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Sweet rich fruit syrup with an underlying base of resin/something dark. Still has that Molton Brown 'lightness' but it's one of the 'heavier' fragrances in their line-up - I wouldn't wear this in summer.
I think it is a spicy amber with good dose of vanilla in the base.
I have found similarities with ambre sultan specially in the top and mid stages.
Salty, beachy, floral citrus fragrance, great upgrade from Escale a Portofino.
The fragrance has merit, but it's not to my taste. I'd rather buy the Boss Bottled Oud Saffron that is throbbing off my right wrist. Excellent.
Indeed this intense version of Kenzo Homme revisits the original but offers something totally different at the same time. To be honest, I'm not a fan. All I smell is a mix of salty watermelon and ripe fig that lasts forever (this morning after showering my wrist was still radiating the perfume).
Overall it is a sweet, fruity, aquatic scent, and it holds up well to a test run, it is pleasant, but honestly I cannot imagine wearing this perfume on a daily basis, I can tell you right now that I would end up finding it nauseating. The bottle did not convince me either, very plasticy and not very authentic.
In short, I find the original Kenzo Homme an unforgettable perfume, I hope to forget this new version soon.
In the bottle (decant in this case, but I also confirmed it against the eponymous shower gel) it honestly smells like a brandy-infused christmas pudding. I get the warmth of the brandy, the cinnamon, the orange - I'm instantly transported to a postcard scene of a crackling fire, Santa stockings on the mantle, snow falling outside.
On skin, this becomes much drier/smokier. It's as if someone had sat in that postcard scene and smoked a tobacco pipe, then extinguished the fire and left the room cold.
There's still an underlying maple-syrup quality to this but on me the tobacco/smoke/incense overlays it all. I get less of the booze and none of the pudding, and it becomes a much lighter, woodier and more transparent scent than that initial sniff of christmas-plum-pud would suggest. At least the cinnamon sticks around!
It's still well done, but I agree with koburi - I'd prefer this as a candle, if only because my skin seems to mangle it so badly.
Whenever I have a floral that is too strong by itself, for example now during summer "A marriage of Jasmine & Tuberose" is waaaay too strong and headache-inducing, but layered with Neroli & Iris it works really nice.
By itself, I can simply not wear Neroli & Iris! To me, by itself, it smells like a toilet refresher! Thats why I can't say that I like it but also because of its lasting power and layering abilities I cannot say that I don't like it!
So yes, about longevity: it lasts and lasts and lasts, which is really crazy given the fact that it is so citrusy! Also the other one, "A marriage of Jasmine & Tuberose" is beast mode and I layer that one with Roberto Cavalli Paradiso to amp up the performance of that one (works well cuz the only flower in Paradiso is Jasmine)...
I will keep an update if I find new ways to layer Neroli & Iris! :)
Design the perfect three-stage structure, you can hear the notes constantly between the scales of the back and forth transformation, and color turning ... From yellow, pink, to green and white.
Chamade is not the greatest Guerlain work, but it is very important and inspired later famous classics including Nahema.
Chamade has the shadow of Y and Givenchy III, but better and more hierarchically.
Unlike Jacques Guerlain, Jacques's work always has a faint sadness, and Shalimar's feelings are more delicate, intense, and classical. Jacques was born with a background and experience that influenced his perfume art.
Jean-Paul Guerlain points to the modern. Chamade fits my aesthetic. It's not like the aroma of my mother.
Chamade is the basis for all of Jean-Paul Guerlain's fragrances. He was supposed to be 32 when he created Chamade. Jean-Paul Guerlain's niece, Ms Nicolai, mentioned her uncle's Chamade, which she thought was grossly underrated.
Sunny personality women smell like this.
All in all a nice scent but you will not be noticed.
First minutes were just meh, but then the magic happened. Wow! What a clean creamy sensual fragrance.
I got waffles the whole day through the small box where i sprayed it.
Unfortunately on my skin it was really different, and that's what usually happens with musks. They melt with your skin and u might be very lucky or very unlucky.
It reminds me of Premier Figuier in the opening.
If your skin reacts well with this, you might have a very very sexy clean and creamy perfume. Good luck :D
man from Slovakia
Are you smelling or youtube here?
Unfortunately is IS the same juice in another color bottle. That is, I did a comparison with the original (vintage) white bottle and this one. Well, maybe a taaaad bit different, but so minimal that could also be caused by different storage circumstances and age of the two bottles. I had expected a different direction, more dark (as some describe it). Well, my humble nose cannot detect that.
