Masculine Signature Collection

Percival 2018

Percival by Parfums de Marly
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Ranked 52 in Men's Perfume
7.9 / 10 1755 Ratings
A popular perfume by Parfums de Marly for men, released in 2018. The scent is fresh-spicy. It is still in production.
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Main accords

Fresh
Spicy
Citrus
Aquatic
Woody

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
Aromatic notesAromatic notes BergamotBergamot Mandarin orangeMandarin orange Pink pepperPink pepper
Heart Notes Heart Notes
LavenderLavender CorianderCoriander GeraniumGeranium JasmineJasmine VioletViolet CinnamonCinnamon
Base Notes Base Notes
Balsam firBalsam fir MuskMusk PepperPepper SpicesSpices Tonka beanTonka bean

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Scent
7.91755 Ratings
Longevity
7.81648 Ratings
Sillage
7.51648 Ratings
Bottle
8.51582 Ratings
Value for money
6.41194 Ratings
Submitted by eBOSS, last update on 13.06.2024.
Interesting Facts
The fragrance is part of the "Masculine Signature Collection" collection.

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DaveGahan101

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DaveGahan101
Top Review 80  
The perfume trap?
Did I fall into the perfume trap? Have I become a niche snob?
Actually I don't want to go to such a discussion level, because I can't do much with the drawers (think) niche/mainstream, but the statement in a statement about this scent has made me think.
Have I become a niche snob in all these years at Parfumo?!
I associate a niche snob with someone who finds per se niche fragrances better than mainstream fragrances, then my judgement would be rather no. I like to be blinded by the beautiful exterior, yes that happens. But this is absolutely human for me and you can discover it in every area of life..women, cars, clothes..so why not in perfumes too?!

In the last 3 weeks I made an interesting experience. For various reasons I didn't go around on Parfumo so often and constantly any longer and from the constant smell testing, evaluating, classifying etc. really had my nose full. Didn't have a single (niche) fragrance sample at hand, then with the last fragrance package came a sample from Percival, the new fragrance from Parfums de Marly.
I made him a statement, so ala "Drugstore-Backware in niche garb", because I just don't like shower gel scents like that, the Versace PH's, Invictus Aqua's and other products are just not my world, although I came out of 2013, before I had registered with Parfumo.
Nevertheless, I gave Percival considerably more chances than the comparable fragrances from this fragrance, which I always waved away in the Müller/Douglas. And yeaha..I liked Percival better and better, day after day, even though the fragrance experience seemed very familiar to me, of course, without finding a 100% hit, all somehow similar and yet different. What exactly? I don't know, the fragrance appeals to me in its spicy freshness and light sweetness. Have I already fallen for the niche robe? I think that the brand and the bottle in general somehow influences me to be more benevolent towards it, equating the price and the heavy bottle with value and quality. I'm already honest to myself, I can't exclude it completely in this case..and with other scents (meanwhile) also not (anymore). I only noticed over the weeks of abstinence that the fewer niche fragrances I tested, the less I read about them here (daily), the less I put perfume in the spotlight, i.e. more daily users (without thinking much about it) than obsessive collectors who screen fragrances from 100 angles, i have always searched for the best fragrance of the respective category, the more fun I found in such fragrances again, to simply wear them without great fuss and without rising white smoke, as I used to do when it was all about smelling good, at least to me.
I would have liked to find more fragrances full of character for me over the years. They fascinate me, would correspond better to my self-image, I thought at least, but I won't be happy with them in the long run, they just don't suit me, they don't create a feeling of well-being around me, they just give me a touch of exclusivity, the feeling of holding something special in my hand, which was somehow "important" to me for a long time, now I ask myself why!
I could have written these sentences about many fragrances and brands, but it was Percival who turned it around, holding the mirror in front of my nose. The last Lost Cherry comment just confirmed me again. I love niche scents, I've worn them too long for the wrong reasons. Percival has only paved the way "back" for me through his skilful camouflage, for light-hearted enjoyment, so it should be, but there will never be a black-and-white world for me, only one of my own nose-confidence.
Percival holds extraordinarily well, 8-9 hours go without problems, for a so-called freshness fragrance already times ne announcement, the Sillage is above average.
I just like its fruity freshness, somehow aquatic and yet somehow not, herb-spicy and slightly woody from the heart note.
If you are looking for an uncomplicated feel-good factor, if you like to smell like freshly showered and well-groomed, you are in good hands here. Also here I am quite honest, for the shop price of 200€ I would not have bought it for sure, but online you can get it for about 45% less, so it fit for me.

