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Total Reviews: 60

Incense Royale by Sultan Pasha

Opens with a tingly varnished wood sort of oud note...slight feel of a fur type animalic touch...resin and incense notes slowly unfold and drift around...smells deep and multi-layered...oriental woody incense...polite smooth oud...no barnyard or cheese...like I find with all of SP attars , constantly changing and evolving....many fragrances in one...sweetens up nicely...one could keep going on and on , but I think you get the drift...
12th December, 2017

Ummagumma by Bruno Fazzolari

This is delicious...munching on a chocolate bar in church sitting in an ancient wooden pew...ambery chocolate incense...dry tobacco...the kind of heady richness found in a lot of Serge Lutens and Slumberhouse...a little smokiness...a gourmandish amber/incense...supported nicely by dry tobacco/wood...to my taste , full bottle worthy...has a nice throw...nice warm/dry feel that would suit winter rotation nicely...If Amouage did a gourmand incense I can picture it being akin to this juice...
12th December, 2017

Thebes G2 by Sultan Pasha

One can go on for hours describing the wonder of exploring the Sultan's olfactory works of art , so I'm just gonna make this short and sweet...another SP masterpiece....you can spend a whole day immersed in the wonderment of the constant changes and evolution of this creation...intoxicating...smoky...flowery...dark and mysterious...resiny...narcotic and addicting...smoldering...done...get some...
10th December, 2017
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California Snow by A Lab on Fire

Opens to my nose as aromatic flowery greenery...standing in the yard of a farm where there's wildflowers and herbs growing and a gentle breeze brings in whiffs of the fields and bales of hay...nothing animalistic smelling of this farm...fresh and invigorating....good aromatherapy...a juice for lovers of the green...another thing about this farm is one certain wonderfull herb they grow...and i'm getting a liitle taste from time to time, like someone behind the barn doing a little bit of toking...a tiny hint of soapiness...this is very enjoyable olfactory experience, but i pass on getting a bottle...not something i feel needs to be added to my wardrobe , but for sure something that I will kick back, dab on the back of my hand and enjoy whiffin while listening to some music or reading...the final touch to this farm scene is some earthy wood....also realized upon taking some deeper inhales is the sheer tapestry of a dark tea fluttering in the background...
10th December, 2017

Arabians by Montale

Cardamom and thyme make for an interesing pleasant opening....warm spice with a fresh , almost minty sort of herb flavor...a musky quasi animalistic musk/mellow oud hanging over everything...nice quiet rose...nice projection...smells interesting enough for lovers of alll things niche , but at the same time comes across as being office friendly...fresh and vibrant... very smooth and well blended...nice undercurrent of patch...Montale has the good , the bad , and the ugly... to my taste. , this is one of the good...I get a nice liitle taste of leather as it dries down...
09th December, 2017

Ouverture by Sospiro

Mmmmm delicious...smells good enough to drink....a yummy citrusy concoction with flower petals floating in it stirred around with a fresh pungent cinnamon stick...more yin than yang, but i love wearing this...the figgy accent also helps set this apart from the norm...to me, it seems to add a sort of thickess/meatiness to the overall feel...keeps getting a liitle more flowery as it moves along and the citrus goes to the back...settles down to a musky/creamy vanilla tinted wood...a very pleasant olfactory treat...
05th December, 2017

Layton by Parfums de Marly

what hits my nose immediately is that generic wood smell that is so prevalent in just about every other designer fragrance...get a few little nuances of apple and flower...i also get the effect that i've heard others mention of a slight tobacco flavor...i have to agree with the thought that this is a fairly standart designer formula/structure made with slightly better niche quality ingredients and blending...office friendly for sure...have to make a major pass on this one...no wow factor...gets kind of borderline cloying...somewhat aromatic...i get bored of this pretty quick...
05th December, 2017

Asphalt Rainbow by Charenton Macerations

No doubt that this is rose to my nose...CDG/ELDO school of thought...crisp/sparkling/fizzy rose...quasi-industrial accents...to me, does for rose what Christopher ST did for lime...funky futuristic upgrade of a classic smell...taking rose to the next level...interesting and pleasing enough to make this a full bottle consideration even though I already have a nice selection of rose...decent throw and lifespan...mid and drydown have an outstanding support of ambery/woody accented patch...
04th December, 2017

