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Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin Lolita Lempicka (thangr250)
answering to barker , yes and no , if you didnt loved the smell do not bother further , the homme edition replacing the sweat notes with woody ones comes off more masculine , if you like the vanille kinda thing of au masculine , with the og gets even better
L’Homme Ideal Cool Guerlain (youeatcheese)
One of the best spring/summer fragrances. Expecting something similar to IDEAL Cologne, I found IDEAL Cool rather disappointing at the first sniff. But, then it slowly grew on me and now I think it is so unique and intoxicating. Although there are a quite few mint fragrances out there in the market usually the mint scent in those lasts only for a short time on my skin. IDEAL Cool, on the other hand, can keep the mint scent going and it stays minty for much longer. The longevity is not great. Nonetheless, this is a great fragrance.
Clubman Special Reserve Pinaud Clubman (SmellTest)
I love and respect Pinaud (love Clubman and Musk), but this wasn’t for me. Smells like cheap faux leather and flat Dr. Pepper. I tried several times but kept finding that I would much prefer to wear something else or even nothing at all. I even decanted it and then returned it to the Pinaud bottle so I could set it outside to see if someone else might want it. Someone picked it up, so I hope they have more success than I did.
Gabrielle Chanel (ilgattopardo)
bottle design five years in the making? admirable, but the juice itself does not make an impression that the same level of thought and care went into formula or maybe got confused and lost track of what it aims to express; it is quite simply very much nondescript, an olfactory equivalent of elevator music; posh elevator in a luxury hotel, mind you; some compositions I can recreate in my mind years after, some I hate but at least they are fascinating and expressive despite their flaws, might be polarising, but this one is hard to piece together the next day; I wonder what was the idea for it, as the greatest sin is to evoke no emotions at all, but be pleasantly forgettable and charmingly inoffensive with use of precious ingredients
Touch for Men Burberry (Ed Wardian)
Touch is a light yet ever present trail of a scent that transitions from a brushing sweet feel into a sensual embrace of freshness. It opens with a watery violet, a sharply bitter artemisia and a pulpy orange rind of a trio that is sweetly pure, purely light, and beautifully ozonic; before dashes of pepper and dry cedar bring forth a warmth to the blooming powder puff, only to be further cozy-upped by a doe-eyed and pretty white musk leaning over for a tonka bean whisper. What comes to mind is an aura of genteel cleanliness of barbershop talc, clothesline laundry; fresh and perfectly set for spoiling. This woody-musky aromatic of soft, sweet powdery caresses is all love and cuddles past and present.
Cloud Ariana Grande (phailynchhoeun)
Wanted to love it but couldn’t. I don’t know if it’s the plastic the bottle comes with but it has a very cheap, plastic smell. I have tried it a couple times and I just can’t.
Perfect Tobacco S.T. Dupont (ivaylops)
What a masterfully blended and potent tobacco scent. Very different from all other tobacco perfumes that I have in my collection. I don't find it vanilla dominated at all, at least not on my skin. Performance is great, excellent value for money. Unisex leaning masculine.
Accento Xerjoff (ginandrice)
When I first sprayed this, it struck me immediately as a typical—if somewhat delicate—cologne scent. Masculine, but pleasantly inoffensive. It’s musky in a cool, sweet way that makes me think of Monet’s Water Lilies. Despite being quite powdery, Accento evokes water for me, like blue and purple flowers dappled with rain. Yet when I think of how closely this resembles Chance by Chanel, my nose gets disoriented. Chance is such a feminine scent! It’s fascinating that Accento can smell so similar, and yet feel so distinctly masculine to me. Accento is lovely, but ultimately, I feel it lacks whatever curious dimensionality gives Chance it’s charm. I find it serene nearly to the point of boredom.
Eternity for Men Eau de Parfum Calvin Klein (Llcj)
This is a beautiful composition. It’s a mass appealing green scent. I really love it and will be wearing it very often. Impressed with the longevity. Good call tltg
Original Santal Creed (Slava29)
Similar to Montblanc Individuel but unfairly compared to Joop which smells like cheap cough syrup. I like this although I think it's more perfumey and feminine than MBI. That said, I do like this more as you can smell the quality. difference. Is it worth the price difference - to me it is but to most probably not. But I'm crazy.
Carnal Flower Frederic Malle (ptsau)
I usually don’t like tuberose scents because they are either too feminine or too masculine but this one is a definite unisex. I never tried a sample of it nor considered getting it because it said it’s a white floral dominated scent. I hate white floral as it’s always too feminine or powdery. Until I just tried it at a FM counter after years, I fell in love with it and had to get a bottle immediately. I always love FM as a brand and love their Musc Ravageur. This one is totally different than the Musc Ravageur except its quality is as good as Musc Ravageur. Floral but warm and cozy, very unisex. It revolves in different stages. The opening is the elegant white floral scent with hip cozy feel instead of the old lady floral scent. Then the heart becomes the dry green tuberose dominant with very light ylang ylang and coconut peaks thru from the base, which I prefer because it would make it less feminine scent this way. The dry tuberose would last until the base and would be even drier along with the coconut and musk. It is slightly animalic in the base but it’s so intoxicating. I don’t get the melon and bergamot notes on me tho. Anyway I just love this fragrance. Performance is superb! Last 12 hours on my skin and days on my clothes. Projection is big for at least 5 hours and won’t turn into skin scent until the 7-8 hour mark. This one is another one that you would have to get your nose on it and cannot judge by the notes breakdown. I can’t believe I found it is a 10/10 floral based fragrance for me because I used to hate floral scents.
