Perfume Reviews

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Total Reviews: 19

Amongst Waves by Gallagher Fragrances

Synthetic, artificial, chemical melon warfare in a bottle.

The overall smell is as artificial as the color of the juice.

It has this strange, earthy undertone, it smells off.

This makes most designers smell like high quality.
28th August, 2017

iloreN by Gallagher Fragrances

Floral, cheap, old and soapy as in a toilet freshener, with the typical off balance to hide the unpleasant aroma's.

This will never touch my skin again.
23rd August, 2017

Shooting Stars : Ibitira by Xerjoff

Xerjoff always uses the same recipe, that's the reason why they are so recognisable.

1) Copy a popular designer concept.
2) Change the balance.
3) Improve concentration and quality of ingredients.
4) Put it in a very expensive bottle.

That's why they can release so many perfumes: the creative process has been cut out.

The soapy aspects of Prada Amber / Infusion d'Homme are obvious. I even got a Dior Homme / Intense vibe because of the sweet, woody iris.

The rose / iris combo is very nice though. Is it worth the price? That is up to your wallet. For me, it isn't.
19th August, 2017
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Ambre Loup by Rania J

A very dark, deep, intense, almost smoky, animalic amber.

It does smell like a "loup" (= wolf), but it is the kind of wolf that is growling towards you, with red and bloodshot eyes.

Respectable, challenging, but in the end: unwearable for most situations.
14th August, 2017

Oud Assam by Rania J

Cheesy, funky, animalic oud. In the worst possible way.

Oud Restroom. Please avoid.
27th November, 2016 (last edited: 14th August, 2017)

Vodka on the Rocks by By Kilian

I don't mind a generic, fresh designer fragrance. I own Curve and Fierce by A&F, fragrances I highly enjoy. Vodka on the rocks, which costs €235 for 50ml, manages to smell worse than those two. Mind-boggling. It smells like a designer gone wrong. The opening is a citrus effect, which disappears within minutes. The fragrance goes "blank", poof, gone. Wait a minute, this is the vodka effect! This is done by deadly amounts of the incredibly cheap Iso E Super. Does By Kilian know that alcoholics like to drink vodka because it is odourless? Why would anyone want to spend ridiculous amounts of money to smell like cheap vodka? To make sure that everyone knows they are a hardcore alcoholic? Luckily, for the consumers who got scammed into buying this joke, it's a thin and very cheap designer in a posh bottle. I'm sure their typical clientele will experience a huge placebo effect when smelling this piece of dreck.
27th November, 2016

Eau Arborante : Succus by Les Liquides Imaginaires

Tropical fruits with something underneath. Woodsy - spicy base. The tropical effect is not like bubblegum or bathing products for women, so it is well done. What's underneath smells slightly "off" to my nose. The aroma in its totality does not work. Something is missing to make it richer and fuller. Neutral rating.
13th November, 2016

Cadavre Exquis by Bruno Fazzolari

It's just two guys having fun in the lab.
The perfumers call this a "frankenstein", a "monster".
Cadavre means death body by the way.
They intentionally made something that stinks.

So where is the art here?
Is this perfume a tirade against gourmands?
Why do these artsy perfumes need to stink all the time?
That is so easy to do.

So who is wearing this?
On what occasion?
Did the big supporters buy a bottle?

Smoke. Camphor. Licorice.
Vulgar fruity bubblegum is peaking through.
On a bed of stinky animalics.

Well indeed, bravo for making something unwearable.
That is so artsy and so difficult to do.

07th November, 2016

Yuzu Ab Irato 09 by Parfumerie Generale

The opening is minty, with references to some acrid, cheap deodorant. The drydown reminds me of Garnier's Pure Active facescrub with some yuzu sprinkled on top. Performance is incredibly low, it disappears quickly. It's interestingly different, it's strange, without smelling like a dung oud. This gets a neutral rating.
15th October, 2016

L'Eau de Circé 05 by Parfumerie Generale

A very sweet fruity floral. Smells familiar to my nose. Strong focus on peach and osmanthus. Only for young girls. No drastic changes in the drydown, one dimensional from start to finish. I would never want my girlfriend to smell like this.
27th September, 2016

Cozé Verdé 2.1 by Parfumerie Generale

Coconutty fig. Creamy and milky indeed. I love this opening. It's quite sensual, which I know sounds ridiculous to some of you. From a distance, when you get a whiff of the sillage, the milky fig is less evident. I get more of a tame reference to the original Coze. The Verde version is not as strong as the original, it's more civilized. If the opening effect would last well into the drydown, this would get a thumbs up.
21st September, 2016

Cozé 02 by Parfumerie Generale

Coze opens green / smoky and dries down to a herbal-spicy patchouli classical fragrance. Brutally masculine, old-stylish, playing in the same league as Caron's Yatagan.

Maybe I'm brainwashed by Thierry Mugler, but I don't see the patchouli-gourmand link here. I would never call this a gourmand.

Projection / sillage is hefty, the scent trail travels a long distance, the aroma "hangs" in the air like a cloud.

This is not my style at all. Coze evokes dark thoughts, in a bad way.

19th September, 2016

Shooting Stars : Dhajala by Xerjoff

Feminine for sure. Opens with a blast of fruit and florals. Everything is very pretty.
Gets very sweet in the drydown, which are probably the balsams and the amber doing its work.

