Subtle but fierce is how I like to describe the ultimate man.
We all love a good smelling man. Especially one who is good with their hands and at peace with nature. Ladies, here’s a special treat to get it him just in time for the holidays.
Divine yet sensual Oud Wood by Tom Ford brings out masculinity in a man. It’s a soft, luxurious fragrance that works for men and women, making this an immense woodsy unisex scent.
Very relaxing and comforting without a harsh oud smell. Starts masculine and musky upon scents of exotic rosewood and cardamom, then transforms into a smoky oud wood blend besides sandalwood and vetiver. Sweet tonka bean and warm amber end in a sweet finale.
Unique and unforgettable with being exotically seductive.
Truly a favorite for the colder months in late autumn or winter. Our Wood carries a beautiful scent that reminds you of camping in the woods, and a little goes a long way.
Heart: Rare Oud Wood, Smoky Sandalwood, and Vetiver
Base: Energizing Tonka Beans and Warm Amber
How To Wear
Great for the workplace, date nights, special occasions and regular everyday wear
A translucent bottle in a shade of brown stacked with a capital-shaped cap resembling the top of a shaft or column pillar. Tom Ford Oud Wood is available at most retailers in 1.0oz, 1.7oz, and 3.4oz sizes.
Brown – A wholesome feeling with a sense of orderliness and fit in.
How many times have your spritzed on a fragrance that only lasts a couple hours? Frustrating, to spend time finding the perfect scent just to reapply every couple hours to maintain the longevity.
Nero by Duccio Pasolini is changing just that, as an intense, yet elegant men’s parfum. A fresh blend of wood, lemon and lavender brings along a long lasting, vigorous aroma with hints of oriental flavor.
For instance, Nero is grouped as a manly, aromatic fruity parfum. It is expected, last up to 8 hours (or longer) as it contains up 18% oil concentration, allowing the user to eliminate multiple sprays throughout the day.
Top: Lavender and Lemon
Floral lavender and juicy begin as the top notes followed by sweet pineapple and a base of moss, creating a bold and fierce fragrance.
For those of you that are as cultured in fragrance as us at The Perfume Times, we rarely determine there is a designer or design group that we haven’t discovered. But, so is the case about a label that has taken a bit of the industry by storm. And we’re not talking about sales of a few hundred units, but rather, sales in the thousands. The brand? Claude Marsal.
After doing some investigative research, The Perfume Times has unwrapped some details about Claude Marsal. It is a design group that specializes in high-end, affordable luxury Eau de Parfums for both women and men, body creams for women, and aftershaves for men. All made in France; the label is particularly noteworthy of the 24% pure fragrance oils in the parfums.
Of the current nine Eau de Parfums for men, La Melodie is by far and away the best seller, according to Claude Marsal. We obtained a bottle and distributed some sample scents among some of our office personnel. The results…”Wow!,” “Amazing,” and “Oooh.” Needless to say, it was overwhelming. Both men and women loved this men’s fragrance!
La Melodie for Men Review
The bottle is translucent containing the slightly olive-colored fragrance. The look is high-end, classy, and sophisticated. Its dimensions of 2” x 2” is the perfect size for a masculine bottle that sits well atop one’s dresser or armoire. Claude Marsal Le Melodie and Eau de Parfum Pour Homme are tastefully labeled across its front. In just one size, 3.4 ounces (100 mL), it is the perfect amount to enjoy from home or while traveling.
According to the website, www.claudemarsal.com, the fragrance retails for USD 250.00, and the complementary aftershave is USD 60.00. Considering most of the recent niche fragrances are priced at $300.00 or more, we find this amount to be a tremendous value for its nearly unparalleled quality. Besides the company website, it is available at fine fragrance retailers throughout the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.
Packaging and Colors
Each of the men’s fragrance boxes is black (to highlight its strength and power) with different colored trims to identify with the scents. La Melodie is adorned with a rich brown tone that signifies its warm, spicy scent.
Eau de Parfum (EDP)
Concept | Design | Notes
Taken from the Claude Marsal website:
THE CONCEPT “La Melodie” for men is an oriental-woody, leather scent, exciting, vibrant and luxurious. The composition combines layers of explosive whiskey accords. “La Melodie” is an unpredictable clash between the rich base notes of oak moss and guaiac wood and the fresh top notes of grapefruit and an ozone accord. A magnificent combination of woody and aquatic scents, Claude Marsal, epitomizes masculinity and vigor.
THE DESIGN “La Melodie” belongs to the aromatic and spicy fragrance family. Its overture is aromatics notes, followed by spicy notes. Balsamic and explosive whiskey notes are the grand finale that unfolds the entire body of the perfume.
THE NOTES TOP NOTES The perfume opens with Mandarin, Grapefruit and Sea Notes. HEART NOTES It continues to the foundation of luxurious Jasmine and Bay Leaf. BASE NOTES The last touch of the perfume is Oakmoss, Guaiac Wood, Ambergris, Patchouli, and explosive Whiskey.
We think this is a great versatile scent that can be worn to the office or the construction site, and it could be worn for that evening event. It is, in fact, masculine and rich, but certainly not overpowering. Additionally, the sillage is enough to get noticed but short of emptying the elevator into the staircase. Finally, the tenacity of an Eau de Parfum with the rare 24% fragrance oil! Will allow him to appreciate it for the length of the day. Our vote is this is a must-have for nearly every man!
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