Perfume Reviews

Reviews by Francolino

Total Reviews: 348

Santal 33 by Le Labo

suede delicate leather in a campfire breeze, perfect duration and heavy duty sillage!
02nd February, 2017

Blenheim Bouquet by Penhaligon's

the main problem with this scent is duration and projection but if you go heavy with the sprayer you get a blast of lemon and musky woods, this scent was Winston Churchill signature scent..originally made for the Duke Of Marlborough, back int the day this gem must have been a pure blast of classiness, with today restrictions it's a tamed beast.
The architecture of the scent is very retro but it exudes classiness! I got some serious compliments from ladies!

14th December, 2016

Devin by Aramis

green,woody and slightly animalic, definitely old school, but such a pleasure to wear
30th September, 2016
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Myths Man by Amouage

Interlude cousin. Smoky, ashy and leatherish, good duration and sillage
02nd August, 2016 (last edited: 07th August, 2016)

Armani Privé Cuir Noir by Giorgio Armani

this should be named Rip Off De Cuir, lasts half an hour and has no sillage at all!
27th July, 2016

Havana by Aramis

I won't say anything about notes because enough has been already my hands on two Gents' collection bottles and this juice is wondeful, a true classic.. a must have for all those who lived the 80's Golden Era of scents, just like Tuscany this is a true gem!
27th July, 2016

Carnal Flower by Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle

not unisex at all, very feminine to say the least, radiant tuberose opening which very shortly cut into white flowers, modest sillage and... absolutely overpriced and overhyped!
13th July, 2016

Wazamba by Parfum d'Empire

Simply great
Resins mixed with smoky incense and some woods attacking your nose.
It's dark, smoky and extremely heavy in resinous part.
The resinous smell is not like the resins on the body of the tree that smell smooth and slightly woody.

Initially a rush of smoky,incense commingling with the Christmas tree aroma of balsam fir. At once, one is immersed in the resinous warmth of a lively incense coupled with the somewhat minty The enhanced resins flow to the receptive base. A gentle sandalwood, with its buttery and softly sweet woodiness, lifts the resinous, incense concoction. A soothing cypress infuses its pine-like woodiness with an ambergris nuance.
The base is a musky woody smoky scent with some sweetness in the background and it's very smooth against the opening and mid.
Projection is good (above average) and longevity is around 6-8 hours on my skin.
A great fragrance from the brand.Nice winter scent with good longevity
13th July, 2016

Absolue Pour Le Soir by Maison Francis Kurkdjian

wonderful animalic with high octane sillage and powerful duration. Honey and benzoin with a powerful animal synth note.
Gained me lots of unexpected compliment.
I can't see women wearing this!
13th July, 2016

Lonesome Rider by Tauer

Skanky Animalic Leather Cyphre with Rose thrown in..if you are into animalic leathers this is for's for me, anyway!
13th July, 2016

B9 by Bond No. 9

translucent aquatic 7 Woody oriental , solid duration and great projection, intriguing and utterly enjoyable..
to me it's 9 out of 10
28th June, 2016

Hammam Bouquet by Penhaligon's

far out animalic rose, great sillage!
03rd May, 2016

Five O'Clock Au Gingembre by Serge Lutens

a linear poor performer...disappointing!
tea and ginger, Memoires d'Homme by Nina rcci, much,much better!
01st May, 2016
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Chergui by Serge Lutens

poor performer and overrated!
26th April, 2016

Agaressence by Brécourt

basically a boring skin scent!
10th April, 2016

Royal Mayfair by Creed

interesting aroma, but a poor performer... high only in its price!
08th April, 2016

Vierges & Toreros by Etat Libre d'Orange

a very boring animalic leather with extra poor performance
30th March, 2016

Elite by Floris

interesting barbershop fragrance with non existent sillage and duration
27th March, 2016

Baccarat Rouge 540 by Maison Francis Kurkdjian

good sillage and solid longevity, totally proper for males, very interesting mix!
06th February, 2016

Minotaure by Paloma Picasso

once an heavy spicy vanilla/ leather oriental, after reform a utterly tamed ghost of the masterpiece this scent, now discontinued, once was.
Good duration and appreciable sillage only with heavy spraying!
04th February, 2016 (last edited: 03rd March, 2016)

Monsieur. by Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle

great radiant opening with rum and bergamot, after several minutes the drydown of patchouly and musk sets in..nice but nothing really outstanding, was expecting more!
31st January, 2016 (last edited: 11th February, 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

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

a rather simple oud accord with low duration!
20th September, 2015 (last edited: 25th April, 2016)