Signature 2018 Eau de Parfum

Signature (Eau de Parfum) by Zaharoff
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Signature (Eau de Parfum) is a popular perfume by Zaharoff for men and was released in 2018. The scent is woody-spicy. The longevity is above-average. It is still available to purchase.
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Claude Dir, Mane

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesGuatemala cardamomGuatemala cardamom French lavenderFrench lavender Zanzibar black pepperZanzibar black pepper PearPear Provençal blue cedar
Heart Notes Heart NotesKahili gingerKahili ginger Virginia cedarVirginia cedar Indonesian oudIndonesian oud Florentine irisFlorentine iris Pimento leafPimento leaf Canadian fir balsamCanadian fir balsam
Base Notes Base NotesAustralian sandalwoodAustralian sandalwood Indonesian patchouliIndonesian patchouli Black amberBlack amber Chinese myrrhChinese myrrh Ethiopian frankincenseEthiopian frankincense

Ratings

Scent

8.199 Ratings

Longevity

8.188 Ratings

Sillage

7.487 Ratings

Bottle

8.489 Ratings

Value for money

8.030 Ratings
Submitted by Flo92, last update on 14.09.2022.
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Really great non fragrance and why he was allowed to go
I let myself be convinced by the most positive reviews and euphoric comments across the Interweb of this Nichen perfume, and ordered a bottle directly from the manufacturer.

Well, 95 € for 60 ml is now not exactly little, but for a high-quality non-fragrance, whose ingredients the manufacturer has handpicked most personally around the world over the years, ;P that's actually not much. I mean, for other brands like Roja you pay equal times 4-digit, without it then automatically smells particularly useful. ;P

You know that, - there are just non-fragrances with which is the pointer on the "usefulness scale" rather direction "work of art", and others there is the pointer rather direction "useful everyday object".
And with the name "Signature", the maker marries the fragrance yes virtually with everyday life, so if where this synonym stands, I expect of course that the fragrance is super everyday.

And I have to be honest, this is Signature. This is a Fougere-like, classic but timeless fragrance that shines with very natural scent notes, and is actually really, really wearable in everyday life.
It shows its specialness, its non-soul through the perfect balance of accords, which I would title as fougere, somewhat fresh-fruity, slightly greenish and maybe "borderline barbershop". Woody it is too, but more as a bottom of the presentation, and less as a note to put your finger on.
But it has to be said, it smells as multi-layered as the many individual notes suggest, and I feel almost any categorization is inappropriate.

What clearly stands out, because it's the only thing that stands out for me, is the comfortably embedded green, fresh pear that shines especially in the opening and middle part of the scent. In the Drydown after some time, takes over for my feeling then a typical, but not stinky Oud note, which is also very nice.

Again and again when sniffing one catches in addition smoky impressions the probably myrrh + frankincense spring, certainly but also bit the oud and cardamom. The sandalwood is a sweet, soft, almost fluffy base, which gives the whole room to work, and embeds the whole composition a bit. I admit I've only smelled it since I read it. But since then, it reminds me of the fluffy sandalwood in Valentino Uomo Noir Absolu, just much more tame and unassuming.

All in all, a great fragrance, and now that I smell of my last test paper strip while writing, since I have already sold the bottle, you're probably wondering why I did this, - sound but my descriptions rather praising and positive.

And here we come quite clearly to my personal taste, and the very subjective part of my review:

For me, Signature is a little too pleasing, a little too flat. Maybe uneventful is a better description.... hmm.

Personally, I just like to wear fragrances that always tickle me a bit in the soul, that radiate a little more than a "smoothly ironed shirt". The something polarize, challenge, and glow. And for that, I guess "Signature" lacks something like ambroxan, iso-e-super, tonka bean, or something else funky. :D
(I'm just really a mainstream victim, you can tell now... ^^)

I know, if there was a Parfumo pyre, just quite a lot of readers wished me on this Drauf. ':D
But as I said, this is something very personal and my taste.

