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    Dahlia Noir L'Eau by Givenchy

    A charming scent, if wasn't a watered down clon of L'eau by Chloe that lacks its quality, longevity and projection.

    11th April, 2013

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    Flash by Jimmy Choo

    For me, works wonderfully, but can't deny I realize that is not entirely well composed and is a bit synthetic at most of female's skin, therefore not a good one to blind-buy.
    Is a curious blend in between white flowers and straberry, with almost no other notes present but the strong initial blast of pink pepper and the very well executed tangerine and its flower.
    If works at your skin like does at mine (elegant, intriguing, playful), is FBW.
    If settles as bubble gumm, no other words are required.

    11th April, 2013

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    Green Irish Tweed by Creed

    The only thing that GIT has managed to achieve with me is to make me hear the crickets, and am a fan of Creed!
    Smells nice, sure. But "nice" is just not good enough for this house IMHO.

    07th April, 2013

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    Amalia Primavera by Fueguia

    Amalia Primavera, or "Amalia", is by far the best jasmine soliflore I have tested until now. The indolic character is entirely tamed by the hediones making of this not only a luminous but even a fresh core for the entire composition. The ambergris, first quality and quite noticiable, provides to the cheerful notes descripted of an notorious elegance and a rounded body, giving as a result a quite distinctive, uncommon, seductive fragrance that enhances femininity and happiness.
    Solid bet if you are looking for a signature perfume.
    Longevity is about 12 hours or more in EDP concentration, and the sillage is optimal (not to overapply).

    17th March, 2013

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    Hugo Deep Red by Hugo Boss

    Forgettable, and quite synthetic. Used to be stronger and warmer, now the sillage is almost gone and the longevity is poor. After more than ten years of its release, Deep Red is no longer deep... nor red at all, exept for the tacky bottle.

    The blackcurrant is hidden behind a blust of blood orange that smells sour in despite the effort of the massive brand to compensate the blend by adding more vanilla. The musk is still somewhere, but only contributes to stop the fragrance to develope and for that remains quite linear on skin, as if was paper.

    Smell and learn, right?

    23rd February, 2013

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    Alguien Sueña by Fueguia

    A true niche scent: original, rounded and well executed, both long lasting and with good projection.

    The ylang-ylang plays the key-role with a strong patchouli toned by the tempting cassis.

    At first, the floral note remains quiet (can be detectable the classic green-banana smell if you are familiar with the raw material) while the fruit-wood accord developes in a vanillic yet earthy way. When the drydown occurs, the ylang-ylang dominates and is entirely percpetible, turning the patchouli into a more clean smell and holding back the cassis.

    The undertones are quite animalic: probably contains musk and ambergris as fixation anchors, yet well balanced by the vanillic aroma already described. As they remain on the "back stage", the floral-fruity juice leads the show among with the patchouli.

    Smells misterious, even crisp at some stages. Not for everybody, its extravagant and almost disturbing flavor is a dream indeed. A pleasent, memorable one!

    15th February, 2013

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    Mbucuruyá by Fueguia

    Probably the most original composition constructed around passion fruit I have ever smelled. Deep, balmy, sultry, decadent. Its sweetness (given by the strong vanilla) is the perfect match among the velvety lactones for the acidic frutal note.
    A sensual, perfect for the night time EDP (the concentration I have evaluated, being available in EDT and parfum as well) that even if classified as unisex, might be a killer weapon on the skin of the right woman.
    Elegant gourmand for an elegant person. Wear with caution: it's projection is loud; very good longevity on normal skin.

    13th February, 2013

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    1 Million Absolutely Gold by Paco Rabanne

    Being such a hater of the original version as I am, can only say that this EDP (who are they kidding with the extrait excuse?) is less sweet, more manly, darker, and even pleasent. Has average longevity and projection for its concentration. Less synthetic and cheap than the previos version (yes, talking about the juice only here), is pretty decent for a massive brand. A true woody, this time, so won't run away from a man wearing it (unless have to look directly to the bottle).

    11th February, 2013

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    Gucci Guilty Black by Gucci

    Generic and way too artificial, the longevity is not as good as the previos versions.
    Besides the cherry-bomb that marriages the patch-pepper combo, and the violet tamed by lilac (a real mess), I can smell with no doubt the common "candy accord" that we find almost everywhere at new releases: is it gumm, marshmalow, or other?
    Not for a gala event!

