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    Balenciaga pour Homme by Balenciaga

    Balenciaga Pour Homme: i dont smell anything when i first spray it on..coz my brian gets numb on first whiff..isnt that how you feel whn you have morphine..? so i have heard.. :) Civet..civet overdose with a dash of aldehydes, and honeyed floral notes.. i simply loved this one. when i first received it, it was in a splash format (mini)...the macho that i am, i splashed a decent amount on my palm and dabbed it one liberally around neck and forarms...whoa! for those who have tested this would know exactly how that feels. it's a experience to say the least. very intense notes of honeyed florals and aldehyde with a liberal dose of vanilla (not pods..more like the ice cream itself) with an strong overdose of civet giving it a "bite". the notes may sound like it's leaning towards gourmand, but it's surprisingly not! it stays on pretty gritty for the firts hour or so thereby turning into a remarkably soft floral with a unique combination of Sandalwood, Vanilla, Incense and civet. it was an experience indeed and i enjoyed this scent every last bit :) where is my back up bottle..wouldnt ever wanna be without this one. for a quick reference, it smells like Ted Lapidus for men mixed with Kouros...now, hows that :) only difference, the basenotes is more like Lapidus pour homme than kouros.
    This is for someone who likes scents like Lapidus Pour Homme and YSL Kouros.

    13 August, 2009 (Last Edited: 18 August, 2009)

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    Cacharel Pour L'Homme by Cacharel

    Did Cachrel with their seminal offering - Pour L'homme; release a scent with one of the most realistic note of Nutmeg...? i'm still in awe of this scent..by the way it executed this note. i would like to believe that they used the natural essense ..but i could be so wrong. is this a aroma chemical...? coz it doesnt smell like one..Basically, i love the smell of nutmeg but, never got a chance to experience it so clearly/explicitly as in this Cachrel release.
    if you have ever sniffed a jar full of nutmeg and i mean 100's of em..then, it's easy. Pour L'Homme smells "just" like that.

    13 August, 2009 (Last Edited: 18 August, 2009)

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    Etienne Aigner by Etienne Aigner

    Aigner no.1
    usually, when we talk about scents from the 70's, we'd expect something bit dated, out of place and time; to my surprise, not with this. Etienne Aigner No.1 is an extremely classy, Floral, leather/vanilla based scent which simply ooozes quality and refinement. In it's opening accords, it clearly derives the floral elements from Knize Ten. Yes, Knize Ten! it has that signature accord which makes them the scent that they are; especially when we talk about both these scents floral aspect.
    Towards mids (by an hour or so) this one puts up a leather jacket with fur neck. Powdery notes of Iris (beautiful at that) swirls up with a dictint note of brand new leather shinin behind. The signature floral/talc like accord of knize ten is still present (not as sharp though) but with more of Neroli. Somehow, Neroli gives of the olfactory image of brown color for me...sort of like the smell of an intense absolute, dirtied up. This exact feel of Neroli is highlighted in Rochas Lui as well. in other words i get a distant connection between these two scents from the neroli perspective and how it was structured in Rochas Lui.
    By Basenotes, No.1 morphs in a supple yet, pronounced leather based scent with a powdery sweet vibe of vanilla and patchouli. I simply cannot imagine a Mazzolari Lui had there been no Aigner No.1. The mood and attitude is just like Mazzo lui. This one is an "essential" to any admirer of leather based scent. The feel is simply Niche. Niche in the way it can make you feel, the way it performs on skin and most importantly, the smell. Could blend well with formal attire or semi formal occasions.