It would also be enough for me if the note constellation had a bit more gourmandiges, or woody inne, so that the fragrance comes across a bit more broad-shouldered and offensive. (See Amouage Dia Man, even if a completely different fragrance)

But so, I would casual, as a seasonal signature fragrance for work and play, probably almost always prefer Alltime Stars like Sculpture, Le Male, Fierce, or YSL L'Homme Le Parfum / Y Le Parfum. Or if we say it should also be a pear-focused fragrance, Coach for Men, or Ultra Male.

Yep, now you may finally light the virtual funeral pyre. :D

So to me he just does not crack enough, the good Signature. But he already has what to offer, is beautifully made, pleasant, somehow unique (have this constellation so not yet smelled), a real little work of art for eternity.
And packaging as well as product presentation are extremely loving, the bottle clicks beautifully, the cap can only snap at the right angle. And there is a thank you letter from the manufacturer, as well as a sketch of the flacon blueprint enclosed.
The box is valuable, but appropriate, and without waste of resources.

All in all, a great product that is worth its queried money all the time, just unfortunately for me not quite suitable.

I thus pass the luminous torch to the new owner, may you appreciate and enjoy its benefits! :))

The taster now leaves the stage.
[Tomatoes flying]
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Love at first sight...
When I found my old love for fragrances again in the dark days of the lockdown and the closed shops, many old and new fragrances "visited" me in the form of blindbuys and samples.

Many were good and some rather not. Since I love Fougere scents, I also came across Mr. Zaharoff and his signature scent.

I bought a sample right here in the souk and when the nice man from the post office had left, I walked expectantly to the mailbox. And then...?

On the one hand I was happy, but also very annoying. Happy because the whole mailbox smelled so delicious and angry because I thought the bottle was broken. Fortunately it wasn't, but the nice perfume that had sold me the scent had only soiled a little while filling it ;-)

And then it was fragrant about me. Love at first sniff.

The fragrance is so warm, rich and just richting well. You can immediately recognize the great quality of the oils and the special nature of this fragrance. The H/S is fantastic and I am in a good mood immediately when I am allowed to wear this masterpiece.

In my opinion, the presentation is also very successful and fits the content very well. Also the two flankers came into my possession and also a dream. But the first is how often the best and my signature scent.

Thank you very much Mr. Zaharoff!
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Landshark321

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Excellent, balanced modern men's scent
Today is my second wearing of Zaharoff Signature Pour Homme from George Zaharoff, the 2018 release that has become very popular in the fragrance community. I only tried it for the first time five days ago, long overdue, and it made quite the impression, as well.

It certainly lives up its name immediately as it has the smell of a men’s signature scent, very modern with some more classic touches as well. It’s woody, spicy, musky, and, to make especially modern, sweet. Of the notes, the standouts to me are the lavender, pepper, cardamom, ginger, resins (myrrh, frankincense, amber, and woods (cypress, balsam fir, cedar, sandalwood). The mix of notes is a testament to how well blended it is, and it’s effectively (albeit not overly) sweet without the use of vanilla or other dessert-like elements (save pear), relying instead of the resins to bring out the controlled sweet vibe in contrast to some of the sharper elements of lavender, pepper, and cardamom. There’s oud in the background somewhere too, but admittedly it’s subtle, though I do get vague, slight animalic twinges in the background, very much in the background behind the woods, resins, and spices.

Zaharoff Signature Pour Homme achieves a balance between being a bit familiar (I likened it to the muskiness of Escada Magnetism a bit during my first wearing, and now it feels like there’s a champagne cologne-ness in the background as well, along the lines of Acqua di Parma Colonia) but at the same time it feels modern, new, and a wee bit idiosyncratic, having its own character.

Zaharoff’s pricing is very reasonable for the versatility and elegance of the fragrance, $155/95 for 120/60ml, at EDP concentration. It also performs quite well. I think a bottle is in my future.