So to summarize: Don't expect a different take on Higher, it is just the same juice.
8/10 (because it is still a great fragrance)
The only reason I'll advise you not cop this is if I don't want you smelling like me, but I'm not that kind of person. If you ain't adding this to your collection, it's your loss my guy 😂
An easy 8/10 for the juice, but good lord, that bottle is so freakin annoying as it always closes itself when I'm in the middle of spraying.
Do not pass on this one if you see it! It is discontinued and an awesome fougere. People are hating on it because people who like JPG usually dont like old school smells. To me it smells very similar to Masculin Pluriel by MFK. Yep Francis Kurkdjian made this one too and only a year before! It is more animalic though. It has a slight pissy vibe to it, the wormwood is very old school and dry. Also the musk in this smells like the musk in fierce, which is why some people compared this to Fierce. In general it is a grey earthy lavender, wormwood and slightly urinal with a fierce like musk. Solid performance. Get it while its cheap! BEAUTIFUL presentation too.
best for seduction in fall and winter but can be used in summer too not offensive at all
everyone has sniffed my whole collection , Silver Scent Pure wins and got the best fragrance in my collection , OMG
people loving this so much young and mature , Projecting and longevity are great , Longevity is not the strongest one in the line but you know about summer fragrances if it stays 6-8 hours it is very strong ..
Blind buy it if you like fresh white fragrances and its cheap , Don't mind if it's synthetic , Like come on normal people doesn't care at all if this fragrance is natural or synthetic , They just want to smell something gorgeous.
I got Silver Scent Intense , Deep and Pure.
For my opinion I like Deep the most but for the compliments , this one takes the throne..
Then, an annoying advertisement for baking powder interrupts and the ride is over.
The opening of Valkyrie is very nice, but I especially like the smoke signals that appear after the mojito (sweet lime, mint) opening, but they dissipate too soon and never materialize into anything more. A bit more citrus would have made this a nice summer cologne, as an EdP this is just.... How to put it nicely? Weak. And I say that as someone who doesn't care about longevity, but in exchange I demand something interesting. This is a vial of empty promises. The Walkyries are all dressed up, itching for a battlefield, but have nowhere to go.
When I first sampled this in winter, I was not a fan of the (much talked about) medicinal, menthol- like notes paired with the thick, oily oud.
A few months later, the temperature had risen and the sun was beginning to punctuate the days more- this was the key to unlocking this gorgeous scent. The warmth of the summer days gives the menthol something to keep it in check, and so, the medicinal scent ended up being the reason I love this. Without it, this would be like many other ouds- a winter scent that’s opulent but not particularly unique. Instead, this is an oud that keeps its challenging, powerful DNA whilst being wearable on warmer days (and I would recommend wearing in the warmth- not the winter!)
It’s essential to try this before buying and also essential to let your nose ‘acclimatise’ to the scent over a few months before you decide whether you like it or not. I gave it a fair chance and as a result, was rewarded with an incredibly well performing and opulent summer oud fragrance.
I hope Mugler brings this scent back soon.
Unripe green apples and grass are the main notes I get from this. It’s super tart and fresh, and really natural; there’s not even a hint of artificial fragrance in here.
For the first couple of hours, projection is OK and after that, it turns into a smooth skin scent which is a lot less “splash in the face” and more smooth, “warm summer’s day.” Although some people may not be too impressed by the silage, I personally wouldn’t want to be filling a room with this when I walked in. Getting a subtle hint every now again is quite enough, for such a sharp fragrance.
Wearability is really good in the summer, and fits a lot of occasions and so you’ll get good use out of it if you buy a bottle. Do try before purchase though, as it’s certainly different from all the other green fragrances I’ve tried.
If you like the br540 DNA then you will love this one, especially for the price, this one is a no-brainer.
After numerous testing, I got around 6hrs of longevity on skin with 2hrs of decent projection. Similarity is about 8/10, overall I'll give this one 8/10 whereas Initio will get a solid 9/10. Initio itself is not that original to me nor anything made of superior quality. Hence not a 10 for me.
