Perfume Reviews

Reviews by Francop

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Total Reviews: 345

Lavande by L'Occitane

Refreshing and calming long lasting fruity aromatic lavender.

The large bottle does a brilliant job keeping you fragranced at all times.

Thumbs up!
14th February, 2020

Aoud 1 by Martine Micallef

Light fruity fragrance with sweet woody undertones. I am surprised of its weak performance in winter (unless my decant was diluted).

I must try it in summertime.

Mediums Thumbs!
06th February, 2020

Take Me to the River by 4160 Tuesdays

Delightful long lasting fragrance made with notes that resemble the journey of a very long Saturday night out partying till the early hours of Sunday Morning.

The accords of raspberry jam, wine, leather, cognac, rose, tobacco & musk dance together in harmony throughout the journey of the fragrance in a subtle but persistent way.

There are waves of sweetness, leather, tobacco & alcohol very well executed and long lasting. Nice & addictive...

Thumbs up!
26th January, 2020
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Gourmet by Micallef

I bought this fragrance blindly & greatly discounted online. I now know why...

Despite a beautiful bottle & packaging, the fragrance feels full of aroma chemicals instead of essential oils.

I would describe it as nutty incense that comes & goes...

It is almost identical to I Love New York for All by Bond no 9 but in the Bond perfume, the cocoa note although it feels identical to the incense note, it does last for 24 hours plus.

I am a bit disappointed with this fragrance as it comes from one of my favourite perfume houses. However, you should try it for yourself to find out if it works for you.

Medium Thumbs!
22nd January, 2020 (last edited: 30th January, 2020)

Freeway by 4160 Tuesdays

I truly love this fragrance, so addictive, uplifting, green & long lasting.

Best of the House so far...

Double Thumbs up!!
21st January, 2020

Citrus Shores by Arran Aromatics

Strong citrusy fragrance reminiscent of Christmas days; perfect for winter time.

Thumbs up!
06th January, 2020

Ealing Green by 4160 Tuesdays

Beautiful green & persistent fragrance for outdoor time in either spring or mild winter days.

Thumbs up!
05th January, 2020

Tola Pure Oil: Harrods Agarwood by Bond No. 9

Beautiful & long lasting version of Harrods Agarwood in a pure perfume oil form.

Thumbs up!
04th January, 2020

Mrs Gloss & The Goss : Rhubarb & Custard by 4160 Tuesdays

Gorgeous gourmand fragrance with real notes of rhubarb & custard rounded by fruity notes.
The dry down with added vanilla is to die for...

Perfect for winter time.

Good projection & longevity.

Thumbs up!
29th December, 2019

Another Kiss by the Fireside by 4160 Tuesdays

Beautiful winter long lasting fragrance centred around winter fires & Christmas notes.

Thumbs up!
17th December, 2019

Burnt Cedar Rainbow Doves by 4160 Tuesdays

Beautiful winter bonfire fragrance; perfect for outdoor walks or cosy nights in.

Excellent projection & longevity.

Thumbs up!
16th December, 2019

Flame of Gold by Orlov Paris

Synthetic disappointment.

Thumbs down!
15th October, 2019

203 Man by Micallef

This fragrance is the Jewel for him that Micallef should have made instead of the current watery jewel for him that we have nowadays.

A true experience of masculine fougere alchemy at it best.

Thumbs up!
09th July, 2019
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202 Man by Micallef

202 Man and Spicy for him are virtually the same fragrance.

Please read my review of Spicy for him to get an idea.

Both fragrances are absolutely stunning.

Thumbs up!
09th July, 2019

201 Man by Micallef

Citrusy fresh with a lot going on after the initial top notes.

I would describe the heart as “Silver”. An accord imitated by other houses with lots of synthetics although here it is the real deal of masculinity & summer fougere style.

Absolutely Delightful!

