Ganymede 2019 Eau de Parfum

Ganymede (Eau de Parfum) by Marc-Antoine Barrois
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Ranked 42 in Unisex Perfume
8.1 / 10 1810 Ratings
Ganymede (Eau de Parfum) is a popular perfume by Marc-Antoine Barrois for women and men and was released in 2019. The scent is spicy-woody. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is still in production.
Goes well with Baccarat Rouge 540 (Eau de Parfum)
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Main accords

Spicy
Woody
Leathery
Fresh
Synthetic

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
SaffronSaffron Italian mandarine Orpur®Italian mandarine Orpur®
Heart Notes Heart Notes
Chinese osmanthus absolute Orpur®Chinese osmanthus absolute Orpur® VioletViolet
Base Notes Base Notes
Akigalawood®Akigalawood® Immortelle absoluteImmortelle absolute

Perfumer

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8.11810 Ratings
Longevity
8.71694 Ratings
Sillage
8.31688 Ratings
Bottle
7.91477 Ratings
Value for money
7.41247 Ratings
Submitted by SirLancelot, last update on 25.02.2024.

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Yatagan

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Yatagan
Yatagan
Top Review 78  
Most beautiful of all mortals
Actually, I have made it a habit not to write any comments on fragrances for which esteemed pre-commentators, including Profumo, have already written everything.
In this case I would like to emphasize only what I would like to add.
What there is to say about Ganymede, supposedly the most beautiful of all mortals, as a mythological figure of Greek antiquity, you can read below at Profumo - or open the Wikipedia encyclopaedia virtually again. I recommend to read both texts!
As far as the fragrance is concerned, at first I see it in exactly the same way as Profumo: the saffron note with the violet makes me associate soft suede, I also smell a hint of curry, but so little that it doesn't bother me in any way, because curry is not one of my favourite smells, and the hay-like, dusty smell of Immortelle, which is always a bit reminiscent of the smell of dried flowers, is easy to identify. I think I'm well on the way to becoming a fan of Immortelle ("Immortelle Corse" by Parfum d'Empire; "Immortelle de Corse" by L'Occitane; "Tabac Tabou" by Parfum d'Empire; "Sables" by Goutal; "Une Nuit à Doha" by SHL; "The Afternoon of a Faun" by ELDO are recommended to you in a nutshell: maybe soon you'll find more information about this in a blog about Immortelle interpretations, because the flower is also excellent for men to wear).

But in fact, the scent immediately grabbed me because of another characteristic that cannot be grasped or identified, and that's what happened: When I first tested the scent, I first applied it to scent strips as usual. In general, I prefer to test on suitable paper because this is the only way to make an objective comparison and not to let too many other irritating factors such as stress and sweat, which can play a role in a test on skin, creep into the evaluation. But if I like or am fascinated by a scent, I also apply it to skin. In both cases, however, the result is basically the same as described above.
But this time I accidentally got a part of the spray on textile (by the way, I have tested it with different fabrics in the meantime) and so I could follow the development on my sleeve. I do this anyway often, because I rarely wear scents on my skin in everyday life, but mostly on textiles. But the result here was much more amazing than in other cases. First of all it was noticeable that the scent here develops excellently, which is not always the case. The durability was also somewhat astonishing. You could still notice it on my shirt the next day, even though I don't care at all, because I prefer lighter scents. But here, especially after a rather short time (about 15 minutes), an aromatic note developed, which reminded me strongly of men's fragrances of the past decades. This aromatic note used to be found more often in Fougères, but occasionally also in masculine chypre and many powerhouse fragrances and was long considered a fragrance in its own right (Aromatic-Fougères, for example, are "Azzaro pour Homme", "Drakkar Noir" or "Paco Rabanne pour Homme" and many others; for powerhouse representatives, you only have to open the catalogue of men's fragrances of the 80s). They all have a very masculine, aromatic, spicy and woody, slightly resinous and even floral note. Obviously the combination of the ingredients, which do not have to be listed completely in the above list, results in this classic men's signature, which is transferred into the 21st century with the beautiful Ganymede. Since I particularly appreciate fragrances that interpret classical elegance in a modern way, this fragrance seems to me to be a particularly successful blend.
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Pollita

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Pollita
Pollita
Top Review 76  
Push Me to the Limit
Yes, yes, I admit it. I've been wanting a running partner again for a while. Since my good friend moved away some time ago and only occasionally stops by here and turns a round with me, I'm almost only alone on the road. Sometimes that is quite nice, but it can also be really boring. Good Bastian seems to have sensed this and made sure that I not only get a colleague who accompanies me on my morning runs, but also chases after me with a leather whip. Hello? I didn't want to compete anymore after all. But in turn.

Yesterday landed here a fragrance mail from Basti, which I took only this morning before my almost obligatory running round under the magnifying glass. What had the good packed me this time? I unwrapped the sachets and there was immediately a penetrating, fiercely synthetic but also actually very pleasant scent in the air. One of the tubes, Ganymede, had not been 100% tight. So I also had a droplet of it on my finger and this droplet baller what the stuff holds.