Sauvage Christian Dior (parahippocampal gyrus)
This scent is underrated on Fragrantica, although less egregiously than Invictus, at time of writing. This is a quality scent that fills the safe dumb grab niche that is, for better or worse, the totality of many fragrance consumers wardrobe. In that role, or in the role of a great fallback option for a consumer with a more complete collection, I can totally endorse this. Personally, in the role of default option I prefer Invictus, but I'll switch to this periodically for the sake of variety, and enjoy having done so. The pepper opening does much to distinguish it, and it plays well with the bergamot. Invictus settles down more gently, but less pleasantly than this does, and seems to do so sooner on my skin. Performance with Sauvage is definitely superior, such that I am forced to take greater care at time of application as well. I would carefully wear this to work if I worked an office job, and I would feel better wearing it at the club than on a date. It definitely skews young, but if you are fit and kempt, this shouldn't have anyone (who doesn't simply hate "cologne") rolling their eyes. Whether it is better or worse than something like Invictus or Bleu de Chanel is a matter of personal preference. I cannot foresee anybody but a neckbearded fraghead getting upset by getting this -- or any of the well-known mass appealing scents -- as a gift.
Scandal Pour Homme Parfum Cologne Roja Dove (MonsieurZolo)
Very dark, masculine, mature and with an 80's touch. It is a rarity nowadays for men to wear this kind of fragrance, but I really like it. At the beginning it has this heavy, almost animalic, tycoon type of vibe as mentioned below. The perfume then attains a yesteryear "wet", cologne feel and stays dark and purple. Unlike the other of the parfum colognes, this one doesn't have the freshness and airiness of its siblings. It is the most playful and sexiest out of the five, and simply smells of someone doing shady business.
Individuel Montblanc (Mahesvara)
Blind bought this due to reviews from a certain YouTuber. Must say...its not as fantastic as they say but its still good. You get a bright burst of Raspberry and it lasts about an hour and then dries down into a clean and fresh fabric softener. It has decent longevity. For the price, its worth it.
Weinstrasse Chatillon Lux Parfums (westham1969)
Fantastic scent, that was a love at my first encounter. Top note of white grapes, followed by they hay and oakmoss. Dry down is wicked Weinstrasse is bangin. Bought a bottle almost immediately after my first wearing, and although an EDT, it performs like a EDP.
Grand Soir Maison Francis Kurkdjian (renashepet)
Wonderful. gorgeous, beautiful smooth amber scent, softened by the vanilla. I find it totally unisex. One of my favorites from the house, definitely worth trying.
Terre d'Hermes Parfum Hermès (parahippocampal gyrus)
I have yet to try the EDT, but I love the parfum so much that I plan to do so post haste, and to buy a backup bottle of one or the other, if comparable. It's that good. As many others have said, this fragrance smells of citrus and petrichor, with an emphasis on oranges and similar. There is a faint coolness underneath the orange somewhat reminiscent of a mint julep, or maybe that is just how the moss plays to my nose. Overall, this is just a wonderful scent. It is not the most complex fragrance I have ever smelled, but it is exceedingly well executed. You owe it to yourself to smell this, because if you like it, chances are that you're going to really like it.
Encre Noire Lalique (youeatcheese)
Absolutely love it. Very masculine, representing a man of toughness, boldness and austere elegance, a man who knows how to lead his team with few words but with his actions. Only wish it had much better longevity. But, still, this is an excellent fragrance and will always have a room in my fragrance collection.
Spicebomb Viktor&Rolf (parahippocampal gyrus)
It's impossible to say that a scent as popular as this one is overlooked, and yet I think compared to its Extreme sibling it tends to get less attention than it deserves. This scent is, in a word, exquisite. In some as-yet undefined number of additional words: This scent opens with sweet pepper and cinnamon. The former gets first billing, but sets the stage for the latter, both intertwining and slowly melting into a gentle tobacco that is like the ringing of your ears after a night on the town. It doesn't make me feel warm or any of that silliness, but after application I feel more put together and ready to face the world. It is more daytime than Spicebomb Extreme, but I would feel completely comfortable wearing it on a first date or to the bars. I would wear it if I worked in an office environment, but would apply it sparingly. If you're gift giving for somebody who only has a freshie, this would make a wonderful complement. I wouldn't get it as a first-and-only scent, but I wouldn't blame somebody who loved it enough to use it as such.
Bourbon Bath and Body Works (cheapseats)
The bourbon is faint. I get more vanilla and musk. I use the entire “experience”...body wash , cream, lotion, body spray and cologne. I put it on over 12hours ago and it still presents well. A heavy fragrance best suited for cool/ cold weather.
Oud for Greatness Initio Parfums Prives (parfums d'obscurite)
There are so many reviews already, I won't get into the already covered aspects. Just a couple of personal takes: Oud for Greatness is not a masculine nor is it feminine by any stereotype, it's simply made for 'humans'! To me it smells very sexy on anything that moves. Think of other perfume as clothes and then OFG as the perfect clean skin! I love it but I'm surprised how popular it is, it's nowhere as "obviously perfumy" as other hits. A very nude saffron, oud and a not listed ambergris. Despite being strong none of these notes are dominant or anywhere near cloying as they work in harmony. It lasts around 10 hours with two spritzs on my chest and projects noticeably for the most of it. What I love about it comes through after 2 3 hours when the remaining hints of saffron together with the musk give a beautiful creamy musky floral aura to the whole thing, an imaginary bright purple musk, I love the texture of this perfume all the way for this very soft creamy saffron/musk. The opening (30~50 minutes) is very interesting and full of flavors that I won't get into, but I believe it to be what most people like about OFG. About the rest of it: Don't expect the heaviest real oud or the dirtiest natural ambergris; and enjoy the harmony. ??
Sea Of Gray Solstice Scents (nbailey9)
Smells like Brighton Pier - a cool breeze, the sea, a stony beach full of broken sea shells, and ice cream. It's not at all the scent I was expecting, which is strange because it really does smell exactly as it's described. It's a cool scent that would be very refreshing in the summer. Unlike other sea scents, it doesn't add a bunch of florals or fruits to make the 'ocean' scent - this is more authentic oceanscape, though the vanilla does add sweetness. That being said, this isn't a gourmand, or at least it's not in my book. The vanilla is...different. In much the same way that SS's mallow isn't your typical sweet marshmallow, this vanilla isn't one that'll make you want to eat your wrist. It's cold, unapproachable, slightly stand-offish vanilla. The overall effect is one of desolation, as if you're standing on the pier after its shut down for the winter, the sea crashing on the rocks around you, a cold breeze whipping the flags around, and only that last lingering hint of vanilla to remind you that in the summer, this place was the place to be. I sampled this scent in fall, but I'll keep the rest of the little bottle and try it again when it's hot, because I have a feeling this might be a full bottle purchase if it's as refreshing in the heat as I think it will be.