    13 August, 2009 (Last Edited: 18 August, 2009)

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    Furyo by Jacques Bogart

    Jaques Bogart Furyo: It's quite clearly, the niche scent of 80's. if i have to make a reference, then Costes by Hotel Costes was clearly inspired by Furyo. maybe coz of it's use of Laurel, but that’s where the similarity stops.. Furyo opens with a very "sharp", "arid" accord of laurel, bayleaf and some like rose...think costes like spices, only this one is sharp in approach and has that red feel to it...after an hour or so, this turns up the woody accords with a mild hand of civet. civet as in, yes, you said it, Kouros. only thing, it doesn’t smell anything like kouros apart from the civet reference...Civet in it gives this one the trademark powdery touch. scent stays pretty linear from here on settling into soft notes of musk (primarily and amber) and gritty tabac
    This is for someone who admires scents like costes(for red spices, laurel and bay leaf), Kouros(for civet) and tobacco.
    notes listed behind the bottle are: Fig tree leaf absolute, juniper berry oil, Laurel, Vetyver, Tabac, Patchouly, castoreum, Amber and musk.

    13 August, 2009 (Last Edited: 18 August, 2009)

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    Havana Reserva by Aramis

    Imagine: crushing finest cigars between ur palm, lightly..now bring your palm close to your nose and thats the intensity Havana Reserva has in it's opening. mix this with a steely note of metal over a floral and boozy accords; masterfully blended with spicy notes of pepper and cumin(+tons more) over a base of woody notes, patch and incense....pure bliss...

    13 August, 2009 (Last Edited: 18 August, 2009)

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    Ho Hang Club by Balenciaga

    Balenciaga Ho Hang Club was released at a time when Alpha-male beings didn’t like to wear talc. they used to wear Ho Hang Club like theres no tomorrow and experience the kind of orgasm no fragrance could ever give. A straight ahead, no non-sense, Patchouli/Incense based scent (white smoke) with a soft accord of florals combined with an powdery extract of spices and woody notes. the main star of this scent is Patchouli (it feels damp and earthy). The base is earthy, mossy green with hints of incense and mild touch of leather acting as a comforting anchor retaining it's powdery accords with amazing consistency.
    This one is for people who admire scents like Cartier Santos. not to be missed at any cost. 80's at it's best!!

    13 August, 2009 (Last Edited: 18 August, 2009)

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    Jacomo de Jacomo by Jacomo

    We rarely talk about this line and i doubt if many here have/tested more than one scent from this line. Basenotes reveal Chicane as Jacomo's first release (1971) and Scents like Ambro and Anthracite have seen some followers/admirers. both those scents have garnered only positive reviews, that too from avid reviews of BN (russlan et al).
    Now, coming back to scents that are still available, Jacomo de Jacomo (1980), i'm sure a lot would have changed since the time it was released, but i have read that it's pardonable. saying that, this scent is no sleeper, hardcore, peppery/clove assualt with oomphs of spices under it's belt and incense in it's breath. After the intial assault of colves, which is done in a very classic 80's way, this scent settles in a very smooth, almost powdery accord of woods, spices, musk and amber. real gem. call me whack, but i find this as the inspiration behind Parfumerie Generales Querelle(caraway; clove replaced by sharp vetiver, (by no means they smell alike, at the same time, very hard to not make this comparison)

    13 August, 2009 (Last Edited: 18 August, 2009)

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    Maxims pour Homme by Maxims

    Maxims Pour homme: have you ever heard an SA say "this scent has a BURST of fresh notes"..all the time eh..but never convinced with what you sniffed..? ok, now smell this :) Powdery sweet accords of intense green notes with an equally intense accord of "fresh" florals, which by the way is not really able to shake that color green out of my head...all with a cool breeze sandalwood..the powderiness, needless to repeat, stays throughout the entire progression of this scent...one aspect, which really grabbed my attention was this persistent accord of steel to this whole equation..like smelling this accord thru a sterilized, perforated tube of space age steel tube... this feel gives this scent a somewhat unique, fresh in a very shiny, sophisticated kinda feel. The basenotes is lush, mossy, powdery with hints of patchouli and mostly mossy with hints of leather.

