Fragrance Reviews from January 2006

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    Gucci Eau de Parfum by Gucci

    sweet but not too sweet.. vanilla and heliotrope. This is perfect scent in all occasion. It is special, but not too spesial, so you can even be in job interview with it.
    Only problem is bottle, it is not easy to take with you.. and if you want to be in cucciheaven, you had to get more it during day....

    11th January, 2006

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    Germany Germany

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    Baby by Bobbi Brown

    I love this scent,it has a long staying power,reminds me of Clinique Wrappings.xxx

    11th January, 2006

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    Russian Federation Russian Federation

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    Cuiron by Helmut Lang

    smart & discreet. Ultrafine at all

    11th January, 2006

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    United Kingdom United Kingdom

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    Rose Absolue by Annick Goutal

    I love this - with Serge Luytens' Sa Majeste La Rose, it's my favourite rose. Voluptuous, velvety and alive, it's a beautiful perfume.

    11th January, 2006

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    Dirt by Demeter Fragrance Library

    Longevity is very disappointing, but this is such an accurate representation of wet earth that it remains one of my favourites. Surprisingly wearable.

    11th January, 2006

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    Philosykos by Diptyque

    I've never found a better fig than this. It's the whole tree, leaves, bark and all - evocative and gorgeous.

    11th January, 2006

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    Manifesto by Isabella Rossellini

    Tho Manifesto starts sparkling and green, but it seems to me to be unisex or a man's cologne. The earthy musk and white pepper combine and overpower every other note. It continues until the basil comes into the mix, making me smell like an overzealous boy spraying on cheap cologne for his first date. I really don't enjoy this one at. It would smell better on a man.

    11th January, 2006

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    Grand Vacances by Nicolaï

    I've yet to find a Parfums de Nicolai scent that I am really mad about. My first impression was that this resembled the old-fashioned lemon drops. Remember when as a child opening the bag of sugary confections and the zesty sugary lemon scent that lingered? After it starts to dry down a little more on the skin it gets a touch of masculine; perhaps veviter?

    I was really starting to enjoy the zing of the lemon when in record time the zesty lemon turned sour and dusty. Luckily, in less than 2 minutes it totally disappeared. Would really love it if the opening was lasting.

    11th January, 2006

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    Aramis by Aramis

    Well, certainly it's good for what it is. But what it is is not for me. This is a very "cologne-y" fragrance. It's the kind of thing that is being referred to with the idea of a man wearing too much cologne. Likewise with the idea of something someone's father or grandfather might wear. It's not actually bad, but I could never comfortably wear it, and to me it smells like a cliche.

    11th January, 2006

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    Attrape Coeur / Guet-Apens / Royal Extract by Guerlain

    Smells almost exactly like Mitsouko to me. Fortunately, I love Mitsouko -- which is much more easily found and cheaper.

    11th January, 2006

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    Rose D'été by Les Parfums de Rosine

    A very nice rose, sunny and genuine, it really does strike me as a yellow rose, as listed in the ingredients - "A vibrantly fruity scent of yellow rose, apple and melon. Scintillating and invigorating. Notes: Head - Apple, galbanum, bergamot. Heart - Yellow rose, linden blossom, mimosa, lotus blossom. Base - Ambrette seed, musk."
    There are several notes which makes this the fresh, light fragrance it is - apple, linden blossom, mimosa and lotus. They lightens the heart of this rose, and makes it seem friendly, agreeable, and well,...pretty. I suspect the rose in this one is R. centifolia or alba, not the full-blooded damascena, as this fragrance celebrates the lighthearted, sunny aspects of the rose.

    11th January, 2006 (Last Edited: 06th December, 2013)

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    Boss Number One by Hugo Boss

    I have only one thing to say about this. Yuck!!

    12th January, 2006

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    Sin by Damien Bash

    Took a sniff at this some time ago and I found it to be very interesting actually. Seriously thinking of buying it.
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    12th January, 2006

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    Lalique pour Homme by Lalique

    This is a fabulous scent featuring an artful, complex but bittersweet unity of traditional masculine notes. A virile melange of musk, amber, and patchouli are softened by subtle mandarin; the vanilla is also an effective softening device but is barely detectable. The rosemary note is quite strong on me and contributes to the "leathery" description which many have cited. Lalique is powerful and harnesses the essence of early 20th century aristocracy with a modern edge reminiscent of freshly printed greenbacks. Spray a tiny dot of this this fragrance onto your skin the next time you shop; the conventional method of sniffing the tester or a test card does no justice for the complexity of this powerful, commanding scent. If you like the concept of this fragrance but feel it is too strong, I suggest trying Lalique Le Faune; the same base is there, but the top notes are sweeter and softer.

