Fragrance Reviews from November 2004

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    Narcisse Blanc by Caron

    I was given a sample of Narcisse Blanc in a swap,it was an unexpected
    extra. I already owned Narcisse Noir and on first sniff thought Blanc was the same fragrance. But when I decided to put one on each wrist I got the full story. Were Noir is civet sex goddess oriental,Blanc is quieter softer. Of course it does have the orange blossom of Noir but here is is creamy and used with a lighter hand. This gives some the impression of Blanc being cold and even metalic compared to the oriental heat of Noir. But I really like both. Blanc is more feminine without the sex goddess diva feel of Noir. So if you feel Noir is not you try Blanc she is more of a lady.

    18 November, 2004

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    Alpona by Caron

    I had read about Alpona in the Emperor of Scent by Chandler Burr. But as it was only available from a Boutique as Urn never thought I would be able to try.
    The chance came and what can I not rave about this wonderful of fragrance. Classed as a Fruity Chypre,this is not your usual of this family.
    Starts with a blast of orange,which I usually hate in fragrance,but this is not cloying sticky orange. Perhaps it is the grapefruit which helps balance the orange. Lush roll the word on your tongue and that is Alpona. Ripe,lush rich wonderful. Thyme and myrrh sit in the middle giving an oriental feel
    to the juicy fruits. I hope I am making your mouth water as that is what Alpona is all about.For anyone who loves fruity chypres you have not lived until you try the Nirvana that is Caron's Alpona.
    Everyone can wear it men or women.

    18 November, 2004

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    Iran Iran

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    VV Man by Roberto Verino

    it is somthing like a modern "jazz" YSL with sillage and i bought it instanly it is a good niche fragrance to own

    18 November, 2004

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    Panthère de Cartier by Cartier

    Panthère de Cartier is one of the many "floriental" (which means "floral/oriental") scents, a style that was very popular in the 80s, but it leaves all its concurrents far behind. What I like so much about it is that, besides the usual plum/tuberose/vanilla notes, it has a very feline elegance. The tender heart note consisting of exotic flowers, fruit and spices is absolutely delightful - it carries you back to those innocent days of youth. It is decent enough, just allright for women who think "Poison" is too strong or too sweet. Besides, in my opinion, it is a perfect choice for fashionable men, too!

    18 November, 2004

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    parfums*PARFUMS Series 6 Synthetic: Dry Clean by Comme des Garçons

    Got it yesterday, and I totally love it. It's really like stepping into a laundry. I expected it to smell a little more ahem... "artsy-fartsy" due to it's notes like nail polish or ozone, but it's a very nice fragrance to wear throughout the day. Makes me feel comfortable, like wearing freshly dry cleaned clothes. Also good for spraying just a little bit in your closet...

    18 November, 2004

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    Kouros by Yves Saint Laurent

    ICK!
    There's got to be more to life than this foul scent...

    19 November, 2004

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    Antaeus by Chanel

    Top and middle notes are a little too sweet for my taste, basenotes are refined, masculine and long lasting.

    19 November, 2004

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    Eau de Cologne Impériale by Guerlain

    A classic - fresh, refreshing but masculine and not sweet. The only downside is strength, they should make the 100 ml spray bottles with a screw cap so that they can be refilled from the larger pour bottles.

    19 November, 2004

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    Royall Lyme by Royall Lyme of Bermuda

    A citrus scent but with a pervasive, cloyingly sweet note. Not my cup of tea.

    19 November, 2004

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    Tuscany / Etruscan by Aramis

    Warm aromatic spice and woods without any cloying sweetness, very masculine. My current favorite for cool weather and my wife agrees. Long lasting.

    19 November, 2004

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    Just Cavalli Him by Roberto Cavalli

    Of those produced by designers, I really like this one as it is clean, fresh, and bubbly. It is kind of fruity along the lines of Ceruti Image. Since I have worn Image in the past, it could be time to change to this as my good 'ole fresh standby. This can be owrn every day and work well in the gym/fitness arenas to stay clean smelling. Give it a go, I think I will.

    19 November, 2004

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    Visit by Azzaro

    This is a great, warm scent that doesn't come off as smelling heavy or sickly. It's a pleasure to wear.

    19 November, 2004

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    Black Suede by Avon

    Somewhat of a formal scent. Sweet musky, synthetic leather smell with a powdery drydown. Not bad, but doesn’t work well on my skin.

