Parle Moi de Parfum, times two

Parle Moi de Parfum is one of those brands I finally had a chance to discover last year. After loving Orris Tattoo I spent some time to try them and here’s another 2 interesting ones.

chypre-mojo

Chypre Mojo is one of these fragrances that are weird yet interesting at the same time. This perfume starts with a wink of zesty bergamot that quickly reveals its aromatic side. In less than 3 minutes the verdant juiciness is pushed aside & replaced by invigorating scent of freshly grated bergamot peel. This note tingles deep inside my nose but is fleeting and after a couple more minutes there’s a new scent, green and waxy in the way succulent leaves are. Or think of banana or mango leaf to imagine it better. The latter one would actually make perfect sense. Why? You’ll see…

After some time Parle Moi de Parfum Chypre Mojo develops a fruity edge that seems rather unusual and special. It focuses on mango and its multiple facets. At first it’s waxy like leaves and mango skin but after a moment we cut into an actual fruit. At that time the smell of ripe pulp makes a prominent appearance on one’s skin. It’s a mouth-watering flavor – not overly juicy but it has that soft and buttery fragrance and texture that are so typical for mango. Surprisingly Chypre Mojo doesn’t feel tropical at all. Later on the floral tones come to play. Carnation gives this perfume a nice floral-spicy facet. Patchouli adds a hint of earthiness but otherwise provides depth and dimension. Interesting scent indeed.

cedar-woodpecker

Cedar Woodpecker is a composition that feels pleasing from the very beginning and it’s a second scent with iris from this brand if you were looking for one (technically it was first as it launched before Orris Tattoo) – but first things first. The opening presents an electrifying cedrat note that is super sour and refreshing, a true combination of green and yellow citric tones. It’s a fizzy and sparkling note that is slightly more masculine than unisex. It then slowly transitions into cedarwood heart note and it’s a very good one. To me it smells like a freshly cut piece of wood trunk.

It feels solid and there’s something aromatic about cedar as well. There’s a short moment when Cedar Woodpecker smells to me like a luxurious after shaving product but that impression quickly vanishes. Woody aspect of this perfume gradually softens to transition into iris. First it feels dry & parched like a bark but it then becomes more rooty – with a slightly moist soil effect. Then it becomes gorgeous & buttery to finish with a lovely powdery aspect that rounds all the edges this perfume might have. It has a contrast of strong & soft. This composition has a modern vibe but also feels like a nod to vintage perfumery. Plus one can’t escape a feeling it’s a masculine scent in general. Simple but undeniably sexy.

As you can see Chypre Mojo and Cedar Woodpecker are two completely different fragrances but it’s good to have such variety within one brand range. Which one seems closer to your taste?

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12 thoughts on “Parle Moi de Parfum, times two

  1. Jillie says:

    I have always loved a good chypre so Chypre Mojo would be my choice, especially as it sounds intriguingly different!

  2. pjmcbride says:

    Chypre + mango–very interesting!

  3. hajusuuri says:

    Now I’m lemming these – great reviews. I would pick Cedar Woodpecker first, as an iris lover. The names of the perfumes are very playful!

  4. MMKinPA says:

    I struggle with cedar – when it’s featured prominently in a perfume it overtakes and that’s all I smell from the beginning. I think I would like chypre Mojo!

  5. Shiva-woman says:

    Chypre Mojo sounds lovely and unusual. Mango isn’t a note often featured especially in a sophisticated way. Great reviews, and I’ve never heard of this brand.

    • lucasai says:

      It’s a second time after Orris Tattoo I write about this brand on my blog. Don’t know how well represented they are in the US but I saw Luckyscent carries this line.

  6. Undina says:

    Both! 🙂
    I mean, it’s really hard to choose: my favorite flower vs. my favorite fruit… 🙂

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