    12th January, 2006

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    Cool Water Deep by Davidoff

    I love this scent! It reminds me of the beach and the outdoors in general. Perfect for the summertime. Very fresh and clean. I wear it around campus all the time and get lots of compliments. Only downfall is that it doesn't seem to last long on me.

    12th January, 2006

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    Blue Jeans by Versace

    Very very good fragance and very different (don't have comparation) but, sadly in my skin disapear in little minutes, sad but true.

    12th January, 2006

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    Acqua di Giò pour Homme by Giorgio Armani


    Well, there wouldn’t be so many negative comments if it weren’t so popular. Personally, I think it’s a nice fragrance with plenty enough good qualities: It’s well made, competently structured… has the right amount of sillage and has good longevity. Its aquatics are fresh, light, clean and they don’t demand a lot of care in application. Acqua di Gio is easy to wear, and it’s non-irritating to others except to those who can’t understand how this “mediocrity” achieved so much success. Oh, it has flaws, too: It’s not very dramatic, it’s ubiquitous, and as with many things Armani, it’s too expensive for what it delivers. Its popularity has made it a classic and thirty years from now people will probably be saying, “Now THERE was a fragrance! They just don’t make them like Acqua di Gio anymore.” (Edit of 12 January 2006 review.)

    12th January, 2006 (Last Edited: 16th June, 2009)

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    Boucheron pour Homme by Boucheron

    Boucheron immediately announces its elegance with a brilliant citrus accord — an accord so beautiful it’s breathtaking — and this one is certainly not Lemon Pledge. It’s one of those special citrus openings that brag of verbena. The citrus — Seville orange, lemon, and mandarin — is mirrored by the bergamot and verbena, and complemented by subtly and judiciously applied herbals—basil and lavender. To my mind this opening ranks as one of the two or three best citrus openings that I’ve experienced. This accord holds beautifully for an impressive length of time until it transforms into a combined floral heart. The florals are respectable and reticent and are supplemented by a perfect balance of aromatics: basil, coriander, and juniper. The woody base notes are the very definition of refined elegance. It lasts for an exceptional length of time (Mine is the EDP). Boucheron Homme is a rich and elegant fragrance appropriate for formal occasions: Also for business if applied extremely discreetly.

    12th January, 2006 (Last Edited: 10th March, 2008)

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    L'Eau D'Issey pour Homme by Issey Miyake

    A potent and singular citrus fragrance. I think that the yuzu and the aldehydes are the key to the uniqueness of the top notes, which are as tart, refreshing, and sparkly as I want an opening to be. It’s special, it’s attention getting, it has good sillage, and it doesn’t appear to be widely variable on different skin types. It’s not a beautiful accord, but it is bright and lively and fresh, and very long lasting for a citrus accord. The middle notes add florals and spice to the mixture, while maintaining the liveliness of the opening; much of the tartness from the opening remains, and the freshness becomes smoother — a touch more elegant than the top. I believe that L’Eau D’Issey is primarily a linear fragrance because it retains the opening’s tart freshness through the drydown. I don’t love this fragrance but I like it: It is a very good one because of its uniqueness and freshness, its excellent sillage, and its wonderful longevity. The warnings about spraying too much and risking the cloying headache are oh-so-true. Best to be prudent in application.

    12th January, 2006 (Last Edited: 16th March, 2008)

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    Dior Addict by Christian Dior

    On me Addict is positively addicting... I know that's starting to sound like a cliché, but really! How could I resist saying it LOL ;) On me Addict is very smoky, incensy, warm and deep with a very distinct sandalwood depth and an intoxicating mixture of rose and vanilla which on me creates a very seductive, "come-hither," aura... I've seen it mentioned that Addict is similar to Black Cashmere, this I agree with in some aspects. I too love Black Cashmere, but find it slightly more difficult to wear. On my skin Black Cashmere is as loud as the church bells in Portugal at high-noon. For that reason I cannot wear it whenever I want to. But both Addict and Black Cashmere are just perfect for our Canadian winter weather. Also, this is just my opinion Addict is slightly reminiscent of Nu by YSL... Although Nu is far more intense... smoky incense and deep, deep sandalwood there!!! But it also reminds me of Samsara... which is one of my all time favorites but much lighter on vanilla in my opinion. So, if you like Addict there are a few others you might want to try out and experiment with... Enjoy and have fun :)

