Well here it is, the darling of fragrance snobs around the world: Mouchoir de Monsieur. I'll confess that I wasn't expecting to like this, after reading so many reviews describing it as a take on Jicky. And you know what? They're right! I don't like it!
I hate prissy, pretentious crap like this - you know, stuff like Ungaro
II, Eau d'Hermes, Le Troisieme Homme, and now Mouchoir de Monsieur. Adding a ton of civet to lavender doesn't
automatically make a perfume smell refined, sophisticated, or even good. Mouchoir de Monsieur smells initially like lavender mixed with
bad breath. Then the lemon and vanilla
mix with the civet to create a truly nauseating experience. This really does smell a lot like Jicky, only
a little sweeter. This is definitely not
the way I like my lavender to smell.
Wearing Mouchoir de Monsieur doesn't make you better or more sophisticated than someone who wears Drakkar Noir or Brut, nor does it mean you have better taste. I don't care what Luca Turin says. Mouchoir de Monsieur smells like the signature fragrance of
an uptight fop.
If you like
talking to people with your teeth clenched, or you want to smell like you have
a pole up your ass, then this is for you.
I hate this scent.
MY RATING: 4/10