After long and intensive testing of the whole 'Man' (14 pieces) line from this brand Honour is the one that I prefer the most. Most of the offerings are from the dark incensy and woody kind...nothing groundbreaking, nothing new and certainly not worth the price. To me there are four that are different: Dia man, Ciel Man, Reflection Man and my final choice Honour Man, a perfect and unique smelling symbiosis (and surely not a copy) of the scents mentioned by Alfarom: Encre Noire, CDG2Man, Sel De Vetiver, Sycomore and especially Ormonde Man. To me Amouage Honour Man is what Ormonde Man should have been...that's the point!!
30th July, 2015 (last edited: 13th August, 2015)
Extra strong mediocrity...how many can one get in a dozen...?
...very nice soft sweet woody and incensy opening...nothing sharp to my nose! After a couple of hours patchouli takes over smoothly and the dry down makes me think of Oud Immortel (without the limoncello)...!
Since I am a sucker for patchouli this one cannot go wrong for me...by far the nicest release of the last lustrum for this brand...!
Lightscape is a beautiful, classy and distinguished fragrance: light, airy, elegant and versatile, with decent sillage and longevity. Although differently composed the opening makes me think of 1725 Casanova by Histoires de Parfums. For now Lightscape is my favorite feelgood scent. Highly recommended!!
06th May, 2013 (last edited: 10th May, 2013)
...somewhere somebody writes in a review: 'I don’t think anybody would smell Mistral Patchouli and say', "ah, a patchouli fragrance, nice!"... well, that's exactly what did happen to me. The beautiful and hospitable lady at Skins Cosmetics (Laren - The Netherlands) is my witness. Although to me more a Föhn than a Mistral I bought it ... for now the 30ml version. Love it!
Nice minty aquatic like a soft, sweet fresh summer breeze: I like it...!
Costume National Homme reminds me of one of my bad fragrance experiences: Apparition Homme Intense by Emanuel Ungaro. A bitter beast in which I cannot discover anything appealing: unfortunately this one hits the same spot...!
...Hugo Boss goes Fahrenheit 32...!
Nothing new or shocking, but very nice!
01st September, 2012 (last edited: 25th February, 2013)
Rubbery Iris and Bubble Gum...no thanks!
Pfff...nr. 478 out of a dozen...! This one has really nothing original. One could smell this already in the seventies and probably the sixties. Why are boring fragrances like these invented over and over again?
Yesterday I received a sample L'Eau Froide...exciting!
Unfortunately I have to conclude that Mr. Lutens seems to have lost track: the Vitriol d'Oeulliet of last year was kind of adventurous but unwearable, and this Eau Froide is nothing more than a mainstream 13-in-a-dozen kind of Xeryus Rouge/Bleu de Chanel copy of a copy of a copy. It really is time for rigorous changes 'aux Salons du Palais Royal Shiseido'! Time for the return of the daring and unique experiments with which the brand became known. It is too long ago that Serge presented his last masterpiece!
07th March, 2012 (last edited: 26th May, 2012)
Not unpleasant, but nothing special either!
09th December, 2011 (last edited: 26th May, 2012)
Not bad but rather pale tea-floral. Watery, weak and really nothing special.
Camphor in hemp rope...or something like that!
Strange but not dirty.
Somewhere between Eau de Lalique(daddy Jean Claude!) and Eau de Cartier; light, transparant and delicious! Unfortunately slightly too female for my likes!
10th November, 2011 (last edited: 20th November, 2011)
I love Beyond Paradise for Men! A soft, gentle and inoffensive, slightly androgyne delicacy! It has the same kind of 'feel good' atmosphere as Fahrenheit 32, which I really do like as well. Very nice!
Cedar is mostly the smell(with leather on a steady second place) that makes me turn down a fragrance. Most of the time I think it makes a fragrance cloying, boring and smell like an awful lot in a dozen. This one is not as bad as I expected it to be, but still unwearable for me. I simply don't like the smell of cedar.
Very close to Dior Homme...and with that reason nothing to get really excited about...unfortunately!
Indeed a softer, floating kind of Bvlgari Black; less penetrating, more cardboard than rubber...I prefer this one!
To me this one smells like oldfashioned rosewater...cheap, thin, quiet and inoffensive, but nothing to wear nowadays.
...strange wrenching combination of sweet candied fruits in the front and Bel Ami leather in the background. A yellow no.
Friendly...but a little too soapy for my likes.
...smells like 'stopverf', as the Dutch say: google translates that as 'putty', the stuff to hold the glass window in its frame. Not really something to smell like as far as I am concerned.
Fahrenheit 32 is a soft, gentle and inoffensive, slightly androgyne delicacy! The vanilla, vetiver and orange blossom spread a peaceful sweet kind of 'feel good' atmosphere that is unique. Very nice!
10th September, 2011 (last edited: 25th August, 2015)
Citrus/cedar - nothing special - 15 in a dozen - why does it exist?
I bought this one blind...stupid me! This is by far the worst smelling-experience in my life: there is really nothing to like in this bitter beast...simply horrible!
To me Kenzo Air smells a lot like Eau de Rochas pour Homme: they both share the same myrrh-licquorice-like atmosphere. Very nice!
Pour Lui smells like somewhere between Tsar and Versace L'Homme; a little more accessible and a little less agressive...really nice!
This is a beautifully refined non-macho scent, marvelously smelling close to the skin, to keep it as a delicious surprise for those who have the privilege to enter its presence.
If you find it, buy two bottles...it's great!
30th July, 2011 (last edited: 29th September, 2012)
Fresh start: orange, short and nothing new...and then this thousand in a dozen, cedar dominated, überboring drydown! Only for uncurable Boss addicts!
04th July, 2011 (last edited: 31st July, 2011)