Le Labo • Poivre 23 • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||50%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
the notes, surprise, even the starring one, describe, I think, pretty much just what you get with this perfume. and I think the pepper is there throughout it's just subsidiary after the first big blast am very surprised that people say it doesn't stick around.
this is a really seductive black pepper scent and very sweet in fact actually I found myself ... a little put off by it's blatant desire to please and tried to resist but finally gave in and updating this review . . . months later. . . to celebrate my 100 ml bottle acquisition... I will say it doesn't disappoint...
for me le labo is all over the place. some of them are meh, some are outstanding, some are a joke, really, esp given the price, a joke that isn't funny anymore. this one is at the top of the line and utterly deserving of its coin.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
Poivre 23 a close cousin of Patchouli 24-they share the same spicy warmth. Unlike Patch 24 which morphs from tarry birch to black tea to vanilla, this starts out with a blast of spicy warm pepper and dries down to a warm spiced skin scent..fairly linear overall. I wish the peppery spice stuck around longer. I also wish this was not a city exclusive and $260 for a small bottle. I'm still trying to wrap my brain around this and justify purchasing it. Although it was originally advertised as being an Annick Menardo creation, Poivre 23 was actually created by Nathalie Lorson. Interesting because there are so many similarities in the 2 scents.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I am true blue Le Labo fan, and this London exclusive is amazing!
Poivre 23 starts out with an opening of a feminine pepper, ( the pepper does not last but a few minutes on my skin) with incense laced with vanilla, woods, and faint patchouli. This fragrance has depth, and fantastic sillage..lasts easily 10-12 hours on me. I have nothing in my fragrance wardrobe like this! Had to literally jump through hoops to get it, but SOOO worth it!!
Notes>>>notes of pepper, cistus labdanum, incense, sandalwood, patchouli, vanilla, gaiac and styrax.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I recently smelled Le Labo's Poivre 23 at the Le Labo counter at Liberty's in London and was pretty disappointed. From all the reviews I'd read beforehand and given its apparent emphasis on pepper which is one of my favorite notes in perfumery, I was sure I would love it. And I didn't. Not even a little bit.
To me, Poivre 23 is chiefly a sweet ambery fragrance to which has been added a glug of vanilla, dollop of tobacco and a meager sprinkling of pepper. It smells like an inexpensive, cheap-ish cousin to Le Labo's Patchouli 24 (which I like but in very sparing amounts as further explained in that review) and shares a number of the same notes.
If you want a quality "rev up your engines" pepper fragrance that you will never smell on another person, I'd highly recommend Ormonde Jayne's Isfarkand. For a stylish, red cashmere turtleneck sort of pepper perfume, there is the endlessly exquisite L'Artisan Parfumeur's Poivre Piquant.
Here are Poivre 23's notes, courtesy of The Perfumed Court: pepper, cistus labdanum, incense, sandalwood, patchouli, vanilla, gaiac and styrax.