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Total Reviews: 339

Aoud Velvet by Montale

Montale has a lot of fragrances I really like , this isn't one of them...a blast of synthetic alcaholy hospital type of oud...sitting heavily on top of this is a load of super sweet frutily accented flowers...smells kind of messy...doesn't quite come together...bad attempt at a gourmand oud...
22nd October, 2019

Baiser Volé by Cartier

Not bad...i don't see any problem with a man wearing this...I'm enjoying how this smells on me... Opens with a kind of citrusy green mix...quickly dives into a pile of lilys and pretty much stays there...reminds me of the smell of the Orthodox church from my youth at Easter...smells very lily realistic...nice and fresh for a summer eve...
21st October, 2019

The Dreamer by Versace

Get a citrusy-lemony impression for about the first minute...for the rest of the ride , its pretty much a bouquet of flowers and " green " tobacco leaves...does strike me as D & G Pour Hommes kid brother...Looking up to big brother and trying to be like him...still , a pleasant all purpose fragrance...but nothing to get really excited about , hence , my only reason that made this a neutral...
20th October, 2019
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Narziß by Dorissima

Like has been said by others , very light and transparent...opens with green leaves and citrus juice...gains a little herbiness...then kicks it up a notch with a bunch of woods...doesn't seem to last very long on me, pulls a quick disappearing act... Very much a fragrance for a gentleman...complete opposite of a powerhouse...upside is that this fragrance is unlikely to offend anyone and can be used for anything from the office to a funeral....actually smells really good but just too weak and fresh for my personal taste...A fresh grren fragrance with flavors of herbs/woods/vetiver and an ever so light dab of sweetness...
05th September, 2019

Cozé 02 by Parfumerie Generale

Big double thumbs up...with the way weed cultivators can cross breed and create exotic strains I can see the smell of this fragrance being done as Coze 02 Kush or Coze OG...LOL...as someone that enjoys the smell of various strains this really hits home for me...I'm not a huge fan of gourmands and this does not fall into that category for me...IMHO I would call it a Spicy Woody Oriental...I get the clove effect pretty strong for a while...a serious woody patch...some smokiness...the tobacco/cofffee/vanilla accord bears a resemblance to Eau de Iles and L'Navigetaur...an undercurrent of a very nice weed note runs throughout...to me, full bottle worthy...fun to wear...
02nd September, 2019

Sand Aoud by Mancera

Amazing...you can add me to the list of those that like/love this fragrance...smooth as silk...begs to be worn...what i mainly get is a beautiful creamy sandalwood with flavoring of fruit and an elegant refined patch...strikes me as a woody frag right from tthe gitgo...mostly a sandalwood , but i get an impression like other wood notes are strugling to get through...i personally get wood but not really any oud...aptly named with Sand because it does feel dry and conjures up images of Arabian desert vistas...very good stuff...worthy of being in the ole wardrobe...
01st September, 2019

Italian Censored / Italian Angel by O'Driù

Decadent smelling with a gourmand edge...like most O'Driu i've sampled it's rich , thick and resiny feeling...pure alchemy...quality ingredients and exquisite blending...this is one of those fragrances that really bring some nice visions...
I'm sitting on the patio of my mansion in the middle of citrus groves and flower gardens... There is a half finished cigar sitting in the ashtray as I enjoy a piece of banana/coconut cake and wash it down with some nice strong java...
Full bottle worthy to me.
31st August, 2019

New York Amber by Bond No. 9

Opens with a screechy hight pitched sweetness...general ambiance/vibe/feel I get is of flowery perfumes from the 50's and 60's...this , to me, leans more toward the yin/feminine side...can tell that this is supposed to be an amber fragance even though the amber isn't really front and center...it's there, but there is a lot of spicy rose going on....to put it simply - a spicy rose/ amber fragrance...just a hint of oud/wood...and yes, projection and longevity are out of this world...
28th August, 2019

Aoud Musk by Montale

There's a lot of Montales I like and a lot that I don't like...this one falls somewhere in the middle...smells sweet and boozy to me for the 1st few minutes....herbiness of saffron with some earthy oud...a heavy presense of wood...cloud of somewhat decent musk settling over everything...nothing to write home about...
26th August, 2019

Le Vainqueur by Rancé

I made a big mistake buying this... Smelled a sample long ttime ago before i had a chance to smell truly good fragrances...run of the mill synthetic generic with random lab smelling flowers. Citrus, spices etc...save your money and stay far far away....
24th August, 2019

François Charles by Rancé 1795

About the only real good thing about this fragrance is a really nice lemon i get in the opening...this could have been a half way decent fragrance if an effort would have been made to use some better quality of ingredients...i have to agree with everyone else that this smells of a mix of todays standart , somewhat generic compounds...its kind of murky and watery...theres some flowers, spices and an overall muskiness...maybe a faint touch of lavender...about as safe as you can get...
21st August, 2019

