Reviews by Francois Blais

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    David Beckham Homme by Beckham

    Nice aromatic fougère!
    I get mostly wood from it, but it's not a bad thing. :)
    I think it's a scent for a mature man.
    This one and Instinct are excellent products with a very affordable pricetag.

    23rd December, 2014


    Quartz pour Homme by Molyneux

    A nice fresh woody scent, although I enjoy Silver Quartz more than this one.
    There is an apple note (olfactory illusion?) up top, but it's not the hissy crab apple note of Cool Water.
    Here, everything is more understated.
    Like Silver Quartz, this would make a great office scent.

    30th August, 2014


    Quartz Silver pour Homme by Molyneux

    Honestly, I bought this blind and was ready for the worst.
    But it's actually very nice, a fresh spicy scent in the lines of Déclaration de Cartier.
    Very affordable, it's a pleasure to wear.
    Can be a nice scent for the office.

    30th August, 2014


    Sculpture Homme by Nikos

    I'm so happy I discovered that one!
    Bought it blindly and don't regret it!

    The scent is quite close to Minotaure, my very first scent about 20 years ago.
    It's lighter, and it's a good thing because you can easily wear it in the summer.
    The tobacco trail is lovely.

    Two thumbs up!

    24th August, 2014


    Tokyo by Kenzo

    Could have been great, but too soft and shy.
    Kenzo pour homme Boisée is much better!

    07th August, 2014


    Ultrasense by Jil Sander

    Not bad, but not great either. Made by Coty Prestige.
    A safe scent for the office.
    The scent itself smells of citrus and violet-leaf to me.
    Throw in some spices and woods, stir, and voilà, you have Ultrasense.
    Mellow and inoffensive, don't expect a wow from this one.

    07th August, 2014


    Les Notes de Lanvin : Oud & Rose by Lanvin

    Actually a very nice one.
    I'd have given a thumbs up if it wasn't for the more feminine phase in the middle if its development.
    Start and finish are definitely masculines though.

    16th July, 2014


    Vizzari by Roberto Vizzari

    I mostly agree with SirSlarty on this one, but don't really get the Zino similarity though.
    It's nevertheless a very good fresh woody oriental, not overpowering like many scents in that style.

    P.S. This is incidentally the best use of nutmeg I've found yet in a scent, by the way!

    25th March, 2014


    Loud for Him by Tommy Hilfiger

    Very nice modern masculine floral scent.
    The patchouli and tobacco are giving the right amount of depth to the rose top note.
    The first TH scent I like!

    07th March, 2014


    Kenzo Pour Homme Boisée / Woody by Kenzo

    Nothing ground-breaking here, but a nice spicy woody smell that stays close to the wearer so it's a safe scent for the office.
    Got it blindy in a swap, and I'm happy I did.
    The original Kenzo was more original, but also kind of harder to wear in real life.

    2014/08/07 edit:
    The more I wear it, the more I like it!
    I get a very nice leather feel under the spices that's great!

    28th November, 2013 (Last Edited: 07th August, 2014)


    Salvatore Ferragamo pour Homme by Salvatore Ferragamo

    Nice stuff!

    The comparison to Déclaration de Cartier is obvious.

    Granted it doesn't smell the same, but uses the same structure.

    Also, there's cardamom in both of them.

    SF is a very nice woody spicy scent, ideal for the office, or when you need something that doen't project too much, but still carries confidence, elegance and maturity.

    Pros: Confidence, seriousness, elegance
    Cons: Longevity could be better"

    02nd August, 2013


    PS Onyx by Paul Sebastian

    My favorite fougere these days!
    A blind buy, and I'm very happy I did!
    Smells very italian to me, spicy, rich, full bodied yet very warm and masculine.

    16th April, 2013


    Horizon by Guy Laroche

    I was immediately reminded of Horizon when I tried Aramis' New West this morning.
    However, i prefer Horizon to New West.
    The calone (or whatever aquatic note used) fades more quickly, and the drydown is more complex and interesting than NW.
    Stocked two bottles by the way... :)

    11th April, 2013


    Black Label by Mayfair

    This is really a superb lavender scent.
    Very natural, smooth yet solid, it's a joy to wear.
    I see it like a man's version of their English Lavender scent.
    It has more woods so feels more masculine.

