Masculine Signature Collection

Layton 2016

Layton by Parfums de Marly
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Ranked 1 in Men's Perfume
8.6 / 10 5283 Ratings
A popular perfume by Parfums de Marly for men, released in 2016. The scent is sweet-spicy. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is still in production.
Pronunciation
Layers well with Pegasus
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Main accords

Sweet
Spicy
Fruity
Woody
Oriental

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
AppleApple LavenderLavender BergamotBergamot Mandarin orangeMandarin orange
Heart Notes Heart Notes
GeraniumGeranium JasmineJasmine VioletViolet
Base Notes Base Notes
VanillaVanilla CardamomCardamom Gaiac woodGaiac wood SandalwoodSandalwood PatchouliPatchouli Pink pepperPink pepper

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8.65283 Ratings
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8.15051 Ratings
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8.64914 Ratings
Value for money
7.23904 Ratings
Submitted by OPomone, last update on 24.04.2024.
Interesting Facts
The fragrance is part of the "Masculine Signature Collection" collection.

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MariellaMmmh

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MariellaMmmh
MariellaMmmh
Top Review 49  
Tango the 2nd
Many moons ago I wrote a commentary that revealed a lot about my moving ovaries. The scent that achieved this effect at that time eventually disappeared. But the feeling, which came over me, I can still remember very well and vividly.
Today I received a fragrance package from a dear perfumer who also added some Layton. And BOOM. Loins in tango mode, please fasten your seat belts!
A lot has been written about it here. For me the fragrance house is still new, was still a perfume de Marly virgin. Whether the fragrance is overpriced or not, I'm not really interested in right now! Because: ES.RIECHT.SOOOO.GUUUUT! EXCELLENCE!!!

I am also not interested in the scent, which can be heard in any case. I don't care that it starts off lively and fruity, then becomes soft, warm, sweet, spicy, vanilla... I don't care! It's just so good! He doesn't remind me of Boss Bottled either. Pffff. Sorry, Hugo, please sit. Now it's men's turn!

I don't really care that he has unisex qualities. Although, wait, wait, delete the "uni." YES! Then we're already on the subject! The scent quickly puts me in a mood that can definitely be experienced in different positions. I don't know if it's allowed to write here that a scent makes you horny, so I'll leave that alone. If I should offend someone with it, I am not sorry either. SORRY! My head's so busy right now, I can't forget to breathe. Once the blood starts to boil like this, the brain doesn't stand a chance. Brain can take a break for a few hours.

I am aware that this is MY opinion and therefore neither applies to all women nor is it otherwise representative. But... Really, from the depths of my hot body: ES.RIECHT.SOOOOO.GUT! Please please smell like this, dear men!
*purr*

Your Mari
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Basti87

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Basti87
Basti87
Top Review 36  
Sweet and spicy apple for the evening
From time to time I rewrite comments or add to a text when I have new insights. Here at the Layton I write a new one, because it has even migrated into my collection. I liked it already at first sight, it was not a real candidate for purchase because of the steep price. Even today I still find it overpriced, but sometimes the heart wins against the head. With me mostly.
Parfums de Marly is a great brand for me. You get great fragrances, although in my opinion about 50 euros too much. They already have niche quality, but there are still many equivalent fragrances in the designer area. Now and then there are offers of some Marly's. The 75ml bottles are cheap, the 125ml bottles cost just over 200. If you use a fragrance more often, the 125ml bottles are definitely worth it Layton is without question the superstar of this brand. By far the best seller and also one of the best sellers in the niche world. The sweet fragrances Herod, Pegasus and Oajan follow. These 4 fragrances are simply great and super if you are looking for sweet scents for colder days. But there are also many insider tips that get relatively little attention: Godolphin, Darley, Habdan, Galloway, Carlisle or the women's scents Meliora and Delina. All of them are great and some of them are already available in some shops at relatively fair prices. Most Marly's are simply extremely pleasing, high quality and suitable for many occasions. Wrongly up there this brand does not stand.

I've never seen Layton on sale before. I guess it's the supply-and-demand thing. A fragrance in demand, bought at such a high price all over the world. Here too, a full 900 users own this fragrance, which is an awful lot for a high-priced niche fragrance.
What makes Layton so successful? First and foremost, of course, the publicity. It's the publicity that makes a niche fragrance successful. Nearly every well-known youtuber recommends this fragrance, which has a big part in the success of this fragrance. There are an incredible number of people who trust in these people. Also here with 8.6 one of the most successful fragrances with many statements and comments. And rightly so. This Layton simply hits a nerve that appeals to the masses and that with an extremely high quality. Did I expect a niche fragrance from the style in the blind test? I don't think so, even if the DNA is unique and the quality is high. What's added is this great performance. It also contributes a large part to the success. Double digits with good sillage. A sprayer is already very noticeable.

