Jacques Saint Pres - Version Black by Ulric de Varens

Jacques Saint Pres - Version Black

11.04.2021 - 10:54 PM
Helpful Review

Easy grab fresh scent!

I owned this many moons ago a long time before I got into fragrances in a big way and I've recently purchased a bottle to use as a kind of versatile easy reach fresh aromatic scent for when I'm not sure what to wear, don't feel like wearing something too complex or just want a simple easy-going scent.

Make no mistake this is an inexpensive supermarket fragrance found here in France next to the deodorants and shaving foams. I don't think it's an exact clone but it does remind me a lot of Azzaro Chrome but with a more pronounced lavender note which recalls Calvin Klein CK Be. I just really like the way this smells, sure it's not going to win any awards, it's surely not an expensive smelling scent but it's extremely likeable, at least to my nose. Projection soon becomes soft after a slightly boisterous opening and we're left with a pleasant lavender & modern musk maybe with a light touch of nutmeg/cardamom.

Simple, clean and extremely inexpensive (I paid less than 6€ for 100ml), cheapo bottle and packaging and yes it's not a masterpiece for sure but I doubt many would hate this one, could make a decent fragrance for sports (for those who wear scents) and paradoxically something to wear on those lazy days when you just want to put your feet up and chill.

Scent: 7.5 (for a cheapo it's not bad!).
Performance: great for the price, but might need to re-spray after an hour or two to give it more oomph.
Essential?: no of course not but worth a try for the price for a simple informal, fresh but versatile scent.

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