The opening is a fresh and crisply zesty lemon note that is counterbalanced by some orange that later in the drydown sees some orange blossom added. Summery, bright and very nice. The comparison with L'Eau d'Issey, a staple of mine for years, is very apt. The end is a somewhat unexciting musky note, but in total there is more development here
Than is many other lemon-citrus centred scents.
For such a type of fragrance the performance is respectable, with moderate sillage, acceptable projection and a longevity of four hours on my skin. A pleasant traditional composition. 3/5
A soft herbal, slightly earthy, slightly spicy first phase, that is underlined by a nice soft patchouli, makes for a very convincing and well-balanced experience. Later on it gradually grows sweeter - a high-quality vanilla with a nigh-honeyed cheracteristic is responsible for that - and I also get a light white musk in the background. Very smooth and well structured.
Sillage is moderate, projection very good and the longevity is nine hours on my skin. A very nice one for warmer autumn days. 3/5
A fresh orangey citrus with a herbal touch merges with a drydown that has more herbs with a floral bend. The opening is very nice, but the drydown is less distinct and less interesting. The base with its woodsy and slightly spicy constituents is pleasant.
As far as the performance goes, I get moderate sillage, acceptable projection and six hours of longevity. Pleasant but nothing too interesting. 2.5/5
The opening is comprised of a thickly, slightly terse, fresh mandarine note, but from the beginning two other componenents are evident on my skin: a gentle tobacco, and a deep, earthy peaty one, that makes for a unique and absolutely amazing triad that is of very impressive depth and of a complexity that by far descends the three constituents involved. Overarching is a very light and soft patchouli that remains in the background on my skin. This first part is of nigh O'Driu-like glory.
The drydown adds a toasted almond notes with a benzoin-underlined wood impression. Towards the end a pleasant and well-balanced vanilla with a soft new leather comes to the fore, and is is gradually fading out leaving the echoes of an earthy vanilla in my mind.
The performance is excellent with strong sillage, very good projection and nine hours of longevity. Whilst the second part does not reach the heights the opening reaches, is is overall and excellent creation, beautifully blended of components of the highest quality. A stunner, especially in the opening phase. 4/5
The opening is a very nice basket of herbal-aromatic-green notes, with artimisia and memories of lavender with heather in summer being added in the drydown. Very complex and delightful Indeed. The base is dominated by a lovely vanilla that is slim, elegant and never cloying, with a soft suede developing towards he end; Tom Ford's White Suede comes to mind. This vanilla is never overly sweet or cloying and of top quality.
The performance is not too awful initially with soft sillage and limited projection, but after the first couple of hours it collapses on my skin, and I have to bury my nose in the subcutaneous tissue to catch a whiff of it. And this overall very poor performance, which is possible specific to my skin, makes me downgrade it to neutral; the quality of the ingredients is beyond reproach. 2.75/5.
Oud, a nice oud is present from the word "go", a not-too-heavy and not-too-dark variety that constitutes the core of this scent. Some sandalwood is present, as is a rose that is not too heavy and a touch on the dark side. In the drydown whiffs of olibanum are added, and the base adds the restrained sweetness of a vanilla impression that blends in very well with the very soft and gentle patchouli that also features towards towards the end.
The longevity is excellent with strong sillage, excellent projection and ten hours of longevity on my skin. A nice autumn oud creation; in the recent oud deluge not of egregious excellence but respectable. 3.25/5
A refreshing opening with bergamot, vetiver and ginger combining in lightness and brightness. At the begin of the drydown very briefly hints of an ozonic character briefly appear. Quite nice so far, but, unfortunately, the subsequent stages of development do not do justice to the agreeable commencing hour. The rest is composed of a mix of a dull musk with a rather bland and light peppery impression.
The sillage is soft, the projection limited and Inget around five hours of longevity on my skin. Overall a nice start - not brilliant but nice enough - with a poor finish. 2.75.5.
A general citrus opening with a leafy undertone - that is how it starts. The drydown contains floral components with a fairly mundane patchouli, and the base turns out to have hints of woodsy notes with a light, sober and slightly sweet musk impression.
The sillage is soft, the projection limited on my skin, and I get seven hours of longevity on my skin. Overall this a a very generic and unexciting scent, and more than extremely unobtrusive - it is weak and boring. I am hovering between a neutral and a negative score, and its thorougly dull and unexciting nature tilts it towards the negative. 1.5/5.
From the start this is well-balanced: an orangey citrus with bergamot working together with lavender, at times with a smidgeon of an ozonic hint. In the drydown jasmine leads into a very soft and smooth amber note, that towards the end gets added richness by a pleasant vanilla addition. A very smooth and rounded composition with sufficient freshness to maintain the balance.
I get moderate sillage, adequate projection and six hours of longevity. Well blended and a nice spring scent. 3/5
Vanilla is the name of the game, a dark, somber, smoky and at times a touch spicy vanilla that surprisingly lacks sweetness on my skin. At a later stage wood notes come in but they tend to stay in the background.
