Perfume Reviews

Reviews by Francop

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Total Reviews: 305

Papyrus de Ciane by Parfumerie Generale

Beautiful green morning fragrance ideal for summer holidays & beach wear.

There is a prominent bitterish note of lentisque that I love...

Longevity is average for a summer fragrance that invites to be re-sprayed often.

Thumbs up!
16th February, 2019

Oud Stars : Fars by Xerjoff

I love this strong masculine arabian fragrance which has good longevity.

Thumbs up!
15th February, 2019

English Fern by Penhaligon's

Beautiful masculine Fougere with good longevity and a great complementary line of shower gel & soaps.

Have used for many years...

Thumbs up!
15th February, 2019
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Intense Tiaré by Montale

Beautiful strong perfume with tiare/gardenia and coconut accords.

Fantastic longevity and ideal for hot summer weather...
15th February, 2019

Extrait de Cedrat by Antonio Visconti

Lovely fizzy citrusy fragrance with a very uplifting character from beginning to end.

Great for spring weather.

Good longevity on my skin after several sprays.

Thumbs up!
09th February, 2019

Vanderbilt for Men by Gloria Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt for men has become one of my favourite “go to” fragantes in autumn & spring.

It is just so pleasant & comforting that I really enjoy wearing it often on days out.

I would categorise it as a masculine fougere with bergamot, geranium & a sweet vanilla/tonka drydown.

Good longevity overall and a must for a fougere lover.
08th February, 2019

Dirty English by Juicy Couture

I have a bottle of the first release batch of this fragrance that came with a leather strap with metallic charms wrapped around the bottle cap.

After the initial spray, the fragrance smells orangey spicy with an added zarzaparrila note which must be the ebony wood note; this olfactory accord is the backbone of the fragrance and persists till the end.

I cannot smell any oud whatsoever here.

The overall feel is light, not too complex and certainly very sinthetic.

Longevity is around 8 hours.

I enjoyed the Aftershave soother better than the fragrance itself.

My 30ml bottle will get used on early morning dog walks after my current Melvita orange cannelle bottle is finished.

Medium Thumbs!
07th February, 2019

Pleasures for Men by Estée Lauder

Pleasures for Men was one of the first fruity aquatic fragrances from the late 90’s.

It inspired many other houses to follow suit in the masculine market.

Synthetic but pleasant with average longevity.

Thumbs up!
03rd February, 2019

Boss Bottled by Hugo Boss

I wore this fragrance a lot in the late 90’s.

I would classify it as a fruity aquatic with a woody drydown.

The apple & cinnamon notes stand out at the beginning creating a clean masculine impression; later on the vetiver & woody notes take over and finish off the experience.

Good longevity although it invites to a be re-sprayed after 3 hours.

Thumbs up!
03rd February, 2019

Wardasina by Sospiro

Lovely rose fragrance with a creamy woody dry down and good longevity.
20th January, 2019

Amber Romance by Victoria's Secret

Lovely comforting fragrance with wintry fruity notes wrapped in amber & vanilla.

Good longevity & projection.

Thumbs up!
04th January, 2019

Vanilla Lace by Victoria's Secret

Comforting fragrance with notes of vanilla & musk. Perfect for winter nights.

Thumbs up!
02nd January, 2019 (last edited: 04th January, 2019)

Governors Island by Bond No. 9

Long lasting incense, ambroxan & cedarwood blend in a sea breeze that linger around you all day.

Light but persistent fragrance...

Thumbs up!
02nd January, 2019 (last edited: 04th January, 2019)
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Amanece la bella Cibeles by Loewe

Feminine fragrance right from the start; very fruity & rosy for the first hour; then the miracle happens...it turns into a musky sweet comforting never ending dry down which is truly delicious and unisex.

Very nice indeed...
16th December, 2018

Encuentro en el Puente Reina Victoria by Loewe

Fantastic comforting fragrance for autumn/winter.

