pierre cardinPierre Cardin Pour Monsieur was launched in 1972 by Pierre Cardin.

It falls under the Woody Spicy category.

Top notes are orange, lavender, basil, bergamot and lemon.

Middle notes are leather, carnation, sandalwood, patchouli and geranium.

The base notes are leather, tonka bean, amber, benzoin, oakmoss and vanilla.

I have only had the opportunity to wear this one a couple times but it is simply delicious.

It starts off with a nice bit of citrus, not overwhelming or artificial at all, then mellows out a bit.  You begin to get this nice and spicy note, rather cinnamon-like which is something I absolutely love in a fragrance.

I really didn’t get the lavender until much later.  Several of the notes that they claim to have I just don’t pick up on.  Perhaps in a few more wears I will begin to take more notice to them.

There are alot of people who claim that this smells alot like Jovan’s Sex Appeal (see my review of that at the link).  They are not incorrect in saying that.  They both have this spicy cinnamon kind of scent going for them and they are very similar.  I would have to say though that Pierre Cardin is far more subtle than Sex Appeal.  Sex Appeal has a certain power in its projection, it’s forceful whereas Pierre Cardin is not.

I do like both and it just depends on the mood and situation where I will wear them.  Pierre Cardin is for me super casual and something to wear to work.

They sell this in several sizes and you can check them out at the link below,
Pierre Cardin by Pierre Cardin, 8 Ounce

Definitely worth it!

 

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