I wonder what note gives that impression? Longevity is insane, wore it at 18:00 last night, it’s currently 09:00 and it’s so prominent on my skin! Great for nights out where you want to be noticed and different. I think it leans more masculine than feminine, and more suited to the cold weather but wear what you like. Wouldn’t recommend for a blind buy even for gourmand lovers. It’s sweet, yes, but with a twist so defo one to try first. Price wise… er… overpriced but what’s new? Nice packaging but overall not my cup of tea… or glass of cognac in this case :D
The notes listed are so accurate, it smells exactly like what it’s supposed to be. It’s also gorgeous, rich (pretty heavy but never cloying) and long-lasting. Others have said it already, but it’s really like a ”modern vintage”, if that makes any sense.
Yes, I also agree that after a couple of hours (on skin) you’ll mostly smell amber…which in this case is quite pleasant. On clothes however, it is truly eternal but be careful when spraying cause the juice is a bit dark.
Since it’s discontinued, I would instead recommend Elie Saab Le Parfum Royal which has a similar vibe to it, but doesn’t smell identical to Miss Dior. Not as good but good enough.
This has nothing to do with Fahrenheit. It reminds me of Zegna's Florentine Iris EDP. They are both feminines perfumes. It wouldn't be too odd for a man to use though. As a man, I'd chose Burberry Touch for Men for a violet musk fragrance. Also, pepper is more obvious in that.
I agree with the higher quality ingredients, nothing scratchy here. That's why I'll finish my decant but it is just OK.
Can be used year-round.
Ps: I love the bottle design, I think it's brilliant. The cap somehow reminds me the stormtroopers's hat from Star Wars :-)
Eau premiere smells warm, clean and soft with an almost chalky powdery dryness. There is just the right amount of sweetness to round it up. It could be described as a flatter more palatable version of No 5. Some inevitably compare it to the original or the previous formulation. If this is a damaged beauty to some I see value in its supposed flaws like it was a cracked vase mended with powdered gold. Well that was certainly a bit purple as far as my attempts to wax poetic go. Well sometimes sounding flowery when talking about flowery things is okay.
The basenotes hum softly on the skin for ages, leaving behind a surprisingly complete pleasant experience of its own. It makes me dream. Summer laws in soft focus, a hazy sunset, fields of hay swaying in the wind. Fucking eyes watering, throat feels sore, feeling tired. Where are my allergy meds? Anyway I like this perfume because it smells pretty good and you might like it too.
By far, of all the Chanel men’s fragrances, Sport Eau Extreme is the most Chanel-like. I can’t escape the feel/presence of classic Chanel aldehydes when I smell this, and I smell it strongly. My mother also picks this up, and says this is why it’s one of her favourite male perfumes. Fresh, slightly spicy tonka beans with with well-polished wood (citrus scented polish, of course) and sparkling but warm aldehydes.
Really good stuff, but I can’t help but think Chanel could benefit from rationalising or overhauling the Allure Homme line. Allure Homme Sport Extreme is hardly sporty and as with Sport Cologne (which I hated, but that’s another story), I don’t see how it fits in with the aesthetic of Allure Sport or even Allure. It makes more sense to call it’s something like “Allure Noir” or “Allure Soir.”
Carved Oud is all about the guaiac wood: clean, cool, woody. The guaiac is made oudier & more oriental by the oud note with a ratio that's about 80:20 guaiac to oud. The patchouli adds a mild green grassy touch at the drydown. The patchouli/guaiac mix gives a cardamom-like smell.
Very woody, clean, cool, cardamomy, relatively-oudy, mildly green.
It smells a lot like Tom Ford Oud Wood. About identical. However, I find Carved Oud a little oudier, which makes it a nicer, but I'm only judging against Oud Wood by memory.
Had this been more affordable, I would've recommend it but at it's ridiculous price, I can not. It is just not justifiable. You are better off getting Oud Wood Intense for a proper oud fragrance, if you can find it discounted.
Cool weather, leans masculine, decent scent, but the the price vs scent aspect makes it look terrible.
Je viens de le recevoir... Et c est spécial.
Pas de roses, pas de fraîcheur ni de promenades sur la plage... Que du figuier !!!
Évitez l achat à l aveugle.
I can smell white flowers only. Mainly neroli and jasmine, a bit of tuberose. The fragrance disappears before the base layer unveils. The EDP has a better staying power.
It is a very pretty, inoffensive, and unique fragrance, very calming and comforting, but you don't get the value for the money unfortunately.
It is white floral, zesty, musky and lightly sweet/woody - very feminine. I could wear this year round as it is slightly deeper than many other Light Blues, plus *HALLELUJAH* it is an EDP.
It makes me sad that because this is not a copy pasted version of the OG Light blue, people hate on it. It has similarities to the original but is very much its own fragrance - meaning its not redundant to own both, which can be the case in many flankers. Beautiful addition to the line IMHO.
