Fragrance Reviews from November 2004

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    V/S for Men by Versace

    Warm lemon/bergamot topnotes. Veers towards coriander and cardamom - the same rather awful note in CK Crave. Soon as you start to have enough of it, it turns into a sublime cedarwood/sandal combination. The drydown is tonka. Very layered scent, pleasant, and extremely long lasting.

    20th November, 2004

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    Eau de Cartier Concentrée by Cartier

    It starts off great, with a good, fresh lemon note and lots of body. No artificial feeling. The core is however herbal, with a sharp thyme/marjoram/origanum note, soon giving in to (almost) the very same base in Pasha. This fragrance has more balance, however, and the herbal note stays on the background all through the drydown. I like the top notes very much, but I didn't like Pasha much, and this is not my cup of tea. (After one hour or so, you get a woodsy drydown exactly like Kenzo Air's, btw)

    20th November, 2004

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    Cavalli Man by Roberto Cavalli

    A citrus which starts in powdered-down lemony/soapy notes and soon trascends its ouverture and works itself into a classier, more subtle version of everybody's favorite French air freshener: Eau d'Orange Vert. Cavalli fashion embodies the spirit of a nouveau-riche/nouveau-niche/nouveau-cliched Italy entranced by the glamour of throwaway star-kitschdom. But this fragrance is a grower and a good reminder that, as far as style is concerned, what matters is not the 'spirit of the times' by which the creator is supposedly inspired, but the actual creatures. Or, the artisans on the payroll.

    20th November, 2004

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    Versace Man by Versace

    Menthol/camphor ouverture. A Hugo Boss Dark Blue with better developing power. Drydown is tobacco, in the Dreamer's mold. Very masculine and in your face. Lasts for AGES.

    20th November, 2004

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    Caesars Man by Caesars World

    Saw this in a discount store and though why not give it a try ? Quite a surprise actually. It is not bad at all. Starts out sharp citrus with noticeable lime. Then warms up with oakmoss, amber and a trace of sandalwood. An 80’s style fragrance, it gives me a feeling of sophistication and formality. Great with formal dress or for business meetings. Not sweet , it seems little formal for jeans and T-shirt use. Inexpensive yet a nice scent.

    20th November, 2004

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    Blonde by Versace

    WOW! Now this is a perfume! It is indescribably, like a Grand cru Burgundy from Richebourg or Romanee-Conti. Multi-layered and very complex, this perfume oozes class. This is one of my top 5 perfumes, and it has beautiful length and evolves over 8 hours (intensely feminine, fresh, florals, spicy, ripe fruits, tobacco, all sorts of things). Just make sure you don't overspray it as it is quite powerful. The guys go gaga over this one! Probably more suited to a big night than daytime but Gianni has really delivered the goods here. Very under-rated.

    20th November, 2004

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    Acqua di Giò pour Homme by Giorgio Armani

    This is irrefutably the most over-rated men's perfume ever to be released and the most over-priced. It would be a wonderful perfume if it lasted more than 5 minutes (and I'm being serious). What went wrong here? It is a disgrace this has ever seen the light of day, and it lives only on the Armani name - yes, for blandness. Cannot belive that other reviewers rave about this rubbish. After 5 minutes of fresh watermelon you are left with lemon-like acidity that is disgustingly sour.

    20th November, 2004

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    Allure Homme by Chanel

    WOW! Now this is a perfume! It is indescribably, like a spicy Grand cru Burgundy from Richebourg or Romanee-Conti. Multi-layered and very complex, this perfume oozes class. This is one of my top 5 perfumes, and it has beautiful length and evolves over 8 hours (fresh, florals, spicy, ripe fruits, all sorts of things). Just make sure you don't overspray it as it is quite powerful. The girls go gaga over this one when I wear it! Probably more suited to a big night than daytime but Chanel has really delivered the goods here. Very under-rated. Similar in style to the equally wonderful Versace's The Dreamer and Givenchy's Xeryus Rouge but fresher and less spicy and oriental. An exceptional mix.

    20th November, 2004

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    The Dreamer by Versace

    WOW! Now this is a perfume! It is indescribably, like a Grand cru Burgundy from Richebourg or Romanee-Conti. Multi-layered and very complex, this perfume oozes class. This is one of my top 5 perfumes, and it has beautiful length and evolves over 8 hours (fresh, florals, spicy, ripe fruits, tobacco, all sorts of things). Just make sure you don't overspray it as it is quite powerful. The girls go gaga over this one when I wear it! Probably more suited to a big night than daytime but Gianni has really delivered the goods here. Very under-rated.

    20th November, 2004

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    Xeryus Rouge by Givenchy

    WOW! Now this is a perfume! It is indescribably, like a spicy red-fruited Grand cru Burgundy from Richebourg or Romanee-Conti. Multi-layered and very complex, this perfume oozes class. This is one of my top 5 perfumes, and it has beautiful length and evolves over 8 hours (fresh, florals, spicy, ripe fruits, tobacco, all sorts of things). Just make sure you don't overspray it as it is quite powerful. The girls go gaga over this one when I wear it! Probably more suited to a big night than daytime but Givenchy has really delivered the goods here. Very under-rated.

    20th November, 2004

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    Blue Jeans by Versace

    ummmm sweet and sexy... reminds me of sex... defintely a buy buy and love the package also...

