Inspired by the colorful bustle of the Royal Court of Versailles, Layton bursts forth with a fresh, dynamic masculine elegance that perfectly embodies the festive yet elegant atmosphere of the 18th century's most important and luxurious seat of power.
Layton opens with a dazzling splash of juicy, tangy bergamot and apple, tilted towards the alluringly masculine with fresh lavender, geranium and violet. Warm amber tones lend richness to the spicy heart, while a drydown of precious woods and vanilla up the opulence even further- perfect for a fragrance meant to evoke a name still synonymous with gloriously high-end excess. Life at Versailles must surely have been a dazzling mix of business, statecraft, leisure and celebration- it should come as no surprise that Layton presents itself as a perfect fragrance for any and all of those pursuits.
Bergamot, lavender, apple, mandarin, violet, jasmine, geranium, gaiac, patchouli, sandalwood, cardamom, vanilla, pepper
License Info: Parfums de Marly Layton sample is a hand decanted sample from the original licensed design house fragrance. This item is not a licensed design house product. The customer will receive the original fragrance hand poured into a sterile vial. Scent Split is not affiliated with, endorsed, sponsored or supported by the design house in any manner. Scent Split is not in any way affiliated with Parfums de Marly. All perfume samples and decants are hand decanted into glass sprayable atomizers for 2ml, 5ml, 9ml and 30ml bottles and glass dabber vials into 1ml samples from the original fragrances by the original brands and sent to you carefully so that you can enjoy small quantities of fragrances you've been wanting to try and weren’t otherwise able to.
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Not the greatest to me.
PDM Layton has a "applely" almost sugary opening. Its extremely sweet. But the magic is in the dry down. Warm, cinnamon, creamy and a little spicy.
Originally, I had tried a very small 1ml decant just to get an idea of the Fragrance’s notes. I wasn’t blown away until I had more to work with. I tried a 5ml decant and that changed everything. The warm apple comes through in the opening but it doesn’t feel gourmand at all. The apple here is sexy and alluring. The dry down brings the patchouli out and it becomes a stunner. PDM is an incredible niche house and Layton is a masterpiece. I’m buying a bottle now and even at $310 a bottle, it’s worth it.
Layton was a bit too masculine for me. It smelled nice, and I can see how it could be a unisex option, but it went too far male for my taste. But, if you lean toward a good middle ground, this might be your thing.