Fragrance Reviews from June 2003

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    Essenza di Zegna by Ermenegildo Zegna

    A very light and pleasant aroma similar to Acqua di Gio but smoother and not as "biting". The myrtle note that is dominant is very soothing and soft. The fragrance lasts without being strong or overpowering. The bottle is very tactile, slim and flattened. The cap is thick and heavy. A great everyday scent!

    10th June, 2003

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    H.M. by Hanae Mori

    HM is a truly elegant gourmand scent. I highly recommend the EDP version as the chocolate is deeper and the fragrance is more well rounded. If you are shy about wearing something with edible notes HM will serve as a great introduction. It's light, draws attention and lasts a very long time.

    13 June, 2003

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    Cristobal pour Homme by Balenciaga

    Put Thierry Mugler's Cologne in an atomizer with Pi and you'd get something a bit like this. It has incredible lasting power and while strong isn't overwhelming. Classy and confident. Excellent fall/winter evening scent.

    16 June, 2003

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    Tea for Two by L'Artisan Parfumeur

    If L'artisan's head perfumer went to work for Demeter this is what they'd produce. It smells like what the title says: a cup of tea. I love tea in scents when it accents and plays off the other notes.....in this one, it smells like a cup of tea. Great quality, but not my bag at all.

    16 June, 2003

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    Eau Parfumée au Thé Blanc by Bulgari

    The first 20 minutes of this scent are kind of odd. It comes off as somewhat synthetic and something smells like they should have named it l'eau de la vieille dame. After the "old lady" top notes, it becomes a beautiful complex scent with the tea and musk nicely combining to make a very elegant and non imposing summer scent. Give it a few minutes, it's worth it. Excellent scent and is destined to become a summer staple for me. The shower gel is top notch as well.

    16 June, 2003

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    Jungle pour Homme by Kenzo

    An absolute favourite. Always gets positively commented on and the fragrance lasts all day, mellowing out nicely. Sometimes hard to find in Duty Free shops though - anybody know why?

    17 June, 2003

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    Michael for Men by Michael Kors

    A remarkable sensual fragrance, which I like as much as Basala and Rocabar.

    18 June, 2003

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    Claiborne Sport by Liz Claiborne

    Not bad at all. Very clean and invigorating. One Claibornes best.

    19 June, 2003

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    Escada Homme by Escada

    I really enjoy this luxurious blend. Better for evening use or cool weather. Elegant all the way. The cognac is warm and inviting.

    19 June, 2003

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    Marc Jacobs for Men by Marc Jacobs

    Foul! This stuff is terrible. It's overly powdery and the fig overpowers the scent. Near the the top of my ten worst.

    19 June, 2003

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    parfums*PARFUMS Series 5 Sherbet: Cinnamon by Comme des Garçons

    Wonderfully light blend of cinnamon bark, white flowers, and the typical herbal CDG blend of herbs and spices. An all-year, unisex scent, this is sold in a 1oz edt spray...not as sweet as the peppermint or rhubarb, this smells a lot like what I'd like the original CDG EDP to be - not so medicinal!!! Give it a shot!

    19 June, 2003

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    parfums*PARFUMS Series 5 Sherbet: Rhubarb by Comme des Garçons

    Sweet and mellow, slightly creamy, a blend of rhubarb root, and the typical herbal CDG blend of herbs and spices. An all-year, unisex scent, this is sold in a 1oz edt spray...sweeter than the cinnamon scent, but not as complex, Give it a shot! I immediatley bought a bottle of this and the cinnamon...

    19 June, 2003

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    Polo Blue by Ralph Lauren

    I am in love with this fragrance..........it really smells so good.

    20th June, 2003

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    Mémoire d'Homme by Nina Ricci

    I don,t see why everyone is getting excited over this cologne. The first and ONLY time i used it i thought...hmm juniper and cloves... The more i smelt it the more i started to dislike it.

    20th June, 2003

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    Eau Parfumée au Thé Blanc by Bulgari

    Why is this familiar someone asks?... It is a cross between Ckone and Ckbe in my olfactory opinion. Very smooth and cottony clean. Musky florals and Tea. I like this very much! Very easy to wear and the body products are fantastic! Many compliments from the ladies!!..and Men:) I'm sure the 'extreme' version will follow as most Bvlgari products do! It is however, very long lasting!

    21st June, 2003

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    L'Anarchiste by Caron

    This is my newest love. Someone stated that it possessed a metallic edge upon first applying. I agree, this is most likely due to the mint and citrus top notes, very unique. The spicy, woody finish is next to none, and the copper bottle is very innovative. My first Caron !!

    23 June, 2003

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    Darkness by John Williams

    This is an amazing, elegant, very approachable scent ($10.00-12.00). It amazes me, because it could easily command, and get, results with a much higher price. A fellow 'noter' introduced me to this and a bottle was immediately on order. I'm a sucker for good, long lasting tobacco based scents and this rates easily with (D&G, Very Valentino, Havana etc... all of which I love) The thick, tapered glass bottle with the rotating lid is a nice touch. Get some dude !!

