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Thallium Yves de Sistelle for men

Thallium Yves de Sistelle for men
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Thallium by Yves de Sistelle is a Oriental Fougere fragrance for men. Top notes are bergamot and pineapple; middle notes are lavender, jasmine and apple; base notes are amber, patchouli, cedar and musk.

Perfume Pyramid

Top Notes
Bergamot Pineapple

Middle Notes
Lavender Jasmine Apple

Base Notes
Amber Patchouli Cedar Musk

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This perfume reminds me of  
Desire for a Man
3 no yes
Jaguar Classic Gold
2 no yes
Sun Java for Men
0 no yes

Thallium Fragrance Reviews

shavenonthedarkside
shavenonthedarkside

When I first got this scent years ago, I felt that the sales rep was pushing it on me. I instantly liked it. My concern was longevity. Needless to say, longevity complement factor was outstanding. It is so readily available I have not stocked back up on this one. I smelled a few wks ago and I am ordering it again;) It is not AS SWEET as everybody claims it is. It is sweet, but it is not sickening sweet. Fruits and notes are well blended. No need for a bunch of fragrance expert talk. It's a complement getter that last.

Apr
28
2016
mscotto89
mscotto89

Fell in love with this after receiving a sample. I'm a sucker for sweet scents and this hit the spot.

Feb
10
2016
fsulka
fsulka

The first time I applied Thallium I liked it. I didn't love it but I liked it. I sprayed enough on the back of my hand to get a feel for the fragrance but it wasn't an amount that one would normally apply if actually "wearing" the fragrance. Earlier today I actually wore it for the first time. I didn't overspray but on me this fragrance smells like grape bubble gum. A mouthful of grape bubble gum. Very sweet and a bit cloying. You might be thinking how can that be bad? Grape bubble gum smells great. You may be right and it may fit a younger guy better. I'm a middle aged man though and it doesn't seem age appropriate for me. I mean no offense to older gentlemen that enjoy wearing this fragrance. It might smell differently on your skin. I'm going to let my teenage sons spray the heck out of this until it's gone and then I won't replace it.

Jan
28
2016
Wolfsilverflame
Wolfsilverflame

Great Cologne. i love it. i got my first bottle for my birthday and it was my favorite. even after Green Day albums. Mainly because my parents accidentally bought the censored version.

Jan
15
2016
Mr. Carlsen
Mr. Carlsen

This has the most beautiful base notes. Amazing!

Dec
02
2015
TyrantRealm
TyrantRealm

I’m a bang for the buck kind of guy so I saw reviews on this and saw a fairly positive reaction so for $15 I decided to give it a try. All of the video reviews I saw compared this to a sort of candied apple, super sugary, and overall pleasant after the initial harsh dry down.

Well, after trying this I hesitantly came to the conclusion after giving this every chance that this is actually terrible, at least to me. Thallium sometimes smells like an extremely powdery “old lady smell,” then the rest of the time it smells like an elementary school girl’s cotton candy squirt bottle perfume. The cotton candy smell wouldn’t actually be terrible, but it still retains its harshness from the initial opening.
The sprayer is a little too frugal, needing about 3 sprays to equal 1 full spray from really good sprayers. This should be kept in mind when trying to apply as you should probably go 4 to 6 sprays with it if you actually want to smell like it. This gives decent projection and longevity.

Honestly, I know there’s people that say there’s no such thing as feminine or masculine smells and it’s all marketing, but this is for a female, and a young one at that. And just to touch on this a little more, like I said, I'm a bang for the buck type of guy, under $25 is my desired price range with scents so I can have 3 cheaper options over 1 mid/high end scent. So, when I say these words I don't say it lightly. This is synthetic, and I don't mean it has its own unique pleasent smell that isn't identified by notes ("smells like MJ Legend" as opposed to "smells like coffee, anise, amber, etc.") The harshness that people tend to say goes away after ~15 minutes stick around the entirity of the time for me. And it is actually painful to smell.

Final Verdict:
Longevity: 8
Projection: 7
Smell: 4 I really wish it wasn’t so, but the harshness and extreme feminine qualities ruin this as the “men’s cologne” it’s presented as.

Nov
16
2015
Davidm1105
Davidm1105

Reminds me of Perry Ellis M when I sprayed it on me. Smells great and ladies love it alot. Anybody else agree with me that it smaells like Perry Ellis M?

Oct
26
2015
smell_goodz_15
smell_goodz_15

Very good juice for a very good price. I received my bottle today! This so remind me of Dunhill Desire the red bottle.

