Perfume Reviews

Reviews by Francolino

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Total Reviews: 361

Trussardi Uomo The Red by Trussardi

Pretty fine in warm weather, discreet sillage and good duration, red fruits all around... a bit on the synth vibe, but...Hey ! Springtime is back again!
Stupendously enjoyable!
14th March, 2017

Fireside Intense by Sonoma Scent Studio

you love campfires with burning desires? this is for you, you don't want to miss this trail of smokie. Ashes to ashes!
03rd March, 2017

8 88 by Comme des Garçons

metallic gold smell, pretty artificial but nice... a must have for all this house's hardcore fans!
03rd March, 2017
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Arabico by Farmacia SS. Annunziata

smooth and spicy , oriental wood vibe..very good performer!
03rd March, 2017

Artek Standard by Comme des Garçons

substandard performance, a futuristic concept, but then again...only a concept ..no substance!
02nd March, 2017

Black Prestigium by Mancera

another pseudo niche outing, some sort of Arani code vibe, heavy duty juice!
02nd March, 2017

Antidote by Viktor & Rolf

delicate and pervasive, nothing groundbreaking, light as the breeze!
02nd March, 2017

Alizarin by Penhaligon's

a delicate animalic leather oud, very good performer
9/10
02nd March, 2017

C for Men by Clive Christian

a more refined version of Tuscan Leather, but much more expensive, not Worth its pricey price tag....
28th February, 2017 (last edited: 03rd March, 2017)

Les Eléments : Patchouly de Molinard by Molinard

really unisex, earhty and spicy patch...wonderful!
28th February, 2017

Invasion Barbare / SB by MDCI

old barbershop fouger, nothing particularly enthralling!
28th February, 2017

Outrageous by Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle

generic, mass market, boring skin scent!
28th February, 2017

Ombré Leather 16 by Tom Ford

a lazy performer, a very feminine toned down version of Tuscan leather, nice, but it comes only in 50 or 250 ml versions, so this is a no go plus....
28th February, 2017
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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originally made for the Duke Of Marlborough, back int the day this gem must have been a pure blast of classiness, with today restrictions it's a tamed beast.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

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 said...got 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 you...it'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

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