Place Dauphine 2020

Place Dauphine by Zara
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Place Dauphine is a new perfume by Zara for men and was released in 2020. The scent is fresh-aquatic. It is still available to purchase. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

AmbergrisAmbergris
GingerGinger
Mandarin orangeMandarin orange
PepperPepper
BergamotBergamot
Violet leafViolet leaf
MuskMusk
LeatherLeather
SandalwoodSandalwood

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7.016 Ratings

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6.813 Ratings

Sillage

5.914 Ratings

Bottle

7.616 Ratings
Submitted by BrokenNose, last update on 09.07.2021.
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Elysium

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The “Sex” of Paris
The Place Dauphine is a little jewel that divides the Seine course into two arms, meeting the Ile de la Cité and the Ile Saint Louis. A very sober gem compared to the other treasures that Paris holds in its casket, decidedly more opulent and showy, but precisely for this reason as beautiful as only simple things can be. Beautiful and a little secret: hidden by the buildings surrounding it, it goes almost unnoticed, and if you don’t know where to look, you risk losing it. And because it’s hidden, it’s also hushed. Therefore, arriving in the square and suddenly finding yourself immersed in absolute silence is something prodigious. Seeing is believing. The atmosphere is the serene one of a village, where you sit on a bench to read the newspaper or at the cafe’s outdoor tables to have a chat while enjoying the sun. A kind of spell envelops everything. It will be the soft colors, the filtered light, the shadows of the trees that intertwine with those of the benches. Simone Signoret and Yves Montand lived here in a small apartment. This square must also have been beautiful in its original version, enclosed by thirty-two identical two-story buildings in white stone and brick, slate roofs, and elegant arcades on the ground floor. This is how King Henry IV had wanted it at the beginning of the 17th century. It was called Place Dauphine in honor of his son, the future Louis XIII, a dauphin of France. It is one of the most beautiful places in Paris, an unhurried place where you can savor life in small sips. André Breton defines it just like the sex of Paris for its triangular shape, its elegance, and its privacy.

That said, let’s move on to savor and discover the fragrance. Based on the combination of notes, Place Dauphine is classified as an aquatic, aromatic, and citrus fragrance on the nose. On my skin, it unfolds in a whiff of citrus notes, including a bright mandarin orange. There is a spicy touch and the citrus one, a hint of black pepper that pinches the nose without making the opening too spicy. A touch of greenness is right behind the corner, bitter, reminiscent of driftwood. In this watery green, there is a cold glassy atmosphere.

It starts with light citrus accord but then ginger and salt take center stage, it's a wonderful combination of notes. The spicy heart emphasizes ginger, which reminds me of another perfume built around this pungent root; I’m talking about Blv pour Homme Eau de Toilette. The ginger and tangerine are responsible for the sparkling, positive mood of the composition. The perfume takes on aquatic tones, thanks to the violet leaves. It almost seems to smell the rainwater flowing over the herbaceous moss of the rocks. On the paper strip, the perfume releases some powdery notes more typical of the iris. I get even the aromatic and resinous flavor of the juniper berries.

In the background, the deep wild flora and unusual notes leave an impression of salt and ambergris. The perfumer Émilie Coppermann amplifies here the salty aspect of ambroxan and blends well with the creaminess of sandalwood. The ambergris accord is very good, with hardly any penetrating amberwood. Instead, I hardly perceive the leathery chords. I don’t find it a perfume that I would classify leathery, like its stepbrother Bois de Vincennes. Ambergris is responsible for creating the effect of the slightly salty air on the lips.

It is chiefly soapy, with sugary and maritime touches. Very well blended. It could easily become a distinctive scent. It's very hard not to like it, honestly. To conclude, from the very first notes, I perceived a vague resemblance to Kenzo pour Homme Eau de Toilette, but without necessarily being a copy of the other. I feel the same aquatic and salty nuances, and immediately the perfume of Kenzo appeared in my mind. I find it a perfume to wear on a summer morning, with a warm climate. It is ideal for the weekend, but just as pleasant and suitable for a day at the office. The association with the square of the dolphin surrounded by the Seine is very successful; you can smell all the green, mineral, and aquatic smells that we can breathe in that magic place.

I based the review on a 100ml bottle I have owned since July 2021.

-Elysium
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This czara scent also almost disappears before it arrives (quite well)
Reduced on the Zara website to 10.99 euros, he was allowed to come home. The marketing blaBla also here a full-blown history swear about a place in Paris, which wants to remind me of scents of Parisian city canals (how please! Oh dear, well...) and salty memories should bring up (aha).
Zara Morning Sunray in Seville also has a similar scent. The fragrance doesn't deserve that much poetry, though. It is a watered down version of Maison Margiella Sailing Day, very watered down. That's probably why it's more tolerable. Lots of calone. For me ok on hot summer days. Really nothing special, as for example quite some of the Jo Malone Kollaboration.
Advantage: you can spray on a lot of it. I as a woman sometimes like such barber scents. Nothing hurts, or scratchy. One smells fresh and well-groomed soap.
Something far away behind the Calone a hint of incense. But for incense lovers really not suitable. For the reduced price but ok for me and portable. Sailing Day is much, much stronger (also in price about 7x as expensive, if you're lucky). So...if you are looking for a little summer fragrance, why not.
As a song: Undefnierbar lost in the distance, but nice it might have been....

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ElysiumElysium 5 months ago
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Bottle
I could be wrong, but I think Place Dauphine and Kenzo Pour Homme are on the same level with marine chords, much identical to one another.
KimJongKimJong 7 months ago
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An ordinary aquatic perfume, with a faint sea smell.

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