Masculine Signature Collection

Percival 2018

Percival by Parfums de Marly
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Ranked 52 in Men's Perfume
7.9 / 10 1658 Ratings
According to EssenceVitae Research Team Percival is a popular perfume by Parfums de Marly for men and was released in 2018. Furthermore The scent is fresh-spicy. It is still in production. Pronunciation
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The fragrance is part of the "Masculine Signature Collection" collection.

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Cimi

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Ambercrombie & Fitch Fierce - is it you? I The interpretation of PDM
Percival is the quintessential shower gel perfume from PDM; the first time you spray it on, you get that "fresh out of the shower" feeling. This fragrance association is often automatically labeled negatively, especially as many people compare it to shampoo or deodorant. I can understand this to some extent, but for me it is yet another dimension to produce such a potent fragrance or a shampoo that smells like it for a few minutes at most.

In this respect, let's take a look at the fragrance itself and why I see the fragrance going more in the direction of Abercrombie & Fitch Fierce:

- Percival is - although it smells like a simple shower gel - one of the fragrances that gets the most compliments in everyday life. Why? It is simple, pleasant and absolutely not offensive. In addition, the Percival performs simply brilliantly for a freshie, so that you can be smelled. Many fragrances in this direction last for a short time and then remain in a woody base that is barely perceptible and close to the skin.

- In the opening, you get the blast shower gel vibes from the spicy-fresh bergamot-tangerine combo. A top opening, which is then promptly complemented by lavender and slightly floral accords in the heart note (but not accento-floral!).

- In the drydown, a balsamic-fresh, spicy musk base emerges quite quickly, which is complemented by tonka bean and is probably why it lasts and projects for so long.

- The projection and also longevity is really top for a freshie; the fragrance projects for hours and also lasts forever! Older batches are almost beastly!

Overall, you can really expect a great fresh-spicy opening, which leads over light floral heart notes into a balsamic fresh-spicy base; the tonka bean gives the fragrance a very minimal sweetness. Even if the whole thing sounds very complex, the fragrance with its seamless transitions is extremely universal and simple to understand, as the shower gel feeling is maintained throughout.

The closest comparison I would draw is to Abercrombie and Fitch's Fierce, as the two fragrances are extremely similar in terms of DNA. The only differences for me are marginal for laymen in the air; but here are the small, subtle differences:

- the performance of Percival is far ahead of Fierce by A&F (Abercrombie and Fitch)!
- I find A&F's Fierce a little less dusky-gel vibe at the beginning than Percival due to the cardamom and fir resin; a little warmer and more balsamic at the beginning.
- In the drydown, I find A&F's Fierce a little greener and earthier, marginally but still perceptible in direct comparison
- The price of the Fierce is about half as high; in this respect, it doesn't go that deep into your pocket

However, these nuances are not really perceptible to the "layman" without comparing the two in parallel! In this respect, you can actually confidently fall back on the A&F, unless you are a PDM fanboy and want the high-quality version with more performance.

Whether it is generally worth buying such a fragrance in this price category is, however, up to you - I personally celebrate the fragrance especially in the office environment.
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WinniePooh

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Fresh from the fitness shower
Beautiful flacon 8/10 but mediocre fragrance 6/10.

Why?

If you remember the old Axe Bodyspray commercials from the early 2000s, you'll know what you're getting into here.
Too much, too aquatic & too biting.
A peppery and citrusy fresh scent that I somehow couldn't wear anywhere.

In which everyday life could I walk around like an ultra potent shower gel?

Even in sports, you want to move away from the cliché rather than fulfill it.

Durability and sillage are average, but for the price, a slap in the face.

Price/performance ?
Way too overpriced - there are better ...
Yes of course, the PDM imprint.

No recommendation to buy. Better to buy another PDM fragrance or test Percival "several times".

NO BLINDBUY
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Robin04

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Underrated all-rounder?
Percival is a great everyday fragrance for me. With its spicy freshness, it accompanies you through important appointments, but also a relaxed day at home. It has solid longevity and an appropriate sillage! Light citrus and aquatic notes can be heard subtly in the background.
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Sarkozy

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Out of the shower in PDM quality
Although many people ridicule this fragrance from the PDM range and call it a kind of cheap drugstore perfume, it has to be said that it's total nonsense!
This fragrance is in a class of its own! Of course, it's an all-round fragrance that doesn't have that much depth
(which many expect at the price), but what it can do, it can do really well!

For me personally, this fragrance smells like a very high-quality creamy white
"Soap bar"

At the opening, the mandarin and pink pepper come through well, then lavender paired with jasmine and lots of spice! You should really apply it after showering,
2-3 sprays and you feel super clean and fresh!

The durability is quite okay, for me it lasts about 6 to 8 hours
This fragrance is for everyone, you can wear it everywhere without any problems :)

For people who want a creamy & fresh fragrance and that in niche quality just the right thing!
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Andrejl

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Fresh yet spicy
Percival is a fresh yet spicy fragrance.
At the beginning I smell the spiciness strongly. This disappears very quickly.
After about 20-30 minutes, I and those around me only smell the freshness.

The best way to describe the fragrance would be like stepping out of the shower.
But in an elegant and luxurious way.

For me, this is an absolute all-rounder. The freshness allows for a variety of uses, such as work, school, university. You could even wear it for sport.

Due to the spiciness in the fragrance, which comes out especially through the pepper, the fragrance is also interesting for parties and other similar events.

Conclusion: If you want elegant and at the same time fresh or the shower in the bottle, you should reach for the PDM Percival.

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ElysiumElysium 9 months ago
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Strangely no one mentions the overpowering ambery facet, which explodes and persists forever. Resinous and salty, ambroxan in a good way!
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Patj1994Patj1994 1 year ago
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Smells like a more expensive version of abercrombie fierce. Nice, but not worth 300+ usd.
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TaoEuringerTaoEuringer 2 years ago
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Not unique. Not cheap. Perhaps the best inoffensive fragrance out there.
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BertolucciKBertolucciK 4 years ago
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Percival is pleasant. It opens fresh with some citrus and flowers, then some spices and tonka to create this all-rounder. The DNA is common.
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Nik604Nik604 2 years ago
300 euro for this??!! Someone at the marketing department must change the pills .
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