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Total Reviews: 17

Pure Grace by Philosophy

Pure Grace by Philosophy is a thoroughly clean, fresh scent. The scent of absolute comfort.

The most distinctive of the notes present in the blend is lavender. Juicy bergamot gives it a bright sparkle and the white flowers of jasmine and water lily give it a watery, creamy touch. Musk is not as noticeable, but it is certainly there.

The fragrance resembles the smell of clean sheets hanged out to dry in the sun in the spring breeze. It is also reminiscent of the sensation of comfort of wearing your favourite and freshly laundered shirt.
21st August, 2020

Blu Mediterraneo : Mandorlo di Sicilia by Acqua di Parma

Mandorlo di Sicilia by Acqua di Parma is a gentle, delicately sweet and airy scent from the gourmand family.

The blend has an almondy main accord masterfully mixed with one of the most natural smelling vanilla aromas. The scent of the said duo sometimes might be described as a smell of marzipan and sometimes as of vanilla custard. Besides the mentioned accord, there are also other toning and smoothing notes at play: vanilla, anise, peach, ylang-ylang. All these notes beautifully and in harmony build up and upon the main accord. In the base, the smell becomes slightly musky and floral.

Great gourmand and an extremely charming scent tailored for warmer seasons.
20th August, 2020

Nobil Homo : Venetian Blue by The Merchant of Venice

Venetian Blue by The Merchant of Venice is a charismatic marine fragrance based on an updated fougere theme.

The perfume opens up with a fresh accord of sparkling citruses and sharp spices with an addition of sour apple, while the ambergris and musk base wraps a dry heart of birch and patchouli. In a damp and smoky base, led by patchouli and birch, fresh and burning spices are combined with citrus zest. Lemon and bergamot then blend in a sparkling combination with pineapple and apple, creating a juicy and colourful tandem.
18th August, 2020
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Allure Homme Sport Eau Extrême by Chanel

Chanel Allure Homme Eau Extreme by Chanel is a fragrance imbued with aromatic and musky aromas.

Fresh, sparkling notes of Italian mandarin are combined with green notes of Moroccan cypress. Enveloping notes of white musk, boosted by an almond accord of Venezuelan tonka bean gradually evolve into an intensely sensual aura.

A blend of sweet citruses with delicate mint seasoned with pepper in the opening. Warm and sweet tonka bean-sandalwood accord in heart. Equally warm and sweet base additionally enhanced with musk. All these stages result in the blend being seemingly delicate, yet rich.
14th August, 2020

Le Mâle Eau Fraiche by Jean Paul Gaultier

Le Male Popeye Eau Fraiche by Jean Paul Gaultier is a scent of the combination of sweetness, freshness, flowers and woody notes. From sharpness to gentleness, this is how Popeye presents itself.

The sharpness of sage and woody notes is complemented by mint and at the same time, toned down by an unusual, delicate note of bubble gum. Aromatic green notes present in this flanker of Le Male resound for about two hours and then give way to vanillic and ambery base.

At this stage, Popeye emanates warmth. Only a strong smell at the place of application of the fragrance allows you to detect the scent of green and woody aromas now.
13th August, 2020

Maestrale by Profumi di Pantelleria

Maestrale by Profumi di Pantelleria is a crisp and intense scent, just like the Mistral wind on which it is based on. Mistral is a gusty wind carrying the icy breath of the high Alps to the French Riviera (Cote d'Azur).
Mistral is a wind blowing from the northwest. In the naval culture, it is Mistral that carries all the strengths of the Mediterranean. The wind is associated with movement and change, in its symbolic aspect it represents a power that can change elements that transcend individual boundaries, and the consciousness that brings spiritual and vital energy embodies the most important relationship between heaven and earth.

Maestrale, thanks to a careful modulation of saffron and juniper, is green and spicy. Moreover, Maestrale amazes with the number of faces. On the one hand, it has a marine profile, almost deep-sea-like, on the other hand, it also has salty and woody qualities, which smell like remains of a wrecked wooden ship on a
12th August, 2020

Lothair by Penhaligon's

Lothair by Penhaligon's is the smell of freshness and vegetation, the smell of forests and meadows. Lothair is natural, but modern, dynamic, lively and intense. There is probably a bit of everything in it that can be associated with nature. It is fresh yet warm, watery yet green, woody yet spicy, airy yet aromatic.

