Parfums de Marly - Percival
Named for a mythical French thoroughbred, Percival is a classy masculine scent that draws enough on tradition to give it weight but includes a modern, citrusy freshness that brings it bang up to date. A fantastically fresh opening of sour bergamot and mandarin sparkles against a darker backdrop of aromatic herbs and peppery florals for a result that feels like both gentlemanly and vivacious.
The bright coolness of the lavender and violets flickers against the toasted spice of nutmeg-sprinkled woods in the base, a power play of light against dark that's endlessly fascinating. A minty, rosy note by way of geranium gives the scent a fougere structure against which to lean, the coriander and cinnamon a stoutly spicy heat that warms it from the inside out.
Mischievous, charming, and debonair, Percival is a knightly fragrance, one that's fit for the gentleman gone (slightly) rogue. Imagine the slow warmth of a Cary Grant smile married to the silvery, fresh coolness of the aristocratic Leslie Howard, and that's Percival. Firmenich molecules Clearwood, Ambrox, and Hedione bring a salty, bright woody radiance to the underlying structure, striking the perfect tone between tradition and modernity.