Initially medicinal, with a strong saffron, some harsh woods, indolic florals, animalic fruity leather and acute musks.
But above all a sweet rose jam, wet, fresh and sour.
It softens a bit by drying creamy but still smoky and pounding. Rather strong at the start, cheeky, long lasting.
More feminine, this on my skin reminded me of makeup removers.
The trail is long, less spicy and more floral. It is noted.
Sour, sticky and fruity leather.
How do I Smell
I have this, but I tried it once: in the morning during a fresh morning walk.
I didn't find any other moment to wear this. It's so boring tbh.
It's soft.... totally not my type of Scent....it has no character and no strong masculine vibe.
The mark of good niche perfumery or good perfumery in general is when the fragrance smells smoothly of its top notes first sprayed and not of perfumer's alcohol. I do not know much of Geza Schoen's projects or his perfumes but so far I'm not loving his work. These fragrances from Ormonde Jayne are my first exposure to Schoen's work. I will give everyone the benefit of the doubt and say that it is probably just my skin that Qi is probably not agreeing with which is a shame because those notes looked like just what I needed this summer. It is unique and I've never smelt anything similar to it but sometimess that can be a bad thing.
What this dries down to on my skin smells like cold, stale, marinara sauce as if the tomatoes were starting to get moldy and bitter. Crushed tomatoes with a bit of an herbal and slightly metallic twang that is really rubbing me the wrong way. And because this smells so chemically and fuzzy to my nose it is making me quite sick to imagine a bowl of off marinara sauce with Ajax or chlorine on my skin. Completely not a what I was expecting from this blend and the notes list. I don't know man, the notes looked so promising I really wanted to like this but to me there are better floral freshies on the market that smell more balanced and less synthetic for far less than $375. Please sample this one first folks...
A little back story that no one asked for:
I know this is supposed to be a dupe for Delina, but that's not why I blind bought it. I actually bought it because I was looking for something similar to Oscar De La Renta's Bella Rosa, which I like but cannot stand the strong patchouli note in it. Through my research, my gut told me this was what I was looking for so I blind bought it. I was right! Not identical but the need had been met. Hopefully this little snippet will help those thinking to blind buy know what they're going get.
More than 10 sprays gone that I’d be willing to part with for a low price PM me if interested.
This is very frustrating as these are some of the most synthetic smelling, alcohol stinging niche perfumes I've tried. I have recieved samples of these from a trusted boutique. There is absolutely no smoothness out of the first spray of Nawab of Oudh, much like the others that I will touch on. The first spray of this lands on my skin and projects a strong stinging perfumer's alcohol and pimento peppers. Even at dollar store prices, I have never been so appaled by the first spray of something especially something that claims "niche" status and asks $425 retail. WHAT!!! It takes 15 minutes for this to finally stop smelling like perfumer's alcohol and become what we know as a "fragrance". The stinging that this fragrance gives my nose stays for a while but finally becomes less intense in the drydown when a half-baked pimento and highly synthetic oud show up. The oud in this smells so commercial, it should be criminal that this perfume is anything above $100.
The fresh and dark notes in this are clashing heavily. Bright, fuzzy, aldehydes are jumbled up with green notes, thick spices and an oud rose combination. Is this an spicy oriental oud-rose or a classic chypre? What in the world does this fragrance want to be...? Something that is at least somewhat of a relief is that it has familiarity with me in the far dry-down. Nawab of Oudh slightly reminds me of Black to Black by Mancera. But frankly, and surprisingly, the hard to find Mancera smells better blended with a much smoother opening that does not smell like perfumer's alcohol and settles more gracefully with a jammy, zesty rose and a big, leathery, oud combo that is thicker with more body and soul. Nawab of Oud is too fuzzy and chemical smelling and has blessed me with a headache for singing its praises. I was coming in with high hopes for this brand but so far I am not a fan of Ormonde Jayne... Darn...
The longevity is pretty decent, topping 6 hours. The sillage is moderate, and the scent is highly feminine. Value is pretty good.
8.5/10. It’s a bewitching scent with a decent longevity and sillage!
The scent is perfect and projection is incredible, but this definitely leans feminine.
Dr. BASIT ABDUL
cant smell it after 2 hrs.
If you're looking for a completely safe blind buy, or a extremely likeable gift, this'll do. Peony is recognizable, and so is the pink grapefruit and blood orange. Citrus makes it fresh and slightly sporty while the florals make it dainty. Overall pretty watery and sheer.
