Originally Posted by PCK1
SOTD Part 2 - Caron Pour Un Homme
I have mixed feelings about this one...I like the lavender and herb-iness of this...but I just wonder if it is too old smelling for me.
I've had the same feeling myself. There are quite a few other lavender+herb-vanilla scents out there so try a few - ELDO Antiheroes and maybe Eloge du Traiture, Guerlain Jicky, and By Kilian Taste of Heaven just off the top of my head
yesterday I wore Mona Di Orio Vetiver - again, I was immediately impressed. The level of mastery and refinement comes through right away. It's like a highly polished stone, smooth, well rounded, and as you look closer you see the swirling layers. This has a bit of that sweetness like Vetiver Tonka, hint of greeness and light bit of smoke like Vetiver Extraordinaire. It covers several facets of vetiver all at once with nothing unbalanced. For projection it's present but never over steps its place and gets in the way and also has very good longevity (I can smell it now the next morning on me). As usual with MdO, perhaps it's too 'tame' in that there's really nothing unusual about it, so it's not weird, or challenging, etc but it's just very well composed and thought out and a good all rounder. Doesn't excite me for being a challenge, but if you only wore her 5-6 scents you'd be in good shape.