The brand new, Patrick Dempsey Unscripted Eau de Toilette $32.00 2.5 fl. oz. exclusively from Avon is so affordable, women will run to buy it in droves , hoping to make their men more “McDreamy.” In case you’ve been avoiding prime-time television, Mr. Dempsey plays a yummy-looking doctor with the nickname “McDreamy” on the television drama, Greys Anatomy. But just because Dempsey is meltingly adorable, doesn’t mean the fragrance will be pleasing to men…and it is a man’s fragrance.
As a beauty reviewer, I believe that it is important to really evaluate the quality of pleasure factor of the fragrance inside the bottle first and not just dwell on a pretty face (oh, but Patrick is so gorgeous)! I decided to take this scent to my male reviewer first without telling him anything about it. I sprayed in on him and waited for his reaction. “This smells really nice,” he immediately said…noting that there was some kind of fruit (he said peach, it’s actually fig) and a very strong, sexy, masculine bottom of sandalwood (it is actually leatherwood). As drydown occurred, our perceptive male reviewer said it smelled more “marine” than at the beginning (it’s actually more herbal and clean).
Patrick Dempsey’s wife Jillian is an accomplished makeup artist who has done some wonderful collections, also for Avon. Doubtless, her husband knows more about what goes into scent than most men (and apparently he did have a leading role in the actual design of the fragrance). The creators of the scent are perfumers Yves Cassal and Pascal Guarin, who also worked on Avon’s Ungaro U by Ungaro For Him (reviewed in our September/Otober Fall What Works column) The notes include a top of cardamom and cracked black peppercorns, followed by a middle of fig and lavender, with a masculine drydown of exclusive leatherwood (like sandalwood but a bit less incense-y), patchouli heart, vitiver and musk. The category of scent is: “green woody.” It’s herbal, it’s spicy, it has a hint of floral but overall, it’s light and masculine and sexy.
While I obviously don’t know Patrick Dempsey personally (anytime you want to get acquainted, Patrick, just email me!) this new scent also seems to have his obvious visual characteristics of “sexy and stylish without even trying” and in fact, the same phrase appears in the press info for the fragrance. Even the simple, modern packaging is elegant “without even trying,” The outer carton is a gradiated brownish mauve with tiny orange accents. Inside a really attractive, bold, strong, simple, square glass bottle with matte black cap has unisex appeal.
Patrick Dempsey Unscripted Eau de Toilette will be a must-get for women will be enjoying the scent on their guys, and must-get for men, who will be enjoying the attention they get from their ladies. Avon has really stepped up the quality and presentation of their fragrances in the past few years, working with couture designers and now, celebrities, to create fragrances that offer luxury at a reasonable price. In this economic climate, we should definitely say “thank you!”