Testostérone 2012

Testostérone by Sentifique
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Testostérone is a perfume by Sentifique for men and was released in 2012. The scent is spicy-woody. The production was apparently discontinued.
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Perfumer

Andreas Wilhelm

Fragrance Notes

SpicesSpices
Birch tarBirch tar
OudOud
PatchouliPatchouli

Ratings

Scent

7.277 Ratings

Longevity

8.055 Ratings

Sillage

6.461 Ratings

Bottle

6.560 Ratings
Submitted by Frama, last update on 19.10.2020.
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8.5
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle
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Helpful Review    7  
Cool veggie sweat
Probably 6-7 years ago on a business trip in Munich, of course he stopped by Beck's to collect some inspiration in the perfume department. Aha, Testostérone, that sounds interesting (my passion for somehow human or animal scents awakened quite timidly back then).
Sprayed on, leaving the shop and spending the whole day trying to get a hold of the scent: phew, like real sweat, it doesn't work -- but somehow also a bit horny and sexy -- I can't wear it when I want to, but it really has something -- etc.
"Colleague, what do you think of the smell in here?" "Not bad." "Not sweaty or gross?" "Nope."

Mmh, nevertheless left the city without a decision, but could not forget him. Next visit, tested again, same game.

And again a visit, in the meantime about one year has passed: but now I buy it. Beck: "Oh, we're sorry, we took Sentifique out of our assortment." Oh, crap, but half as bad, he was also difficult
After further years, during which I owned a small collection and learned to love some rather leathery, animal or oud scents, Testostérone came back to my mind.
Unfortunately nowhere to get, neither new nor on ebay.
Only a short time ago then actually a hit on ebay, half-full bottle, give it to me.

Finally in my hand, I still like it (relief), but I hardly dare to test it again properly and completely, so I spray myself more extensively with it. Today, Saturday, pretty hot, weekly market - just the right opportunity, fresh air gives security.

The fragrance: still as fascinating as ever. Basically dry, immediately there and with little development, as has been written below several times.
Coriander and probably cumin are very clear from the beginning: medicinal, tart, and therefore, strangely enough, clean. Birch tar quite perceptible, oud in light doses imaginable. Patchouli, if you like, is not in its classic earthy, musty form, but clear and tart.
Especially cumin (and maybe the atypical patchouli) also evokes sweat associations, and I feel the same with Al Oudh by L'Artisan Parfumeur, but in a much warmer, more oriental and chubby version. I'm surprised that there are no animal notes in it, civet, castoreum, hyraceum ...

Perhaps the name also causes more head cinema than actually necessary.
In fact, the fragrance remains noble and unobtrusive, if you can even imagine that despite the fresh sweat that is nevertheless present, I am certainly not looked at obliquely on the market. T'rone also goes surprisingly well with the heat, always maintains its cool dryness - and that for a long time.

I am now very happy to have T'rone in the collection, the 30ml that are still there are guarded like my eyeballs and only reduced further on special occasions
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Still learning?
What is the first thought that inevitably comes to the mind of every man in his best ages when he sees a product with the name Testosterone? Right – “Oh, I don't need that!” If at all, one would expect a Testosterone perfume at the chain store next to the other cheap perfumes for teenage boys. Or is this aimed at a more female audience, in case the husband … well, I'll stop here.

The fragrance itself is not so bad. It has a very strong spiciness, especially in the top notes. A very up-to-date tart woodiness has been set behind that. I find the spiciness quite on the cinnamon oil side – this is not just the announced birch tar. It is combined with a very dark herbal accord somewhere in the direction of laurel or bay rum. Unlike most gent's perfumes, the Testostérone top is not brightened by any citric notes. The tart woody accord has something green and in my opinion also a slight reminiscence to walnuts. Sometimes, such an accord or note gets described as oud and cedar wood. It has its vague origin in Ellena's Terre d'Hermès – however, in this refined form it was used lately by Yann Vasnier for Divine's wonderful L'Homme Infini. This attractive woodiness appears more and more clearly over a drydown of about 5 hours.

After that, the fragrance decomposes. What is left is nothing but a very vague bitterness on the skin. Difficult question if this fragrance should be regarded as an Eau de Parfum or an Eau de Toilette.

Besides those already mentioned there is another perfume that comes to my mind: Gucci pour Homme that so many people could not understand why it was discontinued. In both cases a Christmas-cake spiciness meets dark herbal notes. Whereas the discontinued Gucci takes an almost oriental turn in the end, the attractive woodiness of Testostérone appeals to me much more.

Strong spicy gent's colognes are rare these days. The most well known fragrances of that sort are either discontinued or maybe a bit outdated: the spicy Chypres Patou pour Homme and Hermès' Equipage. Or the Halson classics like Catalyst or the old “Z” colognes. For a straightforward commitment to strong spiciness Halson was not courageous enough in their newer releases.

So, there should be an empty niche in the market – but is Testostérone the one to fill it? A humble “Sentifique pour Homme” would have said all. It would have denominated just the kind of even-tempered masculinity that this fragrance is about. Sentifique from Switzerland is a new brand for niche perfumery. The perfumer Andreas Wilhelm showed competence and intuition by creating a very respectable fragrance, but maybe the rest of the staff is still learning.

Whereas my personal preferences will stay with the Hermès and Divine perfumes mentioned before, I still wish I could smell this Swiss man every now and then in my environment. But then, Sentifique might need a lot of advertising, positive reviews and sales agents willing to work hard for the fragrance. Will they succeed?
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HermeshHermesh 6 years ago
7
Scent
7.5
Longevity
7.5
Sillage
5
Bottle
A spicy but simultaniously chilly fragrance with a smellable cumin note. Starts very determined and strong masculine. The name says it.

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