Oct
10
2015
Allen-at-home
Allen-at-home

Despite the fact that Thallium is loaded with amber, I like it. In fact, I think the amber keeps it from being TOO sugary or candy-ish. (I generally hate amber, unless well-blended, which it is here.) It certainly seems to have its own personality. Does anybody else think it smells like Spicebomb? Surprisingly strong for a cheapie. If you get a chance to sniff Thallium, don’t pass it by.

Sep
15
2015
nicole.schatz
nicole.schatz

For a cheapy this scent is awesome. Long lasting on my skin and I just love it. Very soft refreshing scent

Sep
02
2015
Paganbunion
Paganbunion

Got this from Fragrancex and shipped to the UK for £12.50 and that included shipping from the US to the UK. So no complaints on price.
I read lots of reviews and thought I would blind buy it at this price and boy I am glad.
I get what people say about it being synthetic and it's not super original, but I just cannot get enough of this scent. I totally adore it, and yet everything it comes back round to wear it again, I always forget just how much.
I could wear this all the time. I can see how some people would not like this but something in this just flats my boat.
It's a sweet Apple blast but oh how I love it.
Projection and sillage is just average but I only go about 4 hours before I can't resist a top up. It's like catnip to me.
Blind buy it at £12,you can always sell it on Ebay and make a profit in the UK, or at least get your money back, as it seems difficult to get here.

Aug
19
2015
MrBumblepants
MrBumblepants

I absolutely LOVE this stuff. I got it a few weeks ago and it's all I've worn since. I've passed up my more expensive bottles for this. I find this fragrance very comforting when I wear it. And I love the sweetness of it.

GENERIC:
Maybe as it's not gonna challenge your nose or anything. It's not a complicated scent by any means.

SYNTHETIC:
Make no mistake this is synthetic. Especially the opening. But when it dries down it loses that synthetic part. But I like the opening so it's not an issue for me.

"OLD LADY SCENT":
It has, at least on me, a floral powdery aspect to it, which I think is where this criticism stems from. I think some people associate that with the fragrances their grandmothers wear.

But regardless I LOVE it. I like powdery scents if it isn't overdone and this one isn't. Also it's sweet without being too sweet. I don't get the fruity notes everyone else seems to get on the opening. I get a synthetic candy like blast that disappears within 15 mins or so. Then I get alot of powdery sweet floral notes. I do get a slight creamy vanilla note on the dry down also, altho I don't think it's listed as a note for this scent. And the dry down is the best part on me.

I've went thru bottles and samples etc looking for something like this, thinking it would have to be an expensive scent but it isn't. And for the price you can't beat it. I will always keep this on hand as long as it's available to purchase. This is the best cheapie I have ever found so far. And I do think this could easily be a unisex scent as well.

Jul
25
2015
serge00271
serge00271

I tend to like fresh/sweet scents, but don't know what went wrong here. After a week trial, it has been banished to the dud box under the sink. Go ahead....try it yourself....but don't say you were not warned.

Jul
15
2015
TheFragranceAmateur
TheFragranceAmateur

This for me is just ahead of Nautica Voyage as the best cheapie on the market. What you get with this is a sweet (but not sickly sweet) vibe with some fruity notes (but not too fruity) off the top. The blend is as such that it is somewhat difficult to pick out individual notes, but at the dry down this becomes seductive and creamy, somewhat resembling Allure Homme Sport. This is an all-seasons scent with great performance. For less than $20 it's hard to go wrong.

Performance: 7.5/10 - this is not a beast, but performs well above average in any kind of weather

Overall Scent: 8/10 - this is a youthful, playful fragrance that is still quite masculine. I routinely reach for this over many of my much more expensive fragrances. Unique and well-blended, it's a challenge to find a better scent at this price point.

Jul
01
2015
xoxoMyke
xoxoMyke

First off, this DOES NOT smell like Chanel Allure Homme. That's the biggest lie ever told about this fragrance.

I am a sucker for sweet and fruity colognes - ESPECIALLY when they are inexpensive.

However, Thallium disappointed me in every way imaginable. It's linear and harshly synthetic at times. It feels like a copy-cat of Dunhill Desire (red bottle). It's almost like a pineapple flanker of Desire.

It starts off with a powerful punch of sugar, fruit medley, and powder. I am not fond of powdery anything as it reminds me of floral and powdery fragrances usually associated with dated musk scents from years passed.

It remains hyper-powdery-sweet until it dries down to, dare I say, an "old lady" scent.

In short, this fragrance is wholly feminine and could easily be mistaken for a n old perfume from the 50s/60s. I could never see myself (and won't be) wearing this fragrance again. My first bad blind buy. It's the first on my list to give away if someone I knew wanted it.

If you are a young man and have the confidence to wear this, I salute you.