The flacon comes in a beautiful noble cardboard. Plain cardboard, beautiful silver emblem. Compared to other brands like Amouage, MFK or Bond No.9 it looks almost cheap, but packaging is not that important to me anyway. But the bottle is a real block. Extremely heavy, massive thick glass and heavy silver lid. Something like all PdM bottles.
I tested it two years ago and ordered it this week and now it's here. Two years ago, I kind of missed something special. Today I have to say: He doesn't have that much fanfare, but I often don't want that either. This one won't be one of my Top 10, but it's really an evergreen and a great companion for the evening.
Do you really need a description for this scent, which 900 people here have? I'll be brief. The main character is the apple. A delicious red apple with warming spices. Could also go in the direction of warm apple strudel. But only rudimentarily, since a slightly ethereal spice is also active. All very crowdpleasing and there will hardly be people who do not like this scent at all. Also the sweetness doesn't seem too obtrusive and accompanies this apple-spice-mixture grandiosely. Also soft wood especially in the base is active here. For me no disturbing factor in this fragrance but also not quite so much progression, which I like very much.
Officially Layton is a unisex scent. Unofficially it is a men's scent, which can be seen well with almost 98% male owners here. But like most unisex and men's fragrances, ladies can of course wear more masculine fragrances if they have a special preference, which would be harder the other way round.
From the occasion Layton fits best to the evening or for the night. Whether summer or winter. For me it is an elegant evening scent that goes well with chic and elegant outfits. No matter if casual or business, just no baggy look, because it already has a very noble touch. But it is also wearable in everyday life, as it is powerfully performed but never overstrained. Nevertheless it is rather something for more noble occasions, especially since it is well received by the ladies but also makes the wearer feel comfortable. A good choice if you want to smell unique but don't want to dance too much out of line.

In conclusion I must say: Well invested money if you want to have a long lasting noble fragrance. The DNA is unique and not many will own this fragrance, also because of the price and the niche. Who does not know it yet, should make up for this. Qualitatively this scent is flawless and will satisfy many.

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Konsalik

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Konsalik
Konsalik
Top Review 35  
Parent on class trip
Since Parfumo has recently made a very meaningful-sounding adjustment to the rating system and also made the top scents in each category more visible through small banners, I thought, why not take a look at these top scents in the community? And why not start with the unisexers... Maybe I have something at home? Well, besides a few drops of Cuir Beluga (Jawollo!) there are about two milliliters of "Layton" in the bathroom, which were part of a great package win.

Sigh. Parfums de Marly, huh? That will surely give a review. On the one hand, I'm so not the target group (I was "launched" over 30 years ago, most of the perfumes in my collection were launched more than 70 years ago on average), on the other hand, I don't like the brand as a whole any more than Creed - yes, that's possible. A cursory glance through the reviews so far also shows that this is a parallel world of perfumery. I don't know any of the authors - and by that I don't even mean the punctuation refusing coitulators (brand: "He shines so hard ey he projects the F
on your Sch
Alter!!!!11!1"), but also the (quite to be found) respectable writers. So I can only try to do justice to this public favourite for better earners or disputants from my perspective and describe as objectively as possible what is happening here. Since the elite of PdM friends are certainly much more trained than I am, I'll go even further and formulate unpleasant things in a strictly positive way. The following stands out:

1. Layton stands as stable and reliable as the two rising stallions above the crest of the Scuderia de Marly *cough*. He begins and ends essentially on the same note and thus spares you from unpleasant surprises. Whoever tests this scent and appreciates it right away, may take it: It stays like that
2. Thankfully, Firmenich has broken down the difficult-to-overlook multitude of scents listed into a candied apple-on-wood-stick chord. This chord, surrounded by freshly spun cotton candy, is very vivid and realistic. I am very serious: I feel like I am at a fairground! Huiiii!!

3. It also has the durability and sillage of a fairground booth, which in turn might relativize the - at first glance perhaps questionable - price-performance ratio: A quarter sprayer for the interview, a half for the tinderdate and the whole thing for a wild weekend: That's where you come in! Well done, Parfums de Marly!

Only the question of the F
, which "the" projects onto the Sch
, does not really want to be solved. When asked, the lady of the house expresses it like this: "He is never unisex. This scent attracts penises, not vaginas."

