Today: Balenciaga Pour Homme.
Damn, this thing is a beast! The über-patchouli opening is quite loud and aggressive, but it dries down to a gorgeous, classy and wonderfully balanced ambery, spicy brew. This is quickly becoming a favorite (though I'm still too much of a wuss to wear it to work—I'm certain it would be pretty polarizing...)
Does anyone else have any experience with this? I'd be interested in hearing your perspectives...
I have a 30 mL bottle and wear it on occasion, and the reason I wear it this infrequently is because I want it to last as long as possible. It's a beautiful lush and rich masculine powerhouse with a lot of sophistication for such a powerful fragrance. One of the most sophisticated patchoulis ever made, IMO.
This evening I put on some of this and find it to be an amazingly current scent - it could be easily a creation from Histoires de Parfums. It is a patchouli bomb, but absolutely not in a hippie way but in an oriental way, with a smoothness reminiscent of Coromandel but with a baking spice and even incense halo. I would describe it as a very comforting scent, as well as sophisticated in the way these inherently heavy components have been deftly blended.
Also, this can be still bought at a very good price even though it's been discontinued.