Rudis by Nobile 1942

A little bit of a different leather here...old worn leather jacket that someone spilled some boozy Welchs grape juice on....smoke from a dying campfire swirling around...general jammy fruity smell with the impression of grape being the most prominent to my nose...kind of an avant garde experiment...the smoke factor does make itself known...the grape juice matures and leans more toward being a wine...dont really get any flower as listed...now that i pay more attention it seems like it might be the incense thats responsible for some of the smokiness...bottoms out to a kind of earthiness from a vetiver/patch combo...interesting and fun to smell but not something i see myself buying to wear...
20th August, 2019

Rume by Slumberhouse

Wow...this can hold its own against any powerhouse...you don't need much of this...syrupy honeyed apples floating in warm booze...xmas potpourri and candles...thick rich and dark...slightly camphory...spice bomb...mulling spices...glog...slightly sour...background veil of hay...interesting to smell , but not something i would wear...
19th August, 2019
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Black Afghan by Mad et Len

A great smoky leather...a charcoal grill starting up and you still get little traces of the lighter fluid...dark and dirty...totally goth...old cracked leather trying to be restored by rubbing it down with resins...smoldering wood...result of a mystical ritual between Rien and CDG Black...
18th August, 2019

Black by Comme des Garçons

The notes that stand out me during the various phases of this fragrance are wood, incense, pepper and birch tar...but , as i find with a lot of scents from CDG , this is more about the visions and feelings it brings out... Throughout various times i get...hot tar and asphalt road that a muscle car just did a burnout on...smoke billowing out a coal chimney...abandoned factories...cooking BBQ on a charcoal grill...and yet , despite all this blackness , the scent is tempered with a subtle underlyinng sweetness...interesting fragrance...definitely not a blind buy...recommend sampling this one first...
15th August, 2019

King's Road by Boadicea the Victorious

Intoxicating rose/oud...like the fresh , crisp , breezy rose from Acteur highly amplified and backed up with some smooth and mellow oud...smells very classy and exotic...very real natural smelling rose...the oud is very well balanced and has none of the band aid medicinal effect...a little touch of wood and greenery...if i close my eyes i can picture myself standing in the middle of a rose garden catching whiffs of the different aspects of rose bushes drifting up to my nose...a very smooth ride...excellent quality oud used wisely and accenting the rose perfectly...well played...
13th August, 2019

Grès pour Homme by Grès

This makes me feel nostalgic...even as a kid i loved fragrances and this reminded me of raiding and splashing on my dads colognes...brings to mind original Gucci pour Homme , Eau Savauge, and even 4711...fresh , clean , and user friendly...great example of a 60's Aromatic Citrus Fougere...we got all the players here...I get mostly citrus/flowers/woods with a strong herb presense and various random flavors and accents flitting about...quite nice and refreshing...
13th August, 2019

Hamptons by Bond No. 9

Nice and fresh citrusy/flowery opening...i see the SMW similarities...but , to echo othere , this is softer , kindler and gentler and more pleasing to overall scent and nose feel...doesn't have that tingly metallic edge...I do like SMW a lot , but so far, i prefer this...nice projection...not a full blown aquatic per se , but i do get a slight effect of cool salt water wafting on a breeze...mid to finish i get a nice layer of musky/ambery/ resiny wood...IMHO worth checking out...
12th August, 2019

Wood & Spices by Montale

I think that so far i've only given a couple of fragrances a thumbs down , and this is one of them....this is what i picture a barrel of toxic waste to smell like...i get whiffs of chemical/elecrical/plasticy notes drifting throughout this mess...the scent seems to want to redeem itself , and just as you get a glimmer of hope that this might start smelling decent , it falls back into the swamp...sorry. , but any attempts to try to describe any real notes fail me...stay away at all costs...Danger Wiill Robinson !!!!!!
12th August, 2019

Prosperous by Boadicea the Victorious

Opens with an interesting clove spiced dark incense with a leather background and has a tingly nose feel...smells somewhat dark and dangerous...dusty feeling...gothic...faint traces of rose floating around in the background...subdued and just adds some flavoring...Vetiver kind of ties some loose ends together...overall, from top to bottom , this is a 50/50 leather/resin-incense with a faint flavoring of rose...
11th August, 2019

Join The Club : Ivory Route by Xerjoff

So gentle...i feel like i'm being carresed by this fragrance...subtle projection that creates an aura around me...spicy/resiny/ambery wood with hints of exotic incense...to me , from the images it conjures up and the scent it throws out , this is definitely an Oriental...I see everything from desert vistas to marketplaces and their exotic and otherworldly smells...blended perfectly with quality ingredients...nice touch of vanilla...to me , the most obvious note that keeps drawing attention to itself is a wood note that smells like a combo of sandalwood and cedar...well played Xerjoff...
11th August, 2019

