Fragrance Reviews from March 2005

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    Tam Dao by Diptyque

    It is really really good I just hoped it stayed a bit longer on the skin...

    02 March, 2005

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    Pi by Givenchy

    Very sweet, but mixed incredibly with woods what produces a wonderful smell! Strong and despite of the sweetness, very masculine!
    A "new" classic, for sure! Just don't overspray...

    02 March, 2005

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    B*Men by Thierry Mugler

    B*Men reminds me of a lighter version of A*men without the chocolate. Unfortunately, B*men's lasting power is sub average on me - it's only good for around four or five hours.
    Renato

    02 March, 2005

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    L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme by Guerlain

    Excellent fragrance for day time and casual moments. Top notes of jasmine, citrus and star anise, ultimately leading to tones of hibiscus, patchouli, sandalwood, lapsang tea and bitter cacao bean. Engaging.

    02 March, 2005

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    Tamerisk by Mary Kay

    I agree with the comments below. Tamerisk is a very good fragrance. It's warm, woody, and mellow. If you try EBAY Fragrance Men...and just type in Tamerisk...there is usually a listing or two, daily...for Tamerisk. JA

    03 March, 2005

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    B.United Man by Benetton

    B-UNITED is one of those fresh blue aquatic ìme-tooî fragrances that every company seems to be making lately. Usually I find Benetton scents to be unique and well made, such as Colors, Benetton Sport Man or Cold. This one smells somewhat like Lomani Network or Samba True Blue, a light and mild blue fresh type smell. Samba True Blue Man, Natural Man and Ice Man, Adidas IceDive, Rochas Aquaman, and Lavin Oxygen all fall in the same sort of fresh aquatic style. However these are nicer more distinctive and are less expensive then the B-United fragrance. B-united is not a bad fragrance, but there are better scents of this type available.

    03 March, 2005

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    United States United States

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    Passage d'Enfer by L'Artisan Parfumeur

    After getting by for a while on sample vials of this one, I had to spring for a 3.4 oz bottle. This is my number one scent. Passage D'Enfer is Elegant and sexy and women love it. It's an easy choice for a first date or job interview. It smells a bit church-y with the incense. But it also reminds me of candle wax, smoke, and all the temporal conventions of a cathedral- as well as a kind of dark, brooding spiritual presence. It is a bit weaker than some other scents on me, but its very hard to overdo. If you're trying to seduce someone with an old-world fire and brimstone kind of scent, look no further than Passage D'Enfer. To paraphrase Dante', "Abandon all hope, ye who encounter this one!" This stuff is Inferno in a bottle...

    04 March, 2005

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    Pour Un Homme by Caron

    Not a fragrance for the impatient. This scent takes is time developing. At first the lavender and vanilla seem to be at war, with neither winning. Then,gradually the vanilla becomes dominant,with the lavender still having enough presence to give it something of an edge. Exquisite drydown.

    04 March, 2005

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    Chamade by Guerlain

    Yet another great Guerlain! Again very suitable for either a woman or a man. Crisp and fresh with a hint of floral. Much niceness ;o)

    05 March, 2005

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    Germany Germany

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    parfums*PARFUMS Series 2 Red: Palisander by Comme des Garçons

    The best wood scent available, IMO! Pure, simple, clean wood aroma; and quite long-lasting. Worth a try!

    05 March, 2005 (Last Edited: 21st June, 2005)

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    Finland Finland

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    Escape for Men by Calvin Klein

    Escape by Calvin Klein was introduced to the world in 1993. Although the year of 1993 was well pass of the 80's Escape seemed to be trapped into wrong decade. This scent is all about syntheticism with its distinctive mixture of almost everything. It starts with appealing fresh scent of grapfruit (spiced up with eucalyptus). This makes you feel energized for a moment, before the horrid truth of Escape's inner flavours reveals itself. As fresh grapfruit makes its great escape the bitter mess of different scents starts dominate the spots on which you sprinkled some CK Escape. Also unfortunately this latter ''scent'' lasts for a quite long time and offers no relief if you hope that there'd be something good coming after the mess of synthetic scents. Escape dryes off with a scent which reminds of stuffy pub with its old cigarette alike scent. Overall Escape starts with great scent, but after that it makes a full turn to point which reminds me of 80's neon colour, permanent hair, synthetic fibres and bad taste. And it ends with terrible dryed out cigarette alike scent. Simply this scent is out of date.