Ikat Bleu Giorgio Armani (Shahram.yari)
I really love prive line of the armani thay are so much better quality than .any niche brands. I hope this comes soon to try. I know this will come and 2 or 3 years layer the users of fragrantica says look that times other say "wish it come sooner" . How much time goes by fast.
Royal Mayfair Creed (nécrotic)
This is dry, green, sharp perfection. The first spray is a eucalyptus bomb and after 30 seconds it nestles into this beautiful, slightly smokey pine and eucalyptus scent with an undertone of rose. The rose is barely noticeable, but it’s what takes the edge off of how dry and sharp this scent can be. It’s a very dry, warm green scent and I think it’s very unique. It reminds me of being in a dark Forrest, trees so tall you can’t see the light, but it’s still fresh and it’s day time. You’ve made a fire earlier which is now embers and it’s puffing it’s last breath. When I say smokey, I don’t mean incense, tobacco or anything like that, it’s a different warmth I get. It’s very linear. The journey doesn’t change much. You’re in your camp chair in this Forrest and you’re reading your book, enjoying the dying fire and the pine and freshness around you. On my skin (In Scotland) I can wear it any time of the year. Also taken this to Mexico on a summer holiday and it worked very well. I feel that this scent is masculine, sexy, fresh, mysterious, a little gothic and musty almost. One spray lasts 7 hours on my skin, and I’m prone to over spraying this because I love the green cloud it creates around me. Honestly, this is a 9.5/10 for me and it was a blind buy initially. Never experiences a fragrance grow on me so much, but I would certainly recommend testing on skin for a day.
Uomo Salvatore Ferragamo Casual Life Salvatore Ferragamo (parallelstream)
I was a little surprised at how right a lot of people were about this being a bit of a gourmand, but they're totally right. I'm not a fan of gourmands, but this one has just enough freshness to offset it a little for me. I've never smelled Invictus Aqua, but this reminds me (just a little bit) of Lacoste White, but obviously with a little bit more to it with the coffee bean and cashmere. It's a very likeable scent and, like everybody says, will get you compliments.
New York Nights Bond No 9 (aqua76239)
A Bond SA suggested I try it and it was immediate like. This is creamy soft gourmand, and while most of their fragrances suggested as unisex, I can't picture this on a man. Its sweet but has a fresh note , I am guessing from sea notes accord, and caramel here is very smooth and smells like candy. Coffee usually a distinctive note but here its barely a hint and i picture more of frappuccino than actual black coffee. Gardenia listed as one of main notes but here I can't even smell it. Weird and weirder. For fairly soft scent it last pretty well. I sprayed one spray from tester at Bond counter and its been 3 hours and its still lingers on my skin. I think if you spray it several times, it will project well too. This goes on my want list. Probably for next year since i did quite a bit of damage those last couple of months.
Ultra Male Jean Paul Gaultier (andy.1)
Have a very recent batch and a sample of a much older batch. I feel it's lost the fruity notes. It could just be playing tricks on me but it opens with a bumble gum note from the pear, then quickly goes to mostly vanilla with cinnamon lavender. After the first 30-45 minutes passes it reminds me of very classic simples fragrance like Pour Un Homme de Caron Caron.
Psychedelique Jovoy Paris (aspirina)
My sample came from Lucky scent, I assume it is the real deal. This is a nice, elegant patchouly/amber/vanilla combo. This is not projecting much, but it is very elegant. It reminds me of an old book, old vanilla pods, dusty vintage clothes...all these things a real patch fragrance will evoke. But this is not so interesting, I feel I have had something like this many times before. A bit similar to Bois 1920 notturno fiorentino and La vaniglia, bit similar to Cuir Beluga. No the same but the same vibe. Totally unisex to me. Fades fast, longevity not very good, at least not on my skin.
Illusione for Her Bottega Veneta (cooke.84)
This perfume is a unique standout from the fruity florals and gourmands that seem to make up the majority of recent popular feminine scents. A beautiful woodsy fig - not overly sweet. Immensely captivating and well balanced. I look forward to trying other fig based perfumes to compare.
Naeem Al Haramain Perfumes (Jacquis)
Naeem is a pine green, musky perfume with a touch of mint. It is gorgeous after a shower in early fall. Feels appropriate for Christmas. I am enjoying this especially at this time of year. Lasts forever. Very comforting.
La Nuit de l'Homme Yves Saint Laurent (Duftfreak)
I bought a bottle of this couple months ago because i wanted a night version of my all time favorite L'homme. I wore it maybe 3 times, couldnt wear it anymore. Some note in this probably cardamom didnt sit well with me. I think i will stick to my original L'homme for night wear too.
Paris - Riviera Chanel (Deppaholic)
I received this today, thought I'd try one out of this Les Eaux line. I'm so perplexed. All I get is old Barber Shop cologne splash after a man get's a shave. Wow, I see Tom Ford Neroli compared to this, and I know that one well. Never owning TF Neroli, but always spraying it on me on the hot days trudging through the outlet mall, and it was nice, very nice. I get nothing but an Old Spice, or old spice, however you want to think of it. I don't know if I got a mislabeled bottle, or the bottom of the batch. I think I will have to return this. Note to the men, this would be great on you. It's nice....for a man. Not one floral. I hate returning Chanel when I know I bought it directly from the store. I think I'm just going to pull the trigger and go for Coromandel, maybe 1932 which I have sampled. I wonder if it's me or I got a bad bottle. The bottom of my bottle just says Chanel. Is this normal for these bottles? Definitely try before you buy.
Light Blue Dolce&Gabbana (justlikemagic)
This oddly opens rather aquatic on me, which I was really enjoying (it was reminding me of a mellow day at the ocean), but settles down to a straight-toned lemon. That's the only note I can pick up in here, and it's not an overly harsh lemon in the way that would remind you of a cleaning spray, but it's literally as if I sliced a lemon and inhaled it. Which is fine, if you're a lemon lover. I just don't want to smell like straight up lemon.
