M. Micallef Royal Vintage EDP Perfume Review

M. Micallef Royal Vintage

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.

Errol Flynn

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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*Disclaimer – Sample provided by PR. I am not finacially compensated for this review or any others. My opinions are my own. Product pic from Fragrantica. Errol Flynn pic from www.fanpix.net

7 thoughts on “M. Micallef Royal Vintage EDP Perfume Review

  1. I agree with you on this – it is who I want to be one day, but its not right for me now. Also, vetiver does bad things on my skin. For me, when I want to achieve this kind of feeling – sugar daddy-esque – but in a skin that I am comfortable, I reach for Puredistance M or Creed Bois du Portugal.

    • I can see that. I have a few feminines that fit into this category of I respect them and one day I want to be that women but as of right now I’m not comfortable wearing them. They make me feel like a girl playing dress up.

      Happy you mentioned Bois du Portugal. It’s my other imaginary sugar daddy fragrance.

    • I’m married to a really stubborn Taurus that likes to smell like patchouli. He does like this one but said it’s only something to wear when you want to “show off”. That’s what he said…whatever.

  2. I’m with you. I think this one’s okay, and it definitely conveys a mood. However, it smells kinda oily to me. I don’t know how it manages to do that.

    • I’ve noticed that this one wears really different on different people. Like the vetiver may stand out more or the leather, etc. It is a fragrance inspired by luxury cars so maybe smelling like oil is intentional?

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