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