Fragrance Reviews from December 2002

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    Gai Mattiolo Uomo by Gai Mattiolo

    Very warm, pleasant, classy cologne that deserves a better recognition. First it smells a bit like Kenzo LP, then gets warmer when fruits, flowers and sandalwood kick in. The scent is clean and serene. Women often buy this cologne for themselves or use their husband's and brother's. Better suited for colder seasons.

    03 December, 2002

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    Green Jeans by Versace

    Versace Green Jeans is really nice, bright and cheerful scent. Seems too simple at first, but it grows on you. The color association with the scent is really GREEN - the drydown is quite piney. Increasingly hard-to-find nowadays!

    03 December, 2002

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    Guépard Homme by Guépard

    Guepard Homme can be described as typical chypre, deep and powdery yet fresh with great woodsy notes of labdanum and moss. Interesting bottle too - made of greenish blue frosted glass encased in silver fishnet-like threads. Thumbs up!

    03 December, 2002

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    Life Essence by Fendi

    This fragrance is like a warmer, much richer version of Givenchy Pour Homme. Smells of the cleanest wood, like when you chop cedar blocks with axe somewhere in a countryside in the middle of the winter. Lives a great trail, and don't think it doesn't last long - it does, it just sometimes people get so accustomed to the scent they just don't notice it. A winner. My favorite of all Fendis. Many female friends of mine compare it to the Truth CK (women's version), and I see where this could be coming from. Great price too. Recommended without any reservations!

    03 December, 2002

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    Nobile by Gucci

    My absolute favorite of all Gucci line, smells of green leaves when you crush them in your fingers. Too bad it's discontinued because it beats a lot of the recent fragrances hand down. Some women's website made a poll once about Top 10 sexiest male fragrances ever, and Nobile came first. Women do like it as I can personally attest. A classic!

    03 December, 2002

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    That's Amore! Lui by Gai Mattiolo

    During the blind test nobody could tell apart Mattiolo's That's Amore from Hugo Boss #6 (aka Boss Hugo Boss, the grey one). When you buy the bottle, there's a cute charm for the keys inside - a nice touch that makes it better that Boss #6 right away.

    03 December, 2002

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    Theorema Uomo by Fendi

    Theorema smells a bit similar to D&G Light Blue on the beginning, and Oscar for Men on the drydown - with notes of bergamot, geranium, cedar, vetiver and amber. It's a safe play - fresh, clean and spicy, but a bit generic.

    03 December, 2002

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    V/S for Men by Versace

    Quite an unusual scent made from contrasting components. The freshness of lemon and tangerine is underlined with soft spicyness of cardamon and coriander, tender floral accord of rose and jasmine is comdined with vetiver and cedar, and the base notes are composed of musk and tonka beans. The main setback for V/S is that it doesn't last long. Interesting, but fleeting.

    03 December, 2002

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    Zino Davidoff by Davidoff

    Strong and even a bit heavy at first cologne with notes of lavender, flowers (geranuim, lily of the valley, jasmine, rose), sandalwood, amber and musk. Dries down to very rich and smooth scent of tobacco and spices. I like this one a lot!

    03 December, 2002

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    Jeans Couture Man by Versace

    Sexy and sensual men's cologne opens with citrus accord of tangerine and bergamot, then develops into something more spicy with notes of cardamon and violet, then settles to a base of musk, sandalwood, patchouli and vetiver. Interesting bottle in a fashion of first Kenneth Cole fragrance.

    03 December, 2002

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    Catalyst for Men by Halston

    Smooth, subtle, spicy, a classic Halston fragrance. Warm and comfortable scent, best in a colder seasons.

    04 December, 2002

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    Eau d'Orange Verte by Hermès

    The fragrance formerly known as Hermes Eau De Cologne. Smells at first very deliciously citrusy, but unfortunately as with most citrus scents that part doesn't last all day. There is also a great mint note in it and a subtle note of exotic fruits like mango and papaya. I personally love Orange Verte, and it's in my Top 5 all-time favorite colognes. Recommended!

    04 December, 2002

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    Sentiment for Men by Escada

    Escada has finally found a really fine new scent for men. It will probably be its most successful male scent, to date. It's a very simple scent, but warm and lingering.It's great fom the moment you put it on and it has staying power. It has both a Shower Gel and Spray Deodorant, and when all three are used, it's a great clean, warm, and fresh scent for the winter.

    05 December, 2002

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    Ambro by Jacomo

    Two words - mint and amber. Another two words - Le Male. Ambro smells almost identical to Le Male, but it's less vivid, a bit muted, more introverted scent. Refined and classy. Check it out - you may discover a gem.

    05 December, 2002

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    Anthracite pour L'Homme by Jacomo

    Vibrant fresh fougere with chypre undertones released in 1991 as a pair to Jacomo Anthracite for Her. Very rare nowadays. Together with Ambro those are the two the most impressive Jacomo creations.

