Simply being strong, however, does not make a good fragrance. This scent is awesome because it is totally unlike any other fragrance I've ever smelled. This raging macho man fragrance has serious swagger.
Lapidus picked the perfect bottle to house this juice: heavy gray porcelain with a dark green cap. The bottle pretty closely approximates what the fragrance smells like: hazy gray and dark, mossy green. And heavy, like the bottle.
The density and power of this scent come roaring out of the bottle the second you press the atomizer, and it doesn't let up much for most of its long life on your skin. As it develops, Lapidus Pour Homme becomes darker, duskier, and more aromatic, as the patchouli, leather, tobacco and moss notes establish themselves. The patchouli and leather notes are particulary dark and gritty, and they almost smell like they're burnt. The tobacco leaf and moss provide a dark green hue to the whole scent, while the smell of honey envelops everything to give the scent a slight sweetness and prevent it from smelling like a burning tire. Overall, this fragrance smells cold, dusky and dark. Imagine what Kouros would smell like if you cranked up the volume of the moss and the patchouli, and you've got an idea of what this is like. This is one of the strangest fragrances I've ever smelled, and one of the best.
As I said earlier, Lapidus is STRONG. Many reviewers have said that it's the strongest fragrance they've ever tried, and I can't really argue with that. You could hijack a plane with this. If you prefer light, wimpy androgynous fragrances that won't offend anyone, then Lapidus is not for you. On the other hand, if you're looking for a frag to make you feel like you own the place, then Lapidus Pour Homme is right up your alley.
You won't believe how powerful this is!
MY RATING: 10/10
Fragrance House: Ted Lapidus