I’ve been meaning to do a “you need an upgrade” sort of feature on EauMG for years. My thoughts with this is to choose a rather popular perfume and give niche/luxury “equivalents” of it. But, I worried people would take it the wrong way. I didn’t want people to think that I was snobby because I’m not. I wear a lot of designer perfumes and I didn’t want people to think that I think niche is “better” just because it’s harder to find or more expensive. I was merely thinking of those situations where someone wears something for years and then gets tired of it or thinks it’s too “popular”. I’ve had people requesting perfume suggestions for such reasons. And I don’t think it’s a bad thing to like white florals but want something different than the original Marc Jacobs or whatever. Anyway, after sampling M.Micallef Mon Parfum, I was reminded of my “to-be” feature. Mon Parfum is like the “you need an upgrade” substitution for Narciso Rodriguez for Her.
Mon Parfum opens with juicy, golden citrus. There’s a musky passionfruit and pineapple with cream. Mon Parfum wears as a syrupy white floral with musks and a heavy dose of patchouli. Mon Parfum is a luxury fruitichouli. It dries down to an excellent musk.
OK, so I compared M.Micallef to a designer perfume and it’s been my experience that brands don’t like that. But, the deal is that Mon Parfum really is an upgrade for those that like designer fruitchoulis or musky scents. It’s like a “better” version. I’m not dissing Narciso Rodriguez at all, I really like that perfume (and own it). I’m just saying Mon Parfum is like a more luxurious take on that theme.
Notes listed include mandarin, orange blossom, vetiver, vanilla, passionfruit, patchouli, musk and caramel. Launched 2009. PERFUMER – Jean-Claude Astier
Give Mon Parfum a try if you like fruitichoulis. Or if you like perfumes like Narciso Rodriguez for Her, Sarah Jessica Parker Lovley, Bond No. 9 Nuits de Noho, Harvey Prince Eau de Crème, Betsey Johnson Too Too and/or Dior Miss Dior Cherie.
Projection and longevity is above average. I get like 12 hours of wear from it.
The 3.4 oz retails for $235 at Luckyscent. Samples are also available for purchase.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Fruitichouli musk. One to try if you like modern musks.
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