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          The Latest Perfume Reviews

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          Javi
          Essenza di Colonia

          Javi

          Masterpiece.
          arqnataliaferrer
          Bella

          arqnataliaferrer

          The bottle i bought must be spoiled, all i could smell was wood, wood and more sandalwood.
          I had to wait a long time for the drydown and can feel the vanilla.
          It could have been a nice perfume with the rest of the notes, but too much sandal ruined for me.
          Sanne Velthuis
          H.E.R. 86

          Sanne Velthuis

          I bought a travel size of this on a whim after reading Houdini4's glowing review and because
          (though this is a silly reason to buy a perfume) I was born in 1986. I love this fragrance. As mentioned by shushkin it is a fairly simple and relatively linear scent, but all the notes come together so beautifully and this is so pleasing to my nose that I don't care. It combines an airy, somewhat soapy rose with a deeper rose facet, such that it retains a lightness whilst also having a satisfying depth. To me the interesting thing about this scent is the clarity and precision of the notes. All the components are clearly distinguishable (rose, check; sandalwood, check; vanilla, check; patchouli, check) in that way so characteristic of modern perfumes, yet it at the same time nothing clashes and each component serves to enhance the other notes.

          This is one of the most easy-to-wear things I own, seems to work in just about every type of weather - except perhaps high summer - and every occasion. In terms of stereotypical gendering, I suppose this leans feminine, but without being girly or flippant. As such a rose-loving man could probably wear this too.

          And because someone asked, on me performance is very good (7-8 hours with pretty decent projection using 3-4 sprays).

          The one gripe I have about this is that the atomised on the travel spray feels a little poor quality.
          Fava Beans
          Dangerous Complicity

          Fava Beans

          Nothing "dangerous" about it. Where do they get these names? It's a bit zingy from ginger and bay, a bit woodsy/comfy from the rum and woody notes, a bit airy and floral from the osmanthus (plus something else I'm not placing).

          And actually - while I don't buy this as the smell of original sin, I would definitely buy it as a very solid attempt at the smell of Eden. It is remarkably pretty. I'm a huge sucker for ginger notes, and I could see this getting promoted from a like to a love if I wear it a bit more.
          micavana
          Oud Malaki

          micavana

          This one starts out like the vintage version of Zino Davidoff. A warm wood soaked in citrus and sprinkled with Lavender. A good Barbershop type of opening. A few hours in, the citrus starts to fade a bit and I get a smooth, creamy, slighly sweet sandalwood with citrus overtones. A few more hours it Lautus becomes a slighly sweet and slightly spicy wood scent and remains there.

          I get good projection and longevity on my skin. This leans more masculine to my nose.

          If you like Zino Davidoff, or barbershop scents, you should try a sample of this one.
          Siv55
          Gucci Guilty Black Pour Femme

          Siv55

          I love the start, don't like the drydown. It begins well enough, unlike the original the lavender sits under the vanilla n flowers, it's softly sweetish n fresh, but the drydown it becomes stale n sort of chalky somehow. In fact the dry down is exactly the same as Vera Wang Princess, which can be found way cheaper than this offering. I bought because it initially reminded me a little of Diesel Plus Feminine but that stage does not last long. I do like the look of the bottle but it is actually painful to use, the top is stiff to get off, has v sharp corners n the gold lettering is quite pointy as well. Not great for handbag either, it will poke holes in things. Also it is not intense at any time. If anything the original is the intense version n this is softened n less in-your-face.
          micavana
          Oud Malaki

          micavana

          One of the better designer fragrances IMO. A spicey and slightly sweet scent that screams masculine. I get moderate projection and good longevity on my skin.

          Every man should own this one.
          micavana
          Oud Malaki

          micavana

          Vetiver and bergamot with hints of powdery Iris mixed in. Similar to Guerlain Vetiver, but a bit crisper and cleaner.

          Unfortunately, this does not project much on my skin. It stays very close to the skin, but it has good longevity.

          If you like vetiver, you should try this one.
          micavana
          Oud Malaki

          micavana

          This opens like Tauer Desert Marocain on my skin. For the first 15 minutes, the two are very similar. After that it morphs into earthy patchouli, powdery amber, and a boozy wood vibe.

          I get moderate projection but good longevity on my skin. Very much a masculine scent and a good value.

          This one is worth a sample
          TerrCasey

          TerrCasey

          This is not a bad scent, very sweet and... yeah, sweet I suppose. The issue is that it smells exactly like perfume all my friends used to buy for dirt cheap when we were 13 year old. It wouldn't be such a problem if this perfume had anything else to offer besides being sweet - but it doesn't. There's no other notes I can smell in it and so, even if I didn't have the memory of spraying something very similar on myself at the age of 13, I still wouldn't consider it a sophisticated, expensive scent. It's just... orange, sweet fizzy drink in a bottle.
          micavana
          Oud Malaki

          micavana

          A throwback to my teenage years in the 1980s. It has the power protection that seemed to dominate that Era, but much more floral than others from that time.

          Closing my eyes, I imagine that I am showering in a flower garden. Rose, jasmine, geranium, and soapy cleanness fill the air. Stepping out of the shower I quickly dry off and eat a citrus lunch before taking a stroll thru the garden. As I walk I discover honey drizzled oak moss lining a freshly vacated animal's den. Sweet and animalic notes fill my nose, making the garden a mix of sweet, woody, dirty, and clean.

          I get great projection and longevity on my skin. Very much a masculine scent that works well in any attire.

          If you like powerhouse scents, you should try this one.
          Jasmindee
          Cheirosa '71

          Jasmindee

          Oh. My. God!!!!

          This is absolutely SCRUMPTIOUS.

          So, I got my package this morning and I paid around £15 for a 90ml spray, and I was so nervous to try it as it has literally all my favorite notes in it. Salted caramel? Coconut? White chocolate? Vanilla? Hell yeah! I am an absolute whore for delicious foodie perfumes. Dammit, I want to smell like a bakery, okay? I was apprehensive because I knew how bitterly disappointed I'd be if I didn't like it, but holy cow, is this stuff DELICIOUS. If you want to smell like the most yummy coconut cake sprinkled with nuts and oozing with warm salted caramel, then this is the body spray for you. Warning! This will make you super hungry!

          This is everything I wanted Roller from Lush to be. Strong and delicious caramel notes (without the overwhelming clove) that I can actually distinguish, decadent coconut, smooth and creamy vanilla with a hint of nuts. Ugh. So good. I want to keep spraying over and over.

          I absolutely love Sol de Janeiro perfumes, and I own Coco Cabana and Brazilian Crush and I get compliments on both of them, especially the latter. I think this one might just be my new favorite. I feel sinful, naughty, playful and down right sexy when I wear this, because I know I smell damn good.

          I will say, this might not be everyone's cup of tea. It is super sweet and strong, maybe even a little overwhelming to some, so if you get headaches easily, I'd avoid this one. As for me? I love it. I absolutely love it. I literally said "holy cow" when I sprayed it, as it is my gourmand lovers self total wet dream.

          10/10 from me.
          BarboraZ

          BarboraZ

          This perfume is what I was looking for. For me this is everyday use perfume, I actually started to use it in august and suprisely the spice wasn't too much for a hot day. I think this fits any weather season, for people who don't like heavy stuff, this could be good alternativ for a winter. I need for winter something more warm, spicy, but I think this is well build perfume. I am also happy with intensity.
          Annata
          Narcotic Venus

          Annata

          Oh, I love this fragrance, the best of all fragrances I have. On my skin it smells flawless, sexy, beautiful, strong, independent. I don’t know how to describe it, but I just love it.
          It’s a long lasting perfume, and pink pepper makes the fragrance more sexy and mysterious, but I would suggest it as a fall/winter perfume.
          yiota.liapi
          Starry Night

          yiota.liapi

          Loukoum. For those who know this mediterranean delight, they will understand why it was names as Smyrna. Sweet, delicate loukoum
          sofiadore

          sofiadore

          This smells exactly like the fake lipstick I got in my Barbie makeup studio situation as a child. So a bit like poison.
          ali9021
          John Galliano

          ali9021

          This is an excellent fragrance for the holidays. It does NOT conjour any type of gothic vibe for me, however but more of a pomander ball with church incense in the backround.
          ousenpai
          Artisan Pure

          ousenpai

          As a person who has used up 4 Aventus bottles in the last 6 years, I think Hacivat is the better alternative in 2020. Why?

          1) Smells as good, if not better.
          Note that Hacivat is not really an Aventus clone. Maybe you can call this Aventus Extrait de Parfum, since it has some dark oakmoss notes and higher concentration. A:1 H:1

          2) No batch variations.
          2016? 2020? 05? 01? 03? Smoke? Apple? Fruit? I am just done with Creed's bs. Hacivat (at least for now) does not have different batches. They all smell the same. A:1 H:2

          3) PERFORMANCE
          This is the biggest one. Latest Aventus batches (2017 and later) don't perform well. Undetectable on my skin after 4 hours at max.
          Hacivat on the other hand, performs all day, +12h. Weeks on clothes. A1: H3

          4) Popularity
          Yes, Hacivat is now in the top 10 list of best-selling fragrances. But Aventus has very cheap clones that smell exactly like Aventus, that can be bought for $10. I am not even going to talk about CDNIM. A:1 H:4

          So, if you want to have a longer lasting, less popular alternative for your Aventus, you can safely pick Hacivat, just like I did. I will buy some backup bottles very soon.
          diego.lesgart
          The Dreamer

          diego.lesgart

          Is the mate of Dior Homme Cologne because both smell plastic and sinthetics. Sad for Dior.
          aet
          Mercedes-Benz Cologne

          aet

          I have not done a side by side comparison in order to capture subtle differences, but to me this is a dupe of Dior Homme cologne. Not bad when you think that MB can be had for half to a third of the price of the CD. Like Dior Homme Cologne this is fairly linear. Surprisingly good longevity for a freshie.
          Tina.terry09

          Tina.terry09

          When I first smelled this perfume, it was Love at first sniff. Unfortunately it doesn’t seem to last on me longer than about 15 minutes. I have both the body spray and the EDP. And neither one of them last even with layering. I really want this to be my signature fragrance I feel like this is the perfume I’ve been looking for all my life! That is how much I love the smell, but I can’t see having to reapply every 30 minutes! So so so disappointed.

          If anyone knows of another perfume that smells just like this, but with better longevity can you please list it??? I love wearing perfume but I am very new to the perfume game so I don’t know a lot About the different fragrances out there I would really appreciate some help.

          As far as this fragrance here, if you can get it to stay on your skin I would highly recommend it to anyone it is absolutely beautiful, powdery floral a little musk... And everything done in just the right way.
          hilili
          Light Blue

          hilili

          I've discovered this scent during my teen years, I am now 30 and I can say that I love this ever more nowadays. First, it smells extremely good, not an inquired taste it's for everyone, very universal. It's very comfy like a freshly washed blanquet. For those who say it's generic...well that's pretty normal given the number of perfumes that came AFTER it and were inspired by it (to me that means it's a true masterpiece and in that regard coco mademoiselle is also generic because often copied). It is also perfect anytime, crisp during winter and like a tall glass of water during summer. On my skin the dry down is the most delicious part. And for what it's worth it is one of the most complimented perfumes I have encountered, mostly by men.
          Javi
          Essenza di Colonia

          Javi

          Copy of Boss Bottled.
          diane9247
          Corteccia (Bark)

          diane9247

          I own quite a few Alkemia oils and enjoy them all, but this one is too much marine for me. I was hoping for more hot sand and sea salt, but on me this is bathroom air freshener. I mix it with some others to freshen them up.
          Annata
          Narcotic Venus

          Annata

          To me only the bottle looks beautiful and delicious. This fragrance gives me headaches, doesn’t last, doesn’t perform good on my skin, it’s overpriced nothing special for the price it has. To me its disappointing.
          LadyLicorice

          LadyLicorice

          Gorgeous!!!! Pear and Gardenia really create an illusion of banana. This really does have a fresh slightly sweet green banana note like D&G Sicily but yes this is a 90% dupe of Michael Kors.
          TerrCasey

          TerrCasey

          Absolutely wonderful scent! Every time I smell it on my boyfriend I can't stop myself from repeating how nice he smells. It's not a heavy, eye-watering male perfume that I dislike so much - its soft, sophisticated and elegant.