    05 December, 2002

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    Bogart by Jacques Bogart

    One of the all-time classics in men's colognes. Strong, dense, deep, formal, incredibly masculine. It's one of those love-it-or-hate-it fragrances. I personally don't wear a lot, but it will always be a special for me because Bogart was one of the first fragrances, if not the very first, that I bought when I was a teenager.

    05 December, 2002

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    Candie's Men by Candie's

    People tend to slag off the Liz fragrances, but I think they shouldn't because it's like comparing classic old Dutch artists to Andy Warhol. Candies is light, fresh, simple, upbeat fragrance that girls seem to absolutely adore. If you need a bright cheerful casual scent grab Candies and enjoy your day.

    05 December, 2002

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    Eau dans le Sable pour Homme by Kenzo

    The same scent as Kenzo L'Eau Par. No differences except the new "summer" packaging.

    05 December, 2002

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    Fluid Man by Iceberg

    Fresh floral fragrance, semi-sweet and spicy. The almond-shaped bottle is sheathed in cool silver chrome. Male and female versions are differentiated by juice color - red for women, blue for men. The juice colors are revealed in narrow cutaway strips that run down both sides of each bottle. Fleeting, doesn't last long.

    05 December, 2002

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    Iceberg Homme by Iceberg

    Discreet, long-lasting fragrance with a bergamot, lemon and orange blossom head, and flowery-spicy heart, complemented by musk and woody bottom notes. Fresh and masculine, good for office / summer / autumn wear.

    05 December, 2002

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    Iceberg Twice Homme by Iceberg

    Fresh and flowery, a bit sweet, but it's the right sweetnes in just the right amount. Lasts quite a long time and the smell can be detected even after shower. Definitely not the office type of a scent, it's too romantic, better suited for clubs or dates.

    05 December, 2002

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    Jean Luc Amsler Privé Homme by Jean Luc Amsler

    Yes. Here we have another winner. Imagine a scent of freshly pressed cotton shirts, still warm and exuding this amazing clean scent, and you will have an idea what Prive smells like. The composition is very interesting and contains a note of ginseng and guayaco wood among other things. Possibly the best scent from Amsler to date.

    05 December, 2002

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    Burl by Sulka

    I feel the best time to wear this fresh oriental is spring, when the weather's changing from warm to chilly quite often. So is this fragrance, it's fresh, but spicy-sweet at the same time, and the drydown is better than opening notes.

    05 December, 2002

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    One Man Show by Jacques Bogart

    At the beginning of perestroika One Man Show was probably the most popular cologne in Russia, my native country. Probably that's because it was one of the few upscale fragrances that were readily available in the stores back in that time. So much popular it was that it got its own nickname - Vanka (from "One" and the Russian name Ivan). The smell of One Man Show often transports me to that late 80's time, which wasn't the merriest one.

    05 December, 2002

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    Venezia Uomo by Laura Biagiotti

    Light woodsy aroma released in 1988 with classic notes of bergamot, lavender, jasmine, cedar and sandalwood. From the description it may sound as some good masculine cologne, but somehow it feels like it's... unfinished of sorts. Something is missing here.

    05 December, 2002

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    Yang by Jacques Fath

    This one is really amazing. It's surely one of the best fragrances not only released in a recent couple of years, but probably in a whole decade. Fans of Declaration Cartier will find many similar notes in Yang, but I like Yang much better. Another fragrance it reminds me of is The Verte (Green Tea) by Roger et Gallet. Yang contains notes of forest berries, green tea, cardamon, cedar, vetiver, sandal and oakmoss. Fresh, lively, vibrant, sunny, feel-so-good scent that girls go nuts for. Two thumbs up.

    05 December, 2002

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    Effusion for Him by Iceberg

    Unusual, fruity-fresh, sharp masculine fragrance with notes of apple, grapefruit (very prominent), orange blossoms, rose, white cedar and musk. It is sporty and dynamic, and I feel it was designed with a younger (18 - 30) crowd in mind.

    05 December, 2002

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    Lacoste pour Homme by Lacoste

    The fragrance that will be forever remembered for this TV ad of a naked guy wandering about the room, then sitting down to drink coffee. But the scent itself is pretty much non-descript, something about the Allure comes to mind, and the drydown smells a bit like first Michael Kors for men.

    05 December, 2002

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    Sun Men by Jil Sander

    As many other fragrances from Jil Sander, Sun is light and airy scent, a tad floral, a bit ambery, and quite sweet. Not my taste, though. I liked the bottle a whole lot better - stylish, minimalistic and very much Bauhaus.

    05 December, 2002

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    L'Eau D'Issey pour Homme Lumières D'Issey by Issey Miyake

    Smells very much like original L'Eau D'Issey, so much so that many people can't tell the two fragrances apart. However, the drydown of Lumieres seems to be a bit different on me, just a tad less woody. The bottle's different from the original and totally trasparent - don't expose it to the sun!

    05 December, 2002

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