Perfume Reviews

Reviews by Francolino

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Total Reviews: 379

Portrait of a Lady by Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle

Lasts for about 14 hours, the last of which as skin scent, pretty powerful rose and incense combo, very unisex and not just for ladies, it has a kinky and very dark vibe, one of the best outings fro Malle for some serious sillage it takes some serious spraying!


29th July, 2018

Imitation Man by Amouage

great and interesting leather, beast mode sillage and duration, a real homage to the 80's golden era of Alpha male powerhouses, this will make your hair chest grow and you will need a golden medallion on an open shirt and a selection of stereo 8 cartridges for your car stereo system!
29th July, 2018

L'Eau d'Hiver by Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle

a complet waste of time, ludicrouse performance, a cologne at its best

very high the price tag!
27th June, 2018
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Nemo by Cacharel

Cedarwood, Cardamom
blast
with incense
leatherish

perverted summer scent
in a nice twisty way

my signature
a long time ago

a nice score
in a forgotten shop!
27th June, 2018

Patchouli Absolu by Tom Ford

Nuke performance

in the scorching heat

sensual

classy

unusual take on very deep earthy patchouly

heady

and freaky

and kinky

classy stuff

very special
17th June, 2018

London by Tom Ford

The rubber and stale steel,the brakes screechings
of the London Tube
late 80's
the old trains left this rubber raunchy
very singular smell captured here
the scent in itself not so much wearable
low persistence and low sillage
interesting concept
and a spectacular reproduction of one of the most original smells
the smell of London Underground
when it was a public company
04th June, 2018

Figment Man by Amouage

Wet soil and deep musky animalic notes.
Polarising to say the least, the opposite of a safe office scent.
Some said it smells of wet soil, others "wet dog" or "mould"...the choice it's up to you.
I blindly bought it and I don't regret it, this really a cutting edge for Amouage, you may love it!
Most likely you will hate it!
It's truly animalic and I really like it!
p.s. in the blistering sun this beast changes a bit of its shape a must try for deep enlightment!
31st May, 2018 (last edited: 10th August, 2018)

Gucci Guilty Absolute pour Homme by Gucci

animalic leather with outstanding sillage, would not expect Gucci coming out with such a cutting edge juice! Surely not bland, their best outing in ages!!!!!
31st May, 2018

Pachuli Kozha by Nishane

it has a bit of that Mazzolari Lui kind of vibe, more sensual and refined though. Animalic leathery patchouly.
Worn today in serious heat, it's magical rises in air condtioned ambients, not for the faint of nose!
Serious longevity, serious sillage1
I love it!
30th May, 2018

Oud Stars : Zafar by Xerjoff

Balmy green oud, enthralling and with huge sillage! Love it!
09th May, 2018

Cuoio Fiorentino by Farmacia SS. Annunziata

just a cologne, very expensive!
28th January, 2018

Musc Ravageur by Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle

miserable musc and vanilla, a sick joke!
05th December, 2017

Absinthe by Franck Boclet

anonimous scent with no perspective!
06th November, 2017
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Aoud Cuir D'Arabie by Montale

the twin cousin of Dior Leather Oud, skanky cheesy kinky oud!
06th November, 2017

Aramis 900 by Aramis

Watermelon in Easter Hay, very green classy fougere!
06th November, 2017

AB ± Cashmere by Uèr Mì

oriental suede, chemical blast from the past!
06th November, 2017

JHL by Aramis

champhorated spicy oriental slightly reminiscent of Krizia Moods Uomo, good performer!
06th November, 2017

Cuir Mauresque by Serge Lutens

Great, sensual, exotic, animal leather...wonderful duration and robust sillage.
Just another smash hit from Lutens!
12th May, 2017

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

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