Sedley by Parfums de Marly
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Sedley is a popular perfume by Parfums de Marly for men and was released in 2019. The scent is fresh-aquatic. It is still available to purchase.
Scent goes well with № 05 - Incense Extrême
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Perfumer

Olivier Cresp

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Mandarin orange, Grapefruit, Lemon, Spearmint
Heart Notes Heart NotesRosemary, Geranium, Lavender, Frankincense
Base Notes Base NotesSandalwood, Cedarwood, Vetiver, Patchouli, Cashmeran, Ambrox

Ratings

Scent

7.7 | 220 Ratings

Longevity

6.8 | 209 Ratings

Sillage

6.6 | 205 Ratings

Bottle

8.9 | 203 Ratings

Value for money

6.4 | 51 Ratings
Submitted by Bajki, last update on 14.04.2021.
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FBDHH
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Helpful Review    11  
Dear Sedley
You do exactly what you came into this world to do. You smell fresh, aquatic, spicy. You don't try to reinvent or redefine this genre of aquatics, you join a multitude of alternative fragrances in this segment. A segment which seems to be overrun and these days only by animalic "Aquaten" with brute durability "justifies" a raison d'être.

In my opinion, an aquatic fragrance does not have to last 72 hours, because it is not made for that. An aquatic fragrance is made for summer, for warm days. On these days you should above all one thing: Refresh! Light and easy... And that's exactly what you do incredibly well! You start off confident, fresh and strong, exactly how I as a man want to feel after my morning shower in the summer. "Shower gel scent" some may berate you, but who doesn't want to smell like that? Who wants to shower in the summer with Layton, Carlisle or Habdan?

You let go with time, but you do not disappear completely. You accompany your carrier sovereign through the day and yes, others have what of you. Just not in an "in your face" - manner, but with a lot of understatement. Your notes result in an insanely coherent drydown for me. Something fluffy and light but consistently determining fresh and spicy.

The evening is not entirely your time, you need the sun to shine.

Your price is steep and there are many good alternatives. But your distinctive fragrance is what sets you apart - at least for me - from the competition.
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Bsg1983
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The Functional Parfäng
Sedley smells like cool, summery sorbet tastes. At the same time it is very fresh at the beginning, becomes softer and softer at the back and is very friendly and pleasant. Smoothly ironed, however, you could also say. If you were to ask someone else about Sedley after wearing it the next day, they probably wouldn't be able to draw an olfactory sketch. Max Mustermann as a fragrance. BdC has more edges and corners. But it sounds worse than it is. To put the icing on the cake without annoying anyone, it's already good. Perfect to be the nice passenger. Because the sillage is also... let's say little intrusive is.
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Augusto
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Top Review    22  
For one of these days
It's light again. You struggle out of bed, the whole long day still ahead of you. The eyes are sticky, off to the shower. Hhmmmm, good. Now shave. And then:

Sedley.

No, sorry, no après shave. There should be one, though. When, if not at this very moment, can the day still be saved. A new turn of events.
Fresh - yes - but also enveloping, intense, and at the same time so light. Yet always transparent. Cliché-free. Slowly, very slowly, it takes you by the hand, step by step. It takes you along.

You open your eyes, look in the mirror, and - catch a mischievous grin. "That day, I've got sack!" "Piece of cake."

...Hmm, maybe another little splash, on the way...

That's the power of Sedley.
Priceless? Almost.
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Dekaya
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Very helpful Review    11  
Between desire and ability
Sedley is one of those fragrances that is really hard to judge. Above it hovers the eternal question, does a niche fragrance necessarily have to be special and as unique as possible, or can it also be linear and trivial?

I think here they will separate the camps, as they often do. If you're a friend of Parfums de Marly, you'll be looking for the good and special things in the fragrance because you want to be true to it. He knows other, more complex scents of the house and if he searches long enough, he will find that special something about Sedley. It's just a question of wanting to.

Those who are sceptical about the brand anyway, will probably not discover anything in all their attempts that would qualify them for this price range. The prejudgement, coupled with the very ordinary fragrance, will not be able to create an inspiring impression here.

It is fresh, minty and very pleasing. It will also bring compliments. But so will many people for half price. Percival from the house remains a little stronger, more striking and somehow more interesting in my memory.
For my part, I find that not every niche fragrance has to reinvent the wheel. And for what Sedley wants to be, it at least meets the good standard, so that a lover can find a certain appeal in it. If only he looks for it fast enough, because Sedley doesn't stay long, which makes it a little disappointing for me
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Ticodzilla