    19 November, 2004

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    El Paso by Lomani

    El Paso by Lomani is a moderately fresh fragrance. Although the bottle has a ‘Old West’ design, it seems to me to have an aquatic type scent. Average lasting time of 2-4 hours. More of a drugstore type EDT However, many younger people (18-25) may want this for their full time scent. It is very inexpensive and a good casual or work fragrance

    19 November, 2004

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    Network by Lomani

    Network by Lomani is a nice warm mild scent. Good for office and causal use. It is not a high class fragrance like Gucci, Guerlain, or Creed. But is better than say Old Spice. It is inexpensive for what you get. Lasts 3-4 hours, with a clean smell of nutmeg and cedar. It is a good general purpose scent for school and work. I like it for office use.

    19 November, 2004

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    Perceive for Men by Avon

    Not a bad fragrance, but the blend of citrus, sage, and cedar just doesn’t work all that well on me.

    19 November, 2004

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    Samba Natural Man by Perfumer's Workshop

    This is a great scent ! Light and easy on the nose, yet lasts for 3-4 hours or longer. Great for everyday casual and office use. It’s clean fresh & spicy smell works well in hot summer weather. Very inexpensive. In some ways similar to and reminds me of Bellagio.

    19 November, 2004

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    Cerruti Image by Cerruti

    This was bought for me as a Christmas present a couple of years ago. I found it to be too much of a feminine,sweet and sickly smelling fragrance. A definate thumbs down!

    19 November, 2004

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    Insignia by Dana

    I used to buy this about fifteen years ago as a "splash on lotion". It came in a blue bottle, and was available in most supermarkets. Very popular in the late 80's and early 90's. I still own some but it smells rather dated now compared with inexpensive modern aftershaves such as Adidas and Lynx.

    19 November, 2004

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    Kouros by Yves Saint Laurent

    A very strong, masculine but slightly old fashioned scent which is strong enough to knock out a football crowd! A frangrance only for brave men.

    19 November, 2004

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    Safari for Men by Ralph Lauren

    A very attractive bottle but the fragrance is a big let down. Totally nondescript. Only for the over 40's down the working mens club!

    19 November, 2004

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    Chiemsee Two Man by Chiemsee

    Very sweet, a little spicy and woodsy, unfortunately not very long lasting. Still a nice one.
    Since Chiemsee Clothes are very expensive, I cannot understand why they have so cheap fragrances.
    Could be a great scent if they'd used better ingredients.
    Thumbs up, anyway

    19 November, 2004

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    Ghost Man by Ghost

    Ghost Man is a oriental, very sweet fragrance. It's almost a bit too sweet for a man's fragrance because it lacks the fresh or woody notes other fragrances like this have, i.e. A*men or Bvlgari Black. But if you don't mind the heavy sweetness of this one, this is a must-have. Especially for the winter. Unfortunately the fragrance does not last very long. At least on my skin

    19 November, 2004

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    Vetyver Uomo by Malizia

    Not very well-known(which is good). Very underrated, smells very clean.

    20th November, 2004

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    Rush 2 by Gucci

    This is a woman's floral. I guess it is just the right choice for those who like their florals to be unobtrusive and disengaged. The market target should be Acqua di Gio's, but in this case we have a top notch combination, and after the quasi-artificial lily of the valley ouverture you end up with a pleasant, fresh rose, reminiscent of the long-forgotten Dimensione Uomo by Ciccarelli (incidentally, a man's cologne).

    20th November, 2004

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    Versace Essence Ethereal by Versace

    A woman's floral which smells simply awful at the start, just like your average floor-washing liquid. No joke. Then something happens and the drydown starts acquiring a Guerlain veneer - aldehydes plus wood and resins, just like Chamade. Not just as good though. Another incredibly long lasting fragrance.

    20th November, 2004

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    Envy for Men by Gucci

    Very pleasant oriental in an Eighties groove. It starts out in the same ambery way Perry Ellis for Men (original) would, then it evolves into a drydown very, very akin to Obsession's. Envy is more powdery though, maybe a bit more refined and complex, with a balancing bitterness to its core.

    20th November, 2004

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    Hugo Dark Blue by Hugo Boss

    Terrible, like some kind of stripped down Basala on steroids. You are greeted by some menthol molecules perfectly suitable to a toothpaste, then the stuff goes berserk and it's another case of the Air Salonpas syndrome: camphor galore. Good, if you got lumbago.

    20th November, 2004

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    Visit by Azzaro

    A well-balanced and high-profile scent, but stay away if you don't like nutmeg. The fragrance is a refined cyphre. I like this one much, much better than other recent Azzaro stuff - Chrome, Vetiver and Cedrat (the latter residing at the bottom of the Azzaro line).

    In about 30 minutes, Visit will remind you of a discontinued woman's fragrance by Patou, L'Eau de Patou - possibly the most masculine-smelling woman's scent ever. Give it some more time and it will settle on a typical nutmeg/cedar drydown, playing like a very subtle variation on Bulgari pour Homme Extreme. Visit is a bit muskier and darker, but not THAT much.

    20th November, 2004

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