This fragrance starts of and dies out in tons of spices, giving a sparkling sensation to your nose all the time, the pepper from the top notes and the spices from the middle notes never seem to fade. A great fall/winter scent, may be considered unisex to some, although it fits men perfectly like a bona fide masculine scent. However, this juice has enormous power. Three sprays seem more than enough, my jumper still smells of it on the collar after 5 days from the application. The bottle says Eau de Toilette, but Kuroi perforfms like a perfume. Great scent, although you should not blind buy it.
To me this is an ecstatically exiting green scent. The only problem is it does not last and gets close to the skin 5 minutes after application which, considering the price, is a blatant daylight robbery commited by CdG. They should have done better with what could have been the best green scent around.
This is a buatiful scent, a compliment getter from both sexes. It is a sweet-flowery-balsamic concoction that smells just great. It reminds me a bit of Eight & Bob, but to be honest I like Fragonard better. Longevity is around 6 hours or so (maybe more, but my nose does not notice it that well after that time).
On balance, this is my best and favourite scent ever. Period.
This is a nice, fresh holidays-at-the-beach kind of scent. The minty opening is delicious, unfortunately the mintiness soon succombs to a green and sultry and salty note that reminds me of sea weed, quite pleasant in this presentation, but not to everyone I suppose. Nice projection - moderate but persistent. One important thing: apart from the very opening, this scent smells EXACTLY like Montale Sandflowers, and I mean exactly. If you have either of those, don't bother buying the other one. Still, it's an interesting scent worth having.
This smells exactly like the smell of washing powder hanging in the air in a laundry room. That's it. But strangely enough I like it this way. It projects quite well and stays with you for a considerable amount of time. With this scent it would be a good idea to apply it on your freshly washed clothes, not necessarily on the body, giving you a simple yet unique feel of freshness. Like I said, it may be deemed synthetic by some, but there is a primal quality to it that makes it interesting.
I have to say that longevity is quite impressive with this one.
17th December, 2014 (last edited: 20th April, 2015)
A patchouli monster of the magnitude of Godzilla, no, wait a minute........I think Kraken would be a better equivalent. Very irritating to my nose. I think maybe I would like it more if I was ca. 20 years older (I'm 31). This is definately not for young guys, actually the name 'Concept n.50' would make more sense with this one. On the other hand, maybe you get to like fragrances like this more as you get older, as it is often the case with, say, drinking whiskey. Just maybe. For now, if you're not a patchouli deviant, don't even bother, it will seem too hardcore.
06th September, 2014 (last edited: 10th October, 2014)
Yeah, the hand granade bottle treasured in na wooden ammo crate style box ! Apart from the content, what a prospective collector's item this is ! The scent itself - manly, vivid, playful, energetic, may seem a bit synthetic to some, though. As far as I'm concerned - a pleasant well rounded casual scent for any occasion and a damn good olfactory craftsmanship.
06th September, 2014 (last edited: 30th September, 2014)
What a lovely juice.
It's a very well balanced smell, insane, exotic, magical. Especially the black currant here is delightful and, mind you, bold as hell, but not overbearing. I would recommend everybody trying before buying, but for this price you won't find a gem like this anywhere.
The bottle and packaging is a class of its own. This scent propells you into another dimension, it projects and lasts for hours, and though its price may be misleading, it's of top quality and definately unique. This is not just a fragrance, it's an experience.
05th September, 2014 (last edited: 28th September, 2014)
This fragrance makes me think of two things: the first thought is of an alpha male, like, say, a boss. I mean any kind of a bossy, dominant male. The second thought that comes to my mind when smelling L'eau D'Issey Intense is business negotiations, so that makes another business-linked thought, which cannot be a coincidence. It so happens that IM LDI is a strong, straight out masculine woody oriental that, luckily, has little in common with his headache-inducing older brother L'Eau D'Issey.
After the initial spray I detect citrus and nutmeg, but quickly incense starts to play first fiddle and takes over the business. And I mean business, because this fragrance does its job perfectly. In a room among other fragrances it may take on even beasts like 1 Million, since it can be quite powerful with more than 3 sprays (although closer to the skin than 1 Million), and it last for ages (I can still smell it on my shirt 3 days after appyling 4 sprays on my body). What's more interesting about this fragrance is that while being woody and a tad cloying, instead of warmth associated with the ingredients, this concotion seems kind of official and cold in a corporate sort of way. Anyway - thumbs up for this one! It's a wonderful juice.
26th August, 2014 (last edited: 07th October, 2014)
An awfully synthetic smelling scent, which reminds me of the stench of my dad's old Toyota cigarette smoke - soaked velour seats that made me nauseous when I was a kid. I still get this feeling when I think of Selection, got it as a present a couple of years ago, tried it for a while and than passed it to my dad as a revenge for smoking in the car with me travelling in the back seat for all those years!!:) Thumbs down.
