Fragrance Reviews from November 2003

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    OP Juice by Ocean Pacific

    This is a very heady tropical fruity scent. It is very long lasting and puting too much on can be overwhelming to you and others around you. I do find the sprayer on the bottle to be the most enoying thing ever invented.

    01st November, 2003

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    Zirh by Zirh

    I apply this liberally and await it's spell--yet there is none! A disappointing scent. No longevity and unoriginal except for the packaging. Now that I mention the packaging--it's terrible! The design is first-rate yet if it doesn't funtion or there is extreme waste, what's the point? Zirh needs to concentrate on either being a mens line of products or an androgynous line.

    02 November, 2003

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    Duel by Annick Goutal

    Great! Starts off sprakling and fresh with a warm aromatic base...a little on the light side as the lasting power is short, and the base doesn't really develop, but nonetheless a refreshing surprise form AG!

    02 November, 2003

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    Royal Copenhagen by Royal Copenhagen

    This is the perfect example of a timeless, classic, oriental floral scent.
    Soft, very warm, baby-powder-like fragrance that makes you feel comfortable and confident in the cold seasons.

    02 November, 2003

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    Watt for Men Blue by Cofinluxe

    Watt is a very harsh, cheap smelling citrus scent. It's the only citrus scent that has ever given me a headache. It fades into something easier to stand after about a half hour, but soon fades away. You get what you pay for with this one.

    03 November, 2003

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    Aramis Life by Aramis

    Smells like Dax Wave and Groom pomade to me...must be the bergamot....The verdict is still out for me on this...

    03 November, 2003

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    Envy for Men by Gucci

    A fragrance for the ages. Classic yet timely. This is an adult males fragrance. Not for a kid attempting to be a man. I don't 'seek' compliments yet when this is worn they are never-ending. Classic, manly enduring fragrance. Well shaped packaging system. I recommend this to all men.

    03 November, 2003

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    Gai Mattiolo Uomo by Gai Mattiolo

    I don't like fresh-citrus-green fragrances, but this is amazing. the drydown is fresh-green, a little sweet.
    very long lasting.

    03 November, 2003

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    Jaguar (original) by Jaguar

    very different,but a little weak and it's not long lasting(3hr)

    03 November, 2003

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    Purple Label by Ralph Lauren

    What a disappointment...disappeared on my skin after about an hour; lacking true originality - another "everyman" fragrance from Ralph Lauren. To its credit, it is light, fresh, and crisp highlighted by the juniper notes...but it never really develops. Definitely not on my Xmas list!

    03 November, 2003

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    Nicole Miller for Men by Nicole Miller

    Where citrus scents tend to be simple and sterile, the orange note in Nicole Miller is an interesting departure from the norm. Kudos to the perfumer for daring to be bold here. Imagine, orange notes projected further than it was ever meant to, by leathery notes! What an extravagant mix of complex opposites. Sweet and tangy melding with the bitter and pungent, makes for a voluptuous entity. This scent smacks of the licentious affair and it is also no longer in production. Who knows when someone will be this bold with the orange note again? See it, snag it!

    04 November, 2003

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    Eau d'Elide by Diptyque

    Diptyque’s interpretation of the orange note in D’Elide is nothing short of luscious. This is what it means to be umami, the epitome of richness. In this scent, the bitter orange note is enveloped in a layer of sultry vanilla. I love sweetness and this one blows my mind with a double whammy! The slight bitter note gives the scent a nice complexity and depth. Though created in 1988, thankfully it is still readily available.

    04 November, 2003

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    M7 by Yves Saint Laurent

    M7 is a striking new scent that goes off tangent in a distinctly new direction for Oriental fragrances. It is very flexible. One spritz and you're set for a nice romantic dinner, 4 spritz and you're proclaiming your existence. I dub this scent King of the Orient, but a caveat, its not for everyone. You need loads of confidence to pull this off. Truly a scent for the bold, modern man.

    04 November, 2003

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    Anvers by Ulrich Lang

    Truly original - the best new scent I've smelled in a while. It seethes urbanity. Reminiscent of a Fall evening out on the town, the kind where you can see your breath and the air is slightly moist, crisp and invigorating. It has a curiously pleasing note that, seriously, reminds me of second-hand cigarette smoke on a wool suit jacket (from back in the day when smoking was still allowed in the good bars). Class, sophistication and cool. Highly recommended.

    04 November, 2003

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    Bay Rum by Geo F Trumper

    Heady crushed bay leaves and cloves. Superbly manly. Definitely reminds me of the holidays. I’d bathe in this. Reminds me faintly of Creed’s Bayrum Vetiver, but of course it would since bay leaves are something one cannot cover up well with any other notes.

    05 November, 2003

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    Skye by Geo F Trumper

    This stuff is liquid sky! Wow! So fresh and pure. Like being in a cloud of Spring rain somewhere between the cloud and the earth. Ylang ylang, geranium, bourbon, neroli, rosemary and musk are five of the eleven notes that give this jewel its glimmer. Beautifully orchestrated to pull quickly through the citrus into the floral bouquet and then slowly into the musk. Modern, but not synthetic in the least. Gotta have this one.

