Parfum de Marly - Layton
Parfums de Marly has always dedicated its fragrances to the noble and famed horses of history - war horses, racehorses, and so on - but Layton breaks with this tradition. Instead, Layton pays homage to the extravagance and sophistication of the court at Versailles. One drop of this magnificent elixir brings you into a lost world of dancing, feting, scandal, rumors, courtly love, and opulence.
The topnotes announce themselves with a sharp curl of bergamot flicking its whip at the other aromatics, lavender and geranium. The effect is at once scintillating and beguiling - it puts you on notice. Eyes wide open now, you will begin to sense an opulent, thick amber growing in the heavy, sweet with vanilla and spicy with pink pepper. It is rich but also feather-light, just as you imagine those famous cakes and pastel-colored macarons that Marie-Anoinette used to nibble on. A base of woods, vanilla, caramel, and coffee rounds out this impression of a greedy gourmand gorging on fine gateaux at the court of Versailles.
The elegant Parfums de Marley style cologne labeled Layton is the newest addition to the Parfums De Marley collection of exquisite cologne that is being sold all across Europe in doves. Layton is a new flavor in cologne that pays direct homage to the court of Versailles and will be sure to remind you of the palace in France. Layton differs from the traditional sense and smell of the Parfums De Marley cologne, which is closely recognized by European nobility and the different horses used in Europe's medical ages. Layton is more focused on bringing you back to an era in French Nobility and aristocrats where you will smell and fall in love with the aesthetic of classical French dancing, beaches, courtly love, feting, and opulence.
The smell of the cologne will dive into you as it gives you a taste of Apple violent and geranium, which lasts for a while until much later when you begin to smell traces of creamy vanilla and softwoods, similar to a European aristocrat walking into a garden after it's stopped raining. The smell of the violet and geranium whisper in the background as you go on with your daily life, pulling you close to a beautiful aesthetic of French beauty, but not too close to get lost in the dream. The vanilla accord stays stuck on your skin for up to 12 hours, while the scent never leaves its mark on your senses, but you slowly get used to the addicting smell. The scent is both vastly incredible and deeply intoxicating, you find yourself getting lost in the smell and you begin to feel like a new person. The spicy sandalwood feature that comes with it blends in perfectly with the sweet vanilla sense and the familiar surrounding of green apples under your nose.
The fragrance of the scent itself has been carefully designed to fulfill all three levels of the fragrance period, starting with the head where we slowly evaporate down to the base. The head gives us a sweet green smell that reminds us of apples in the summer, where it slowly evaporates down to the heart, where we have a blend of spicy wood and fruity senses that gets your mind rolling into a beautiful daydream and aesthetic. Finally. we evaporate down to the base where we get the smell of raw wood soaking in the summer, as well as a sweet vanilla smell that enters through your nose and plays in your brain giving you a feeling of relaxation. The scent at the top note is the green smell that lingers on your skin for the first few hours, in which after, the scent slowly blends into the smell of spicy wood which thrives in your senses for up to three hours. After the scent is finished with your head and heart, it goes down to the base where it lingers as a scent of sweet vanilla flower and it remains there for up to 12 hours. Giving you an adventure and a dream where you slowly go back in time to an age of French aristocracy.
One of the biggest factors of Layton by Parfums De Marly is the longevity of the scent and how it manages to keep you on your toes for an entire day, never at once leaving your side. The scent stays on your skin and fills up your nose for a phenomenal amount of time, giving you all day to breathe in the smell and enjoy it while also reminiscing about an era where you weren't even alive.