Karl New York Mercer Street 2020

Karl New York Mercer Street by Karl Lagerfeld
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Karl New York Mercer Street is a perfume by Karl Lagerfeld for men and was released in 2020. The scent is fresh-citrusy. It is being marketed by Inter Parfums. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesLimeLime White pepperWhite pepper BasilBasil
Heart Notes Heart NotesRhubarbRhubarb Water jasmineWater jasmine GeraniumGeranium
Base Notes Base NotesWhite woodsWhite woods VetiverVetiver MuskMusk

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Scent

7.053 Ratings

Longevity

6.149 Ratings

Sillage

6.149 Ratings

Bottle

6.750 Ratings

Value for money

8.027 Ratings
Submitted by OPomone, last update on 11.08.2022.
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Elysium

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Very helpful Review    9  
An Invisible Touch
About five years ago, compared to writing this piece, Karl Lagerfeld launched two new perfume collections on the market. The first, which gave rise to a series of annual launches, was Les Parfumes Matières, dedicated to woods for the men's line and flowers for the women's line. I'm talking about "Bois de ..." and "Fleur de ...". The second released a few years later was Karl City, dedicated to Karl's favourite places and streets scattered in various world capitals. And it is precisely one of these fragrances from the latest collection that I want to tell you my impressions today. It is essential to know that the name Mercer Street is a place that exists in New York. It is this place that inspired Madame Eleanor Massenet to create this perfume. If I smell this fragrance, my imagination draws tall skyscrapers, numerous people moving frantically, and a mixture of distinct smells from houses, shops, and underground. I bought this perfume in 2021, impulsively as it was on sale, but had put it back in the closet waiting for the right time and weather and hadn't worn it yet, until now.
I am somewhat surprised to see that there are no comments or reviews of this admirable gemstone yet. It is a shame because this is not an ordinary cologne but something exceptional and intimate, almost like the invisible touch of a caress. Karl New York Mercer Street is the kind of perfume that I call dry, dreary, like a sheet of paper, made of white spices, white flowers, white musk, and white woods with fresh and cottony smells. It features a citrus accord combined with the warmth of white pepper and the herbaceous top notes of sweet basil and green rhubarb, complemented by floral heart notes. The base notes of wood and white musk add an irresistible touch. Let's delve into it.

The pale grey semi-azure cologne opens with an outbreak of citrus, minty, and a greenish, subtle alcoholic accord, reminiscent of tropical cocktails like a lime and brown sugar mojito crunched basil leaves as a variation for mint. The presence of white pepper adds warmth and crisp air, even if it's not too strong on the spicy but just right to balance the other elements. Imagine crunching some white peppercorn on top of your changed mojito, and that's it. Soon, the more the citrus calms, the clearer the white corns. The punchy rhubarb is detectable but not dominant, greener than sweet, nicely adding a tart freshness. It is a beautiful opening, pleasant, fresh like a spring morning, a fresh shirt out of the wardrobe.

The perfume becomes angelic and floral in the heart. A hint of watery jasmine adds light to the picture, very light and not too indolic or cloying. At the same time, a patch of pelargonium leaf balances the darker shades, thus giving rise to a perfect chiaroscuro. The nose seamlessly blended geranium with jasmine. The blend is pleasantly aromatic, fresh and moist, like raindrops falling on the SoHo neighbourhood in Lower Manhattan during a sudden drizzle in the middle of a morning stroll. I bet the heart is hiding something watery, for example, a violet leaf. I say this because a precious aquatic nuance rises from the skin, neither salty nor marine, only watery, limpid, and transparent as the alpha-iso methyl ionone.

Ultimately, the scent turns smoothly woody in the dry-down with some muskiness and a hint of earthiness. As I said earlier, it features many white elements, making the essence dry and cold. There is a smidgen of pencil shavings and a whisper of cedar, which blends with earthy vetiver and shares the mossiness of the cotton and sheer white musk.
When I first used it, I thought I was in Central Park in New York, sitting on a bench among the yellow leaves around me, so peaceful and calm. There are pleasant smells all around, and I feel calm. It seems to me that this is a beautiful sensation when a perfume evokes pleasant sensations and reveals fantasy.

Bottom line, in my taste, this is a perfectly balanced fragrance, incredibly fresh and very clean smelling. Both projection and sillage are good, unlike many scents of the same type, which can quickly dissolve in the air. Longevity is also good with delicious, fresh and sweet twists. Completely harmless and perfect for the office. I highly recommend it for spring and summer, especially on warmer evenings.

I base the review on a 100ml bottle I have owned since August 2021.

-Elysium
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Summer freshness to spray on
Now I have to write a comment on this fragrance, because it accompanies me constantly on hot days and I am really enthusiastic Actually I never wear men's fragrances, most of the time they are just too spicy, harsh, too intense and masculine. But New York Mercer Street is different. It starts out sparkling, fresh and slightly green I smell the lime and the basil, which is also clearly perceptible on my skin until the end and with the lime and the floral notes in the heart note especially the rose geranium smells wonderful In the base it gets a little bit warmer and slightly woody, a little bit it reminds me now of Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue.
A really nice summer scent with good durability and good price :)
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ElysiumElysium 4 months ago
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This is the kind of perfume that I call dry, like a sheet of paper, made of spices, flowers and white woods, with fresh and clean smells.
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