Edit - Nevermind, sorry. I was reading your review of Burberry London women and thought it sounded like a review for the men's version, but after studying the notes a little closer, I think I was mixed up and not you.
PS, Love your reviews. When I first read about a fragrance, I immediately scroll down to see if you've said anything yet.
Thank you so much for your amazing reviews.
I have a big passion for perfume, and am currently looking for a perfume for my own. Just to give you an idea, I am a male and have used Premier Figuier by L'Artisan for a long time; I am now looking for something that I can wear everyday.
I really like the fig scents, but am wanted to explore something light, maybe floral fragrance but masculine. Do you have any one recommendation that you would suggest?
I've noticed your appreciation for verbena; I've adored this fragrance since I was about three, when I found my mother's small tree of it (really a trained shrub). Heaven! I've been picking, growing, and looking for it ever since. I'm still mourning the loss of Lancome's Aroma Tonic Energie, which didn't list it, but sure had the citrusy freshness of LV.
I just asked Asha to add a Verbena thread on the single-note exploration pad. Hope you'll have some comments there.
I'm wondering what verbena fragrances (not necessarily soliflore) you've found that have the best longevity of the note, given that it never lasts long enough!! Thoughts?
Thanks for your reviews and insights!
I've noticed you have reviewed a lot of fragrances. Can I ask what are your top ten? and what are the fragrances that you suggest I need to try? are there any that particularly stand out?
I can't remember the longevity of this particular one. I'm moving within a week so I've packed up all my samples bottles and (in this case) minis and sent them on ahead. I can't check on the longevity. In my original notes I wrote that the longevity was good, but I also wrote that the sandalwood / amber dry down was very light. Sorry, that's all I can come up with at the moment. Good luck.
Hey man, when you tested the 2006 Guess for man, did you happen to notice it's longevity? I'm curious if I had tried the same one you did, because I actually enjoyed it a lot but it is almost as if the smell stuck around for about 15 minutes.
I decided to order the samples. They are only 2 ml each, quite smaller than the ones you received, but I'm sure it will still be worth it. It's better than driving a couple hundred miles to Barneys in Chicago.
I see, I just went to their website and filled out a questionnaire. When you filled out the questionnaire did they mention that they would send you a sample? The said that I could love Musc Ravageur, but they didn't mention sending a sample. I also noticed you can get 3 samples for free, well sort of free since you do have to pay the 20 euro shipping cost, by simply placing an order. I expect that this is what I'll probably end up doing.
Musc Ravageur is definitely one I would like to try but it's unavailable in my city (Minneapolis), and I've had successes and failures in blind purchases but they were not near the price of Musc Ravageur. By the way, I was at Bloomingdale's and after trying Allure Homme I couldn't leave without purchasing it. I tried the Edition Blanche as well but the opening was far too lemony and the drydown, although very similar to the original, had something that was offputting.
On another note, I was thinking about trying L'instant de Guerlain, but didn't have space on my arm to test. Would you recommend this scent? The initial smell didn't do much for me and that's why I would like to try it on my arm to experience the drydown.
I'm sure you get lots of questions because you are listed as having the most reviews and hopefully you could recommend some fragrances for me. My question is sort of inline with the previous question regarding a "lady killer cologne". Instead of a lady killer cologne, I would like to know what colognes you find to be "Sexy" and suited for an evening with a woman that is young (I'm 22) yet sophisticated. I am sure it's hard to make a recommendation since much of this is based on personal taste, but to help you out, some of the fragrances that I currently wear are M7 (can't stand the first hour or so but love the scent afterwards), London, Narciso Rodriguez For Him, Terre d'Hermes, Antidote, Dirty English, and the less interesting Romance Silver and YSL l'homme. I also don't think I like gourmands either since I feel that the worst fragrance purchase I ever made was Dior Homme and I can't stand AMen by TM. I'm am very interested in what you think.
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