Perfume Reviews

Reviews by manscent

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Bluebell by Penhaligon's

So sweet! Makes you smile ...it's so audaciously simple and charming. Like walking through a carpet of spring bluebells in a wood. Light, femminine, moist.
11th June, 2005

Heliotrope by Etro

Sweet, precious and delicious. A muted floral with vanilla marzipan, dry down is warm and bready. Subtle, distinctive and just plain lovely.
08th June, 2005

Messe de Minuit by Etro

If you like something with a story to tell this one's as old as the hills. I love it. I once stumbled into a dark ancient neglected basillica in Venice which smelled just like this.
Described by my friend as "afternoon on a musty old sofa with a dirty priest", so obviously not for everyone.
08th June, 2005
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Cuir de Russie by Creed

Astonishing and unforgettable. Unique in its boldness and complexity. Unquestionably distinguished yet brazenly sexual. Like Cary Grants saddle after he's been out riding all day. Power, money and sex. Reckon you can pull it off? Only for the select few.
07th June, 2005

Pour Un Homme by Caron

A few chords in perfect harmony have an effect which is greater than the sum of its parts. Like a bright, minimally furnished room with classic pieces perfectly spaced. A great leveller, always puts me on an even keel. In the morning it's rousing. In the daytime it's efficient. In the evening it's cultured and civilised. At bedtime it's soporific. Timeless. Humanist.
07th June, 2005

Odeur 53 by Comme des Garçons

One of my absolute favourites. So fresh and clean and audaciously synthetic. Expansive and unstructured. Smells a bit like a brand new car or even bread dough, but very different on everyone. White noise, airports, bubble wrap. Bizzare, futuristic and innovative. Very subtle - impossible to put too much on.
07th June, 2005