Fragrance Reviews from August 2012

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    Calamity J by Juliette Has a Gun

    An excellent introduction into patchouli orientated fragrances, with the note never dominating but certainly acting as the soul. The easiest patchouli I have even worn.

    24 August, 2012

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    Incense Extrême by Tauer

    Tried a sample of it this morning. Reminds me of a cold, dark,damp, musty unfinished basement- like wet stone or concrete. I don't notice any incense , at least in the Avignon/Cardinal/Montale sense. Definitely a different scent but I would not purchase.

    24 August, 2012

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    Mon Jasmin Noir by Bulgari

    I almost think I prefer this to the original Bulgari Jasmine Noir. Lovely fragrance.

    24 August, 2012

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    Jasmin Noir by Bulgari

    Only recently discovered the Bulgari Jasmin Noir range and I really like this fragrance. I really like florals, orientals and florientals so this is for me. Going to be the next I buy.

    24 August, 2012

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    Mon Jasmin Noir L'Eau by Bulgari

    Got to agree with Elsie. Love this scent and I also absolutely loved Fendi Palazzo - much missed!

    24 August, 2012

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    Un Jardin en Méditerranée by Hermès

    I like the fragrance but I find as an EDT it really does not last very long so is not the best value for money.

    24 August, 2012

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    Belle d'Opium by Yves Saint Laurent

    I love Opium but it is a very strong fragrance. This version is lighter. Love it but won't buy again until they alter the design of the bottle - the plastic delivery tube does not reach the bottom so you get loads left in the bottle that you cannot use.

    24 August, 2012

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    Opium by Yves Saint Laurent

    Thumbs up for the original Opium. Smells heady,sexy, divine. Definitely evening only . But why have they replaced it?

    24 August, 2012

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    Paris by Yves Saint Laurent

    Lovely if you love roses and florals. Beautiful long lasting fragrance. Been a favourite of mine since 1983.

    24 August, 2012

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    Trésor (new) by Lancôme

    One of my all time favourites. I love rose fragrances and this is a delicious one. I always have a bottle around.

    24 August, 2012

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    Magnifique by Lancôme

    As a lover of Tresor I also really like this rose fragrance by Lancome. Not for everyone but if you like florals give it a try.

    24 August, 2012

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    Trésor Midnight Rose by Lancôme

    Not in the same league as Tresor or Magnifique but nonetheless a nice floral in the same family. Not as long lasting as Tresor and not as distinctive.

    24 August, 2012

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    Champs-Elysées by Guerlain

    Not by any means my favourite scnet but this is one that makes a pleasant change. An occasional buy for me.

    24 August, 2012

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    Jardins de Bagatelle by Guerlain

    As a lover of classic florals I still like this one, a golden oldie. Not one I buy often but good to be reminded of of it not and again.

    24 August, 2012

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    Botanical Essence No. 1 by Liz Earle

    Not yet bought but on the list as a floral that lasts surprisingly well. I was not sure initially as the Liz Earle brand favours Eucalyptus in its products but the scent is a eucalyptus free zone.

    24 August, 2012

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    Ed Hardy Man by Christian Audigier

    Excellent scent, but terrible projection/sillage/longevity.

    24 August, 2012

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    Peony by L'Occitane

    A pleasamt fragrance for those who like a light floral. Not very long lasting, though.

    24 August, 2012

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    Shiloh by Hors Là Monde

    For me, the overall impression of this fragrance was of soft, powdery rose and sharp cedar. The foundation of this faint powder and dainty, almost green, rose is always contrasted by a sharp wood (or in the case of the opening, by a sparking and sharp lemon citrus blast).

    This contrast is continued in the base, where powder gives way to dusty patchouli and warmed with soft vanilla. Insence is used as the contrast there, to offset the rounded soft notes with an edge.

    Sharp vs. dainty, all the way through. I loved the blending of this fragrance. I'm not a rose and wood fan, but I apploud the deft use of these individual notes to compose a lovely fragrance.

    It is light, never heavy, and interesting.

    24 August, 2012

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    Eau de Star by Thierry Mugler

    For all the things that shouldn't work, I really didn't mind this one at all. The watermelon bubble gum smell didn't even give rise to much other than a wry smile. And that is just about where I place this one - a fun take on Angel's patchouli bomb!!

    Yes, there is an aquatic vibe to this (it's summer and picnics and watermelon after all!!!), and that thins this one down a bit, but it was not really a fresh feel. This is still a substantial fragrance - I could smell it on my clothes for a week.

    Fun enough.

