Fragrance Reviews from October 2005

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    Green Valley by Creed

    The most perfumes of Creed are acid on my skin.

    10th October, 2005

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    Original Vetiver by Creed

    It seems to be an everybodys darling. It´s not for me.

    10th October, 2005

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    Fig Leaf by Demeter Fragrance Library

    Sweet and slightly artificial as American scents can sometimes be, this is not a bad pure fig leaf scent at the price - it cannot compete with the more sophisticated versions out there, though. Choose Diptyque or Jo Malone for the real thing.

    10th October, 2005

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    Clean Men by Clean

    Wow! I am a believer. Clean Men is incredible. This fragrance is expensive, yes. In my opinion, it is definitely worth it. If you are looking for a fresh scent with a lot of intensity and staying power, you have got to try this. I can see what has been said about it being somewhat one-dimensional. I will not disagree. What I will say is that I love how this fragrance smells. I also feel that it has an incredibly powerful positive energy about it. I bought it soon after it was released. I was favorably stunned what I smelled it on a co-worker. He told me where to get some, and there I went! Highly recommended. My girlfriend really loves it too. She's as crazy about it as I am.

    10th October, 2005

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    Man.Aubusson by Aubusson

    I’ve got to do a complete turn around on this one—the more I wore it, the more it turned on me: pure headache. Man.Aubusson begins in a warm and smooth opening—lavender, citrus, and wood—smooth, but rather artificial in timbre, and the kind of accord, I soon discovered, that very easily gets cloying—and it does…big time. It moves to a bourbon geranium middle that is not too much different from the opening. Its long lasting base is a classic sandalwood, vanilla, and amber—too vanilla sweet for me. In fact, I think that the vanilla is the major culprit in both the linearity and the cloyingness of the fragrance. Man.Aubusson is a very strong Oriental, capable of providing a major disruption in the vicinity of the wearer. (Edit of 10 October 2005 review. Changed from a thumb’s up.)

    10th October, 2005 (Last Edited: 05 December, 2010)

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    Scent From Hell by Bruno Banani

    SUPER, it was the best ive ever had for so far, i want to buy it somewhere but idont know were.

    11th October, 2005

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    Vetiver by Etro

    I put this on and my first thought was "Animal". Deep and dirty, this is is for marking your territory. If you want base vetiver, this is it. For the alpha male in the pack.

    11th October, 2005

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    Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel

    By far the best women's fragrance that Chanel has ever made! It's extremely sexy, warm, and inviting. Definitely far more modern and youth oriented than the classic No. 5. I believe my friend described No. 5 as worldy. Code for old, I guess. In my opinion, it will surpass No. 5 in popularity.

    11th October, 2005

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    Dior Addict by Christian Dior

    Another of my favorite womens' fragrances. Along with Coco Mademoiselle I consider it to be sex in a bottle. Very warm and sensual, yet more edgy and unique than Coco Mademoiselle. I've worn this myself and it mixes well with certain men's fragrances.

    11th October, 2005

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    Magie Noire by Lancôme

    A true oriental! Very nice blend of black currant, bulgarian rose, and I think sandalwood. A very sensual women's fragrance but on the right man, it's also an excellent scent.

    11th October, 2005

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    Prada (new) by Prada

    Beautiful fragrance! A nice blend of soft warm notes like vanilla and tonka and spicey woods like patchouli and sandalwood. The citrus is also a very nice touch. Easily, in my opinion this could be a unisex fragrance.

    11th October, 2005

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    Angel by Thierry Mugler

    I certainly prefer wearing Angel Men, but just for SG I thought I'd try Angel Women. Very nice and I like the warm foods that you smell at first, but I didn't care for the dry down. Apparently there are no floral notes but on me it dried down to a honey floral. Very sexy on women though!

    11th October, 2005

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    Emporio Armani He by Giorgio Armani

    I like Armani fragrances for their simplicity. Emporio has a soft and light woodsy base with a slightly herbal top. It becomes almost sweet and spicy towards the end. However, Armani fragrances do not last very long on me. Personally I prefer more oriental scents, but nonetheless a very elegent fragrance!

    11th October, 2005

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    Fahrenheit by Christian Dior

    GAG GAG GAG. Everytime I smell Fahrenheit it takes my breath away, and definitely not in a good way. Smells too much like a mediciney gasoline.

    11th October, 2005

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    Givenchy Gentleman by Givenchy

    The name says it all Givenchy Gentlemen. To me, it's an older man's fragrance. I'm not at all a fan of leather scents. Needless to say I don't think that it's not a quality fragrance. Definitely not for me.