Thumbs up!
09th July, 2019

Greenwich Village by Bond No. 9

Pleasant fragrance with multi faceted synthetic nuances & undertones; this is an aroma chemical experiment rather than a fragrance as it causes olfactory fatigue and you smell nothing after a short while...

If you like futuristic smells, give it a try...

Longevity & Projection depend on each wearer as described above.

Very expensive for what you are essentially getting...

The Emperor’s new clothes?
25th May, 2019 (last edited: 07th June, 2019)

Odelia by Abaco

Floral fragrance for spring mornings.

Have I smelled it before?

Average Longevity...
11th May, 2019

Verveine Cedrat by Jeanne en Provence

Light & refreshing fragrance with lemon & verbena.

Nice for spring mornings & perfect when the heat wave strikes...

Thumbs up!
08th May, 2019 (last edited: 25th July, 2019)

Forest Fresh Cologne by Superdrug

Forest Green is a deeply green pre-shave cologne that I use before my Phillips electric shave a couple of times a week.

It has that green masculine fragrance that sets you up for the day...

Thumbs up!
02nd May, 2019

Floïd Suave by Floïd

I have used this minty masculine aftershave lotion splash for many years as it soothes the skin without a sting.

I recommend using it in spring & summer time.

Thumbs up!
02nd May, 2019

Lavender by Body Shop

I use the essential oil bottle version to enhance the fragrance of dry lavender flowers on my bedside table.

They ensure a relaxing and deep sleep...

Thumbs up!
02nd May, 2019

No.1 Active Aftershave by Portland England

Nice masculine spicy aftershave spray splash for spring & summer time.

Thumbs up!
02nd May, 2019

Green Irish Tweed by Creed

Green Irish Tweed is an old fashioned masculine aquatic fougere.

After a few wearings, I have fallen in love with You...

Thumbs up!
26th March, 2019 (last edited: 27th March, 2019)

Dries Van Noten par Frederic Malle by Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle

Beautiful haunting fragrance that for me embodies a mysterious winter/spring evening wandering around London.

I tried it in Libertys soon after it was launched a few years ago and I still have the lovely memories of that day (window shopping in Regent Street, dining in Soho & catching a train back home at Euston).

The blend of spicy notes & jasmine with vanilla is beautiful resulting in a dark chocolate accord laced in liquor.

I have now bought the fragrance to relive those wonderful memories...

Fantastic longevity!

Thumbs up!
26th March, 2019

Dubai Black Sapphire by Bond No. 9

Gorgeous honeyed oud with rose, beeswax, tolu balsam and more...

Starts strong, deep & masculine and gradually softens into a more unisex oriental fragrance with smooth edges.

Made for warm weather in Dubai to fully appreciate all of its phases.

Good longevity in cooler weather.

Thumbs up!
18th March, 2019

Yasminale No. 1 by Henry Jacques

Yasminale is another beautiful green floral fragrance by Henry Jacques.

It starts bright green with sweet pea and honeysuckle but jasmine is present also right from the beginning. Within 30 minutes a strong floral note of Ylang Ylang arrives and fills the heart of the fragrance along with jasmine for ages; until a creamy sandalwood & vanilla dry down arrives several hours later...

All notes dance together beautifully with smooth transition and a natural evolution.

Thumbs up!
17th March, 2019

Cuir Ottoman by Parfum d'Empire

Very nice fragrance overall with good longevity.

Ambre Russe comes to mind with subtle nuances of leather.

I prefer Ambre Russe over Cuir Ottoman.

Thumbs up!
13th March, 2019

Bulgari Man Extreme by Bulgari

Nice citrusy fragrance for summer time with a short lifespan.

Extreme is just in the name.

My sample is enough to write this review...
13th March, 2019

Ninféo Mio by Annick Goutal

Beautiful fragrance.

It is all about figs.

Good projection & longevity.

Thumbs up!
11th March, 2019

Terryfic Oud by Terry de Gunzburg

Beautiful fruity oud with good longevity and smooth edges all around.

Thumbs up!
10th March, 2019