    24 August, 2012

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    Eau du Sud by Annick Goutal

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    A blast of citrus, mediterranean fruits, fluidy vetiver and aromatic herbs are the stuff you catch for the most part of the faint development before a sour oakmoss-patchouli takes the scene. The juice is not properly a favourite of mine and i smell it too tart for my full pleasure but it turns out natural, aromatic and pleasantly fresh. Feminine with a touch of floral natural subtleness.

    24 August, 2012

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    Lavender (new) by Crabtree & Evelyn


    A grassy, lemony and airy violet that becomes finally warmer and rounder due to a slightly powdery tonka and a well calibrated green musk not so much warm or animalic to cut the general  lumphatic coolness of the juice. Really natural and delicate with a touch of romanticism. Evocative and a bit Victorian.

    24 August, 2012

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    Full Incense by Montale

    Excellent incense fragrance in the same class as Avignon & Cardinal but better than either of those. Lasts long.
    A very, very nice fragrance that lingers on your clothing for several days. This is probably my favorite.

    24 August, 2012 (Last Edited: 14 May, 2013)

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    Royal Oud by Creed

    The scent is fantastic. The oud wood is nicely blended into this fragrance. The longevity is the downfall on this one! You got about 3 hours on this one and that's it!

    25 August, 2012

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    Adidas Game Spirit by Adidas

    Smells about what it costs. Cheap, one dimensional musk that settles down to some sort of non-descript cleaning chemical. I'm only wearing it as I got it as a gift from a well meaning yet olfactorarily challenged relative. Sillage is brutal, and it overstays its welcome.

    If you're 14 years old or you just pooped your pants and you need to cover the poop smell, then this might be acceptable. I'm sending this bottle off to a thrift shop.

    25 August, 2012

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    Cuba Green by Cuba Paris

    Like a cross betwen Escape For Men and Horizon, Cuba Green is an early 90's styled herbal and woody aromatic fougere that is quite good. I find it lacks the fruitiness of Escape, but it has a similar subtle sweetness mixed in with the herbal notes. It all dries down to a dry, charred wood smell very similar to the drydown in Horizon.

    Not particularly unique, but very nice indeed, and a bargain to boot.

    MY RATING: 7.5/10

    25 August, 2012

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    L'Insolent by Charles Jourdan

    Scored a mini bottle of this on ebay. Love it! It feels very elegant and sophisticated to me. Deep, dark and wise as well. Wish it was a full bottle.

    25 August, 2012

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    Mustang by Mustang

    I was absolutely pleased with this scent. It was remarkable. Wonderful dry down as well. Unfortunately, once the top and some of the midnotes wear off, the projection goes down to skin level (about one hour). From there on out, it stays at skin level. It's really a shame, because the scent could have been great for all seasons and all occasions. Just a wonderful, versatile, masculine scent.

    I am partly wondering if it is a brand thing. This cologne is supposed to be Estee Lauder / Aramis, or simply by Mustang. For whatever reason, this is "Blossom Concepts". I'm not sure what that means, or if it means anything. I can't get any information on it.

    25 August, 2012

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    Signoricci (Original) by Nina Ricci

    Zesty lemon and bergamot top notes that broaden to a floral and vetiver containing composition. Hints of wood develop. Overall fresh, lemony and a beautiful top summer scent. Very well blended, but with the short longevity that these types if scent usually have on my skin: after 45 minutes it is gone and needs reapplying. A great fragrance though.

    25 August, 2012

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    Signoricci by Nina Ricci

    Compared with the original this version has less of a pure lemon opening, but is much more verbena-centered. A bit of wood is there too, but in the drydown a strong oakmoss note takes centre stage and gives this scent the greater projection and a longevity of nearly two hours on me. A shame it is discontinued.

    25 August, 2012

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    Aramis by Aramis

    Aramis opens on skin with a very nicely done grassy green artemisia mixing with subtle aldehydic touches and aromatic bergamot before transitioning after a couple minutes to the key heart notes of sandalwood, musky patchouli and vetiver which darken the mood considerably. Strong base notes of leather and oakmoss meld early-on with the musky patchouli to form an extremely potent mossy/musky/leathery accord that is rather cloying. Projection and longevity are both excellent.

    Aramis is an interesting powerhouse scent. The grassy-green artemisia couples with the bergamot and skillfully subdued aldehydes quite well, creating a very fine open that is easily top-notch... Then the heart and base notes somewhat spoil the party as the aromatic leathery/mossy/musky combination is so strong and cloying that it is very hard to wear. I really want to give Aramis a positive rating for its early appeal, but in the end I find myself really disliking it due to its cloying nature later-on and as such it nets a neutral rating and a very average 2.5 stars out of 5 rating. This one wrote the book on Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde! What a real shame as it shows such promise early-on.

    25 August, 2012

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