    13 August, 2009 (Last Edited: 18 August, 2009)

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    Nobile by Gucci

    Crisp green scent with great transparency. Transcends all era and is timeless. For a change, it’s not a green scent which reminds one of Chanel PM. Nobile has to be the inspiration for scents like Malle’s French Lover…not in the use of civet, but the juicy, fresh feel of tender, light green colored leaves. It turns a bit floral by mids but still retains it’s green character. The base is a luxurious blend on musk, vetiver and sandalwood. Musk adds to the bite, keeps it fresh, vetiver keeps it green and sandalwood adds to the soapiness, keeping this a fresh scent all the way. A lovely scent for daily wear and a kind which with each wear reveals one secret after other. Incredibly well blended and a top notch composition

    13 August, 2009 (Last Edited: 18 August, 2009)

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    Punjab by Roberto Capucci

    Capucci Punjab: Punjab is an no holds barred, herbal, amber based scent with a unique touch of florals. i do not get the connection with Leonard Ph but, i can very safely say it has a lot in common with Nina Ricci's Phileas. only slighltly lighter than Phileas though. would be an overkill to have both in the same wardrobe, saying that, if you like these kinda herbal scents, then Phileas is to an extent Punjab extreme in it;s herbal overtone.
    Punjab opens with a very warm, powdery smooth, almost chocolate kind note, but very soon the herbal overtones are pretty clear...it stays pretty warm and herbal for an hour or so before moving into second phase where the herbal accord is slightly toned down to make way for exquisite floral accord coupled with cinnamon(the cinnamon init quite clearly reminds me of Creeds seminal release, Baie de Genievere)..the florals and touch of spice gives this scent much more depth and doesnt fall into the trap of being a one dimensional, herbal scent.
    What we get towards the basenotes is where scents of this era shines...luxurious accords of amber and incense spilled on used leather kinda feel. im humbled to feel such soft use of incense in the combination, very visible, yet, never taking the centerstage. the herbal feel is quite toned down by now and makes Punjab a scent which is quite versatile. in the sense, it's developments are seamless and enjoyable at every phase. it's pretty obvious that Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan derived it's structure from Punjab..and by saying so, i tip my hat to SL, for releasing a scent which offers it's customers top quality although, Punjab smells much more opplulent in the amber department..evem To mfords Amber absolute kinda pales...which goes on to show the kind of quality went into this scent.
    p.s. This is not a pleasant scent, ppl who dont like (vegetal) herbal scents can safely stay away from this release. if you like Nina Ricci's seminal release Phileas, then definitely give this one a shot.

    13 August, 2009 (Last Edited: 18 August, 2009)

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    R de Capucci by Roberto Capucci

    R de Capucci: R de Capucci was probably the coolest dude back then. it is well mannered, mildly powdery, fresh out of the barbershop with a nice after shave cologne kinda feel. it undoubtedly comes across as a green scent..not gritty, but intense, more like holding a bunch of freshly sprouted leaves against nose...doing so, the leaves would give off a slighlty bitter, almost citrusy feel..my point is, the citrus doesnt take ones attention away from th lovely green accord, it's anything but restrained and classy and it wants to make an impression as an remarkably fresh and green scent without smellin dated or lemony. Surprisingly, after 15 minutes of application, it gets a bit powdery and the green notes gets a bit more intense, here it reminds me of the structure of the chanel classic, Pour Monsieur. if anything, this could've easliy become Pour Monsiuer Concentrate...would have been very apt. Notes of lemon gleam past now with a shin to it, giving this gem a freshness and making it more versatile. floral accords adds to the charm and gives it the signature accord of an era it represented..basenote are pretty soft, mildly powdery, sweet, mossy with lots of fresh vetiver, vanilla like sweetness and patchouli..
    This is for someone who admires Chanel Pour Monsieur type scents

