Pour MonsieurMan's Cologne 1972Eau de Toilette

Pour Monsieur / Man's Cologne (Eau de Toilette) by Pierre Cardin
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Pour Monsieur is a popular perfume by Pierre Cardin for men and was released in 1972. The scent is spicy-leathery. It is still in production.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBasil, Bergamot, Lavender, Orange, Lemon
Heart Notes Heart NotesCarnation, Geranium, Iris, Leather, Patchouli, Sandalwood
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Benzoin, Leather, Moss, Tonka bean, Vanilla

Ratings

Scent

7.7 | 83 Ratings

Longevity

7.1 | 59 Ratings

Sillage

6.1 | 70 Ratings

Bottle

7.3 | 75 Ratings
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Born 1972 - matured with dignity
It's the first time I've ever wanted to know a fragrance just because it's from the year I was born.
Who doesn't care which fragrance was fashionable when the parents were young and thinking about having children. You could also ask what kind of fragrance was worn when an attractive young woman and an equally attractive young man came to the passionate cause of which you might be the product in 1972.
Pour Monsieur is definitely a fragrance of its time. But one of those that survived in the hearts, though not available on every corner.
But I was able to purchase the fragrance at a reasonable price and not only the packaging and the bottle immediately put me in the shape and colouring of the 1970s, especially in the 240 ml edition. Was the phallus allusion conscious? One could also think about a depiction of a television tower or the design of long-stemmed ball vases or ball clocks, which were also products of the early 1970s.
The scent also provides a time travel. And what a.
The start is not very similar to the fragrance pyramid shown above, it quickly becomes very spicy, there is nothing fruity-citric about it. Bergamot, lemon, orange are dimmed down strongly. And already while one seems to perceive lavender and basil, this one is already powered by 1972. Especially patchouli and leather I perceive. I love the carnation in this combination. Not obtrusive, but balancing. I can't smell rose geranium and iris myself, but perhaps the floral triad is so finely woven that I rather subordinate the notes to the carnation The sandalwood belongs of course in these 1972s. I even smell a little more spice cabinet: Cinnamon, cloves, cardamom. But these are supposedly not included at all. The pour monsieur becomes leathery, slightly animal. Even gets a little sweetness. The soapiness described in some of the comments I have received is very early on in my life and is not felt to be disturbing at any stage.
H/S testify to the potency of good 1970s men's fragrances. They didn't spill it, they scooped it. I also feel a proximity to Habit Rouge EdC (like FabianO).
I tend to see or smell the fragrance on men over 40, perhaps from birth year 1972 and earlier. But if you like spice and leather, you'll be well served here. But the wearer should have a certain charisma. Because the environment will perceive him as an announcement If the fragrance and the bottle had been shown separately during the test, I wouldn't have assigned it to this bottle, which almost looks a bit futuristic. I see the Sputnik bottle as a design of the Space Age era The leathery-spicy fragrance fits more into a more classic form. It's a rescue of a classic fragrance pour monsieur into a design that was highly modern at the time.
Both delights the retro lover's heart.
And what does that have to do with me? I am once again proud to be born in 1972. The pour monsieur is worn on each of my birthdays and certainly in between.
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They Don't Make 'Em Like They Used To...
*This is a review of the vintage Pour Monsieur (Made in France).

Pour Monsieur opens with an aromatic herbal citrus accord derived primarily of lemon and basil coupling with powdery lavender. As the composition enters its early heart the citrus quickly dissipates, leaving the powdery lavender to now join with supporting dull carnation and powdery oakmoss rising from the base that gives the composition's fragrance profile a green tinge. As it makes its way further through its middle the lavender fades as the powdery oakmoss gains in intensity, supported by dry powdery vanilla. During the late dry-down the powdery vanilla remains though now in diminished support as an uncovered stark leather and relatively dry sandalwood tandem controls through the finish. Projection is average and longevity very good at 9-11 hours on skin.

Pierre Cardin Pour Monsieur (vintage) was created in 1972, and in some ways it really shows. This is a composition whose style has long since passed. While the style may be out of fashion, the composition is just as worthy of notice and admiration now as it was back then. The first thing that impresses is how well the aromatic herbal citrus top notes have held up considering the age of the vintage bottle used for this review. They really tickle your nose as the powdery lavender blends in perfectly. It has been a long time since I sniffed Pour Monsieur in its vintage form, so I forgot just how much oakmoss is in this stuff. Don't go in looking for a very mossy presentation though as it presents primarily as slightly green powder here. The oakmoss derived powder can be a bit too much on its own, then as the powdery vanilla joins in the level does get higher than desirable for the powder averse. That said, just as the powder nears distracting levels it never quite crosses over that line and diminishes substantially during the dry-down. Oh, and what a great dry-down it is... The combination of the dry sandalwood with hard leather works fabulously with the remaining powdery vanilla to take off some of the bite. That late dry-down payoff has got to be the best part of the composition by far. The bottom line is the approximate $65 per 75ml bottle on the aftermarket Pour Monsieur (vintage) may be a bit out of style, but it proves they just don't make 'em like they used to, earning a "very good" to "excellent" 3.5 to 4 stars out of 5 rating. Recommended to perfume lovers who are more interested in old fashioned classics over the latest trends.

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