Average Rating 4.4/5
Review by DunandaFalls
When I was first starting into the world of fragrance, I thought Pi was pure vanilla, utterly feminine and not one bit my style. I used to hate the stuff. But now after a few more years of olfactory development and evolved tastes, it has really grown on me. I own both the Eau de Toilette and Eau de Parfum strength of Pi, both of which are very nice yet different from each other. Pi EDT smells like a toasted vanilla pastry with a lightening, smooth orange accord and a subtle almond-like accord that just smells great. The strong vanilla note is very smooth and sexy; and remember, vanilla is an aphrodisiac. The warm Guaiac wood accord emerges as it dries down, adding a little more depth and body to the sweetness. The EDP is definitely richer in its concentrated sweetness. Here the orange note smells more candy-like when blended with the sweeter, more benzoin focused, somewhat dark balsamic and ambery base notes of Pi EDP. The EDP is not as smooth as the EDT, with top notes that smell like candy rather than pastry. The wood note is a little more dense, dark and pure in the EDP, adding perfectly to its exotic feel. The EDP becomes very dark, balsamic and woody after it dries down for about an hour, but retains some of its sweetness. I prefer the EDP myself as it has a more exotic, sexy and mysterious feel to it than the pastry feel of the EDT. The EDT is very much a unisex fragrance, but the EDP is too dark and woody for women IMO. I give the EDT a 4 and the EDP a 5.
Top notes: Tangerine, Galbanum, Neroli, Nasturtium, Rosemary, Basil, Tarragon, Pine Needles
Middle notes: Ironwood (Guaiac wood), Balsamic Chords
Base notes: Benzoin Crystals, Amber, Infinium