Actually, I wanted to turn a comfortable round in the direction of the neighboring town and back. Far from it. Already as I stepped in front of the front door at a cool 7 degrees above zero, hit me from this tiny droplet an olfactory broadside. It smelled very good, but uff, you can't run through the place with it, I thought to myself. For as nice as this Ganymede is, even this homeopathic dose reminds you of the olfactory comeuppance you get when you enter a duty free store at the airport, when previously sprayed quite a bit from the category of fragrances for gentlemen and those who want to be. The poor passers-by. So what to do? Fine. Off into the woods, but here in this beautiful area that always means also, as the colleague from Bavaria or Austria is wont to say "auffi."

This Ganymede did not leave my side. I admit, somehow the climbs fell to me a little easier than usual, because I got now and then a small blow with the leather whip, while me permanently saffron threads flew into the nostrils and burned there as it were. Things that I usually perceive very intensively while running, such as cow dung (unless, of course, I'm testing an oud scent) or slightly fermented apples in the meadow orchard (ok, unless I'm testing a zoologist), I could only sense for a short time today. Because the attractive colleague with the synthetic club was always right next to me and seemed to yell, "go on, go on, don't get distracted by nature and stuff." So I did as I was told and had to think partly of my former coach, who was not always well-disposed towards me both on and off the tartan track, but that does not matter here.

Ultimately, I made it to about 300 meters in altitude with my companion, who often made me think of an annoying song by Helene Fischer or some other well-known pop singer, and I had not planned it that way. When I had arrived puffing on the mountain, he stood grinning behind me and presented me that day first a few very pleasant, dark, masculine and yes - also sexy - scents. I was quite taken by the guy, but how in the world should you dose it even more homeopathic? And even then you have to run first 40 minutes for your life, until he finally becomes trusting?

On the way back he withdrew then so slowly. I could finally again the forest with all its olfactory impressions on me work. Only here and there still popped a tiny breath of the leather saffron synthetic.

So should I actually want to compete again, Ganymede would definitely be an option. With all the unwashed clothes there maybe a little more than this homeopath dose. For once, this is a scent that lets you slip completely into an olfactory bubble, if that's what you want. Saffron, leather and especially synthetics you should definitely like. And yes, it really does not smell bad. But for me soas of too much.

Many thanks to Basti for the kick in the butt this morning. Yes, sometimes it does me no harm. The view was great!
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Profumo

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Profumo
Profumo
Top Review 61  
Modern masterpiece
Quentin Bisch is one of the new shooting stars in the industry, but what really has to be said to him is that he is honestly striving for his own handwriting, especially a modern one. This is not easy for someone like me, who was influenced by the creations of the 70s and 80s when it came to fragrances, sometimes.
I can't do anything with such violently applauded scents like 'Sauvage' or 'Aventus' and if in any scent pyramid the word 'Ambroxan' appears, it's already the end of the day for me.

But when I recently saw in one of my favourite perfumeries the first fragrance created by Bisch for Marc-Antoine Barrois called 'B683', I had to test it - despite the bad word 'Ambroxan' in the description.
At first I thought: Wow, a really great leather fragrance with a bearable modern touch, but then, after a good while, the disillusionment: Ambroxan! This miserable stuff that ruined every scent for me and somehow makes everything smell like 'Axe'.... Too bad, too bad. (The scent isn't that bad after all, but more of it elsewhere.)

Ganymede' I took without much hope into my hand, sprayed a little on a test strip and thought: aha, this time Calone.
Arriving home, I pulled the strip out of my pocket again, smelled it again, but the Calone had disappeared. Instead all at once: bitter-spicy saffron, a curry-like note and light suede - I liked that!
The next day I went back, sprayed something on my skin and was instantly torn back and forth. Again this Calone smelling a thousand times, which can be described either as aquatic or ozoneic and should associate water, sea, spray etc. - 'Cool Water' and its millions of descendants send their greetings!

Behind this watery-salty, airy aspect, but soon fruity nuances flash out, accompanied by an increasingly clear suede chord that somehow reminds me of my beloved suede clarks from the late 70s...
Above all, however, the complex, austere spiciness of saffron dominates the events in the centre of the fragrance. In contrast to 'B683', however, this spicy-leathery chord does not tend in a dark, earthy direction, but in the complete opposite. Here everything is bright and well ventilated.
After some time, a no less complex fragrance of immortelle slowly emerges from the shadows of the fund compared to saffron, corresponding wonderfully with its curry nuances to the slowly spitting spice.
But this strawflower chord has it all, because it is worked out by Quentin Bisch without any sweetness (Annick Goutal's 'Sables'!) and exudes an infinitely long while of its crisply dust-dry, hay-like spice chord, along with the already mentioned curry notes.
Yes, the scent is really very persistent and I have been asked several times about this Immortelle note - mostly when I didn't even notice it anymore At least from someone who asked me about it, I know that he is a great Corsican friend and loves the scent of the macchia.

The next morning I can still clearly see the last traces of this strawy dry blossom and, unlike some other fragrances, which can fade much earlier, as they have put a lot of effort into me, I am happy about it in the case of 'Ganymede', because the fragrance does not - at least not - strain me at any stage.

