Guy Laroche Drakkar Intense
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Guy Laroche Drakkar Intense: The 70s Revamped

Guy Laroche has announced the release of Drakkar Intense, a flanker to a long-time fan favourite that hasn’t seen many changes since the 70s. 

Guy Laroche Drakkar Intense

In 1972, Guy Laroche released Drakkar Cologne, an Aromatic Fougere that causes veteran fragrance collectors to sit back and reminisce about good times. Ten years later, the house released Drakkar Noir, which at the time, was a modern take on the popular line. 

Fast forward to 2022, Guy Laroche has released Drakkar Dynamik and Essence, both of which are overshadowed by their darker, more handsome brother. Noir is still bought by fragrance veterans and recommended to those who are looking for a fragrance with good longevity and that classic, masculine undertone. 

The new release of Drakkar Intense features top notes of Bergamot, Wormwood, Coriander and Rosemary. In the heart are notes of Lavender, Juniper Berry, Clary Sage and the base concludes with Patchouli, Vanilla, Daim and Mousse. 

Guy Laroche Drakkar Intense
Guy Laroche Drakkar Intense

All of the preexisting members of the Drakkar line had top notes that paired citrus with florals and plants. The original release used Lemon, Bergamot and Mandarin Orange which paired nicely with Lavender, Lemon Verbena and Juniper. Drakkar Intense utilizes a similar approach, opting for less citrus and similar florals. 

In the heart, Drakkar Intense utilizes Lavender which is found in the heart of Essence and the top of both Cologne and Noir. The new release utilizes Clary Sage, which is found only in the heart of the Essence variation. The other Drakkar fragrances went for more aromatic florals and plants. 

Finally in the base, Drakkar Intense features a Vanilla note which has become very popular in the last few years. Patchouli is found in the older variations, including Cologne and Noir. Two unique additions to the line are Daim and Mousse, which are known for having a suede and gourmand aroma. 

Guy Laroche Drakkar Intense
Guy Laroche Drakkar Intense

Guy Laroche Drakkar Intense is concentrated at the Eau de Parfum level, presented in 50ml or 100ml atomized bottles. The 50ml retails for $58 USD, while the 100ml is priced at $77 USD. 

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