Suitability for everyday use: 10/10
Feel-good factor: 9/10
Wow effect: 5/10
Price/performance: 5/10
Packaging/Bottling: 9/10
Idea+implementation: 1/10
Similar fragrances: Versace PH, Dylan Blue, Invictus, Invictus Aqua uvva.
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Kaponi

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Kaponi
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King Underrated
Percival is probably THE most underrated and unjustly little noticed fragrance ever. Sure, 8.0 on average is not bad, but does that do justice to the quality of Percival? Not even close. The last rating here was a month ago, which clearly shows that one of the most brilliant PdM fragrances does not get the attention it deserves.

Percival is one of the absolute best fresh scents on the market, in my opinion classes better than zb (the new formulation) of Aventus. He is fresh, he is slightly aquatic and thus very pleasant to the nose, but can score at the same time with a spicy, peppery note. Well, several run-of-the-mill fragrances like Dior Sauvage can do that too, but not only does Percival do it better, it combines the whole thing with a hint of a green note as icing on the cake. A combination that I have not smelled so yet and which gives a great, but quite linear perfume then yet the depth and complexity of a niche perfume and it clearly stands out from the crowd.

Percival is quite great fragrance cinema and a masterpiece of craftsmanship. Only durability and sillage could be minimally better, but that's complaining at a very high level. The perfume is great, the bottle is great, the price is unfortunately also great, but what the heck, Percival you just have to have
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SchnüFFleRR

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Top Review 22  
If Jesus had worn a perfume...
I haven't had that moment for a long time, like when I first sprayed Sauvage, Bleu de Chanel or my niche debut Aventus. Percival has once again triggered in me this feeling of wanting to wear a fragrance every day. As nice as it is to have a wide variety of choices, every perfume enthusiast knows that it can be a curse and a blessing at the same time to consider which treasure to wear today. The scent of Parfüm de Marly makes it very easy. It is in any case a fresh, pleasant scent that radiates a lot of kindness and warmth. It may sound corny but if Jesus had worn a fragrance it would have been this one - he seems so benevolent to me. It is so much more than just a dull cologne or a light freshi. This pleasant, hard to define spice-fresh-scent-combination is hard to describe but somehow it seems as if you have smelled it somewhere before. Almost like a friend or favourite uncle who always wore a good aftershave. Everyone who is looking for an uncomplicated, harmonious fragrance that doesn't offend is in the right place. Percival is in any case the brave in the Parfum de Marly row. I like him very much, especially because his brothers like to meet rejection from some people I will still use up my 20 ml fillings and then probably secure the fragrance for myself. Because sometimes the simple is simply the most beautiful
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Delijafrag33

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Top Review 24  
The modern all-rounder!
What can he do, the Percival? Yes, EVERYTHING! :D

And I'm already done with my review. :D

Since it has snowed again in our Tyrol in the last few days, although we are heading towards spring and this fact has annoyed me a bit, I was very happy when I saw the blue sky and the sun this morning.
I opened the window and heard the birds chirping. Great, the day can begin! Just spray on Percival and out into the beautiful world!

Percival is for me a great fragrance that I liked from the first second and the fragrance that I have worn the most in the last year. A good mood scent and I always like to have a good mood. :D
Percival is not a 0-8-15 fragrance for me, as it is sometimes portrayed. It just does what it is supposed to do. It's fresh, spicy, aromatic, fruity, and has enough depth to be worn year round, although I prefer it from spring to late fall.

Percival can be worn by any age group and goes down well in the office, as well as on a date or even in all other walks of life. It is perfect for a signature scent.
It starts with a fresh and fruity mix of spices and not strongly citrusy like most fragrances of its kind. Although not listed in the fragrance pyramid, ambroxan is also a strongly perceptible component, but very pleasant and fresh and not as penetrating and annoying as in Dior Sauvage.

What I love most with Percival but is the drydown, because the lavender is just a dream. You think after some time that the fragrance is gone, but then you suddenly feel again this beautiful cloud of fragrance in the nose and you are happy again and smile. :)

You can feel the great quality with the Percival and although this fragrance is not a reinvention, I find it special because it is simply much better, longer lasting and deeper than all the fragrance twins listed. As the only competition I would see here the Foconero of Tiziana Terenzi, however, Foconero is more aquatic and goes in a slightly different direction.

