Perfume Reviews

Reviews by Black Cloud

Total Reviews: 3

Code Red by Next

Code Red, from British high street retailers Next, is a delightful marine fragrance, opening with sweet grapefruit that actually sticks around for much of its duration, with a heart of jasmine and bay leaf. The scent is remarkably similar to Invictus by Paco Rabanne, and obviously Code Red is much cheaper in price. The performance here is about average, so just don't expect it to be as potent as Invictus in terms of projection. However, I simply sometimes apply a few more sprays than usual with Code Red in order to achieve decent sillage. The box and bottle design seems to have changed over the years but the scent itself is the same.
04th November, 2017

L'Eau Bleue d'Issey pour Homme by Issey Miyake

Not keen on this one. It opens with a pungent hit of juniper berries, then quite quickly transforms into a scent which is like eating a hot spicy vindaloo in a forest during a rainstorm. Some people might like that, but it's not to my taste.
04th November, 2017

To Be by Police

Police To Be is a fresh, fruity, aquatic fragrance. The dominant note to me is grapefruit, with hints of pepper, and somehow it manages to be light and ozonic yet also quite rich and "deep", making it fairly versatile. The skull-shaped bottle is certainly a nifty touch, although you need to remove the clip from around the sprayer before use which can be a bit fiddly (a'la Le Male). The sprayer itself can be a bit unpredictable in the amount it dispenses and tends to dribble on one's fingers a bit. Nevertheless, a very good fragrance, and after using a 40ml bottle I went on to buy a 125ml one, as it can usually be found at a very reasonable price.
28th October, 2017
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