Yohji Homme (1999) Eau de Toilette

Version from 1999
Yohji Homme (1999) (Eau de Toilette) by Yohji Yamamoto
Bottle Design: Thierry de Baschmakoff
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Yohji Homme (1999) (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Yohji Yamamoto for men and was released in 1999. The scent is spicy-woody. It was last marketed by Jean Patou Parfums.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesAniseed, Bergamot, Coriander, Lavender
Heart Notes Heart NotesCarnation, Geranium, Rosewood, Licorice, Cinnamon
Base Notes Base NotesCoffee, Leather, Rum, Sandalwood, Tonka bean, Cedar

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Scent

8.4 (57 Ratings)

Longevity

7.5 (34 Ratings)

Sillage

6.5 (31 Ratings)

Bottle

6.7 (42 Ratings)
Submitted by DirkDS, last update on 08.08.2018
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Very helpful Review    4
Jean Kerleo Would Be Proud...
*This is a review of the original release.

Yohji Homme opens with a deliciously well-blended combination of sharp bergamot citrus, lavender and the beginnings of a slowly growing licorice-like anise and slightly sweet rum tandem that at this stage takes a back seat to the citrus. In the early heart the anise and rum take the fore as the citrus all but disappears quickly, while joined by faint hints of carnation and cinnamon. During the superbly transitioned dry-down, the anise and rum finally dissipate, revealing a leather spiked powdery cocoa-like coffee base with just the faintest additional sweetness from supporting tonka bean. Projection and longevity are both very good.

The original discontinued release of Yohji Homme is a truly fabulous gourmand. The rum note mixes with an extremely well-implemented anise note perfectly, coming off as absolutely delectable. Transitions throughout the scent's development are deftly handled to the point of the scent morphing from its boozy heart into its leather and powdery coffee base seemingly out of nowhere. This kind of structure can only be achieved by a master nose at the top of their game and I suspect as others have mentioned in other reviews that Jean Kerleo who had just left Jean Patou before its release was indeed responsible for a good part of Yohji Homme's core structure... That said, credit needs to be given to Jean-Michel Duriez who officially is the nose behind this reference gourmand. As an aside, Yohji Homme is supposed to be re-released shortly after the posting of this review, and I confess I am eager to see if it is left relatively well-intact. If indeed it is, gourmand fans (and fragrance lovers in general) can certainly rejoice, as in its original form at least, Yohji Homme is just about as good as it gets in the gourmand genre, earning a strong 4 to 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Carlossp 24 months ago
Great gourmand I mean the vintage, perfume with an outstanding structure, everything in itself is a perfection, it is in my top gourmand+2
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