Golden Powder by House of Oud

Very pleasant spiced vanilla...background mist of tobacco...would hang out with Tobacco Vanille, Herod and Naxos...nice support from woods...mostly noticing a creamy sandalwood touch...might be full bottle worthy if not for the lack of throw...i like a little more oomph to my juice...also, Naxos does a great job filling this spot in my wardrobe...smells too similar...plus it doesn't seem to hang around too long...shame, because it does smell really nice...
04th December, 2017

Back to Black by By Kilian

Fruity honeyed tobacco with a good dose of powder...not bad...I had a decant that I enjoyed wearing , but not enough to invest in any more...in the same ballpark as Tobacco Vanille , Herod , Pure Havane and Naxos...actually probably the closest is So Oud Asmar which I did like enough to grab a full bottle...but as always , sample and let your own nose decide what you like...does get more and more pleasing as it dries down...
15th August, 2017

Ginger Musk by Montale

Don't have anything to add...pretty much agree with the general take on this one...almost cloyingly sweet...pretty linear smell of slightly spicy/musky berries...reminds me of smell of oversprayed older ladies...not something i would ever consider adding to my wardrobe...nuff said...
09th July, 2017

Lavande Legato by Soivohle (Liz Zorn)

This juice lives up to its name... This is all about lavender... This is a lavender dominant fragrance...did i mention this had lavender in it ? And thats about it... Theres other notes struggling to get through but the lavender just crushes them... Gave it a fair chance but just cannot wear this... But it is a killer car and room freshener... Or spray a little in the bathwater for some aromatherapy...
30th May, 2017

Kouros Eau D'Été by Yves Saint Laurent

A great fragrancce for hot summer days...a minty/herby fragrance that is fresh and refreshing...i can definitely smell the Kouros DNA...just finished a decant of this , but if I was to run across a bottle at a decent price I would snatch it up for my summer rotation...
30th May, 2017
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Love Speaks Primeval by Soivohle (Liz Zorn)

A dark earthy rose...the patchouli and slight oakmoss give it earthiness and depth...i get a hard candy shell rose , but it's not really sweet... Its more of a nose feel i get... The rose has depth and many faces... Nice flowery touches from the other players...a very pleasant and soothing fragrance...due to the nature of the oils used has a slight attar feel to it... nice....
28th May, 2017

Meerschaum by Soivohle (Liz Zorn)

Like this a lot...tobacco all the way...rich/wet/heady bundle of tobacco leaves with nice woody and amber accents...fresh and opulent...
11th May, 2017

Marron Caramel by Soivohle (Liz Zorn)

definitely for gourmand lovers...sweet and caramely with just little accents of amber and vanilla...very nice smelling, but a little too sweet and gourmandy for me...on the rare occasions that I get the urge for something gourmandy along these lines I keep a bottle of Animale Animale around to take care of those moments...pretty much in the same ballpark....
03rd February, 2017

Fusion Sacrée Lui by Majda Bekkali

A spicy gourmand...bursts on the scene with a cloud of citrus that immediately dissapears...then i get a kaleidiscopic blend of spicy/boozy caramelized coffee... a thick rich coating of sweetness...has a dreamlike narcotic quality to me...normally not a big fan of grandiose sweetness or gourmands , but this juice just smells so wonderfull that i make an exception in this case...love what I'm smelling...
05th January, 2017

Tropic Lime Vanille by Soivohle (Liz Zorn)

In the same ballpark as Creeds Virgin Island Water... Heavy on a nice realistic aromatic juicy lime...a little touch of flowers and a laid back vanilla...very faint on the coconut...if you want coconut with your lime I would go with the VIW...overall, smells nice but fades away rather quickly...
30th December, 2016

Straight to Heaven by By Kilian

The opening burst brings to mind AMen Pure Malt with a touch of caramel/patchouli that reminds me of AnimaleAnimale...thick rich dark rum...changes rather quickly to a very natural smelling cedar with a touch of spicy patchouli...to my nose, a very beautiful scent overall...only thing holding me back from buying anything more than a small decant is the lack of silage and longevity...
28th November, 2016

Gli Invisibili : Zio Agide by Hilde Soliani Profumi

Very aromatic lavender dominant fragrance...has body and substance...little touches of green/spice...similar to , but stronger and richer than 1725 and not as sophisticated and elegant as Invasion Barbare but is in the same camp and has mucho similarities to both...
17th September, 2016

