Helpful Review 5
A new clean.
Tome I La Pureté for Him, besides having a way too long name, smells quite good. Our Lady of the Sephora Store offered me the sample as an incredibly unique, niche-type almond fragance. Don´t even mention me Sephora right now, please. I am really pissed off with them in this moment: they have retired the whole Serge Lutens line from the store of my city, and i used to have a quite nice discount several times a year. I found out this when i went to buy the last bottle of Chypre Rouge (which was already discontinued, so it was even more rare), yesterday. So uncalled. I am aware this has nothing to do with the review but i needed to share it with you. OK, back to Tome I-La Pureté for Him. I was saying they told me it was this groundbreaking almond fragance. And, ah-ah. What it delivers is a lot of wood. The aromachemical type. I am not against it. It starts with a nice fresh bergamot and neroli, but after 2 minutes the radiant woody wings are fully unfolded, and although it is a nice effect, i find it a bit distracting and spoiled the neroli i really feel like smelling today. The almond is there, at the background, kind of creamy, not very bitter, blended with tonka. The addition of a fine musk makes it smells very clean, like clean floors and rooms, thoroughly washed just with water. It is strange this image pops in my mind, because the ingredients are not exactly my idea of a spotless, well ventilated corridor, but instead rich, earthy, sophisticated. It can also look it is going to be quite heavy and warm, and it is not, i think it could be an all-year-round fragance, if you really like it. The gaiacwood with the "magic, radiant" woods recalls my beloved Miel de Bois, just without the Miel. Underneath the allure of wood, there is an honest, almost frugal, quality in T1LPFH. It is also quite modern, unusual enough, and still likeable. I can see how i like it more now that i liked it this morning.