Adore Stella. Wearing it, I feel like a well-heeled British lady in the 1930s, walking through a garden in the early morning. A cool, slightly sweet breeze lifts the scent of dewy roses to my nose, as my dashing suitor steals a kiss.
Vintage romance at its best. Bliss.
My boyfriend has been wearing this lately, and I like it more and more all the time. The drydown is especially sexy and makes me want to bury my face in his chest. Masculine and erotic, it has an animalic quality that I love in men's fragrances. Thumbs up!
A great spicy oriental which deserves to be more well known. Reminiscent of both Poison and Opium, Asja is much softer and easier to wear. Previous reviewers have described it very well, so I won't repeat, but I am definitely a fan. The bottle reflects the perfume's character perfectly, and it also allows you to display the scent without exposing it to light - a big plus. Asja is a must try for fans of classic, spicy orientals. It's getting harder to find online, but can still be had for a very low price.
Love this in the EDT (I understand the EDP is very different, but have not smelled it). It's amazing on my boyfriend, drying down to a masculine woody scent with just enough vanilla to round it out without sending it into the candy zone. He wore it tonight while we were out to dinner, and it was just right--I'd catch a slight whiff of it now and then--perfect sillage. Wonderful masculine evening scent.
Sometimes yes, sometimes no. Really have to be in a certain mood to wear Covet. Occasionally it smells clean and fresh to me, but at other times the white florals and lavender are just too much and bother my sinuses. Be careful not to over-apply or it can smell like cleaning products!
At least it's nice to see a mainstream release that's a departure from yet another fruity floral. I give SJP a lot of credit for trying to create distinctive and classy perfumes. Lovely is wonderful.
A*Men induces the same nausea for me that the women's Angel does, but B*Men is just right. It's drier and more masculine, with just enough gourmandy sweetness to make it a romantic scent. I really like this on my man.
Ummm....no. This is just wrong for a straight man. Much too sweet and feminine--nauseatingly so, actually. Prefer the more masculine B*Men.
Very nice amber oriental. Sweet opening, but becomes less so as the vetiver, herbs, and cedar emerge. It's sexy and cozy at the same time. Long lasting. Masculine. Definitely one I'll want my man to wear often, especially during fall/winter.
05th July, 2009 (last edited: 11th July, 2009)
A striking brunette walks into the jazz club. She is wearing a beret, black pencil pants, a crisp white blouse, and black flats. Smokey eye makeup. She's a painter...or a writer...a beat bohemian. She sips on a sidecar while tapping a toe to the music.
This is the kind of woman who wears Jasmin Noir.
27th June, 2009 (last edited: 01st January, 2017)
Screechy, loud white floral. Ghastly.
Kenzo pour homme stands out in the genre precisely because it does not have that dreaded synthetic "marine" note. It smells salty, herbal, and slightly spicy. Very nice. Excellent longevity, too. Only eclipsed by Bvlgari Aqva--to me, Aqva smells exactly like the ocean, whereas Kenzo smells like a grassy field slightly inland.
Read Luca Turin's positive review on this, and wondered if we smelled the same fragrance. I find Rush to be obnoxiously vile. I love a good powerhouse scent, but this thing is just a mess to my nose. C'est la vie...
Basically a trashy citrus/vanilla/musk, but I admit, I like it. It's friendly and easy to wear. The cedar in it is reminiscent of the original Burberry scent in the round bottle. Will undoubtedly appeal to teens and the college crowd.
06th April, 2009 (last edited: 11th July, 2009)
As much as I love the house of Bvlgari (and Cavallier), I feel The Blanc is the most uninspired of the tea line. Smells like an average skin musk. It's not awful by any means, just doesn't intrigue me.
Simple, refreshing citrus that dries down to an aquatic musk. Not a groundbreaker, but I like it much better than others of its kind. Topnotes are addictive. Though it's made for men, easily unisex. I like to wear it on hot days or when I'm exercising.
Casmir on training wheels. Not terribly fond of the overly-zingy bergamot topnote, but once that fades, it's a pleasant, sweet skin scent. The praline basenote is delicious, but the whole effect is VERY subtle. This woody oriental is best suited for warmer weather...would disappear in winter. Love the adorable bottle. Still much more fond of its big sister Casmir, though.
I really like this one. Has more personality than the original. I'm a spicy oriental girl normally, but I've been searching for something more subdued and work-appropriate that still has personality. This fits the bill nicely. My male friend said it reminded him of a really nice cup of tea, in a good way. Gets sweeter as it progresses, but never morphs into candy, thankfully. I find it soothing and subtly sexy. Reminds me a bit of Still by JLo (perhaps it's the freesia?), but this is much better. If you like Still, chances are good you'll enjoy this one.
To me, Prada is an "Obsession Lite". More transparent than Obsession (and Prada has more patchouli), but it's an Obsession knock-off without a doubt. I still like it, though, but the lasting power is awful. If I had to choose between the two, Obsession wins hands down.
Intoxicating and intriguing fragrance for men - there is really nothing out there like it. It has a BIG personality and LOADS of anise, so stay away if you're looking for something subtle. Some men might think it too feminine; it is quite sweet. Requires the right sort of personality to wear it well--it's not for everyone. Most certainly try before you buy.
Dirty English is old-school - in a good way - just like Burberry London. I love these leathery, spicy orientals on men. Very sexy!
Elegant, comforting, and sensual at the same time. Doesn't smell like Gaultier2 per se, but has the same effect: warm, sweet, skin scent. Loving it this winter!
A clear, refreshing, green scent that I enjoy wearing when I need a lift. It smells clean without being soapy or using that dreadful "marine" note. Quite calming, too - I wear it when I practice yoga. Not a seductive scent; rather, it's great for the office and/or hot weather.
Calming, refreshing, Zen-like fragrance that I love to wear while doing yoga or when I need to be transported to the fresh outdoors. So well done. Enjoy it much more than Mediteranee, which is too bitter.
As much as I adore Bvlgari fragrances, this is a big no-no. MUCH too much of that overly done, synthetic "marine" note that I can't stand. Enough already! The original Aqva is fantastic, however.
Bvlgari nailed it with this one - this is the best aquatic I have ever smelled. I agree with previous reviewers that it does indeed capture the true smell of the sea - minus that awful, synthetic "marine" note (steer clear of the newer version of Aqva, which has this note in abundance). Classy, fresh, and sexy at the same time - well done! Beautiful bottle, too.
This is a "mood" fragrance for me. As a woman, I receive many compliments when I wear Blv Notte for men - no one has mentioned that it smells too masculine. It's refreshing and rich at the same time, like those delicious ginger candies dipped in chocolate, yet the wood notes prevent it from smelling like food. My boyfriend wears it occasionally, too, and it is sexy on him as well. For those searching for something unique and eccentric.
Very likeable scent for me...not a must have, so I won't purchase a bottle, but would happily wear it if received as a gift. Enjoy the original, too.
Just beautiful. Feminine in the extreme, even innocent. Delicate rose mingles with violet and blackberries, giving it a youthful vibe. This is not your grandmother's rose. I picture this on a blonde bride, or a young woman lunching at the country club. Not a femme fatale fragrance, just a femme one....
I really like Sensous. Doesn't bowl me over with originality, but it's a very pleasant, warm skin scent. It's subtle (once the initial pepper note burns off) and appropriate for most occasions. Similar in feel to Gaultier2. Nice departure for Estee Lauder.
03rd November, 2008 (last edited: 04th January, 2009)
Sex in a bottle. 'Nuf said!
31st October, 2008 (last edited: 03rd January, 2017)