Jun
16
2015
Jizzoe78
Jizzoe78

I dont care who says what about this fragrance!! Like the person below! Lol!! Give it to a grandmother? Your full of it..hes just bashing this sweet fragrance which by the way gets me A LOT OF COMPLIMENTS!! You will have to judge it yourself but to go off your hinges?come on?you got to be kidding me! If you like sweets? You wont be disappointed!!

Jun
16
2015
jbsbluebird
jbsbluebird

It's cheap and I can't get enough. The top is good,. Sweet fruit. Then in the mid there are some slight floral tones in the background along with the fruit. In the dry-down into the base and for the remainder of the scent life, it becomes sweeter with the fruit less pronounced and creamy. Lovely. You can definitely say the top is more for the younger crowd, but when it drys down it becomes more mature while still holding onto the youthful vibe.

May
16
2015
nathancarney
nathancarney

great opening, similar to Rochas Man without the coffee.

Apr
22
2015
mildspicej17u55l
mildspicej17u55l

I really enjoy the powdery, candy-like sweetness of thallium. I get offered this one all the time at the perfume store but turn it down because they overprice the hell out of this one. You can get it from 16-18 dollars on the internet. I plan on ordering it soon. It's worth it if you want a unique fragrance that everyone you know doesn't have.

Feb
28
2015
Ryanmmas26
Ryanmmas26

This is a very appealing,sexy,sweet but not overly sweet, and at the same time its very fresh as well.

To me this opens very synthetic,fresh and fruity and very similar to a lot of the tween scents you will smell going through the aisles at walmart. It quickly transforms into a more masculine,creamy,almost gourmandish type scent thats actually quite delicious.lol
The best way to describe this is it smells like a more creamy version of Chanel ALLURE but without the spices and resinous undertones.

For the price you cant beat it and this and Nautica voyage are hands down the best deals you will find on any fragrance

Performance on this is also impressive for a cheap scent. It lasts me even in the colder weather 8-10 hours and the projection is VERY good for the 1st hour(SO BE CAREFUL) but after that its just decent but still well above average from even most niche scents

As a final rating im going to rate this a 8.5 out of 10 ! Great performace,price and smell but since it smells very similar to Allure I cant say its unique.

A steal and a must have for a fragrance collector

Feb
17
2015
doutdabando
doutdabando

Very sweet & fresh cologne. Very candylike, fruit smelling.

Could be unisex but still can be pull off being
considered masculine.

Love it, has got me nothing but compliments & girls go absolutely crazy over it because of it's very sweet candy aroma but doesn't get cloying or sickeningly sweet like overspraying other good colognes like MJ Legend, Rochas Man, Bond No 9 New Haarlem etc.

Very fresh, sweet, candylike, & pleasant. Love it, great cheapie! Recommend on dates, close encounters.

Feb
05
2015
theabsolutist
theabsolutist

If you like sweet, confectionery, candy-like accords this one will suit you well. If not, you aren't going to like this, it has a very sooty, juicy pineapple note that dominates the top and then transitions into a Skittles and cotton candy vibe after 1-2 hours and doesn't develop much thereafter. Thallium is a popular favorite of younger women; especially early 20's and teens, who appreciate it for its close resemblance to some of their own favorite fragrances as teens. The pineapple here is very nicely done for how synthetic the whole composition is, it dominates the top along with the bergamot and in tandem with the amber you get a creamy, smoky citrus feel. After awhile the sour, tarty apple comes in and adds a layer of sweetness and apple pie like feel to the aroma but the amber and aromatics stick around into the dry-down and maintain a rather general candy feel not unlike Guess Seductive Homme but better blended and less imposing. A very decent bargain fragrance for the 40 and under crowd that is versatile enough to be worn at work or on the run, with reliable projection and solid longevity with just 3-4 sprays.

Category: Ambery Sweet
Scent: 7/10
Longevity: 7.75/10
Sillage: 7.75/10
Creativity: 6/10
Value: 9.5/10
Overall: 7.5/10 Solid bargain basement scent on the sweet side, best left for newbies and youngsters or those with a fragrance sweet tooth. Pineapple lovers will also like this one!

Feb
03
2015
starburst1
starburst1

This does smell pretty nice. I can see why women like this. It is sweet like everybody else says. It does smell like a candy apple scent. I am not in love with this, but i do see myself giving this bottle some use. Considering its not even $16 on amazon, I do see myself re-buying in the future as long as the price doesn't drastically change for worse.

