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Cologne Chronicles

Simple simplicity. Just reviewing easy to find and easily accessible colognes that won't break the bank. Also chronicling scented adventures at the point of view from a normal dude in his mid 20's.

  1. The Elusive Bottle #7

    I was just randomly thinking. So far my wardrobe will hit 6 full bottles sometime next week when I receive my 3.4 oz bottle of Versace The Dreamer and my 1.7 oz bottle of Banana Republic Slate. I've been avoiding getting up to bottle #7 for the longest time and I won't buy anything until one of the bottles runs out or I end up giving away 1-2 bottles (well, when they're past the half way point).

    I randomly decided just now since the number "7" is a lucky number (especially ...

    Updated 10th January 2010 at 02:25 AM by Hollandaze

  2. Two Years After The Fact....

    by , 24th December 2009 at 05:47 AM (Cologne Chronicles)
    It's been 2 years since i've joined Basenotes on that fateful day after I purchased my very first bottle with my own money, Jean Paul Gaultier's Le Male. Ever since then, it's been a roller coaster ride of many, many designer scents, lots of sampling, and then finally settling with what I really like that's easily accessible. Let's face it, I'll never be into niche scents. That's just too much money to spend for me and my tastes are rather, how you say, "simplistic". Despite being a bit ...
  3. Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3: 04/06/08

    Well, well, it's time for another edition of Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3. I appreciate the responses I've gotten on my Blogs, even though most people don't read the blogs posted on this community. So, what I'm going to feature are a few scents I've given an initial wearing so far.

    Tom Ford For Men: It's a very classic smelling cologne, to be honest. It's a conservative route to be marketed to department stores like Macy's, Nordstrom's, Sephora, etc. It's a mellow lemony citrus scent ...

    Updated 9th April 2008 at 08:21 AM by Hollandaze (Contradicted myself on parts of my review. I added KC Black.)

  4. Oh Lawd! The Aquatic Bug Has Bitten Me!

    I'd like to dedicate this post to my love for aquatics. My first cologne, as you've read here, Acqua Di Gio. Then my 3rd full bottle of cologne came in the form of Bvlgari Aqva, which I think is Acqua Di Gio for grown ups at 60% the price. I don't know why I abandoned this scent since February and even went as far as putting it up for sale. I'm glad I retracted this decision. I think I wore way too much of this the last time and I got sick of it. I was so hell bent on getting good sillage that I ...

    Updated 28th March 2008 at 07:03 PM by Hollandaze (It's bad to blog while half asleep.)

  5. Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3: 03/20/08

    So, I've acquired a handful of fragrances since the last time I posted. I'm currently freelancing in the Union Square area of San Francisco where there's a (very busy and generous) Sephora. So, since then I've acquired the following samples.

    Narciso Rodriguez For Men
    Tom Ford For Men (I wonder where they've been hiding this the whole time!)
    Givenchy Blue Label
    Marc Jacobs for Men
    Sean Jean Multi-Platinum (it was hiding in a corner)
    212 For Men (battle ...

    Updated 21st March 2008 at 06:55 AM by Hollandaze

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