8 out of 10

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Signature Pour Homme (@Nose.Knows.No.Notes)
• ZAHAROFF SIGNATURE POUR HOMME •

George Zaharoff is such a great person, one could almost forget that his fragrance might not live up to the hype (or forgive him if it doesn't). Spoiler: It does live up to the hype, so much that I already have a bottle on the way!

I wanted to get Signature Pour Homme just to support the brand, but I wouldn't blind buy it. It's a bit of a fougère style fragrance, and I don't usually wear those, so I was glad to sample it first. Luckily for me, this is not a straight-forward or lavender heavy fougère. Upon spraying, you definitely get that vibe, but the lavender is toned down, modern, smoothened and well-balanced. Signature Pour Homme starts off somewhere between a throwback to the fragrances that my father used to wear (no idea which, might have been a Van Gils) and a more modern, clean vetiver along the lines of Tom Ford's Grey Vetiver. There's a lot of great smelling brightness in the opening as well, in a similar way the Acqua Di Parma DNA pulls it off. One of the better openings I've smelled and it screams quality.

After a short while, this changes up on you. To my nose, the more classic fougère scent fades, and it simultaneously becomes more of a soapy vetiver and a bit darker or more masculine. It's quite complex, with wafts of a woody heaviness (there's oud) and wafts that remind me of Grey Vetiver. Later in the drydown, the soapiness turns into more of warm linen on my skin and there's a hint of sweetness. Eventhough the scent is completely different, this has the same perfect combination of masculinity and cleanliness that reminds me of Amouage Reflection Man. Texture wise as well, despite the patchouli and incense, it's not as powdery as one would expect. It's very smooth.

Performance is good. Upon my first couple of wears, I feel that projection is moderate, which depending on your preference can be a plus or a minus. I intend to wear this to the office mainly, which I think this is a perfect scent for, so moderate projection is just right. For me this is a winner and I knew I wanted a bottle straight away, which was possible thanks to a generous discount provided by George (* this is not a sponsored post).

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"Signature" Scent Worthy!
Such a beautiful in-offensive bright woody aromatic fougere that it's hard not to love. It's a fragrance that you can't really hate. A fragrance that smells familiar yet refreshing to the olfactive pallet at the same time. Opening so beautiful that you want to smell it again and again.

⭕️ I am new to fougere and I am very picky when it comes to fragrances that have lavender as a note listed on this. However, when I first smelled it I realized lavender could be done in a way I would really enjoy.

There is a classic/ evergreen feel to this fragrance. Signature smells like it's well blended and quiet leaning on a masculine side (in my opinion). However, any woman can also rock this one.

⭕️ The fragrance is spicy and slight zingy however there is also an underlying sweetness to it. There are creamy aspects to the scent 30 mins after you spray it. It starts with quiet "soapy" lavender style openings and ends with the most beautiful woody and creamy dry down that I definitely love more than the opening. It also had oud in the heart that gives the fragrance depth and gives it a masculine touch....

Drydown is quiet balsamic amber like with creaminess of sandalwood.

⭕️ An overall beautiful blend that you can wear all year round and is a mix of modern and classic, fresh and woody, sweet and spicy. Overall, a delight to wear. If you like the sound of it I would definitely encourage you to sample it.
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WinandVWinandV 4 months ago
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This is not a fougère and it’s sad to see so many “skilled noses” being wrong. This is oud & wood dominant with smoky, balsamic nuances.
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BertolucciKBertolucciK 1 year ago
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Woody aromatic scent. Manly, classy. Dominant lavender with a juicy pear, black pepper, cardamom. In the heart, oud, iris and sandalwood.
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Rmf1112Rmf1112 1 year ago
One of the most overhyped fragrances in the community, but has no wow factor or sexyness. Pleasant and well made but not very interesting
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MeetjoeblackMeetjoeblack 2 years ago
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Discovered this through @JCopelandSFP and George Zaharoff's own YouTube channel. One of the rare cases where the hype is true. Excellent.
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