    11th October, 2005

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    L'Eau D'Issey pour Homme by Issey Miyake

    An excellent fragrance that's perfect for spring and summer. Don't let the fact that it's light, fool you. It wears very well and softens to a very nice soft mossy wood base. This was one of my first fragrances, but due to its ever growing popularity, I doubt I'll wear it for a while. Not to mention that it had a tendency to give me a headache. PS, don't ravel with this fragrance on an airplane! I was unfortunate in that the bottle leaked from the cabin pressure. My backpack reaked of Issey Miyake for almost 9 months.

    11th October, 2005

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    PS by Paul Sebastian

    This fragrance reminds me of my dad. I personally don't like it. It reminds me of axe body spray or some nasty brut/old spice combo. Still popular with the older crowd, but I think there are fragrances that are far superior in quality.

    11th October, 2005

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    Touch for Men by Burberry

    A very unmistakeable fragrance. The violet note makes it a little to floral for my tastes though. However the white musk gives the fragrance a nice soft drydown and a very sophisticated elegance. I've never been a fan of white musk, but when combined with the other notes in Touch, it becomes a very sweet and soft scent.

    11th October, 2005

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    Givenchy pour Homme by Givenchy

    An elegant and refined fragrance! This is for the man that doesn't want an overpowering scent, rather a more fresh and citrus scent. It has a very nice green and fresh top that wears through to a sweet woody scent. It's a nice departure from more woody oriental scents like Envy and heavier warmer scents like Angel Men.

    11th October, 2005

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    Brit for Men by Burberry

    A little too powdery for my tastes. I like Burberry scents for their simplicity. They're very different from other European houses in that they don't go for that balls to the wall "Here I am" in your face spice. Very light and easy wearing.

    11th October, 2005

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    Marc Jacobs for Men by Marc Jacobs

    A very different fragrance! It's very smooth and appeals to an understated elegance. A nice light fragrance that's great for the summer and hotter climates. The fig smells awesome and the spices with the fig combine to make an almost coconut smell. Is coconut one of the notes? I love the drydown. It stays soft and the tonka bean brings out a warm sexiness.

    11th October, 2005

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    Vera Wang for Men by Vera Wang

    A classy scent, but to me it's nothing extremely special. A very nice run of the mill woody-oriental fragrance. I like the citrus top notes and the spicier base. The pepper is a nice touch as well, although I find alot of people tend to be allergic to the pepper. I think if this fragrance had some notes of coffee or chocolate, it would be close to perfect.

    11th October, 2005

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    B*Men by Thierry Mugler

    Angel Men is definitely the tastier fragrance of Thierry Mugler's collection.

    11th October, 2005

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    Paris Hilton by Paris Hilton

    Very sweet smelling fragrance. It reminds me of candy and bubble gum. Great for the young crowd or a casual summer day.

    11th October, 2005

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    DKNY Be Delicious Men by Donna Karan

    The bottle and name are certainly the most eyecatching features of the fragrance. I liked the unsual scent of apple, but this wears down to reveal a mossy green scent. An excellent casual scent for daytime wear.

    11th October, 2005

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    Herrera Aqua by Carolina Herrera

    A very soft, and elegant aromatic from Carolina Herrera! I got this for my father for his birthday, his first impression was that it smelled like vodka. However, after spraying and wearing around for a bit he was very pleased. He likes lighter scents like Burberry Touch and Marc Jacobs. After this I decided to try it for myself. My body chemistry tends to eat up lighter scents, but it's still very nice. The scent has a nice subtle, clean fresh aroma. Very soft and light. An excellent fragrance for hot weather.

    11th October, 2005

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    Kenneth Cole Signature by Kenneth Cole

    A nice fragrance, but personally I'm partial to European fragrance houses like Chanel, Gucci, and Thierry Mugler. The fragrance starts off with crisp citrus notes but drys and mellows to more a mossy woods scent. I think Kenneth Cole's fragrances are great casual scents, but for more formal affairs there are better fragrances.

    11th October, 2005

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    Dior Addict 2 by Christian Dior

    A very nice sweet summer fragrance. Very light and fruity but then softens to a soft spice base.

    11th October, 2005

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    Arabie by Serge Lutens Les Salons du Palais Royal Shiseido

    This definitely has the 'wow!' factor. Coffee, hazelnuts, cinnamon and other spices all expertly blended. Sweet, but not sicky. It reminds me of sitting in a warm coffee shop at Christmas time when it's cold outside. I agree that the opportunities for wearing this are limited, but it's a perfect self-indulgence fragrance.

    11th October, 2005

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