Perfume Reviews

Reviews by Francolino


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
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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

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
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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