          I am seriously considering buying it for myself and waiting for him to move to another perfume so I can use it. It's a gorgeous scent that could pass as unisex on a female and would fit a bold, strong "business woman" attire.
          gospodinov_s
          La Nuit de L'Homme Eau électrique

          gospodinov_s

          This ist a joke, right?! Firstly we have the original , that was teenager dream only and never cosidered as top fragrance. Then XS comes made in France Version, which ist some synthetic EDP "want to be" .And at the end XS made in Spain. And the Quality goes in AXE - direction with magi fix powder on the top with this rosemary kitchen like. This is total disaster - total!
          flautist

          flautist

          The opening: darling.
          15 minutes later: soapy Jasmine makes it's presence known, I swear I can feel it on my tongue. Completely discordant with the rest of the composition, in my opinion.
          Another 15 minutes later: toned down, well blended candy violets, honey and woodiness. Lovely.

          Lasts about 2 hours. Weak projection.

          This could have been so good with powdery parma violets, honey (waxy comb and all) and creamy sandalwood, if she had just toned down the Jasmine and didn't water it down so much.
          Annata
          Narcotic Venus

          Annata

          Tbh: I don’t love this perfume, but I like it a lot. On my skin it feels very strong, sexy, cherry, liquor and almond. To me it last all day, and I can smell it as long as it last but for me it’s a little bit boring to smell a fragrance all day, it’s stressing me out, its a good fragrance but it’s way overpriced. It reminds me a little bit hypnotic poison by Dior (which I don’t like it). Anyway, for people that wants a dupe perfume, I suggest buying the tester one not the perfume. The tester one is way cheaper.
          flautist

          flautist

          I didn't think something with predominant tuberose would ever read as too masculine for me, but here we are.
          I enjoy this fragrance a lot, but I don't feel myself when wearing. it.

          Strong, green tuberose that lacks the oppressive humidity that I feel with many tuberoses. The eucalyptus is there, but trust me when I tell you I did NOT pick up on any medicine/vicks/cough drop smell. It slightly freshens up and mentholates the tuberose and coconut, nothing more.

          It is tropical without smelling like sunscreen, a lei or a cocktail. Now that is a feat!

          Lasts forever.
          antitheist

          antitheist

          The House of Sillage has officially 'jumped the shark'.
          rbalkris
          Opardu

          rbalkris

          Delicate sophisticated powdery Floriental. The perfume has a brief opening with orange blossom, neroli and mandarin orange. The heart is rose, jasmine, magnolia and slight mimosa. The perfume settles on a bed of vetiver and synthetic amber and musk. The feminine leaning perfume has moderate to strong sillage and good longevity. Quite lovely but not particularly exceptional and very pricey. Enjoy!
          flautist

          flautist

          I appreciate the actual smell, but unfortunately it falls into the "cloying" category. If you are prone to getting headaches from fragrance, this is one to avoid. If not, go ahead and buy it! Crowd pleasing.

          I get the amber, some pine-y undercurrents, but mostly this vanilla and white chocolate base that carries the fragrance. There's definitely real labdanum in here.

          +Sweet, crowd pleasing and yet complex scent.
          +Costs $9.
          +Buildable power and sillage. The unique paste formula means you can dab the tiniest bit on your wrists and be good to go, or apply some more small dabs for moderate power. But you can overdo it with too big a glob on your wrists.. the entire room will swell with the fragrance.

          +/- Lasts until you shower and wash your clothes, and even then it might stick to your clothes.

          -Cloying, overwhelming in any weather but the cold.
          -The paste formula means it can leave your wrists sticky which is annoying if you wear a watch.
          Taurien

          Taurien

          This is a creamy fragrance with an intense aroma of white, tropical and sweet flowers.

          It is linear and somewhat synthetic but I like it for informal moments, especially in spring and summer.

          Sillage is moderate and duration of about 8 hours, which is very good for the brand, whose fragrances do not perform with the best longevity.

          If you like the aroma and the synthetic touch does not hold you back (I recommend you to try it before), it has a fairly good value for money (even more in brand outlets or taking advantage of the money that they give you to spend for your birthday for being a customer).

          For occasions when I don't mind having a shorter duration and I simply want to perfume myself when I get out of the shower or to go to sleep, I have the body mist, which smells also deliciously and it is even cheaper.

          Scent 7.5 / 10
          Duration 8/10
          Sillage 7.5 / 10
          Quality / price 8.5 / 10
          Versatility 7/10
          Packaging 5/10
          Would I buy again? Yes
          flautist

          flautist

          I adore the opening, it was everything I expected.
          Christmas tree-like needles, strawberry lipsmackers and a backdrop of cedar.
          Unfortunately, the strawberry dies off almost immediately for me, which was what made it unique and worthwhile. My skin amps up the base notes, which mostly seem to be generic woody-musk and some cedar.

          I bet on someone elses skin this would transform, but it's not for me.
          spinderella
          Pélargonium

          spinderella

          Bought a 15ml bottle today. Nice size to decide if I like it enough for a full size bottle.
          It is one of the more interesting unisex fragrances. Woody, but with a tingling, sparkly character. All the perfumes I know from rituals have a similar basenote. This one is absolutely a member of that rituals family.
          When I get more acquainted with this scent I will add an update.
          flautist

          flautist

          I think partially due to the perfumers choice of solely using real rose oil and not beefing it up with synthetic rose notes, this compositions floral nuance fades relatively quickly.
          Within an hour you're left with a pleasant vanilla ice cream type smell, and it lasts forever. Nice, but not what I was looking for in the slightest.
          flautist

          flautist

          Nothing special like I had hoped it would be.
          I smell the spiciness of the lavender at first, but I feel like within half an hour the lavender dissipates and it becomes a very basic "your skin but better" musk.
          Inoffensive. Office safe. If you want to smell "nice" but not like perfume.
          Lasts a long time, but stays close to the skin.
          Kiti89

          Kiti89

          I found this a little boring at first. Owning Narciso For Her and Poudree, the EDP smelled like those two but with all the "interesting" notes removed. All I could detect was the recognisable Narciso musk which could be found in the other NR fragrances AS WELL as rose (For Her) or vanilla and tonka bean (Poudree) and whatever other notes I've smelled in other NRs.

          For that reason, while I found it a pleasant scent, I debated whether it'd be something I would repurchase. Being the largest Narciso bottle I own, it's turned into my most reached for out of the range and I've developed a new found appreciation for it. Everything I didn't like, I now do. I like the fact that it is lighter and has less "personality" than others from the house. It means I can wear it any time of day and in most weathers without feeling like I smell too rosy or sweet and I'm left with arguably the best thing about Narciso fragrances - the musk.

          I don't feel the floral or woody notes are super prominent to me, it's more musky than anything. Especially when compared to Poudree where the vanilla stands out and For Her where the rose is a very obvious note.

          I also don't see the likeness to Cartier La Panthere which is one of my faves. La Panthere is sweeter, more earthy and less powdery imo.
          Paul.Monk
          Oasis Verte

          Paul.Monk

          Coach for Men is sexy and elegant at the same time. In my opinion anybody under 40 can wear this easily at every occasion. Unfortunately Coach lacks projection. Longevity is just ok. I consider Coach for Men a nice addition to my collection, but I'd rather choose BdC, Sauvage, Dylan Blue or CAHSEE as a dumb reach.
          justtwan
          Agarwood Collection Intricate

          justtwan

          The freshest citrus fragrance period.
          Strong citrus opening that last a very long time.
          The dry down sweetens up from the tonka as what smells similar to pink pepper adds a slight spice.

          Occasion: In my opinion this is formal or dressy casual with jeans and a blazer. It also plays well with thin linen or maybe a silk suit or short set made of those same materials (blowing in the winds while walking a beach) and I do not see this as sporty at all so I'm not sure why sport is even in the name. Unlike other citrus fragrances this doesn't cause me to become anosmic to it.
          Season: all year round if worn correctly but feels like summer on a beach.
          Projection: above average
          Longevity: more than 24 hours on clothes. 5 - 6 hours on skin before needing to sniff my wrist.
          Jasmindee
          Cheirosa '71

          Jasmindee

          This perfume is a very strange chameleon.

          First off, the packaging is beautiful. I got the gift set, and the whole box is this shiny holo print and it comes with a cute pocket mirror and a body spray. The bottle is a very elegant heavy glass with a green to pink ombre. It looks a hell of a lot more expensive than what it is, so if you like pretty bottles and nice packaging, this might be for you.

          Onto the scent... This perfume opens up *very* fruity/floral with a burst of sour raspberry, litchi plum and patchouli with a few non-distinct spices. I don't smell the caramel straight away, but more when I move my arms, I get a hint of something warm and sweet. Then the strong vanilla flavoured rum and jasmine start to mingle, making it quite mature and not at all what I thought this would be. I was convinced it was going to be this teenager style sweetie bomb, but it's actually quite soft and muted. It's definitely interesting, so kudos to Nicole for trying something different.

          I will say, I prefer my perfumes sweeter. I love the opening, but the middle and end is... Eh. It reminds me of something a nicely dressed woman working in an office would wear. Soft, sophisticated and just a light fruity-floral gourmand with a touch of sweetness. I see her in a beige silk blouse tucked into a high waisted skirt and heels, everyone likes her and she brings in her own baked treats every now and then. Daring? Definitely not. But a nice perfume that will not cause offense? Absolutely.

          Overall, I like it, but it's not a massive love. I'd keep it for the stunning bottle alone, but unfortunately I think I'll be selling this on to someone who might get a little more wear out of it.

          Edit: I just figured out what Daring reminds me of, which is a softer and less milky version of Yes I am by Cacharel. They share 5 identical notes along with spices and citrus fruit. If you like that perfume, you'll probably like this one as well.
          BarboraZ

          BarboraZ

          I think that you have to find a way to this perfume. It took me few years from "what a grandma smell" to "I need this in my life".This perfume is magical, when I have it on, I have a tendency to smell my wrist during a day, that's how attractive it feels. Men react also very well, it's just very sexy classic perfume and even though it's the most known perfume of all time, I wouldn't call it mainstreem.
          BarboraZ

          BarboraZ

          Tobacco Vanille is very intensive, strong perfume. It is definitely not for everybody and I recomend to try it before buy. It is not for everyday use, maybe for somebody, who feels (or wants to feel) confident, strong, powerful and extravagant every day. Perfume starts very strong, you could say an alcohol feel, but then it goes into warm sweet tones, but as it is unisex, it's not like a mouth-sticking candy, which I appreciate. You have to be prepare that you will smell the perfume from yourself a whole day, which can be for somebody annoying and I can imagine it brings headache to somebody sensitive. But for people who like heavy intensive perfumes is this a good choice. For me it's one of my most favourite perfumes I have.
          EmmaSmells
          Mizyaan

          EmmaSmells

          I was really hoping that this would have a similar element to Amouage’s Ubar due to the cohapu balm and many other matching notes, but it’s so different. It’s so sweet - where is that sweet warmth coming from? It’s like an amber/vanilla combo scent. If you like warm, sweet Arabic oils then you’ll love this. It’s strong and lasts. The bottle is very heavy (glass and metal) and good quality unlike most plasticy Arabian attars.

