, the tradition with horses is continued in any case, because the name Percival (if I understood it correctly) was one of those names given to such breeding/race horses in the king's court. And yes, both passions (i.e. horses and the essences of great scents) combined make a great scent, at least for lovers of certain scents. I will describe how the scent is like here in a moment. And as for horses, well, I like all animals, even if I am not a big fan of horses. Personally I would like it more if there were huge cat animals to ride on, but well, ... you can still fantasize :D
Well, then, let's get to the scent! Br />
The fragrance begins fresh with citric-aquatic notes and then becomes slightly spicier. I smell bergamot, general (light) spices, some cinnamon, a little more lavender and a little rose. It also has a slightly synthetic touch in the background, as well as a fragrance reminiscent of barbarshop scents, leaving the impression that you are freshly shaved and groomed, which is nice. By the way, the mentioned synthetic is quite ok and therefore doesn't belong to the category "cheap synthetic", by this I mean the kind of synthetic that in my opinion rather pulls down scents because they smell so badly and cheaply made.
Even a little later the fragrance smells as it started and still smells like a classic men's fragrance.
Later the intensity of the fragrance becomes somewhat stronger. And that's why you can smell the fir scents better, so that the scent now also becomes more woody and woody. The synthetic from before also evaporates and can hardly be smelled anymore. The tonka bean also makes it slightly sweeter. But the pepper flashes a bit more in the base and I then had the feeling that the scent reminded me a bit of Sauvage from Dior.
In the later base, however, the fragrance is not only spicy, but above all woody, with which the scent is then again reminiscent of pine and fir, together with slightly balsamic scents between the spices.
The Sillage and the durability:
The Sillage is good, so the fragrance is good to smell for a while. I also found the shelf life quite good, it lasted with me from morning to evening with, as I said, a good intensity.
The bottle is matt blue and opaque. On the front, you can see two rearing horses flanking a shield bearing the date of the fragrance house's founding. The lid is chrome-plated and has a triangular layout, and the brand name is once again visible on the top. A nice bottle, although it seems a bit "too matt" or "monochrome" to me.
Hm, not bad. I think the fragrance is quite nice, but I think it's a bit too expensive for the fact that, roughly speaking, it smells like a conventional, but well-done, classic men's fragrance with pine notes, which also reminds me of barbarshop fragrances. The scent is not necessarily as simple as it might appear when you spray it, but it is still a scent that can be smelled by many men outdoors in this form when they pass by or are nearby and where you can't really tell which scent they are wearing because these scents are very similar. And well-made scents of this kind are available for far less.
But apart from that the fragrance smells very good, masculine and above all quite universal, by that I mean that the fragrance can be used for many occasions and also in all seasons. Sure, for special evenings there are certainly better scents, but during the day, at work, meetings, business lunches etc. you can't go wrong with such scents in my opinion and should therefore always be on the safe side olfactorically. Therefore you can test it, at least if you should see it somewhere.
So the passion for scents of French kings comes across well here, but whether the scent also radiates the passion for horses, well, I'm not so sure. Sure, a scent can smell bad like hay and stable and... uh... horse dung, but wouldn't that be more authentic? Hey hey, the question is then, who would wear such a scent, on the other hand there are probably noses among you perfumos that are crazy enough to wear such scents, I'm sure of it :D
After all, a stallion symbolizes pure masculinity, and what guy would not like to have certain characteristics of a horse such as size, strength, speed, endurance, etc.? DDD hey hey, you know what I mean
Anyway, that's it again and I wish you all a good evening! See you next time! :)