The Latest Perfume Reviews

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Iceblocks

Iceblocks

Smells like concentrated fruit cordial. Actually, no, my first thought was that it "smells like Ribena!" but it's been long enough since I've drank any that I can't verify that impulse comparison. Still, it was where my mind first landed!

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.
PPAN

PPAN

This is a lot of pine. Reminds me of Serge Lutens Fille en aiguilles, but in a sauna.
PPAN

PPAN

Wow this is a gardenia bomb for sure with a lot of honey. It's very very slightly smoky and boozy, but mostly just a sweet sweet waxy gardenia bomb. The blend is smooth and deep. I smell no mango though.
pierreelkhoury

pierreelkhoury

After owning around 90 perfumes and trying hundreds, this is the one that every time i wear i get compliments and inquiries.
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.
moderndandy_swap
New Look 1947

moderndandy_swap

I don't get the hate, this is an amazing, solid release! I am usually not a big fan of citric, sunny-beachy fragrances, but I really liked this one. Armani Cyprès Pantelleria is indeed similar, but I disliked strong synthetic vibe of Armani, but this one is great! I actually think that is it better than Granville, which has slightly similar coniferous undertone

Salty, beachy, floral citrus fragrance, great upgrade from Escale a Portofino.
renperd
Kiton Men

renperd

There's a lot of powder with violet that reminds me of an Etat Libre perfume: Putain and/or Bendelirious. This YSL is gender fluid, but feminine leaning. The patchouli is a bit sweaty. Smells like some synthetic musks are pushing the drydown into an accord that is running a fever. The violet is holding firm right into the far dry down. This dry down is actually what reminds me of the Etat Libre d'Orange fragrances. Are there aldehydes at play here, even if they're not listed?
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.
naipe
Green Jeans

naipe

Although I have never worn it, I have great respect for the classic Kenzo Homme. Some friends wore this unmistakable perfume in the past, a perfume hardly comparable to any other, with a great personality and presence, pioneer in many aspects. For this reason alone, I had to try this new version...

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.
Iceblocks

Iceblocks

What a disappearing act!

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.
MarkoPeeko
Derby Club House Blanche

MarkoPeeko

Yeah, I get the references to Creed’s Aventus, but jeez, that opening. It’s a citrusy assault on the nostrils. Almost to the point where it’s lucky it’s not arrested. Once it dries down, it shapes into a fantastic scent. For the price tag and closeness to CA, you can’t go wrong. Just be mindful of the opening and go easy on the number of sprays. 2-3 will do you.
MarkoPeeko
Derby Club House Blanche

MarkoPeeko

When I first sprayed this I thought it reminded me of something my grandmother wore. Massive citrus bomb to begin with, settling down into a flowery (rose & carnation) scent. The more I’ve worn it, the more I’ve come to appreciate its class. Not a daily number. I’d probably wear this more often during the warmer months. Strong projection and great longevity. IMO, it’s a unisex scent.
Anomis_di_Fresia
Yes I Am

Anomis_di_Fresia

So this is my "layering" perfume!

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! :)
MarkoPeeko
Derby Club House Blanche

MarkoPeeko

Christ knows how, but I fell lucky grabbing a 100ml bottle of this off Amazon recently for $140 AUD. A spicy, leathery, woody number. I get tobacco and earthy undertones in this. It makes me want to throw on a pair of black jeans and a Mötorhead shirt and mosh like a teenager again. Fantastic stuff. Probably not one for the office. Not unless you want Karen from HR on your case.
MarkoPeeko
Derby Club House Blanche

MarkoPeeko

A fantastic frag. Overpriced IMO, but a long-lasting citrusy, woody number. Not as fresh-smelling as Guerlain’s masterpiece, but very good. Lucky enough to pick up a 50ml bottle for $95 AUD and I’d pick up another around the same price.
Nayan Basistha

Nayan Basistha

Awesome fragrance for rainy weather and dinner nights. Projects so well for couple of hours and stays for 6 solid hours on skin. Very spicy and sweet, girls love this a lot but don't go crazy with the sprays. 3 sprays will be just enough IMO. Not recommended for high heat summer days.
Contessa01
Anais Anais

Contessa01

This is a nice rose fragrance which settles a bit jammy. It reminds me a bit of Lipstick Rose which is a bit too powdery / jammy for me or Portrait of A Lady which I like at times as it dries down. Nothing yet has topped my favorite Rrose by Ellis Brooklyn yet. Of the Miss Dior fragrances my favorite is Blooming Bouquet. I still prefer Blooming Bouquet but the staying power of it is non existent. The longevity of Rose n Roses is decent. I wish the fragrance stayed as fresh as the opening but that’s often my gripe with fresher fragrances.
MarkoPeeko
Derby Club House Blanche

