Carlisle perfume opens daring, candy, and casting notes of bergamot, mandarin orange, cardamon, and Guaiac wood. These last two are base notes however they come up immediately upon application. The combination of those four notes creates a fantastic first impression with excellent projection. Although not explained anywhere in the official notes, the opening appears to contain a bit of boozy and gourmand notes.
Approximately 5 minutes after the opening, the patchouli will come up adding a few green notes, not too strong but noticeable; likewise, the floral notes, violet, and jasmine add a delicate aroma to the blend softening it just a little bit. With these notes, Carlisle reaches dry-down and at this time, this odor can be outlined as citrus (mostly mandarin) and cardamon, a fragrance with some woody and green notes and soft floral bits.
Carlisle is fragrant, good projection, and performance, the odor feels inviting, mature but not classic or old. The cardamon and woody notes make it manly adding a bit of gourmand and boozy feel. It feels somewhat sweet because of the mandarin orange however balanced by the bergamot.
Carlisle Perfume Recommendation:
Parfums de Marly Carlisle is a niche pricy fragrance but it delivers a great scent and outstanding projection. This is a great buy.
Carlisle Perfume Similar:
Carlisle is quite unique. Here are some aromas that contain similar notes although not always are alike:
Dolce & Gabbana The One EDP includes warm hot, tobacco, citrus, and cardamom notes.
Prada L’Homme also comprises cardamon, woody, and flowery notes.
Carlisle Perfume Overview:
Carlisle is a citrus (mostly mandarin) and cardamon odor with a few woody, green notes and also soft flowery touches, and also, several cryptic gourmand and boozy notes never formally clarified. An exceptional fragrance with exceptional performance, definitely well worth it.