          Edit: It’s getting stronger and sweeter as it develops and now reminds me of Arabian Oud’s Kalemat. It’s totally vanilla dominant (almost it’s not listed at all as a note), with a warm amber base. It’s amazing quality, with outstanding sillage and longevity, it’s just not for me as it’s the antithesis of what I like. Loads of you will absolutely LOVE this though.
          Madlenals

          Madlenals

          Oh god! This is definitely a men’s perfume, it smells so citrusy and it gave me a headache. I would never wear this one.
          mohsen95
          Carnal Flower

          mohsen95

          5/10
          CRiche

          CRiche

          I just received mine and I don’t smell heavy, jammy or dark on my skin. I don’t see the similarity to Rose Jam either. I will have to give it another try.
          sleepy*weasel
          Full Incense

          sleepy*weasel

          Salome "ghosts" ferociously. Hyraceum also lasts forever on fabric. This is a heads-up if, like me, you wear different types of scent... if you wear Salome, maybe don't expect to wear Apres l'Ondee or anything wispy the day after. You'll need a quality citrus-based skin cleanser and a good strength shampoo, if you have long hair (like I do). This means your bottle is phenomenal value, but you have to respect these ingredients; my coat, sheets, duvet, jeans, are all in the wash with biological detergent, because my other scents deserve a clean slate. Salome is not just a scent, but a living ghost, that will haunt your house (and your lover's house) for a long time. Wow! I do love it though. Not since the original Opium, has a scent ghosted in such a spectacular fashion xx :)
          hak.1963
          Elegant

          hak.1963

          I have had this one for about a year.
          I love it, my wife hates it.
          I love the woody, spicy smokey cedar and sandalwood scent.
          As an after shave it's amazing, just enough alcohol to kill the bacterias and still very soothing.
          And if you take it's price in consideration it's great value.
          Bebelusica
          Tobacco Vanille

          Bebelusica

          Powerful but soft and exotic.
          The initial spray immediately smells of those citruses, the orange notes. The florals give me soapy vibes. The vanilla and praline are a given to the delicious aspect of this perfume.
          It's powdery and sweet whilst still remaining spicy and woody and wet from that citrus juice.
          I can definitely smell that myrrh even if it's one of the base notes. It's soft spicy, almost giving my nose a minty feel as I smell it... to me it manages to be warm and cold at the same time even if that might make no sense to anyone else.
          The drydown is so sexy to me!
          There's something in this that reminds me of freshly washed hair/skin, maybe it's that soapy aspect or because this specific brand does have shower gels that smell like this line of perfumes, so it must be the fact that I've smelt that on someone before.
          mmacejauskis

          mmacejauskis

          Had my eyes on this one for a while. For me it is what I would call a definition of freshness. Not something extraordinary but very well executed. Starts with some hints of mint. Smells a bit like bubble gum. Very energetic. Literal translatioins is “Essential water”, but for me it is more like “Sex in the water”. Everyday sport/beach wear and very likeable.
          CheapFragHead
          Versace Pour Homme

          CheapFragHead

          My batch is from November, 2019.

          I find this more wearable than Tuscan Leather and I like Tuscan Leather a lot. This is slightly sweeter to my nose. Performance is fantastic--nuclear strength. If I use more than two sprays I find it cloying.
          Nick68
          Aramis Devin

          Nick68

          Pulled the trigger on a 50ml EDT bottle after seeing it on a early Black Friday deal in the UK.

          I think I like it, but I could easily live without it and I won’t be purchasing another bottle.

          It’s nice but in a synthetic kind of way. I can’t pick out any distinctive notes from it at all. It’s just a mashed together mix of scents which produces something quite ‘nice’.

          If I was back in my early 20’s it’s the kind of scent I would be wearing for going out at the weekend. The problem is I’m in my early 50’s and whilst there’s absolutely nothing wrong with it, it’s just not for me.

          Probably going to use it up spraying before my early morning walk or before bed.
          parahippocampal gyrus

          parahippocampal gyrus

          Opens with a bitter, soapy barbershop note that I find too unpleasant to be interested in wearing this. The mids settle down florals and leather, but the remnants of the open render it mildly unpleasant to my nose, and the note on its own is less enjoyable than something like Fahrenheit. Drydown is a fairly indifferent powder, and was the most enjoyable part of wearing this fragrance for me. For cheap barbershops, I would much rather wear something like Azzaro Pour Homme, which is bold without being abrasive.
          Azi algdam

          Azi algdam

          It’s a like but not love. I honestly think it smells like minyak attar (halal perfumed oil) for praying. To my nose it smells similar to Chloe Roses de Chloe EDT which is younger and sparklier than Delina.

          My verdict: overpriced for what it is
          Emorandeira
          Maiestus

          Emorandeira

          Maiestus is a perfume that has generated many doubts in me. I've been with the job for about 4 hours and I'm not sure what to think. So what I say today will probably change in future tests, since I have a 2 ml vial that reaches me for about 4 uses.

          The opening is very good. At that moment it seemed to me that it was going to be a fresh and powdery floral, in the vein of vitriol d' oeillet de serge lutens or confessions of a garden gnome by fort & manle. With soft flowers on a green bed.

          But then the drying down arrives and things change radically. The perfume becomes almost totally woody, with a very soft and delicate but very perceptible oud that reminds me a lot of the drying of Bois d'oud de perris Montecarlo, with a patchouli that is also very discreet.

          Despite the load of oud, I see it as a perfume to wear during the day, since it is quite fresh and delicate. It seems to me an elegant aroma although not very noticeable. Although its duration is good (since the aroma changed, it has been on my skin without changing, that is, more than 3 hours) the projection is very very moderate, making it a very versatile and wearable perfume.

          The aroma seems totally unisex to me and I think it could be a very good option for those who want to enter the world of oud or who enjoy those notes but do not like very fecal or too strong oud.

          Scent: 7.5
          Longevity: 8
          Projection: 5
          Quality / price: 5
          Versatility: 8
          Originality: 8
          Overall: 7.5
          Alicen1derland

          Alicen1derland

          I really enjoy this perfume. It is a very pretty and feminine scent. I find it sweet, woody, and a bit powdery. The vanilla and sandalwood smell great together. Overall the notes harmonize very well and leave you with a soft and sexy sweet scent.
          It reminds me a lot of Jessica Simpson Fancy Love. The notes are supposed to be fairly different but once dried down they both have leave behind a similar scent.
          I tend to appreciate this scent more in the fall and winter months. In the summer it just does not appeal to me very much. I do like soft vanilla type of scents but for some reason I do not reach for this one during the warmer months.
          I use this more in the evening than day but it works well for both.
          The silage moderate but very soft.
          The staying power is just okay but I get compliments from anyone that comes into close contact with me.
          When I spray a little extra for an evening out, I find that men like to cozy up to me and come in close to breathe me in lol.
          I do not wear this one too often but I do notice a strange thing. It is that this seems to be more of a sensual sexy scent. I find that men not only want to be close to me but they are a little more calm, gentle, a little romantic/charming, with sensual stares and soft touches.
          Versus more the sexy scents that seem to invoke more of a hot, passionate and primal reaction.
          sirzex

          sirzex

          It's a good perfume to wear every day, especially in an office environment.
          Mariamaija Amélie
          Sunset Riot

          Mariamaija Amélie

          Jasmin Rouge, is now a part of my collection, and I feel so fortunate to have it. This scent is beyond beautiful to me. Spicy, warm, classy, sexy jasmine. I scrolled through the reviews here before buying, and ordered a handful of perfume atomizers so I can bring perfumes with me, which may need a "touch up", and I suspect that this amazing fragrance may need a touch up after a couple, or three, hours, but there it is. I don't think I have to use this sparingly in order to not overwhelm anybody nearby. I will use this any time of year and just whenever I feel like endulging in something a little extra luxurious no matter the occasion.
          Jasmin Rouge smells expensive and exclusive and I can't detect any syntheticness in it. I don't mind synthetic fragrances at all, I love all kinds, but this smells like pure quality.
          Simply amazing.
          adrienn99

          adrienn99

          Right, finally I got to put my paws on this one (ordered sample from Mancera).

          The opening is very butch, burning with rough spices. 10 mins into wearing it becomes a semi-gourmand tho: the vanilla and amber lurks out, along with the cinnamon and I get a slightly almond-y impression too. (heliotrope?). It is quite sweet and almost like a desert to me at this stage, although the woody aspects keep it in balance from veerng into sugarland. The tobacco is really nice here <3

          Recommended to any tobacco lover, women, men alike.
          sjaff
          Ultra Male

          sjaff

          Sexy, Beast, This one is a gem. Must have in collection
          Andie33
          Olympéa

          Andie33

          On me this is orange blossom and a bit of the tolu balsam. I really dislike the way orange blossom projects on me so I made a mistake buying this.
          When I tried this at the store I smelled a lovely sweet peachy honey scent, but when I tried it on after bringing it home I actually had to scrub it off, it made me nauseous and gave me an enormous headache.
          If warm orange blossom sounds like your type of fragrance, go for it, but it's not for me. I also find it a bit mature, so I'll be giving this to my mother.
          RainbowSalt

          RainbowSalt

          This is Really good , wish it’ll be even more robust with the silage & longevity tho .
          alixiialice
          Gris Dior

          alixiialice

          I tested this on skin on a mild fall day (~23C). Right out of the gates, I get a unidimensional, sweet and creamy tuberose. This is tuberose without any greenness, no dew drops nor sunlight. It's a tuberose flower inside a museum glass box. The tuberose dominates for an hour, then I detect a softer, more buttery note from the gardenia as well as a fruity frangipani. Quite an unemotional floral for me, but if you add spotlights and a jewel-tone velvet backdrop to this museum glass case, it's possible to create another perspective on this.
          MnM
          Carnal Flower

          MnM

          After hearing so much about how great this is, I bit the bullet ?? and ordered a bottle, the 6.8oz bottle ???? ??, Seriously, my most expensive perfume and honestly, I think the cost is absolutely ridiculous. I am gifting this to myself for Xmas ????
          VelvetTrance

          VelvetTrance

          I have never experienced a perfume that did such a complete 180 degree turn. To me the first spray is mostly sharp berries - harsh and off-putting. But just a short while later it completely transforms into soft vanilla-ambery lusciousness. A little bit spicy and a little bit powdery and very, very feminine. Then there is that show-stopper of a bottle that makes me think of something an old movie star would have had on her vanity. What a great purchase this was for a very tiny price.
          Rav Pahud
          Vetiver

          Rav Pahud

          This is my grandmother's signature scent (she's 86) and she literally wears this 24/7. And ironically my grandfather been wearing coco chanel ever since I would remember for his signature scent.
          adriananegulescu

          adriananegulescu

          I love the caramel note in there
          Kristen_SWYT

          Kristen_SWYT

          The opening is a mix of a sharp soapy floral combined with a dirty sour cheesy skank, that probably only lasted 5 minutes and then gave way to a sweet crisp rose and nothing else.
          Vastalux
          Club de Nuit Intense Man

          Vastalux

          Among the cheapest fragrance that I own but it is the most complemented fragrance. Longevity and sillage like a beast in 20 degC room temperature. It has same vibe as Bleu de Chanel but not smell similar.
          tso
          Lalique Pour Homme

          tso

          Lalique Pour Homme EdP (Lion) is a classical type of men's fragrance. If you appreciate this type of fragrances, you'll probably like this one. Personally I love this fragrance. For the type of fragrance it represents, it is very versatile and wearable. To some, this might sound "generic". The drydown on Lalique EdP maybe isnt as punching, strong or pungent as some other same kind of fragrances have, but this is a good thing. It makes this very lovely scent even more wearable - suitable for pretty much any season, any event, though at hot weather you will want to control your sprays.

          Lalique Pour Homme EdP performs very good. Projection is a above average for about two hours and longevity is 8+ hours, after that I can smell it only if I put my nose very close to skin.

          Blind buy? Yes, if you like this type of fragrances.
          Kristen_SWYT

          Kristen_SWYT

          In typical Illuminum fashion, there is no orange blossom here.
          Instead this is a very watery Neroli, that to my nose smells like cold soapy used dishwater, but neroli always smells quite soapy to me - so take that with a pinch of salt. I felt this was quite light, but I guess it has decent projection/sillage as I only applied a small amount and my BF complained about the smell - so I guess its lightness is deceptive.

