Fragrance Reviews from January 2006

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    Benetton Sport Man by Benetton

    I had to spray a ton of this fragrance to smell its citric and common juice...
    After a few minutes, It was all gone.
    It's cheap and smells cheap. That's all.

    12 January, 2006

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    Mugler Cologne by Thierry Mugler

    I felt like I had bathed in lemonade... Reminded me a lot Lacoste Booster (of course, Mugler is better).
    Good and fresh fragrance, but too expensive! And What a weak staying power!
    If you like this one, try L'Occitane Verveine: same good smell, same poor longevity.

    12 January, 2006

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    Esencia Loewe by Loewe

    This fragrance rules! Manly, fresh and woody! Very classy! Better for formal wear, but can easily be worn casually.
    Reminds me of those classic 80's scents.

    12 January, 2006

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    Laguna Homme by Salvador Dali

    I think It's a very good fragrance!!
    It combines citric/marine with sweet notes in a way the result is never a scent of
    discordant notes. Not offensive, sexy and can be worn casually or even formally.
    Really, really reminds me of beach summer nights!!
    If you want something stronger, but equally sexy, try Ysl M7.
    Thumbs Up!

    12 January, 2006

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    Pure Vetiver by Azzaro

    Another fragrance similar to D&G...
    It's fresh and green but I'm still trying to find the vetiver and the originality in this scent.

    12 January, 2006

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    Rush for Men by Gucci

    Too much wood for me... Gucci pour homme without the incense note. Similar to Kyoto, Avignon etc.
    I'm no lumberjack and I can't see any class or sex appeal in this stuff. Why in hell would anyone want to smell like pure wood?
    Thumbs really down!

    12 January, 2006

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    Mémoire d'Homme by Nina Ricci

    Well, this one is a lighter "carbon copy" of Carolina Herrera for Men. It has some characteristics of Dolce & Gabbana too (That I hate....)
    Since I don't like the strong note of ginger in Herrera what could I say about Mémoire?
    Not for me!

    12 January, 2006

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    Baldessarini by Baldessarini

    Good scent, nothing spectacular to justify such expensive price though.
    Sweet(fruity) and spicy, in my opinion, one of the best Boss fragrances.
    However, some are gonna say it could have been made with less fruity notes.
    Neutral here.

    12 January, 2006

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    Passage d'Enfer by L'Artisan Parfumeur

    Starts sweet and flowery and then turns to something slightly herbal
    and still flowery... Smells a little strange to me. I didn't notice anything sexy in this scent. I think there's something here that my nostrils didn't get.

    12 January, 2006

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    Les Nuits d'Hadrien by Annick Goutal

    Starts amazing, green and fresh and then turns to a very powdery and spicy smell surrounded by sweet notes. The dry down is a bit annoying to me.
    Well, all in all It's an interesting fragrance.

    12 January, 2006

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    Fleur de Thé Rose Bulgare by Creed

    I received a sample for a very generous fellow fragrance fiend.
    What a mistake!
    Not that it was awful, exactly the opposite. I LOVE this! I have searched for 35 years for the perfect rose fragrance. Now that I've actually found it, I won't pay $300 for a bottle of perfume? Well....maybe I will, it's that good!
    This is a "clear", fresh rose fragrance that doesn't "turn" chemical smelling, plastic or "fake". For those of you perfumistas on a quest for "THE" perfect rose scent, you'll know what I mean by this comment. Instead, this Creed fragrance creates the most beautiful sillage. The wearer experiences an envelope of dream like aromas which relax the mind & lift the spirit.
    This is one amazing fragrance!

    12 January, 2006

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    Dune pour Homme by Christian Dior

    A love-hate relationship depending on what age I am when I sniff it - overall, a light, refreshing, and yet, woodsy scent, completely ahead of its time and completely unusual....a walk on the beach? Absolutely.

    12 January, 2006

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    Vendetta pour Homme by Valentino

    Wonderful stuff - like standing before a breeze of labdanum incense. A fruit cocktail, as another reviewer mentioned, couldn't be farther from the truth. There is nothign fruity about this wonderful oriental fougere with main notes of lavender, bay rhum, labdanum and patchouli. Absolutely exquisite and a lucky find!

    12 January, 2006

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    Narcisse Noir by Caron

    Lots and lots of civet in here, then glorious, big-bosomed clouds of neroli. It's evocative of an age, so unusual compared to modern perfumery, and its longevity is impressive.

    12 January, 2006

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    Bois Farine by L'Artisan Parfumeur

    Yet another incredible scent from L'artisan. It starts out smelling nutty. Not the actual nut, but the outer shell of the nut. Perhaps a peanut shell? Then it develops into a sweet powdery flour note with hints of sweet wood. I agree that this smells like bread dough, but it's much more than that. To me it conjures up memories of baking bread and pastries during the holidays. If you've ever walked into a bakery shop, this will instantly remind you of its aromas. As for sillage and longevity, it's one of the best compared with the other L'artisan scents.

    12 January, 2006

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    cK one by Calvin Klein

    A fresh clean scent. It's along the same lines as Chrome, but this is a bit more subtle. Usually when a scent is labeled as unisex, people tend to believe that it smells rather feminine. That is not the case with this one IMO. The citrus notes don't last that long, but the musky drydown seems to linger for a good while. You really can't go wrong with this one if you want a basic clean scent. However, it's a bit one-dimensional and linear so you're not going to be drawn in by its complexity or development.

    12 January, 2006

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    Feuilles de Tabac by Miller Harris

    Unfortunately, this one didn't agree with me. I didn't get a straight forward tobacco note at all. On my skin it was syrupy and pungent. I guess I was looking for a more dry and smokey scent, but instead I got fresh and damp tobacco leaf. I tried washing it off with no success, so at least I'll give it credit for superb lasting power.