Oeillet Louis XV (new) by Oriza L. Legrand

Just as advertised in the note listing...opens with an awsome pepper coated mandarin...Overall , a nice wall of cedary woodiness...scent feels dry...powdery , but in a very relaxed and unobtrusive fashion...as an association it conjures up thoughts of Habit Rouge and Creed Orange Spice...the carnation/iris combo gives this a rough edged serious floral...a little touch of clove...kind of a modernized fresher powdery effect overall...after a while, like out of nowhere , the smell of greenery and a faint rose appears...the slightly dusty/nostalgic/vintage vibe I get is like smelling a piece of history...sweet-musky-citrusy- spicy-flowey wood...get a nose feel like something nutty/buttery...I find this scent takes me on a journey that is a delight to my sense of smell...a modern classic and , dare I say , a minor masterpiece....
10th August, 2019

Lillipur by Tiziana Terenzi

Big fan of the TT house... All exhibit quality ingredients and masterfull blending , and this is no exception...also , as with all TT creations I have trouble picking out individual notes...the fragrances come across to me as one massive accord that continuously spews out mini accords..more than most other houses these scents are like pieces of music or paintings that evoke feelings and images...i'm just going to wrap this one up by saying , in simplest terms , that this is a wonderous spice/wood accented incense Oriental that brings about the thought/visual of meditating in an ancient mountain top temple....oh , and I just noticed that it does project an awesome bubble/ cloud of incense goodness emanating from me...
10th August, 2019

Encens Chembur by Byredo

Citrus and sweet incense...very nice...honey like Oriental feel on the opulent side...get an occasional paint/turpentine whiff , but very pleasant...resiny slightly smoky laid back incense...smells like a nice safe and very wearable incense fragrance...very nicely done...its like the actuall smoke/ smell of the burning incense drifting up to me...very 3D realistic effect...nice sweetness and combo of citrus and ginger...slightly musky and ambery toward the finish line...get numerous random associations to Heeley Cardinal...a very good possibility for incense afficiandos...
08th August, 2019

Aqua Regia by Al Kimiya

First couple of minutes smells just like SoOud Nur , then it takes a turn and starts doing its own thing...turns very green with an aroma that seems to be a mix of garden and kitchen herbs...the rose is discreet and floating around in the greenery...i find the oud to be somewhat tame and not in your face either...an Oriental Chypre...not a great fragrance , but not too bad either...rather wearable...rose and oud gather a little strength throughout the progression...
08th August, 2019

Shamamah by Sultan Pasha

( didn't see them listed...the note list is rather short for a Sultan creation...LOL...aged Sandalwood , 30 year old patchouli , henna , labdanum , Siamese benzoin , musk )...well, this is the last one...the end of my wonderful journey of indulging my nose with 25 mind blowing fragrances...and what a way to end this journey... This is another one that immediately went to my wish list...this one is so rich , thick , and juicy...all the other samples were like an oil and pretty easy to spread... this one is like tar or thick honey and you have to work it to spread it out...the bottom line of the scent itself is a spicy resin/ambery/patch soaked sandalwood...simple , yet deep and profound...Sultan , I salute your craftsmanship and awesome command of alchemy...Namaste...
07th August, 2019

Embers by Madhat Scents

Very realistic smell of a campfire...smoky and very thick dark and resiny...a dark sweetness lurking at the bottom of everything else...lots of wood....have a hard time detecting the tobacco... Its buried under slabs of the other smells...reminds me of something that would fit right into Slumberhouse's line up... Hard core down and dirty...love it...Amber and incense acccents...
06th August, 2019

Cuir au Miel by Sultan Pasha

I believe this is about the 23rd Pasha brew that I have sniffed and i'm still getting blown away...this immediately went on my must buy wish list...so many notes i love all blended into one magnificent fragrance...an animalic resiny honey sweetened tobacco/leather...i get a little hint of a Furyo scent...very smooth animal effects, not a hint of banyard...another Pasha attar scent that I wish could be found in a 100 ml spay...in my top 5 Pasha fragrances...Sprinkled with occasional little hints of wood , oud , patch and incense...the only notes i really don't get is any of the flower notes listed...
06th August, 2019

Enigma intense by Sultan Pasha

This has truly turned out to be an intense enigma...i have not been able to find a list of notes , descripion or much information on this at all...the " other " major fragrance site doesnt even have this one listed and another site said it was a brief limited release...the smell itself is an enigma to me also...reminds me a lot of Lush Breath of God...a cacophany of strange notes and smells that manage to come together and create an unusuall but awesome fragrance...i get smoke with a hint of mint... I get creosote flavored bubble gum...i get some gasoline soaked leather...deep and heavy resiny incense...a fragrance that can keep you entrtained for hours...weird , but in such a good way...
05th August, 2019

Inferno by Sultan Pasha

Simply awesome...i've tried over 20 of the Sultan's alchemical potions , and as wonderful as they all are , i think this may be my favorite...first couple of minutes is an amazing citrus smell with undertones of animals and soapiness...then all hell breaks loose and i'm plunged into a world of tumbling accords flashing some of my favorite smells : resins, tobacco, patch, incense, and various animalics...i would love to get this smell in a 100ml spray...i absolutely love wearing this...If i had to give this a classification i would call it an Animalic Oriental Tobacco...
04th August, 2019