Longevity is a bit below average and so is sillage, so it's more of a skin-oriented scent than a room-filler. Not bad if you're looking for an everyday warm weather fragrance that'll keep you smelling fresh without offending everyone. I think this will be my go-to for my summer job.
Wouldn't really suggest this if you're looking for a head-turner, but if you're looking for a pretty and presentable scent, you'd probably find this useful. Not one of my favorites and not a love, but a solid choice for a sunny day.
I am glad I chose Coco Mademoiselle.
It does sound from some reviews here that SW&B was reformulated at some point and the listed notes were changed to reflect that. I think I have the older formulation, though I've never tried a newer bottle so I can't say for sure. What I can say is this is a very pleasant fragrance, cool but more of a sweet cool rather than a sharp cool. It probably leans unisex.
It gets compared to Creed Silver Mountain Water, and Cremo does seem to be inviting the comparison with the name and description. I've never tried SMW so I can't speak directly to the comparison. But if it's similar to a popular niche fragrance, with decent performance, for $20/100 ml it's a fantastic deal. Or at least, the old formulation was a great deal. Not sure if the newer formulation smells as good.
What I get is something similar to violet which I would guess is the sage/geranium mixed with vetiver/woods.
The most prominent notes are the black currant in the opening and the vetiver/woods. As it dries down the black current gets brighter with the more earthy elements in the background. The sage and geranium are there also as a support. It’s got a bit of a soapy quality to it, maybe the vetiver Im smelling.
It’s a pretty basic scent. Doesn’t blow me away but it’s a nice, anytime, “dumb reach” fragrance (I use that term with the utmost respect). I like it. It’s a nice calming scent. Imagine GPH2 but with black current.
I’ll have to give it a full wearing to establish longevity but projection is soft from what I can gather.
I give it a solid 7
It's quite linear after it dries down, stays shockingly real honeysuckle forever more until it fades away, but that's fine by me because it's lovely.
I kinda want this now simply for that vivid jasmine/honeysuckle note, reminds me of the countryside in the summer when all those flowers are blooming and you can feel them while you're on an afternoon stroll through a meadow. Romantic, but realistic.
Blind buy for me and I have no regrets. I bought this with the Intensa, which smells just a little different but definitely in the same family.
Good scent for when you are just going out for quick errands, but will not last you long enough to enjoy for longer periods. Maybe bring a decant if you would want to wear for work. But I would say that this is more “going out for brunch with friends” than “having a meeting with the boss” type of scent.
I don’t get the Tom Ford Neroli Portofino comparison. Maybe in the same family tree, but definitely not cousins. Not even distant. AdP Colonia Essenza is a bit creamier and has a slight bit of sweetness to it, while NP is sharp/sour citrus. Essenza is citrus sorbet while NP is freshly cut lemons.
A challenging fragrance. (Thus the name.)
I get a sweet bubblegum on the opening which over time continues to peek its head out. As we move into the heart and dry down, there is this unusual 'funky' note that persists. It's in the sour category - but I am unsure whether it's floral or citrus or oud (or all three).
Definitely NOT a blind buy.
I won't buy this (I don't do sour) - but what a fascinating (psychedelic) journey!
Lolita Lempicka's Minuit/Midnight line is often lauded as the best Halloween scent. I personally think LL is too candy-like and not mysterious enough. V - however - is a haunting dark violet fragrance that is perfect for fall. The closest perfume I can think of is Kerbside Violet, minus the concrete scent (i.e. that astringent Swedish bitters note). If you're craving an enchanting and spooky (but still pretty) perfume, you must try this out!
Notes according to my nose (in order of prominence): Ionone, cedar, cloves, ylang ylang, violet leaf
As with most MMM fragrances, the name is accurate. No fancy description -- just smells like you're sitting in a barbershop. I guess if you had to go stronger than this, you would just get Chanel's Platinum Egoiste. But this has it's own feel to it. I like it more.
Price is a little overboard, usually $100 or more unless you find it used. This feels like it should be $70-ish or so. The bottle is well-designed and looks good on a shelf or wherever. If you really like the barbershop aroma and don't care to spend a little, this is worth it. Great for daily use. Inoffensive, masculine, and timeless.
Barbershop colognes have a tendency to feel dated, but this is with the times.
8.5 out of 10.