          I don't detect any Thyme, Olibanum or Myrrh, there is something in the background that I guess could maaaaaaybe be oud?
          ElCaupo
          Lapidus Pour Homme

          ElCaupo

          Hey it's a Lalique has to be a good fragance, and certainly it is!, the bottle is worth having in your collection it's beautifully craffted. Regarding the scent you won't find any rebel (insoumi) thing, don't expect exitement here because it's a clean green soft scent all the way, has a rhum note but it's not a boozy scent at all. It's a safe fragance to wear in the office and meetings and also if you dont' want to stand out of the crowd but still smelling good, it's last about fair 5 hours on my skin on cold weather.
          tso
          Lalique Pour Homme

          tso

          Givenchy Gentleman is a classical type of men's fragrance. If you appreciate this type of fragrance, you'll probably like this one. For me though, there is something in the drydown that I dont like. Something that isnt present in most other same kind of fragrances. Is it the civet? I do wear it occasionally for testing and to see if I start to enjoy it more. I'd really want to like it, because I usually do enjoy this type of fragrances.

          Givenchy Gentleman performs very good. Projection is a above average for about two hours and longevity is 8+ hours, after that I can smell it only if I put my nose very close to skin.

          Blind buy? No. Sample first.
          1Constantine1

          1Constantine1

          Phew!
          This is not unisex by any stretch of the imagination.
          Very sugary sweet powdery vanilla, tonca, amber, labdanum. Smells ok actually but this should be re labelled for ladies to prevent people like me wasting money on samples.

          Fragrance: 5/10 for men, 7/10 for ladies.
          Projection: 7/10
          Longevity: 7/10
          Sam1988

          Sam1988

          ??? ???? ? ?????
          Amber_Fetich
          Kalan

          Amber_Fetich

          Nice perfume if you give it a time, it has a DNA of Xerjoff Alexandria II
          tso
          Lalique Pour Homme

          tso

          Versace L'Homme is a classical men's fragrance. It is good for what it is. If you appreciate this type of fragrance, you'll like this one. Personally, I don't see myself wearing it much outside my house. But I will wear it for my own enjoyment. L'Homme is something I do like and do appreciate, but still it is not what I want to be wearing around other people and be smelling like.

          On me, Versace L'Homme performs quite good. Projection is a bit above average for close to two hours and longevity is about 6-7 hours, and then I can smell it only if I put my nose very close to skin.

          Blind buy? Only if you know what you're buying. Sample first.
          annxyz
          Esprit d’Oscar

          annxyz

          This is WONDERFUL ! Chanel Allure was my signature scent until it was reformulated so poorly , making me feel ripped off .

          Sexy Amber is quite close to the original Allure, and impresses me with its sillage and longevity . I love the sandalwood and the sophisticated understated vibe that reminds me of Allure when it was first made. Sexy Amber is a damn good value and a great perfume . It is smooth, but has definitely has presence that is feminine and sexy , but somehow restrained and understated . I love this perfume !
          sofiadore

          sofiadore

          Really nice, clean , fresh citrus and performs quite well. Reminds me of those chalky, orange flavored calcium supplements I had to take as a kid though.
          ginandrice
          Under The Lemon Tree

          ginandrice

          I think what’s great about this fragrance is that it’s both easy and complex at the same time. It’s a whole bunch of things that smell good on their own, but that you wouldn’t necessarily think to put together, and here they are, put together just right.

          The almond, jasmine, and vanilla are three distinct types of sweet that agreeably meet each other in the middle; the jasmine, vanilla, and musk make the fragrance creamy; the oud adds some resinous depth in there; the lemon keeps things fresh; and the spices keep the whole thing warm. This fragrance is a total mixed bag, and yet it all comes together so well, like a lively parade where everyone’s in good spirits.

          I first smelled this on a guy at work and loved it. Then I ordered a sample and initially found it too sweet for my liking, almost an icing sugar type scent in the opening. But after a couple of wears I’m starting to warm back up to it again. If you’re not big on sweet scents, I wouldn’t recommend this, but otherwise it’s definitely worth a try. To me, Aoud Lemon Mint smells contagiously happy.
          annxyz
          Esprit d’Oscar

          annxyz

          This was my signature scent for many years, but it has become so diluted in my opinion. Also, the longevity is poor and no longer justifies the price AT ALL . It is a shame how pale the current version is these days .

          I have recently discovered Michael Kors Sexy Amber and find it truer to the original Allure that no longer really reminds me of the original . If you want a close version to the very first version of Allure , and one that has sillage a great longevity , try Sexy Amber .
          Alicen1derland

          Alicen1derland

          Starts off strong but dries down to a nice soft scent. It does linger nicely on the skin or clothing but not the longest lasting.
          To me this is more of an evening scent but because it dies down quite a bit I can get away with a single spritz on the wrists or neck for daytime. It does remind me a lot of Lanc?me La Vie Est Belle. They have a very similar sweet scent to them. Personally I much prefer Flowerbomb. It is a very sweet floral and feminine scent.
          Pluto28
          Supremacy Silver

          Pluto28

          No no! Amber bomb
          Alicen1derland

          Alicen1derland

          This perfume is a bit too strong and too sweet for me. Personally I smell something peppery about it and others I have mentioned it to say they can smell it too.
          It has a really good staying power and you do not need to use much. I do like it but it is not one of my favorites and I would not purchase again.
          It almost has a cheap smell to me similar to a lot of knock off perfumes.
          mnitabach
          Tuberoza

          mnitabach

          This is a very nice fougerey chypreish patchouli-forward fragrance. It takes you through the citrus-lavender-floral progression very quickly to get to woody agrestic patchouli, but without the sweaty vibe. I would've enjoyed a more relaxed progression, but I understand the commercial impulse to get to the point quickly enough to make a sale in the store. Performance is otherwise outstanding.
          scentimental_girl

          scentimental_girl

          Despite the name, this smelled juvenile to me. Even though it is floral, it has honey-like sweetness and perhaps saffron that make it smell more like pollen than airy floral. I quite enjoyed the peachy custard like dry-down. But I cannot endure 3-4 hours of pollen shoved in my face just for that.
          Kataguruma78

          Kataguruma78

          If I should say one thing: don’t you ever trust any of those people‘s reviews on here!
          One has to devant/sample and make up his own mind and decide for himself before he reads any silly review and goes for a blind buy.
          Oud palao, to me is nothing nuclear in terms of sillage and projection, longevity is very good though 24+ hours in the garment 8 to 10 hours on skin. All I can smell is rose a nice and very sweet syrupy rose in the opening and that lasts for a few à house before I can hardly smell any oud lingering lightly and shy in the background.
          This people who say this is a oud powerhouse surely have smelled oud!
          However it is still a very beautiful juice to wear for those who love rose and definitely suited for winter!
          Yvonne99

          Yvonne99

          I actually hated this scent and pathouli as a note, but one day I decided to try it on my skin and I'm so glad I did. I've now started to enjoy pathouli and dared to try other scents with the note.

          This fragrance is so sweet and in your face. I mainly get a caramel toffe and slightly dirty pathouli. I find this pathoulibomb better than Flowerbomb and La vie est belle. It last the entire day but sits closer to the skin after a few hours.

          9/10
          scentimental_girl

          scentimental_girl

          I see a lot of comparison between this fragrance and Narciso Rodriguez for her EDT that I became interested in this! I do understand why people compare this to for her EDT and once this settles down after the acidic sour opening, it becomes really similar. It smells musky and citrusy just like for her, but it is less floral and powdery.

          I was scratching my head as to why this smelled slightly different, and I think it comes down to the powdery florals that are lacking in lovely. It feels less elegant as a result, but it still is a great everyday perfume that you don't feel guilty overspraying (which you might need to do)
          Yvonne99

          Yvonne99

          This is a lovley soapy rose scent with great lasting power and sillage. In the opening and mid the scent is very sour and refreshing due to the litchi note but then mellows out.

          9/10
          Paul.Monk
          Oasis Verte

          Paul.Monk

          This is liquid shower soap, as already said thousand times before :-). Fresh and clean. Both longevity and projection are soft, which makes Pace a perfect gym scent. It's a pleasant fragrance but nothing more than that.
          tommy_girl
          Nina

          tommy_girl

          Well, at least where I live, Good Girl and its flankers are quite viral. I remember testing it back when it was newly launched, but decided to write a review on it only lately after having a sample at home.
          The first flacon of GG starts with a blast of sour lemon scent, which is not what I exactly expected to smell, but is welcome as I like fresh scents. Soon after the oriental floral notes emerge; maybe a handful dose of jasmine and tuberose combined with the sour scent of citrus which is still strongly there. Some amber and patchouli are also in the background. I wish I could get any coffee, cocoa or praline note. Unfortunately, all I get is a vague vanilla, sweet note. Interestingly, it reminds me of Hypnotic Poison in the middle notes which could be the effect of almond.
          I like some CH perfumes, but Good Girl is not my favorite. I much prefer CH line. Also, I'm not personally a fan of the bottle. I'd much prefer a classier bottle. I also understand the contradiction between the name and the shape of the bottle. I think this perfume is trying too hard to sale, which is by itself a turn-off for me.
          Yvonne99

          Yvonne99

          This was a very good blind buy for a rose lover, but I wouldn't recommend others to do that. On my skin this initially smells like a fresh bitter rose with a minty aspect. The mint vibe I would compare to Eros pour homme by Versace. In the drydown it only smells like a dusty rose, which I don't mind. This fragrance has a good lasting power but sits closer to the skin after 1-2 hours.

          7/10
          Yvonne99

          Yvonne99

          This is a beautiful sweet fragrance with prominent rose and tart berries. The musk is present and makes the overall scent more balanced and cosy, the same way as in Pink Sugar. It has some sort of kick to it which could be the pink peppar or the tartness of the berries. It has a good lasting power but sits closer to the skin after a few hours. In my opinion, this could be a year round scent because the berries are cosy in the cold and refreshing in the summer.

          8/10
          Mydogandclowns

          Mydogandclowns

          Spritzed it on a card earlier this week and was sure it would be entirely too strong for me. One small spritz tonight on my neck and wrist and I found complete joy. Wow. Absolute perfection. A surprise for sure. Incense and smoke with a bit of spicy sweetness. Not floral. Not powdery, just spices. It's blended really well. It feels warm and cozy and not overwhelming. It's a comforting scent. I could call it similar it to ELDO Rien Intense Incense, it has a similar feel. This has a bit more spice. Love it.
          fyetan
          Romance

          fyetan

          Fruity raspberry rose. Sweet floral and sweet fruit, doesn't feel like a LVEB flanker as I don't smell any praline or patchouli, which is what the original is all about.

          It's easy to like, but there are SO many raspberry roses on the market! Try Lancome Tresor Midnight Rose for a jammy one, Nina Ricci L'Extase for a caramel one, Nina Ricci Rose Extase for a bright one, Estee Lauder Modern Muse Le Rouge for a creamy one.
          hullhockey91
          Aventus

          hullhockey91

          Ahhhh Elysium, Elysium, Elysium...I've enjoyed Elysium Parfum Cologne for the last few years and never had the urge to get Elysium Parfum. Well, I did. Here is my experience so far....

          Elysium in general is an interesting one to me. It's so enlivening, charismatic, captivating and fresh, but oh so boring at the same time. I kick myself for saying that because it's in my top 5 fragrances that I enjoy wearing. It smells so damn good, but it's so damn....humdrum? I honestly don't get it, so don't ask!

          Quite frankly, I think it's because of the abundance of homogeneous impressions of other houses/brands that have that gives my olfactory receptors the same emotions over and over again. In todays world, it seems there's way too many fragrances that try to win the same category, thus creating a foolish amount of monotonous fragrances.

          Unfortunately, I think Elysium falls into this category of "popular" fragrances thus giving it a familiar DNA making this fragrance "typical." HOWEVER, the quality is, of course, on another level. I love it because I haven't smelled a juice assembled around fruits of this caliber.

          Sorry for the rambling, but now onto the Elysium Parfum edition....This Parfum edition is merely 95% of the Parfum Cologne edition based on smell alone. The Parfum Cologne is slightly more sour. The Parfum is slightly more woody. The resemblance is uncanny minus the 5%.

          I cannot comment on performance, but my question is, does that 5% alteration substantiate the near $200 price increase for HALF the juice?! Hmmmm, I don't know honestly.

