Perfume Reviews

Reviews by Francolino


Monsieur. by Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle

great radiant opening with rum and bergamot, after several minutes the drydown of patchouly and mussk sets in..nice but nothing really outstanding, was expecting more!
31st January, 2016

Vetiver Veritas by Heeley

smoky and woody, raw vetiver...robust sillage, enthralling scent!
31st January, 2016

Hamdani by Parfums de Marly

animalic leather wood, skanky but not too much, heavy duty performer
21st January, 2016
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Kuhuyan by Parfums de Marly

Smoky leather floral reminds me of a Dior Fahreneit superlight, great longevity and good sillage
21st January, 2016

X for Men by Clive Christian

a very poor performer, notes mixed together resulting in a "wall of scent" type concoction, so expensive for what?
19th January, 2016

Esprit du Tigre / Spirit of the Tiger by Heeley

rather linear with its rendition of the famouse chines balm..monotonous, to say the least...
18th November, 2015

Voulez-vous coucher avec Moi by By Kilian

bland, generic and utterly expensive scent that comes in a tacky package.....
09th November, 2015

Cedrat Boise by Mancera

just another Aventus clone...after the citrusy opening a long duration and heavy sillage scent
09th November, 2015

Mauvais Garçon by Brécourt

a totally boring woody amber
29th October, 2015

Arabian Nights - Pure Oud by By Kilian

undisputed heavy duty, beast mode straight oud.. nearly pharmaceutical smell, rotten wood and leather whiffs, polarizing or hate..I love it!
20th September, 2015

Casamorati 1888 Mefisto by Xerjoff

aquatic take on bergamot,woody , amber just like cool Water meets Hamptons..kinda wow...wonderful sillage and duration.. a must for a sophisticated summer...
11th September, 2015

Bois d'Ascèse by Naomi Goodsir

wonderful Smoky and burnt woods
03rd September, 2015

Garuda by Jul et Mad

great take on floral oud, good sillage and staying power, love the Oriental vibe!
03rd September, 2015
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Eau d'Hermès by Hermès

animalic leather, the vintage version a pure cutting edge classic....
12th August, 2015

M/Mink by Byredo

this one smells like a Tom Waits song, primal and passionate, twisted, a forgotten rusty junkyard in a ghost town along route 66, rusty metal, mould ink, the smell of distant rotten memories, you might like it but lots of people will say you smell strange, I love this scent for what it is..a bum trip!
05th August, 2015

Peruvian Ambrette by Ermenegildo Zegna

beast sillage and duration, oriental at first sniff
30th July, 2015

Casamorati 1888 Regio by Xerjoff

moderate sillage and good duration.. a very expensive and generic cologne...
30th July, 2015

Indonesian Oud by Ermenegildo Zegna

oud and rose with heavy duty sillage and beast mode duration!
30th July, 2015

Shooting Stars: Nio by Xerjoff

bright citrusy opening but the drydown is utterly plasticky and soapy!
18th July, 2015

Cuir Velours by Naomi Goodsir

animalic leather with very good staying power and sillage!
30th June, 2015

Eau Sauvage by Christian Dior

A timeless classic. Truly a masterpiece that will always stand the test of time. Precious and simple, a perfect scent suitable for every occasion.
27th June, 2015

Drama Nuui 23 by Parfumerie Generale

surely not a scent to die for..Jasmine and monolithic synthetic green vibes!
26th June, 2015

Odeur 71 by Comme des Garçons

a blast of chemical fruity florals..turning into plastic fruity or hate with this one..compellimg and weird
14th June, 2015

Golden Chypre by Grossmith

a classic chypre for a classic man, old time vibe, good for every occasion a night at the Opera, an afternoon at the Mall.. but low sillage and good duration!
28th May, 2015 (last edited: 10th June, 2015)

Acier Aluminium by Creed

metallic, fruit chypre that develops great with body heat and this makes it a good summer scent, alas it has poor duration....
28th May, 2015

Diaghilev by Roja Dove

great staying power and low sillage, animalic leather..being insanely overpriced instead of neutral is a negative review!
27th May, 2015

Gramercy Park by Bond No. 9

just another Bond remix.. remember Davidoff Good Life, sunny day in the contryside in a bottle this is it...good underrated scent!
24th May, 2015

Gaïac by Martine Micallef

miserable sillage and good duration, linear and boring to tears!
30th April, 2015

1881 pour Homme by Cerruti

back in the day a radiant citrusy opening and a spicy Woody amber just a plastic concoction!
30th April, 2015