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Phileas Nina Ricci for men

Phileas Nina Ricci for men
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I have it: 54 I had it: 28 I want it: 37

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aldehydic

Phileas by Nina Ricci is a Oriental fragrance for men. Phileas was launched in 1984. Top notes are aldehydes, juniper berries, green notes, bergamot and lemon; middle notes are carnation, patchouli, cinnamon, jasmine, caraway, vetiver, cedar and pine tree needles; base notes are labdanum, leather, amber, musk, oakmoss and tobacco.

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Top Notes
Aldehydes Juniper Berries Green Notes Bergamot Lemon

Middle Notes
Carnation Patchouli Cinnamon Jasmine Caraway Vetiver Cedar Pine Tree Needles

Base Notes
Labdanum Leather Amber Musk Oakmoss Tobacco

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This perfume reminds me of  
Grain de Plaisir
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Predateur ou Proie
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Versailles Pour Homme
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Phileas Fragrance Reviews

Jerry Can
Jerry Can

For a couple of years in the mid1980s this was my favourite EdT. Its arrival broke new ground and opened a whole new experience for men. Like others here, it has massive memories for me, and its passing is greatly lamented. I cant believe this couldn't find a huge following today. Aghhhh! I do miss it.

Jun
15
2014
Colin Maillard
Colin Maillard

Juniper, aldehydes, balsamic notes, pine needles, pungent dry green notes, a peculiar salty and almost metallic base, leather, geranium. Spicy old crackling leather, squeaky gears, antique herbs with a woody/rusty feel. The mossy/balsamic note is beautiful, fresh, not sticky neither resinous at all – rather vibrant, windy, dry. The base is unique as well, a sort of soapy feel but not in the usual "somptous iris chypre" meaning – more of a domestic, dry soap, for instance the Marseille soap or other cleaners. Then it emerges a gorgeous leather note with liquorice, patchouli and roasted coffe notes – again all really dry, earthy and straightforward. Earthy and herbal in a totally unique way, with a salty/rusty feel which is just perfect – and also, the perfect olfactory depiction of the cultural reference for this (a fictional Victorian explorer: herbs, leather, rust, it's all there). Not even that complex, just unique and one of a kind. Absolutely worth the purchase – which I am given to understand may be challenging: I keep my bottle safe - and really elegant.

8,5-9/10

Jun
15
2014
Monsieur Aramis
Monsieur Aramis

4 from 5 - 93P (out of 100) - sparkling green - Green bitter green, aldehydic, somewhere sharp, very vivid head, made Phileas unique, a natural fragrance with some scent of a green meadow, but not hay-like, more a certain kind of herbs, some straw, but also with a broad woody heart. Very different from most of fresh or green fragrances. The only "green" for winter. The one which comes closest to the great SILVER from Etienne Aigner. Pity that both were discontinued in the 90ies.

May
22
2014
Dimitrios
Dimitrios

Another one of my top twenty , Phileas is another masterpeice , resinous , coniferous , herbal & much much more its just incredible ! Yatagan shares some similiarities but side by side is very different , unique bold & simply outstanding they will never be another Phileas >> >> pronose even if they did release it again ... it would only be a pale shadow of what it is now

May
08
2014
pronose
pronose

a true rare gem stopped by ricci don't know why???? this cologne must be release again!

Mar
17
2013
alfarom
alfarom

This is a rare gem! A sadly discontinued fragrance of immense beauty. Phileas is quite a complex composition that opens with a considerable amount of aldehydes, citruses and juniper for an overall effect that is at the same time stark, freshly-green and almost powdery/soapy. Patchouli rapidly makes its appearance joined by other spices (a light cinnamon), coniferous notes, leather and tobacco. In this phase Phileas reaches its peak of beauty with its perfect balance between the classic powerhouse style and an incredibly sophisticated elegance. In the drydown I get a lot of resinous notes (labdanum), pine (again), and a subtle cedarwood laying on a slightly metallic amber. Compelling and unique.



This is a very hard to find fragrance, so if you're lucky enough to find it, don't miss the chance to get it. Complex and definitely overlooked.



A masterpiece

Rating: 9/10

May
05
2011
missan
missan

This is lovely IMO, rather unique smell, a little bit of Aramis Tuscany in there but not the same. Maybe also a little bit of old Quorum, not today´s formulation.

9/10

Mar
01
2011
missan
missan

Found it at dutyfreeperfume.co.uk. Ordered it, will be very interesting.

Feb
25
2011
flannelman
flannelman

Nina Ricci's Phileas was a really unique fragrance. So much so that I don't really know what to compare it with, or how to describe it accurately. Herbal/herbaceous chypre, I guess. But not a "green" herbal, if that makes any sense. It's actually quite complex, at times soapy, then spicy, then mossy... I loved it to bits in the eighties, and I still do.

Jan
24
2011
jglass54
jglass54

I loved this fragrance. I bought it in the '80's at the souk in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates on a business trip. I remember a wonderful burst of citrus backed by spice and musk. I thought it very sophisticated.

Jan
22
2011
guest_p.bennett5@sky.com
guest_p.bennett5@sky.com

Hello Nick, l am really into old classic fragrances and l am looking to buy 2 fragrances on the net. Please can you show me where to buy them. ( Phileas by Nina Ricci and the New Havana Aramis for Men.

Mar
29
2010

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