Fragrance Reviews from October 2003

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    Byblos Uomo (original) by Byblos

    Byblos has a floor cleaner citrus scent to it that blends very strangely with the jasmine note, mixing to an unusual sparkling grape-like smell. The top notes dry down to a very soapy, floral fragrance which is very unique and somewhat pleasant. Best about 30 minutes after sraying.

    28 October, 2003

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    OP Juice by Ocean Pacific

    The fragrance is great, but the name and bottle is not. Don't be fooled into thinking that this is an 18-24 year old cologne just because the the name portrays it that way. The smell is clean, fresh and it has good staying power. Any man can wear it and smell good. Buy it....just hide the bottle!

    28 October, 2003

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    Ambre /Amber by L'Occitane

    A hint of something citrus at the top. Only lasts a few seconds. It may just be a sharp spicy pungent odor that mimics citric notes. Then the incense rises. This one has the Gucci pour homme note that resembles the smell of an old cathedral. I smiled when this note appeared. Finally, the amber. Sweet notes undoubtedly influenced by the vanilla. Not too deep, just right. Something to complement my M7 in the wardrobe. Soothingly calm, a nice scent to envelop me when i sleep. Overall, a simple scent, nothing overtly luscious or voluptuous about it, which is fine, since you probably have MPG Ambre or Santal Noble or Sandalo to fit that category. L'Occitane Amber is just right for a nondescript evening out. Not to impress, only for personal enjoyment and comfort.

    28 October, 2003

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    Coriolan by Guerlain

    Good fragrances don't turn up every year, but when Coriolan was launched, it had no contemporary rivals. In a period when lemon and water were the only ingredients of smash-hit fragrances, Guerlain successfully introduced this splendid woody alternative. It may not have the same undisputed qualities of Guerlain's fragrances from the past, but for the sake of diversity: keep one in your collection. The bottle still looks good, too.

    29 October, 2003

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    Habit Rouge by Guerlain

    This sweet, spicy fragrance attracts men and women alike... it feels like a nice warm coat, its powdery quality gives it that distinguished character that you won't find in any other male perfume. Habit Rouge is unlikely to ever hit the top-10 list of best selling fragrances, but it will outlast the lot of them. A daring, refined classic.

    29 October, 2003

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    Vetiver by Guerlain

    Think of those hot summer nights on the town, crowded parties with beautiful women and passionate, sexy, cuban rhythms: that's what Vetiver is all about. It's macho, it's stylish, and it will never fail the proof of elegance. The original Vetiver is an absolute classic; the current version features a new bottle (bring back the old one, please!) and a slightly softened top note, all in an attempt to attract a younger audience. It still does the magic, though.

    29 October, 2003

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    Bic Homme by Bic

    Yuck. Smells just as bad as it looks. I've tried it at a supermarket counter in a small Mediterranean town. If you ever meet a girl behind the counter of a supermarket in a small Mediterranean town, buy a lighter instead.

    29 October, 2003

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    Alain Delon / AD by Alain Delon

    I had a mini-me version of AD in the mid-eighties. Loved it for a while, but in my opinion it did'nt stand the test of time. Maybe I should have put the cap back on.

    30th October, 2003

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    Cool Water by Davidoff

    If you're 15 and going to a school dance, you can be forgiven for spraying this on. As for Wham! and Duran Duran in the 80s, decent packaging and clever marketing did the trick. It's not bad, but there's not an inch of refinement in it. Bland and dull.

    30th October, 2003

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    Racine by Maître Parfumeur et Gantier

    The first whiff of Racine brought me back to my Sicilian roots. This is a powerful, slightly arrogant scent, which will feel like a slap in the face to many boys and girls. Very distinctive and seductive, this is nothing like any other unisex fragrance. Nice buildup, lasts forever on your skin, keeps its beauty. The cap on the bottle is... large.

    30th October, 2003

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    M7 by Yves Saint Laurent

    Doing 110 mph behind the wheel of an old British sportscar, light drizzle on the windshield, grey clouds everywhere... perfect setting for a whiff of M7. It feels so warm you won't need the heater. Whenever you feel like taking your place in the driver's seat, YSL's fragrance won't fail you: commissioned by a guy called Ford, named after a motorway and a Bavarian sports-saloon, M7 leaves most fragrances far, very far behind. Works in my small VW, too.

    30th October, 2003

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