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Amber Rose by Shay & Blue

The flattest rose I’ve come across in a while – this is bargain basement stuff in high end clothes. The rose is a toiletry rose – fresh, greenish, slightly synthetic. For a short while there’s a film of an odd skin-and-vegetable-peelings note over it, nowhere near any dulche de leche or amber that I’ve smelled. Ends as a background rosy hum. Light and inoffensive is the kindest I can be about such utterly pointless exercises in perfumery.
11th October, 2018

The Fragrance Journals : 1927 by Floris

Welcome to the ozone bar! 1927 is a light-as-a-feather sparkler – effervescent with lemony aldehydes dressing up a pillow-soft mixed floral bouquet. It evokes a space of gilt edges and cool white marble tops where the delicate but persistent scent of morphing flowers lingers – now the pale mauve vagueness of violets, now the soap bubbles of fluffy mimosa, or is it linden with its touch of green?
Retro as hell but oh so stylish – only go here if you get aldehydic florals. It makes me want to bring out my (non-existent) brand new mother of pearl cha cha heels and waft through my (non-existent) palace to make the arrangements for a grande soirée.
One aspect that is sadly not retro is the active life of this perfume, which dives to next to nothing after 3-4 hours. And it doesn’t seem to be a skin issue either; it did the same on a paper strip.
11th October, 2018

24 Gold by ScentStory FZE

A fantastic scent. The blending quality is amazing. I don't know who the perfumer is but he/she clearly nailed it. I suspect ScentStory hired a Master perfumer to create this gem. Vanilla, oud and amber with a hint of fruitiness, a real stunner and for the price you pay, you can NOT go wrong. If you like opulent, middle eastern scents, feeling like a Queen or a Sultan, chances are you will probably adore this. Potent juice and strictly for winter and cool Fall days.

If you want to rock it in the spring or summer evenings, you can aswell but control your sprays and you're good to go. Head turner, compiment galore, you name it. You really feel like you're wearing a 1 million dollars scent while wearing 24 Gold. Phenomenal.

Blind buy worthy, GET THIS IN YOUR LIFE !
11th October, 2018
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Fahrenheit by Christian Dior

There are good fragrances, great fragrances, and masterpieces. Dior's Fahrenheit is an unqualified masterpiece. It epitomizes the art of perfumery in ways that few fragrances before or since have done, and is notable - in my opinion - for one thing: it smells like Fahrenheit.

Yes, it opens with a prominent gasoline accord. Full petrol. Gas-station-level petroleum distillates. This note is fleeting and glorious. It's rugged and perfectly balanced. The potentially noxious opening gives way to a dry down that is absolutely remarkable: the blending is so masterful that it's difficult to discern separate notes. Some fragrances travel from bright and citrusy to dark, woodsy, or floral. Some even travel from spicy and peppery to chocolatey and gourmand. Fahrenheit travels from Fahrenheit to Fahrenheit. When the petrol fades, you're left with a incongruously fruity, spicy, leathery, AND woody scent as evidence of Dior's exquisite genius. Tonka? Perhaps amber? Maybe some cedar? Leather. Musk? Yes, but not really. Patchouli? It's there, but maybe not. Stryax and lily of the valley? Sure. Whatever. It's all, and it's none.

It's Fahrenheit. Is it green? Red? Does it matter?

Past and current formulations seem equally reactive to body heat. While Fahrenheit absolutely sizzles in warm environs; its sillage and projection are ideal for colder weather. This smell like a fall/winter scent to me. I'll agree with previous reviews suggesting new formulations suffer from longevity issues, but only by a hair, and only in comparison to older formulations: comparatively, Fahrenheit is still an incredible performer.

It's warm. It's comforting. It's woody, green, and fruity, and floral, and citrusy, and leathery, and it is absolutely greater than the sum of its parts. Yes, it smells a bit like spilling gasoline in a new car while driving through a cedar grove full of flowers and old boots. And I love it.

I rank Fahrenheit alongside the most influential fragrances of all time.

Scent: 10/10
Sillage: 10/10
Projection: 10/10
Longevity: 7/10

11th October, 2018

Lacoste Eau de Sport by Lacoste

Basil, Bergamot, Coriander, Lavender, Petitgrain, Rosemary, Lemon.

Fern, Geranium, Heliotrope, Clary Sage, Carnation, Patchouli, Vetiver, Cedarwood, Cinnamon.

Ambergris, Moss, Musk, Tonka Bean, Vanilla.

