Our Parfums de Marly Pegasus samples and decants are rebottled by Scent Split from genuine fragrance bottles. Scent Split is a wholly independent entity not affiliated, connected, or associated with Parfums de Marly.
Original bottle not included with sample/decant purchase. Scent Split rebottles the genuine fragrance into smaller bottles.
Pegasus- the horse God, the heavenly stallion portrayed in Coustou's famed statue. A creature of such power, refinement and nobility that only a God himself would dare attempt to ride him. In this spirit, Parfums de Marly's Pegasus is, itself, fragrance nobility- a skillfully refined take on the fougere style featuring unexpected notes of almond and vanilla that give it unique lasting power and striking dignity.
Pegasus opens with the aforementioned almond note- lightly sweet, somewhat bitter, and warm, given juicy heft by a more traditionally fougere-like bergamot. The heart of the fragrance further expands on the almonds' sweet, marzipan-like depth, while an unlisted floral accord (lavender and jasmine?)exudes gentle, refined masculinity. In the base, vanilla is the clear star of the show, replacing a traditional fougere's mossiness with creamy warmth supplemented by amber notes, while a light, sharp sandalwood keeps everything airy enough to still earn the genre. To read the notes of Pegasus is to wonder how it earns a categorization as a men's fougere- to smell it, on the other hand, is to be so swept up in its sophistication and majesty that you've no choice but to understand.
Bergamot, heliotrope, spice, almond, amber, vanilla, sandalwood
I love the scent, but it doesn't last long.
As a guy, I love this scent. It is stronger and longer lasting than any of the other 5 scents I sampled with my current order. However, it was not the favorite of the women who I had smell them. Oud Wood was the favorite followed by PDM Herod. Those two just do not last long at all and do not project like Pegasus.