    10th February, 2013

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    Alien Essence Absolue by Thierry Mugler

    Dark, animalic, smokey and sweet-amber and woody oriental that takes your breath away!

    Theaccord in between vanilla-amber- incense is a true star here, therefore this flanker is one of the more rich and complex, but far away from the rest of the originals from the Alien line (both EDP and EDT), with its jasmine-dominance. Challenging scent if you are not into loud fragrances, and a must-have for woody and oriental lovers.

    Great longevity and high projection. Top quality and tasteful presentation.

    10th February, 2013

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    Joop! Homme Wild by Joop!

    Somehow, Joop Wild have losted its way from the women's shelves to the male's in despair for attention.

    Unoriginal, yet pastry-sweet and spicy enough to be a hottie's perfume during the day-time, or a sensual soft scent for the female lover at the night-time. Winter or autumn of course, scarfs included in both cases I guess.

    Lacks the longevity and projection required to be a signature fragrance, but can fit a gourmand fun wardrobe, as an unisex addition with a little effort from the "dudes" side to avoid smell like their own girlfriends.

    Tough guys, stay away from this one!

    10th February, 2013

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    Aqua Allegoria Bouquet de Mai by Guerlain

    It's elegance and femininity can be only compared with the natural flowers you can recieve from your beloved one, or a bride can hold in her hands in her walk trough the altar.
    It reveals in its entire beauty quite fast, would say in less than half an hour, when the dry down is almost complete. Slightly powdery, soft floral with excelent longevity and medium projection, honors the house and the entire Allegoria line.
    Magical bouquet for any season.

    10th February, 2013

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    Hypnotic Poison Eau Secrète by Christian Dior

    A less dark and sweet version of the original Hypnotic Poison (and I mean what I say: first composition, not current one), this scent offers a more dinamic, lighter, and modern interpretation of the classic and well known Dior from lates 90's. Even if shares similarities with it and its sucessor (HP-sensuelle), the vanilla is very well balanced with the white bouquet and the citruses at top remain present at the skin making this flanker more versatile IMO and very comfortable to wear all year round. Good longevity, low projection. Enchanting.

    10th February, 2013

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    Eau Sauvage Parfum by Christian Dior

    No, is not the most original scent ever.
    No, has nothing to do with its original predecessor, the Roudnitska's masterpiece nor with the folowing ones.
    Yes, is persisting, developess beautifuly -is not entirely linear- and projects just the necessary.
    Yes, is an excellent vetiver centered perfume, enhanced by resinous elements, and probably a tobacco-leather accord not listed, as has been said.
    IMO: for men that need a slighty sweet, deep, but classy perfume to wear; uncomplicated, yet sensual, smoky, provocative.

    28th October, 2012

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    Escale a Parati by Christian Dior

    Parati might be the one at the Cruise Collection that is closest to be an unisex scent. As pleasent and elegant as the rest of the Escale's, the key notes are the petit grain and lemon as expectable, the tonka-cinnamon accord, responsible of the deepness of this composition, and the bitter orange, that provides a subtle but perceptible metallic and sour smell while compensates the sweetness of the berries. The longevity is superb, and the projection is acceptable (is not a close to skin scent).

    28th October, 2012

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    Aire Loewe Sensual by Loewe

    A musky, soft, powdery floral with citrus undertones. Smells in between a refined vintage scent and a clean modern alcohol free one. Feminine, romantic, close to skin and with good longevity. The jasmine is not overwhelming at all, so might be a nice choice for people who find indoles not pleasent; the amber, with its subtle presence, adds a certain weight to the composition. Worths the try.

    28th October, 2012

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    Agua de Loewe Mediterráneo by Loewe

    This fresh fragrance is just beautiful. The tarragon and the cedar grows easily and in a perfect balance with the white flowers, the citrus and the acuatic undertone. Just as good for men as for women.
    As always the brand provides a great fixation, and the projection is good.