This 1968 release of Lacoste by Patou shows the lighter side of Jean Kerleo. This is in line with the overall image it tries to project. Golf, fairways and a sporty-casual aura depicts Lacoste rather well.

I've had this on again for about 30 minutes. I'm rather impressed with the totality of it. There are many listed notes , but repeated sniffing assures me this was made in a different era. It has a certain gravitas, even though it's a "sport" fragrance. The citrus, spice, herbal and earthy qualities are all present and accounted for. It smells completely appropriate to wear in the spring-summer months regardless of being nvolved in an activity.

The carnation adds that classic masculine touch and seems to come to the fore a bit more as the wearing ensues. Is it dated? Perhaps a bit, but with a casual scent, that's not a drawback in my book. I put Lacoste into the same category as Lanvin L'Homme Sport for structure and overall performance/effect. Lacoste is HTF whereas the Lanvin ( and scents like it ) are cheap and readily available.

The dry down of Lacoste is nice and predictable considering the ingredients. A mild mossy-musk rears its head after an hour or so, with hardly a nod from Oriental notes.

Is Lacoste worth tracking down and paying the going rate? I suppose that depends if you're driven to "collect" as opposed to building a wardrobe with worthy representatives of genres you want so you have the bases covered. As for me, I like Lacoste, but I can live with a counterpart. I no longer collect HTF fragrances, so take that for what it's worth. Sillage is actually good with surprising longevity for a "Sport" fragrance. I can smell this 6 hours later with a few light sprays.
11th October, 2018

Excalibur by Avon

Stardate 20181010:

It has moss,lavender and something sweet/floral up top. A fougere structure but non-traditional. There is some leather too - Avon's leather.
I find it very similar in style to Oland but better than Oland. Someone compared it to English Leather and I can see the resemblance.
For the price - recommended
11th October, 2018

Invictus Aqua by Paco Rabanne

I wish I had more hands, so I could give this fragrance four thumbs down.

This has to be the worst frag I have smelled since sampling and collecting over the last few years. It is an insanely synthetic chemical sharp pungent mess. I've smelled this on a passing stranger before and thought 'what in the hell?' I thought it was The Works Toilet Bowl Cleaner with perfumers alcohol at the time. Then it had to be a month later, I ordered a sample and when this came I had to laugh a little. Somehow there's a small cult following of this release and trying to understand the justification for it is completely mystifying.

Smelling this, I can picture a 22-year-old trying way too hard with his man-bun and invictus aqua ready to conquer the loudest overpriced club in the suburbs.

An absolute 0/10.
11th October, 2018

Terre d'Hermès Eau Intense Vétiver by Hermès

I appreciate the original, but EIV’s similarities to it are fleeting. The first few hours of EIV are great - sort of a Grey Vetiver-meets-TdH feel - but I can’t get past the scratchy, cheap-smelling base.

I don’t think I’ve more to say, as Zealot’s review is spot-on, right down to the deal-breaker base. The fragrance has merits, and for that reason, I’ll go neutral, but this is definitely a pass for me.

11th October, 2018

L'Heure Bleue by Guerlain

L'Heure Bleue (1912) is a timeless Guerlain masterpiece that has been enjoyed by generations of women, and indeed some men, for well over a century. The scent followed in the footsteps of powdery floral fougère-like compositions worn by the chaste upper classes of the late 19th and early 20th century, and was composed by Jacques Guerlain, the man who literally shaped the house note itself by building on work from his uncle Aimé Guerlain with this, then Mitsouko (1919), Guerlinade (1924), and Shalimar (1925). Outside of helping to define the reputation of house Guerlain, L'Huere Bleue (aka "The Bluish Hour" in French) was meant to be worn in early evenings at dusk, to compliment the bluish hue the sky takes, and to conjure images of gentle romance; think about that next time you smell a modern perfume just made to be "sexy" or "fresh", as the entirety of this perfume was composed to capture a very specific time of day and activity occuring at the time, almost as a task-specific evening tryste fragrance. The smell of Guerlain L'Huere Bleue was perceived as quite feminine at the time, and it's heavy heliotrope also helped further define the "baby powder" smell in coming years as perfumes of this type before it had, but time has rendered L'Heure Bleue more genderfluid than that, especially in the wake of powdery 60's fougères like Brut (1962) and Wild Country (1967) or masuline indolic flower bombs like Royal Copenhagen (1970) all challenging the femininity of the antique L'Huere Bleue by sharing similar values. That's not to say this stuff isn't still effeminate, because so are those older masculines in comparison to what exists for men in the 21st century, just that like them, the appeal of L'Heure Bleue has expanded beyond it's intended audience. Still, this scent most definitely conjures images of huge flower-adorned hats and parasols to me, and outside of the heart, there isn't a muscular bone in L'Heure Bleue's body, so do NOT go into smelling it thinking it's another Jicky (1889), as even in vintage form this scent is not really all that animalic, but rather pillowy rich thanks to older synthetic musks like musk ketone and musk ambrette.