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Ticodzilla
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Let's be fair: It's a delicious, long-lasting fragrance if the Batch is 2020
Thanks to the comments of fellow forum members, check the batch of this cologne before buying it on Ebay for an attractive price of $ 130.00.
Once I received it, I let it rest for 3 weeks and I used it precisely this last Saturday under harsh conditions, since the temperature here in Panama was 32 ° C and relative humidity of 90%, I was visiting projects and doing various tasks. I used 6 applications, 4 on the body and 2 on my shirt.
My conclusion was that under these conditions Sedley stood more than firm, like the brave ones for more than 10 hours, and project with notoriety for 7-8 hours. Throughout this time, do not stop receiving compliments from women and men alike, everyone said that the aroma was delicious.
I must confess that I have been more than surprised with Sedley's performance, given the bad comments that circulate.
From the aroma, Wow is delicious, fresh, beautiful, balanced, very masculine.
I strongly recommend checking this Sedley instead of a BDC
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Helpful Review    16  
Sedley 2020 still sadly ?
Here my second comment in this forum. I have tested 2019 the first Sedley and was very disappointed the performance was really not very good an absolute disappointment, to be honest I was even really mad about Parfums de Marly. 2020 I have heard and read that the 2020 batches are much better. Of course I couldn't leave it natural and just ordered a 75 ml bottle. Immediately after opening the package I sprayed on Sedley 2020, I could immediately notice a difference the scent was stronger and better from the first minute, this positive impression continues until the end, after almost 9 hours !!!! sedley has disappeared. The performance is now really worthy of Parfums de Marly and now sadly became Sedley. I would describe the fragrance as fresh aquatic. The perfect scent to approach the aquatic scents. Sedley is much easier to wear than Creed erolfa or Orto Parisi Megamare. I recommend you test Sedley and form your own opinion, but make sure it's a 2020 batch.
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LeSamourai
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A day at the sea
Sedley is the summer scent of the year for me. Now that the new batches finally offer the performance that Parfums de Marly is known for, Sedley is an absolute dream. The aquatic notes, framed by fresh mint, stay in your nose for a long time, reminding you of a sunny day by the sea
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Golcher

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Golcher
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Sedley = Shower gel
This is perhaps the lowest rating I've given to a PDM but not because it's bad, it actually smells quite good however it's a very safe and designer-ish fragrance, nothing ground breaking or challenging we'd expect from PDM.

What does Sedley smell like? simple, it smells like shower gel and not an expensive one for that matter but that's not a bad thing if you're into nice and clean scents. I like it but it's just not daring at all, in fact it reminds me a lot of Tous' Man Sport which goes for $25 a 100 ml.

Sedley was launched in 2019 to a rocky start as people claimed serious performance issues which was supposedly improved in 2020 batches, mine is an April 2020 so I'll update as soon as I test it further*.

All and all Sedley is nice, it an easy grab and one you can use as often as you want because it won't matter if you run out of it (as opposed to other PDM's you want to save as much as possible) I even like it better than Galloway and perhaps even a little more than Percival but these 2 are a bit more daring, they feel more niche so you get what you pay for.

*Performance is quite good for a freshie, I get 8ish (give or take) hours with decent projection for the first 2-3 hours
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Jazzbob
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Top Review    22  
Pleasant (designer) freshness
At Sedley, it would actually be appropriate to do blind tests, as these would probably confirm my assumption that most people here would probably think of a designer fragrance first. The reason for this is the high proportion of familiar synthetic fragrances, which makes it impossible to deny the often quoted 'shower gel' aroma. Nevertheless, Sedley seems to me to be much rounder than many representatives of this genre and pleasantly refreshing.

In the top note, the citrus notes are more lemonade-like and combined with a gentle mint, so that the freshness is not biting, but a little more subtle. Most people will be familiar with a similar citrus and spice combination from the Allure Homme Sport range, but Sedley's natural mint adds a distinctive green facet. At the same time, I find it lighter and more transparent than the Chanel scents, as the base is far from being as woody as the scents suggest. Instead, Sedley retains a pleasant freshness, which is probably also due to Hivernal® Neo. Firmenich describes the fragrance as "a powerful aldehydic lily-of-the-valley note with green facets. Its fresh and clean signature is reminiscent of sun-dried laundry." The name is derived from the French word 'hiver' (winter), which is reflected in a slightly cool effect. After about four hours I mainly perceive ambroxane and cashmerane - slightly dry and soft woody nuances. Since both belong to the relatively stable notes, I would classify the durability as not so bad at all. However, what is left of the fragrance is only faintly perceptible and a certain fragrance blindness is likely to occur with many. The current classification of the fragrance types surprises me quite a bit, because the green side of mint is not present in them and I associate the color blue with the fragrance as well, but I would speak more of an airy freshness and not of a really aquatic one.

I really like Sedley in terms of brand and price, but in terms of raw materials it is probably very overpriced. Big designer brands like Armani or Bvlgari could probably launch quite similar fragrances at much lower prices. So you have to be very sure before you buy that this is the one you want.
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Top Review    17  
Sadley became Sedley!
What can I say, I've always liked the scent itself! At first I thought it was too similar to Percival and you would have to choose between one of the two.
He's not like that. Especially in the new formulation (Batch 005903) the shelf life similar to Percival is very good! We are talking about 8 hours + and that for a fresh fragrance? TOP!!

It starts minty mandarin, just absolutely refreshing. The whole thing is underpinned with a lavender, slightly smoky heart and finally ends in a beautiful Cashmeran Ambrox Drydown!
Those who liked the scent so far and only held back because of the durability can now use the new batches. I ordered mine at Parfumdreams, they deliver the new batches.

The price is open to dispute, of course, but to me, Sedley is worth it! I just love this direction of scent! So, try it
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NicSealNicSeal 2 days ago
8.5
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Bar none the most refreshing scent I've smelled. 2020 batch has good performance. Is magic in the heat & has a sexy fresh clean scent bubble
GreMuserGreMuser 3 months ago
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Save your money, it smells like a very generic shower gel. There are a lot of better choices in this DNA.
BertolucciKBertolucciK 6 months ago
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It smells nice, like a shower gel or a fresh designer perfume. However, there is nothing original to justify such a price. Poor performance.
ScentedGentScentedGent 2 years ago
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Scent is average, performance is awful, bottle is amazing.
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