    13 August, 2009 (Last Edited: 18 August, 2009)

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    Sagamore by Lancôme

    Lancome Sagamore(Vintage version): My First impression of wearing this scent was that of wearing a talcum powder, which wasn’t very sweet. The only hint of sweetness are in it's opening notes where soft notes of lime peel and herbs peek thru the dense, powdery accords of Lavender..a lavender so rich, one could feel it's grittiness, feel it sway, almost taste it. there is a very raw use of Civet here which cuts of any hint of freshness in the scent. kinda gives it a very masculine accord.
    As the lavender tones down a bit, the notes of lime are much more clearer, although, it's not bright, or sparkling, it smells like dried lemon peel. the framework of this scent is quite obviouly like Chanel Pour Monsieur, which makes me think of the Impact Chanel PM had on the perfumery. Sagamore continues to be a green, citrus based chypre in it’s heart notes reminding one of Chanel PM, the only difference, it's not as bright and fresh if you may. Sagamore settles down to a much more relaxed note of vetiver with hints of patchouli and lovely accord of sandalwood...oh how i miss such accords in basenotes..especially the use of sandalwood.
    This could very easily be a daily wear and is not as gothic as one would imagine. it;s a gritty, citrus base scent which is dirtied up a bit yet, Smells a million bucks or more. People who like Chanel Pour Monsieur type of scents should definitely put this one on their wishlist.

    13 August, 2009 (Last Edited: 18 August, 2009)

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

    what a lovely floral. it smells of..well, you guessed it right! Lily!. i really like it when a scent makes you forget that you are actually wearing one. the experience becomes very pure and real. i cud imagine myself sitting in a plush hotel where the air filled by the smell of lily with the smell wafting from a big decorative brass tank filled petals of lily over water..

    13 August, 2009 (Last Edited: 18 August, 2009)

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    Divine Bergamote by Different Company

    Divine Bergamote opens with a very tart, almost acidic note of Lime+Lime peel. it's pretty stark, intense, gritty and enjoyable. with each wear it gets better. this scent progresses from being gritty to soft notes of lemon to a fruity touch fo rhubarb (think b*men) to a very soft/powdery cloud of musk towards base with traces of lime still present. it took me couple of wears to "get it" and now it's irreplaceable, like all other TDC's!

    13 August, 2009 (Last Edited: 18 August, 2009)

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    parfums*PARFUMS Guerrilla 2 by Comme des Garçons

    Pretty fresh(invigorating), fruity and gingery openin accords which in 15 minutes settle to whats is very clearly, a very realisitic accord of tuberose. more like the petals and not the absolute. lingers on pretty well and settles to a dusty, woody base. overall, i would call this a Tuberose based scent. if you have a collection of over 30 scents then you have better scents to hunt for. this is okay for someone who is specifically looking for a gentle, floral. btw, this one is very much unisex.

    13 August, 2009 (Last Edited: 18 August, 2009)

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    Tuscan Leather by Tom Ford

    Tuscan Leather: if there is any scent..and i mean any scent, which can compete with Knize 10, it's Tom Fords Tuscan Leather. straight out of spritzer, it has leather written all over it. With Knize ten, i always had this image of spanking new leather product, polished, toned and finished to perfection, at the same time, i used to get this vibe which is very green. With Tuscan Leather, i dont get any green notes. if i had to set a color to represent tuscan leather, it has to be deep brown. i get the smell of a newly tanned leather sheet. it's supple and soft, ready to be moulded into a wallet or a jacket... i tried hard to find other accords in this scent...but, all i could smell was leather, leather and "only" leather. made me wonder, is this one note frgrance..? coz if it is, then this has to be one of the best scents around which is linear. But, when i say linear, it doesnt mean it doesnt have any other tricks in it's bag. it probably has to do with the quality if ingredients that went into it... This one has a mesmerising sillage..and i mean "mesmerising". close to skin, one could smell the finest leather accord you could possibly sniff and away from skin, this scent swirls up in the air exuding different shades of brown and yes, a comforting warm halo of leather. by mids to base..a shiny tanner..almost tar like note appears and lingers on till the end. amazin scent to be worn in winters and or as one may please. a definite must have for anyone who is looking for a good quality, genuine leather based scent.