The smell of L'Huere Bleue is familiar yet strange all at the same time in the opening salvo, as it's one lavender note short of a stereotypical fougère accord with it's bergamot, clary sage, aniseed, tarragon and lemon, which join a fruity-sweet neroli that serves as the feminization factor here. There's something of a connection between the complex floral middle in L'Heure Bleue and the masculine dandy-like chypre Habit Rouge (1965), composed by Jean-Paul Guerlain, which is where CIS men of any orientation familiar with classic Guerlain will find the most comfort and familiarity when smelling L'Heure Bleue. Rose, iris, heliotrope, ylang-ylang, jasmine and carnation all blur into a soft "foundation" smell which was doubtless pirated ad infinitum by cosmetic companies after L'Heure Bleue hit shelves. The base is where the "fougère factor" rings true again, and the biggest point of separation between this and later Habit Rouge, which definitely goes for a sharper "cypress-like" dry down. Sandalwood, tonka, musk, vetiver, oakmoss and cedar all draw similarities to stuff like Zizanie (1932) or Canoe (1936) which showed up later and were pitched to men, but benzoin and vanilla "tweak the knobs" in such a way with L'Huere Bleue that this bullet would be dodged sufficiently even in the wake of emerging masculine tropes that heavily abused the emerging "barbershop" accord found in part under L'Huere Bleue's amazingly complex floral bouquet. The powdery heliotrope diffuses sillage enough that it isn't a bomb, but sustain vibrato is very long-lived with L'Huere Bleue, providing a very structured and abstinent pleasantness lasting over 12+ hours and made perfect for a meeting with a new client and a date night all in the same day. Office use is A-ok with L'Huere Bleue, and it does retain some of it's antiquated romanticism if you're going to a classy old-world joint like Maxim's of Paris or a late walk through New York City's Coney Island boardwalk.

L'Huere Bleue may be prim and proper as expected for a perfume from 1912, but it's Belle Époque origins guaranteed it free from the rigidity of social discipline that Victorian perfumes had to observe, meaning it's slightly-indolic tones and softly sweet idealized romanticism weren't quite so scandalous anymore, and they were just the beginning of a theme for Jacques Guerlain, who would steadily take his feminine creations down an increasingly assertive path until his hand-off to his grandson Jean-Paul. Wearing L'Heure Bleue is obviously like wearing a piece of history, but all that aside, wearing L'Heure Bleue is like wearing shades of everything a powdery floral perfume is known to be (even in the 21st century), but slightly blurred by the roundness of a fougère-like base and an overly-blended heart note haze, itself something of a trademark for the late perfumer, who was also known to mix entire previous perfumes into the base of new ones and continue building. L'Huere Bleue just "glows", much like the sky in the time of day after which it's named, ultimately making it an unusually relaxed, comfortable perfume to wear. Open-minded or particularly flamboyant/dandyish guys should definitely try this out, but otherwise this is still likely to appeal mostly to folks who identify as female or feminine-leaning, which is fine. Fans of vintage perfumes won't really care where this sits along the spectrum and ostensibly modern folks might see poor L'Huere Bleue as too "Grandma's Boudoir" for their liking anyway, so being able to enjoy this goes hand-in-hand with enjoying the art, music, fashion, frivolity, and indeed the flavor of the Belle Époque itself. For everyone else, this is likely too dainty and irrelevant of an old girl to hang in the company of modern "fruitchouli" and "cashmeran amberwood" fragrances, even if it's DNA still lingers in all of them. It's not my everyday cup of tea, but thumbs up for this beautiful piece of history.
10th October, 2018

Odeon / Petite Fleur Bleue by Godet

1st impression I get is of a nostalgic barber shop type smell of a luxurious rose scented foamy bar of soap...definitely has an old-world charm and classic feel...rosey and slightly powdery...a little candied effect, but not gourmandish....just put a little bit on the back of my hand, but this projects like gangbusters...something I would love smelling on my wife....good stuff...
10th October, 2018

Agua de Loewe Mediterráneo by Loewe

An unobtrusive yet uninspired citric floral that stays mostly linear and close to the skin. Gets uncomfortably close to the Kenzo Air aquatic vibe but keeps it's complexion much better when compared. Longevity is subpar. Fades into a weak woody musk.