          Regardless, I love the Elysium infrastructure. I wouldn't exactly say it's unique, but it's of admirable quality. The scent trail and dry down is also noteworthy and possibly the highlight of this fragrance.
          b10moviegoer
          Valentino Uomo Acqua

          b10moviegoer

          Opens up slightly fresh with strong floral iris / violet component, with floral taking over the whole thing in the mid. Dry down to Ambroxan with slight warmth and sweetness from resin. Doesn't really detect much of sandalwood / tonka beans.

          Surprisingly this had some similar vibe with Givenchy Gentleman Cologne, though obviously leaning more feminine. Both of them are fresh iris scent with ambroxan drydown, but vetiver is not really there for Iris Nobile. I suspect it would be great layering them together as Givenchy always lacks longevity and this thing lasts way beyond half day.
          Meow7
          L'Atelier des Subtils Eau de Bois

          Meow7

          Smelled woodsy and a little more masculine when I first applied but as time passes, it has a very pleasant warm scent that is definitely unisex.
          Sweethymn

          Sweethymn

          This is hands down...the embodiment of a gourmand body spray! Oh so cakey, vanillay buttery,baked sugary delight!!!! I'm so upset BBW discontinued it & ill would kill for them to bring it back!
          hullhockey91
          Aventus

          hullhockey91

          Well after I thought I hated the vetiver note, I ended up sampling Vetiver Parfum Cologne and found it unbelievably striking and damn near perfect. So much so, I blind bought this one. Im not going to lie, on Roja's instagram, it says something along the lines of, "Wear Vetiver Parfum Cologne during the day and switch to Vetiver Parfum at night and thank me later."......SOLD! I went ahead and bought this Parfum. I do not regret it!

          This Parfum version is more bold, more smoky, and more woody. The Parfum Cologne is definitely a fresher version with a bergamot-like beginning and a leathery finish with a fantastic vetiver backbone. The Parfum version isn't quite as citrus-fresh, but it has this sweet sensation to it that is absurdly mouth watering and I think this comes from a subtle floral nuance.

          I have to say I am a huge fan of both. I'm leaning towards the Parfum side because it almost smells more natural with less citrus, but the citrus is so imperative in the freshness of the Parfum Cologne. Two elite offerings from Mr. Roja with unimaginable vetiver vertebrae.

          The one pessimistic thought I have here, is that I am not quite sure the Parfum version should be valued at almost $200 more than the Parfum Cologne. Regardless if the Parfums performance is better, which I cannot comment on right now, but $200 is quite the steep difference for fragrances that are built off of each other. Plus, you get double the juice in the cheaper Parfum Cologne offering with a gorgeous green bottle.

          Things I like about the Parfum:
          - Natural woodiness
          - Subtle masculine sweet-floral nuance
          - Bold, smoky vetiver up front

          Things I like about the Parfum Cologne:
          - Stunning green bottle
          - Citrusy uplifting freshness
          - Lighter, leathery vetiver dry down

          This one is tough. I keep coming back to the whole, "Wear Parfum Cologne during the day and switch to the Parfum at night and thank me later." I can't choose a winner. I hope this novice review helps someone!

          A+ Mr. Dove.
          StylinLA
          Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin 2006

          StylinLA

          Since YSL RIVE GAUCHE POUR HOMME got dropped, I've tried a few to find a replacement. Initially I was a bit cool on this one but it has grown on me a lot over the past few weeks. This goes on a bit sweeter but has a really nice lavender note and a subtle tobacco presence. The tonka note is quite well done too.

          This does not smell "just like RIVE GAUCHE" but it is a nice, similar well groomed fougere barbershop scent. A bit like a toned down 1725 CASANOVA.

          I really love barbershop style scents and this is a good one. Underrated.
          Po-Ta-Toes

          Po-Ta-Toes

          This perfume started off fruity, and as the day progress, it enveloped my scenses in a warm, sensual smell.
          yaayyya

          yaayyya

          I don't smell anything masculine here. It smells like creamy pastries, pistachio ice cream and herbal liquor in an orchid garden after rain. It is complex, emotionally loaded and beautiful, from start to finish. It could be a perfect wedding scent.
          Openseason
          Body

          Openseason

          It smells like straight up sugar, rose, and baby powder. I hate scents heavy on the rose and powdery side because they usually give me old lady vibes, but this fragrance just works with the musk/skin note I get.. i guess that is why there is no better name than Body for it? Wearing this scent gives me the same sensation as taking that revitalizing Saturday morning shower after a long week of nonsense, WOO! HOO! Although there is not a trace of this when I wake up, I cannot stop wearing this scent to bed! So comforting.
          BrittanyXO_

          BrittanyXO_

          A classy fresh scent. This doesn't last too long but it smells really nice and it's perfect to spray on yourself after the shower, or if you're running to the store or something.
          BrittanyXO_

          BrittanyXO_

          I'm on my 3rd bottle of Pink Sugar. It's a super sweet synthetic smelling cotton candy fragrance - but I can't help but not buy it whenever I see it on the shelf. It's affordable but the projection is so strong. During the summer this scent comes alive but you don't need many sprays because it could become too overpowering. This scent totally smells like burnt sugar. A total Gourmand scent.
          jerryyanis
          Musk Deer

          jerryyanis

          Musk Deer really surprised me, but in the best way. If you're expecting something animalic along the lines of Hyrax, or daring along the lines of Tyrannosaurus Rex, look elsewhere. What we have instead is a gorgeous, light, wintry, sensual musk scent that's extremely wearable and completely different from any other Zoologist offering. To those who somehow feel mislead or disappointed by this, I'd like to mention that Civet also turned out to be a lot less challenging or animalic than its name implied. That doesn't make it any less artistic or lovely. The scent really captures the vibe of a quiet, calm, snowy forest. At the opening, it almost gives this sparkling effect, like the reflection of the sun on newly fallen snow. There's a constant faint sweetness in the background that lingers, but isn't overpowering. This is overall a gentle scent with lots of character; One of the tamer beasts in the Zoologist collection, but quite present nonetheless. I'm practically addicted to the scent already. When it comes down to it, Musk Deer is what it's meant to be, and that's all I can ask for.
          heavenlycreature
          No.04 Bois de Balincourt

          heavenlycreature

          I blind bought the vintage formula for $5 online because I thought the blue and gold bottle looked nice, but the scent is nice too! On me it's initially sweet and spicy but dries down to be more powdery/soapy. Lovely clean amber scent for fall and winter. I like to mist it on my pillows and sweaters for cozy nights in, and sometimes I wear it to bed. Wouldn't wear it for a date though, it's a bit too tame for me in that respect.
          BrittanyXO_

          BrittanyXO_

          Delicious! I can see Flowerbomb being my signature scent. Although it's pricy, it's sooo worth it. It's meant to be more of a floral scent but I definitely smell a lot of sweetness in it too. You could wear this during the day or night as it would work for either or. I love flower bomb and I think it's such a stable for every women's collection.
          BrittanyXO_

          BrittanyXO_

          I absolutely love Black Orchid by Tom Ford. It's such a deep sensual unisex scent. Although it's spicy, you can still smell sweet too. Its spicy, sweet, and sexy all together & definitely more of a night time type of perfume - it may be too heavy during the day. You also don't need many sprays of this, a couple of sprays will do the job! Love it!!!
          SeauxGood
          Secret Obsession

          SeauxGood

          Secret Obsession smells “nice,” but that’s about the nicest thing I can say about it. Overall, it’s a generic white floral scent with a few drops of spicy-woodsy notes just to make it smell slightly different than every other generic white floral. The plum note in this is way too sweet. The rose and nutmeg notes are too faint. And, don’t let the color of the bottle fool you. There’s so little of the amber, they might as well have left it out. It’s like I want every single note to be louder, more concentrated... to project something unique rather than this mish-mash of standard floral notes.

          This fragrance is more interesting on paper than it is in real life. It reads like it should be a heavy-hitter, but you could spray half this bottle and still have to search for it on your skin in under two hours. Maybe the “secret” is the fact you have on a fragrance at all. Additionally, it smells like the bouquet you hand a 10-year-old after dance recital. I hate the original Obsession, but I can at least applaud it for having a true personality. This one, on the other hand, is very boring and forgettable. A previous reviewer mentioned that it’s a good layering scent, but... meh. I don’t want to keep it, don’t have anyone I’d want to give it to, and don’t feel like going through the hassle of trying to resell it. I only paid about $17 for it, and that’s exactly how it smells.
          quay_acts
          Egoiste Platinum

          quay_acts

          If I had to reduce my collection of down to just five mere bottles, this would be one that I kept. This is class in a bottle, with subtlety I did not expect to like. I tend to why away from fragrances that do not radiate beyond the skin, but this is a deliciously invigorating scent. While it has been around the 60s, it has a truly timeless aura around it. This is a fragrance that exudes class, charisma, and confidence. I just want to live in the bottle.
          Vapor Trail
          Azzaro Chrome Aqua

          Vapor Trail

          A fantastic fragrance -- if not a bit misleading.

          It's called "Chrome Aqua," but I feel like this is more of a "green" fragrance. There's the usual opening blast of grapefruit (as well as some apple, but it's faint), which is nothing new.

          The drydown, though, is much more smooth and herbal, and this is the part that sold me. The scent transitions to this extremely pleasing mixture of cypress, basil, and sea notes, and it's far more pleasing to me than what typically constitutes an "aqua" or "blue" fragrance nowadays. No, it's not an ambroxan bomb, and it doesn't follow the citrus-to-musk scent evolution that's been done a thousand times over.

          That's not to say Chrome Aqua is a goundbreaking fragrance. It definitely doesn't reinvent the wheel (though I strongly disagree with all the votes comparing it to AdG -- they're not at all similar) but chances are that's not what you care about, if you're in the market for a fragrance like this. It's just pleasant as all get out, masculine without a doubt, and will look fantastic sitting on your shelf with it frosted turquoise bottle.

          Blind buy worthy if you're looking for a freshy, easily. If you're going to test it, make sure you apply it on the skin rather than paper so you get the full experience -- otherwise it might seem overly sharp and linear.
          ignatzb
          Rose & Cuir

          ignatzb

          Totally agree with woodlandwalk, the opening smells just like pea pods. So crisp and green, it takes a while for the floral note to peek out. There is a hint of freshly turned soil here, I think due to the vetiver and leather combination. It didn't wow me at first, but the more time I spend with it, the more I'm falling for its crisp elegance. A fragrance I can imagine wearing anywhere, anytime.
          muzzbait
          Pear & Olive

          muzzbait

          OMG I have just re-bought this as a sample, and OH MY STARS this is such unabashed milky-creaminess right here!
          One a bit of milk/butter/cream kick at the moment, so I thought I'd try this one out again, and this (like many times in my life when I've gone 'too far') is an example of one-upping myself.
          This is just too creamy!
          It smells edible/drinkable!
          Milky and a little fruity sweet. Cruz del Sur II in a different direction.
          Great to smell, probs not great to wear...
          ntabassum92
          Ginger Biscuit

          ntabassum92

          Jo Malone's Ginger Biscuit is predominantly a caramel fragrance on my skin. When I first spray it, I get a slightly stinky note that I normally get from caramel fragrances - I strongly dislike this facet of caramel, but luckily, it doesn't last. Then I do get the spices, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon - spices that kind of remind me of pumpkin spice. It has the creaminess that pumpkin pie would have, because of the caramel. I guess it kind of smells like a ginger biscuit? A very sweet one, with a caramel layer like in Caramel deLites/Samoas. And kind of creamy as well, it doesn't have the dry biscuit feel that I would expect.

          I'm probably being too harsh on this fragrance, expecting it to smell fully like a real ginger biscuit, but I've heard so much about this one - and I think I just wanted more ginger? I always want more ginger in my perfume, but the note so often gets smothered in sweetness and then I don't get the zing that I crave. It is nice, but again - becomes predominantly a caramel perfume. It's not a must-have, I don't think. I wish the first spicy five minutes was the whole perfume :(

          Testing from a sample of Ginger Biscuit.
          ginandrice
          Under The Lemon Tree

          ginandrice

          To me, Whispers In The Library is a very translucent fragrance—subtly sweet, dry, and warmly atmospheric. Within two minutes of application, it had dried right down on my skin, becoming vague and soft.