Hm, not for me then. But as a clientele fragrance, it's definitely better than current Davidoffs or Armanis and thus, according to my calculations, clearly above average.
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Duftkerl

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Duftkerl
Duftkerl
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Do not be put off! or instructions for use of Parfums de Marly
Just one thing first: The scent is world class.
Almost all Parfums de Marly fragrances are extremely strong and last forever.
The "mistake" that many make is simply that they are deterred by the force of the opening.
- the good thing about me was that I had already bought it blind and it was too late to be put off :D

The opening of the fragrance is for my taste simply 3 numbers too violent and overwhelming.
But once the scent has been applied and your own nose has become numb to the scent, the wearer misses the true extent of the fragrance spectacle that surrounds him or her.
Don't get me wrong, you always get the smell of the absolutely delicious drydown, but I only really understood the hype about this fragrance when I let a friend wear it.

The drydown of the fragrance envelops the wearer with sweet spicy clouds that cast a spell on those around him. The Drydown of Layton is a fragrance where you can't get enough.
You just want to smell it forever and sink into it.
In terms of durability and sillage Layton is an absolute beast!

So for Parfums de Marly in general:
1. Never be put off by the opening, because the magic only starts to work in the drydown!
2. Ideally test this drydown on another person and then make a purchase decision.

PS: Even Kalan, the scent of PdM that I absolutely dislike the least, is still pleasant in the drydown, although it starts with an opening, where I and many others immediately went into the bathroom to wash off the smell.
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DaveKunstein

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DaveKunstein
DaveKunstein
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Layton is simply everything
Hello dear Parfumos,

Anyone who has read the rest of my comments knows that I am very squeamish with the selection criteria of my perfume collection, because I only want to come to a maximum of 15 perfumes that I own for the rest of my life. I am not an absolute perfume junkie who sees absolute art in every drop of perfume. And does not need or want to have 100 different fragrances. I like to dress up smartly and value my appearance. For me, this also includes owning or using the right perfume for every occasion. So and now to dear Layton. I orientate myself a lot on Youtube and other things, in order to get inspirations, which scent one can test. So of course I couldn't get past Parfums de Marly Layton. So I ordered a bottle of Layton some time ago. At first, I thought he wasn't so great. Somehow it smells damn good, but it's indefinable to me. I smell apple at the beginning, that's all. No fun, I don't smell a single ingredient except the apple at the beginning and the vanilla at the end. But as I mentioned before, I am so fond of perfume to smell good, not to challenge and train my nose in 1000 different ways. And god damn it, I tested that for several months. He's just brutally horny. For me, a fragrance must express a personality. Every perfume in my collection should represent a stereotype and therefore be perfect for various occasions. It must have an enormous durability and also be well perceived. Because I also like to smell the perfume for me alone, but if I want to convey a message, or I use perfume as a support for my well-groomed and styled appearance and and and this is to emphasize, for a bottle 150 euros, then I also want that other people smell me. To get back to the title, Layton is a certain stereotype for me. Layton is my "Swiss Army Knife". Layton is my leather jacket, my club visit, my business meeting, my coat, my jacket, my white shirt, my black sweater, my diving watch, my Seiko Cocktail Time, my cosy evening at the open fire, my restaurant visit... he's just mine! I could smell the bottle all day, I could spray it on myself and smell it all day, my girlfriend could put it on and I would smell her all day. So to get out of the swarm. Is he special? No, I don't think so. And that doesn't mean everything smells like that. You won't have smelled something like this in form yet, but you'll know it anyway. Just don't hold on to being so unbelievably irresistible.
I tell you people, buy a bottle and test, test not once, not twice, not three times, smell it again and again, again and again. He won't let you go. If I had to describe Layton with one word, which is rather ironic, because for me it is a perfume that absolutely everyone will like when it floats around in the air, which is incredibly difficult to differentiate in a fragrance direction, so anything but a word to describe, I would almost take a word that is rarely used here. Perfect! Perfect! Layton is my perfection. He's everything. And besides, since I just ordered it, it just moved into my Top 15 for life.
If you're looking for something that smells awesome, lasts a long time, radiates well and should get positive reactions, I'll gladly accept your thanks after you've read this comment and ordered a bottling, sniffed at it and after some time you'll be drawn into its spell and I've almost made you 150 euros poorer
With that in mind, what happened. May we all always smell good :)!
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HugoMontezHugoMontez 3 years ago
Mediocre designer fragrance on steroids and overpriced. Buy Annick Menardo's Boss Bottled instead. 2/5
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MauwMauw 2 years ago
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Vanilla menthol apple in the best possible way.
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Makers75Makers75 2 years ago
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Exceptional fragrance! Highest quality ingredients, outstanding performance, intoxicating aroma, and compliments for HOURS. Big Love here.
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ScentPTScentPT 2 years ago
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Amazing fragrance with a wonderful performance.
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FerasFeras 3 years ago
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I don’t understand the hype and reviews it’s too sweet not in a nice way and generic. A blind buy that i regret.
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