Positive Reviews of La Base for Him by Magic Helvetia

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    Largely concur with the review of reviewer xiikzodz. This is a lasting fragrance that does not change in character when worn. It is pleasant and unique without being "exotic". Highly recommend.

    03 April, 2014

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    Opens with a fine blend of spices out of which gentiana (first thing came across my mind), black elder, sage and gin are clearly palpable. If there's any citrus in it then rather in the form of the aromatic oils that some citrusy spices like coriander, basil or geranium contain. I suppose judging it in the same way as one would an office scent is a mistake. Apparently, it has no obvious pheromonic qualities - people take it rather for a hair tonic or spicy shower gel. Yet it is a intricate construction and fine art of perfumery (sadly might not last long) taking us offroads.

    02 October, 2009

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    Below is an early review of mine, and it was the first BN comment on La Base for Him. I’ve learned much more about fragrances, so I have further comments. The herbs here are delightful, green, and very dry (to the point of potent austerity). The floral notes similarly are dry and lean, not sweet or opulent. This scent emphasizes herbs over pine, and thyme in particular is prominent. I like the humble Pino Silvestre, and it is not a stretch to call this a high-class PS!
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    La Base for Him is an intriguing fragrance. It has a crisp grapefruit opening with green herbal notes. The herbs are well chosen and are in moderation – La Base never smells like salad dressing! The citrus and greens persist and dance around for a while, and generate complexity and interest. Finally they retreat to the background, and a lovely woody and light mossy accord emerges. This is very elegant scent, reserved but not austere; and it generates a quiet warmth. When the pine bark emerges, it is a delightfully subtle finishing note. I like this very much. (February 27, 2007)

    27 February, 2007 (Last Edited: 17 August, 2009)

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