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I have sampled this one a few times and have always love it. It ranks 3rd in my book for this collection only behind Straight to Heaven and Cruel Intentions and followed closely by Back to Black.. I just cannot bring myself to pay the price tag. However, a 50ml refill bottle is much more affordable and could find its way to my collection. I am yet to find one fragrance by Kilian that I do not like. They are all fantastic in their own merit. I say this basing my decision solely on the fragrance and not on the price tag. However, By kilian makes it affordable if you are willing to bypass the gorgeous looking presentation in the bottle and box.
12 June, 2012
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AnthonyDG actually has this one described perfectly. But unlike his dislike for it. I think it's magnificent. It's like sipping on Caol Ila or Lagavulin, which in my books are two great offers from Islay, while sitting by a wood burning fire. The mix of smoke and peaty vetiver is seamless. I detect a spicy note beneath that I cannot put my finger on it. It is a little medicinal undertone that brings this fragrance to a a great comfort zone. I don't know if this is something I would wear out for a night in the town. But more like something I would wear at home to bring me pleasure and comfort. It's something that I would wear to relax on winter night by the fire while reading a good book or even to watch a good show(for those who hate reading:-))
03 January, 2012
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To me Lonestar Memories takes you through a weekend with the guys hunting letting the beard grow and enjoying a great time next to a fire as you lay your head on a saddle and look up to a beautiful clear sky and a bright constillation. As the fragrance develops you're going back home to be to the wife, but prior to seeing her you stop at your favorite barbershop to get rid of the overgrown beard and get a little touch up around the ears and neck so that you are presentable to her again.
20th November, 2011
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The start has a boozy opening as everyone has stated but on me it goes right into a beautifully smooth patchouli/cedar that is not overpowering but yet it's there to claim its presence for the rest of the day. It promotes a soothing feeling over me and I just love to get whiffs of the scent as air hits my skin. This is simply a fantastic scent that is well made and not your head shop patchouili. To me, this is a perfect scent and a must have for my collection. It will be a part of my wardrobe even If I had only 15 fragrances to choose from, I like it that much. I also think that Cruel Intentions and Rose Oud are fantastic on this line. Another to consider is Back to Black, Everyone keeps talking about the $200 price, but you can buy a travel refill which is about 30mls for roughly $80 after taxes and add an atomizer for $1 and you have a wonderful fragrance at a fantastic price. The projection is above average. Longivity is greater than 6-8hrs. It is more towards the masculine spectrum in my books. It's an A+ in my books.
01st November, 2011 (Last Edited: 18 February, 2012)
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Memoir Man starts with a sharp Absinth/mint start that fades quickly on my skin. These green topnote is nowhere as sharp as the Absinth note found in A taste of Heaven by Killian which to my nose smells like freshly cut grass with scallions. I don't really care for the scallions smell so that it's missing in Memoir is a good thing in my book. I think that Memoir is better formulated and has a better transition into a soft leather accord that I could compare to that found in a brand new car such as a Ferrari. I still get small whiffs of Absinth and leather for quite a while after application. However, I do not get much of the woods and tobacco from this scent. So to me, this fragrance is like riding a sports car through a grass field and smelling the fresh cut grass and the expensive leather interior of the car.
20th December, 2010
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Being new to fragrances and not having much experience with describing a scent, I am going to give this one a try. I experienced Power for the first time last week after trying Boucheron and Kourus. However, you cannot give any fragrance a fair shake after witnessing these two fragrances. So I decided to give it another try today. I was expecting to feel the same way as I did a week ago, but I was pleasantly surprised. Power has a citrus topnote that fades rather quickly leaving a light spicy scent that later develops into a woodsy/citrus scent as a basenote. Of course, I don't think it has the sillage nor the longivity is something to brag about, but I was quite impressed by the character and presence of this fragrance, enough to make me want to buy it. Don't turn your back on this one so quickly. It may grow on you just as it did on me.
04 March, 2010 (Last Edited: 06 January, 2011)
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This is the type of fragrance that I would like to be attached to my name. It's amazing. It stands out over any other fragrances I sampled today. You can be in a room full of people and everyone will know where you are. This not for the meek and subtle. This fragrance oozes confidence, stature, euphoria. It's intoxicating. Now, the price tag is not for everyone. It has to be thought out long and hard, and that is exactly what I am about to do. Does it take a place on my wishlist. You are darn right. It's the next scent I am buying. Now, take this as a novice on the fragrance world who has not experienced much. I consider myself a Teenager, a novice in this world of fragrace, but If I had to pick one fragrance that epetimizes what describes who I am. This essence would be the one.
24 February, 2010
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19 February, 2010