    05 March, 2005

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    Bobby Jones by Bobby Jones

    Bobby Jones starts out with a fresh green feel, almost a little like tomato leaves, but not as strong. Then the dry down gets a little warmer with woods and a light musky smell. Nice everyday scent. Seems to me to work better in warm days where a heavy fragrance would be too much. Holds its scent for a couple of hours, but never really gets strong.

    06 March, 2005

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    Calvin by Calvin Klein

    How delightful to meet Mr. Calvin,
    He smells so amazingly clean;
    How delightful to meet Mr.Calvin,
    His smoothness is almost obscene;
    How delightful to meet Mr. Calvin,
    The mellowest spice ever seen.

    07 March, 2005

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    L'Anarchiste by Caron

    Not sure about the mustard, Mike, but orange, mint, metal - yes. Also: aloof, enigmatic, cool, warm, urban, sophisticated, androgynous, highly charismatic. Anarchist? Well, perhaps in the sense of someone who keeps you guessing about their identity and their values?

    07 March, 2005

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    Lauder for Men by Estée Lauder

    Not really. Like Lord Molyneux, a rather crude, cheap, blunt use of spices. Better as it develops and gets more subdued.

    07 March, 2005

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    Polo Crest by Ralph Lauren

    What the previous reviewers say is all true: a more refined take on the original Polo.

    07 March, 2005

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    Douro Eau de Portugal / Lords by Penhaligon's

    Lords/Douro is a very citrusy scent. What's most impressive about this fragrance is its staying power. It's a more in-your-face fragrance then some of the others in the Penhaligon's line in my opinion. Definitely try out samples first before you purchase.

    08 March, 2005

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    Silvestre by Victor

    One of my all time favorites, a classical scent... hard to find ...

    09 March, 2005

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    Jaïpur Saphir by Boucheron

    This is one of my favorite fragrances. I think it has to do with the vetiver on drydown. It's spicy and woodsy and beautiful and people ALWAYS comment when I wear it.

    09 March, 2005

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    Jaïpur Homme by Boucheron

    HOT. HOoooott. This is the hottest fragrance for men, EVER. Just a woman's opinion. So, so hot.

    09 March, 2005

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    Boucheron pour Homme by Boucheron

    i used to wear this at college....nice and lemony with a woody dry down. Is very classy and never offends. A classic.

    09 March, 2005

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    Mugler Cologne by Thierry Mugler

    i absolutely love this. I am a great fan of the old fashioned colognes, but they never last long on the skin.....not this! Its extremely long lasting without ever being overpowering. Its a wonderful combination of natural and synthetic. A masterpiece!

    09 March, 2005

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    Déclaration by Cartier

    This is quite unlike anything else and when i wear it im always getting asked why i smell so delicious. its woody and quite powdery without being feminine. If you want something different, this one is for you. This is one of my all time favourites.

    09 March, 2005

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    Esencia Loewe by Loewe

    This is absolutely my favourite. I must admit, some may say it is a bit old fashioned, as it reeks of the '80s, but it is certain to get you noticed without being overpowering. Its ultra masculine unlike most fragrances today and has a lovely woody chypre smell. Unmissable!

    09 March, 2005 (Last Edited: 22 July, 2008)

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    Joop! Homme by Joop!

    You cant deny that this is unique and i have the shame of admitting that yes...........i did indeed buy this once myself. However,this fragrance is like a bad joke, entertaining at first but then totally annoying. It seems as though every 14 year old who wants to be a man wears this foul, sickly and totally intrusive fragrance.

    09 March, 2005

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    Indonesia Indonesia

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    Boss Soul by Hugo Boss

    I tried it in Singapore Changi Airport when it first launched. For me it's nice only for first 5 minute, it smell fresh n woody, after that the scent become very strong and that's not my type of scent. I believe Boss Soul is a good perfume, but it's just not my type.

    09 March, 2005

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    Coco by Chanel

    Sophisticated, wonderful powerhouse of a spicy oriental; opulent and timeless. An evening or dress-up scent, it makes you feel more feminine in a sophisticated way. It has a lot of power, and oftentimes I'm not able to wear it. But when I can, it puts me in a feminine power zone.

    09 March, 2005 (Last Edited: 06 December, 2013)

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    Hei by Alfred Sung

    Short lived? I don't know about that. A spray of this I can detect beyond 24 hours later. It's perhaps one of the most long-lived scents I've ever tried on myself. My problem is that it seems to floral for my tastes for the first while, but at about the 12 hour mark it smells wonderful.
    Perhaps just an example of it working well with my skin?