On the contrary. Quentin Bisch has created a wonderfully present, yet not loud fragrance that takes a beautiful 3-act course and is perfectly calibrated. The ozonic beginning, the leathery-spicy middle section and the immortelle finish blend perfectly into a really well and carefully composed fragrance.
Both 'Ganymede' and 'B683' are thoroughly modern works. B683' may, as a genuine leather scent, still have certain references to the great leather heroes of the past, especially to 'Knize Ten' and 'Cabochard', but at 'Ganymede' I don't find these references anymore, or only to a very small extent. The already mentioned 'Sables' would occur to me, but only because of the prominent Immortelle note, otherwise the intersections are rather manageable. Or the old 'Eau de Monsieur' from the 80s, also by Annick Goutal, which was much too classic 'Eau', but had a similar dominant strawflower chord in the back.

No, in my opinion 'Ganymede' is a small modern masterpiece, which perhaps inspires me so much precisely because I have almost lost faith in the abilities of modern perfumery But lo and behold, it's still possible!

I also like the name: 'Ganymede', the largest Jupiter moon, under whose ice surface a huge saltwater ocean is said to be hidden. This saltwater aspect can be found in the scent as well as the macchia-impregnated coastal air of Crete, to whose inhabitants the legend of Ganymede and Zeus as a pair of lovers goes back, which legitimized love among men in antiquity.
B683', the fantasy planet borrowed from the 'Little Prince' of Saint-Exupery is Jupiter/Zeus and Ganymed the moon of Jupiter, respectively the lover of Zeus ...
Wonderfully intertwined sources of inspiration, right?!

Small addition: the spray mechanism is fantastic! In the 70s, instead of 'vaporizers', there were so-called 'atomizers' who finely fogged the scent. I am reminded of these 'atomizers' by the spraying mechanism of Barrois' fragrances. However, this time the scent, atomized into the smallest particles, actually reaches the skin and does not breathe in all directions.
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Susan

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Susan
Susan
Top Review 47  
Upper Class
I have rarely smelled a fragrance that creates a similarly luxurious "upper class aura" around its (male) wearer, as this one .....

In my mind's eye, I see myself in a $10M apartment on the Upper East Side.......floor-to-ceiling windows.......roof terrace overlooking the East River.......floors and closets made of the finest woods........leather furniture in muted masculine tones......soft and perfectly manicured......a Welton candle , set in black onyx, gives the room a pleasantly subtle citrusy scent atmosphere......

Everything in this apartment exudes calm, poise, serenity and effortless elegance.......

However, it's also a bit chilly in these rooms......the host remains friendly aloof and always a bit aloof and mysterious.......

Ganymede is a fascination for me......I couldn't really say now that I "like".....exactly, in fact, I don't like him.......but he captivates me in some inscrutable way.......

What might be worth mentioning is that this fragrance is highly synthetic......which means: once it's there, it never goes away *grin*
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Insa

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Insa
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Arrive at the hotel in the evening and inhale the fragrance
Okay awesome! A thousand times better than I thought. Got me the bottling because of a video of Leniscents.
Actually, I'm currently trying not to buy so much perfume, but I did not know yet. The brand also not and the was so praised and here so well reviewed. Since I just had to know it!!!

Actually, I also just wanted to write a statement. But I can not. The fragrance is terrific.
Just now I sprayed it on and it was as if I was standing in a luxurious hotel.
I just arrived. It is already late, the air is only lukewarm and when entering the lobby this fragrance rises in this nose. An incomparable mixture.
Everything smells high-class. The staff, the rooms, the soap in the hotel room.
And at the same time, you still have the smell of the new car outside the entrance in your nose. The smell of new leather seats.
Leather gets more and more cagey and clear as time goes on. But always clean.

When I smell Ganymede, I don't think of tangerines, not osmanthus. No not at all of fragrance oils, but merely of the moment in which I enter this hotel, which I know only from memories and dreams.
I really did not expect.
I actually thought the leather note would ruin everything and therefore did not want to order the fragrance. But it's exactly the kind of leather I love. *New, fancy car*
Mhhh oh man I've already fallen in love with a scent I've only known for such a short time.
In the statements someone wrote: "Suits"
To which I reply, "Yes absolutely"
That's a perfect fit. I couldn't resist...
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PallidusPallidus 2 years ago
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Sharp, fresh, metallic, oceanic suede leather.
Alludes to high tech architecture and large scale minimalistic interior spaces.
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BertolucciKBertolucciK 4 years ago
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Elegant, bright suede for James Bond. Masterpiece.
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TombbbTombbb 4 years ago
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Definitely tangerine in the opening. The rest is quite disappointing for me - all I can smell is soap. Not bad, but a victim of overhype
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Ch03npCh03np 5 months ago
Immortelle+akigalawood smells like curry on my skin, which is extremely disturbing and disappointing. Might be magic for you, not for me.
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MarcassouletMarcassoulet 6 months ago
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WoW, very special. As others have said, it's hard to imagine wearing it. Beautifully made, but the smell reminds me of plastic.
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