26th August, 2014 (last edited: 26th September, 2014)
This one instantly makes you reminisce about the late 80s - early 90s transition with its dark, somewhat dank nature of a murky puddle or an old wet brick wall, which would be an idea for a quasi-aquatic scent back in the day, obtained from a mixture of moss and a multitide of green and woody notes (carnation, patchouli, cinnamon, jasmine and caraway - all those ingredients can also be traceable). The sillage is quite good, longevity gets close to a couple of hours, albeit I've only tried it on my wrist, and after three hours or so it was still there, alive and kicking. I can't give it a thumb up, because this is not a scent that will appeal to everyone, but there is still some odd quality to it that makes Bleu Marine worthwhile. Yet, you should try it before you buy it.
05th August, 2014 (last edited: 06th August, 2014)
A very nice fresh scent with upper class ambitions. Citrus and a pinch of pepper are distinctive right away. After the drydown, musk and sandalwood becomes more detectable with something I would call fresh lemons in a leather bag.
I'm not sure what the heck is going on with your Cavalli Man scents, guys, but my Cavalli Man last all day long without having to spill half a bottle of it all over me or even reapply it after a few hours. 2-3 sprays is enough, on my skin at least. Of course, after six hours or so is gets a tad closer to the skin, but this is ok considering this is a fresh scent. It is in fact rather plain and linear throughout its lifespan, but still it is clean, elegant and vibrant. Makes for a great business or occasion scent on warmer days.
Unsophisticated as it may be, the sillage and longevity are very good, therefore the bipolar opinions as to the latter are surprising. Besides, it just smells great!! Thumbs all the way up!
BTW: Yesterday I sprayed 4 sprays of Cavalli Man on me and I was still smelling it after 8 hours' work.
07th March, 2014 (last edited: 03rd September, 2014)
Chevignon is a blend of wood, leather, floarals and fruit with spices dredged on top. And what a mixture that is! The opening baffles me each and every time. The initial whiff that comes with the first spray is quite hard to define for me, however, you can spot the floral-whiskey-fruity nature of Chevignon right away. The wood and leather comes later with the drydown, and that is when it converts into something you would call a 'classic' cologne. Sillage is great, longevity of at least 7 hours to me is good enough. On balance, it's a beautiful and versatile scent which seems to quickly adapt to the wearer.
07th March, 2014 (last edited: 27th August, 2014)
This potion had accumulated high expectations on my part before I got to try it for the first time. Unfortunately, the hype around this scent occured to be unsubstantiated. The initial sweet blast faded away into a putrid soapy stench reminiscent of an old cheap after shave lotion. Not my taste at all.
In my case Kenzo Air was a blind buy. All I wanted was a unique summer scent, so I starded to look for something fresh (but not trivial) that would appeal to my rather individual personality. Having once tried summer scents of the likes of Carolina Herrera Aqua or Versace Pour Homme, I was looking forward to something totally different. And I mean different, something even on the verge of oddness, a harmless olfactory weirdo, a genious maverick of a scent. Browsing dozens of websites and reading loads of reviews, I finally came across a captivating and mesmerizing contraption called Kenzo Air Intense. Without much ado, tempted by its favourable basenote opinions and an enchanting bottle, I decided to give it a shot. So far I’ve never regreted my decision, not for a microsecond. This scent is marvellous and very different from most plain aquatic scents. Anise goes on top from the first spray and it stays on you all the time. The projection is quite moderate, but the sillage is very good, and the longevity is simply top notch! Even if you think it’s gone, believe me, it surrounds you all day long, giving those around you a pleasant feeling of an invigorating and soothing whiff of air once you pass them or a gentle breeze touching your skin when they stand close to you. It's not a conspicuous scent, not that ''Everybody-listen-up-I’m-here'' or ''Please-pay-attention'' type of scent. Rather than that, it’s more discrete, clandestine, somewhat vigilant, a ''Hidden Dragon, Crouching Tiger'' of scents, seems absent, but appears every time you need it. I’ve tried a few scents in my life, some of them I liked, some of them not, there are even some scents I would like to go back to out of sentiment, but Kenzo Air Intensse is the one I love and I cannot imagine myself giving it up, ever. If I had to pick my signature scent – this would be it. By the way, I get compliments by literally everyone I know who caught me in the act of wearing Kenzo Air Intense. It may not be sophisticated, but considering the charm of the scent combined with the incredible bottle, it’s a masterpiece worth every penny.
01st August, 2012 (last edited: 05th October, 2015)