    13 August, 2009 (Last Edited: 18 August, 2009)

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    Moss Breches by Tom Ford

    Moss Breches: whew..what a scent. it reminded me of and for all you know, it's inspired by the classic release we all know as, Van Cleef & Arpels Pour homme....Today i happened to dab a lot more of Moss Breches and what struck me the most is the way patchouli is done here. very wet, sloggy patch i must add. not as dry as in thundra or Ingrant patchouli. this has a very wet forest floor kind of accord. it's clearly visible upon application, almost watery quality, within 5-7 minutes it slowly takes the backstage for other accords to follow in... i have stated elsewhere that i get this vibhuti accord in No. 88, which is white ash, it is very camphory sweet and dry in smell..and exudes a white incense like accord. i could also distantly relate it to an intense version of Chanels masterpiece, Coromandel(could be the patch playing tricks with me). it's pretty spicy in it's opening...but, where SL's Ambre Sultan exudes a color which is golden.. Moss Breches exudes the color white for me. so, it's spicy, but not in the spicy amber type scent we know of. maybe there is Angelica in there that gives it this "white" feel... that said, i dont get that image of Moss from it until i reach the mids to base section. whne someone mentons Moss, the firsts scent that springs to mind is Leonard Ph...however, the mossy nature of this scent is clearly expressed and it's not the smell of wet moss on stone after rain..it's more like dry, golden hued moss over stones...lovely! Patchouli indeed holds this scent and forms the core. but theres a lot of other things going on which doesnt make it a patch exclusive scent. this is a must try for anyone who appreciates VC&A ph, C&S's No.88, Creed Angelique Incens & Chanel's Coromandel, and also Leonard ph to an extent (i dont mean to imply all these scents smell similar to each other, it's just a reference, that im sure we all can relate to).

    13 August, 2009 (Last Edited: 18 August, 2009)

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    Noir de Noir by Tom Ford

    Noir de Noir: by now, everyone knows Noir de noir is a story abour Rose, saffron and Oudh...the recipe atypical of Montale offerings. i approached this scent with the same expectation, only to find it doesnt have the oudh bite of montale at all. i mean, there is oudh, but not the way Montale does it. I could draw parallels to Amouage's Lyric in terms of the beatiful accord of rose used in this. it also reminds me of L'Artisan's seminal offering Voleur du Roses. in other words, this one has a very enchanting take on rose. it's extremely pleasant yet has that dark bite of Oudh in it. There is a eerie chilly nature to this scent which makes one wonder whether this has frankincense in it's composition. the real surpise is after an hour or so..accords of rose melt away into lovely notes of vanilla pods. it doesnt make the composition sweet by any means...the smell is of dry vanilla pods. very very interesting. and yes, this one climbs back to the top along with Moss Breches as one of the scents to look out for from this range.
    what one gets in the end is a rose prominent scent sufficiently backed up by saffron and spices with the breath of Oudh...the presense of oudh is only subtle and fades away within couple of hours...wht stands out then is the wonderful accord of dry, vanilla pods..

    13 August, 2009 (Last Edited: 18 August, 2009)

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    Amber Absolute by Tom Ford

    Amber Absolute: well, for those who say Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan doesnt have amber..should smell this one for reference. It's opening accords reminds one of mid-base notes of Ambre sultan minus the extreme spicy notes of AS. within 10 minutes it morphs into another scent we adore so much, which is Parfums d'Empire's Ambre Russe; ofcourse minus the leather and herbal accords....so, what that leaves us with is a smoldering accord of glowing amber so powerful, it has the capacity to create an aura and sense of warmth by merely smelling it. no wonder it's called amber "absolute". this is a straight ahead, no-nonsense, smoldering amber based scent. a definite must have for someone who admires Ambre Sultan and Ambre Russe. is it worth ahaving all these three scents in one wardrobe...? depends. i do have amber sultan..so, i dont need this one. but, for thsoe who have Ambre Russe, this one is different enough to be in the same WD. just for our info, this has more in common with Ambre Sultan than with Ambre Russe.