I wouldn't whole heartedly recommend Agua de Loewe Mediterráneo but it's not that bad a choice for the warmer months where you need an every day wear. The bottle is a work of art.

Longevity: ~5-6 hours
Sillage: Medium
10th October, 2018

Galop d'Hermès by Hermès

Mouthwatering combination of quince and osmanthus with a sparkling rose. Now that is how you make a fruity floral which brings a smile on my face! From underneath all this, a fine buttery soft leather is adding some character; the leather is borrowed from the amazing Cuir d'Ange and I am happy about that. The heart is still pretty and it's focused more on the flowers (especially on the rose) while the osmanthus still brings a bit of freshness. I don't get any leather in the late dry down but I do get sort of an expensive rose soap feeling. I'd say this is unisex leaning a bit feminine, more so in the last part. It's a lively and happy perfume.
10th October, 2018

Still Life in Rio by Olfactive Studio

Bought this for the wife after she requested some "beach scents" and this one came up a couple times after doing searches in the forums. This was her favorite from the 5-6 samples I acquired. She liked it because it was "beachy" but also had this relaxing "spa-scent" that she really enjoys.

Of the notes listed, seems like the spa feel comes from the mint and yuzu while the coconut water provides the beach feel.

Performance is not overpowering but noticeable up close.
10th October, 2018
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Acqua di Bergamotto by Ermenegildo Zegna

Soapy clean and green citrus opening. Definitely get the vetiver and seems to fit into the classic cologne genre but with modern updates. Into the drydown it has a salty, musky feel, almost like MI minus the fruitiness.

Wife said it was nice but nothing special. I agree, versatile and nice for everyday wear, especially in warmer temps.

Projection is average or maybe just slightly below that and longevity is in the 4-5 hour range on my skin.
10th October, 2018

Patchouli 24 by Le Labo

What can you say really. An Intense, individual, stunning, not for everyone kind of scent.

Soak a piece of leather in vanilla and a Smokey single malt scotch like laphroaig, throw it onto a barely still lit smouldering campfire and stand over it.
That's what you get initially.
It dies down slightly and becomes smoother and has a slight talc/powdery note after an hour but still that smoke remains.

My new favourite for the winter months.
It's definitely not for everyone and definitely not for all the time but for the right occasion this is incredible.
I've only worn it once so far and that was for what I'd consider the right occasion - A cold family wedding in Edinburgh, in a castle, wearing a 3 piece suit, drinking many a fine scotch.
Easily one of the most individual scents I've had the pleasure of having on my skin. 10/10

10th October, 2018

Tahitian Waters by English Laundry

English Laundry Tahitian Waters is an example of a fresh fruity citrus fragrance that embodies a cocktail while still being dignified enough to be enjoyed by serious people.

Lime is the leader of a citrus opening with bergamot and orange, but also the playful coconut, the whole quartet transporting me to a tropic island. It dries down a floral mix of jasmine and ylang ylang that is not so strong but nevertheless adds hints of sophistication and restraint to that which began playful and fruity. The base of brown sugar and cedar adds both sweetness and a staunch woody smoothness, a great place for the plane to land.

Tahitian Waters is a nice, casual warm-weather offering that can work for men and women, young and old alike. It's a versatile player that's a decent performer but certainly nothing boastful.

Pricing-wise, it's available online in varying discounted prices (i.e. $28 for 50ml on FragranceNet), but as with English Laundry fragrances, it's said to appear in US discount stores (TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Burlington Coat Factory) for a lot less (under $20 for 100ml), so for that amount, it's a great deal to be had for a fruity fresh cocktail fragrance, of which Tommy Bahama Set Sail St. Barts is another great example. Tahitian Waters will be a welcome addition to my collection at that price.

