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Total Reviews: 4
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Canoé by Dana

Two notes. Very Linear.
Baby powder and cotton candy.
Of all the fine fragrances that have been discontinued, this one is still alive?
10th October, 2014
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Grey Flannel by Geoffrey Beene

I was introduced to Grey Flannel back in the early eighties and I have always kept a bottle on hand ever since.
If you have not yet tried it, do yourself a favor and do so. Now. I mean it.
You are welcome.
04th October, 2014 (last edited: 03rd October, 2014)
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Narciso Rodriguez for Him by Narciso Rodriguez

This is a Jekyll and Hyde fragrance.
Up front, this is enjoyable and unique with good sillage. Other reviewers with a better nose than mine, have the notes described accurately. But during the drydown, The sillage drops precipitously and the top notes disappear just as quickly.
The second half is a floral and somewhat feminine melange of the mid and base notes. The mids are not quite as pronounced as they should be, and they never quite disappear enough to reveal a distinct base note layer.
Both halves are rather linear respectively and completely enjoyable in their own right. I do not believe that I have ever come across a fragrance quite as schizophrenic as this one.
The comparisons to Grey Flannel are a bit odd in my opinion. GF is one of my go-to fragrances and I just do not see it.
The uniqueness of Narciso Rodriguqez earns it an extra star.
03rd October, 2014
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Tsar by Van Cleef & Arpels

To my nose this is very similar to Paco Rabanne Pour Homme. Yet, there is more going on here. I will posit a bit more floral. Office wear meets the after-hour cocktail crowd.
Sillage is strong but not brutish and the longevity is phenomenal. The base notes take on a slight feminine note without losing the masculine. My mental picture is a beautiful woman wearing her man's shirt the next morning.
This is my wife's current favorite from my collection.
01st October, 2014