Perfume Reviews

Reviews by Gambino78

Total Reviews: 44

Casbah by Robert Piguet

I don't understand why Casbah is compared with CDG Avignon since it is way closer to Montale Full Incense.

Casbah gives me a superb incense note and the religious feeling i am searching for in this type of fragrances.

Compared to Full Incense, Casbah seems a little bit more complex and more versatile. Full Incense is linear but a great perfume also.

Logevity is decent ( smaller than Full Incense)

Sillage - Medium.

Ovearall is a must buy for incense scents lovers.
30th October, 2018

L'Homme Idéal Eau de Parfum by Guerlain

I tested it and first it smells like the smell you get when you enter in a mainstream perfumes store (Sephora for example).

But after 10 min it changed in a very good way and i sniffed my wrist all day long.

The cherry on the cake is that after 1 hour i felt very close to me a great incense scent. First i didn't think it was from my wrist but it was indeed from L'Homme Idéal. Perfect!

Thumbs up 100%!
22nd October, 2018

Chergui by Serge Lutens

Classy and luxurious sweetness it is unisex for sure, depending on your PH.

It is linear and with good longevity. Maybe too much tobacco for my taste but the honey solves this problem after the dry down

11th September, 2018
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Black Afgano by Nasomatto

Deep, dense and damn strong, BA sits on the top list of strongest perfumes ever made by humans.

On my skin, this bomb has incense, bitter oud, spices, sandalwood, green notes and coffee. I don't get the cannabis at all.

It's rather chaotic than mysterious. A similar scent but not that close as some say, is present in Fortis by Les Liquides Imaginaires but Fortis is indeed mysterious in a gothic, religious and spiritual way.

BA is a great perfume, nevermind what haters say.

Sillage and projection - people can smell you from 2 meters plus.

Longevity - 2 sprays is more than enough. 3 or more sprays and you can instant kill some fainted hearted.
11th September, 2018

Oajan by Parfums de Marly

Cinnamon, patchouli, musk, osmanthus and honey mixed with smoky deep notes...yes! A real masterpiece and a great gourmand.

I got plenty of compliments and the silage and longevity is very good also.
30th August, 2018

Aventus by Creed

I tested tones of perfumes in my life. Some of them was awful, some was neutral, some of them was good and others were great, real masterpieces. Many times after the first testing i said WOW!! At WOW section for me enters masterpieces like Interlude, Safari Extreme from ASQ, Laudano Nero, Amber Absolute, Casa Moratti 1888, Black Afgano, a few from Clive Christian and many others.

But Aventus is not even close to WOW for me. It's a good perfume, with quality notes but that's all. I got some fresh notes and some pinneapple hints.

I dont get why many people say Aventus is one of the best niche perfumes ever. It is a medium piece and not too versatile.

The price is waaaay too high. I'd pay for Aventus maximum 30-40% of its actual price.
02nd August, 2018 (last edited: 18th August, 2018)

Oud Save The King by Atkinsons

Smoke, oud, tobacco, tea, suede and iris, combined in a decent way. It's classy and elegant but not to harsh or oppulent.

The dark notes remind me of Laudano Nero but not that much.

A good perfume but the price is to high. Not to mention the bottle is a total kitsch.
14th July, 2018

Lyric Man by Amouage

Interesting mix between rose, musk, incense and fresh notes. It smells misterious but also seductive.

I think when you first sniff this scent, it depends on your mood you have in that moment. Lyric for man is one of rare perfumes that attaches 100% to your state of mind.

Another good one from Amouage.
09th July, 2018

Tom Ford Noir Extreme by Tom Ford

Oriental, elegant and mature, i really like it. It should be used on some special occasions, not when you go to gym.

I get compliments every time i wear this perfume.

Projection and longevity are strong.
15th June, 2018

Al Ta'if Rose Blend by Abdul Samad Al Qurashi

Yes! A rose masterpiece by a luxurious arabian house.

Taif rose smells different than a normal rose scent. It's stronger and a little bit spicy but it's elegant, erotic and classy. Some musk is present after the dry down.

Longevity is medium.
14th June, 2018 (last edited: 30th June, 2018)

Casamorati 1888 Fiero by Xerjoff

Fresh and sweet, Fiero fits very well in cold days but during summer too.

It's not Wow but it smells very pleasant if you are into italian fresh scents.

The wood cand be noticed after 1 hour from opening.

A nice fresh perfume but on my skin it doesn't last more than 3 hours.
14th June, 2018

Dolce & Gabbana pour Homme Intenso by Dolce & Gabbana

I am surprised in the good way about the opening of this Dolce perfume. Classy and interesting and the dry down is fine for a mainstream perfume.

The minus is at longevity. In 2 hours it almost faded away.
13th June, 2018

Lalique White by Lalique

A french fragrance from the opening to the end, i can smell an interesting combination of spices, wood notes, musk and some florals.

Not too complex but it is ok. I dont get the fresh idea from it but it's a good medium scent. The dry down smells a little but medicinal but not too harsh.