          The wood notes and the pepper (which is mild) combine to evoke that smell of old paper and binding glue. Meanwhile, the dusty vanilla is, in my opinion, the beautiful fiction of this fragrance. It’s not that libraries smell sweet. It’s the fantasy itself that is sweet; the fantasy of whiling away the hours in some old-world library full of secluded nooks, and lamps, and armchairs.

          I find this fragrance pleasant and comforting, but too vague for my personal preference.
          chelseamurdock

          chelseamurdock

          I just think of quiet, soft sunlight falling across a giant bed that has a plush white comforter when I smell the Body Shop’s Moringa. This fragrance makes me want to sigh and all my worries slip away when I smell it. It’s bright, but not at all in a zesty citrusy way. It literally smells like how I imagine a mellow Easter yellow would smell if colours had scents haha. I have never smelled real morigina trees before. To me, this fragrance smells like warm, fresh laundry straight out of the dryer and creamy white florals (such as gardenia) with touches of vanilla and musk notes added in. Fuzzy and dreamy sunshine - kind of like how I remember sunny carefree days from my childhood memories.

          You can’t beat the price tag.
          rbalkris
          Opardu

          rbalkris

          Delicate floral scent centered around tuberose. The perfume opens with the central tuberose surrounded by slight hints of lilac, rose and gardenia. As it evolves slight hints of other florals such as carnation and jasmine are detected. As it completely dries off heliotrope and slight cedar are detected as well. But overall it’s a subtle lactonic tuberose show from almost start to finish. The feminine leaning scent has moderate projection and good longevity. In spite of natural smelling florals it seems very pricey for what it offers. Enjoy!
          muzzbait
          Pear & Olive

          muzzbait

          Sara K.
          A wonderful scent, just leaning a little too femme for my liking. Sweet and fruity...
          Inoffensive and attention grabbing.
          Just not me.
          muzzbait
          Pear & Olive

          muzzbait

          this is quite a signature fueguia scent. a note. an accord. I can smell this in a few of their other scents...

          it's quite a sweet woody, sandalwoody scent, and as others below/above me have mentioned, a little linear.
          it isn't knocking my socks off, truth be told, though it is quite pleasant. not something I would consider buying, but I do like it, I must say...
          Flame Maiden
          Le Baiser Du Dragon

          Flame Maiden

          This was a blind buy for me from recommendations on youtube fragrance content creators. I thought it sounded like I would love it and I DO!!! OMG this may just be the signature scent I have been looking for. Love at first spray. It is straight off the bat, sexy, warm, not too dirty or musky, not heavy floral, just a lovely steady beautiful fragrance. It really is superb. Day/night, warm or cool weather, I can see me wearing this for all occasions. I just can't say enough good things about this. Highly recommend.
          chelseamurdock

          chelseamurdock

          I have the EDT and EDP versions of Crystal Noir. They’re both divine. I completely agree with everyone who has described this fragrance as cold, dark, vampiric, and softly spiced with tropical and creamy touches (due to the coconut and gardenia).

          When this is freshly spritzed, I first imagine being inside of a massive abandoned, gothic cathedral right before dusk hits with the last rays of light from the day slicing through the stained glass window panes and scissoring up the room. The sharp criss-cross rays of light add some much needed vibrancy and balance to the dark and ancient aesthetic. A gust of wind (maybe it’s from the wings of a bat?) whips and echoes throughout the hauntingly beautiful space, and clouds of dust are awakened everywhere.

          I breathe in deeply when I smell and wear this fragrance. It’s something to savour and experience for sure. A dark elixir invented for a standoffish vampire who can’t help but stand out.
          Dryasiulia
          Coromandel Parfum

          Dryasiulia

          This wears like an animalic Essence Absolue on me. Gorgeous. I should’ve bought a bigger bottle initially; back up otw!
          starsnek
          Pink Fresh Couture

          starsnek

          I was prepared for disappointment after I put a little on a tester, since it smelled strongly of cleaning solution. Thankfully, on skin, this Pink Fresh Couture tells a different story. It does open up like a whiff of freshly sprayed glass cleaner, but after a moment eases up into a pretty blackcurrant floral. The soapy cleaning solution smell never truly goes away, but it is definitely a wearable fragrance. Work friendly, since it's not too loud or daring. It's surprisingly good quality despite being so cheap, though there is that sad plastic undercurrent that the original Fresh Couture had as well. I don't love it, but I do like it.
          AAB80
          Light Blue Eau Intense Pour Homme

          AAB80

          Bleu de Chanel mix with Firce/Montblanc Legend!
          lechickpea

          lechickpea

          A masterful blend of rose and patchouli, with a squeeze of fresh grapefruit, on a base of mysterious dark woods. On paper that doesn't sound like something I would gravitate toward - I've really surprised myself with how much I'm enjoying this. It's just so elegant!! Very much a professional, expensive smell.
          sarahherbs
          Castile

          sarahherbs

          This smells like candied orange blossoms and candied orange zest. This is sweet and borderline cloying. It is very different from Infusion d'Iris which is bitter and green and feels very powdery and dry. This feels wet and sticky like the nectar of the flower or the residual of an orange-flavored soda. I have to say this is very linear and it does not have much of a transformation. it lacks the verisimilitude that many Prada fragrances have. So this is what orange blossoms smell like in a fairytale. I enjoy it but it's more of a safe or 'no-brainer' pick for me.
          kdb
          Chypre du Nord

          kdb

          I don’t always trust my olfactory senses but what I smell....peach...but with the additional notes like musk and cedar the peach is less “fruity”. It’s not pungent and more of a “gentleman’s” fragrance.....It is unique. I’ll add more as I wear it....I think this can easily be an all season fragrance.
          Naamiflower
          Gucci Bloom Profumo Di Fiori

          Naamiflower

          It’s nice. A very simple fragrance but pretty, clean and pleasant. It’s an even blend of Jasmine and tuberose. I love jasmine and I love tuberose, and that’s what this fragrance consists of. I’m happy I have it but it’s nothing astonishing.

          I feel a bit like a hypocrite because I always have a problem with when people dislike a fragrance just because they don’t find it extraordinary or shocking. I see some of the most beautiful perfumes receive bad reviews on this website just because people say they’re not experiencing anything groundbreaking or staggeringly inventive. I hate that!! Enjoy a lovely fragrance simply for the fact that it’s lovely!

          However... While I don’t dislike this at all, the fact that it’s so simple does keep me from being blown away by it. Actually, I don’t think it’s the simplicity of ingredients/notes which tips this for me, I think it’s the linearity remaining through the entire life and wear of it that leaves me a little less impressed than with other fragrances.

          Then I remember that it’s the opening perfume to the Bloom line, so of course it’s going to be simpler, right?

          Again, I do enjoy this! But I prefer and recommend Profumo di Fiori from the Bloom collection since it has more vitality and spirit.
          sarahherbs
          Castile

          sarahherbs

          This smells like a bespoke cocktail made from muddled herbs and citrus infused-liquor. You stop at a hotel bar on a hot Sunday afternoon and the bartender makes you a citrusy spritzer made from infused liquor and muddled herbs grown on the rooftop. I just think air-conditioning hitting the back of your neck, low lighting, and black and white hexagon tiled floors.

          I've been wanting to try this for ages. When I first sprayed it I immediately recognized that it smelled like Penhaligon's Castille (a personal favorite). However, the addition of herbs sets it apart and it does its own thing. It starts clean and bright and citrusy, then becomes more aromatic and complex as it dries. This is not as bitter as Penhaligon's Castille it just has more depth. I like it!
          TexasOrangeBlossom
          Roses Vanille

          TexasOrangeBlossom

          This was a requested anniversary gift. Initial impression was that it is similar to Jo Malone Velvet Rose and Oud (got that a few anniversaries ago, lol) without the praline and clove. Even tough it isn’t listed, I do detect oud in RV, but I don’t find it loud or offensive at all. Strong oud is too much for me. I don’t like barnyard smells unless I’m in a legit barnyard. Sweet vanilla rose with a touch of oud. Very pleasant. I think it’s fresh enough that it could be worn in warmer (maybe not hot) weather. Just don’t overspray. I can see why it has so many fans. Glad it’s in my collection now.
          AveParfum
          Britannia

          AveParfum

          Some Roja frags take some time for me to understand. I have to be honest, I’ve worn this many times, and I still don’t “get” it.

          The fragrance is supposed to represent the British Empire and all its glory. Much to my surprise, all I really get from this is a polite and demure powdery-floral. All those exotic notes, spices, cacao, sandalwood, ambergris...they don’t stand out to me at all. To me Brittania represents only the Victorian era. Not a bad era, obviously! But something Elizabethan mixed in would’ve been amazing. Mostly this is violets and powder. And orris (swoon). No detectable ambergris, but who knows what the actual ingredients are? It’s not the magnanimous fragrance I expected. I get that a lot more with Great Britain. But I still enjoy it very much.

          Also, while it does seem like it could fit in with Guerlain, I see no actual resemblance to any fragrance from that house. Smells nothing like Misty, L’Heure Bleu, etc.
          KingRidesBy96

          KingRidesBy96

          Salome gives me a very strong reconstruction of a wild kasturi musk oil I have. It really is hard for me to tell the difference for the first while.

          I sense how jasmine, castoreum, cumin, and hyrax come together to give the juicy-leathery musk effect. The oil continues to do its thing indefinitely, but these notes clear off of Salome after not-to-long and reveal... L'Heure Bleue, waiting beneath the veils and bloodspecks. Very accomplished and masterful, obviously. But also classical-derivative. But also, I'd totally buy it if not for that oil which will last me my whole life and which I can layer with some Mitsouko or Femme for the whole kit and then some.

          Beautiful, assured, quality.

          And I agree -- more "fully rounded and classical" than dirty/filthy but I understand how the complexity and voluptuousness can come across as dirty or overwhelming.
          caifan
          Riflesso

          caifan

          Trussardi Riflesso is an aromatic, woody and fruity fragrance.

          I had read about the resemblance to La Nuit de L'Homme by YSL, and now that I have tried it I can say that especially in its opening it bears similarities to both La Nuit de L'Homme and L'Homme by YSL, due to the floral aroma with ozonic sensation and tonka bean that also have the aforementioned fragrances. However, with the passage of time it develops its own characteristics, it becomes more fruity with a lot of apple presence and adds geranium and leather, which give it a creamy sensation..
          The aroma seemed ideal to use in spring, but even more so in fall because of the warm notes it contains. Still, I think it could be used almost at any time of the year and in any situation. For those who want compliments with this they will get them.

          It lasted about 6 hrs. in my skin and a little more in clothes.

          It is not a substitute or a clone for the YSL fragrances mentioned, but it does bear similarities.
          paraform

          paraform

          Makes me feel like an mean old lady who spends all day in her 7th floor apartment wears velvet and fur
          8B1M3
          Legend Spirit

          8B1M3

          Starts off really nice and quite powerful with a fresh oceanic aroma. But after twenty minutes or so it turns dreadfully woody and musky, loosing all of its initial appeal. This lotion is ideal for someone over 50. Generic and unappealing, except for an ordinary man. Blind-bought this and might blind-trash it as well…
          Jasmine2018
          Agua de Colonia No.6 Luxurious Ebony

          Jasmine2018

          On the night before I was to start my very first job after college, I was training to be a traveling sales rep out of state. The company put me up in a beautiful B & B Victorian Inn in Massachusetts. It was Autumn, and school buses were weaving through hilly roads, and the trees were glowing red, orange, and yellow. I felt like I was existing in a piece of art, the beauty was overwhelming. The lady of the house put a small bottle of “Knowing” in the room, so I dabbed my wrist with it before bed. In the middle of the night, I woke up smelling my wrist because it smelled so good that it woke me up. This became my “go to” scent in the prime of my life, before moving on to others.