MarkoPeeko

Really not sure what I can add to what’s already been said. This is a magical frag. My favourite vetiver. Smells so fresh and natural. It puts me in a good mood. Great longevity and projection. Quality for the the price tag. Not tried the extreme, but I think that’s next.
carla isabel
Burberry Her

carla isabel

Beautiful fragrance, it begins fresh and spicy, then becomes richer, darker oriental with a floral touch, it dries down with a beautiful rose note embraced with sandalwood... On me it performs like a beast, after 10 years i'm stil in love with it 😍
molly1217

molly1217

Abstract bouquet. Happy, lively spring, solid and uniform powdery flower fragrance. Both aldehydes, chypre, and Orental, chamade is a combination of many fine qualities. Bright and rich, like a rainbow.
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.
lacruz

lacruz

This is a really vegetable rose fragrance. That for me is nice and wearable during the Autumn. Moderate Sillage and Longevity. At the dry down it does become more metallic but still in warm cozy manner. A nice addition for rose lovers.
raiza1990
Vamp! Pink

raiza1990

It’s a soft rosy fragrance with a powdery and fruity touch. Not overly sweet, pleasant and sensual but i wouldn’t call it “Vamp”. Anyways, nice scent!
Scintillia
Amethyst

Scintillia

I'm a little disappointed. It's not citrus fresh, it's not even herbal fresh. There is some slight sweetness which bothers me. It could be from the tea, musk and calone, not sure, but it does not work for me in the hot days. It's nice but not refreshing. I would use it in the spring.
Aahana

Aahana

To be honest I didn't like it initially as i found it was a normal floral fragrance nothing wow was there ...but then 😍 i don't know what happened i started loving this a lot better than before , its like grt for summers ,very light yet beautiful ...now i have become obsessed with this ... though iam sure that still it is simple white floral fragrance bt now it has a little depth to it ..it starts with a little citrusy little sweet then white flowers take place with is perfectly well blended with Amber,tonka and vanilla , this makes the drydown creamy powdery ..in short If u like floral powdery a bit soapy and creamy yet fresh fragrance then u r gonna love this for sure ...its simple yet elegant in my opinion 🤤
raiza1990
Vamp! Pink

raiza1990

This is very nice. Smells clean, soft and a bit powdery. It’s like baby perfume. Very feminine and calming. I think it’s a good choice for new moms or simply romantic girls with vintage tastes.
susieq1234

susieq1234

A review from only a few tests. The first impressions is a warm, summery, fresh, beachy feeling. It is soft rater than intense and with very little projection. The drydown is a nice association with babyoil on warm skin. Very short lasting.
All in all a nice scent but you will not be noticed.
Vitodito

Vitodito

When i tried it on its own sample box i was so in love with it.

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
Lanka
True Love

Lanka

I am not a fan of sweet perfumes. I bought it because I was curious, and the main adjective on this page says woody. And I like woody. This is sweet, sweet, suffocatingly sweet. Honestly, there are plenty of perfumes nowadays that smell like this and I dont get the wave of negativity towards this particular one, as it is one of many - both designer and cheapies. Reminds me a bit of Donna by Valentino, which made me nauseaus. Sorry. Its just my taste. If you like sweet perfumes, give it a try. With the right chemistry and preference, it might be your bargain.
KumoKing

KumoKing

Absolutely gorgeous almond, rose, powder fragrance. The dry down is the most expensive baby powder scent you'll ever smell which is a great thing to me - extremely warm and comforting. This one lasts hours and hours. It's a joy to get little whiffs of this throughout the day. One of my very favorite scents.
D&gredcap

D&gredcap

Mine smells divine !!!!….very unique scent ….spicy sweet. I own lots of scents and I don’t have anything like it.
man from Slovakia
Luna Rossa Carbon

man from Slovakia

hello friends ... one bold question .... am i right here?
Are you smelling or youtube here?
Lanka
True Love

Lanka

When a perfume has rating over 4, I consider it a safe blind buy. Maybe I will not like it every day all day, but there is a huge chance I will like it nonetheless. This perfume was a blind buy and a good one. It is fresh, a bit sour. It reminds me of a walk in the meadow, when the heat makes the flowers smell of pollen and your skin smells of sunscreen. Maybe I have these associations, because I was testing it in summer.
usas

usas

As a fan of the original Higher, I was curious about the black version. I assured myself it was not the same juice in just another color bottle and bought it.
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)
jesseh

jesseh

This juice is DIVINE! I fell in love instantly when I put my nose on this in Harvey Nichols. Something gotta be wrong with your olfactory senses to not love love love this one. Thats why i only trust my own nose, and not people's comments or YouTubers' reviews. With that being said, the fact that I've seen a good amount of negative comments about this makes me love it even more, because that simply means I won't get to smell like everyone else! My only issue with this is that the scent mellows down after 3 hours or so. Projection is awesomely solid for the first 2 hours. Great for fall and winter nights.

