REVIEW: Montblanc Signature Fragrance for Her

Montblanc Signature For Her

With the arrival of spring, a host of fresh and light fragrances to lift one’s spirit and mood have landed on my desk, with one such lovely being Montblanc’s latest women fragrance Montblanc Signature For Her…

‘If writing is the visible expression of the soul,’ they tell us, ‘fragrance is surely its unspoken, subliminal language. Fragrances tell stories, shape emotions and evoke poetry, writing in unseen ink where the fountain pen marks on paper in black and white.’ –Montblanc

Montblanc Signature For Her

There are women who will be remembered for their bravery, authenticity, strength and courage and choose to be the author of their own life; Montblanc Signature pays tribute to unforgettable women, ‘authors of their own story’. Diane Ducret, a French Belgian writer, noted as the only French writer to make a living from writing is the face of Montblanc Signature campaign.

This fresh appealing everyday scent is classified as a floral-oriental and musky fragrance;  top notes of juicy clementines combined with delicate peony, magnolia and ylang-ylang are at the heart, wrapped up in warming white musk, benzoin and sensual vanilla. I loved the zesty clementine smell on first spritz, settling down into a non obtrusive and subtle vanilla notes so had good durability.

Montblanc Signature For Her Fragrance
Montblanc Signature For Her

Perfumers Guillaume Flavigny and Nathalie Gracia-Cetto wanted ‘a contrast of opulent and sensual, an appeal and elegance; I wanted to infuse more light, more breath and transparency’, says Natalie Gracia-Cetto.

The gorgoeus opalescent bottle designed by Mark Eisen pays tribute to the iconic inkwell, part of Montblanc heritage with gold details  borrowed from the ‘Meisterstück’ writing instrument, underline the elegance of the object.

  • Did you know designer and artist Mark Eisen was born in Cape Town before moving to the states  to study, read more on him here

It’s well balanced and very befitting for spring time

Montblanc Signature For Her EDP, R880 for 30ml, R1 065 for 50ml and R1 315 for 90ml, is available at Dis-Chem.

DUNHILL ICON RACING: FRAGRANCE REVIEW

dunhill icon racing fragrance

My mind has been on Fathers Day gifts for the past few days wondering what to buy my dad. He’s not a braai guy, yet he’s not too shabby in the kitchen; ties are not his thing, yet he loves wearing hats. For years we bought him Old Spice fragrance for birthdays or Christmas, where he would smile and say how spoilt he was, (a gentle giant with a heart of gold, who would splash on the same scent every single day so as not to hurt his daughters feelings!) I’ve never asked if he tired of an endless supply of the same scent and soap on a rope year after year…oh, and ties..we bought loads of ties! Hopefully our home made cards made up for the lack of inspiring gifts we bestowed on him and thank heaves there’s an endless choice today of glorious fragrances for men, like DUNHILL ICON RACING; here’s why it’s high on my list of “you gotta try it, or buy it!”

dunhill icon racing fragrance

“Fresh, dynamic, bold…this is the statement I wanted Racing Green to make. There is an energy, a rush that flows through the fragrance and makes a statement of vibrant and sophisticated sensuality. The freshness shows sensitivity in the fragrance and the man wearing it. The dynamic aspect creates mystery and keeps you intrigued.

The boldness provokes a fearlessness within the wearer.” Perfumer Laurent le Guenaec

DUNHILL ICON RACING opens with a juicy burst of exhilarating Bergamot and Grapefruit with Cardamom accents, mid notes of Pepper & Lavender, and balanced with warm base notes of Sandalwood, Vetiver and Guaiac wood. Woody notes are what I lean towards when choosing mens fragrances as they are sensual and intoxicating and the combination of these three base notes are heavenly indeed!

DUNHILL ICON RACING bottle incorporates the British Racing Green colour, a nod to British heritage of car racing, with the stripes giving a sporty feel and symbolizing speed. The bottle is designed by Mark Eisen who says, “My dream is to create a bottle of timeless style – a perfect mix of history and modernity and taste.” It’s a beautiful functional and decorative bottle incorporating the “diamond point’ pattern and motif that runs throughout the ICON series; the fragrance has just won New Male Design & Packaging Fragrance Foundation Award 2018 – not too shabby!

dunhill icon racing

PRICES:

50ml EDP R1095

100ml EDP R1595

Available: Edgars, Red Square, Truworths, Foschini, Markhams

dunhill icon racing fragrance