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Reviews by Mr.Smellin.Good

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Curve for Men by Liz Claiborne

Love it, love it, love it. I wore Curve throughout high school and college and for some reason stopped and moved onto to other scents. Longevity and sillage are just fantastic on me; I can smell the scent on my clothes the next day. To me, it smells similiar to A&F Fierce, where Fierce has a cleaner, woodier smell, if that makes sense. But both scents are of the same family. I think one could easily wear Curve these days and be unique because it's not as popular as it once was.
31st December, 2011

Fierce for Men by Abercrombie & Fitch

This is actually a very nice scent, despite A&F blasting it through their stores, and just might be one of my favorites right now. I find that it's similiar to the original Curve for men, but with more class and sophistication. Longevity and sillage is pretty good on this as well which gives it a thumbs up in my book.
31st December, 2011

Sandalwood by Art of Shaving

One of the best, if not the best, sandalwood scents around. I go back and forth in terms of longevity and sillage on this one. At times, I can smell it 8+ hours on me, and at other times only a few hours. Regardless, it's a great cologne to have and goes very well with the AOS aftershave balm and shaving cream.
02nd December, 2011
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Drakkar Noir by Guy Laroche

Drakkar Noir is one of the best male scents around even though it's an oldie. I love the juniper and lavender combo--so clean and fresh yet dirty in a weird way. The fragrance has no doubt changed since the 80's and 90's, despite an earlier post from me claiming otherwise. I know the original formula has changed because I recently purchased a vintage bottle from a local pharmacy; I figured the pharmacy had low turnover of Drakkar because they sell much higher end fragrances. I was right: the Drakkar box had a 1989 copyright and the print on the back of the bottle says it was manufactured by a different company than what's on the current bottle today. I have to say, though, that today's version of Drakkar isn't that bad and in some ways I like it better. The vintage bottle--despite what everyone claims--doesn't have better longevity and sillage than the current formula. Don't get me wrong, the older formula is different, seems mossier and more leathery and a touch richer, but it doesn't last as long as the current Drakkar. If you're looking for the vintage Drakkar, try Akthar Noir--it's pretty darn close to the vintage bottle I have. Overall, Drakkar Noir is a great fragrance, vintage or current formula.
02nd December, 2011

Rive Gauche pour Homme by Yves Saint Laurent

I love this fragrance and my wife does too, which says a lot. At first you smell lavender, rosemary and clove and later some light woods. Very classic and easy to wear. I didn't get it at first and thought it wasn't that great, but I tried it a couple of times and it really grew on me. I can definitely see how this smells like shaving cream. I highly recommend Rive Gauche Pour Homme to anyone that likes lavender and woody scents.
02nd December, 2011