Altamir 2007 Eau de Toilette

Altamir (Eau de Toilette) by Ted Lapidus
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Altamir (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Ted Lapidus for men and was released in 2007. The scent is sweet-oriental. It is being marketed by Groupe Bogart.
Goes well with Clean Reserve - Sueded Oud
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Main accords

Sweet
Oriental
Floral
Spicy
Fruity

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes Pineapple leafPineapple leaf BergamotBergamot NeroliNeroli
Heart Notes Heart Notes CyclamenCyclamen JasmineJasmine Orange blossomOrange blossom
Base Notes Base Notes AmberAmber MuskMusk PatchouliPatchouli TeakwoodTeakwood Tonka beanTonka bean VetiverVetiver
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7.7338 Ratings
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7.8288 Ratings
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7.2300 Ratings
Bottle
6.7279 Ratings
Value for money
8.793 Ratings
Submitted by Baux, last update on 24.01.2023.
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Ponticus
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Top Review 69  
Hidden treasures
Do you know how Altamir came to be? No? Neither do I, but it might have been as follows!

Surely it must have been a very good day for Ted Lapidus. Not only did he feel a bit stronger again health-wise, no, a long-awaited sense of accomplishment provided renewed courage and confidence in life. Since he had retired to the Côte d'Azur in the mid-1990s, he had been experimenting with new fragrance creations here in his small, private perfume laboratory, more for his own pleasure and for the fun of it. Yesterday in the evening the big throw seemed to succeed, because a sweet-oriental gem pushed vehemently and intensely from one of the Erlenmeyer flasks of the experimental series.

In 1951, Ted Lapidus founded his fashion company and celebrated great success with his haute couture designs that were based on uniform and safari elements. Nevertheless, the perfume division had to be sold in 1983 and in 1986 also the fashion house. However, fashion and perfume continued to be offered under the Ted Lapidus brand. Suffering from leukemia at the end of his life, Ted Lapidus died on December 29, 2008 at the age of 79.

Now back in the lab in the morning it was time to capture and document all the details of the scent experiment. A powerful olfactory bouquet of vanilla emanated from the flask full of juice and power from the first sniff. It was precisely these vanilla facets that he placed great emphasis on. Two other sweet-oriental perfumes served as models, namely Cašmir and Gaultier². But while the vanilla in Cašmir rather dark-earthy and in Gaultier² sweetish-cookie comes along, he succeeded in this attempt to develop an aromatic and honey-like, vanilla note as a determining fragrance element for the new perfume.

Ted Lapidus noted all the quantities, additions, and order of fragrance notes and noticed the absence of vanilla. He was sure he had not forgotten this defining ingredient, and the smell on the flask left little doubt. A new batch, also without vanilla, produced the identical result. Still somewhat confused, he filled a small bottle and wrote on the label "Altamir" in reference to the mysterious, prehistoric cave of Altamira, which hides no vanilla treasures, but unique, millennia-old, stone-age murals.

Immediately, a sweetly vanilla breeze blew, literally exploding as Ted Lapidus activated the sprayer. A fruity, bitter-sweet storm came up, sweeping through sweet-flowery front yards with fresh-citrusy gusts. A brief rain shower as well as the sun piercing through again caused the air to billow and the floral scent to run free. It smelled of flowers and blossoms as well as juicy-fruity, intensely honey-sweet and a little woodsy-spicy. At the same time, a rich breeze of an aromatic vanilla permanently wafted around from all sides. As the fragrance progresses, the base notes, above all amber and tonka bean, spread comforting warmth, the air is creamy heavy, tart-sweet to caramel and with many woody facets. And even now, a now dry, steady vanilla wind whispers steadily at the base. The atmosphere is relaxed, it smells like siesta, prosecco, dessert with ice cream and being happy.

Altamir is a fascinating perfume and yet still made it to the market in 2007 under the label of Ted Lapidus, even without vanilla. It is both fresh and sensual, modern and original, a powerful perfume with an extraordinary appeal. Despite intense sweetness, a noble and masculine coming fragrance with good durability and sillage.

