The herbal opening is rather unpleasant to me. It is therefore fortunate that after 20 minutes Memoir Man turns into the most incredible smoke & woods scent I have ever had the good fortune to sample. Despite lots of reviewers saying it has great sillage I find it has little on me. The longevity however is impressive. I love the dry down so I can only give a positive rating on this gem from Amouage.
Bloody awful, sweet, cloying mess that lasts forever. Considering giving this away but might just throw it in the bin!
I wasn't sure on first application. I put it on before going to bed and the petroleum note had me a bit confused. However, I awoke about 4 hours later and I could smell something quite wonderful. The dry down on this one is exquisite.
Comforting, smoky, and the merest hint of Vetiver. Sod the name not totally matching the notes, Vetiver 46 does it for me, in spades. I enjoy 2 Man, but this beautiful Le Labo is one of my top 3. I tend to wear it more in Winter but lightly applied in the warmer months it works very well. Because I blind bought it initially I only got the 50ml. I now regret that and have had to get a 100ml back up. Quite simply, I love it.
Epitomy of understated elegance.
Elegant, nonchalant, class. Nothing more.
I pick up more mint than honeysuckle but it is none the worse for that. Very light, and perfect for Spring/Summer. I don't find it at all feminine and I think it is perfect for the office. Almost ethereal. Very, very nice.
Sometimes, just sometimes, a fragrance smells so good that separating notes are just unnecessary. Selection Verte is one such fragrance.
Pure, minty freshness springs to mind, and nobody could possibly dislike this IMO. Absolutely wonderful.
From around 1978-82 this was my signature scent, I absolutely adored it, and so did many, many young ladies. I still love it, it is so unique. Not feminine at all IMO. I think i'm going to start wearing it again, it's wonderful!
This is Encre Noire with a silk shirt on. Simply beautiful.
Just received a Czech & Speake travel set and was eager to try the 4 fragrances. Unfortunately I am at work and the first one I applied was Cuba. Even more unfortunate was being informed by my two female employees that I smelt of shit. Not any old shit mind, dog shit! I agreed with them, I also get the bad breath vibe as well. How anyone would want to smell of this is beyond me. I didn't wait for the drydown, I couldn't, I may have been sick, or caused others to be. OK, so I don't understand this scent and don't "appreciate" the subtle nuances, but then, I don't want to if it means I smell like something that fell out of an animals bottom. Truly disgusting stuff!!!
Simply beautiful. Beautifully simple. This fragrance just delivers. In spades. I have 4 bottles, possibly to sell, but probably not...
I only started out enjoying fragrances about 3 months ago. Since then I have bought about 6 bonds, Pure havane, DHI, and Habit Rouge by guerlain. I have also recently added four Creeds. The two that stand out are BDP and Aventus. Although BDP is wonderful I can only wear it in cooler weather or evening special occasions. Aventus however, can be worn any time and any weather. A wonderfully uplifting fragrance that never fails to cheer me up. I'm still learning about how to recognise top notes, developement etc so i'll leave that to those more knowledgeable than I for now.
What I will say, is that this gem will always have a place in my cabinet. Despite the price. Sillage and longevity are excellent, as is BDP. A pity I can't say the same of my other two Creeds, SMW & VIW, which is exceedingly disappointing, although I suppose others may pick up on it. Personally I like to smell it myself, after all that is why I buy a fragrance in the first place.
Beautiful leather, never harsh, just so gentle, but pure leather, a top quality piece of furniture almost. I adore it. I thought I had purchased my last of Tom ford private blend, having indulged in Tobacco Vanille & Amber Absolute but I have to have this, wonderful.