Longevity is not the best atribute of this scent but anyway i wasnt even have great expectations before trying. On my skin, i didnt find any Lalique that last above medium.
13th June, 2018
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Noir de Noir by Tom Ford

Smells like a dog urinated on some rose bushes. Nothing special, this may be one of the worst scents from TF.

It's very cloying and in the first hour it is almost impossible to bear.
11th June, 2018 (last edited: 19th June, 2018)

Interlude Woman by Amouage

I am extremely surprised many people say this is a lighter and less powerful version of Interlude Man.

To my nose it has nothing to do with one of the most complex scents ever made, called Interlude Man. It is not even close to it.

11th June, 2018

Arabian Wood by Tom Ford

Only in the perfume's name you can find something oriental. In the rest is a classic TF scent.

Floral, spicy, synthetic wood (like in some Dsquared scents), not very complex and i am still trying to find a hint of incense in it but i can't.

TF can surely do better than this.
11th June, 2018

Casamorati 1888 Lira by Xerjoff

An interesting perfume but not a masterpiece. Xerjoff could do better in the "sweet section" of its products.

The opening is ok but after half an hour it becomes too powedery and too sweet. Sometimes the powder feeling sits on the first place, sometimes the overwhelming sweetnes replace it and gives me a cheap sweet floral smell.
08th June, 2018

Casamorati 1888 Regio by Xerjoff

Quality and class without any doubt. This fragrance is not for everybody and if all you know about perfumes fits in a Calvin Klein bottle, you cant understand Regio. Elegant from the first seconds, this scent is oriental but also an western perfume in the same time.

+ quality, complexity, elegance, freshness mixed with oriental notes, projection, bottle design

- price, versatility
08th June, 2018

L'Anarchiste by Caron

I still have half of bottle with original formula. Maybe the most metallic scent i had ever sniffed and tried on my skin.

Cinnamon, musk, mint,tobacco, mandarin and some spices = a very interesting perfume by Caron.
04th June, 2018

Opium by Yves Saint Laurent

An old school good scent. And yes, it's unisex IMO. Complex, not too versatile but with a giant projection and longevity.

04th June, 2018

Azzaro pour Homme L'Eau by Azzaro

The original was way better and all i can say is that i smell a soapy commercial freshness. After the dry down some small hints of jasmine appear but..that's all.

04th June, 2018

212 VIP Men by Carolina Herrera

One of the worst perfumes i ever tried in my life. It has nothing and i mean nothing. No class, no natural notes, no versatility, no nice opening or dry down, no decent projection, nothing!

It intends to smells fresh or something but it fails big time.

There should be a "2 Thumbs Down" option for rating this kind of scents.
02nd June, 2018

Le Mâle by Jean Paul Gaultier

Synthetic at its best. Powdery synthetic scent. I dont get anything in it, it's too lame to separate the notes. I only get some "artificial" lavender. Hmmm...

02nd June, 2018

Gaultier² by Jean Paul Gaultier

A simple but good perfume. It smells like vanilla candy and amber but it has more quality than usual mainstream scents.

I am surprised many people have complaints about longevity cuz on me it lasts 9 hours +.

A nice choice for cold days.

Too bad it was discontinued.
02nd June, 2018

Opus III by Amouage

Opus III is a good perfume if you look at the bottle but you skip the Amouage logo. This liquid has nothing to do with oriental luxury scents.

It is floral and complex but not very versatile.
31st May, 2018

Baldessarini by Baldessarini

I'm not into fresh fragrances but Baldessarini is a really nice perfume. Not too fresh nor too spicy, it is very well balanced.

The presence of tobacco is a plus.
31st May, 2018

Amber Absolute by Tom Ford

A pleasure for your nose and for the lucky people around you, Amber Absolute smells sweet, delicious, woody, sensual and when i say sensual i mean in fact aphrodisiac.

Maybe the most complimented scent from TF.
31st May, 2018

Black Orchid by Tom Ford

I don't know why is this classified as feminine cuz depending on the skin PH it can fit very well on a guy too.

The opening is very medicinal and cold but in time some notes of vanilla, jasmine, patchouli, amber and musk are coming by, leaving an interesting and almost mysterious smell.

Not a masterpiece but a good choice for TF fans.

Projection, sillage and longevity are very big. Only 2 sprays will last on your skin more than you ever imagined.

31st May, 2018

Intense Pepper by Montale

The idea of using pepper may be a good one but i think they spilled too much of this spice in the perfume's recipe.

The opening is nothing close to interesting and brings me memories of my grandma spices jars (pepper in this case).

After 1 hour it changes a little in a fresh lemon notes but the pepper is still trying to sit on the throne.

Not for my taste, thanks but no thanks.
30th May, 2018

Honey Aoud by Montale

Cinnamon, vanilla, honey and amber make this one a very pleasant piece by Montale.

Initially i don't get too much honey but after the dry down a warm locust tree honey gets in, along with a dark amber smell.

Sillage - 7/10

Longevity - very strong
30th May, 2018