    12th January, 2006

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    Lucky You for Men by Lucky Brand

    Although I feel that the topnotes aren't too much to my taste, almost too "sharp & feminine", the middlenotes and basenotes certainly make up for it. The middlenote can be distinguished after an hour or so into wearing it and lasts a good several hours. Great buy!

    12th January, 2006

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    Green Tea by Elizabeth Arden

    My mother uses this fragrance on a regular basis; and I must agree with 'calchic' - Green Tea is definately my favourite Elizabeth Arden scent! This is a citrus-based scent that has the word "summer" written all over it! However, one must note that though the scent is very pleasant, it wears off very quickly! This scent is more suited towards the conventional day-to-day usage; rather than for the special 'one-off'.

    12th January, 2006

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    True Star by Tommy Hilfiger

    I enjoyed the smell of this fragrance when handed a sampler at a department store. I enjoyed the floral tinged scent. It is floral and sweet, however still clean and fresh. Definately something that can be worn many women without hesistation. However, this fragrance will surprise many people with its meekness, many would expect Knowles' fragrance to have more 'kick' in it. That, as we know, will be represented by Knowles' next fragrance, True Star Gold.

    12th January, 2006

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    Gant Adventure by Gant USA

    This fragrance is very citrus-sy...however, I must agree with a previous reviewer when they state that the "head" scent dies off almost immediately. This is probably something that one would wear if they desired a daily, non-offensive scent. However, if you're looking for a bit of a kick; try tainting this fragrance with another cologne/body spray.

    12th January, 2006

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    Curious by Britney Spears

    I went into a department store, and a woman handed me a sampler for this fragrance, and let me tell you that I was surprised! I think the scent is well-balanced. The floral and musk combination is very interesting, and the end result is rather attractive. The marketing must be complemented as well, the bottling of this product only adds to the already high-quality smell of the fragrance.

    12th January, 2006

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    Donald Trump The Fragrance by Donald Trump

    I'm sorry to say this Donald, but this product is shouting out to the consumer 'quick buck'. Unfortunately, in a desperate attempt to earn more money, multi-millionaire, Donald Trump, has released a very mediocre product that does not live up to a name of his esteem. The problem with this fragrance is that it is too sharp and spicy; and is a really shocker to the nose. To be fair; I think that this product may have appealed more to the public if Trump got rid of the 'spicy notes' as part of the "Middle Notes".

    12th January, 2006

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    Pure Poison by Christian Dior

    To be honest, my mother once sprayed this stuff on her; and I honestly thought that she went into the bathroom and sprayed herself with cheap 'Pot-Pourri' toilet spray. This scent; though appealing to women, really is a turn off. It is floral, to the point that it makes one dizzy; and there is nothing really 'sharp' about this fragrance to allow one forget the headache induced by the floral smells. I think that for once, Dior may have it wrong...

    12th January, 2006

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    David Beckham Instinct by Beckham

    This fragrance, in my opinion, is a stronger, longer-lasting and more superior version of "Gant Adventure". Basically, at first whiff, it is basically impossible to tell the difference; but the key difference comes when the Head Notes die down. David Beckham Instinct takes longer to die down into it's Heart Notes; whilst the alcohol in Gant Adventure kills off the citrus almost immediately. Also, Instinct has better Heart Notes, they are more well-rounded. Adventure leaves an alcoholic residue, and a bittersweet scent. This scent is definately worth the money!

    12th January, 2006

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    Moschino Friends Men by Moschino

    This ain't no Friend of mine. I bought both the EDT and the After Shave and I've tried them both on three separate occasions. I don't know the make up of this scent, but there's SOMETHING in here, that I find almost revolting. I like their other colognes, but this is a rare thumbs down for me. Try this one before purchasing it. Joshaugustt

    12th January, 2006

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    Style In Play by Lacoste

    This one personally gives me a headache everytime I smell it and it just does absolutely nothing for me.

    Just smells too fruity.

    12th January, 2006

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