London Burberry (laurenhoklin)
This was my first ever blind buy and I’m not disappointed. It’s a beautiful scent that starts out as a beautiful citrusy floral and dries down to a musky jasmine. It’s sophisticated without feeling like it overpowers me. Good for everyday or a casual evening.
Olympéa Paco Rabanne (phailynchhoeun)
I would say I’m pretty good at smelling things and maybe it’s my body chemistry but this is just nauseating. I cannot smell any vanilla but I do smell white florals and salt. It reminds me of Playboy “Play It Spicy” that was a gift in high school. I really wanted to love it because my favorite YouTuber recommended it and all the rave reviews but this is a hard pass. So glad I bought the smallest size!
Bright Crystal Absolu Versace (seas13)
This is one of those perfumes that is great for summer, or during the daytime. It’s a great, light, every day perfume. Well balanced from fruity to floral, not too sweet. I get a lot of compliments on the way I smell when I wear this one.
Eternal Summer Strangers Parfumerie (zhiang0113)
This was the one in the summer collection that stole my heart at Bloom Perfumery; a mélange of light, airy, but present white florals greet you with open arms, gently laying you to rest in a bed of green tea leaves. This green tea accord is one of my favourites; instead of veering towards the interpretive by presenting a faceless green floral note or metallic 'tea' chemicals, this is dry, aromatic, and herbal. It has the grace of the abstract but the groundedness of the realistic. One of the best tea fragrances around.
Magenta Pop Strangers Parfumerie (zhiang0113)
This was the one I came to sample, and yet was the one that puzzled me the most. A grape note lying halfway between the stickiness of grape-flavoured candies and powdery grape-scented pen grips announces its presence from the get go, and a sharp note with an acidic bite somewhat like wine dregs emerges soon after. Powdery, balsamic beeswax and a touch of civet add some animalic depth, making Magenta Pop a very unusual composition indeed. Definitely one to sample.
Dior Homme 2020 Christian Dior (seas13)
Francois Demachy is an amazing perfumer, one of the absolute best. This is another amazing, perfectly balanced, long-lasting, and enjoyable fragrance. I bought the whole set with aftershave and deodorant from Dior for a Christmas minute the day I got it as a sample in an order, it’s that good. This is one of those scents that’s a gift for all parties because the giver gets to smell it.
Atomic Rose Initio Parfums Prives (Veracruz)
Seems the negative reviews for Atomic Rose are being removed. The ones where people mention getting headaches and saying Atomic Rose smells metallic and synthetic to them. Negative reviews have never been an issue on Fragrantica, we are all allowed our honest opinion here, so makes me wonder if Initio just has some hard core fans. Anyway, with that said, to me Atomic Rose is nice in a synthetic candle smelling type of way. I think it resembles Delina Exclusif (without the powder) more than regular Delina, but Atomic Rose has a bit more citrus and pepperiness. There’s a slight metallic vibe to it, especially in the opening- reminds me of a candle made by Glade- then it dries down into a modern, young rose with fresh and slightly sour sweetness. I can see it smelling very nice on the right chemistry.
Bright Crystal Versace (justlikemagic)
I don't find this offensive, but I had to take it off shortly after putting it on because it does not work with my body chemistry. It's a very sophisticated and elegant perfume, but I like a little more playful flirtation in my fragrance. On me, this fragrance smells very serious in a way I don't care for. I think you can also tell it's an older perfume, but I do think this will appeal to a lot of people. It's just not for me. It made me think of Coco Parfum by Chanel, which I also don't like, not in the way the fragrance smells, but in the way it makes me smell much older than I'd like to.
Oud for Greatness Initio Parfums Prives (Yzeyze)
This to me smells like fresh thai sour green mango that you have just harvest from the tree and smelling the codar of it.. it is so delicious.. I love to eat sour mangos I blind bought this based on reviews and it was love at first sniff This perfume is a 10/10 for me performance, the smell longevity and projection A true lovely beast!
Winter Dasein (EnglishCountryGarden)
Looking for a FB or decant of this stuff, as a matter of life enhancing urgency! Tried a tiny sample of this and was utterly blown away by it. Normally I shy away from anything remotely piney, figuring it to be reminiscent of the Flash Cleans Floors lady, but this Daesin Winter has taken pine/conifer, sweetened it with vanilla, something spicy and a beautiful soft lavender note, (none of the usual spikiness - your actual handful of fresh purple blossom crushed and inhaled, and made it sing, like skis flashing over powder snow, or the soft snowfall which silences the world outside at night with a blanket of icy hush. God, I love it. And wouldn't you know, now I can't get any. Between "sold out" notices and bloody Covid, my Winter closet is unbearably empty.
Pink Sugar Aquolina (drugstore classics)
Several times I've been treated to outrageous surprises on my fragrance journey. Pink Sugar is one of the most striking examples of how what we THINK we know gives way with exploration to an entirely different reality. For the first few years of my perfume love, I hated gourmands. There, I've said it! But then I realized that vanilla based fragrances (as an Oriental lover) are potentially quite different than fruity-tooty. A friend suggested - in jest! - that I test Pink Sugar, and though the idea was hilariously repellent my curiosity was peaked. Stunned. The top notes were indeed quite sugar coated. But nothing as fruity as anticipated, while the dry down.... OH MY. Pink Sugar is grounded in a vanilla/powder base that lasts... and lasts... and lasts. I happen to simply adore powdery, long lasting notes. Not only is Pink Sugar not too sweet on me by dry down, it's also an intensely wonderful choice for layering with short lasting fragrances that could use a bit 'more' in the sillage and longevity department. It plays so well with elegant Orientals and Florientals that no one guesses what I'm wearing. Much to my surprise, a tiny spray of Pink Sugar in the mix adds a romantic layer of sweet boudoir powder. Perfection! This inexpensive, long lasting scent is just what I needed in my very feminine perfume wardrobe.