Wears extremely light and soft. I have to bury my nose and sniff pretty hard to even get a trace that it was there after an hour our so. Something I never thought I'd say about a Mancera. Batch code 20H237B isn't showing up on CheckFresh, but w/ the 20 I'm guessing it's a 2020?? It does has the non-magnetic twist cap.
Bummer. Hope some of you are enjoying your well performing bottles. Why does there have to be so much uncertainty and chance when buying one bottle from another of the same fragrance?? A plague on the industry...
At the start… LIME!! Mainly fresh squeezed lime juice but with a hint of the zest to give it sophistication. The mint is shortly followed to make the wonderful mojito duo come through. Not getting much rum, although it’s there. Just not a ‘boozy’ rum to my nose.
After some time, I’m getting slight floral notes but more so the green and woodiness/vetiver coming through. Despite many of the notes I mentioned having a bite (a pleasant one nonetheless) the overall feel is surprisingly fresh.
I think the earthiness and patchouli comes through in the dry down for me but it’s pretty faint. I think that could be that my skin eats it up. Getting more of those notes on paper.
Overall, I see this as a very mature yet playful summertime fragrance. I kind of want to smell dark, smokey, woody, and spicy all the time but this is helpful in changing my mind and opening me up to understand why alternating between fragrances based on season can be fun and satisfying.
Limão e Pinho verde refrescante...
Ótimo para caminhadas, corridas leve, bikes, patins, fins de tarde e muita brisa de praia.
Geral - FORTE!
Through reformulations but still awesome
From the vintage formulation with sharp gasoline and now soft gasoline more leather and lavender... Fahrenheit still great.
Just like kouros ysl this Fahrenheit dior is unique .. Legend.. And very good on performance
I tried to simplify the equation by imagining that this perfume is about spices mixed with orange. But it is definitely ways beyond that. I hate it when a scent makes me dying to remember where did we meet. I got a sharp memory but this scent must have been around when my brain was developing. It’s very familiar to my nose but not to my memory. I just noted that this perfume was made in the same year that I born in. This could be a whimsical idea.
Well, it’s just got similar group of notes that we usually get in 90’s 80’s bottles like Korus and balenciaga pour homme.
These notes are
Heritage from my opinion is smothered with flowers and extra amber, makes it more wearable than his peers. The other two are very loud.
When you put your nose to your skin, it's gonna smell really synthetic. But coming off your skin, it's a nice smell.
Like the majority of Nautica fragrances, this isn't gonna have a long life on your skin. But it is gonna do a good job for the price category.
I use this as an "out of the shower scent" and I really like it for that.
If you were just gonna run a quick errand on a warm day, and needed a cheap scent to use, this would be an excellent choice.
Caramel overdose is a orange blossom and sweet fragrance that stays that way definitely doesn’t take you on a journey. I feel like LBDS is so sweet that it’s too much at times while this sweetness is definitely bearable. If LBDS was too sickeningly sticky sweet for you then this would be a fantastic option.
I layered this one note fragrance with Amalfi Sunray from Zara x Jo Loves which lists bergamot, orange blossom and mandarin orange as the notes and they layered fantastically together.
Overall I’m not disappointed with this fragrance.
Don’t get me wrong, this is a nice fragrance. From what I hear, and what motivated me to test it, this is a classic men’s fragrance. Definitely smells like what I think most non-fragrance nerds would consider as a stereotypical men’s fragrance.
I think I’m just looking for something more unique. So, pass for now.
Tangerina com pimenta e cominho, foram bons carnavais!
- Fragrância: 10/10
- Projeção: 5/10
- Fixação: 5/10
- Geral - MODERADO!
Purchased for the extremely nifty bottle, I wasn't wrong blind buying knowing the juice wouldn't be my style.
The complete drydown kinda reminds me of Indian Amber Incense.
Well after buying Yerbamate and wearing it, I have to say that alphairone was SPOT ON in his description and analysis!
If you like grassy, earthy, refined and powdery fragrances, then you will love Yerbamate just like I do!!!
Thank you alphairone for your excellent review man and keep up the good work!!!
That said it's a step in the right direction for "mainstream" scent.
Dr. BASIT ABDUL
lasts long but rose note is much prominent.
got 2020 batch...
I think I remember A City on Fire and it seems to remind me of that sort of smoke rather than Jeke or Norne. As much as I would love to recommend this, it just seems to bbq, smokey. I really do want to love it since I love Norne and Jeke.