    12 January, 2006

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    Metal Jeans Men by Versace

    Metal Jeans is an all-time classic fruity scent. A very citric opening from the Grapefruit and Tangerine notes, and then the fruity Watermelon starts to kick in quickly after. Surprisingly unique and now that it's been discontinued, very hard to find. If you can find a bottle, dont hesitate to buy. Perfect in warm weather.

    12 January, 2006 (Last Edited: 02 April, 2008)

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    Chrome by Azzaro

    I hate comparing scents. In fact, I rarely do because no two scents are exactly alike. But if you take the lid off of Chrome and take a whiff, it should remind you of CK One. When actually putting it on though, you'll notice more of a musky flower bomb. Great sillage and longevity, which makes this Citrus/Floral scent perfect for the Spring/Summer months. And yes, the comparison to Cool Water is strange.

    12 January, 2006 (Last Edited: 15 January, 2013)

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    Hilfiger Athletics by Tommy Hilfiger

    Hilfiger Athletics, one of the premier and longer lasting citrus scents around (although now discontinued). It has a very sharp/sour/citrus opening, which I think might be the White Grapefruit. The top stays with you all the way to the drydown. Looking for a citrus fragrance for the Summer that you dont have to reapply throughout the day, then Athletics is a must.

    12 January, 2006 (Last Edited: 12 February, 2013)

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    parfums*PARFUMS Series 1 Leaves: Tea by Comme des Garçons

    Tea is another in large group of fragrances from CDG that is a mystery and a challenge. I didn't like it at first, but found that as time progressed it improved and I do like it. It has character and is a fragrance of wood and tea that will reward with patience. From start to finish the fragrance is strong black tea, with a resinous woody background that is quite spartan - no light green or sweet spiced tea here. Tea presents an aura of character and strength that is assuring and provocative. It's not for everyone, but is powerful and strengthening.

    13 January, 2006

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

    Very deep woody incense fragrance with bottom notes of spices that warm up this mysterious fragrance. Has a transformative power like the other CDG wood fragrances but is sweeter/spicier/warmer than Avignon and lighter and more middle eastern that Sequoia. Very nice.

    13 January, 2006

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

    Deep wood that reminds me of the fragrance of a hot sauna - very cleansing but is sweetened by the red rum bottom notes. Always has positive comments from others. This is one of the several CDG masterpiece fragrances and could have easily been included in the incense category because of its cleansing woods.

    13 January, 2006

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    parfums*PARFUMS Series 3 Incense: Avignon by Comme des Garçons

    There is nothing else like this fragrance. A transformational transcendant experience. You can almost remember a past life in the priesthood walking through the high mast incense. Deep mystifying frankincense with dry palisander wood - simple but powerful.

    13 January, 2006

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

    A light resinous wood fragrance with a fine fuzzy cinnamon top note. I find this scent is subtle and very cleansing to the aura - it almost disappears. I receive many compliments about it - almost no one guesses it is cinnamon. A great light day scent.

    13 January, 2006

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    Oliban by Keiko Mecheri

    A warm and mysterious version of frankincense that has a strong tobacco/leather essence that crowds out and almost eliminates the frankincense altogether. The drydown is warm/sweet rose with a hint of honey vanilla. Not as woody and austere as CdG Avignon, but is a more congenial cousin. This is a masterful fragrance blend!

    13 January, 2006

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    Un Lys by Serge Lutens Les Salons du Palais Royal Shiseido

    a most simplistic (in a minimalist sense of the world) floral fantasy - a creamy bouquet of romantic feelings and bohemian tenderness. A surprising Lutens but not less fantastic as any other Lutens

    13 January, 2006

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    Patchouli by Molinard

    For the patchouli lovers in the house: If it is a straightforward head shop patchouli you want, this is the one to get. It is one of Molinard’s Les Senteurs series of “single note” fragrances designed for layering for the self-creation of personal scents. And this one WILL give you patchouli—more than enough to satisfy the most demanding ‘60s hippy, like myself. This can be used alone without layering. It holds up nicely as an individual fragrance—very linear, of course, but with enough variety to stand on its own—for a while, at least, but straight patchouli tends to get a bit boring. True to its name, the patchouli always dominates, but there is a bit of floral and fruit in the opening—carnation and orange, although I wouldn’t call the opening either floral or citrus—it’s patchouli. The same goes for the base: there’s discernable musk and vanilla in the base, but I wouldn’t call it musky—it’s patchouli. Molinard’s Les Senteurs Patchouli has plenty enough sillage; and it lasts forever. There have been several occasions when my scent of the day was too blah and needed a little augmentation, so I misted a bit of this over the SOTD: The results can be great if it is not over applied. Errr…and once in a while the results are not so great.

    13 January, 2006 (Last Edited: 10th March, 2008)

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    Bois Farine by L'Artisan Parfumeur

    Bois Farine is incredible. At first sight, I was sceptical: a very comfortable, sweet, peanut cookie-like scent that reminded me of a candy store. Nice, but can this be suitable as a fragrance? Yes, it can: the sweet peanut top notes change quickly to a soft, warm sandalwood / cedar scent. Surprisingly subtle, yet it lasts on my skin for hours. Another Ellena masterpiece!

    13 January, 2006

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    Cyprès-Musc by Creed

    Cyprus Musc is for one who wants to exude individual style, confidence, and intellect. The juice is masculine and conveys a forst atmosphere from the mint and cyprus that minigles. If you like the way the great outdoors smell as you stand in a forest looking out onto a lake with mountains in the background, you will love Cyprus Musc!

    13 January, 2006

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