Champaca Absolute Tom Ford (NanaGram54)
I WANTED Plum Japonais. But, they stopped selling it. This was on my wishlist, so, when Sephora had their sale, I bit. This is floral. VERY sweet, syrupy floral. Not the floral that is subdued by other notes and that you can sense other notes floating forth. This is FLORAL. As in, you are a hostage at a flower warehouse that is 8'x8' and filled with 1.4 million sweet flowers. It made my eyes water for the first few minutes. Four hours later, I am still getting just oversweet florals, mixed well as I cannot pick out violet or jasmine or orchid. I don't what champaca smells like but this just smells mixed to me. I have no clue why this was on my wishlist except, in my defense, I thought the vanilla, booze, bergamot and sandalwood would soften it and it would be beautiful. For MY nose, it is not; BUT, some people smell SO good when they wear florals. If you do, please sample this! If you need a perfume that has something more than flowers hitting you over the head and attacking your senses; I might look elsewhere. I almost rated this a "hate" but I think I'd love to smell this on someone who can wear florals well.
Slowdive Hiram Green (max_fumehead)
Slowdive took some time to win me over. Initially sampled in winter and it had a strange plasticky feel I couldn't figure out, but I've found it really blooms in warmer weather. It has an incredible airiness to it despite being rich and deeply resinous. A heady and sumptuous honey affair with monster staying power, I can definitely see how it might be too much for some, but in the right moment it's gorgeous.
Phtaloblue Tauer Perfumes (IQtest)
This is the sea but with a lot of seaweed. It's a cold sea in the southern Pacific or north Atlantic. Think of a cold beach, with green algae left on the shore. DON'T THINK OF TROPICAL BEACH. This is a beach in Winter in southern Chile or Canada.
Club 6 Class Eudora (Cassiano)
Club 6 Class is the name of the fragrance duo launched by Eudora in mid-2019, a time when Valentine's Day is celebrated in Brazil. By the way, the female version was the first fragrance aimed at women within the Club 6 pillar, whose original fragrance appeared in 2011. Club 6 Class Masculino (for men) is classified as an aromatic-fougère scent with sweet nuances and brings notes of bergamot, cedar tree leaves, a mix of spices (pepper, cinnamon, and sage), ambery woods, OUD, and the exclusive accord called Segredo de Eudora (Eudora’s Secret). Club 6 Class Masculino has a strange, artificial, and almost soapy output. That is, if it were for the first stage, it would be a perfume that I would never buy. However, as we are already tired of knowing, the right thing is to test on the skin and let the fragrance evolve. And what a pleasant surprise! When applied, the fragrance of Club 6 Class Masculino scares me a little, as already said. But in a few minutes, a sensual and enveloping smoke appears and reveals nuances of cinnamon, amber accord, and a faint smell of OUD, almost imperceptible. There is a content similar to that obtained with the tobacco note as if wrapped in a creamier aura, very close to that we feel in sandalwood. And hours after application, it is still possible to feel it on the skin, slightly creamy and powdery. In terms of performance, I think Club 6 Class Masculino is more contained in the projection, but I have nothing to complain about durability. And it's not as sweet as I thought! I just don't totally agree with the comparisons made at the time of its launching, as they create a false perspective, capable of disparaging this Brazilian creation. Again, I refer here to the old question between what is similar and what is equal. After all, truth be told, the fragrance of Ultra Male (Jean Paul Gaultier) swallows this one without needing a single sip of water. And that with just one spray! So, to make a quick analogy, if you know that boy who, as a child, was clumsy, skinny and different from his older brothers and, when he grew old, became a beautiful, cultured and attractive man, it means that you can already understand a little bit more of the relationship of this perfume with the rest of the line. In my opinion, the most singular of all and, without a doubt, one of the best.
Blackberry & Bay Jo Malone London (Raina)
I'm surprised this is categorized as a feminine fragrance, it is absolutely unisex and leans masculine to my nose. This fragrance morphs from a fruity and slightly spicy scent to a cedar and bay leaf smell in the dry down. It starts off with a pleasant mixture of blackberry and sage, the sage most likely being the result of bay leaf and cedar. The blackberry is very polite and not overly sweet, which is in tune with the rest of the fragrances from this brand. It smells so lovely, and that initial application is what lead me to almost purchase a full bottle. It's like walking through a forest with a handful of blackberries to snack on later. Then the dry down happens and this turns into a scent I cannot stand. The blackberry disappears entirely and the bay leaf and cedar take over. It smells like men's deodorant, which is not entirely unpleasant but not something I want to smell like. It does not seem to matter where I spray this scent, on myself, on paper, on a napkin, the blackberry does not stay.
Playboy New York Playboy (parahippocampal gyrus)
This is exactly the scent I would buy for a middleschool boy going to his first dance. Rather, I might have him buy it himself; he can afford it on his allowance. For young adults, you could get away with it as a daily driver, and probably even get some compliments by virtue of it not being B.O. nor Axe, but if you are employed at any reasonable level I would look to diversify or upgrade.
Pink Sugar Aquolina (amanda)
All my respect to the creator. This was maybe the first cotton candy fragrance that got a big hype and mostly kept its popularity since then. I would even consider it iconic. Interesting how the interest trend went up lately again... i am not sure if it is because of fragrantica’s article about cotton candy frags or it is covid... meaning, it is a very happy smell and ppl might be depressed recently trying to cheer themselves up with it
Azzaro Pour Homme Wild Mint Azzaro (parahippocampal gyrus)
If you don't like mint, you will hate the opening of this fragrance. If you don't like aquatics, you will hate the drydown of this fragrance. Personally, I do like mint, and the opening of this fragrance was a joy. Fresh, clean, not very sexy but that's not why you go for this kind of scent. Unfortunately, within about 45 minutes this settled down into, basically, Nautica Voyage with the occasional whiff of Doublemint gum to take the place of some of the ocean notes in that one. It's fine, but I feel a bit like I bought a false bill of goods based on the presentation. I would feel okay wearing this casually, but I wouldn't be excited to do so.