    23 June, 2003

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    L'Eau du Navigateur by L'Artisan Parfumeur

    They could easily call this one Eau de Starbucks. Coffee on the top and in the middle. It's spicy and a very complex scent...the notes keep coming and mix exceptionally well. Intriguing scent....another interesting one from L'Artisan.

    23 June, 2003

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    Green Valley by Creed

    Too much ginger. It smells a lot of like if you replaced the Tobacco in new tabarome with bug spray. It's green and gets strangely warm and musky on the dry down. If you have Tabarome, you have no reason to get this one.

    23 June, 2003

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    Thé Pour un Été by L'Artisan Parfumeur

    Nice scent, but almost an identical clone of Bvlgari Extreme (Green). Lots of green tea and jasmine. It's not bad, but I expect a something a bit more risqué from this house. It does last better than Bvlgari Green though.

    23 June, 2003

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    Mûre et Musc Extrême by L'Artisan Parfumeur

    L'Artisan is known for some more interesting/unique scents and this one does the house proud. It's sweet with Blackberries and Musk as the dominant notes. Since this is an EDP it has unbelievable lasting power. It was still strongly detectable after sleeping and applying 12 hours prior. This scent is beautiful. Expensive, but absolutely worth every penny.

    23 June, 2003

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    Michael for Men by Michael Kors

    Michael has one very unique characteristic about it which I've never encountered in any other scent. When I've put it on my wrist to test it out, and then subsequently smelled my wrist, I did not like it much at all. And I repeated this test on several occasions to try and see what people on the discussion Forum were going on about.
    But when I actually wear it, it is so much better. Perhaps it's an EDT that requires some diffusion to weaken a harsh note that many people obviously do not like.

    24 June, 2003

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    Samba Star Man by Perfumer's Workshop

    To my nose, this is a delightful, light, spicy oriental with a bit of lasting power. It has one really interesting note, that reminds me of chocolate, but not quite. I asked the sales assistant how one could describe this odd scent. She said "Mysterious" - which could either mean it's mysterious, or she didn't know either.

    24 June, 2003

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    Samba Ice Man by Perfumer's Workshop

    If you're after a long lasting, ultra fresh EDT, with some spiciness, check this EDT out. This would be perfect for summer wear, on days when you've gotten tired of citrus scents.

    24 June, 2003

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    Route du Thé by Barneys New York

    This fragrance is simply magnificent. There is nothing on the market remotely resembling it and I hope it is never discontinued. I receive nothing, and I mean nothing, but the highest of compliments each time I wear it, from both males and females. A great find.

    25 June, 2003

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    Habit Rouge by Guerlain

    I wear HR to work quite often as well as other settings. A very refined, full bodied, slightly sweet leather combo. Use a light hand, it will take on the day with ease Absolutely addictive.

    26 June, 2003

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    Blend 30 by Dunhill

    BLEND 30 is a very complex fragrance to me. And wonderful. When I applied it for the first time it revealed as green aromatic fougere. The character (not the smell) reminded the original Paco Rabanne pour Homme. And the smell was cold green as green Polo without its horse-smelling leather note. It looked like "woodied" Gucci Nobile a bit. I loved this so "english" smell: masculine, self-confident, quite intelligent. A perfect scent for gentleman. Then (6-7 hours later, the base note was still there on skin) I applied it once more at the same place. Well it was striking! Top note was cold, spicy but not green. I'd say a fresh spice scent. The rest of notes turned out to be much more rich with spices and woods. And it was warmer than at first application. But the whole gentleman's character remained the same. I love it so much, it's a real diamond in my collection. I like it much more than Paco Rabanne and Polo. As for the mood, I use it rarely when walking alone somewhere or when smoking a good pipe (it's Savinelli, not Dunhill yet). The cold season is waiting for it.

    27 June, 2003

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    Monsieur de Givenchy by Givenchy

    Perfect classic citrus scent. One of the most harmonious compositions on the market!!! Conservative and subtle. The main citrus-floral background gains some woody-fougere undertone (Jicky-like) in the base note. It's that old-school fragrance, not old-fashioned.

    27 June, 2003 (Last Edited: 18 July, 2003)

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    Phileas by Nina Ricci

    PHILEAS is a sharp aromatic chypre. I've found a legend that told it's a perfume "incarnation" of round-the-world voyage. It contains ingredients from Europe (balkanian oakmoss, cypress, cistus, celery from Provence, lemon from Italia), Asia (indian sandalwood, pachouli from Indonesia etc. ), America (virgin cedarwood, caribean lime etc.) and Africa (Reunion vetiver, Marocco wormwood, jasmine from Egypt etc.). It reveals lots of various spices and woods that perform a dance on your skin. The scent lasts forever and is VERY strong. I tried to apply a very few drops from splash (it was enough) and it made a marvellous smell. It kindly asks for a suit just to place you in Jules Verne's "Aroud the world in 80 days" atmosphere. I smell it from time to time. Foggy and rainy autumn days will be the right time to wear it.

    27 June, 2003

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    Polo Crest by Ralph Lauren

    Much smoother than green Polo and I like it. It has herbal sharpness in its top note. Develops into a pine needle and woody scent. It's a Polo without any leather and less pine. Self restrained and formal fragrance. Good for mid temps, spring or fall I think.

    27 June, 2003 (Last Edited: 18 July, 2003)

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