When I smell my arm up close, I can smell some cheap and generic Calvin Klein-esque notes.
So this is basically a cK fragrance where they added high quality balsams and florals to make it smell expensive. As it dries down the amber gets on the foreground and the rest slowly disappears.

This is how I envision what a gold digger must smell like.
The cK base as a reference to her past as a random girl.
The rich florals and balsams coming into her life when she married the millionaire.
18th December, 2013
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Kouros by Yves Saint Laurent

King Kouros.

I do get incense out of Kouros. But it's certainly not the main player. It's very complex.
It's spicy, slightly floral, smokey, sweet, slightly animalic, it has a ton of musk and a touch of civet.
It's amazing that such a clash of notes can blend together smoothly in the drydown.
The biggest issue most people have with Kouros is the opening.
I own a 50ml of Kouros and I don't want to be without it.
I don't wear it monthly but there are times that I crave to wear it.
I love my "compliment getters", but I need my "Kouros" moment from time to time.
I need that moment when something is on my mind or when I'm unhappy about something or need to reflect on certain things.
It's brutal. Super masculine. Uncompromising. Kouros doesn't care. It gives me a rush.
I mostly wear it when I'm at home. I have worn it a couple of times while shopping.
I remember 1 old guy literally staring at me in the bus. Not in disgust though.
It was like he was hypnotized. I have never seen that look on anyone's face.
They might not expect such a fragrance on a guy who is in his twenties, lol.

If you don't give Kouros a test on your skin, you should be banned from this forum.

Oh BTW, my mother says it smells soapy.
I never asked her if it smells soapy, as in urinal cakes.
Because I don't care.

14th September, 2013

Arpège pour Homme by Lanvin


The juice in my sample is dark brown.

Not purple like the bottles.... weird.

This stuff is very sexy.

Smooth. Powdery.

To me it's useless to try to point out specific notes, since the notes are very interwoven.

It contains quite a bit of florals, not only iris.

I get a fruity vibe.

The vanilla is slightly boozy.

Sounds like a feminine fragrance, right?

Well, it carefully walks the line of unisex.

Slightly tipping to the masculine side.

But it will keep you in doubt.

It's fascinating. You can't stop smelling yourself.

I got this sample when I was a newbie.

It was way too daring for me.

Now I love it.

I should have bought this...

Arpege pour Homme is grossly underrated.

This is so much better than the regular Dior Homme.

It outshines Midnight in Paris, which I totally hate.

The "feminine notes for guys" theme was perfected in DHI though.

Pros: Sexy. An unknown gem.
Cons: Might be too feminine for some. "

14th September, 2013

Potion by Dsquared2

I bought Potion EDP after the first sniff, which is something I don't do a lot.

There have been a lot of reviews claiming it has terrible longevity and sillage.
I tested it multiple times. I do 2 sprays to the chest and 1 to the back of the neck.
Longevity is at least 7 hours on my skin.
Sillage? Not really good but I did get some whafts during those hours.
I like strong fragrances but I am not disappointed with Potion EDP.

Now what people seem to forget with Potion is the purpose.
This is not a clubbing fragrance like Vintage Dior Homme Intense with superb sillage.
Potion is the perfect fragrance for a date.
It is not made to get attention, it's not a clubbing fragrance.
It's a subtle fragrance which will project at the right time.
For example when you move around.
You can't judge Potion while wearing it at home, sitting in front of your computer doing your work.
It will project a sensual, mysterious and inviting cloud while you are giving your date a kiss before you're going to a restaurant.

Potion is marketed as a sensual fragrance.

"It represents a tool of seduction, conquer and emotions and is inspired by the chemical workshops of the past. Potion is designed as a magical alchemy that evokes carnal desires and lust.

The composition is aromatic woody with a distinctive background of amber. It is developed by Annick Menardo. “A new recipe of olfactory seduction” and “a potion of quality ingredients arousing amorous desires”"

I totally have to agree with the marketing.
It's an interesting fragrance that will draw girls in.
If you are on a date with a girl, and she gets a whaft of it, you will come over as mysterious and sensual. She will get close to you to smell more. I repeat, it is not meant to project like most panty droppers, this is sophisticated stuff.

I like to compare it with Rochas Man.
Another sensual fragrance, but without good projection.
Great for dates, and even for college/university or even at work.

My advise is, try this fragrance and never forget the purpose of it.
I love this stuff.
I expected it to be very unisex, but it's really masculine from my view.
Smoky, slightly sweet and spicy, amber and cinnamon. Great stuff.
22nd March, 2012

He Wood by Dsquared2

I absolutely love this stuff!
From first sniff I was impressed and I knew I needed to buy it immediately. Funny how other users also had this experience.
Every time I apply it, I'm just smiling at how good this is. Sometimes I just take the bottle and sniff the spray head. It's modern and sexy. You will stand out from the overly popular marine-fresh scents. Sillage and longevity are both very good.
01st June, 2010

DKNY Red Delicious Men by Donna Karan

I get very bad sillage and longevity out of this...
This was love from the first smell, but the longevity is insanely low.
And the spray mechanism is really bad.
14th May, 2008

Chrome by Azzaro

This stuff is awesome.
It's one of the few fresh citrus scents with good longevity and sillage!
Sometimes the drydown is insane...
I remember being in the buss, and I was asking myself "hmm, who is smelling so good here". Untill I realised the smell was following me to my house and in my room... It was me who smelled awesome!!! Damn this stuff is great.
14th May, 2008