    13 August, 2009 (Last Edited: 18 August, 2009)

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    Courvoisier L'Edition Impériale by Courvoisier

    i have fallen out of this one...smells like biscuits to me..pretty cloying for our kind of weather too. i'd pass on this one...

    13 August, 2009 (Last Edited: 18 August, 2009)

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    Monocle Scent One: Hinoki by Comme des Garçons

    A very clean accord of cypress and turpentine in the opening accords which is pretty transparent in it's sillage. nothing about it is stuffy or clogged. very clean accord of campfire with turpentine which settles down to a pretty dynamic accord of cedar.
    I agree on the Gucci Ph comparison but, only towards the basenotes. from openin to mids notes one could relate it to a very refined, lesser intense and a transparent version of Olivier Durbano's Black Tourmaline. a thumbs up in my book. a woody incense done right. lovers of cedar based scents just cant miss this one.

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    Musk to Musk by Montale

    Beautifully soft accord of rose petals in combination with lovely tinge of oudh and woody notes. it's soft and sensual. you would never get tired of this one. get it while it's available. easily one of those montales which i wouldnt mind going for a 100ml. Think of it as Black oudh super light

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    Private Collection - L'Ombre Fauve by Parfumerie Generale

    One of the finest Amber+Spices+Animal fur+Musk based scent.....? Parfumerie Genarale's L'Ombre Fauve is deemed to be a ...... classic. a TOP notch scent which enthralls and excites right off the spritzer with its woody/gourmand quality and classic approach. After Ungaro II, i was on a prowl for animalic fur kinda scents....never to have hoped tht i wud find a match(not as intense but..) in L'Ombre Fauve. It's a musk laden, amber based scent with a deft hand of spices and patchouli and oomphs of animalic fur notes giving the scent a feel like...., like a spicy sandalwood based scent sprayed on a cub and left for a day....the notes just breathe exuding a sillage very unique... this scent creates a aura only capable by the likes we respect.....i can only imagine the chaos this scent cud generate if it gets discontinued...

    13 August, 2009 (Last Edited: 18 August, 2009)

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    Fumidus by Profumum

    Boozy, smoky, dense, dirty, muddy, earthy, rooty & woody scent? boy this just grabbed me up my collar... i wasnt ready for this. what a scent! the progressions too has to be one of the most satifying and definite that i have come across...the way the green notes sprout towards the basenotes is a phenomenon to witness, almost poetic & definitely real and true to nature.
    not for the mild at heart. this ones gritty and it delivers..

    13 August, 2009 (Last Edited: 18 August, 2009)

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    Lyric Man by Amouage

    Amouage Lyric: it is no doubt one of the best (if not "the best") Rose based fragrance. dense like a rosed based sherbet. Beautiful accord of rose petals mingle with other florals accords in the opening...it;s unmistakebly "red" in color/feel...as in red roses. By mids, angelica add to the bite (white smoke like effect) which is so familiar (creed angelique incens)...basenotes holds the rose notes till the end with lovely sillage.
    This one is for special occassions, especially evenings where you would like to make your presense felt in a soothing at the same time, mesmerising way. Initially it may feel generic..but couple of wears down the line, it'd be irreplaceble. one of the best rose based scent out there.
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    Fireside Intense by Sonoma Scent Studio

    Sonoma Scent Studio Fireside Intense - opens with a pretty balanced, yet rugged note of birch tar and Cedar. Their website lists a whole array of notes but, all i could detect is birch tar, leather and tons of cedar. the use of tar would remind one of Tauers Lone star memories but, i like a lot better here. it's used very cleverly to give this scent a campfirish woody feel. The use of cedar is similar to that used in Gucci Ph. infact, this scent smells like an intense version of Gucci Ph. Admirers of woody scents, especially cedar based ones like Gucci Ph, Hinoki et al.. must give this one a try. The quality is top notch and so is the staying power. Would be a (cozy) delight to wear in winters.

