This is a very potent oriental fragrance and on the edge of being overly sweet and cloying. But I like it. The wood, vanilla and floral notes are longlasting and as has been mentioned already, mean it is a fairly linear scent. When it opens, there is a camphorous aspect provided by the lavender, but this subsides to leave the super-strong vanilla to scream for a long time.
its a balant Rip off of Nikos Sculpture. go for the original. just coz its s rip off, i would give it a thumbs down...
Just okay, but nothing that grabbed my attention. It has a fresh and fruity quality to it that brings to mind Cool Water or GIT, though Man.Aubusson seems to have more of an oriental vibe underlying the fresh/fruity accord. It smells youthful to me. If I were still in high school, or even college, I might find this more interesting and wearable. But, for now, I'll have to pass.
I’ve got to do a complete turn around on this one—the more I wore it, the more it turned on me: pure headache. Man.Aubusson begins in a warm and smooth opening—lavender, citrus, and wood—smooth, but rather artificial in timbre, and the kind of accord, I soon discovered, that very easily gets cloying—and it does…big time. It moves to a bourbon geranium middle that is not too much different from the opening. Its long lasting base is a classic sandalwood, vanilla, and amber—too vanilla sweet for me. In fact, I think that the vanilla is the major culprit in both the linearity and the cloyingness of the fragrance. Man.Aubusson is a very strong Oriental, capable of providing a major disruption in the vicinity of the wearer. (Edit of 10 October 2005 review. Changed from a thumb’s up.)
10th October, 2005 (last edited: 05th December, 2010)