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  1. Géranium pour Monsieur by Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle

    Géranium pour Monsieur by Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle

    Geranium Pour Monsieur, Editions Frederic Malle.

    Now for some luxury! I picked up a sample of ‘Geranium Pour Monsieur,’ at Parfumarija in Dublin. This niche perfume is part of the Frederic Malle collection and created by perfumer Dominique Ropian.

    I sprayed this sample on my arm at 2.30pm on a balmy Saturday then headed out for the day with my notebook. The fragrance ...
  2. Review of Habanita Eau de Parfum

    Today I'm wearing Habanita, Eau de Parfum by Molinard. I picked up a bottle of this famous fragrance while visiting the factory in Grasse this month. This is Molinard's first fragrance that was made in 1921, however the formula has been changed since!

    Habanita is described as "mysterious and addictive, classical and modern, for the strong and free-spirited."

    I experienced most of that when wearing it, due to the very contrasting accords my level of wonder ...
  3. Which scent screams "don't f@&k with me"

    Quote Originally Posted by NickZee View Post
    I think anything with strong woods and minimal florals and a little overapplication screams "don't mess with me".

    Ralph Lauren Polo
    Room 1015 Electric Wood
    Frederick Malle Monsieur
    Tom Ford Italian Cypress
    Guerlain Vetiver

    These are not fragrances you wear for compliments. They are an expression of fearlessness, they fortify your masculinity and make people push away even though you smell classy as hell.
  4. Are these 80s masterpieces to be found in a modern scent?

    There are a plethora of 80s fragrances, long discontinued, that I wold love to find again. My hope is that the basenotes alumni will know modern fragrances that may closely resemble some of these cherished scents of my youth. If you have any experience with modern smell-alikes, I would be forever indebted to you.
    Grass Oil
    original Perry Ellis for Men
    Blue Stratos
    Wind Drift
    original Oleg ...
  5. Not-on-Basenotes notes

    Michael Kors Midnight Shimmer

    Dusty floral and a hint of dark fruit - plum, I think? Very modern. Starts out with a dose of some ultra-trendy 80s-esque top note that I don't like but this pretty quickly vanishes to leave a relatively sweet mid. 3*
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