Fragrance Reviews from May 2003

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    Renato's avatar

    Australia Australia

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    M7 by Yves Saint Laurent

    To me, M7 smells a bit like Opium for five minutes, and then becomes something that reminds me strongly of Diesel Zero Plus.

    02 May, 2003

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    United States United States

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    Méchant Loup by L'Artisan Parfumeur

    L'Artisan has a gem in this one. It's sexy, mysterious and dark. It's sweet and has a lot of different levels going on, true to the whole L'Artisan line. The hazelnut is strong throughout but it's by no means cloying or over the top. Amazing Scent.

    04 May, 2003

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    United States United States

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    Touch for Men by Burberry

    LOVE IT! Strange top notes, but quickly settles into a very nice scent. The Shower gel wonderfully accents the fruit in the top notes and exponentially adds to the lasting power. Great scent.

    04 May, 2003 (Last Edited: 16 June, 2003)

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    United States United States

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    Dzing! by L'Artisan Parfumeur

    Wow is all I can say about this one. I have recently come to LOVE the L'Artisan line and this one is absolutely amazing. It starts off kind of boring with some incense and a sawdust like smell to it. However, about a half hour into it, woods, some fruit, incense and spices start to come out and it turns into one of the more complex and intriguing fragrances I've ever come across. Amazing Stuff.

    04 May, 2003

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    Sweden Sweden

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    Aqua Fitness by Biotherm

    Feminine bottle, but highly masculine juice. Extremely pleasant scent which everyone I´ve met adores.Yet another top of the line product from this amazing company!

    05 May, 2003

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    United States United States

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    Façonnable by Façonnable

    I'm not sure how this scent dries down because the first 10 minutes were so awful that I couldn't get to the shower fast enough to wash it off. On the bright side, it took three showers to get it all washed off so the staying power is good. I might have gotten a bottle gone bad, but I"m not willing risk trying it again to find out{shudder}. Awful.

    06 May, 2003 (Last Edited: 16 June, 2003)

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    Piper Nigrum by Lorenzo Villoresi

    This is exactly what I would imagine the Grand Bazaar of ancient Constantinople to smell like.
    The bazaar was once a major world trading hub between the orient, mideast, and europe.
    All of these wonderful spices brought together in one area, I imagine would create this effect.
    The notes that dominate this scent are the freshness of the peppermint, a solid base of amber and myrrh, and the consistent swirling of fresh, unrefined black pepper.
    A spicy scent good for most of the year with a breath of fresh air. Excellent work by Villoresi, who himself was introduced to his business by the cultivating and mixing of spices.

    06 May, 2003

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    United States United States

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    Ultraviolet Man by Paco Rabanne

    Eeeek ghad! I've tried this three times, and three times walked away liking it less and less. The first time, it seemed so light--the second, not much better. This last time, I sprayed it on my skin and it just induced a big headache. As mentioned in the other review, I can easily name two dozen colognes I enjoy better than this. It has a bright, orangey burst to start off with, but dried down to that rubber alien bit. I can't wait to wash it off!! Must...go...now. It's got...like...kryptonite in...it...

    06 May, 2003

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    Adidas Adrenaline by Adidas

    I sampled this fragrance recently, i bought the the deodorant stick, it not a bad scent, its best so far by Adidas especially considering the price

    08 May, 2003

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    Essenza di Zegna by Ermenegildo Zegna

    Another one of those fragrances for mature men. Essenza di Zegna seems to be aiming for the market previously occupied by fragrances like the original Armani. Sure enough, it is strongly reminiscent of the Armani classic, even down to the pointless base on the bottle. A little lighter than Armani, though - imagine a blend of Armani and Aqua di Gio and you're about there. Sadly its middle note smelt unpleasantly marine on me - get this one if you fancy a twist on a classic, but be sure to test it first.

    12 May, 2003

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    Monsieur de Givenchy by Givenchy

    Your correspondent might be interested to know that rather than delete MdeG Givenchy has re-released it, at least in France, in an updated bottle and slightly different packaging. Actually hasn't changed much - the lines are sleeker, it looks more modern, and the fragrance doesn't seem to have changed at all. Givenchy Gentleman has had the same makeover. It's good to see the company keeping these old favourites going - Monsieur de Givenchy is a classic, in my opinion. It has much more depth and individuality than some products from certain supposedly 'exclusive' French perfume houses...

    12 May, 2003

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    Baldessarini by Baldessarini

    I think this talk about 'mature' fragrances is just another marketing ruse. Sure, packaging-wise this looks like the kind of fragrance aimed at older men, but don't be fooled - the important element, the fragrance itself, is nothing remarkable. It has an unpleasant, sickly sweetness that dries down after an hour or so to a less offensive base. I couldn't describe it as grown-up or particularly classy: If you're looking for a fragrance that really separates the men from the boys, try Vetiver by Guerlain.

    12 May, 2003

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    Cuiron Pour Homme by Helmut Lang

    Cuiron has all the makings of a contemporary classic. Great, unfussy packaging. A fragrance that is masculine but not so much that it makes you want to go and live in the woods. An artful, enigmatic structure that will draw you back again and again to try to figure out its secrets. The wife likes it as well. What more could you ask for?

    12 May, 2003

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    Gendarme by Gendarme

    Gendarme is the most fabulous fragrance out on the market today. It is elegant and sexy at the same time. I always get compliments from women whenever I go out to a bar or club. Your nose gets used to Gendarme very quickly (so you cannot smell it on yourself after about an hour) but others will notice it on you many hours after you've sprayed it. Purchase this incredible fragrance. Good day.

    14 May, 2003

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    Gendarme V by Gendarme

    Gendarme V is another incredible fragrance that is sweeter and more "Greener" than the original. The fragrance is so unique that people pay attention to it. If you want a warmer heavier version of Gendarme get the V. You won't be dissappointed!

    14 May, 2003

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    Jaïpur Homme by Boucheron

    Baby powder and licorice. Nasty.

    16 May, 2003

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    Agua Brava Sea Power by Antonio Puig

    This is a very nice, casual, freshly aquatic composition that is perfect for warm, sunny mornings and afternoons. I'm not sure of the exact breakdown of the component notes, but it is somewhat similar to fragrances like L'eau par Kenzo pour Homme, Adidas Moves, and My Ocean by Club Med. The price is definitely right on this one - in fact, it's one of the least expensive colognes around.

    16 May, 2003

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    United States United States

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    Moods Uomo by Krizia

    My first impression was the slim, yet exquisite box. All white with the nYc logo on it with Chez above it and Bond below. Inside, the bottle was tucked away in and wrapped up nicely in silver paper, with the Bond no. 9 sticker on top. The bottle itself is pretty cool. Imagine a star shape, without the piece missing in the middle (between the legs.) It's stands kind of tall, is relatively thin (1 inch), with the same sticker in the middle but Bond No. 9 New York painted in the lower left hand of the bottle. The top is kind of funky, like an oval flat thing that reveals a small, stout spray which works great. The fragrance itself is great. I like it more than Himalaya, and with it being an eau de parfum, will last a lot longer. Overall, very impressed with this creation from the scent itself, to the packaging, and bottle. They even threw in several other samples which I'll have to try.

    21st May, 2003

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