Perfume Reviews

Reviews by sjg3839

Total Reviews: 734

Bleecker Street by Bond No. 9

Nice violet blast on the initial spray. The patchouli calms down the composition to a decent wood, amber and vanilla fragrance. Not bad, but not worth the price IMO.
27th December, 2015

L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme Summer 2013 by Issey Miyake

Citrus with a touch of grapefruit make for a sharp tart opening which will work perfectly in the spring and summer. Didn't get much kiwi in this but it's a nice fragrance nonetheless. 7/10
26th December, 2015 (last edited: 18th February, 2016)

Vetiver 46 by Le Labo

Spicy and dark vetiver with a beautiful resinous kick to it. Woody fragrance with a rather light vetiver background.As previously mentioned, this smells a lot like Gucci Pour Homme. Will be purchasing a bottle in the near future 8/10
26th December, 2015 (last edited: 28th December, 2015)
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Cologne Royale by Christian Dior

Really like this one. Beautiful neroli and citrus. I get just a tad bit of mint which makes great for warmer weather. Summer gem IMO. You won't smell this after about 3 hours, but everyone else will. Very zesty and energetic. Great fragrance, just wish it projected a bit more. 8/10.
14th December, 2015 (last edited: 06th January, 2016)

Hesperys by Phaedon

Citrus with just an expensive soap beginning. I like the lavender note in this one. Seems like this one is good for any type of weather. The patchouli and musk takes over in the drydown. 7.5/10
12th December, 2015

Chypre Palatin by MDCI

Starts out slightly green, then morphs into a beautiful floral fragrance. Quality rose and supporting cast make for a winner. Projection and longevity are above average. 7.5/10
12th December, 2015

Nuit Rouge by Antonio Alessandria

A lot going on simultaneously with this one. Looking at the notes, I see why. 6/10
12th December, 2015

Water/Wood by Régime des Fleurs

Starts out green and kind of herbal. I get a dominant iris note in this as well. Smells like some kind of cleaning solution. The drydown smells ok, but not with the wait IMO. 6/10
12th December, 2015

Resina by Oliver & Co.

Lives up to the name. A creamy and resinous fragrance that starts out sort of herbal. After a while, the coffee note kicks in quite nicely. 7/10
12th December, 2015

Spice and Wood by Creed

Upon initial spray I thought it smelled similar to Lalique White. After 5 minutes it went in a different direction (even though I like Lalique White). Basically like the name says...Spice and Woods. Nice fragrance? Yes. Worth the price tag? I don't think so. It is a hell a fragrance though. One drawback is Creed doesn't have a 4oz bottle of this gem. Have a nice sized decant to hold me down. 8.5/10
11th December, 2015 (last edited: 15th July, 2016)

Eau Sauvage by Christian Dior

Lemon and vetiver done right. Very safe fragrance as well. 8/10
11th December, 2015

Silver Bond / Andy Warhol Silver Factory by Bond No. 9

I'm an amber fan, so this fragrance can't do any harm. Smells like quite a few amber fragrances I've smelled in the past (not a bad thing). Amber Absolute, Ambre Premier, yada yada yada. Great fragrance nonetheless. A slight swanky note gives this some muscle. Will be purchasing a bottle soon.
11th December, 2015

Oyédo by Diptyque

Beautiful lemon and lime with woody background. 8/10
11th December, 2015
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Suède et Safran by Nishane

This clearly smells like Tuscan Leather. Good job. Right up there with La Yuqawam. Raspberry and leather is where they went with this.Very nice. 8/10
11th December, 2015

Cereus pour Homme No. 7 by Cereus

Fresh and clean with a violet kick. Smells very familiar. Just can't remember what it smells like. Has a wood and leather note in this also. Not bad. Projection and longevity are average. 7/10
11th December, 2015

Eau de Mandarine Ambrée by Hermès

Dusty orange and amber accompanied with a few fruity notes. Not my style. This is a spring scent. Think this maybe too cloying in the summer. 6.5/10
11th December, 2015

HYLNDS - Isle Ryder by D.S. & Durga

Started out a real stinker IMO. Quality ingredients though. Doesn't show in the notes, but I could swear it had Oud in it. If you are a earthy wood fan, this is for you.
11th December, 2015

Pure White Cologne / Original Cologne by Creed

Very light and safe. Got a citrus (lemon) note at first spray. Creamy bergamot and a light pear note in this one. This is what you wear when you don't feel like wearing a fragrance. Projection and longevity is below average. The price is ridiculous! 7/10
11th December, 2015

AnOther 13 by Le Labo

Definitely unique as they come. Very clean and pretty safe IMO. Does have a paper smell as previously mentioned. For that price, I'm not trying to smell like paper. Can be worn in warm weather because of its lightness. 7/10
11th December, 2015

03 Century by Odin New York

Lightly creamy patchouli and a mild wood note that is pretty safe. Nothing groundbreaking,but decent. Projection and longevity are average. Perfect for fall and cool evenings. 7/10
11th December, 2015

Eau Lente by Diptyque

Mild spices and a touch of cinnamon. Doesn't stand out in the Diptyque family, but this is a nice fragrance. A touch of sweetness and vanilla make for a decent one. Smells like a chewing gum (in a good way). Nice, but not something I would reach for a lot.
11th December, 2015

Wood Sage & Sea Salt by Jo Malone

Clean woody scent that won't offend anyone. Pretty safe, but nothing groundbreaking about it. I do like it, but for the price I wouldn't buy it. 7/10
11th December, 2015

Vaara by Penhaligon's

Beautiful rose, iris and saffron. Reminds me a lot of Calligraphy Rose by Aramis. Vaara smells more feminine though. The wife loves this. 8/10
11th December, 2015

Néa by Jul et Mad

First of all, I really like the frosted two toned bottle with sketched writing and heavy cap. Very nice presentation. Nea is a lightly sweet caramel with pomegranate and Tonka. A nice creamy fragrance that is kind of fruity. Very nice! More suited for fall or cool nights. 7.5/10
10th December, 2015

1 Million Cologne by Paco Rabanne

Even though the note breakdown shows four note, it seems like there is too much going on. I think the leather is the deal breaker for me. Starts out slightly nose stinging and just wasn't my vibe. IMO, the intense version is the best one.
06th December, 2015

Emblem by Montblanc

Generic and spicy, this one just isn't my style. A
light violet note accompanied with a decent wood that makes MBE ok, but as previously mentioned, just not my style 6.5/10
06th December, 2015

Wild Fruits by Mancera

From the name, you would think this is a fruity sweet mess. Wrong. This is a fruit fragrance under control. This will rock in the summer. The musk note keeps it just right! 8/10
04th December, 2015

Royal Mayfair by Creed

Very nice rose and eucalyptus notes in this one. Starts out slightly medicinal, but this only last for a few minutes. The rest is a nice smooth ride. The pine and cedar holds it down very nicely. 8/10
29th November, 2015 (last edited: 16th December, 2015)

Intense Black by Lomani

As previously mentioned, this is a clone of Creed's Royal Oud. A good one indeed. Even if I never smelled RO, I would still like this one. 7.5/10
28th November, 2015 (last edited: 23rd August, 2016)

Dark Rebel by John Varvatos

Nice tobacco and leather with a light cedar and saffron background. Rebels does start out kind of dark and mysterious, but calms down quickly to a pretty good fragrance. 7/10
25th November, 2015