Do you want to smell like the picure below?
If you do, this is the fragrance for you!
There are differences between formulations of this product according to reviewers, so please note, I am reviewing the product shown in the corporate stock photo at the top of this review page. Glass bottle, partially transparent silver coating. Plastic, silver and teal top.
Its difficult to put into words exactly how realistic this fragrance is in terms of a gourmand.
It doesnt just embody the smell of dessert, but it also gives the feeling of satisfaction, hunger, and temperature of the food.
The pyramid of this scent is pretty simple, yet it has been executed very well by Comptoir Sud Pacifique.
I get Orange Zest, Cold Cream, Vanilla and Cacao. Some iris in there, but very minor. I can still pick it out of the sweet dance.
Most of this review is a deconstruction of the scent according to the picture above.
It starts out with the cream, smooth chocolate and the bracing but small part of orange zest.
The coldness of the cream is there (this dessert has been in the fridge) and the smooth velvet whipped topping has some vanilla in it.
You get all of this on the first bite.
This dessert does not have much crust, or you’re not eating it.
You end up eating all of the cold whipped cream quickly, and you’re left with a bit of vanilla, a big dose of cacao at the end.
Vanilla peaks out from under the cacao mound from time to time, but a large chunk of its presentation beyond the mid notes is cacao in its smooth, sweetened form.
Its not a complex scent and the notes are very easy to pick out. The journey is one speed but beginning to end is a fun ride.
I have nailed this one down as L’Instant De Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme (LIDGE), without the patchouli note and DHI without the overbearing iris, less vanilla, more chocolate.
I would only wear this when the temperatures are at their coldest, under 40F.
I could see this going into suffocating overdrive in even luke warm weather.
This one is pretty strong with performance easily hitting 8 hours.
On paper, this one projects in feet even after 24 hours.
Its very much on the sweet side as you would expect from the description above, but the execution of the scent is worth the experience.
Its promoted as feminine, but if you are guy who wears Dior Homme Intense and/or Midnight in Paris, you’ll appreciate this one as a unisex scent.
It was dessert at the DHI, MIP New Years Eve dinner party.
Underrated gourmand fragrance marketed for women, but easily unisex if you like a soft touch. Excellent performance.