I somewhat consider myself being an "Antique Introvert" and this stuff resonates with me very well. Secluded with a warm candle, my journal, an overwhelming quiet atmosphere.. My lil pussy cats bugging me and biting my ankles while I write my poetry.. It's for those quiet souls.. Not keen on making an impression on the world.. What they really want is to escape it..
Notes are notes to me.. and honestly, I like saying how fragrances make me feel. Isn't that the goal of them.. To take you far away somewhere.. To bring you serenity? Empower you? Make you feel dirty an sexual?
Or is just to put your soul and heart at ease? And essentially that's Library's intention.. And for me they have done that and I couldn't be more grateful for having this in my collection until my dying days..
All together, It's fairly priced. Lasts long, projects well and is a utter delight.. What more could you ask for from a niche fragrance..
Darkstar _ Destroyer
Smooth, not a calone bomb. Really good performance for a summer frag. And that great magnetic cap.
I really like Missoni Wave.
My roommates did compliment it. But it's just OK to me.
Starts as a fresh, sweet burst of violet, mimosa, cassis, vanilla. The earthy, woodier notes come forward, predominantly violet leaf, supported by the lingering sweetness of the initial spray. Within an hour, the sweet and fresh has morphed into a strong, dark, seductive, intoxicating, gothic violet ❤️
I mourn the fact this beautiful scent was discontinued and regularly check to see if it's been resurrected. I can dream...
After a few hours, what's left is photorealistic pale bone-dry pine plank (it really smells exactly like a freshly sawn 2x4) floating over a mild transparent soapiness. It smells clean fresh and neutral without disappearing completely.
I'd call it minimalist; not the most dynamic composition, but it's unique, and interesting enough that it took me a few weeks to wrap my mind around it. I really like it; I wear this to work a lot.
A short review:
Montecristo is a dry animalic musk (castoreum, hyrax) with photorealistic cigar smokiness and a touch of cold honey. It's kind of airy and austere in the beginning with the rum and the top woody arochems before becoming richer, sexier and more filthy/sensual in a matter of minutes. It lasts a long time (8 hours+) and stays close to skin for most of it.
This perfume is perfect for spring, summer, and fall days.
I can't tell if this leans more fresh or dry - there is a warm cozy hum that the nutmeg and woods provide. And yet the fleeting citrus from the beginning doesn't fully abandon it in the dry down. This contrast is quite enjoyable.
Upon first use, I've found it was not very complex or noteworthy. A bit "dusty" and musty with the simplicity of a citrus based spice (it reminded me of moth balls or a grandparent's dried out bathroom freshener).
I imagine this is mainly the vetiver speaking, but after 20 minutes it smooths itself into a creamier nutmeg. This doesn't come off as a gourmand/food-like though, more like the bowl of dried fruits and cinnamon you'd find in a potpourri.
Even though I can't help but compare it to an elderly house last updated in the 1970s, it also delivers that sense of comfort and nostalgia. If you think too hard about what you're smelling, it's easy to say this might be dated. But overall it's just so good and comforting.
This fragrance makes me feel happy, and I'm happy to wear it!
It's not as exciting or uniquely niche as others, but it does seem interesting to me with this well-blended passage from striking crisp lemons to a buzz of spices. I usually prefer a refreshing floral citrus (ex: Eau Sauvage's subtle lavender and lemon) though I'm surprised to find Dunhill for Men sits along with my current favourites, with a bit more of a bite to offer than the others.
This fragrance has a natural smell to it, so I don't think it'd become headache inducing. Though the dryness of the woody spices are what might become "stuffy" if over-sprayed indoors - maybe more for weekend leisures than the office. I feel like this would be a great cool weather alternative to a citrus scent if you also enjoy those!
Sorry for those who enjoy it. It’s my personal opinion. I’m sure ppl can pull this off and I would prob compliment them without knowing it’s this fragrance .
I had high hopes but I believe it's probably best to cut my losses and pass this bottle along. Perhaps I'll have better luck with Blossom Love or Lilac Love.
This actually projects better and outlasts the perfume version. The solid perfume is not a good option as it stains EVERYTHING it touches. Both the 30ml EDP and the superior performing Body spray 200ml cost £25, so I would absolutely recommend the BS over the EDP.