The H&S of Percival is outstanding and one smells him from the morning to the evening. If you spray the clothes, you can be sure that the laundry basket smells like it even three days later. Here I must note, however, that I have a batch from the release year 2018 and do not know whether PdM has meanwhile also taken offense at this great fragrance...

What is often criticized here is the price of this fragrance and that such a "generic" fragrance shouldn't cost so much because it's not unique enough... Uniqueness is in the eye of the beholder and if a fragrance does what it's supposed to do and then has super quality and staying power, it's unique enough for me. Fresh fragrances usually have problems with the H&S and surely you should be happy that Percival doesn't have those problems. For this you can also put a little more on the table, provided of course that the financial possibilities allow it. I find 210,- Euro for 125 ml also relatively much, but not because it is Percival but because 210,- for each fragrance is a lot of money. I got a very good offer and got my 125 ml bottle for just under 127,- Euro. This is not cheap, but Percival is worth it to me and that alone counts.

Percival is simply a very beautiful fragrance! The modern all-rounder! :D

Thank you for reading and have a great weekend everyone!

LG Aleks
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Flanker

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Flanker
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Eureka!!
PdM fragrances have not really convinced me yet, but this is due to my personal taste and not to the way they are made. Only Galloway I found pleasant, although this one also gets a somewhat "sneezy" impact in the drydown.

Since Percival is controversially discussed, I became curious about the new blue one.
Last weekend I had the opportunity to test Percival for the first time in a perfumery. Sprayed on my arm, I was immediately reminded of something. It was on the tip of my tongue. A familiar feeling and slightly faded pictures arose in my head.

Flanker, this has something to do with your past!
I've seldom been so stunned in a perfume test. This familiar feeling, this smell... you know what it's like! But what is it?! I was just sure it had to be from the '90s. It was fruity in the beginning, paired with lavender and light geranium...I could have gone crazy! At some point I only noticed the scent on the side. Thinking about it has made me weird.

But he didn't let me go. I had to test him again and so a bottling moved in with me.
1. Day: Sprayed on and analytically approached the perception of fragrance, which meant that I could perceive certain notes, but this familiar feeling failed to appear. Beautiful fragrance; 90s; mainstream; fruit, lavender,...and slightly aromatic.
2. Day: Sour on the bottling and on myself...break!
3. Today: I saw the bottling and decided to start another, last test at short notice...

2 sprayers on the back of the hand and nose. Break, enlightenment, Hallelujah I got it!
Fruit (it could be pineapple and not mandarin), geranium, lavender, musk, light green spice....

I was a big fan of Joop Nightflight in the 90's until he was finally, years later, reformulated on a splash of his self-destructed. All attempts to get hold of an original version failed miserably. It was practically my signature scent over several years (yes, now it's out and I'm proud of it).

When I started my 3rd test with Percival today, it was like dandruff from my eyes. The fragrance reminds me in its characteristic, very much of my fragrance favorite from the 90s. Percival is the slightly more sneezy, finer Flanker. It differs to Nightflight by a certain aromatic portion and with me from time to time slightly flashing impressions of laurel leaf. Nightflight was always a bit "harsh" and "prickly" in its way, but with great sillage and aura. Percival is for me the more high-quality looking, rounder offspring.

The memories of that time, in connection with Percival, have put a grin on my face today and it doesn't matter if he could be a crowdpleaser or not. Before I buy a diluted NIghtflight version in the www, I'll probably go for Percival, even if only for a few moments. Some times are simply best remembered ;-)
Marginal note: To my mind it has practically no overlap with Gentle fluidity from MFK
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ElysiumElysium 11 months ago
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Strangely no one mentions the overpowering ambery facet, which explodes and persists forever. Resinous and salty, ambroxan in a good way!
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Patj1994Patj1994 1 year ago
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Smells like a more expensive version of abercrombie fierce. Nice, but not worth 300+ usd.
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Nik604Nik604 2 years ago
300 euro for this??!! Someone at the marketing department must change the pills .
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TaoEuringerTaoEuringer 2 years ago
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Not unique. Not cheap. Perhaps the best inoffensive fragrance out there.
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BertolucciKBertolucciK 4 years ago
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Percival is pleasant. It opens fresh with some citrus and flowers, then some spices and tonka to create this all-rounder. The DNA is common.
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