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Dunhill by Dunhill

It's just "nice-Okay" fragrance. Like Halston Z (of 1998, not Z-14). Quite simple woody fougere like lots of others. Way too uninspired, HUGOBOSSey.
Pleasant and not overpowering though, nice bottle. So, Gentlemen, ain't Dunhill a bottle design company?
04th December, 2003
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Chamade pour Homme by Guerlain

This is reminiscent of Coriolan. VERY similar. The difference is in flowery undertones added to top and heart notes.
Anyway, very beautiful scent. Worth seeking for (that's hard!) only if you're DO want to collect EVERYTHING by Guerlain.
13th November, 2003
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L'Eau D'Issey pour Homme Souffle D'Issey by Issey Miyake

Another L'Eau d'Issey PH reworked. Original citrus sharpness is rounded, some flowery notes added. It was a death-blow to original's well-tempered masculinity. It copies Ultraviolet Liquid Crystal and vice versa, both are a waste of money (unless you adore frags or you are into these brands). For informal daytime summer use. I'm still a fan of original L'Eau.
22nd August, 2003
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Versace Man by Versace

First accords made me think it's a modern oriental. Unfortunately, on my skin it developed into watery sweet spicy scent. The base note deserves not to mention it at all. I guess all the attempts to produce good modern oriental fragrance made by various industry players are doomed to fail. It's because of that damn synthetic ingredients, I think. Montblanc's Individuel is in that boat too.
22nd August, 2003
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Kouros Cologne Sport by Yves Saint Laurent

An YSL original Kouros' uncle's mother's dog's brother's great college friend. Way too far from that winner. Just a nice citrus scent with some watery spice and woods. Looks quite unnatural but quite nice though and has some energetic quality to it. Average summer cologne but is way better than many other 2003 "lighter version" launches.
22nd August, 2003
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Morgan de Toi Homme by Morgan de Toi

Juvenile spicy citrus scent. Simple but of no character. There's a lot of better quality scents for young to start one's "scented way" with. Sounds very CHEAP. Forget about it.
22nd August, 2003
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Liquid Crystal Ultraviolet Man by Paco Rabanne

It almost copies Souffle d'Issey and vice versa, both are a waste of money (unless you adore frags or you are into these brands). For informal daytime summer use. Ultraviolet IMHO is not a scent to launch light version of.
22nd August, 2003
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Tonino Lamborghini pour Homme by Tonino Lamborghini

Dynamic sharp, oriental-chypre scent. Moschino Uomo?'s follower with some sweet spice and nutmeg notes. Very young and maybe even stylish to someone but far from harmony and a good quality. Not worth the money they want for it. Just a summer club or open-air scent.
22nd August, 2003
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Jaguar (new) by Jaguar

Jaguar? Noooo! It's a fresh and spicy-sweety grey kitty-kitty. A marketing mistake. On a field of cars this frag is sooner like some Ford KA, never a Jaguar. Daytime summer real CHEAP fragrance. Don't even think of pouring it into a windscreen cleaner water tank of your Jaguar. Executives at Jaguar company are so damn lucky to have people of the world understanding cars way better than fragrances.
22nd August, 2003
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Zino Davidoff by Davidoff

Spicy sharp at first it develops into good thick flowery spicy chypre with woody-ambery base note. Not that striking but makes a very good impression. Excellent lasting power. VERY masculine, could be worn all day long in fall and winter. Spray less when going to be in the office. IMO, the only one worthy Davidoff fragrance.
22nd August, 2003
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Venezia Uomo by Laura Biagiotti

Pleasant sweet woody fragrance. Very ordinary, not my cup of tea. Soft and calm, nothing special. I'd call this "grown-up Dreamer".
22nd August, 2003
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Van Cleef & Arpels pour Homme by Van Cleef & Arpels

A perfect fragrance of exceptional quality and mature character. Starts off with distinctive juniper note which leads you to spicy-vetiver heart note. Some light flowery notes appear on this chic background. The base note reveals leathery, woody and deep green mossy undertones. Smells VERY expensive. One of the best fragrances for special occasions, formal evenings etc. With suit only. Best for low to mid temps.
22nd August, 2003
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Ted by Ted Lapidus

Very deserving classic citrus-woody composition. The morern twist to it is its mildness. Character (not scent) resembles the one of Givenchy pour Homme. Classic citruses followed by warm calm woods like those in Rocabar and Nemo. Good daytime fragrance for spring and summer, will do for the office as well.
22nd August, 2003
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Salvador Dali pour Homme by Salvador Dali

A rather heavy spicy floral chypre with a herbal accord. A classic 80s scent. The base note is also quite strong with tobacco and leathery patchouli notes. Best for colder temps. Daytime formal fragrance, very formal. Excellent bottle! I like it very much and highly recommend trying it. You'll probably like it if you into Kouros, Trussardi Uomo, Polo and classic Paco Rabanne.
22nd August, 2003
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Michael for Men by Michael Kors