Virgin Island Water by Creed

Tropical paradise...opens with some lime and coconut...sweet boozy coconut pretty much for the
life of this...nice for sitting around on a summer
evening on the patio and having a mini staycation...
16th September, 2016

Tobacco & Tulle by Soivohle (Liz Zorn)

Dirty/raunchy/musky tobacco...tobacco in a barnyard in the hot sun...like stepping into one of those walk-in humidors...decent throw...dry/bitterish....not a sweet tobacco scent...after a little while starts turning more into a rose fragrance...tobacco drops into the background...resiny...overall, like this a lot...a good olfactory experience...
Resiny Tobbaco Rose
21st July, 2016

Yohji Yamamoto pour Homme by Yohji Yamamoto

Starts out smelling like it has promise...nice burst of fresh citrus-then-poof, like magic it dissapears without a trace...this is quickly replaced by the ozony spice/wood combo that every mall fragrance seems to spend most of it's time doing...sorry, that's all I get...
14th July, 2016

Just Cavalli Him by Roberto Cavalli

Initial blast hits me very chemical/synthetic and then gets fairly nice ctrusy/spicy herby...the opening blast reminds me of the opening and similar smell/effect of Animale... Get a lttle flavoring of flower and it seems to be this fairly linear accord through the relatively short life span of this fragrance. Was a bargain buy at TJMaxx and served its purpose as a refreshing summer after shower scent and a nice room air freshener...
Citrusy Summer Fougere
13th June, 2016

Cuir d'Oranger by Miller Harris

A big fat juicy thumbs up on this... I get a boatload of some of my favorite notes making appearances in a major way... Orange by way of neroli... leather...moss and patch with the slightest touch of other flowers...seems to be very hard to find , but IMHO , worth the search. Even if you can only get a sample it's worth it to enjoy this awesome smell...
Earthy Orange Leather
11th June, 2016

Tea for Two by L'Artisan Parfumeur

An awesome entry in the category of tea based fragrances...Perfect for hot summer days...slightly smoky and spicy tea with a little honey sweetness...the spiciness gives me the slightest hint of chai...i can see why so many seem to enjoy this fragrance...what i'm smelling is from a several year old decant , so i can't speak for the current version
Aromatic Spicy Smoky Tea
10th June, 2016

Hamdani by Parfums de Marly

this was a blind buy, and for me, turned out to be a good one...very happy with this...kind of a combo of 2 other scents I really like...IMHO...starts out like ELDO Rien with smoke instead of aldehydes....then progresses through the mid and into the drydown to a slightly smoky smell almost like Eau Sauvage Parfum...basically leather/resin/smoke to my nose...starts out kinda fierce but dries down nice and soft...like this a lot...
04th June, 2016

Eau d'Orange Verte by Hermès

this is a nice take on a classic citrus cologne motif...initial blast of citrus is fierce and juicy...smells mostly orangey to me...the refreshing feel and overall scent vibe I get reminds me of being a kid and sneaking my dads 4711 and splashing myself with a good handfull...alas , like a lot of fragrances of this type it has a very short life...when I wear this I reapply frequently to get that initial rush...dries down to a soft cozy mossy/earthy skin scent...great smell, but neutral on it due to weak projection and longevity...
Refreshing Citrus
22nd May, 2016

Karma by Gorilla Perfume [Lush]

Orange...and more orange...a rich oily juicy orange...all the other ingredients give me a slightly dark side...a piney patch base...In structure it reminds me of Breath of God... the way 2 different accords/fragrances coexist...projects well but pretty linear to my nose...i find it to be mainly an orange scent with some minor accents...more of a novelty fragrance than something i would regularly wear...something i would occassionaly spray sitting around relaxing just for kicks and giggles...A flashback to hanging around an old head shop...
Aromatic Earthy Citrus
10th April, 2016

Acqua di Giò pour Homme by Giorgio Armani

What can I say that hasn't been said already in over 300 reviews? Not much... But , have to throw in my two cents worth...i do think its a benchmark masterpiece fragrance destined to be called a classic in years to come...like some others have described, I would go with this being an aquatic take on a classic eau de cologne citrus fragrance...i get a lemony citrus slightly flowery Italian type outdoor beachy smell that ends with a woody flavor...fresh and rereshing... great for all ages. and occasions...only downside to me would be lack of silage and longevity...
Classic Citrus eau de Cologne Aquatic
08th April, 2016