Reviews by mgrz

    mgrz's avatar
    United States United States

    Showing 1 to 15 of 15.

    Musk by Brooklyn Perfume Company

    I've worn frags with musk in them without realizing what Musk as an isolated ingredient is like, or how powerful a note it really is! On my first wearing, I was expecting a strong animal/barnyard funk, but I got a pretty light ck one feel?! Upon further investigation and consultation, I found that: 1. Musk is in the basenotes of ck one (what BPC's Musk reminds me of)), 2. On Twisted Lily's website, (where I purchased mine), someone had commented that it smells "funky," like "dirty bathroom," etc. Then I looked up the word in the dictionary: "a substance produced by a gland in the male musk deer and used as an ingredient in perfumes." Company's (Brooklyn Perfume Company) website states that people are repelled, yet can't seem to tear themselves away from a second sniff, etc. I guess I would say all this is true, and it keeps me repeatedly sniffing my forearms. I'm not sure that other people are noticing or not, but it's addictive! I would sum it up by saying what it is, is a urine-like smell, that is oddly NOT a urine note! Lighter, yet stronger...I'm not sure of the right description, but addictive nonetheless! The perfumer, James Peterson, says that most perfumers have lost touch with fragrances that contained it in the 60's, and that most "musks" aren't musks at all! Anyway, a great intro. to BPC and to Twisted Lily! I have since purchased BPC's "Oud" as well! Excellent stuff, guys!

    14th April, 2015


    Replica At the Barber's by Martin Margiela

    Wasn't sure what to expect from this second 'Male' scent in the Replica line. I loved 'Jazz Club,' their first, which was a sillage monster for the first couple hours; I assumed this one would be as well, but I find, as Marais did, re-application helps bring this very modern treatment of masculinity back to life. I love the lavender and basil(?) and the blending of it all into quite an addictive melange. I wish the bottle was more portable so I could more easily re-apply! My favorite fragrances are ones that have solid projection, ones that I'm aware of wearing, and are with me for many hours. I wore this for the first time at work today and felt it was with me for a majority of my day.

    06th March, 2015


    Replica Jazz Club by Martin Margiela

    Absolutely evocative of a smoky/boozy red-leather-upholstered club/lounge with the horns blowing dreamily...I imagine clearly that this is what one would smell both IN the club, as well as LIKE when you arrive home that evening. I sprayed this on in the car after picking it up, almost overwhelming! This is a long-lasting powerhouse that has you in the club at the bar next to a guy munching and puffing a discreet, cupped, leaf-wrapped stogie. Stunning!

    13th February, 2015 (Last Edited: 17th February, 2015)


    Green Irish Tweed by Creed

    Female's love this! A quality unsurpassed! My wife's favorite.

    24th December, 2014 (Last Edited: 23rd December, 2014)


    Infusion d'Homme by Prada

    Arguably the most perfect work-scent ever, Andrier ups the ante from her work on the original "Amber Pour Homme," with this Iris-fueled heaven of-a-juice; a concoction that just stuns the wearer and all passersby!! Not the loudest, most noticeable, or the strongest out there, but, like I said, if you enjoy wearing a work-scent that turns heads, you could do MUCH worse than Daniela's Iris Demon! It makes you feel like the most accomplished, the most dapper bloke out there. The iris is powdery-soft, yet incisive. Like laundered, starched semi-pointed collars, this does the job!

    23rd December, 2014


    Pharrell Williams GIRL by Comme des Garçons

    I bought this blind upon hearing of Pharrell's involvement with CdG on this, and never having a CdG before, I thought this might be a good intro. It was expensive, the KAWS bottle only in the 3.3oz. of course(!), but the first blast to the neck hooked me! It's a fragrance that appears/disappears over time, and really loving only a scent that I can smell on myself throughout the day, I'm into it! I was dismayed at other BNer's bashing the name 'Girl', but after some fact-checking, apparently 'Girl' is also the title of Pharrell's new album, so maybe this was designed as a kind-of partner-product to the new album? Anyway, another bold step from a true original.

    08th December, 2014 (Last Edited: 09th December, 2014)


    A*Men: Le Gôut du Parfum / The Taste of Fragrance [hot chili pepper paste] by

    My favorite fragrances are ones I can smell on myself throughout the day with minimal sprays. This one more than meets the requirements! I didn't notice it at first, but after 20-30 minutes it seems this was a cloud that came closer and farther away as time passed. Sometimes I smelled it strongly, sometimes less so. The chili pepper paste truly enhances A*Men! I gather it's the coffee being bolstered, and this is a real work of art! I love the subtle/strong/spice/sweet changes! Unlike anything I've owned...It must be an hour in now, and I love the way it sneaks up on me, like a reminder! This is an awesome blind-buy, and I couldn't be happier. Bravo!