I love that there are so many products available with the same scent too. Shower gel, soap, Bubble bar, body conditioner, shampoo bar, hair conditioner, even a facemask and lip balm. If you're a rose lover and happen to come across a Lush store, I highly recommend stepping in and giving it a try :D
Since I'm a big fan of Arabian Nights by Jesus Del Pozo I can't help but get just a faint similarity on intial opening.. So that was a pleasant reminder. It's just taken away by the floral notes. Idk about the other reviewers here. But I have a strong nose for saffron and here its pretty intense. In the dry-down it settles a bit and becomes the woodsy, resinous musk i enjoy... But damn is it potent. Atleast for me..
Project, Sillage, Longevity, are all top top tier and for the price point.. That is honestly incredible.. and appreciated..
Just acouple of things, Idk about the others but this stuff gives me Olfactory Fatigue incredibly fast.. Just like "Oud For Greatness" And I have heard this can produce headaches.. I haven't gotten a headache since I tried it. But I only sprayed once on my wrist.. And honestly that was plenty.. Two sprays is honestly filling up the room.. It's that strong..
Verdict I'd give a solid 8/10.
a passion for a scent, blending, creating this is another story. All the best. The aforementioned was only an opinion and a hope.
The word that best describes Carlisle is “messy.” The opening of this fragrance is BRUTAL. You are immediately hit with a confusing mix of incredibly synthetic woods/patchouli, thick tonka bean, vanilla, tobacco (which reminds me more of cigarette tobacco than good pipe tobacco), sharp apple, “wintery” spices, and a bizarre green note. If it sounds like these notes could maybe work well together, believe me, they don’t. I cannot stand the first 30-45 minutes of this fragrance, especially if I’m smelling it from less than a good six inches away.
After about 1-1.5 hours on my skin, this does become more enjoyable. That weird, sharp green note seems to subside, and the whole blend decides to calm down. At this stage, it reminds me of a thicker, more intense version of Layton. As more time progresses, it settles into a vanilla/tonka/spice concoction, which is quite pleasant in the air around you, though still noticeably synthetic.
Unfortunately, the drydown does not salvage this fragrance for me. The opening always leaves a bad taste in my mouth (sometimes literally, as this stuff is STRONG), and it doesn’t make sense to spend this kind of money on fragrance that is so obnoxious for such a long time.
I recommend sampling Carlisle before you take the full-bottle plunge. You may be one of the many who love it, and if that’s the case, you’re in luck. This stuff has ridiculously beastly performance, and it will likely last you for years. You will never ever ever need more than 1-3 sprays, and you’re an absolute menace to society of you do any more!
After I shower, shave, and get dressed, I expect my clothes and shoes to stay on me all day; not wear off my body after a couple of hours usage. That's the way I feel about fragrances. I expect good performance, longevity, and versatility. Caron Le3 Homme pretty much does that.
Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree, the standard by which I judge these type of fragrances, yields good performance and an exquisite scent, but it's expensive and difficult to get. Pierre Cardin Pour Monsieur is affordable but not always available, has middling performance, and yields a synthetic component mid dry down that's off-putting to me. Givenchy's reformulated Monsieur de Givenchy is affordable and smells great, but it dissipates into thin air after a couple hours wear. Caron L3H sticks around. While the scent isn't like Chanel PMC, the DNA is there; and L3H is much more affordable and available.
Application is sharp with a citrusy, bright and fresh opening. The Clove note is noticeable, giving this fragrance a dated vibe. The Vanilla, Lavender, Jasmine, and hints of Rose florals start getting prominent after the opening subsides and the dry down starts. Caron L3H finishes with woody, musky, mossy, Vanilla, and Lavender notes in a beautifully well-crafted, old-school, French way. Caron L3H has an overall fragrance orchestration that's greater than the sum of its individual ingredients.
This fragrance doesn't smell like most of the popular offerings today so this isn't for everyone; especially the younger crowd that hasn't had too much exposure to some of the older classics.
For me, Caron L3H is right up my alley. Performance is actually better than Chanel PMC, in my opinion, though only a quarter step down in overall scent quality to Chanel PMC. I'll take that in a second. L3H has teeth without the aggressiveness of the powerhouse frags I wore in the eighties. L3H just smells elegant, mature, and refined.
This is a very well crafted and executed fragrance that will still be here after the newer upstarts with their ghastly unisex, fruity, sweet, blue, and fresh aromatics are long discontinued. Caron L3H is a wonderful and welcome addition to my collection that replaces about 5 others that have long overstayed their welcome and usefulness. Classic men stick to the classics; not the latest fads. Beaten paths are for beaten men.
10/Getting compliments from the goth chick that works at Hot Topic
Absolutely a "carry it with you" fragrance.
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