With a fragrance recommendation to Altamir and the tip for the visit to the cave of Altamira I thank you very much!
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Top Review 19  
A small consolation pad for the adjusted Gaultier
My last order this year was also this one in the package. Of course I pushed through the Gaultier2 on this fragrance. In addition, with an interesting fragrance pyramid and with 25-30 euros for the 125ml bottle extremely inexpensive. Who knows the scent: It is at least twice the value.
Most people who deal with this fragrance have come across it because of the Gaultier. I wrote a comment to this one a long time ago. A few more sentences, because this Altamir is very similar to this one: For me, the Gaultier is a milestone. For me the seducer fragrance par excellence, especially in nightlife and when it comes to flirting. Offensive, erotic, wicked with lots of sex appeal. Why that was set for me a big question mark. A unisex scent with a big fanbase and actually good sales figures. If someone knows the reason for the setting: Please add to the answers.

Now to the Altamir, which is not a 1 to 1 double, but brings in many own accents. Lay people might confuse it with the Gaultier, but people who deal with a lot of scents will of course recognize some differences. I would estimate the similarity to be about 70%. Altamir appears to me fuller with more facets, whereby the Gaultier concentrates on few fragrances. The Altamir doesn't quite come close to my taste, but it seems more noble, more masculine and not quite as playful and offensive. Here the pyramid is also clearly more extensive, which one also clearly notices. The sweetness, the amber and musk are also there, but also notes like orange blossom, which makes this fragrance softer and more elegant. Also a slight freshness, especially in the opening, is clearly active here. The base and dry-down, on the other hand, is extremely heavy and almost exclusively sweet and creamy due to the tonka bean. All in all, however, a noble fragrance, which you can also wear well in the evening, but also like its twin in nightlife.
I find the Gaultier2 easily on the female side, this Altamir easily on the masculine side. But both are quite unisex. However, this Altamir is also well wearable in advanced age.
Also the performance is top and suitable for many occasions. Top Sillage and double-digit durability. Especially the first hours he performs very well. Thumbs up.

Fortunately I still have a well filled Gaultier2 bottle. For all those who mourn and do not want to pay utopian prices: This is a successful alternative and a consolation for all fans. Also in price.
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Top Review 15  
A fragrance that is full of unisex .....
A fragrance that once again has flashed me full,

A fragrance that I absolutely must recommend to the ladies,

A fragrance that is fully unisex to me,

A fragrance that excited me from the first spray,

A scent that gives with warmth,

A scent that cuddles with me,

A fragrance that starts fruity,

A fragrance that immediately starts full pot and hello here I am screaming,

A fragrance with a slightly oriental note,

A fragrance soo sweet and powdery ,

A fragrance I notice all day,

A scent that's addictive,

A fragrance for really little money ! and big content ;-) ¶

A fragrance that I would describe as sweet, warm, oriental, loving Wumser, which is always there when you need it and the light happiness hormone radiates if the day is perhaps not so great or you already when getting up thinks, oh no I would have rather stayed in bed ... as soon as it is sprayed on, he gives me the feeling, no matter what comes, I am with you and protect you
I think he's really mega and I'm thrilled. If anyone doesn't know him yet, try him out. Best still quite fast, because it is probably more suitable for the autumn / winter months ;-).

Thanks to my darling who discovered this scent ;-) You are the best blind buyer ever ;-) and sorry that your scents now also sometimes become mine :-D. I love it :-)

So test it out ...

Dearest greetings
Scarlet
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Quiet and slowly seduced
One or two people had certainly imagined the year 2020 to be different. The life that was taken for granted was moving into incalculable distance and also in the world of perfumes and perfumes cuts had to be accepted. The so joyful walk to the perfumeries to sniff new fragrances fell away little by little and thus it came certainly to several blind purchases in our so curious community. The weather on the other hand presented itself in large parts of Germany from the best side and thus light, fresh fragrances were in demand. This situation I just described leads me to write a comment about a special fragrance after a long time.

The fragrance description and Pyramid of Altamir reads to my nose like a weekend trip to the Italian coast around Venice. A fresh, fruity opening followed by further freshness to a soft, sweet base. All in all, one can already get weak there. Now I added the so attractive price (23 EUR/100ml at Nation) and it only took a few minutes until I placed my order. "What could go wrong? If it's not good for you, you just put it in the spook and someone else will enjoy the scent", I thought to myself.

On the first day I wore Altamir, the sun was shining and it was a pleasant 15 degrees. It couldn't have been more right. Of course you can wear this price cracker from the house of Ted Lepidus also in much colder temperatures because of the so seductive base notes, but this certain sweetness (if not overloaded) also does good in summer. After 3-4h I smelled again and again on my wrist. It developed into a healthy addiction, because what spread was a pleasant, beguiling feel-good scent which also impressed my immediate surroundings. Exactly at this point Altamir plays out its strengths, a wonderful interplay of orange blossom, woody notes and the beginning of a sweet amber, which makes the fragrance seem incredibly gentle. What comes after that is a (seemingly new) calculation, which I have never smelled before: Tonka + amber + vetiver + woods + musk = vanilla? Anyway, slowly but surely a skin-near oasis of well-being is developing, which inspires to dream of warm, Mediterranean evenings along a coast.