    14th July, 2012


    A*Men Pure Energy / A*Men Pure Shot by Thierry Mugler

    Love this! I originally thought this would be the classic A-Men flanker, but was more than pleasantly surprised! No hint of the original in this. I'm not sure of what's grabbing my attention in this, but I think it's something reminiscent of B-Men (sequoia I think) that's mixed in here with mint and plastic and I don't know what, but it's returning me to the bottle, this cool white rubber-covered bottle, ever since. I'm wearing this to work every day since picking it up, and it lasts the full day. Bravo Mugler! This feels like a winterized, or heavier "cologne" to me. People may 'thumbs-down' this for lack of "A-Men" genes, but I feel like it's a welcome departure for the 'pure' line. Maybe most feel it should contain more 'A-Men', because of the title, but I think this fits!

    14th May, 2012 (Last Edited: 18th December, 2014)


    212 Men by Carolina Herrera

    Out of all 66 positive reviews of this, I expected someone to bring up the strong comparison to Creed's SMW, but no!
    I know this has been out for a while now, and I think I tried it on back in the day, but today I fell for this in Sephora...My wife wore 212 on our first date and the men's version came out a year or so after that, but I didn't give it a serious try. Today I smelled a strong similarity to Silver Mountain Water by Creed (my all-time favorite scent). Lasting longer, costing a fraction less, adds up to a quick decision to pick it up! I smell it on myself (after one spray to the neck) still after 6 or 7 hours now! Sort of soft, sort of strong, I can see why many say this should be marketed as unisex, but I love it! I'm giving it a shot!

    27th March, 2012


    Artisan by John Varvatos

    Tried this yesterday at MACY'S, and immediately felt that I'd worn this before! After much thought, I came up with: "Reaction" by Kenneth Cole! I wore KC in high school, and it all came back to me smelling "Artisan." Other thoughts?

    09th May, 2009


    Prada Amber pour Homme by Prada

    Became addicted to this from smelling a scent strip in a magazine when it first came out and recently purchased the "deluxe" atomiser...I flat out LOVE this! Wore it on two interviews (just one spritz to the neck). It's pretty powerful stuff! Definite 8-hour longevity. An overall unique scent.

    29th April, 2009 (Last Edited: 16th May, 2012)


    Original Vetiver by Creed

    The reason y'all like Creed OV better than Mugler Cologne (the better frag.), is that you paid twice as much for half the amount! 'Nuff said!

    29th November, 2008


    Kiehl's Original Musk by Kiehl's

    Awesome musk! Just got a bottle 2 weeks ago (finally!) and have had 2 compliments from strangers!! One said I smelled "delicious," and the other said: "you smell really good."
    So, after god-knows-how-many bottles of moderate to Creed-THIS is what the women prefer!
    No problem...the price can't be beat!(1.7 for $40.00 approx.). Awesome fragrance!

    27th November, 2008


    B*Men by Thierry Mugler

    Heard it was "discontinued," but found it in a MACY'S in flushing, Queens of all places! Right there in the display case! Picked up a 1.7 oz. and liked it initially MUCH more than A*Men...Have to try it more, though...after wearing it a whole weekend, I felt underwhelmed by it...not sure why (?). With A*Men, you're self-conscious of smelling too "girly", but I DO like the audacity of it! Anyway, B*Men is alive and well in Queens, N.Y.! Must wear it more to give a definitive rating.

    27th November, 2008


    Silver Mountain Water by Creed

    bought a 1oz. bottle from Saks for my wife for Christmas '07...found myself constantly sneaking sniffs of the uncapped sprayer and trying it on myself (I had found out Creed was marketing this as unisex). Something definitely addictive here! Can't smell it on myself after an hour though...1 oz lasted approx. 90 days...I started looking online to see if I could avoid retail for a 4oz...found it at Perfume Loop for $105! Half off! (has anyone else used them?) First thing I noticed was it had a black sprayer instead of silver.... Everything else was the same...was it fake?? Of course I thought I detected a diference, and I still smell the empty 1oz. sprayer...but anyway, nothing else has held my attention as this has....definite metallic/ink note in there, giving it it's uniqueness...can't NOT put this on! I've since added the body/hair wash to it! Wish the scent lasted longer.

    07th April, 2008 (Last Edited: 27th March, 2012)

    Showing 1 to 15 of 15.

Loving perfume on the Internet since 2000