Very warm, deep and complex fragrance. Starts off with spice and woods, develops into a pipe tobacco with suede. Beautiful base note of dried fruit and patchouli with nice prune pit undertone. Excellent evening scent for fall and winter special occasions. Has something in common with Very Valentino pour Homme. Highly recommended.
22nd August, 2003
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Lapidus pour Homme by Ted Lapidus

Sharp aromatic chypre with notes of spices, leather and patchouli. Reminds of Givenchy Gentleman. Masculine and deep (maybe even heavy) fragrance for colder temps.
22nd August, 2003
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Green Water by Jacques Fath

Strong lemony citrus-coniferous fragrance which is REALLY razor blade sharp. Very clean. Reminded me of Boucheron pour Homme but didn't show that class. Average lasting power. Lemon fades slowly and so fir needles come out. Hyper-formal daytime spring fragrance.
22nd August, 2003
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Giorgio for Men by Giorgio Beverly Hills

A Givenchy Gentleman clone. Different in a more soft way in top note though. Good patchouli basenote. I prefer GG.
22nd August, 2003
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Fath Pour l'Homme by Jacques Fath

Soft and pleasant vanilla-amber oriental scent with a touch of spice. Very simple one in the family of Oriental fragrances (famous by Opium, Habit Rouge, Jaipur Homme etc.). Nothing unique, and like "Dreamer" it's JUST nice. Good for a evening nightout or some of those colder days.
22nd August, 2003
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Eau de Rochas Homme by Rochas

Very gentleman hesperide (citrus) fragrance with nice woody drydown. Sounds classic and a bit "old school". Sedate and worthy it would perfectly suit any daytime occasion during spring-summer season.
22nd August, 2003
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Subtil pour Homme by Salvatore Ferragamo

Lightened dirty-blue (coloured too) S.Ferragamo. Nothing subtile, it's just wasted (along with budget spent to produce it). If you really want "SF light" try Marc Jacobs. If both are too masculine for you, try Un Jardin en Mediterranee Hermes. They just missed a thing after ravable FiFi-awarded original release.
19th July, 2003
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Vetyver Lanvin (new) by Lanvin

Herbal-marine vetiver. Nothing special to notice among 37 known (to me) vetiver scents. The vetiver itself is almost imperceptible. One more nice herbal everyday scent. I bet original scent of 1960s was far more masculine or, as they say at Lanvin's marketing dept "too of its time". Good for office wear.
19th July, 2003
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Polo Blue by Ralph Lauren

Way too of its time. I doubt that in 5-7 years someone would remember this. Lack of personality, just a good boy's everyday scent. "Polo" name and polo player figure, same perfumer, same Ralph Lauren, same ... everything to be a good commercial scent. With this one you really can't go wrong but I don't like it because of it's waaaay too ordinary. My respect (not bucks) to the RL House for the feeling of time. Although I'd recommend this ONLY along with recomendation of developing your own fragrance tastes.
19th July, 2003
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Untied by Shiseido

The lightest lemony flower scent with a touch of honey in the base note. Japanese made. Summer fragrance that don't last at all. Very subtle and waaaaay too feminine. It's completely not worth the money retailers ask for it (about $90). Better be silent on that it's a Shiseido fragrance.
19th July, 2003
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Rykiel Homme Grey by Sonia Rykiel

Unsuccessful attempt to squeeze some bucks from really good Rykiel Homme (fragrance) name. It's more astringent and sharp than RH. Far less original. I'd better advise using Casran and Yohji Homme (even though they have some "gourmand" quality).
19th July, 2003
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XS pour Homme by Paco Rabanne

Soft woody-floral fragrance, very formal and correct. Top notes are similar to those of Voyageur by Patou (bitter smooth citrus and lavender). Whole fragrance is very regular during the notes. It's just like a good business-style suit itself: low-key, respectful and does not distracting you from the business. Good daytime formal scent for spring and summer. Recommended.
19th July, 2003
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Xeryus Rouge by Givenchy

Evening-special attention getter. Women love it! On my skin it beats every famous "edible" scent (not by that lasting ability but sure by overall performance and effect). Meets you with fresh and light juicy sweetness. Then turns into a spicy sweet scent with muted freshness and rich woody accord added. Perfect for a nightout, season affects just the amount to be applied.
19th July, 2003
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Voyageur by Jean Patou

Very pleasant and fresh floral-woody fragrance. Muted citruses, velvet-like lavender leading to a very expensive deep scent of preciuos woods and dried fruit in the base note. Personally I find it as one of the best summer casual fragrances. I love it so much! Definitely it has presence but doesn't scream. Subdued for you to be impressed by voyage, not a fragrance.
19th July, 2003
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Vetiver by Guerlain

My absolutely favuorite because of a special tone of a bit dried freshly cut grass and light tobacco undertones accompanying the vetiver. I think it's far more love-it-or-hate-it spoken about than worn. Very formal daytime summer green-woody fragrance. Very calm and sedative.
19th July, 2003
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Uomo? Moschino by Moschino

Why the question-mark? This is a very manly citrus-oriental fragrance. Citrus dissolves in a sweet and spicy notes. Lasts forever, 1-2 spritzes are quite enough. Very special oriental scent: attractive and intelligent. Good for a cooler temp nightout.
19th July, 2003