WHAT I SMELL: Valour has an incredibly wonderful opening that’s made up of bergamot and brown sugar goodness. It tingles and sparkles like light brown amber crystals. Not long after the initial opening, the light sugared deliciousness begins to warm as a wonderful creaminess begins to smooth out the sparkle. The brown sugar (which never is too sweet) feels as if its mixed within the cream along with the lightest note of coffee. At the same time a clary sage enters adding a marvelously herbaled dimension to the lightly gourmand mix. Eventually, the perfume moves away from the enjoyably edible and takes on a more traditional amber tone. Valour feels as if it should be heavy and hefty, but instead it remains restrained and contained. In the end, Valour remains an ambered hue of masculinity wrapped up in gentle sophistication.
From the Robert Graham website:
The art of audacity and boldness for the loyal and the dynamic. The bulldog has always been a symbol of fierce individuality and willful intelligence a fitting way to top off such a determined essence housed in a faceted decanter and finished with a foulard print. This bottle gives a nod to the well-dressed modern gentlemen.
This blended essence walks the line between fresh and sybaritic mixing top notes clary sage coffee santos and amber wood to give it the epitome of eclectic sophistication.
WHAT IT SMELLS LIKE TO ME: A 1970s sophisticate.
THREE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE VALOUR: easy, smooth, subtle
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT VALOUR: CaFleureBon
BOTTOM LINE: Valour is one of three perfumes in the “Collector’s Trio” which also includes Fortitude and Courage, but Valour is my favorite. The perfume is nicely refined and very easy to wear. It does have a nostalgic vibe to it, which to me, makes it all that more attractive.
- Bone Rating: 4 out of possible 5 bones
- Scent: Oriental Spicy
- Classification: Masculine
- Expense: $125 for 100 ml blended essence (I’m not sure if that means cologne, eau de toilette or eau de parfum)
November 13, 2017 at 7:38 am
Valor is the one I like too.
Classic vibe, yup. Nothing wrong with that.
There’s one of them though that didn’t work for me at all.
Thank you for the review.
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November 14, 2017 at 2:36 am
Have you seen that 250 ml decanter’s top? It’s not a hound, of course, but… 🙂
November 14, 2017 at 7:04 am
Yes, they are pretty cool…but are they worth the extra money??? Not sure.
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November 14, 2017 at 5:57 am
I am intrigued…could a woman pull this one off?
November 14, 2017 at 7:06 am
It’s not overly masculine, so I could see a woman wearing it!
November 16, 2017 at 5:08 pm
Sounds very nice, my husband would smell great wearing this, I think. 70’s scents are good…
November 16, 2017 at 6:04 pm
This would be awesome on the hub. It’s not over the top, but pure bliss! And the price is pretty right too!