Hello Perfume Posse people! Portia from Australian Perfume Junkies with a neglected favourite of mine that I rarely see getting blog love. Geranium Pour Monsieur is a queer fish of a fragrance that is sold as a masculine but works terrifically on the ladies and I think may suffer in the sales department from its moniker.
Geranium Pour Monsieur by Frederic Malle 2009
Photo Stolen Fragrantica
Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Mint, geranium, star anise
Heart: Clove, cinnamon
Base: Musk, sandalwood, incense, styrax, benzoin
Fragrantica‘s copy for the ingredient list reads: mint absolute, peppermint oil, Chinese geranium oil, rhodinol, anethol and floralozone, cloves CO2 and oil, white musk, ambroxan, sandalwood, resinoid incense, Siamese styrax benzoin
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Geranium Pour Monsieur is like a roller coaster with the initial WHOOOSH!! being a quick heart starter that I could imagine scaring many first time triers off. It is sweet, minty and spicy and takes no prisoners. At the same time it is totally smooth and cool, lush, fragrant, calm and intriguing. When I spritz Geranium Pour Monsieur all my cares seem to melt away and I float for about 5 minutes on the most hectic and the fizziest gourmand ever. Gourmand? Well, kind of, it is extremely minty and a bit like a spearmint gel sweet: all green and sugar coated and ever so more-ish. As that grand entrance calms the clove is clear as a bell and already some of the resins are humming below, they centre and weight Geranium Pour Monsieur because the mint never leaves. It stays with me till the fragrance fades and disappears, though there are tonal changes after the initial burn off, surprisingly lingering with its fresh and happy waft through everything else that has gone into Geranium Pour Monsieur.
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Sometimes I wonder where to wear Geranium Pour Monsieur, in my head it needs a certain environment to work, then I grab it and spritz for random things and enjoy it immensely for the fun, interesting and wonderful piece of frippery that it is. If it takes you more than half an hour to get to work then Geranium Pour Monsieur could work for you, it’s a little intense in its initial burst. Same advice with eating in case it overpowers in its first half hour and you only taste your Geranium Pour Monsieur and not your yummy food. I get 4-6 hours depending and a second spritz at any time during its life will give you up to 12 hours fragrant.
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Is there a minty fragrance that you love? Have you tried Geranium Pour Monsieur? What did or do you think of it?
See you next week,