          Going forward to midlife, I am 10 years from retirement and recently rediscovered this scent in an outlet mall. Still in love, it’s an old treasured friend! My husband complimented me on it and asked if I found a new perfume.... I hope that you love it too.
          Coincidentally, another signature scent that I’ve come to know and love is “Mitsouko” by Guerlain. This one has a rich history, going back to the 20’s. Different than Knowing, but many of the same notes and also very good.
          sarahherbs
          Castile

          sarahherbs

          As a female, I tried this because I adore Prada Amber Pour Homme Intense, and I loved it. This is sweet and soapy but has a "steely" quality to it. It doesn't smell metallic, but it does smell like what a stainless steel countertop feels like if that makes sense. That coldness is juxtaposed with a sweet powdery note. I agree that this does smell pleasantly soapy. Another reviewer said it reminded them of Fusion D'Iris mixed with the Prada Pour Homme and I would agree with that. When I test out fragrances I always wear them to the gym for some rip-roaring cardio. If they don't make me nauseous or completely dissipate, I am usually impressed. This smelled better the more I sweated. As a female, it is really nice to have a sweet and refreshing fragrance that doesn't mimic spun sugar or candied strawberries and vanilla. If I have to smell another fruit-chouli... I will lose my mind.
          fragaga

          fragaga

          I had a miniature of this version in my early twenties.
          I remember going to one of my very first yoga classes. I had put on one drop of this before just to try it out.
          As I was slowly doing the movements this magical, beautiful scent wafted around me. It made me feel comfy, cozy and warm. It had this radiance about it. While being vanilla and comforting it also managed to be feminine and elegant at the same time.
          Since it was so strong (and cost a fortune) I never got a bottle, I guess I thought it wasn't for me. I might change my mind now when I hopefully can have some comfortable testing time with the new version.
          akawanis
          Kilauea

          akawanis

          Yuck- scrubber for me. Should have listened to Dcjimr & Obruth's reviews below, about the complete notes listing. I can't do Patchouli at all and it's overwhelming.

          Got an $18, full 2mL decant (minus 1 spray). If you're US and open to decant swapping, please reach out. Would like this to go to a happier home.
          Scentsywhatsky
          Light Blue Eau Intense

          Scentsywhatsky

          Does anyone else smell mint in this? It must be a combination of notes but there’s a minty smell to my nose. It gives it a cool freshness to an otherwise strong fragrance. I like it.
          sarahherbs
          Castile

          sarahherbs

          I bought this as a dupe for Aventus for Women and it was not a fair comparison. While I can see the resemblance, this fragrance is screechy and synthetic, then turns masculine and never mellows out. This and Aventus share that sharp turpentine note and a sweet and sour vibe, but this is not as well-calibrated. The dry down is really where they start to diverge. Aventus becomes a lactonic lilac fruity concoction, while L'Aventure becomes pungent and masculine. I thought I would use it as a room/linen spray and it was too sharp and strong. I had to wash my sheets. :(
          scentedcyndi
          Alien Fusion

          scentedcyndi

          I love this perfume, especially for this time of year. I've worn it for several years and I love the warm and cozy way it makes me feel, as though I'm being enveloped in a cashmere blanket. I also receive many compliments when I wear this from both men and women. Definitely one of my favorites!
          Mandalorian_the_Great

          Mandalorian_the_Great

          Amazing if you love hand soap!
          scentedcyndi
          Alien Fusion

          scentedcyndi

          Pretty scent, but it's not a favorite for me. I have the 1.7 oz bottle, and I enjoy wearing it. But, I don't think I'd buy it again. Nice for winter, bottle looks pretty on my dressing table.
          scentedcyndi
          Alien Fusion

          scentedcyndi

          I bought this a few weeks ago after testing it at my local Ulta. This is a very pretty scent, although I wish it was a little stronger and lasted a little bit longer on my skin. I love tuberose and it comes across the most prominent on me. Very soft, very pretty. A keeper. Haven't seen the ad campaign for this yet, yet I hear it's very interesting.
          cocofluff
          Splendiris

          cocofluff

          Opens with a blast of creamy violet and cold orris. As the fragrances dries it becomes more chalky powder creamy orris lotion. The ambergris gives this fragrance a shimmery, seductively musky haze. Very well done.

          I can imagine this smells lovely on the right people. It reminds me of L'instant Magic, but Splendiris doesn't go so far into the baby power territory. Instead it stays a luxurious silky, glittery cream.

          On a card it is very refreshing and cold orris. But it blooms and sweetens more on skin so it's great to wear both ways (skin or clothing). I see a bottle of Splendiris in my future. This is my favorite of all her 10 current fragrances.
          oldleather

          oldleather

          totally smell Tonka bean in this, especially in the dry down. this smells like a citrusy, vanilla musk. love it!
          Naamiflower
          Gucci Bloom Profumo Di Fiori

          Naamiflower

          A sunny, warm scent.

          I’ve only smelled the original Gucci bloom and this one, and I must say I personally prefer this one. While the original is lovely, it’s too linear for me. I only get one scent: an even blend of Jasmine and tuberose.

          This one has more layers and warmth to it, it’s also slightly bolder.

          The solar notes really do shine in this fragrance, reminding me of a fresh summer day. You know, one of those refreshingly warm and vibrant days at the beginning of summer that make anything you do more fun and memorable. Its summer in a bottle.

          The heavy Jasmine and tuberose make it sophisticated, but they also establish a sexiness that is reinforced with the musk.
          Then there’s the Rangoon creeper and the ylang ylang that give it a very soft, almost fruity sweetness. People say they smell honeysuckle, probably coming from the Rangoon creeper which is said to emit such scents, and I agree.

          From the rest of the Bloom collection, I am most eager to smell Ambrosia di Fiori, because I am excited to see how they included rose with the main, staple notes.

          However, Profumo di Fiori is definitely a winner for me. I really, really love it.
          makarije89
          Tuscan Leather Intense

          makarije89

          Perfect leather fragrance.
          Teresa89

          Teresa89

          I used to own this in 2005 now unfortunately it’s reformulated and not the same anymore
          shellsybelle
          Lovely

          shellsybelle

          It’s an interesting fragrance and after reading several reviews on here I feel I’m not alone. I sprayed it on thinking this will be nice, soft and well, lovely. But all I got was a sharp blast of something rather chemically and then it disappeared on me not giving me the chance to work out what it smells like. This was a blind buy so I can’t complain. May give this away, but it’s bottle is rather lovely...
          Teresa89

          Teresa89

          Great alternative lasts around 4-6 hours if oversprayed
          Teresa89

          Teresa89

          Totally reminds me of Dior Poison Girl
          CC317
          Coco Mademoiselle Intense

          CC317

          Spicy, soft smoky, incense vibe with a slight sweetness. Not too much projection or sillage but layers well with other scents and is a unique addition to my collection. Lasts moderately. Could be better for the price will update if opinion changes for better or worse. Bottle is heavy and the decorative cap can be a bit cumbersome due to the bottle being glass and just general human clumsiness.
          fragaga

          fragaga

          I'm still getting to know this one. It sure is interesting and beautiful. I don't get any spices really, it starts of with a strong freshness that reminds me of an aftershave or something like that, quite masculine feeling. There also seems to be some grape note. It then quickly evolves to the sweet vanilla note and the fresh note mellows to something that almost seems like white florals to me, the grape note reminds me of So Elixir Purple.
          It does have a suede like scent kind of reminiscent of some musk bodylotions. This is sort of a "cool vanilla", it's color could be a dark blue.
          I think I might prefer my vanilla a bit sweeter and cozier but since I have a whole bottle I will keep testing.
          What made me finally buy this were the comparisons to Rochas Alchemie which used to be my signature for a moment in my early twenties.... hmmm.... I'm not sure I remember correctly, but Alchemie might have been a bit sweeter.
          Also, the lasting power could be better for the price and the sillage is very soft.
          It is beautiful and interesting, but I'm not sure on that one.
          I also don't love the bottle with the paper sticker on it.
          Right now my feeling is that YR have better stuff, but I will keep testing and will update should I change my mind.
          jerrol37
          Original Vetiver

          jerrol37

          This stuff really is beautiful. It’s mostly an amber, for me. Similar in ways to Chanel Allure but different enough. The both of them are autumn/winter scents for me.

          I’m wouldn’t be shy to bash a frag due to poor longevity and I can’t bash this one.

          Honestly, for me, with a liberal application to neck and shirt @7am, I’m still noticing it @7pm.
          That’s three sprays to neck and three to shirt front.

          In my experience the performance is excellent. I can’t speak for the EDT because I’ve never tried it.

          If you like this, don’t be put off buying it because people say the longevity is garbage. In my experience that is indeed false.
          Mona708
          White Musk

          Mona708

          This perfume kick-started my fondness for the “jammy” accord in fruity perfumes! I bought this as a rollerball at a Sephora a few years ago before I started my current job. Since it was (and still is) somewhat pricy, I pretty much only wore it for special occasions. Thankfully my circumstances are better now, so I can enjoy it much more often. Right off the bat, the wearer gets hit with a rich jammy blend of fig and bergamot. It pretty much dominates everything for the first four or five hours before tea and cardamom come in. I get a hint of a wet clean soil scent about six hours in- it literally pops up and vanishes in less than a minute. I barely noticed any cashmere because of the fig, bergamot, and tea. It fades down to a skin scent after eight or nine hours, so unless you put on a tiny amount you don’t have to worry about it wearing off after a couple of hours. I like to imagine Indigo as a younger, normcore granddaughter or great-niece to Poison due to the jammy fruit and herbs. Unless they reformulate this scent to death in the coming years, I will definitely buy more when I run out.
          MrsPoke
          Vain & Na?ve

          MrsPoke

          Dahab is a slightly more feminine version of Erba Pura, (same perfumer). Smells expensive and lasts forever. I took a shower and it’s still going strong...happened with Erba Pura too. I definitely notice the apple, passion fruit, and musk. I have bottles of both, but if I knew how similar they were before purchasing Dahab, I would have just stuck with Erba Pura. You don’t need both.
          Matux
          Boucheron Pour Homme

          Matux

          A cliché comes to mind: classy and formal. This is not for the younger crowd, rather refined, 50 plus well established gents. Or with a T-Shirt and jeans if you happen to be in your late thirties.

          As to the smell, citric opening morphing to animalic notes without being grose.
          LoloB
          Opium 2009

          LoloB

          A pleasant, sugary scent, which on it's own isn't anything to write home about. However, Vanille Abricot absolutely shines when layered with other perfumes!! I recently started layering it with perfumes that smelled pleasant, but not amazing, and with Vanille Abricot, they transform into absolute delight! This scent has given me new love for a number of fragrances I otherwise wouldn't have kept, and is now a staple in my fragrance wardrobe.
          Ray19

          Ray19

          I don’t understand how people like this stuff
          fragaga

          fragaga

          This was my signature for a moment in my early twenties and I felt so ladylike wearing it, haha ;-)
          It was beautiful and fresh and feminine, but I was dissapointed that for the high price it had no sillage or lasting power on me...
          I was reminded of it because I bought So Elixir recently, which is basically the same but with way better sillage and lasting power. I wish I had known back then but I plan on enjoying it next summer and feeling like a lady again ;-)
          gin42
          Maybe Baby

          gin42

          I had to buy this after watching a perfume review on YouTube. Two sisters both said it was one of their top 5 favorites perfumes. They said it just “smelled good” and was youthful compared to the other Elizabeth Taylor fragrances. I found it at a discount retailer for $15, so I gave it a go. I can’t really discern any particular notes in this fragrance. Many reviewers said they pick up green apple as the main scent, but I don’t get that. It does smell really nice and light. I’m not blown away by it by any means, but it does in fact smell “really good”. Safe blind buy. The bottle is huge too (and pretty).
          rquill67
          1 Million Prive

          rquill67

          Paco Rabanne’s 1 Million Prive by the perfumer Christophe Raynaud does not disappoint! The composition of this fragrance is on the money!

          Definitely a warm, resinous, rich, deep and dark fragrance suitable for cold weather. Sure, while the fragrance opens with mandarin orange, the bright citrus quickly dissipates and the rich blend of tobacco and Myrrh come to the fore. The sweetness is just enough sweetness; held together in the dry down with patchouli. For a designer fragrance this smells niche quality. Sadly this fragrance is discontinued, and who knows how long before prices for a bottle of 1 Million Prive will skyrocket. So hurry and get yours while you can.