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 😂
Allisonmsmith22
Armani Prive Rouge Malachite

Allisonmsmith22

I'm a fan of Alien too, but wow... People are allowed to their opinions. Why are people acting they need to defend Mugler, a company worth over 100 million dollars? Only 5 people have rated it. Calm down.
alvinzm
Club De Nuit Milestone

alvinzm

Very similar to Platinum Egoiste by Chanel, but of course the Chanel is a bit more refined and smoother. It is really good, especially for the price. Performs great too!

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.
Heavy rain

Heavy rain

I have a bottle from 2013. 100ml 85% full. Send me a pm if you are interested. From Europe.
A.K.48004L

A.K.48004L

Mainly it’s a lemony vanilla rose, fresh with slight of warmth, the texture leans powdery, I thought it will smell very dated but it’s wearable and classy, nice.
shayan_tale
Pegasus

shayan_tale

its like a better version of coco mademoiselle its a good all around perfume that last like old perfumes
BatemansFragrances
Le Beau Male

BatemansFragrances

Awesome Fougere by Francis Kurkdjian.

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.
KumoKing

KumoKing

Don't listen to the reviewers harping on and on about how superior previous versions are (a good rule of thumb, in general, on Fragrantica). The current version is absolutely beautiful and performs incredibly well. If you want to spend your life trying to chase shadows of a past that is never coming back, that's fine. But don't put people off of what's here now. It's a wonderful fragrance.
shayan_tale
Pegasus

shayan_tale

it lasts like forever and the smell is like love potion
best for seduction in fall and winter but can be used in summer too not offensive at all
icingsugar
Banana Flambee

icingsugar

The notes listed here really show what I smell when I wear this - candied oranges with the slightest (but not overpowering or 'candle-like') hint of spices such as the ginger. It smells 'orange' if that makes sense - the only other fragrance to do this for me other than heavy mandarin scents is ELDO's Tilda Swinton 'Like This'. There's a brown, caramelized sugar note under everything too. Unfortunately not super long lasting, which is unusual for Alkemia as I usually find them powerhouses, but it does linger if you spray your hair.
AbdulMoati_
Eros Flame

AbdulMoati_

unexpected fragrance for me , my #1 compliment getter and I'm shocked .. Strong citrusy minty mass appealing
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..
Milk&Belladonna

Milk&Belladonna

You open YouTube, you search Richard Wagner and the Ride of the Walkyries, the first tones open already promising a sweet triumph, there is bright citrus and vanilla, and then...
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.
SeasideSherlock
Vert Boheme

SeasideSherlock

Oud Stars Gao is rich, opulent, oily and thick; it is the only oud perfume that I truly love.

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.
Jo-C
Ani

Jo-C

I received my decant sample earlier this week and it is all gone 😩. This is such a cosy enchanting vanilla scent. I love the sweet spicy ginger opening and slow lingering dry down that leaves you enveloped in vanilla that is just so so delicious. A truly well blended perfume. This is for sure my next purchase . So happy I got the sample to try first though as this is a tad pricey to blind buy imo .. but I think it will be much reached for in the fall and winter
SmellsLikeMoneyWellSpent
Alaïa

SmellsLikeMoneyWellSpent

Simple blend, yet dense and intensive. I used it a lot in my middle to late 20s at work and university, sweetness and softness gave me a nice hug, but elegance added some professional edge to it. Now, I don't like it so much anymore, makes me feel older, and since I am older I do not want to feel that way anymore :)
Latetothescene
Florabotanica

Latetothescene

How about you sniff first and then judge ok? Stop rating a Perfume you haven't even sniffed. Seriously People? Agree with below comment. Gtfo.
hachipuppy
Aura Mugler Eau de Parfum Sensuelle

hachipuppy

When I found out this fragrance was discontinued I knew I needed to rush and buy a bottle. Lets just say I do not regret purchasing one bit as it was love at first spray. It is such a beautiful creamy green floral; I feel so dainty and whimsical wearing it. Perfect mix of fairy and cottagecore vibes.
I hope Mugler brings this scent back soon.
SeasideSherlock
Vert Boheme

SeasideSherlock

Vert Boheme is a sour green splash in the face.