Performance wise I get moderate sillage, very good projection and a excellent ten hours of longevity in me. This is a fairly monochrome scent, but the vanilla is interesting enough, the performance is very good and the natural ingredients are of very high quality. Those who like vanilla without sweetness this might be worth a try. 3/5.
The opening note's gardenia is delicious: bright, natural and clear; a beautiful note that is not really sweet. It is lighter and brighter than Robert Piguet's namesake and purer than Creed'd Fleurs de Gardénia. In the drydown a woodsy undercurrent is noticeable.
Later in a slightly salty and fresh wood impression arises, like wood stranded on the beach in the sun. He performance is very good, with moderate sillage, decent projection and eleven hours of longevity.
Overall a spring scent indeed, made of top-quality natural ingredients and beautifully blended. Very nice. 3.25/5
The opening is a grassy note with a bit of bergamot in combination. The grass is not the fresh light green grass of early spring days, but the dry grass autumn after a hot and dry summer, at times veering towards a smell of hay. At a later stage a sonewhat nonspecific wood impression is added.
The performance is quite good with soft sillage, decent projection and eight hours of longevity.
Whilst the quality of the natural ingredients is high, this composition does not develop well on my skin and appears like attenuated throughout. In this game there is no clear winner. 2.5/5.
The opening is mainly a rich, deep amber, that is well composed and intriguing. In the drydown I get green-herbal impression, and at times underlying a mossy note with a few woodsy hints. I do not get a separate base note stage in the development of this scent.
The performance is good with moderate sillage, good projection and eight hours of longevity on my skin. A nice spring fragrance for cooler days, it convinces by the superb quality of the natural ingredients. 3/5.
From the beginning I mainly get a green herbal impression, and in the drydown a moss not mixes with it. Only in the second half a fresh tone is added, not an ozonic note but a verbena-based one.
The sillage is soft on my skin, the projection limited and the longevity is five hours. Good spring scent with natural ingredients but very close to my skin and a tad dull overall. 2.25/5
The opening is a citrus-herbal mix, with mandarin, a whiff of lemon and basil forming quite and interesting and well balanced and harmonious entity. In the drydown a lovely myrrh provides a hint of an oriental atmosphere, but on my skin it gener really dominates.
I do not get a really distinctive set of base notes, just that towards the end the herbal side with the myrrh move a bit more into the foreground. Talking about this scent's performance, I get moderate sillage, adequate projection and six hours of longevity - not brilliant but respectable.
Overall this is a pleasant fragrance and the combination of citrus with herbal notes is quite original. The quality of the ingredients is top level and very natural; it is refreshing to experience a house that does not rely on petrochemical smoke and mirrors to impress. Great for spring. 3/5.
Bergamot, things of pepper and patchouli are the hallmarks in my skin, and the quality of the ingredients is high. Alas it remains very dull my skin, with soft sillage poor projection the three hours of longevity. A bit disappointing.
This is lavender at the core and everywhere, rarely has a name be mother alt for a scent. It is a green, slightly dark and fairly earthy lavender, that sees mildly spicy notes added in the drydown. At times is has a stem-like waxy character.
In the base I get hints of tonka, and throughout he second half a very gentle powderiness is present.
The performance is sensational, with strong sillage, excellent projection and twelve hours of longevity on my skin.
This is mainly lavender and an example of how a relatively monothematic fragrance can be nonetheless exciting. The sheer top quality of the natural ingredients, the excellent blending and the good structure make for a convincing combination. A lavender with some traditional features but with a contemporary twist. 3.75/5
An orange-centred citrus notes that is heavily laden with a sweet note of red berries is present in the opening phase, whilst the drydown bringing in faint whiffs of bland licorice.
The later phases see the addition of a light vanilla background, on which a light musk and a nonspecific woodsy impression develop.
The performance is excellent with moderate sillage, good projection and a splendid eleven hours of longevity. It is the generic, synthetic and boring nature of the ingredients that spoils this olfactoric party, but at least it is never really overwhelmingly sweet or cloying. Very middle-of-the-road. 2.25/5
A citrus opening followed by a drydown of a light amber; then base is a nonspecific wood mix.
My main impression is that of a generic and purely synthetic blend that unfortunately is very dull and unexciting on my skin. The performance on me is plainly abysmal: poor sillage, very limited projection and two (sic!) hours of longevity. A shame; I hoped I would like it. 1.25/5
A delightful nougat opening blast that soon has orange added greets me - and it is delicious and very convincingly done. The top notes are the most chocolatey bits, but the rest does not disappoint either. The drydown brings a caramel tone that is rounded off with a nice hazelnut impression, triggering memories of Nutella breakfast sandwiches.
The later stages add hints of tonka, but until the end I get chocolate, at times stronger and at times a bit more in the backgound, fading out into a satisfying finale. The performance is truly excellent with strong sillage, very good projection and eleven hours of longevity on my skin.
This is a chocolate-laden gourmand feast, well blended and in its sweetnes beautifully balanced; never denying its gourmand character but never cloying. A classic chocoholic's tonic. 3.5/5.
The fruity orange candy opening is sweet all right, but it is actually quite well balanced and nice enough.
