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Herod Eau de Parfum by Parfums de Marly (4.2oz Fragrance)

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Herod, whose original name was King Herod, was a victorious stallion of the 18th century. He was a powerful horse, especially good for short distance routes. Exuding a smoky Vanilla scent, the blend of diverse notes found in Herod Eau de Parfum personifies that stallion's magnificence.

Starting at the base with woody notes of vanilla pods, cedarwood, vetiver, patchouli, cypriol, and musk, the fragrance boasts floral middle notes of osmanthus, tobacco leaves, frankincense, and ciste, topped off with fresh notes of cinnamon and pepperwood. A combination that is both royal and exotic, Herod is truly an echo on the reputation of its namesake.

The sprint: air comes in hot gasps through nose and mouth, sweetly reminiscent of hay. We lean close to Herod’s head, as he runs at breakneck speed, his spicy sweet breath reminding us of cinnamon and, as it steams the bit in his mouth and mingles with the sharp, polished metal, recalls the stark bite of pepperwood.

As Herod builds to gallop he begins to sweat, beneath us. Pearlescent drops of dew accrue, sweet and subtly tangy like the delicate apricot signature of osmanthus. Sweat dampens saddle, triggering the soft smell of wet leather, remarkably similar to the faintly decaying essence of freshly dried tobacco leaves.

Frankincense, a piquant, earthy quality seeps out from the space between skin and saddle, a smoke Herod generates as he gathers speed and seems about to outrun his tack. The rich, floral smell of ciste builds as Herod plunges forward. The horse’s perspiration runs in streams, the glossy dark of his coat defined by striping rivulets of sepia colored sweat, mimicking the bittersweet duality of vanilla.

Behind Herod, the red earth flies, a cloud of dust that resembles a transparent, billowing fire that’s dry and smoky, like the soft smolder of cedarwood. Vetiver sounds, a clear, green essence that signifies Herod’s passed the finish line but still runs, churning up grass as he travels forward to an unforeseen destination.

On this new, trackless terrain, the train of smoke he generates takes on the verdant shimmer of patchouli, while cypriol expresses the woodsy cool of the forest he’s escaping into. Musk emerges only as he slows to a canter, then trot, and finally, walk: the thick, comforting smell of his success against contest and captivity.

Handsome and indomitable, Herod’s wild spirit cannot be tamed. Outpace constraint with the sweet strength of this trusty steed.

(cinnamon, pepperwood, osmanthus, tobacco leaf, frankincense, cistus, vanilla pods, cedarwood, vetiver, patchouli, cypriol, musk)

Product Details:

EAN: 3700578507006

MPN: 101166

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About Parfums de Marly:

Parfums de Marly of Paris revives the spirit of lavish receptions and festivities held in the Château de Marly, for the delight of members of the Royal Court and foreign dignitaries. Through its original concept, Parfums de Marly creates fragrance for women and men in the spirit of the splendour of the XVIIIth Century, when the finest perfumes were created for King Louis XV, and in tribute to the prestigious horse races he so fervently admired.