Thanks to a generous sample provided by a fellow memeber: Guerlain's Coriolan.
This one is two comfortable memories to my mind. Growing up in southern Florida and surrounded by so many citrus trees, I must say that the opening is quite remarkable in it's ability to recall the memories of the overall "flavor" of being surrounded by those same trees, not the blooms, not the fruit, but the trees themselves.
Later it becomes a fragrance that recalls a favorite uncle. Someone that you were quite comfortable to be around. I'm sure that at the time, being that you were so young, he seemed "old" but in retrospect you know now that he was not really old, perhaps middle aged. A character that was always welcome, well liked, flashy, but not overly so. Growing up you realize that he was not really flashy at all, but rather was simply more extroverted than your parents were. Easy going, happy, funny, generally well liked. Never overstayed his welcome, and always made the time during his visit nothing but happy. The world would be a better place if there were more like him in it, a happier, more tolerant place, not to be confused with one that is more "politically correct," but simply more tolerant and adaptable.
I don't think that there are too many young guys that could pull this one off, but at the same time I don't in any way find this to be encroaching on "old man" territory. This is a comfortable, relaxing scent that, to me anyway, is rather uplifting. This one is a keeper, and one that I will be seeking out in greater quantities, soon.
Last edited by BobK1; 01-03-2012 at 11:08 AM.
I ride a motor scooter most of the time. I get between 80-115 miles to the gallon when I do. On those rare days that I drive my old beater of a car, I get 8 miles to the gallon, YMMV, mine sure does.