Perfume Reviews

Reviews by vbrown

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Total Reviews: 6

Reaction for Men by Kenneth Cole

Overall, Reaction has been a staple for me for years.

Reaction can wear across a wide variety of conditions, is pleasant yet pleasing beyond "innoffensive", and gets compliments.

I don't run across people wearing this underrated frag, so it seems that people who compliment me seem to think its unique.

The most recent compliment from a 20-something clerk was "you smell fanTASTIC!". That was the most dramatic one I have received. Sort of caught me off guard.

To get a decent amount of longevity may require a bit more product, and close proximity to others may be best avoided if done, during the initial dry i the first hour or so.

I don't think you can go wrong with Reaction, for its intended casual/regular use.

Always gets replaced when I run out.
16th October, 2012

Infusion d'Homme by Prada

On a whim, I spritzed some on the usual spots one day at Sephora.

What I experienced over the next several hours was unique, and not necessarily in a good way. Not necessarily in a bad way either.

To me, there were parts I liked, but I think may be a bit confusing for those nearby.

Neutral because many might like it and I didn't find objectionable.

I just think there are too many others that are similar in uniqueness that aren't accompanied with the potentially confusing character at times.

Also seemed a bit feminine to me. Dior Homme would probably top Infusion for me, as well as several others, without the questionable possibly-too-fem aspect.
16th October, 2012

Cool Water Woman by Davidoff

I got a sample vial for my 40s wife because I had read some good reviews and some friends rave about it, and was unimpressed.

I realize that it's light, but it's too light. It's almost like paying for expensive water.

I'm being generous about the neutral, only because I guess for what it is, might find a place in some peoples' collections. Not ours.

Still on a search for something similar with a bit more reasonable projection and longevity.

I would at least strongly advise an actual skin test for a day or two before you buy this one to be confident in your purchase.
16th October, 2012
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Swiss Army by Swiss Army

To me, I think it's unique enough. I don't run across people wearing this, so therefore it gets noticed positively.

Pleasant yet bold enough not to be lumped into the negative "inoffensive" category.

A standard for me that always gets replaced when empty, and a signature regular daily wear frag for several years.

Just expanding my collection after a lull now, but this will remain in the regular rotation.
16th October, 2012

Kouros Eau de Sport by Yves Saint Laurent

Found a sample online but didn't realize that it was discontinued.

As a user of regular Kouros years ago, I thought I was fond of it, so I sampled Sport.

It is definitely a love it or hate it frag.

I'm probably more on the hate it side, but it's so unique, I can't make up my mind.

It might deserve a spot in the collection since there isn't anything else like it IMO.

Decent close projection, but unless I use a lot, I personally didn't get the longevity I want.
16th October, 2012

Light Blue Pour Homme by Dolce & Gabbana

The fragrance notes description and much of the positive reviews are pretty accurate, but after a solid two days of testing (from my nice size free spritzer from Sephora!), I found the following, unfortunately.

Comfortable, pleasant, non-offensive fairly close to the skin for first couple hours, but on me, fell pretty flat after 3-4 hours. Except for nose-to-skin, almost no detection after a few hours.

I enjoyed the notes while detectible, but I prefer not to have to reapply halfway through the day, so the search continues for something similar, so from what I have read and paper-tested, Polo Blue Sport will get a test soon, in hopes of a little more projection and longevity.
16th October, 2012