7 out of 10
10th October, 2018

Speed Smelling 2017 Postmodern Collection : Julien Rasquinet by IFF

Myrrhum myrrhvana.
Not myrrh rhum but myrrh than rhum.
Myrrhaculous myrrh.
10th October, 2018

Les Ephémères: Poivre Bengale by Brécourt

Pepper and woody at first, pretty dry too. The leather used here along with the spices gives the fragrance a spicy tea smell. I like the fact that the sweet level is very low and the base is still spicy woods with a dry bitter leather. It's actually smooth.
10th October, 2018

Lord Of Misrule by Lush

This is gorgeous. Both dry (from patchouli and pepper) and sweet (vanilla and caramel). Very gourmand but grown up. Would fit both men and women who want a different vanilla.
10th October, 2018

Old Spice Pure Sport by Procter & Gamble

Pure Sport seems to be one of the last vestiges of the Old Spice I remember loving growing up, classic in its own right with no gimmicks involved. It’s very clean and simple, and seems to be a fresher take on the original. Even though my dad used the original Old Spice aftershave and I have good memories associated with the smell, my first aftershave was OS Pure Sport. At that time, it came in a frosted glass bottle. It was the first I chose for myself and I’ve loved it ever since. These days, it comes in a plastic bottle and doesn’t have the depth of the glass version. It also used to be available in cologne form, which has long since been discontinued. I actually have a bottle of the cologne, which is a rare find anymore, and I’m very happy to have it. Pure Sport is a staple of the OS product line, and can be found in any store in the form of body wash, deodorant and shampoo. Old Spice is mostly a product line marketed to young teens now, with all kinds of goofy branding and scents that don’t appeal to my demographic (30s). They change by the year, but Pure Sport has been available since its inception because it’s just a good scent in its own right. I mentioned that I have the cologne, and I find it to be surprisingly high quality. I have some really nice cologne, but not every day is a day for Creed or Rive Gauche – to me, this is clean, cool and casual, simple and effective. I’m happy to pair it with the easily accessible body wash and deodorant versions to keep that vibe going all day.
10th October, 2018

EO No.1 Eau de Parfum by Ensar Oud

I'm having a hard time really understanding EO No 1.

On one hand, it's got real deer musk melting together with a very complex oud, so it's vaguely rubbery and gasoline-ish and has a fecal facet, but it's also flowery and a bit charred. But then there's also a densely muddled essential oil smell, floral and resinous and familiar from many lesser natural oil perfumes. It's kind of sharp and herbal, but also appealingly gross in the manner of a proper oud, but everything happens behind a lump of essential oil smell.

The thing I've found most interesting about getting to know EO No 1 is that there's a point where the real musk and herbs combine that I can tell is what old leather perfumes like Knize Ten, with their weird animalic petrol notes, are trying to recreate with modern synthetics. Smelling the real thing is truly interesting, even if I'm ultimately unsatisfied with EO No 1.
10th October, 2018

Mugler Cologne Fly Away by Thierry Mugler

After a quick jolt of pineapple, Fly Away breaks out into a coconut-infused fruit punch, with a pinch of bile to make it especially tropical (you know how papaya and other tropical fruits have a bile undertone?). It gets less fruity with time, ending up as coconutty Malibu rum.

I personally don't like the bile note at all, but I can see how it falls in line with Mugler's playfulness, and also how it goes a long way to cut the sweet fruit overload of the topnotes. But given all that, I'd recommend L'Artisan's Ananas Fizz (while it's still available) or Malin + Goetz's Dark Rum as vomit-free alternatives.
10th October, 2018

Hermèssence Cuir d'Ange by Hermès

My favorite Hermèssence and quite possible Ellena's best work of the last few years.

Somehow, Cuir d'Ange is both completely weird and utterly comforting, in a way that I've never experienced in a leather perfume. It's utterly original, yet somehow familiar.

So what does it smell like? Well, that's complicated... It's got that mix of cumin and sweaty-old-man leather that Le Labo uses a lot (probably most famously in Rose 31), and it's also got a mix of brown sugar and molasses and New Orleans chicory coffee that should smell gourmand but instead is sort of leathery and woody. I don't smell most of the listed notes, but can understand, at least intellectually, how they could be background players.

Yet Cuir d'Ange is way more than the sum of it's parts - this odd combination of woody sugary funk somehow simulates the smell of a horse and simultaneously manages to not smell gross at all, despite itself. In fact, it actually smells fresh. I'm baffled how this works, but very glad to have it to smell. Highly recommended.
10th October, 2018

Oud Saphir by Atelier Cologne

To start, it should be pointed out that this is in no way an oud perfume. That being said, it's a proper leather scent that manages to cleverly incorporate multiple types.