Jan
09
2015
halftwintowers
halftwintowers

I was able to smell Thallium at a mall kiosk and of course they were overpricing this baby, so I didn't buy it. But on my way home, I couldn't help but repeatedly smell my arm where the SA sprayed... it was amazing. I recently bought Thallium online and I'm so happy I did. I will say this, usually fragrances that are shipped takes a couple of wearings to get the notes to settle (or it's probably me familiarizing myself with the fragrance). When I first sprayed this, the candied fruit smell was a little too synthetic... I didn't like the musk in this either. But I decided to give it another try because it smelled so good at the mall. Now when I spray Thallium, I get the juicy, delicious red apple and pineapple candy smell. I don't get much woods in this fragrance. The initial blast is candied fruit, almost like skittles. The mid notes, I do get the floral notes accompanied by the candied fruit smell. With the basenotes, the florals and fruit are still present but musk is added to create a powdery aroma. I see this fragrance being quite unisex but it does smell good, projects, and lasts. For those that are into more natural smells, I don't think this would be for you because Thallium is synthetic. In fact, if you spray too much, Thallium starts to resemble the same synthetic quality that is present in One million (though they smell nothing alike). Overall, this is a recommended buy for those sweet fragrance lovers... a crowd pleaser too!

Dec
24
2014
Cassiano
Cassiano

Thallium is a true explosion of juicy and sweet notes, with excellent projection and lasting power. It is not a sweet aroma resulting from spices or resins, like vanilla, honey or benzoin. Is a fruity-sweet aroma that comes from the pineapple, bergamot and apple notes. And, in my mind, it's like if someone was preparing a sweet or a jelly with cubes of pineapple and apples, simmered with sugar, to result in a jam, making that smell inebriates the kitchen, while the fruits are there, in the pan, dropping their juicy syrup.

Did your mouth get watery? That's what this cologne causes, right in the output. Then, it gets calmer, becoming more natural and woody without that first tone - which often passes the synthetic sensation - showing more the jasmine side (which I love) with its base notes of patchouli, amber and musk. A great cologne for those who enjoy certain types of "sweet", without having to go through JOOP! Homme or Armani Code, for example.

Now comes the surprise: I stayed the whole day with this scent on my skin and I knew it reminded me of something that I had used recently. When I got home and I went to see my collection, there it was: Colonial Club (Jeanne Arthes). Guys, it is very similar!
So, I did the test, placing one on each paper, hoping to ease out, and they are too similar. Even the color of the liquid is similar! Some notes are equal in both compositions, such as jasmine, lavender, patchouli and I believe that the “fruity blend” is an attempt to get closer to Thallium. The difference is the explosive output of this one, which is much higher.

The hint is: If you want to know Thallium or already know it but that sweet output gives you a headache and you only enjoy it after 2 hours, try Colonial Club. It is not expensive and the investment is valid.

Oct
13
2014
camposg
camposg

Yes it smells a bit synthetic. It is a cheapie but a goodie. Last a long time, smells different from whats out there, I would call this a "blue Joop" if you know what I mean then you know what this smells like.

Anytime wear

21 and up, any setting

Great bottle and I would say a must have if anything because of it's outstanding performance

Aug
17
2014
jesvox
jesvox

First initial spray is good..dry down then becomes my great grandmas senior center home.

Jun
21
2014
newbee3114
newbee3114

hasn't grown on me yet.. smells good off the bottle till you spary it on you.. winter fragrance so i will wait till the cold weather comes in to try it...

Jun
21
2014
mcaldow
mcaldow

Love this fragrances, strong, but not offensive, lasts for a long time, definitely not a scrubber, very well done and smells fantastic

May
26
2014
class
class

I tried this Paris Bleu's Thallium, and I like it better than Jacques Evard' Thallium. Both have a lot of similar ingredients, but Paris Bleu is more pronounced and less candy-like than Jacques Evard's. By the way "Thallium" comes from the Greek word "Thallos", and means "green shoot".

Jan
17
2014
MadeiraD
MadeiraD

Mostly I just find the name of this funny, thallium is rat poison, a specific kind of rat poison a bunch of housewives used to kill their abusive husbands (and one old lady used to kill a bunch of people so she could have their furniture)

Nov
08
2013
sherwin
sherwin

When I first smelled it from a Perfume/Cologne store in Vegas, it smelled sooooo good! I ordered it online, but when I got it, it smelled terrible. It didn't smell good like when I first smelled it from the store. I disliked the smell eversince =(. It must have been a very very old stock...

Oct
23
2013
Layzie
Layzie

It's a sweet and peppery cologne. It feels clean and fresh, similar to an aquatic. Unfortunately, it smelled better and lasted much longer on paper than it did on me.

Oct
10
2013

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Thallium by Yves de Sistelle 3.96 out of 5 based on 139 ratings and 33 user reviews

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