    05 November, 2003

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    Eau de Cologne by Geo F Trumper

    Composed of lemon, bergamot, neroli, rosemary and bitter orange. Extremely similar to Villoresi’s Acqua di Colonia though w/o the bottom flirtation with musk. Most probably this is like several others out there similarly composed. If you really want a Trumper that evokes citrus and does it very well try GFT. This one’s very good, but no reason to really have it over the other unless you are a die-hard Trumper fan.

    05 November, 2003

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    Lavender Water by Geo F Trumper

    Although this fragrance claims to have lavender, patchouli, clary sage, sandalwood, oak moss and peppermint, I find that either I cannot detect it all or they are overborn by the lavender followed by the peppermint. I think it smells remarkably similar to LV Inglese, which, after all, is a return on Villoresi’s part, to the days of the classic English Cologne. I would imagine that Trumper’s Lavender would drydown beautifully, but right out of the bottle it can appear a bit stringent.

    05 November, 2003

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    Milk of Flowers by Geo F Trumper

    ZZZOOOWWWYYYY! The longer I sniff this the more clove fills my nose. That may not sound all that nice, but it is. It has the most distinct two-fold development I’ve smelled in a while even thought the top floral notes last only briefly in comparison to the cloves. On par with Bay Rum, Curzon and Astor for spicy warmth.

    05 November, 2003

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    Ajaccio Violets by Geo F Trumper

    Corsican violets! Who would have thought a men’s floral could be done so outstandingly fresh and sweet. I love this. One of my favorite Trumper items so far. Just plain makes my head swim from fragrance giddiness. After smelling this I can now place where violets, or something like them, make their appearance in several other fragrances I own.

    05 November, 2003

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    Portugal by Geo F Trumper

    not to be confused in the least with Creed Bois du Portugal. This is composed of sweet orange, bitter orange, neroli and musk. This is somewhere in between Trumper Eau de Cologne and GFT. Again, not unlike LV Acqua di Colonia, but pleasant in its on right.

    05 November, 2003

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    Eau de Quinine by Geo F Trumper

    not to be confused the Crown Perfumery fragrance of the same name.
    This is wonderfully rendered from rosemary, lemon, bergamot and some powdery notes to give this a fantasticly more…dare I say…modern appeal than the Crown item. I disliked the Crown EdQ after a while finding it grating and harsh, but not Trumper’s version. Maybe a bit too powdery for some and maybe even a bit to floral-like at first, but I find it unusually pleasant.

    05 November, 2003

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    Royal by Geo F Trumper

    Royal is truly named accurately. This fragrance is touted as being simply a blend of spice and spice, but the way it develops is sheer bliss for the heavy fragrance lover. It bears some faint similarity with Eucris in complexity and formality as well as the warmth of Curzon and Astor, but even so, Royal has a clear distinction of its own. Although launched in recent times, it has the classic tradition of Trumper wrapped up in a royal package.

    05 November, 2003

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    Jasper Conran Man by Jasper Conran

    NOTHING GOING ON WITH THIS SCENT! It's what I'd call a "non" scent. It's liquid bland. I don't dislike it, but there's nothing to pay money for or get excited about. Try it before you buy it. J. Augustt 11/06/03

    05 November, 2003

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    Gucci pour Homme by Gucci

    This is a great new scent by Gucci. It does harken back to the good "old" days of REAL scents that have warmth and spices you can smell and feel...and it lasts!!! This is sure to be a new classic for those who like it real and classy. J. Augustt 11/06/03

    05 November, 2003

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    Echo by Davidoff

    There is nothing new here. It's bland and a big disappointment. Be sure you try it before you buy it. Davidoff must have let their guard down. J. Augustt

    05 November, 2003

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    Stetson Untamed by Stetson

    This is a VERY classy new scent from Stetson. They put away the cowboy and the horse and created a very fine, sophisticated warm scent. It's light but it's fresh, woody, and warm. If this was released by an upscale label, it would sell for big bucks. This one is worth a try. J. Augustt 11/05/03

    05 November, 2003

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    Gucci pour Homme by Gucci

    Another fabulous scent from Tom Ford! Mainstream, it is not! Smooth, woody/leathery and refined! Deep dark amber color juice, and a heavy, thick, square glass bottle, gives this distinct fragrance alot of clout! The amber/leather basenotes with the papyrus/orris heart, gives this fragrance its longlasting, but subtle appeal. Another "sniff" down a different fragrance path. Try it!! and Rive Gauche too!

    05 November, 2003

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    Dia Man by Amouage

    Dia is to "die for"! It is Amouage's greatest creation for Men! Rich and deep, but smooth. Longlasting and sophisticated! The blend of uncommon notes makes this Top Shelf fragrance worth every penny.

    05 November, 2003

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    Purple Label by Ralph Lauren

    Very smooth, subtle, and close to the skin, a fresh familiarity awaits with Purple Label. It reminds me of Lanvin Homme with more depth. I like this fragrance for its richness and smooth musky base, but it isn't so unique or longlasting. The bottle is great. Classy and elegant, but I expected more from the juice. Even though..my thumb goes up! and I generously "spritz" :)

    05 November, 2003

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