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    Yatagan by Caron

    In summary, the smell of an tradicional gentleman that contains leathery notes and patchouli as background and then, leading that fire of "nobles", the spicy and sour snap of the Wormwood that never goes out.
    It is very remarkable the base of patchouli and leather and there is something slighty floral as backdrop that calms down a bit the fire of leather and patchouli.
    is there anything there about Pine? it may be noticed anything but the fact is that with so dense and wild notes like patchouli and leather, it is difficult to discriminate.
    It has an air of Gentleman , but do not feel old-fashioned or aged at least not on my skin.
    Deserves a try.

    23 January, 2011

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    Chypre Rouge by Serge Lutens Les Salons du Palais Royal Shiseido

    Chypre Rouge is completely dispensable. It doesn´t seems Lutens ; is ugly and harsh, it seems cherry jello slightly spicy with thyme and on top of that, to make things worse, here the thyme does not take the aromatic side of another herbal fragances but feels rough, dry, with a hint of camphor as licorice taste.
    The result leaves a bad feeling in a medicinal sense, as a cough syrup like those with taste of strawberry or cherry.
    No trace of Cyprus tones that the title hints at , no trace of the sweet and spicy richness of another Lutens.

    22 January, 2011

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    M7 Fresh by Yves Saint Laurent

    Love at first smell.
    Excellent construction of Cavallier where he reinterprets the original with a fruity twist in the opening that away from softening its quality, It accompanies harmoniously the oud wood and vetiver base.
    the original is very present but also achieves a contrast of sweets/bitters that make it maybe more appealing than the original.
    the grapefruit notes are perfectly blended with a ginger vein , getting a very sexy result and nothing artificial.
    absolutely thumbs up!!

    18 January, 2011

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    Loewe para Hombre by Loewe

    More than correct application of the canons of construction of the males fragances of eighties with a touch of Mediterranean species that make it irresistible.
    It is a Mediterranean fragrance, made for a man discreet, sober and elegance.
    no major transitions but an extraordinarily well harmonized , It combines as few Mediterrenean herbs with poise and masculinity of sandalwood and vetiver.
    a 10 for Loewe

    15 January, 2011 (Last Edited: 12 February, 2011)

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    Eau Sauvage Fraîcheur Cuir by Christian Dior

    It opens with that lemon/herbal masculine and spicy so characteristic of eau sauvage at the top and a slight note of leather as background , very soft, almost imperceptible, which gives the fragrance a little more depth and contrast brilliantly with citrusy and floral accords of the halfway , giving a delicious balance.
    The main problem of this water is the endemic one of family of Dior's Eau Savage (minus the extreme version): Longevity; in general terms is quite poor, maybe 1 or 2 hours with a bit of luck .A shame.
    in short: a masterpiece of short duration.

    15 January, 2011

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    L'Essence de Déclaration by Cartier

    The famous note of rare orange of the regular declaration is noticed odd, not ugly, but with a presence like dusty, as "hovering" on the surface.
    The orange blossom here seems like the one of fahrenheit 32 but with a spongy texture and much more mixed with amber and earthy notes.
    The opening shares the soft and clean style of the regular declaración , but a bit more creamy and invigorating.
    Good construction by the Cartier house.

    15 January, 2011

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    Fahrenheit Absolute by Christian Dior

    I detect an extremely linear and flat smell of a dry fruity and woody mixture. The Oud and the resins very in the background, almost imperceptible and the violet note looks like a dark fruit , some kind of cherry or berry, with a sour and sticky sensation that doesn´t leave through the end of his evolution. It becomes boring and even slightly annoying within half an hour after the application, thanks to that medicinal aftertaste that is dragging.
    a pity.....

    15 January, 2011

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    7 de Loewe by Loewe

    This is the seventh male perfume Loewe and I can say that this is a Loewe´s good attempt to make a soft incense, masculine and easy to wear; plus in his favor, 7 has the resinous, woody and vetiver background of Loewe´s line that makes it so warm and elegant.
    pepper berries are prominent from the beginning and make a perfect and harmonized ensemble with the incense notes that are very well moderated.
    the apple essence gives some color to a composition somewhat austere but well-balanced.
    thumbs up for this more than decent work of Spanish house.

    15 January, 2011

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    Higher by Christian Dior

    Higher by Dior? I like it , energetic opening tending to lemon and pear with a touch of sexy spices , in the middle phase becomes an elegant and charming floral :unmistakable signature of Dior house.
    It has a certain air to eau de rochas man but the one from Dior is more floral in its stele.
    It´s a pity its poor longevity because immediately stay close to skin.
    If only it would project more...

    27 October, 2010 (Last Edited: 25 November, 2011)

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    Dune pour Homme by Christian Dior

    A delightful soapy and floral. It is clean, fresh and at the same time sweet and warm. Its Oceanic and vegetables tonalities are presented on a vanilla base without comparison with another fragrance market.
    Its enormous longevity and very good sillage are excellent data being a relatively fresh and daytime fragrance.

    27 October, 2010

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    Chanel Pour Monsieur by Chanel

    In short: the extraordinary elegance of a clean and spicy lemon with a wild background. A chypre five stars. It was released in 1955 and still seems avant-garde.

    27 October, 2010

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    DKNY Men (New) by Donna Karan

    I tried a free sample of it and quickly ordered a 100ml bottle.
    I absolutely seduced by the floral heart of violet leaf, mixed with greens and spicy vibes.the whole turn out energetic, very masculine and fresh. Sensual scent much appreciated by the opposite sex, raise up many compliments with him.
    Unfortunately , short longevity on my skin.

    23 June, 2010

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    Givenchy Gentleman by Givenchy

    Authentic masterpiece! .A symphony of herbs, a heart Fougère, an explosion of patchouli all seated in a base of vetiver and Russian Leather.
    This marvel oozes masculinity, sensuality and refinement in equal parts.
    Gentleman, even belonging to the classic group of those that contains nobles and dense materials, it differs from that kind of powerful fragrances by combining those materials with mastery and including notes which show herbal and green parts, giving a hint cooler to the whole.
    Amazing longevity, of guinness world record.
    Must have.

    23 June, 2010

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    Blu pour Homme by Bulgari

    Blv has two faces. the start is too soapy to my nose , the best, by far, is the floral stele that remains when you pass around.Great drydown and great sillage.

    18 June, 2010

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