If there were a fragrance of conquest and exploration, Drakkar noir by Guy Laroche would be an eau that perfectly embodies the civilized Viking man.
Between raw power and refined delicacy, the fragrance proposes a subtle masculinity, anchored of course on intense woody notes. Cedar and vetiver are part of the game, as in any perfume for men claiming a certain animal sensuality, but the particularity of Drakkar is to propose a note of oak moss, propelling the perfume in the thick forests of the Nordic countries. It reminds us of the origins of these warriors, bringing them back to their mystical woods and underlining in the essence a culture deeply turned towards nature.
In the heart, lavender, coriander, juniper berry and angelica offer a sweetness and depth that shows a viking man in control of himself, an ideal kind that will seduce the in-laws, and make a myriad of butterflies dance in the belly of his sweet. To attack Drakkar, the fragrance offers dynamic notes of lemon and tangerine, as if to remind us that the Viking jumps from his boat with speed, storms onto the beach and the villages, before taking possession of the new lands he explores.
His background is masculine, his heart is sensual, his head is conquering, this is the balance of the Viking according to Guy Laroche, who signs here an essence of masculinity, modern and timeless.
A great classic in the 80s and 90s, this fragrance for men remains a must for those who wish to embody this paradoxical man, between feigned brutality and concealed tenderness.