Cool Water Wave Davidoff (parahippocampal gyrus)
This is a... fine aquatic? I definitely prefer it to something like Nautica Blue, with its chemical saltiness, and I appreciate that it's much more difficult to overuse, but it's a bit of a gray man in terms of this category, perhaps owing to its category-defining lineage. It feels like design by committee. Sea notes and sandalwood, but not much in the way of pepper, for me. This is very inexpensive, however, and I am content to throw it in my gym bag or the like.
Acqua Essenziale Blu Salvatore Ferragamo (parahippocampal gyrus)
This is a terrific fragrance for when you want to grab something easy and inoffensive. It's obviously an attempt to distill a style with wide marketability, and in that it succeeds entirely. It's quite sweet, but the cedar notes keep the sweetness from drifting into saccharine, for me, although I do tend to appreciate sweetness in my fragrances. All in all, you could do much worse if starting out and wanting to fill the "blue" niche in your wardrobe, or wanting a cheap easy reach. If fragrances are a bit of a rectocranial insertion hobby for you, however, you will find this fragrance appallingly commercial.
Jasmine Macarons Kyse Perfumes (abigail3723)
I received a sample of this with my order of Delizia de Marshmallow. Full disclosure: I don't like jasmine. This fragrance really hits you with it right off of the bat. After the jasmine, you smell a very sweet cookie like fragrance. Love the dry down, but the jasmine is a deal breaker for me. If you like that though, this is for you!
SM Café Strangers Parfumerie (Cherry_Darling)
Strong coffee and a sort of mineral opening; burnt tarmac or rubber. It's challenging my nose, not really in love with the opening. The drydown is more gourmand, you get some beeswax resins and suede. Coffee strong throughout, it has a sweet honeyed vibe so I can place amber / tonka but the cherry / lavender / rose are lost on this one. Overall vibe of drydown is a slightly sweet ashy tarmac with some coffee. An interesting one to test, but not one I could wear. Not to mention - once again noted on this brand - not really a laster which it should be at this price.
Gharaam Swiss Arabian (darlingdraven)
I would not call this a Baccarat Rouge 540 dupe when the only similarity I can smell is the saffron. Once that dries down, which is real fast, there's nothing there but some jasmine and weak saffron. If you really like Baccarat Rouge 540, just buy yourself a smaller bottle doll; this isn't it. Poor longevity, disappears too fast.
Libre Yves Saint Laurent (Sreza7)
Idk what pettigrain smells like. It’s clean and sophisticated. I like it! I hated this at first, i thought it was too masculine. I wore a fragrance with lavender, Mon Guerlain for a couple of days to build up my tolerance, then i could wear Libre. I pick up a light sweetness that I get in Prada la femme. This sweetness is barely there in front of it is the lavender and musk. It’s a strong fragrance, no doubt, but this is a great perfume to spray right out of the shower. It’s good for all year round I’d say, and a great signature.
Sicilian Wood Tom Daxon (Feyenoord)
Well i am usually too lazy to review those countless fragrances i had my nose on but this one deserves to be written about. An utterly classy cross of fahrenheit and french lover and to my nose more refined that both combined. Not as harsh as fahrenheit nor as herbal as french lover. A very gentle fragrance. After an hour, kind of a warm guaiac and sandalwood pop up and make for a nice woody drydown. Heck of a fragrance.
Isabey Lys Noir Isabey (MonsieurZolo)
Of all Isabey fragrances, this smells the most dated, and hence it is my favourite one. The scent itself is very linear, but it has been given a couple of nuances to keep it interesting. Unlike Isabey's Gardenia for example, here it would be quite difficult to imagine that this is a lily fragrance. It is indeed creamy, but nothing about Lys Noir feels invigorating or fresh. Instead, it feels as if this is a bouquet of flowers that are about to start dying and on the other hand are kept in a very hot room without an open window. It gives me the impression of a period of transformation - the end of innocence, the loss of youth, and overall the perfume puts me in a mood for retrospection. On the other hands, there is a somewhat designer edge that reminds me of another already dated smelling fragrance - YSL's L'Homme Parfum Intense. Initially, I disregarded Lys Noir. It felt familiar and lifeless. But one has to spend some time with it to understand the message it carries. Profound melancholy.
Eau de Lacoste L.12.12. White Lacoste Fragrances (parahippocampal gyrus)
This is one of my favorite scents, simply because it is entirely inoffensive. Apart from the initial blast of alcohol, which evaporates rapidly, the entire scent profile is breezy and distant. It feels like going to a Spring brunch the morning after a wonderful first date. Everything is pleasant, but sort of removed, and you can't help but notice the way everything feels suffused with air and sunlight. The opening is alcohol and citrus, quickly fading to a clean linen scent. It dries down into a mild melon scent, much less pronounced than you'd find in a typical aquatic (which, admittedly, is very much to my tastes), and with hints of vetiver. This is one of the scents I've put a small decant into my car for easy access when I'm about. It's inexpensive and versatile, and so it fits the bill.
Tsuki DI SER (cranky137)
Minty, medicinal patchouli and lemon. Very natural smelling, like at the Life stores with natural remedies. Not for me who likes more wearable scents :) If you want mint - try Diptyque Eau Menthe instead!
Delicious Cotton Candy Gale Hayman (divakitty29)
This is another version of Pink sugar. This one has a stronger vanilla scent to it and its less strong. Definitely a good perfume, worth its money if you like gourmand or want to smell like cotton candy and vanilla!
Plus Plus Feminine Diesel (Aliste)
I blind bought this one, I’m a sucker for lactonic/sweet scents! This one, well, it doesn’t really work for me! I didn’t know what else do with it so I decided to use it as a bathroom spray, I spray my shower curtain and bathroom rugs with it!
B.U. Passion Sarantis (divakitty29)
This is an absolutely amazing strong and very seductive perfume. It has a very sweet aromatic smell of flowers and spices(to me). It lasts very long and it's very cheap. I wear it everyday to work and i get compliments all the time. Definitely worth every penny.
Insulo Jeroboam (mblair206)
The first time I sprayed this I remember getting a nice vanilla vibe. Now I am working from a dabber sample and it seems to be reacting to my skin differently. Currently, the scent give me a dry, smoky, lactonic, and subtle hot cocoa, with vanilla. quite gourmond but not sweet. I'd want to sample this again before making my mind up on a full bottle.