It kicks off with quinoline, the main ingredient in Tuscan Leather, played against greens. This stage is a bit TOO familiar, as there are a ton of these, but it's eventually joined by rich suede and finally dries down to leathery birch tar. The rich suede thankfully manages to keep Saphir from being just another Tuscan Leather clone. Really, it's all about the slow slide from sharp quinoline to the smooth suede to the burnt pine, with a side of greens carefully maintaining continuity the whole way. Not entirely original, but nicely done.

10th October, 2018

Nectarine Blossom & Honey by Jo Malone

Not a really "mature" nor "niche" smelling formulation from Jo Malone. Nectarine Blossom & Honey sounds so compelling, yet in this case it ends up like a kid's perfume, just too basic and synthetic for a woman to enjoy. Too bad. :-I
10th October, 2018

Wood Sage & Sea Salt by Jo Malone

A really wonderful, distinct formulation from Jo Malone. Wood Sage & Sea Salt is ultimately an aromatic, musky, citrus and marine fragrance that is light and wearable esp. in warmer weather.

Notes in WS&SS include Ambrette (musk mallow), Sea Salt, Sage, Seaweed (red algae), and Grapefruit. The result is a truly beach oriented portrait that elicits feelings of adventure and enjoyment of nature in me!

It's an aquatic creation for sure. Pure genius mixing sea salt and the mildly peppery sage spice in the form of a fragrance! The musk mallow adds an earthy, musky touch, and the seaweed along with the grapefruit evoke marine waters in my mind.

Leaning more towards masculine wear, WS&SS - according to the company - can be mixed with their Lime Basil & Mandarin, or Nectarine Blossom & Honey, fragrances.

Give it a try!
10th October, 2018

Wild Fig and Cassis by Jo Malone

Recently, I had eaten my first raw fig. It was a nice, albeit messy, experience that helped me to appreciate dried figs even more, which is my personal favorite.

With Wild Fig & Cassis, I get to partially relive this experience in scent form. Jo Malone managed to recreate the juicy sensation, paired with sharp black currant liquer.

Top = cassis, cherry, grass, fig;
Middle = hyacinth, cyclamen, jasmine, pine tree;
Base = patchouli, cedar, amber, musk.

This is a green, fruity and woody scent that is fairly unique in the fragrance arena. WF&C has a prominent grassy herbal note above all, along with the cassis and fig. I had to literally slow down, close my eyes, and really examine what was entering into my olfactory "field of view" with WF&C. Strangely simple, yet not completely so, esp. if you can identify some of the other notes that delicately waft in the deep background as shy supporters of the whole.

There is some similarity to Philosykos by Diptyque, though Jo Malone's WF&C smells more subtle and natural. In the end, this is a wearable, interesting change of pace from the norm that men and women can explore.
10th October, 2018

Oranges Bigarades by Lancôme

Fresh, juicy orange on top, made especially bright with pepper and happy synthetics. It's joined quickly by what smells to me like green tea essence, but a bit more milky and rich than usual.

That's about it: oranges, lightly milky green tea, and a peppery freshness. This certainly isn't bad, and I'm intrigued by the idea of a fresh citrus that works with more modern elements instead of the typical "eau" mixture. But I tend to think perfumes heavy on green tea essence smell kind of cheap, and Orange Bigarades kind of triggers me, though I could see it finding favor with citrus fans who don't share my feelings about green tea.
10th October, 2018

Les Nuits d'Hadrien by Annick Goutal

Old-school, mature scent with a creamy lemon opening. Leans feminine to me.

I get good longevity but below average projection.
10th October, 2018

White Tie and Tiaras by Jo Malone

An interesting scent with an even more interesting story:
Jo Malone's "White Tie and Tiaras" was designed exclusively to support the Elton John AIDS Foundation and used to fund non-profit AIDS projects around the world. The fragrance, apparently, was meant to portray the "white scented garden" located on the grounds of Elton John's own home, where he and David Furnish have thrown their "White Tie and Tiara" celebrity-studded parties for many years.

As for the fragrance itself, its notes are:
Top = tangerine, pineapple, bergamot, lime, orange;
Heart = rose, jasmine, white flowers, orange blossom;
Base = cedarwood, sandalwood.

A fruity-citrus-floral fragrance that smells more feminine than a man may want to wear. It isn't cloyingly sweet, but in typical Jo Malone fashion is fairly laid-back in sillage and beautiful overall.

It has a summery temp feel to it, perhaps like you'd experience in a summertime wedding. Would smell great on a well-adorned lady, IMO.
10th October, 2018