    13 August, 2009 (Last Edited: 18 August, 2009)

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    Ambre Gris by Pierre Balmain

    Balmain Ambre Gris: Underrated? Oh yes, bigggggg Time! It’s not just this shiny disco ball cap, cool looking bottle, It’s a scent which will find lot of respect amongst us.
    smooooooo - th notes of pina colada greets with light touch of florals and a smoky, woody notes... I have come across fruity scents...but, I can safely say, non like this. It’s beautiful and elegant in its composition; the blend is just perfect, like a harmony. The mood is undoubtedly dark (grey) and mysterious…the progressions, definitely exciting and ever-changing. By mid-notes, the fruity notes (think rich pina colada) melt into a smoky and velvety smooth accord of woods. The smokiness of this scent is the beauty of it, along with it’s lovely blend of woods (the smoke is not as intense as black tourmaline, nevertheless, is a distant relative of the same) all this on a base of warm notes of amber and musk along with resinous notes of incense and woods (think M7). The quality of amber and incense is very smooth and well rounded off leaving no sharp edges… It’s a blend which is very opulent and rich. By base notes, I feel I’m wearing a smoked, woody(intense), leather based scent with touch of incense. The best part is, though it may sound dark, it’s still remakarbly easy to wear to office or outings alike...
    To sum it up, it's not fair to label it fruity scent; this is "much" more than that. It’s been 10 hours now and still, this scent is evolving, not many do. Close to skin, it still smells beautiful and mysterious; which goes on to show the quality on this scent.

    13 August, 2009 (Last Edited: 18 August, 2009)

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    Les Larmes Sacrées de Thebes by Baccarat

    I knew I HAD to sample this after reading online about it being one of THE most exclusive of perfumes sold at Harrods in London and a few other places worldwide; I was lucky enough to be able to order 0.5 ml (that cost me about 30 pounds sterling!!!) from the Perfumed Court --an amazing site for fragrance-lovers btw-- and it smells...well divine. If I was able to afford it I'd buy a large bottle of the stuff and use it--well I suppose it could be used for daily use but it gives off an extremely powerful message and is really only for very special occassions. I feel a million dollars with just a dab! Wonderful scents.

    13 August, 2009

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    Happy for Men by Clinique

    Sometimes I find I need something light and simple to spray on and create a pleasant aura of freshness around me; Happy for men fits this bill quite nicely. Although one might argue that the majority of modern designer releases serve this purpose, Happy's orange-y, aquatic aroma is simply more pleasurable to me than most other citrus fragrances. It's nothing earth-shattering, but one doesn't have to smell earth-shattering to smell good!

    13 August, 2009

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    A*Men / Angel Men by Thierry Mugler

    For me A*Men is a comic world Villain while the B*Men is raised to save Mugler's comic world as a Superhero... The severe and intense -ve affect of A*Men could only be revived by B*Men and nothing else...

    For me A*Men is a "hate" symbol and to love it you have to get B*Men.

    A*Men is simply a junk drink of caramel, coffee and chocolate... while B*Men no doubt has a burning sugar aroma and coffee touch but with bearable amount and manly affect that is blended well with spicy and woody notes.

    I tested both deeply on each hand with generous amount... as a result and matter of fact, I was trying to keep my hand away from my nose where I have sprayed A*Men while Ireally admired sniffing the forearm where I have splashed B*Men.
    No doubt A*Men is better in power and silage but only if you want to feel like a COSTA AD of COFFEE in VANILLA & CARAMEL flavor... yakhhhhhhhhh....!!!

    13 August, 2009

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