MANY fragrances smell great, but you can’t identify the different ingredients – the end haze of scent makes you feel good, but figuring out the different notes of the perfume is near on impossible.
It’s definitely not the case with Deco London’s range of Gentlemen’s Fragrances. There are three in the range with such distinctive profiles, it’s really incredible to just smell each one and the way that they warm up and the different notes of perfume come out.
Deco London “pays homage to the golden age of perfumery and elegant, flamboyant 1920s London by creating contemporary high quality fragrance for men and women that deliver nostalgic glimpses of these exuberant times.”
Roughly translated, this means that they are classic scents, powerful and elegant in their execution and the packaging heralds back to the twenties and Art Deco – my absolute favourite era of design.
Each perfume needs to warm up on the skin, and as the perfume settles on the pulse points all the different notes come though – it’s quite incredible.
Each of the three fragrances contains a top note of Bergamot, followed by the following profiles:
Ernest’s list of ingredients includes: Cedar Leaf, Lemon, Orange, Lavender, Geranium, Jasmine, Tarragon, Leather, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Amber, Vanilla. It is an ambient, pleasant floral fragrance which settles in to a sweet yet masculine fragrance.
Lawrence contains: Lavender, Cassis, Clary Sage, Jasmine, Geranium, Ylang, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Vanilla, Amber, Musk. When it went on the skin it almost smelled of menthol or mint. However, after a few seconds on the skin it had such a strong scent of lavender – the change was distinct! This is one of the reasons I love a classic, and strong perfume. It’s such a sensory experience.
Quentin has: Cinnamon Bark, Tarragon, Carnation, Geranium, Patchouli, Moss, Leather, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Musk. It’s such a strong, masculine fragrance which really, really smells strongly of leather. It reminds me of old libraries, cigars and classic books. It’s such an evocative smell.