    28th October, 2012

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    L'Eau The One by Dolce & Gabbana

    Lacking the massive appealing their predeccesorn had, yet adding a fun twist, this scent achieves to balance both sweet and sharp notes to provide a close to skin and feminine modern feeling. The first spray can be quite confusing, so wait till the dry down to judge for yourselves.

    16th October, 2012

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    La Vie Est Belle by Lancôme

    Very strong, long lasting and with killer projection, this gourmand release is a must-try for people who are looking for a modern, slighty powdery and fun scent. Is linear, and even if not original at all, worths the try. The charming presentation adds some points to this one.

    01st October, 2012

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    Acqua di Giò Essenza by Giorgio Armani

    Strong, confident, masculine. Not a fresh perfume at all!
    As said already, is quite spicy, yet I'll say harsh and deep at the same time (citrus and cedar play with the background of vetiver and patchouli; seems to have some resins to my nose). Long lasting, excelent projection, not for shy people, even if not entirely original, but to be noticed.

    02nd September, 2012

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    Flower Tag by Kenzo

    Fun, fresh even if sweet, this complex EDT evolves from top to base, like if was indeed a piramidal compostion (could it be?) till the half dry-tea, half-musky drydown. Is a close to skin scent after 30 minutes or so, and has normal longevity (6 hours). Deserves to be tested.

    02nd September, 2012

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    Especially Escada by Escada

    Flirtatious, fun... yet not a "special" scent at all. Decent longevity, a hint of sour pear behind the rose, and nothing else really.

    17th July, 2012

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    La Petite Robe Noire 2012 by Guerlain

    Well, Guerlain achieved to make female universe and the search for the perfect little black dress even more complicated than it used to be by the re-edition of its "Petite Robe Noire"... I wouldn't pick this one for a cocktail, unless I expect people to believe forgot to shower and went straight to throw headfirst into the bowl of fruit and candy.

    17th July, 2012

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    Belle d'Opium by Yves Saint Laurent

    Synthetic, devoid of originality... and a real risk. Anybody can easily smell that is loaded with resins mixed with incense, listed here as "narguile", cause for a few minutes, smoke is all you get, with a big peach punch (not in a good sense); sandalwood, I wish: seems to me they went the wrong way with some artificial "impersonator", perhaps a full accord with the pepper, detectable in 10-20 minutes after aplying it, that does not quite impress during the few hours (I agree, 2 hours top, then is gone) you can still smell it without smashing your nose against your skin. Some flower are there, no doubt, yet don't think is lily or gardenia, they're edgy, easily recognizable, and this is not; could be jasmine, but then again, is not strong enough to save the day. The good news is that sillage is absent, so noone will ever know you make a mistake by wearing it.

    25th June, 2012

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    DKNY Sweet Delicious Creamy Meringue by Donna Karan

    Out of the three DNNY-sweet line, this is worth trying even if you don't are a fun of gourmand fragrances and funny bottles: for sure lime can be harsh on some, and pink is forgettable, but this one, even if longevity should be better (4 hours, normal skin), smells at list how is supossed to, even better.

    25th June, 2012

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    Gucci Flora : Glamorous Magnolia by Gucci

    Forget about the name; this is a strong green citrus, with a musky drydown, and decent longevity. For sure, not the best of the collection, but an edgy, sharp scent with decent longevity.

    15th May, 2012

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    Flower Tag Eau de Parfum by Kenzo

    If you get from this one more than black currant and praline when the first spray is done, you should go for it. Seems to me we have another crowd pleaser that smells like a tiny little sister of the several gourmand scents this creator has done already; not memorable.

    15th May, 2012

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    Black XS L'Excès pour Elle by Paco Rabanne

    Lovely, but is almost Back XS pour Elle, minus "L'Excès". Lighter at first, this flanker goes straight to a drydown quite similar to its precessor; may be great for those that find original version too sweet, frutal or overwhelming.

    15th May, 2012

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    Big Pony 1 for Women by Ralph Lauren

    Quiet, fresh, and summery. Easy to wear, less complex in comparision with Polo Sport Woman and other previous Ralph Lauren aquatic and fruty fragrances, last long enough, even if there are no surprises here.

    15th May, 2012

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    H.O.T. Always by Bond No. 9

    Still looking for the civet on this one... ;)
    Most of men who try this one seem to like it, tough.

    01st March, 2012

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