You know the saying, “Don’t dress for the job you have, dress for the job you want”? I say this applies to fragrance as well. M. Micallef Royal Vintage smells polished and successful, if that’s you or if that’s who you want to be, wear Royal Vintage.
Royal Vintage opens with non-descript fruity notes, pink pepper and gin. Give it time and you’ll get an astringent citrus and powdery lavender with vetiver. And then here comes the leather. It rugged with evergreens, slightly smoky. There’s a dry sagebrush. It dries down to dry woods, musk and new leather.
Royal Vintage smells like a traditionally masculine fragrance meaning that it isn’t really exceptional. However, it does smell really good and high-quality. Personally, I wouldn’t wear this fragrance because it is out of my comfort zone but I love to smell this on masculine types. My imaginary sugar daddy wears this fragrance.
Notes listed include pink berries, bergamot, cypress, leather, patchouli and musk. Launch date 2013.
Give Royal Vintage a try if you are looking for a good “suit” fragrance. Or if you like perfumes like CREED Aventus, Amouage Memoir Man, Gucci Pour Homme, Halston Z-14 and/or Clive Christian C. This one is marketed as a masculine.
I find projection average and longevity above average.
Bottle is like a vintage hubcap. I like that.
The 3.3 oz bottle retails for $185 at Parfumerie Nasreen. Samples are also available for purchase.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – “Classic” masculine that says “success”. I have a thing for any late 70’s and 80’s masculines. Royal Vintage has that powerhouse feel but it is updated for today’s world. When I smell this, I smell suit wearing sugar daddies with perfectly coiffed hair.
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