Club 6 Eudora (Cassiano)
Club 6, created for the male audience, was launched by Eudora in 2011. At the time, it guaranteed a good sales volume, since it promoted easy access to those who wanted to enter the world of Mugler fragrances without, however, having to buy from lesser-known brands of knockoffs. That's because, as soon as it hit the shelves, it quickly became known as the Brazilian version of A*Men Pure Malt. There is some confusion in the way its fragrance is classified on some internet sites. Some say it is woody-aquatic, fougère-woody, or woody-aromatic. I'll complicate it a little more and say that Club 6 is a fougère-aromatic scent. The fragrance opens with notes of bergamot, mint, citrus accord, grapefruit, and coriander. In the body, floral notes of cyclamen, ylang-ylang, and orange blossom were combined, in addition to rosewood and nutmeg. In the base, we have cedar, musk, patchouli, oakmoss, amber, sandalwood, and vanilla. And we cannot forget the exclusive accord called Eudora's Secret. On the skin, Club 6 presents a pleasant, menthol, and slightly fruity content. Quickly, spicier facets appear and reveal the strong presence of nutmeg. However, it is difficult to believe that there is ylang-ylang in the composition. In terms of evolution, everything happens very fast (at least on my skin) and the moss emerges reinforcing the fougère aspect, introducing a base full of amber and musk, but with little vanilla. The positive point, in my opinion, is the aromatic and menthol path that remains for a long time, although it is the result of what is there at the top of the olfactory pyramid. Club 6 has great performance, especially for a Deo-cologne (deodorant cologne). It is not of exclusive use for winter days, but it undoubtedly behaves better in mild temperatures. And with regard to versatility, it works well in professional environments and even for some night outs. But everything will depend on the place, the conduct, and, above all, the common sense of the person who is going to wear it.
Patchouli Intense Molinard (beata4u2)
Blind buy and total fail for me :-( I love patchouli but this here is not really a patchouli centered scent. To me it smells more like cologne than a perfume and I should’ve paid more attention... it has neroli. And neroli tends to ruin scents for me. Anyway... if anybody in the UK wishes to aquire a bottle I’m happy to part my way with it at a very reasonable price. Please pm me for details if interested. :-)
Wonder Bouquet Mugler (6opar)
A funny thing happened to me about 5 minutes after I sprayed WB - I saw Gal Gadot delightfully declaring “it’s wonderful” with her Wonder Woman accent. And I totally concur. WB is wonderful. Yes, it’s a creamy white floral and quite Alien-esque, but the moment that delicious hazelnut and freshly baked pastry accord hit, it hit hard, it hit sweet. It made me smile and it made me believe in wonders again, such as actually having GG by my side whispering “it’s wonderful” to me. That’s the sort of stuff I love fragrances for. Not just smelling beautiful, but also triggering images, memories, hopes. A few hours later reality hit back with a mundane vanilla musky dry down, but all that came before is well worth repeating. ****(*)
Black Opium Yves Saint Laurent (Viola_xxx)
Smelling it in 2020 vs smelling it in 2018.. They reformulated the FUCK out of this. I’m serious. It used to smell SO SEXY, ADDICITIVE AND DIVINE. Easily my signature. But now it Smells bad.. :(
Bracken Woman Amouage (uliana.zlotnik)
what is this magic ?! tried several amouages was about to declare there's nothing there for me - and then one sniff of this forest pixie and I'm hooked I found the one! I want to smell like it all the time - it starts fresh - fresh green leaves and berries then it goes to the backround and its more soury fruity the leather grounds it down and gives it luxurious feel - the leather here is way back its subtle just to make it serious and not a fruit juice smell. its great its just getting better on the skin cant get enough - my next buy totally
Coco Mademoiselle Chanel (MaineGL)
This is my go to perfume when I want to feel feminine and elegant. And I think wearing this got me the most compliments from both men and women. Coco Mademoiselle is a light and sensual fragrance for a modern, independent woman. I feel quite sexy and sensual when I wear this perfume. Sorry for my bad English, its my second language.
Daniel de Fasson Daniel de Fasson (Phantomias)
Warm spicy amber with a hint of dark honey, DdF is a fragrance for women. There's nothing girly here or even particularly feminine, this is classy, high end stuff. Good longevity, decent sillage. Rare, precious and sadly discontinued.
Gin Commodity (jellisunc)
This is really nice, smells like a gin and ginger ale. Perfectly refreshing, fizzy, and citrusy all while being surprisingly classy. I was not expecting much from this one, but I am pleasantly surprised. I think this is unisex but leans masculine for sure. Performance seems to be quite nice and will last 8 hours easily. It projects about an arm's length but keeps a nice classy bubble around the wearer. Very nice, interested to try more from this house!
L'Envol de Cartier Eau de Parfum Cartier (Giuseppevi88)
This is really superb, with capitol S. Madame Mathilde Laurent has a high class perception in perfumery art that is hard to describe. And for this Envol Parfum there are no exceptions. She has capabilities to gives that touch of sensuality with a charming level of 10 out of 10 but at same time extremely elegant combined together. Deep dark bitter honey, white flowers, old fashioned talc, all this gives a super natural feeling to the fragrance and a deepness that only perfumes in the past century were capable of. To date, I think this is THE masterpiece from Mrs Laurent. One big bow for her.