In the opening, Lothair feels more masculine thanks to intense and fresh notes of juniper and lavender. These notes are accompanied by various other ones: fig and tea leaves and a number of woody notes, including cedar. In addition, the whole mixture is freshend up with citruses: juicy bergamot and delicate grapefruit. Besides before mentioned notes, somewhere in the background there is also a spicy, warm, vanillic and at the same time animalic, delicate mixture consisting of: aromatic cardamom, sweet vanilla, grey ambergris and musk.

As it develops, Lothair gets warmer, calms down and even becomes cosy. This is the stage when a beautiful cardamom-vanilla base with a whole lot of woody notes, delicate oak moss and also the sensual scent of grey ambergris and musk starts to shine. The whole blend still remains fresh though, as the aromatic, fresh notes of juniper, lavender, delicate green notes and light geranium are still noticeable.
12th August, 2020

Fève Délicieuse by Christian Dior

Feve Delicieuse by Dior has a very strong, even sharp, avid start. The leading note of the composition is tonka bean. It is known to connoisseurs of perfume for its sweet, almond-like aroma.

The almond tones of tonka are enriched here with heaps of dry cocoa with a clear boost of something floral and dusty.

Then this cocoa tempest quiets down and reveals a flickering, potent tonka bean. In the great sea of this ingredient there are other notes sunken: tobacco and cinnamon. Cocoa takes on a more chocolate form while caramel starts shimmering somewhere and vanilla takes the scene. From now on, smooth vanilla penetrates every single note of the blend.
11th August, 2020

Palissandre d'Or by Aedes de Venustas

Palissandre d'Or by Aedes de Venustas opens with an unusual and unequivocally niche character. Usually used as a base note, ambrette note was placed here in the opening and subtly seasoned with pink pepper, coriander, nutmeg and cinnamon. The effect is initially a slightly peppery, slightly winey and slightly mildewy, intriguing aroma, which gradually turns into a spicy and woody heart.

The quintessence of Palissandre d'Or is an element of depth, which emerges after a few dozen minutes from the application, surprising with its unique beauty of sweet and woody character consisting of excellent quality sandalwood essence from Sri Lanka, patchouli, Copahu balm and three cedar essences (American, Russian and Chinese). The whole blend is cemented and deepened by reliable ambroxan.

Palissandre d'Or is one of those fragrances that bonds strongly with skin and remains on it for a long time, emitting its magnetic scent.
11th August, 2020

Sauvage by Christian Dior

Sauvage by Dior opens with bergamot and pepper. These notes hang somewhere between sweetness, general freshness and freshly laundered sheets. By using well-known materials combined with the effect of cleanliness, you get the impression that Sauvage was designed for a modern man, whether he is savage or not.

The heart notes are filled with vetiver and rough notes of sichuan and pink pepper, however dry lavender and ambroxan, which introduces characteristic balsamic accords, dominate here. This stage makes the composition more austere.

When Sauvage is approaching its end, it softens to a state that is far from its radically fresh opening. Patchouli becomes subtly smoothed and the scent of woody notes stays close to skin.
09th August, 2020

Fahrenheit by Christian Dior

Fahrenheit by Dior opens with a mixture of green notes and citrus. Among them, the most prominent are the floral aroma of hawthorn and the sweetness of mandarin. Fahrenheit quickly brings associations with meadows in spring, which was largely due to the composition of lavender and camomile. A little roughness is added by bergamot and lemon. Honeysuckle also plays a very important role in the initial phase of the scent. Its characteristic, sweetish aroma is one of the signature elements of Fahrenheit. The opening of the composition is undoubtedly intriguing and draws attention.

In the heart, violet takes over the scent. Its aroma is green, rough and tart at the same time. Unquestionably masculine. Cool, yet warm. This warmth, however comes also from other notes as jasmine, clove and nutmeg were used to generate it too. The last one gives the composition additional spicy character. All this has been combined around soft and creamy sandalwood.

