Excellent opening. Great powdery dry down. Cheap as chips. What isn't there to like? Both thumbs-up!!
Lomani by Lomani, 1987
This is a good for casual wear. I don't think I would wear it to a formal dinner or to work, but to a ball game or bowling, I think it is fine. It has a likeness to Drakkar Noir, but a little different, too. Since the "generic" Drakkar is more expensive and doesn't last nearly as long, I give this a thumbs up.
Primarily Drakkar Noir with a hint of Aramis Tuscany, especially in the opening and middle. Less "spicy" than Drakkar Noir, Sillage is average and longevity is less than average. Not bad for the price.
Dead powerful and gorgeous. Like Drakaar but has its own character. Brill scent!
I'm not sure I can add any new insights to what has already been said. For those of us who were in high school in the 80s, Lomani will ring the Drakkar Noir bell for sure. Drakkar was the lifeblood at my high school; as a result it was one that I did NOT own at time. I found it too harsh and sharp and frankly ubiquitous. Years later and that association fades. Lomani does an impersonation of Tuscany at the opening and soon settles into a Drakkar Noir twin. But after a couple of hours it diverges due to the intense oakmoss and it veers into Captain Molyneux or Acqua di Selva territory. As a mixtape of 80s hits, Lomani should be mandatory wearing at any 80s-themed parties. But carry the bottle 'cause it's even more dated than the frag, and that is a word I seldom if ever use. An oldie but a goodie and for those who don't like the circumcised rendition of Drakkar or can't find Caasars Man, give it a try.
When one tires of classical music, fine damask, demurely sophisticated ladies, and haute cuisine, the radio dial turns to some heavy, uncomplicated guitar riffs and lyrics that speak of sex, drugs, and rock & roll. Pull up to the drive-thru, get a juicy burger, crispy fries, and real ice cream shake from the best fast food joint in town, and turn that mother up. Growl your eight-cylinder down the boulevard and shake the booties of the local honies. Sometimes, that's just what the doctor ordered. Lomani pour Homme's opening blast is 80s all the way -- the barrier to entry to see if you're cool enough to join the gang. The catch is lemon plus camphor, or to some noses, floor cleaner. It's so sharp and crude that it scares away all the wusses who can't handle your bright orange muscle car. But there is a balance to it: something resembling the bitter flavor of lemon zest with its green stem, with just enough stimulating synthetic feel to make it glisten. The star of the composition is coriander seed, one of my favorite spices in both food and fragrance. Its lemony softness is just right in Lomani, forming an effective bridge between the sharp opening and later phases. The drydown offers the simple pleasures of a barely sweetened moss and coumarin with a touch of manly patchouli: perhaps the most satisfying fougere base out there. That guy in the camaro actually gardens, what do you know! Note: this review is of the new juice, presumably with less oakmoss (and more tree moss?) than the vintage. While dirt-cheap, it is not particularly potent, so apply liberally and often: the base notes are underdosed. Layer away my friends. And give your 440cc an extra rev or two for Mssr. Lomani.
Interesting... I bought Lomani at The Elizabeth Arden warehouse sale in Roanoke VA (awesome semi-annual fragrance fest!). I completely agree with the reviews and assessments of Lomani from some very trustworthy noses. Clearly, it struck me enough to buy it. On the other hand it was so low priced, it was practically free. But I must've recognized some quality ingredients going on there. It had a great citrusy opening, which I suppose was the clincher. It wasn't until the drydown that I had a problem. We were headed into major Drakkar Noir territory. Don't get me wrong. I like Drakkar Noir in an intellectual sort of way; but when it comes to having to smell it for more than five minutes, I simply can't take it. That note is there, as Oproust points out, in Bowling Green and Tuscany (two frags I own and love!)...but for some reason, as used in DN, I just can't stand it. And unfortunately, this is what happens to that note in Lomani. I was sad. I thought I had lucked into a little high quality, low priced secret. But alas, I had to send Mr. Lomani off the the thrift store.
This is the finest-smelling budget fragrance I've ever encountered. All of the positive comments by other reviewers are absolutely true. I have had people stop and ask me what I'm wearing. One almost feels embarrassed to say how cheap it is. You can easily forgive the uninspired bottle and the boring packaging because the juice inside is perfume sophistication of the first order. This smells better than most new fragrances on the market. A most enthusiastic thumbs up.
Excellent simple Excellent for the price...I would never be able to guess/know how Lomani is able to sell good quality perfumes at this rock bottom price......This surely is more sophisticated than Drakker Noir and much better than Cool Water....Staying power is good with an amazing projection and sillage on my skin....Lomani perfumes can simply be a work horse/everyday use - perfumes for collectors who want to conserve their costly juice for special occasions!! I love El Paso from Lomani too....amazing fragrance!
Bought this after reading about it in the Powerhouse Group. Opened with no great expcetations and wow! Definite similarities to Drakkar Noir, but much more refined and cultured than the old version of that. Sweet citric lavender opening, in a barberhop-type way, leading to a true old-school oakmoss base. The opening is quite loud, but it quickly settles to that superb base, which lasts, albeit on a more restrained level. Perhaps dated somewhat and quite old-school, but all the better for that. Superbly blended, excellent value (much better than those retailing for many multiples of price), a new personal favourite of mine. Thumbs-up all the way.
Lomani by Lomani, 1987
|Top Notes||Lemon, Tangerine, Lavender|
|Middle Notes||Coriander, Juniper, Patchouli, Vetiver|
|Base Notes||Oakmoss, Amber|
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