Eau de Shalimar Guerlain (fullbottleworthy)
THIS is the perfume that made me love Shalimar and also made me love citrus, which I very much dislike in perfume, in general. Somehow this manages to be an absolutely classy, elegant, and professional perfume, while at the same time being so fun and satisfying my sweet tooth and my constant craving for gourmands. It opens with this light, almost ethereal citrus which is neither sour nor fresh, really. It's almost like a light, perfectly balanced limeade that has neither too much sugar nor the puckery sourness of the fresh fruit. That citrus is absolutely mouthwatering, and then it's accompanied by the gorgeous, albeit subtle, florals, mainly iris, and then of course that massive dose of Guerlain vanilla which I find so enticing. IMHO Guerlain vanilla is unmatched in the perfume world. As a whole, the composition is reminiscent of a key lime pie or a lemon pie, if it were whipped up and turned into a cloud. It's absolutely breathtaking and I'm so glad this was an absolutely random, out-of-nowhere blind buy. I have no idea what even possessed me to purchase this, as it is so different from the original Shalimar, but I will treasure it now that it is discontinued! For those who are curious, yes you can tell this is a flanker of Shalimar, as the DNA is there, but this is a 2nd cousin maybe, or great Aunt. There is no leather or animals or heaviness in this, as there is in the original. (By the way I also like the original Shalimar but I prefer the vanilla-centric flankers, the Souffle Intense, and of course the Eau de Shalimar, all of which I find to be more modern and suited to my taste.
Ala?a Alaia Paris (MyleeMK)
Gorgeous. The mountain air and freesia here are the finest examples of those notes I've yet experienced and totally lifting. The violet in Alaia equals that in Lutens' Bois de Violette and I didn't think that was possible. Gently infused -- as in tea -- with the peppercorn and rose. Gently grounded by the leather. Gently sweetened with the musk. Has a marine drydown that reminds me of the Pacific Northwest in winter -- cold and clear ocean bordering sweet clover on the nearshore, not warm and sandy. The whole perfume is smooth as water and so beautiful my spouse catches me smelling my arm all the time.
Kensington Amber Penhaligon's (katariina9)
A few years ago when deciding to leaving the life as a londoner, I sampled all 3 of Penhaligon's London line. I was especially curious about Marylebone Wood, as it would have made a perfect leaving gift for myself, having lived in this gorgeous neighbourhood for many years. But MW was too oud-like in a very masculine way... out of disappointment I sniffed Kensington Amber and was immediately hooked. Still, I didn't get it then as I felt no such strong personal connection with Kensington area. But the scent memory kept haunting me, and for a good reason. Now, when I finally got the FB, it flied right to my top 5! Delicious sweet winter amber. Already eyeing a backup as its now discontinued. It is such a deviation from Penhaligon's usual repertoire. I still can't believe they decided to come out with something so tasty - probably their most gourmand creation. But perhaps also the reason why they decided to let it go. I don't find it unisex, its quite feminine. Longevity and sillage on my skin are great, especially considering Penhaligon's usual pretty average performance. So what is Kensington Amber like? On my skin, a blast of freshly baked warm morello cherry pie with some marzipan and rum essence. None of these notes are listed, but the effect is stunningly real! Its warm and cosy, slightly boozy and sticky but still balanced. Perfect for white winter that we usually get around here, my new home. Very clean and culinary cinnamon adds to Christmas feel and there is tiny bit of saltiness from labdanum to tame sweetness. Base is resinous and deep on me. Whats quite incredible is that something you've sampled years ago can arrive one day and fit like exact missing puzzle piece to finish the picture. I now believe that this could have been as easily Marylebone Amber as it reminds me beautiful little cafes and bakeries in my old neighbourhood, quick bite of sticky Belgian waffle when shopping and the Christmas lights in Oxford street. A memory of a second home, thats whats in this bottle.
Zara Femme 2018 Zara (earthsign)
I got this in a perfume set with violet blossom, which honestly I like more. Femme is too musky for me, powdery and lightly sweet. It lasts longer than violet blossom, but I personally would not wear it on its own--I layer it with violet blossom and only then is it more bearable
L’Ambre des Merveilles Hermès (sria)
I have gone through samples of it before but did not feel much. I came across it again and put some on. After my new love affair with narciso house, I smell this perfume in whole new light. Why you may ask. This perfume is essentially musk with sweetened amber. Matured, sophisticated, sensual with a capital S. it speaks of distinguished women who are very natural and effortless in their ways but just have an aura about them, that makes them inexplicably irresistible to everybody - women find them approachable and safe/warm the type you just admire and are beyond jealousy. and men just find them intoxicating for reasons they can’t decipher. It’s absolutely beautiful and I want a full bottle. I think I am slowly finding my perfume genre - it is sweet musk.
Herod Parfums de Marly (Eau_Snap)
Herod is a solid Like or Like+ for me, but not the mind-blowing tobacco king that many of my favorite YouTube folks rave about. They've got better noses than me, so take this review with a grain of salt... or osmanthus. I get an alcohol opening followed by a BIG osmanthus bomb (so a dark, dried peachy (?) scent) for the next couple hours. I like osmanthus, so not a bad thing. On my skin osmanthus stays the main note, with cinnamon, tobacco & soft woods underneath. The tobacco is a really nice, "wet-leaf" tobacco scent - not dried and smoky. The 3 lower notes smell fantastic & I wish they were just a little further out front. The other notes are even further back. Especially incense, which I don't pick up much of. Side note that no one might care about: I do agree with my other folks' glowing reviews of PDM's Layton Excusif and Carlisle. Herod is more mass appealing & compliment-getting, but I'd pick the other 2 over it. - Projection is average to above-average - Longevity is average - The ingredients all smell natural & high quality - This might lean slightly masculine but would absolutely smell great on women
The Cobra and The Canary Imaginary Authors (stacia79)
This reminds me a lot of the drydown of English Leather. I'm super familiar with English Leather, my dad wore it when I was a child. This is like a smoother, more niche version of that scent profile. This doesn't have the nose hair burning part of EL, but it does have the same scent that would cling to my father's shirts after a day of wearing. A soft, baseball glove type leather with powdery orris, bright lemon and sweet dried hay.
XJ 1861 Naxos Xerjoff (grozdan0w)
Such an adorable experience this fragrance is! It starts a bit zingy and fresh, although the honey-tobacco-tonka combo is coming like a storm. It is a stunnig fragrance, sweet, but fresh and the same way mysterious. Pretty linear in the drydown, but beautiful enough to get enormous amount of positive attention. The main negattive is the versatillity - cold weather only. It performs enormous on my skin, i've got a new bottle style, price - yeah, we all know it is a Xerjoff, so the price tag is high, but it is reasonobale in my opinion - scent, presentation e.t.c. Rating: 9.5/10
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