This is exactly how I imagine a relaxing, culinary as well as olfactory great late afternoon in Venice. It begins with a loud, fresh atmosphere along the canals and ends in a relaxed, quiet but high-quality Tarttoria right by the water with a bottle of wine. Exactly this is the impression Altamir leaves over a period of 8-10 hours and in this quiet and calm way leaves an impression on the wearer and his surroundings. The projection is just as well balanced as the fragrance and thus allows people to enjoy it on 1-2 arm lengths and this over a reasonable period of time.

Everyone can decide for themselves when to wear this fragrance. Because that is another of Altamir's strengths: the many occasions to wear it. Only from 25 degrees I would choose something else. On the one hand, its diversity, its balance and its price make this fragrance a blind buy candidate, which I would like to recommend to almost everyone.

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Carlitos01

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Carlitos01
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An unisex gem polished with creamy orange, tonka and amber.
Altamir by Ted Lapidus is a magnific Oriental Woody fragrance for men... and women.... yes, unisex!
This fragrance has a distinct sweet scent and I'm glad I blind bought it.
It opens with very pleasant citrus, pineapple and neroli notes. A couple of minutes later you get a strong creamy orange (as per the listed notes, it's orange blossom for sure) and some floral notes.
After 10 minutes the development slows down and you get the nicest scent and projection of this fragrance. The bottom notes reveal a magnificent heavy sweet tonka and a growing very nice ambary scent that sweetens the woody drydown.
In all the stages the fragrance had a classy/expensive scent.
Performance is above average with a longevity > 10 hours and a peak sillage of 6~8 feet. Projection lasts for 4~5 hours.
It seems to have an EDP concentration. It's very alluring and an "almost universal" pleaser. Fresh and green fragrance lovers may find it cloying.
I do recommend this fragrance. I even consider buying a backup bottle as sometimes Altamir is hard to find.
In my opinion it's Ted Lapidus best fragrance and I do rate quite high four other Lapidus scents.

My rates for Altamir:
- Scent opening: ...........8.5 (classy and pleasant)
- Scent drydown:..........9.0 (classy and hard to beat as a sweet, oriental, woody fragrance)
- Longevity: ...................9.0 (10~12 hours, 3 initial sprays)
- Sillage:.........................8.5 (sillage peak at 6~8 feet, projection for 3~4 hours)
- Versatility: ...................8.0 (just avoid hot days; good for mild and cold weather)
- Wearability: ................7.5 (unisex, sweet, oriental and woody scent; Exclude workout, beach, office, a beer with the guys, closed small spaces... it's divine for almost everything else)
- Compliments..............8.0 (three compliments in the 1st hour in a universe of five persons I spoke with)
- Uniqueness: ................8.5 (some minor similarities with some upscale fragrances and a strong similarity with Gaultier 2)
- Quality: ........................9.0 (it smells expensive and classy)
- Presentation: ...............8.5 (nice, good overall quality, except a so-so sprayer)
- Price: ...........................10.00 (€13,50 for 125ml tester)

Average: 8.59/10.00

if you consider Altamir as a possible look-alike of Gaultier 2, they are really similar but Lapidus lapidated the price by a factor of ten. Altamir sometimes is hard to buy but so it is the discontinued Gaultier 2.
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Carlitos01Carlitos01 4 years ago
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It seems to have EDP concentration. It's very alluring and an "almost universal" pleaser. Fresh/green fragrance lovers may find it cloying.
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CatarinaCatarina 4 years ago
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An unisex gem and probably the best Lapidus to date. Magnificent florals in an oriental ambiance with lot's of powder. LUVIT!
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EstbienlaEstbienla 12 months ago
After comparison. No, it doesn't look like Gaultier 2, it lacks quality, power, depth, which gives after another perfume :)
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LemonheadsLemonheads 2 years ago
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This sings to me like a folkloristic song of Spanish roots......this is passionate and warm,flowers in the sands......
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HugoMontezHugoMontez 1 year ago
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A mix between Sculpture For Men and Gaultier2. Sweet tonka and a bright, bittersweet orange blossom. Nice and inexpensive. for the price 3/5
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