Reviews by Francolino


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

Ragù by Gabriella Chieffo

Ludicrous name aside, a very syntethic pastiche that, basically, goes nowhere!
30th April, 2015

Explorer by Boadicea the Victorious

a cclashing concoction of synthetic notes thrown in your face, rather much the same vibe of the same hous..gloomy but boring
30th April, 2015

Philosykos by Diptyque

very low duration, quiet silloage..the persistent linear shadow of me, boring all the way down
30th April, 2015

Cèdre by Serge Lutens Les Salons du Palais Royal Shiseido

A rose-like, warm musks and amber, bergamot at first. Cloying sweet dried fruits..low sillage, good duration...more on the feminine side...ended in my GF wardrobe
30th April, 2015

Anubis by Papillon Artisan Perfumes

Smoky animalic leather with solid sillage and wonderful duration. A must!
28th April, 2015 (last edited: 29th April, 2015)

Black Aoud by Montale

wonderful sillage and longevity....peppery rose opening nicely blended with of the best from Montale, maybe the best!
21st April, 2015

Back to Black by By Kilian

solid sillage and duration... a bit linear but never cloying, rather linear...but one of the best outings from this house!
21st April, 2015

Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum by Chanel

just imagine the edt opening for several minutes than a plasticky nightmare drydown sets in
17th April, 2015

Uomo by Lorenzo Villoresi

interesting and refined scent, low sillage and duration...a discreet presence, safe environment scent!
15th April, 2015

Oriental Lounge by The Different Company

great take on the Oriental genre, solid sillage and good longevity..bergamot , tonka till ana mber core for the final curtain, if you are into orientals this is a great one!
04th April, 2015

Tango by Masque

A true blast of an opening of cinnamon and cardamon, after a while it sits on you skin as an amber animalic leather shypre, kind of low on sillage and vey good duration, was about to get a full bottle, but it isnot impressive to me!
03rd April, 2015

Michael Kors for Men by Michael Kors

bland, generic and it a sick joke or what?
20th March, 2015

Breath of God by B Never Too Busy To Be Beautiful

dark, smoky, noir.. but, alas, a cheap mix of Black Tourmaline /Encre Noir, moderate projection and duration...
18th March, 2015

Black by Comme des Garçons

burnt Woods and incense, not so good sillage and duration
17th March, 2015

Azzaro pour Homme Elixir by Azzaro

liquorish boozy chypre, abit powdery, good sillage and duration
17th March, 2015

1740 Marquis de Sade by Histoires de Parfums

ultraanimalic patchouly, very solid sillage and great duration, if you love that dusky feeling, this is for you
17th March, 2015

Insensé Ultramarine by Givenchy

Although I am not an aquatic maniac, this is really invigorating, fresh and speaks of the "Golden age" of scents.
Good duration and Good sillage
09th March, 2015

As Sawira by Penhaligon's

very low on sillage and duration, smells more like edt and nowhere near edp, has a very radiant opening which quickly fades into an obscure oud woods drydown...disappointing to say the least
05th March, 2015

Fat Electrician by Etat Libre d'Orange

Woody dry chemical vetiver with synthetical appealing nuances, if you are into weird wood scents, this is for you
04th March, 2015

Versilia Vintage - Ambra Mediterranea by Profumi del Forte

the summer season is over, the first autumn clouds are rolling in, all the stabilimenti are closed..this is the end of summer in a bottle sad oily ambra, solid sillage and duration, wonderful scent....
23rd February, 2015

Héritage by Guerlain

oriental patchouly with woods in the background rather linear with modest sillage and good duration
21st February, 2015

Tabac Rouge / Turkish Blend by Phaedon

don't get the Tobacco Vanille comparison, this to me is Tobacco Beeswax slightly reminiscent of Killian's Back to Black...great longevity and sillage, great in performance/price ratio ...
21st February, 2015

Pharrell Williams GIRL by Comme des Garçons

woody and spicy with good duration and low projection, surely not worth its price tag....
21st February, 2015

Monocle Scent One: Hinoki by Comme des Garçons

weak sillage and duration, fireworks in the opening then a rather monolithic dull drydown
20th February, 2015

Mahon Leather by Floris

light sillage and duration, delicate skin scent...
18th February, 2015

Rien Intense Incense by Etat Libre d'Orange

this is Rien Beast Mode.. having nealry finished the small bottle I replaced it with two large flacons of this high octane juice!
15th February, 2015

Tom Ford Extreme by Tom Ford

playing with gasoline/leather accord with chocolate hints in the opening..needs ultra over application since lacks sillage and duration.....
11th February, 2015

Jules by Christian Dior

this was one of the very first scents I owned, a woderful scent worn in my late teens, powerhouse spicy leather.. a new bottle from Paris, surely reformulate but the structure is still there.. a wonderful scent, surely not some mass marketing nothingness for nowadays...
26th January, 2015