Ted Lapidus pour Homme (1978) Eau de Toilette

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Ted Lapidus pour Homme (1978) (Eau de Toilette) by Ted Lapidus
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Ted Lapidus pour Homme (1978) (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Ted Lapidus for men and was released in 1978. The scent is spicy-leathery. The longevity is above-average. The production was apparently discontinued.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesAldehydes, Bergamot, Coriander, Thyme, Lemon
Heart Notes Heart NotesSpruce, Jasmine, Leather, Clove, Patchouli, Vetiver
Base Notes Base NotesCastoreum, Labdanum, Moss, Musk, Frankincense

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Scent

8.4 (46 Ratings)

Longevity

8.4 (30 Ratings)

Sillage

7.6 (36 Ratings)

Bottle

6.5 (42 Ratings)
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Taurus1967

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Taurus1967
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The more light-footed Knize Ten
My first suspicion with this Ted Lapidus debut before testing went loosely towards oriental spice leg with heavy sweetness. At least that's how I would have interpreted the modern bottle.

Wrongly typed, because Ted Lapidus pour Homme turns out to be an extremely leathery fragrance with many fresh spicy side effects, which actually fit perfectly into the theme of the 70s. Only the bottle is visionary, because in the olfactory time machine this kind of single-mindedness is rather assigned to the past and reminded me of Knize Ten after a few minutes.

The main difference to the big model is that TLpH brings the freshness alà thyme and spruce into play intensively at the beginning, almost ethereally and then only so slowly on the leather card, but then with taste and all other ingredients, which quote Knize Ten, including beavergeil, clove and moss. Another ingredient is a rich incense swath, which fits perfectly to the appearance plus soft patchouli and aldehyde.

The whole thing thus appears absolutely masculine and striking, as well as daring but nevertheless charming and cultivated. One could also say that TLpH looks like a Cologne version of Knize Ten or that this fragrance reflects more the adult Junior.

For me it's clearly an angular fabric with slight curves, like a bottle. Fits!
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ColinM

516 Reviews
ColinM
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Uncompromising leather
Ted Lapidus pour Homme is a good and solid classic leathery chypre of the ‘70s, with a rich, full and dense opening showing leather (that typical roasted-tanning dry leather note à la Knize, just a bit more rich here), soapy-barbershop notes, benzoin, woods, carnation, lavender, probably also civet providing a “dirty added value”, oak moss (the good and real one) and a nice, and quite more unusual amber-resinous accord which gives this Lapidus a nice feel of cozy, slightly feminine refinement - something that quite many other “macho” fougères lacked in back then. It’s overall an austere, dark and shady scent, but also much elegant, soft, somehow soapy and well brightened by a subtle gentle breeze of sweet-resinous-floral notes, like the future Bel Ami or Gianfranco Ferré for Man. Lapidus is not “superior” to them, but to me can comfortably sit on the same level of quality (well, perhaps Bel Ami is still more gorgeous...). On the contrary, it is easily miles above any contemporary leather scent for men, or so called “new chypres” – not that it takes that much to be better than them. Overall not a masterpiece or a mandatory scent in my opinion, but a really good, solid, “virile” yet gentle masculine cologne, quite conventional perhaps but solid and well made. For all pursuers of leather and civet and fans of Bel Ami, Kouros, Dior’s Jules, Knize Ten and other pillars or “real men’s” perfumery (for all the others, good luck with your LM Parfums Hard Leather).

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Drseid

671 Reviews
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If Knize Ten Is Not A Challeging Enough Leather For You, Try This One...
Ted Lapidus pour Homme opens with an herb-laced bergamot citrus with a hint of oakmoss rising up all the way from the base. In the early heart the scent takes a rough and aggressive turn as the citrus and herbs all but disappear while very strong smoky animalic leather emerges primarily consisting of castoreum and birch tar that take over as co-stars, supported by a very strong green fir note and the remaining oakmoss. During the late dry-down the scent softens just a hair, but the animalic leather still remains sans smoke as the green notes all but completely dissipate. Projection is above average and longevity is also above average at 8-10 hours on skin.

The long since discontinued Ted Lapidus pour Homme (not to be confused with the more common Lapidus pour Homme) is quite the change artist. It starts off as a close approximation of another discontinued classic, Leonard Pour Homme, but after the first couple minutes things diverge between the two quite a bit. Ted Lapidus pour Homme turns very smoky and heavy-handed, adding a heaping of birch tar derived animalic leather. This is not the soft suede leather you smell in scents like Cuiron, but the hardcore leather purist kind. The fir note supporting the leather is also quite bold and challenging making the overall accord challenging at all times. This is not a scent that will appeal to folks looking for polish and refinement as there is nothing polished about Ted Lapidus pour Homme once you get past the initial opening citrus. Instead, you get a powerhouse that is very "masculine" leaning, hitting you over the head with a sledgehammer. I confess I like my leathers more polished and soft than this so Ted Lapidus pour Homme was not to my tastes. That said, hardcore leather purists that crave bold distinctive classic scents like Knize Ten and the like will enjoy this one immensely in all likelihood. Ted Lapidus pour Homme earns an "above average" to "good" rating of 2.5 to 3 stars out of 5.

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