Oscar De La Renta Gentleman Eau De Toilette Fragrance Review

Posted by Dimitri on Fri, 01/27/2017 - 3:30 PM

Launched in September 2016, and in honour of the design icon himself, Oscar de la Renta Gentleman is an Aromatic Fougere for men, presented in a striking domino flacon! De la Renta (nicknamed the “Gentleman of Fashion”) would often while away the hours playing dominoes whilst contemplating his collections. Today, his legacy lives on and this masculine scent embodies the man himself with the advertising tag “Life Well Played”.

Gentleman is a captivating scent from the get-go. It’s flight is citrusy and laced with cardamom – a note that sets the scene early on, marking it as a fragrance with character, depth and interest. A champagne accord adds a lip-smacking tartness, which tapes away into an aromatic heart comprising smoked black tea, rosemary and pelargonium. There is a fennel-like feel present which likens it to other iconic fougere greats such as Hermes’ Rocabar or Lalique’s famed Encre Noir. The perfume has an earthy base of rockrose and vetiver.

Oscar de la Renta Gentleman is a non-intrusive scent which is well suited to the office environment, or the great outdoors. It tips it’s hat to tradition whilst keeping one foot planted firmly in the here and now.