The classic, sophisticated packaging of herod by parfums de marly suggest that it might be a choice for first-class men with discriminating tastes. Its blend of accords includes tobacco, vanilla, sweet, and balsamic, with inclusions of cinnamon and spice to make things interesting for the upscale gent. Its aromatic profile is crafted from top notes of cinnamon and pepper wood, after which its decidedly masculine heart of osmanthus, tobacco leaf, labdanum and incense reveals itself. Playing a solid supporting role in this fragrance are the base notes of vanilla, cedar, vetiver, patchouli, cypriol oil and musky elements. The brand’s backstory is equally as intriguing as the scent profiles of each of its colognes and perfumes. Parfums de marly takes its inspiration from the regal splendor of 18th-century france, recalling the extravagant perfumes that were crafted for luminaries such as king louis xv. Thus, the label takes its name from château de marly, the famous royal residence first constructed during the reign of “the sun king,” louis xiv.