The symphony of notes dance together from beginning to end in harmony... coriander, rose, cinammon, cypress...how beautiful & yummy...

Tolu balsam stands out quite early on followed by vanilla in the dry down.

The whole experience is rich & long lasting.

Absolutely Beautiful indeed!

Pop into Harrods to try it and enjoy it.

Thumbs up!
15th December, 2018

Knightsbridge by Robert Piguet

Knightsbridge is all about Orris from beginning to end. A superbly smooth & balsamic experience with nuances of rose & tonka.

An elegant & distinctive perfume for discerning individuals.

Great longevity & discrete sillage.

Thumbs up!
15th December, 2018

Osara by Henry Jacques

If you enjoyed perfumes like Gala de Loewe & Boucheron Boucheron in your 90’s, you will adore Osara...as it has a perfect blend of flowers which never cloy nor suffocate. The dry down gets a little sweet which makes the experience very comforting.

A little oil goes a very long way...

Thumbs up!
07th December, 2018

Musk Oil Black by Henry Jacques

This perfume is also called Nour in the Classic Collection by Henry Jacques.

It starts with heady Ylang Ylang...

More will follow...
06th December, 2018

Acqua di Parma Colonia Sandalo by Acqua di Parma

A very light lemony Woody scent that does not last but it is ever so expensive!

Nice bottle but what a disappointment from this house.

Harrods launched it, now it is in Debenhams...should I say any more?

Thumbs down!
05th September, 2018

Black Cassis by Berkeley Square

I have the body lotion of this fragrance not the fragrance itself.

This lotion is a thick but quick absorbing & moisturising product with a well executed blend of blackcurrant, lavender & cassis notes. The cassis notes is the prominent note overall from beginning to end.

Thumbs up!
04th September, 2018

Spring Fling by Bond No. 9

Liberty Island wears a hat of honeysuckle flowers
25th June, 2018

Legend Night by Montblanc

Who remembers Memoire d’homme by Nina Ricci launched 15 years ago and now discontinued? Well, this is the twin fragrance...

Nice to have found you again...

Good Longevity.

Thumbs up!
27th November, 2017 (last edited: 28th November, 2017)

New York Nights by Bond No. 9

Long lasting caramel from beginning to end...very nice.
28th October, 2017

Futur by Robert Piguet

Futur is a Green Beauty that stands out high in my collection.

I would describe it as a dreamy green perfume with a flawless retro perfumey dry down.

Longevity is average although wonderfully constructed.

Futur is a perfume to enjoy with yourself and close encounters...

Thumbs up!
04th September, 2017

Fabien Absolute by Henry Jacques

Absolutely Beautiful Fougere Chypre. Do you remember Loewe pour homme?

Violets make the fragrance sparkly initially along with bergamot and mandarin. Oud & Indian geranium gradually turn the experience woodier but retaining a green herbal quality. The drydown is a woody mossy masculine affair where the fragrance shines like no other due to its top quality ingredients.

I think I have finally found my signature fragrance...

Triple Thumbs up!
14th August, 2017 (last edited: 15th August, 2017)

Aura by Thierry Mugler

Angel muse with a fleeting green accord at the start. Very nice!

Lovely Green heart shaped bottle.

Thumbs up!
11th August, 2017

Vaninger by Oliver & Co.

Beautiful combination of vanilla & ginger with fantastic longevity.

Thumbs up!
16th December, 2016

The Buddhawood Box by 4160 Tuesdays

Lovely blend of creamy woods & flowers with good longevity.

Thumbs up!
04th December, 2016

Portos by Balenciaga

Gorgeous spicy leathery fougere from the 80's with that "old school" drydown.

Great longevity!

Now discontinued but try it if you can find it!

Thumbs up!
27th October, 2016

Soho by Bond No. 9

Soho is a Madame who wears Bond no 9 B9; this fall season she adds a large hat covered in orange flowers to her outfit.

Wherever she goes, her presence is noted leaving a cloud of her fragrance.

Thumbs up!
21st October, 2016