12. dec, 2012

Day 12: Le Seducteur, The scent of a seducer ?

The perfum for today in the Micallef Advent Calender is Le Seducteur. Le Seducteur is a perfume from the G.Nejman line, the husband of Martine Micallef. Martine Micallef and Geoffrey Nejman started together with Parfums M. Micallef Company in 1997. G.  Nejman  was developed by Geoffrey Nejman as a very masculine line. In an interview on the Ca Fleure Bon website Martine Micallef said Geoff Nejman develops the perfumes together with the perfumer Jean-Claude Astier.

 

The G. Nejman perfume line consists of three perfumes Le Seducteur, Le Professionnel and Le Sportif and was introduced in 2009. They have a very different style to the Micallef line. No swarovski chrystals here to be seen only black bottles.

 

It is difficult for me to review Le Seducteur as it is a scent I would not wear. Le Seducteur is a fragrance from the Fougere family.  I am not really familiar with perfumes from this perfume family. My boyfriend does not like Fougere fragrances. Fougere means fern in French but it is an imaginary name and generally consists of a blend of lavender, woody, oakmoss, coumarin and bergamot notes.

 

Is Le Seducteur about seduction ? No, I find it too classic and herbal. It smells like a perfume Italian actor Marcello Mastroianni could have used in the Sixties. Is it masculine ? Yes it is. Would I like my boyfriend to use it ? No, I would not. Le Seducteur is very well blended and I can imagine men enjoying this scent. I loved the newest release of the masculine perfume from Micallef, Style. This would really suit a classy modern seducer. What would you like a seducer to scent like ?

 

Notes in Le Seducteur according to the Geoffrey Nejman website are: top bergamot, mugwort, mint, galbanum, rosemary heart: patchouli, cinnamon, tree leaves, nutmeg, thyme base: pine baume, honey, musk, leather, moss

Family: Aromatic Fougere

Painting: Portrait of Etienne-Lucien Martin  by Vincent van Gogh, 1887. www.vangoghmuseum.nl