    21st November, 2004

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    Green Jeans by Versace

    well balanced not boring piney scent! suitable for semi-formal occasions.

    21st November, 2004

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    Higher by Christian Dior

    Basil top note young and heap... but lack complexcity... suitable for a hot day. My Boyfriend LOVES IT ;)

    21st November, 2004

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    Hugo by Hugo Boss

    Smells ok but kinda smells cheap, should go for Versace Green jeans for that piney yet more balanced overall scent. Also i think it needs more depth and last larger on skin. Suitable for after the GYM! But not if your going on a date. ;)

    21st November, 2004

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    Boss in Motion by Hugo Boss

    Creamy and citricey... Just love it esp the bottle design... however top note is abit boring...

    21st November, 2004

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    FUBU Plush for Men by FUBU

    This is a little bit of a strange one. Got it cheap at a discount store. Really nice bottle - two cylinders side by side, liquid shows in one but sprays out of the other. To me it’s one of those very light scents that I can’t seem to smell. At first application it seems to have a light licorice or anise smell (maybe the amaretto ?) along with a fresh accord. Then it seems to disappear altogether. I don’t know if it is just me that can’t smell it or if it is so light that no one can smell it. It smells nice for the 10 minutes I can sense it.

    21st November, 2004

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    2be by Bebe

    I love it!!! But, I can't find this fragrance any where. All Bebe stores say that it is discontinued. Any suggestions to where I could find it?

    21st November, 2004

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    Pure Vetiver by Azzaro

    I dont know what that blue jay guy is talkin about , this stuff is only a couple notches off grey flannel when it comes to staying power.I wore about 3 months ago and went back to wear the shirt and this stuff was singing like i just sprayed it .HAITI GOT THE STRONGEST GREEN , VETIVER THAT IS.

    22 November, 2004

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    John Varvatos by John Varvatos

    I absolutely love this fragrance. I tried some of my roommate's bottle before class. At first, it didn't seem like anything special, but the dry down is terrific.... it develops into a very warm scent that I couldn't help sniffing on myself all day.

    22 November, 2004

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    Allure Homme Sport by Chanel

    This is a rather good scent, in my opinion. Allure Sport's popularity, however, is getting bigger and bigger... this is a dissapointment to me, as I prefer to have people curious about what I'm wearing instead of wearing the same thing as 1/2 the other guys my age (e.g. Polo Blue, Acqua Di Gio, etc).

    22 November, 2004

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    Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta by Acqua di Parma

    Beautiful, complex and sophisticated.

    22 November, 2004

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    Polo Blue by Ralph Lauren

    I would have to agree with a lot of people here. The scent is indeed clean and fresh (which I don't find so captivating as so many others do), but it melts down into a wonderful mixture of water and musk which I find so warm and pleasing, quite reminiscent of a mild summer afternoon. Pity its lasting power is (by all accounts) small. Still, I would give it a try.

    23 November, 2004

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    Magnetism for Men by Escada

    A note (less) away from being perfect! An intense leathery-balmy-ambery mix atop which sit such luscious spices as saffron and pepper. If only it weren't so sweet on the drydown. Still, Magnetism is my choice for this winter. Two thumbs up!

    23 November, 2004

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    Javari by Body Shop

    Top notch! Like Gaultier Le male but with loads of black pepper.

    23 November, 2004

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    Basile Uomo (original) by Basile

    Pleasant enough. An opening salvo of strong herb notes. A slight lemony aspect seems to creep in later. I don't find it particularly strong or long lasting.

    23 November, 2004

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    Déclaration by Cartier

    An opening of strong but delicate citrus notes with a tremendous feeling of quality. It develops into something warm, soft and restrained, but the beautiful opening notes never disappear completely. If you like fine citrus creations, I don't think you'll be disappointed.

    23 November, 2004

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    Eau Sauvage by Christian Dior

    The other day I happened to bump into Andre, the somewhat fractious valet of my friend Marcel. 'You know, Monsieur,' he confided to me, 'I am beginning to despair of my master's taste in fragrances. Now he has been trying to persuade me what a distinguished scent Eau Sauvage is. I had to tell him bluntly: "Yes, Monsieur Marcel, distinguished as you like, but can it rake in the honeys? Is it a babe magnet? Will it make the chicks chuckle? Will it make the damsels drool? Will it make the sugars shake? Will it make the cutecakes crumble? I don't think so!" Between you and me, Monsieur Nitram, as one man of the world to another, I'm afraid my poor master hasn't got a clue about what it takes to make a good fragrance!'

    23 November, 2004

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    Essenza di Zegna by Ermenegildo Zegna

    Not horrible, but nor will it win any prizes for originality or refinement. Conventionally sharp and woodsy. A bit crude.

    23 November, 2004

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    Halston Z by Halston

    A rather shamefaced sibling of the splendid Z-14. Halston Z is not actively unpleasant but it does manage to be weak and watery in its opening notes and ordinary and uninspired in its light woodsy development.

    23 November, 2004

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    Insatiable by Pierre Cardin

    Insatiable? To paraphrase Oscar Wilde, this is the Uninspired in pursuit of the Ordinary. Both would be better names for it.

    23 November, 2004

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