“ Brand: Nicole Farhi / Type: Fragrance / Concentration: Eau de Toilette / Gender: for men „
Nicole Farhi Homme - Eau De Toilette.
Browsing for a low-priced aftershave/EDT, I came across this on one of the fragrance websites. I paid £7.50 for 75ml, which was very good value. For that price, I was willing to give it a go.
The bottle is very appealing: It has a very unusual form, being crystal clear (glass bottle, with a matching clear acrylic close-fitting top). The shape is somewhat like a partially melted ice cube, right down to the liquid reservoir visible inside the bottle. It really is quite attractive to look at, and it's shape is a joy to hold, with it being amorphous and curvy.
For the price that I paid, I wasn't expecting a lot from the scent. Nicole Farhi is a designer, not really known for men's fragrances, but at the first spray I was very pleasantly surprised.
The initial hit is that this is a very floral fragrance. It is fairly powerful, but not feminine-floral. The flowery notes dissipate after a few minutes, and a gingery-floral aroma becomes apparent. The scent doesn't change much from this point onwards.
Wearing this fragrance was quite pleasing: I find many male scents to be either cloying and spicy, or just plain faint - This holds onto it's floral character with some appealing ginger/woody tones for a long, long time.
I find that throughout the evening, most fragrances lose their aroma, but not this one - After a night out, it was still pleasantly detectable some time later.
Considering that I bought this as a "cheap" scent, I have been very satisfied with it for evening wear (it's much nicer than many others that I have tried recently). Saying that, I would not reserve this solely for evening wear, as it does fit in with more formal daytime attire (but that's just my own view).
This scent is certainly going to become one of my firm favourites.
Refined with aromatic accords of lime and armoise /