“He’s dreaming now,” said Tweedledee.”
From the surreal waking dreamworld of Salvador Dali came his first men’s cologne in 1987. Dali Pour Homme is an oriental fougere from the nose of Thierry Wasser. Dali was to die only two years later, but his art legacy lives on, his incredible unique works can still be enjoyed, and his inspired perfumes still bring joy.
Dali used his trademark lips design for the bottle and packaging. Quite suitably for men, the lips are dark, sombre, and sit atop an unusual asymmetrical globular bottle. At first glance it appears black, but it is actually translucent dark navy blue. The box shows the original drawing that Dali created for the bottle design in shades of grey.
Opening notes: Basil, anise, lavender, clary sage, bergamot, tarragon, tangerine, and lemon.
Middle notes: Geranium, jasmine, lily-of-the-valley, and heliotrope.
Base notes: Cedar, sandalwood, amber, patchouli, oakmoss, vanilla, and vetiver.
This is truly beautiful. It opens with citrus and herbs so good that there is no comparison. It soars as high as a cologne can go, while having an endless depth of character and quality. I love to imagine the moment that Dali himself first wore this, his devilish allusive grin widening as he inhaled the incredibly blended woods, nodding to himself, he would surely have been satisfied with this creation in his name. It is indeed a fine work of art.
Suited to: Gentlemen who appreciate aromatic perfections, and women who are bold enough to share it.
Rating: I give this a gold medal, it is a must have cologne.