    10th March, 2005

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    Parfum Sacré by Caron

    This perfume is full of surprises, very rich and multilayered!
    It starts off with what you may describe as a classical oriental:
    Olibanum (Frankincense), Myrrh, Cinnamon and Spices, with a dark, voluptuous dried rose as the main reconciler between all.
    This is not an overwhelmingly strong oriental, though; the overall feeling is soft, warm, sensual, very calming in fact.
    Just as you settled into this oriental dream and thought this is it- the rose decides to change her mind and become a young and fresh flower again!
    The green impression is achieved by the notes of orris root and violet leaf, added in just the right amount.
    This floral heart sings with a full spring-like glory for hours, and than comes the dry down:
    The orris root and violet notes decide to take over, and you may think for a while that there is no more rose... It is mainly a powdery, soft impression, with a tiny bit of vanilla to make it even smoother... And if you pay attention, yu will hear the rose still singing in there, very quite and blended in witht he rest of the notes, as if it is there just to give company to the orris notes...
    The dry down is interestingly combining the soft and violet-like, powdery aspect of the orris, as well as the woody, clean and somewhat fresh face it can put up.
    It has an amazing lasting power, without being even a little bit intrusive or overwhelmingly strong. It makes a statement without shouting it, and blends beautifully with your own personal scent.

    10th March, 2005

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    Spring Flower by Creed

    If a spring of glacier water could be bottled in a perfume flacon ñ it would definitely smell like Spring Flower. It makes me wonder if ìspringî refers to the season or to the body of waterÖ I would say it could equally apply to both, with its fresh and simple happy early-bird attitude, as if nothing too exciting or dramatic needs to happen today to make your day complete. Fresh, optimistic and tranquil with no unnecessary ambition ñ this is what makes this wonderful array of subtle fruity and citrus notes, along with transparent florals, floating like water lilies above the glacial freshwater, and there is just a hint of sweetness at the base to keep the scent going, cool and fresh and lovely. The spring waters just keep flowing generously and vividly!
    Spring Flower starts off with a blast of fresh, citrus-fruity notes of lemon, bergamot and peach. There is also a hint of herbal note, almost minty. It is charmingly refreshing and positive. The thing is, that this fresh beauty lasts for a long time!
    The heart and base notes still maintain this luscious fruitiness, along with delicate flowers that are neither heavy nor heady, but simply reminiscent of fresh, dew-laden blossom in an early spring morning. Though officially the notes are of jasmine and rose, to my nose it smells like waterlilies. Perhaps it is the combination of the rose and jasmine notes with the crisp apple and watery melon notes that create this light, bright and fluid impression.
    The feeling is of inviting cool spring water, so inviting you absolutely have to drink them!
    Later on notes of lilly of the valley and a citrus floral note emerges ñ it is not orange blossom, but actually smells a lot like lemonÖ Perhaps it is lemon blossomÖ
    The drydown is a tad powdery, with the lilly and melon notes lingering on a base of cedarwood and perhaps a hint of orris. It is only slightly powdery, but still has the fruity floral notes.
    Top notes: Peach, Lemon, Bergamot, and I suspect a hint of peppermint!
    Heart: Jasmine, Rose, Water lilies, Melon, Apple, Lilly of the Valley, Lemon Blossom
    Base: Cedarwood, orris, perhaps benzoin which adds a tad of sweetness without overpowering the top and heart notes, and very subtle musk, amber and vanilla notes.
    If any perfume should ever claim to be a truly fresh, transparent floral, Creedís Spring Flower is the one, and it does it all the way!
    It is the one and only modern floral scent I tried so far that actually stands up to its top-notes premise:
    It is bright and fresh, and stays that way after interacting with my skin, without giving in to harsh, stingy powdery smelling chemicals that usually tickle my nose in a most annoying and disappointing way. That is what makes it so convincingly appealing. Spring Flower is like freshwater pearls ñ it is soft, bright and subtly feminine in a playful, young and modestly attractive way, and simply stays the same, no matter what the surroundings are... Now here is where I totally understand the attractiveness of fresh, light floral! And how sexy can that be!
    The lovely fruity, floral and watery notes linger and linger for long time, and stay fresh all the way!
    You donít need any particular reason to put Spring Flower on ñ fresh morning feeling that can last all dayÖ And can be reapplied at night for a nice romantic evening.

    10th March, 2005

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