The drydown has a white floral bent some a somewhat synthetic jasmine emerging. It are the that impress me most: wood and vanilla - not sweet for the last hours - make up the base notes until the end.
The performance is good with moderate sillage, good projection and seven hours of longevity on my skin. Overall a somewhat predictable sweet scent that later on turns into a wood-vanilla composition that is pleasant but fairly generic. 2.5/5
The top notes are a sweet fruit syrup concoction of orange and a pineapple note, and a berry candy note added a bit later, with a background of floral notes in the middle phase added on.
The surprise are the base notes on my skin, a woodsy slightly musky affair that is not sweet at all, and provides quite a nice contrast to the heavily sweet first part.
As far as the performance is concerned, I get moderate sillage, decent projection and seven hours of longevity.
Overall he main drawback is its heavily synthetic nature and it is fairly generic most of the time. That said, it is not unpleasant and never too cloying. 2.25/5.
There is more steel than sugar on my skin, as this is on me never really a very sweet scent. Yes, a flowery-fruity note at the beginning, but a touch of bergamot provides good balance.
After a couple of hours it vanishes but then re-emerges with a gentle gourmand note of coconut oil and whiffs of cinnamon, but now very restrained.
I get soft sillage, limited projection and six hours of longevity. Overall not bad but unexciting. 2.5/5
A fruity pear with a floral background - iris - morphs into a rose-type (not rose!) impression fairly soon after the first opening blast calms down. An oud arises - another one! - and mixes with the rose into a rich albeit neither dark nor brooding rose-oud dyadic combination note. Hints of tonka and musk add a sweetish-terse component,
This rose-fruit-oud remains the dominant feature throughout on my skin. With time the oud recedes and the residual scent turns less sweet, more elegant and gradually fades out towards the end.
The performance is excellent with moderate sillage, very good projection and a splendid eleven hours of longevity.
Overall a nice composition and the gazillionth ould release of recent times. It Is fairly linear with a development that could be more interesting. The main drawback, however, is the syntheticness, which at times is resulting in a pleasant result, but at times is too intrusive such as not to create a negative petrochemical impression. I am struggling between a positive and a neutral score - but eventually decided it to be a neutral one - strongly veering towards positive though. Oud lovers should try it. 2.75/5.
The opening is dominated by a somewhat nonspecific Amber and a slightly generic saffron, with a white suede note developing later. There is white musk evident towards the end.
I get soft sillage, limited projection and three hours of longevity. It is a nice idea to combine leather and saffron. Unfortunately it does not develop well on my skin and retains a lackluster dullness. 2.5/5
The opening combines cumin with a ski ghtly oily sesame that appears as if a bit toasted, and all on the backgound of a woodsy impression. In the middle phase iris emerges, powdery and sweetish, with hints of freesia and other white florals and with styrax emerging towards the end.
On my skin the sillage is moderate, the projection very and the longevity seven hours. Overall some interesting ideas are presented, but it all remains a bit lackluster on my skin and at times a tad too synthetic. 2.75/5 n
The opening blast is a sun-drenched delicious mix of neroli, grapefruit and a bright summer grass impression - unique and the grass gives the top notes an added twist. Maybe not as refreshing as a pure citrus scent, but it comes very close.
In the drydown I get hints of jasmine, but not much further development. The performance is very good for a citrus-centred composition, with moderate sillage, good projection and six hours of longevity.
A summer-in-the-grass experience. 3.25/5
The boozy fruity opening has indeed the characteristic of a candied apple, witha touch of tangy acid at the start, and soon hints of caramel are added to have it all merge into a sweet, syrupy melange.
Surprisingly, after an initial sweet onslaught, the frangrance's sugary component recedes a bit, and a certain balance is achieved that from then on is maintained throughout and is not cloying or overwhelming. For the last couple of hours the sweetness is bery much in the background. The performance is excellent with strong sillage, very good projection and a magnificent fourteen hours of longevity on my skin. A great gourmand autumn sugar bomb - but not without an original twist. 3.25/5
A rich fruity strawberry-marmalade note opens it up, and after about thirty minutes I get the skanky animalic musky undertone, quite strong at times, but after the first couple of hours the musk recedes, and the fruitiness reigns supreme, balanced only by a dark, rich Damascene rose impression.
Later on the character of the fruitiness, and a candied cherry tone develops; until the ends this fruity-rose prevails and gradually fades out, loosing most of its sugary sweetness towards the end.
The sillage is strong, the projection very good, and the longevity is eleven hours on my skin. A great spring scent; not your usual Slumberhouse but there is no slumber as far as quality is concerned. 3.25/5
This is an opening that includes citrus, bergamot with a lovely lychee note, but soon all these are enveloped by an ozonic sea and beach impression that is uplifting and refreshing.
Over time the citrus recedes, and the lychee grows stronger in my skin.
The fruity and the ozonic balance each other very well. I do not get any distinct base note phase.
The performance is excellent with moderate sillage, very good projection and a longevity of over ten hours.
This is a well-blended delightful take on the fruit&beach species of scents, and the ingredients are if good quality. Now I must be off to have a swim in the sea! 3.75/5