WHAT I SMELL: Style opens wonderfully warm and herbal, accentuated by cardamom and nutmeg. Its clean and crisp, like a starched dress shirt. There’s a generous, thoughtful and inviting masculinity in the perfume. After around 5 minutes, the dried lavender starts to bring with it a rather large projection. It’s warm, dreamlike and very elegant. There’s a layer of incense that swirls below the lavender, that adds just a hint of sexiness to the rather formal composition. After some more time, the perfume becomes more woody and dry, but the incense still layers the perfume from below like the remains of a bonfire drifting in the distance. As the perfume continues to develop, the incense begins to wain and the sandalwood brings a welcomed light creaminess along with a light floral bloom to the dry and woody heart.
Notes listed from Fragrantica:
Top notes of the composition will offer a spicy blend of nutmeg, warm and gourmand cinnamon and cardamom, refreshed by luminous and sunny lemon zest. The heart of the composition accentuates floral notes of elegant jasmine and lily of the valley softened with aromatic lavender, while base notes provide us with warmth and precious woody notes of patchouli and sandalwood embraced by a mysterious veil of incense and sensual musk.
WHAT IT SMELLS LIKE TO ME: A dashing 1930’s Joel McCrea; accessible and easy masculinity.
THREE ADJECTIVES THAT DESCRIBE STYLE: classic, controlled, elegant
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT STYLE: Chemist in the Bottle, CaFleureBon, Memory of Scent
BOTTOM LINE: Style is an elegant and wonderfully controlled and easy to wear masculine perfume. This would be an easy add to any man’s wardrobe.
- Bone Rating: 4 out of possible 5 bones
- Scent: Oriental Woody
- Nose: Jean-Claude Astier
- Classification: Masculine
- Expense: $110 for 30 ml Eau de Parfum
June 24, 2015 at 3:08 pm
Great review, Steve, this sounds like a perfect scent for a guy! And of course, you picked the perfect illustration as you always do.
June 24, 2015 at 5:41 pm
Ahhh, thanks Holly. This is the perfect classic no fuss, no muss fragrance that any man would love to have as part of his collection. Perfect for the workplace or an evening out on the town!
June 28, 2015 at 1:20 pm
Not sure the perfume is for me, but I really like that bottle!
June 28, 2015 at 2:10 pm
Vanessa – you are all class like this perfume….but this is a bit manly which you definitely are not 🙂 The bottle is pretty I do agree!
June 28, 2015 at 5:54 pm
M. Micallef is one of the brands I have not explored even though I’ve sniffed quite a few of them at OsswaldNYC. This sounds great but due to its masculine bent, I will likely skip it; however, I will definitely re-sniff the next time I visit OsswaldNYC…I am long overdue for a visit. How I wish it was located in midtown Manhattan!