Excellent review. Quite accurate description of the notes and "vibe." Definitely dark and smokey. I think you are correct about the anise, too. That did not occur to me. But I have some on my wrist right now, and am liking it. Wife isn't quite so impressed, but she only likes a couple of my powerhouse scents (Bogart PH and VCA PH). But FSPH could very well be a "buy" for me (as well as the Esencia).
Thanks, brotato !
YW and thanks!
Mind that FSPH is a bit of a frag one must get used to due to its boldness and heavy opening.
When (full) wearing this for the, let's say' 5th time you are getting used to it and don't consider it that bold and heavy anymore but with another kind of apprecitation. Like listening to Slayer is for me the same as one listens to Adele for hours. It's not heavy anymore (lol) but comforting and even relaxing (to me!).
I agree!!!! Listening to Slayer at full volume on headphones is infinitely more relaxing than listening to Adele screeching her head off....!
- Van Cleef & Arpels pour Homme
- Montale Aoud Cuir d’Arabie
- Chanel Antaeus
- Knize Ten
- Aramis JHL
- Aramis Havana
- Boucheron Jaipur Homme
- Giorgio Beverly Hills for men
- Antonio Puig Quorum
- Jacques Bogart 1975
And the boss is: FENDI UOMO
Not all masculine/powerhouse frags, but a few of 'em in there:
VanCleef and Arpels PH
Prada Amber PH
P.R. 1 Million (yeah, sorry 'bout that)
Bleu de Chanel
Narciso Rodriguez for Him
Aqua di Gio/L'Eau de Issey Miyake (have both, extremely similar)
How's that for a diverse top 10?
Polo green used to be firmly in #2 slot, but the latest formulation sucks. Swapped it away.
Have a sample of Francesco Smalto PH, and this one could be a "buy," and make it into my top 10.
Slayerized makes a good case for this frag.
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