Sunday, 27 April 2014

Jack Eau de Parfum (Richard E Grant) Review

Jack opens with a sparklingly tart citrus accord with an emphasis on the green grapefruit scent recalling Methyl Pamplemousse. Balancing the hesperidic head is the ambery sweetness of Ambrox (vel.sim.), which material also serves to introduce the perfume’s woody theme: Initially green with slight earthy-spicy overtones, the more sombre facets of vetiver are developed in the fond where the perfume takes on a predominantly dry, lightly smoked character. Thus it effectively remains with some soft musk(s) only really becoming noticeable at the very tail end.
The absence of any obvious floral components renders Richard E Grant’s début perfume somewhat austere, and whilst the cheery opening is sure to have broad appeal, those purchasing the scent after a quick sniff in-store may ultimately be caught unawares by its volte-face.

Nose: Alienor Massenet
House: Richard E Grant
Release date: 2014
Notes (per Fragrantica): lime, cannabis, mandarin orange, cloves, pepper nutmeg, agarwood (oud), vetiver, white musk, tobacco, olibanum.

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