    12th February, 2013


    Cabaret Homme by Grès

    Excellent fougere that reminds me strongly of YSL's Jazz.
    This one is darker, woodier and less green.
    Good stuff!

    20th December, 2012


    PS by Paul Sebastian

    Great barbershop type fragrance, and a real bargain!
    The sage-lavender combo here is simply great, and enhanced by the sweet woody undertones, it has tremendous presence and masculinity.
    Better on mature men though.

    16th November, 2012


    Homme Nature by Yves Rocher

    I expected something that smelt natural, but it feels quite synthetic to me.
    Fresh, but harsh and nauseating.

    23rd June, 2012


    Anucci Man by Anucci

    Albeit a nice scent, this is not for me. (yet...)
    Too feminine in the balance between the florals, the powder and the citrus top.
    Don't get me wrong, I think it's nice, but I don't like it on me.
    I don't feel comfortable with it.

    16th June, 2012


    Citrus & Wood by Yardley

    A nice clean chypre, inexpensive but very well done.
    Longevity is average, but it's nice for office use.

    01st November, 2011


    L'Eau Homme by S.T. Dupont

    Very nice fresh scent for the summer.
    As stated previously, you get a ghost of Declaration through a more generic aquatic type of scent, but it remains above the competition with a better balance between the elements, and the tea notes which I love.
    Nothing ground-breaking, but much better done than other aquatics.

    10th September, 2011


    Preferred Stock by Coty

    A very nice fougere for a cheapo.
    There are better offerings in the genre, but for its price, it's hard to beat!
    I match it with the after-shave and find it smooth and not overpowering at all.

    01st September, 2011


    Pino Fifty by Silvestre

    I get a very cedary smell from his one.
    I give a neutral rating because longevity is quite short on my skin.
    Otherwise very nice.

    17th April, 2011


    Fresh Uomo by Trussardi

    I really like this one!
    Fresh, but still complex, and the fruit notes are not too strong, which I dislike in general.
    Thumbs up!

    11th January, 2011


    Lancetti Monsieur by Lancetti

    Reminds me strongly of Boucheron pour homme, but softer.
    Take Boucheron, tone it down, remove some floral and add some spices, et voilà!

    25th October, 2010


    Edwardian Bouquet by Floris

    Amazingly good!
    Very refined, yet discreet, with a special "melancholy" aura.
    Something reminds me of Eau de Guerlain, although it's not as citrussy.
    Great floral chypre, and very unisex as already said.

    24th September, 2010


    Burberry the Beat for Men by Burberry

    It took me two hours to figure out what other scent I know it was similar too: Lagerfeld Man. (discontinued)
    Lagerfeld is just more floral while The Beat is more peppery.
    But scents are nice, but I prefer The Beat.
    Soft and subtle, so good for the office when something smooth is desirable.

    08th May, 2010 (Last Edited: 11th March, 2014)


    Passion for Men by Elizabeth Taylor

    What a pleasant surprise!
    I got a bottle of this in a swap many years ago, and juice was probably turned bad, in retrospective.
    A great balance between sweetness, spices and leather.
    OK, it smells more like a drugstore-type fragrance, being somewhat on the synthetic side, but very nice nonetheless!

    07th January, 2010


    Dirty English by Juicy Couture

    Actually one of my favorite scents.
    Not loud, it has a great balance of woodyness, florals and spices in my book.
    I love the cypress in that one!
    A great office scent, very clean and masculine.

    23rd December, 2009


    Antidote by Viktor & Rolf

    Nice stuff.
    Smells very similar to Cristobal pour homme, IMHO.
    (a bit of Canali thrown in too)

    19th November, 2009


    Sergio Tacchini by Sergio Tacchini

    My nicest recent discovery!
    I fell in love immediately!
    Soapy-green is what comes to mind, but I'm in total love with this scent, who may become my signature scent!
    (never thought I'd find it someday)

    11th August, 2009

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