          Definitely a 10 / 10 for me overall for scent composition. I would love to have more sillage, projection and longevity because this is an artfully blended fragrance and people need to smell this one! You can probably tell I highly recommend this juice.
          gin42
          Maybe Baby

          gin42

          I bought this because I read many reviews saying that it smelled just like Revlon Outrageous shampoo from the 90’s. It does smell like Outrageous, but it smells really similar to the original Kim Kardashian perfume to me. It’s better though, smells more expensive and less screechy and synthetic than the Kim K. Heavy on the tuberose, it’s like if Kim K, Gio by Giorgio Armani, and Sand and Sable had a baby??. Since I happen to like all of those, this was a great blind buy for me. It’s a heavy 80’s scent though! I feel like I need to wear a jacket with shoulder pads and break out the Aqua net hairspray to wear it....just kidding, but I give it a thumbs up!
          fragaga

          fragaga

          Review for the new "Perfumed Mist with Bourbon Vanilla" or "Brume Parfumée à la Vanille Bourbon" as I didn't find this is the database. (Feel free to move my review.)

          I absolutely love this!
          I had bought this to try and it wowed me at first whiff!
          It's a creamy, burnt sugar, candied mandarine, powdery vanilla that seems to have some white florals in the background. It somehow manages to be powdery, feminine and cozy, yet keep a juicy, light feel as well.
          To me the best vanilla perfume Yves Rocher has done so far!
          I didn't love some of the previous ones and they had that "chocolate milk" scent and some not so safe ingredients.
          This one is elegant and the ingredients are safe.
          I have worn this non-stop since I got it three weeks ago and I'm enjoying it so much!
          I just wish it came as an edp as sillage and longevity are moderate.
          It reminds me of the 2002 version of Dior Addict edp, that mandarine - white flower - vanilla combo that's sweet yet fresh.

          Edit to say that a male colleague stood next to me at work and started to sniff the air saying: "Hmm, what smells so great?" And he kept sniffing until he found the source, my neck, where he then nodded approvingly saying that it was "really good".
          So maybe the sillage is better than I think ;-))
          Subwayeatfresh

          Subwayeatfresh

          Maybe others can shed some light on this..

          It smells great and I dont regret buying a bottle (for now). Definitely not a summer or warm weather fragrance. its more for a dressier, cool night time fragrance

          But I can't shake this smell/feeling of it just being a bit too powdery? almost a light faecal powdery smell once it settles? am I the only one getting that? everyone else is talking about how amazing it smells.. the opening it SUPER interesting but after about 5-10 minutes it just smells like a skanky powder on me?
          Kots_Tanya
          Rima XI

          Kots_Tanya

          Beautiful airy clean musky fragrance. Very good quality and refined. Its like fresh snowy mountains. Its not Aldehydic at all. No vintage vibe that I associate with Aldehydes whats so ever. If you love clean musk like Over The Musk by Mugler or Musk 12 by Kayali, you will enjoy this one as well.
          fragaga

          fragaga

          Do you remember this add of the first Lolita perfume with the purple apple bottle where a beautiful fairy-like woman is walking through a magical forest at night and laying down on the moss?
          This would fit this scent perfectly! It's smoky and mysterious, yet still fresh and playful and oh so romantic with it's tuberose, almost a bit nostalgic!
          You can feel the romantic florals yet also the cool night wind. ;-)
          Many have mentioned how the color purple represents it well and it's true! I also feel that grape vibe from it, especially in the beginning, and the fizziniess! It has a youthful quality to it while at the same time being feminine and romantic as it unfolds.
          The ingredients are safe and the quality is great, with good sillage and lasting power. It's a joy to use.
          I hope Yves Rocher keep this one on the market.
          Pretty bottle, too. :-)
          Bobsagget97lol

          Bobsagget97lol

          Smells great. Very fresh. This scent has me smelling my wrists all day long. Thanks tltg
          fragaga

          fragaga

          I think I might love this!
          This is of amazing quality! Sillage and longevity are better than C. Mademoiselle and it's somehow more luminous.
          The beginning is quite strong and linear but after developing a bit it morphs through all those beautiful stages, sort of weaving creamy woodiness, white flowers and citrus in and out, truly beautiful.
          I bought a back up though I hope YR will keep this one on the market.
          I also love that the ingredients here are overall safe!
          The only reason I marked "like" for this instead of "love" is because it is on the fresher side and it's cold here right now so I'm going for cozier scents, but I feel I might love this in summer and will write another review then.
          Though this can be worn in any season, it's timeless and ageless and very feminine. The name Elixir is well suited for it :-)
          LB1997

          LB1997

          This fragrance is heavy but still very good ! However, too many people in my city use it. So, I will not rebuy Lady Million.
          krnsniper01

          krnsniper01

          This is a first fragrance my mom bought me when I was in high school.
          I didn't appreciate the scent, nor did I know how to apply fragrances correctly.

          From my memory, this was an okay scent but changed to more salty rancid smell as time went on.
          I mean the fragrance itself not in terms of the application and how the fragrance faded on my skin.

          It was okay but felt it was for more older gentlemen.
          After spraying and the drydown smelled like grandpa sitting in his favorite chair with shirt and sweater.

          The bottle is tacky and I definitely do not like the bottle design.
          The bottle color should have been lavender-ish or clearer pinkish tone which would have given the scent more refreshing smoother sentiment.

          I rate fragrances with a category that people don't normally talk about, that is how easy it is to get the scent off of the skin when I take shower.
          This one came off after three to four washes of soaping.

          Rating: 6.6/10
          Season: Winter
          Time: Night
          Attire: Casual
          Unique: 7..3/10
          Projection: 2/10
          Sillage: 3/10
          Longevity: 6/10
          Washable: 9/10
          Value: 6/10
          LB1997

          LB1997

          I really like this perfume. It is very sweet and unique. However, it was somehow a bit too heavy for some people in my direct environment. So, I stopped using Olympeá.
          cocofluff
          Splendiris

          cocofluff

          I didn't expect to like this one as much as I do. It's sweet fruity and tropical smelling but not sour or overwhelming. Smells like a delicious tropical drink or candy but it's not too gourmand either. It strikes just the right balance between tropical and wearable. Smells like mango on the drydown on a card.

          I actually prefer Saturday over Sunday. LIKE.
          bel.gravia
          Cinnabar

          bel.gravia

          Cinnabar is for anyone who likes Kenzo Jungle, Chanel Coco, Opium YSL.
          A cloves and jasmine marriage on a bed of patchouli.
          Caldrumr
          Royal Oud

          Caldrumr

          Ooh no. No no no.
          I don't know what it is in this, and I certainly can't tell by the notes, but I do not like this at all.
          It immediately got my gag reflex going.
          It has an animalic undertone, in a very unappealing way. It reminds me somewhat of urinal cakes that have already been soaked in urine, except animal urine.
          Not a fan.
          LB1997

          LB1997

          This perfume was so good. I really loved the 2012 version. I got so many compliments when wearing it. It makes me sad that I can't buy the 2012 edition anymore.
          Dipietro

          Dipietro

          This fragrance is Fantastic my instant new fall/winter signature scent
          Think of a caveman with a woman slung over his shoulder heading back to his cave to ravish her.
          You cannot help but have that " Yes I know " grin on your face when you wear it.
          Warning it does have a half life of 10,000 years. Go easy three sprays and they will smell you in other countries.
          Super masculine, women love it, and it lasts forever,
          What more do you want.
          bel.gravia
          Cinnabar

          bel.gravia

          I never thought about it, but yes Idylle, Lovely, and Narcisso are all in one family!
          A clean, bright, musky floral. Heavily lilac centered, I suggest this perfume for spring nights. Quite a luxurious little gem, the old formulation bottle I own is way more superior to what is in a bee bottle.
          LB1997

          LB1997

          In my opinion this is a likeable and unique scent. I probably won't buy it again because I like other sweeter fragrances a bit more.
          gimmickal
          Al Wisam Day

          gimmickal

          Underwhelming smell and projection. Max 3 hours of sillage after that it's basically a skin scent. Don't believe the hype and go for Creed Green Irish Tweed, Davidoff Cool Water or Kiton Men which do the job better on every aspect and basically give off the same vibe.
          OrientalVanillaGourmand
          Prada Candy Night

          OrientalVanillaGourmand

          I’m glad I got a sample of this and I didn’t blind buy a full bottle. Heavy Roses and Oud in the opening. It hasn’t even dried down yet and IDC because I won’t be able to get past the opening. OUD should be listed in the notes!! I strongly dislike Oud!! Also I’m not the biggest fan of Rose unless it’s heavy on the vanilla or sandalwood. If you don’t like Oud or you don’t like the “Cedar” in Gemma Di Paradiso by Roberto Cavalli then don’t even consider this fragrance.
          natalia6032

          natalia6032

          I blind-bought this as I like EA perfumes and it was so cheap, and I'm glad I did. Green perfumes aren't usually my cup of tea as I find them quite harsh but this one isn't- the opening is definitely green, very fresh, but it develops into something else entirely, warm and creamy- it reminds me of dove or nivea soap but nicer. The ginger is there too. Very interesting, not linear at all, and smells way better than the price may suggest.
          ImAddicted
          Dior Homme Intense 2011

          ImAddicted

          I've been wearing JPG Le Male flankers, and the original Le Male, since its release 25 years ago. Le Male Le Parfum smells like Le Male came full circle and reached its maturity. The Lavender note is regal, severe, sticky and sweet from start to finish, but in an addictive way, not sickening or nauseating. The cardamom and vanilla combo is magnetic and uplifting. I got random compliments from strangers, male and female. Powerful stuff, so I guess 5 sprays is the limit, even for a night out.
          LB1997

          LB1997

          I really loved this fragrance. I got so many compliments when wearing it. I don't like it that this fragrance is a limited editon because I really want to buy it again.
          LB1997

          LB1997

          A couple of years ago I blind bought this fragrance. At first, I didn't like Light Blue at all. But, after wearing it for several days, I really love this fragrance. Now, I even buy every year a new bottle (for spring/summer). One of the less good things about this perfume is that it doesn't last long on my skin.
          chelseamurdock

          chelseamurdock

          I have the hand lotion in this scent. The perfume itself is definitely a sexy elixir. I really enjoy a sweet, dark, tart raspberry note, and this does it to perfection. It’s so affordable, but smells expensive. I also love the packing on the hand lotion tube (with the black and gold and beautiful glitter rays). I am ordering the perfume as soon as possible. Bath & Body Works nailed it with this one - what a gem!
          LB1997

          LB1997

          I love this fragrance. But unfortunately on my skin LVEB becomes very soon a skin scent. Other people can barely smell it on me. When my bottle is finished, I will look at the flankers. I have heard that LVEB L'éclat is better in sillage. So, I will definitely check that one out.
          aaronisflying

          aaronisflying

          I just purchased a sample of the EDP. I won't be as technical as others because I'm starting out on my fragrance journey. This does not smell like an old fragrance. It still smells thoroughly modern. A very fresh opening moves into a warm, vanilla dry down. None of the skank comes through on my skin. I can smell the Shalimar relationship. Men, do not be afraid to try this fragrance. I'm so glad I did. Not only do I love the smell, but I feel like I'm wearing history. Give it a try. I will definitely be purchasing a bottle.
          Stevie_D

          Stevie_D

          This is a fantastic affordable fragrance. Its a sexy cozy scent. Off the top I got a boozy/fruity/sweet and peppery intro. I'd say longevity is average with projection being close to you. The opening will be a big pull for many who try this.
          Opaulino22
          Aventus 10th Anniversary

          Opaulino22

          if you're looking for a bottle of this id suggest get it 2018 and earlier, 2018 batches are the most tolerable reformulation and performs pretty good, 2019 and forward are pure trash and perform terribly, sad because this is one of the greatest of all time. theres a reason this is the one fragrance literally every single big youtuber has it in their top 10 all time. true masterpiece 10/10
           
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