Reviews by OBNJ

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    Halston Z-14 by Halston

    Picked up a bottle at a local independent fragrance shop, she had to blow the cobwebs off of it when I asked if it was in stock. Also had to try to find an atomizer that worked properly, so I knew I was asking for trouble. The box didn't list the ingredients, so I have no idea where this bottle fell in the whole tree vs. oak moss debate. Perhaps it was a counterfeit bottle (would anyone bother producing a 35 year old counterfeit fragrance?) Maybe this bottle had expired in 1986, but I found the scent unlikable and irritating to my nose. Gave it about five separate tries before it went out with the trash on a Sunday night.

    18 February, 2012

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    Italian Cypress by Tom Ford

    I had been out of the fragrance scene for about 20 years. Maybe it's a bit of a mid life thing (won't label it a crisis) that got me interested in rebuilding my collection of scents. Raised on the Obsessions, Polo's, etc from the 80's I wasn't sure what I wanted to smell like at 41. After reading an Esquire article on leather scents, I first tried a sample of the John Varvatos, but the Tom Ford reviews that I read online piqued my interest. During a meeting in Boston I wandered into a Nieman Marcus where I was able to sample Ford's Tuscan Leather. Not bad I thought, but when the saleswoman hit my wrists with Italian Cypress it was over. It is unfair to even consider using this as a yardstick to measure others by. Cost and quality are just too far ahead of anything else I have ever worn. Told Mrs. OBNJ to forget about all other holiday gifts and just pick this up. Glad she did.

    18 February, 2012

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    Rochas Man by Rochas

    Bought about 30 ml or so from a local fragrance store for $15, overall l think it was money well spent. This is a terrific scent. I love the warm chocolate aroma and my wife is absolutely bananas about it. My only disappointment is the lack of projection.

    18 February, 2012

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    Body Kouros by Yves Saint Laurent

    Couldn't wait to receive my order after reading all the great reviews. First sniff of the bottle and I am saying to myself, "OK, let's give this a chance". Next step, just a spray on the wrists that evening, and boy was I at first disappointed. Started figuring that it was money down the drain. Next day after the shower I give it another chance and am I ever glad I did. I have no idea what this smells like so I won't even bother with trying to give my take on it. Benzoin? Honestly I don't know what that is, but if it's what is at the heart of this fragrance then I am all for it! Great scent, nice projection and lasts about 12 hours on me.

    18 February, 2012

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