In the base, is a almost petrol-like leather accord which is accompanied by vetiver, styrax and mastic, which is a natural resin obtained from mastic tree. Fahrenheit's finish is therefore both balsamic and dry.
09th August, 2020

Opus II by Amouage

The inspiration for Opus II by Amouage is the scent of old books, dark wooden shelves and antique leather armchairs. Amouage, however takes great care of its antiques - the leather armchairs are renovated, the dark wooden shelves are not dusty, and on them are books with dried flowers between their pages.

The opening is a strong fern front, followed by a smoky, incense blow. This, however, is sweetened up by the flowers of jasmine, lavender and rose. The sweetness, however does not last long, because a leather accord comes to play.

The fern with leather accord penetrates and complements each other. It is their peculiar game, on which the whole composition is based, which leaves you guessing what will happen next. In addition to the two main ingredients that make up the structure of Opus II, you can also smell ambergris, patchouli, cardamom, cinnamon, all of which are sprinkled with pepper.
08th August, 2020

Reflection Man by Amouage

Reflection Man by Amouage under direction of Christopher Chong fits into floral group, except that here the leading note is neroli (the orange blossom essence) which is combined in an absolutely perfect way in the heart of the composition with jasmine, ylang ylang and a touch of iris essence.

The scent opens with a very strong, dense and beautiful green-floral accord with the help of petit grain (the orange tree leaves essence) and rosemary, enhanced with pink pepper.

Despite the high proportion of floral notes and the actual domination of neroli, Reflection Man has a dual nature, as it also has very distinct wood notes, especially cedar and sandalwood. This woody side, reinforced with patchouli and vetiver, adds to the whole blend masculinity.

Reflection Man is a perfume made to measure in every aspect.
08th August, 2020
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Burning Barbershop by D.S. & Durga

Burning Barbershop by @dsanddurga is ethereal yet warm. Smoky, charred and almost roasted. Pleasant cosmetic notes and gentle fougere accords intertwine with the naturalistic aroma of smoke and warm, moist soot as well as with a beautiful, deep, aromatic accord combining the subtle herbal nature of lavender with the sweetness of vanilla.

The combination of a rich and complex bouquet of pure, delicate notes with the disturbing, dirty aroma of conflagration site has produced an effect that is difficult to remain indifferent to. The scent draws attention, intrigues and amazes.

Burning Barbershop clearly and successfully refers to the classics of the genre, but at the same time it takes the said genre to a completely new level.
08th August, 2020

Casamorati 1888 Dolce Amalfi by Xerjoff

Dolce Amalfi by Xerjoff is a romantic composition which sailing over the sunny Campania tells beautiful stories and evokes even more beautiful memories.

Situated south of the bustling Naples, the rocky Amalfi Coast has been a magnet for adventurous travellers since time immemorial, luring them with its fascinating wildlife, a stunning contrast between the gentle blue of the Tyrrhenian Sea and the austerity of the rocky cliffs, the cool shade of lush forests and the charm of picturesque towns.

The atmosphere and climate of Amalfi is reflected in the sweetness of the juicy fruit opening of Dolce Amalfi with notes of apple, saffron, cardamom and cloves, the resinous accord of tolu balm, the warmth of incense and the velvety softness of tonka beans, vanilla ambergris and musk.
08th August, 2020

Shooting Stars : Nio by Xerjoff

Nio by Xerjoff is a classy spring/summer smell.

After application, we are presented with a sensational, vibrating, buoyant combination of bergamot and neroli. There is no shadow of synthetic elements used, here is quality, freshness and the impression that no one else smells better than you.

Because of this vibrant, uplifting and stirring combination, It can be associated, in a good sense, with traditional colognes, but here this scent has been taken to a new, much higher level.
08th August, 2020

Ganymede by Marc-Antoine Barrois

Ganymede by Marc Antoine Barrois is a scent full of ozone, salt, herbs and trees. It subtly embraces, envelops, but does not overwhelm.

This scent is inspired by the Ganymede moon. A rocky satellite of Jupiter discovered in 1610 by Galileo.

Ganymede is said to be a windy moon, covered with frozen salt water. But a luminous one, as befits a giant planet's satellite. And that's what this perfume is like. It is a flight into space - the smell takes you on a long space journey to the land of happiness.
08th August, 2020