Perfume Reviews

Reviews by sjg3839

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Total Reviews: 744

Pegasus by Parfums de Marly

Nothing groundbreaking, but it's ok. A strong almond note with a synthetic background of vanilla and a hint of sandalwood. For the price, there are better fragrances out there that would impress the consumers taste.
09th January, 2016 (last edited: 09th November, 2016)

Vie de Château Intense by Nicolaï

Citrusy, floral and slightly green is the initial thing that comes to mind.Leans more on the feminine side IMO. The greenness of the fragrance helps maintain the masculinity of the fragrance. Cooler weather fragrance. 6.5/10
09th January, 2016

Dia Man by Amouage

Floral mixed with a touch of leather (Sort of has a body sweat odor effect. Not a bad fragrance, just not my style. 6.5/10
09th January, 2016
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Darley by Parfums de Marly

Got a nice dose of orange blossom followed by a bit of sandalwood. Semi - sweet and seems slightly feminine. As previously mentioned, I do get a talcum power vibe as well. Nice fragrance, but not worth the price IMO. 6.5/10
09th January, 2016

The One for Men Eau de Parfum by Dolce & Gabbana

If you like the EDT version, you should like this as well. Ginger, grapefruit, tobacco and a touch of orange blossom gives you a remake of the original EDT. THE EDP version is slightly thicker and the longevity is just slightly better (not by much though ). Got a 5.0 bottle for a great price. 8/10
02nd January, 2016

Bal d'Afrique by Byredo

Fruity and kind of too sweet for me. The ladies might like this one. Just not my style. Projection and longevity are average. 6.5/10

Update: Had a change of heart with Bal D'Afrique. Wore this a few times within the past few weeks. The vetiver in this fragrance sneeks up on you. I still believe the ladies will love wearing this. Starts out pretty sweet, but calms down with sweetness in about 20 minutes or so. The citrus and vetiver in this make it perfect for warmer weather.7.5/10

Update (7-12-16): Wore this quite a few more times and I am really digging it. Light musk and citrus with a nice dose of vetiver. When I initially sampled this, it was cooler and I was unable to get what makes this one as good as it is. This is perfect for the summer.
27th December, 2015 (last edited: 12th July, 2016)

Gingembre by Roger & Gallet

Light neroli that starts out slightly soapy upon initial spray. Very little ginger in this one folks. This will rock in the summer though. A hint of florals and light musk make for a decent fragrance. Projection and longevity are below average. 7/10
27th December, 2015

Velvet Desert Oud by Dolce & Gabbana

Initial spray had an amber and incense combo which lasted for about 10 minutes until the synthetic oud (not bad at all) kicked in. Pretty much linear from there (also not a bad thing). Not worth the price IMO, but a nice fragrance that I would purchase if the price was lower. 7.5/10
27th December, 2015

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)

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
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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

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