I immediately loved L’Homme Sage at first sniff. It’s a sophisticated blend with savory spices and woods but there’s enough smoke and leather to add interest and a needed ruggedness. I love it in the way that I love Old Hollywood leading actors – well-dressed and tough.
The opening is an ancient, dusty but modern blend of rich spiced citrus, golden saffron, and something reminding me of smoky, sweet leather (immortelle but without the smoked ham). This seems so ancient but the blend is modern with lighter spicy and fruity accents (lychee). It’s like a creamy vanilla, cardamom, and saffron dessert with leather smoke incense. Patchouli keeps the incense grounded while a sweet amber-tobacco keeps it all smooth. The smoke goes away at the base but all is still good.
L’Homme Sage is a beautiful fragrance with some smoky crudeness. I feel that if you like smoky or leather fragrances, then you should be able to wear L’Homme Sage even if you are “femme”. It’s one of those inedible gourmands; you guys know I love those. My husband loves this fragrance for himself. He typically likes über masculine scents that smell like garages and ferry terminals. But, he also likes sweet. So, this is a dream fragrance for him. And for me.
Notes listed include saffron, mandarin, cardamom, lychee, aromatic woods, immortelle, patchouli, oakmoss, amber, and incense. PERFUMER – Yann Vasnier
Give Divine L’Homme Sage a try if you like masculine gourmands or fragrances like Amouage Jubilation XXV, Prada Amber Pour Homme Intense, Annick Goutal Duel, Tom Ford White Suede, and/or Tom Ford Extreme.
The 1.7 oz EDP spray retails for $125 at Lucky Scent.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – What is happening to me? This has immortelle in it. I didn’t gag or feel sick. AND I actually love it. The immortelle adds a sweet smokiness, no porkiness. <whew> I really want a bottle of L’Homme Sage. I love a smoky scent. And L’Homme Sage is smoky elegance. And I want to smell it on my husband and myself. I predict a full bottle purchase.
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