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A collective of reknowned perfumers who believe in a groundbreaking fragrance philosophy: l’Eau Contemporaine. The contemporary eau defies the expectations of a typical perfume with its unprecedently fresh, redefined take on luxury; one in which the sensorial pleasure of fragrance is reigned in with few, sheer, high-grade ingredients to be reapplied liberally like a second skin.<br><br>Thirdman is a niche cologne line that updates traditional eau de cologne for the 21st century. The line concentrates on highlighting simplicity and freshness, with a modern, versatile feel. Eau Contraire derives its heat and energy from a blend of blood oranges with Indian cardamom, for a dark, spicy profile.
Thirdman is a fragrance line dedicated to featuring the brilliance of the Eau de Cologne style of scent – minimalist compositions where fresh, light citrus and spices are the focus. Historically, Eau de Cologne is a splash-style, lemon and orange, zesty citrus refresher, applied liberally and often. Thirdman has taken this citrusy profile and expanded it to include a host of aromatic notes, spices,…
This scent is definitely reminiscent of grandma. But like back when grandma was young and hot. It's comforting and a little playful and will make you want to take up knitting in between going to the club.
Good good stuff! Downside it it doesn’t hold that initial burst of scent but all good things must come to an end. Thank goodness you can just spray more. It’s a great pick me up in these gray late fall/winter days!! Very very good!!
I really do not care for it at all it is not the spicey I was hopeing for so I gave it away to a male friend of mine who liked it and it smelled very good on him.I would not buy this one again , but Im not upset about this at all just excited for the n
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I received more compliments on this cologne then probably any other one I think because it’s very unique different than traditional colognes and normal scents. it’s very woodsy almost cinnamony with a hint of citrus just very unique
It opens with lemon providing the sun high in the sky. This sets the stage for a high concentration of cardamom to take its place. There is a clever shift of actual citrus fruit to the lemon-tinged spice in the early moments. Blood orange comes next. In most fragrances the blood orange can get lost. When it is the featured player it gives it the opportunity to show off its richer facets. It creates a fantastic harmonic with the cardamom. In the base a set of white musks create a more expansive accord over the final development.
Eau Contraire has 6-8 hour longevity and average sillage.
Who in their right mind would want to smell like this?!?! This is disgusting and why I cancelled my subscription. You forget to put your choices and they give you this garbage. Smells like dirt and oil
There are definitely days when I don't feel like wearing a floral scent, so I turn to this one. The blood orange goes a bit sweet on my skin, and that helps to balance out the masculinity of the scent. The dry down keeps the lingering sweetness from the orange, but it's mostly spice from the cardamom. It usually wears for 4-5 hours and is fairly easy-going. My favorite time to wear it is right after a workout.
A sparkling, fresh citrus scent. Nothing groundbreaking or unique, but a quality fragrance. Wears close to the skin and lasts a reasonable 4 - 5 hours, which is expected of an Eau de Cologne formulation.
Is this the same as Eau Nomade? Because that's what the decant label says. It's a sweetish, spiced orange. Further on the masculine side of the unisex spectrum. I don't enjoy unisex scents as much as I did before my pregnancy, so I gave this one to my husband. It's nice on him but not my favorite. I agree there is a cheapish vibe to it, a sort of chemical undertone. And it is rather fleeting, as are many citrus scents.
Very good lasting life though it can only be noticed subtly. This scent is great to wear (esp for me in the gym or rehearsal) but I wouldn't buy it because of the synthetic tone underneath the sparkly blood orange. I'd recommend if you don't have sensitive skin.
Disappointing - cardamom is one of my favorite notes. I get a LOT of ginger and not much cardamom at all. Opening reminds me of the opening of Hermes Jardin d Mousson but not so wet.
The citrus is there but feels synthetic to me. Definite fizz and sparkle though; the overall effect is like mixing gingerale and Fanta. Not bad but not what I was expecting.
This fragrance is just ok, it is not my favourite with my body chemistry. I get a lot of muted, almost stale smelling, cardamom, but none of the blood orange. It has good sillage and decent longevity, lasting around six hours on one spray.