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.
SmellsLikeMoneyWellSpent
Alaïa

SmellsLikeMoneyWellSpent

Unisex, soft leather, very nice I adore it, but gives me headache so I have to pass.
wasifrezawr
En Passant

wasifrezawr

Lattafa Oud For Glory an alternative to Initio's Oud for Greatness. For those who haven't smelt the Initio, this one has that burnt sugar vibe similar to BR540 which comes from ethyl maltol. The oud and patchouli give it a middle eastern vibe which reminds me of the time I smelt the initio in Dubai. The oud in this or on the initio is very typical, not like real oud. In my opinion the patchouli comes out to be the backbone of this clone where Initio is composed upon the saffron and oud note.
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.
Cagatay
L'Eau Bleue d'Issey Pour Homme

Cagatay

it has a very nice green and fresh opening but with a very weak longetivity unfortunately. it gets close to skin less than an hour and not noticible after 3 hours. i like the way of opening, not salty not blueish (even its name and bottle color are blue), but i wish that it could stay longer on my skin and clothes.
JadeBriolas

JadeBriolas

I read all the reviews and tested this in store before purchasing, and decided to purchase my own bottle of it. And I love it!! I don’t get the super syrupy sweetness that a lot of people described. I get fresh raspberry and lemon and a touch of vanilla, not cloying at all! On my skin this is a fresh summery fragrance, very similar to Versace Eros Pour Femme. It reminds me of a hot summer on the Italian coast and I feel like an expensive goddess when I wear it.
Superfly_angel
La Nuit Tresor Nude

Superfly_angel

Unfortunately I get the “toothpaste” thing from this. Starts off great on my skin and I fully enjoy the first hour or so, then the mint toothpaste enters the chat and never leaves :(
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
Universe360
Sauvage Eau de Parfum

Universe360

Hugo Boss Bottled in a different bottle basically. Very disappointing and synthetic smell, guys don’t believe in the hype. Not blind buy worthy.
AmoLadybugs
Angels' Share

AmoLadybugs

THIS SMELLS LIKE QUINOA!.. I am traumatized, I'm honestly scared to try another fragrance from this brand because if this smells like this and is/was all hyped up... Never will I ever consider buying from this brand🤮
buggaluggachug
Luna Rossa Carbon

buggaluggachug

this is literally like water with a little splash of lemon lysole? there's almost no scent. so with that being said, this was an absolute waste of money.
Mlepnos
Lost Cherry

Mlepnos

10/10 😍 yeeees baby this is awesome

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.
AnnaEMHG
Santal Noir

AnnaEMHG

I don't have an 'educated nose' but this is incredibly elegant. I get rose, sandalwood, oud and musk. Far exceeds Our Rosewood on my skin as that was headache inducing. This would work all year round and is completely unisex. A very accomplished fragrance.
Alanitoo

Alanitoo

Those caps are tacky! The original LV bottles looked so beautiful and minimalistic.
AnnaEMHG
Santal Noir

AnnaEMHG

Tested yesterday afternoon and I can still smell it on my wrist the next day! Impressive! Lovely deep, musky rose. Not an elegant or sophisticated fragrance, I would say. If you want a more chic take on this I would go to Eau Capitale.
MarkoPeeko
Derby Club House Blanche

MarkoPeeko

That grapefruit, pepper and vetiver vibe going on here is fantastic. My go-to. Prefer the EDP to this, but this is still a projection bomb. Fresher than a mid-winter’s morning. One that should always be in your collection.
dovileivaskev
Wood Sage & Sea Salt

dovileivaskev

@17seyed thank you for the good news, because I'm waiting for restock of Single Malt for ages....and was a little scared that maybe it will be discontinued.
pierreelkhoury

pierreelkhoury

@tige60 those are "Outrecuidant Histoires de Parfums" notes that you've posted, don't mind there are three similar looking bottles of the same serie.
ilsagold

ilsagold

I blind bought a decant of this. Didn't detect any pepper or coriander. Very obvious sage and violet leave at the beginning lasted one hour. Then musk gradually starts dominating sage while violet still trying to keep up with it for another hour or two. After the 3rd-hour musk goes on and on for 10 hours alone! Not much powdery but a bit of like body cream.
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.
JayPi

JayPi

Salty, citrus, neutral smell. Faint and neutral - nothing special. No headache caused

4/10
JayPi

JayPi

Mild headache caused. Slight citris in the opening. Smells powdery and soapy. Very clean smell.

3/10
Llaszlo
Sculpture pour Homme

Llaszlo

If the 90's could smell it would be the official scent for it. This is absolute lovely! Make me feel happy and it puts a smile on me whenever I wear it. It won't be everyone's cup of tea but it works great on me. Strong and quite unique type of citrus blast all the way with sweet vanilla and some flowers. Sample it before you buy it!
Ps: I love the bottle design, I think it's brilliant. The cap somehow reminds me the stormtroopers's hat from Star Wars :-)
Kathleen13

Kathleen13

This is a pretty jasmine-vanilla-musk blend that's right up my alley for the most part in terms of the scent. I don't seem to get bergamot or suede from this, but I think I can smell all of the other notes listed. This smells like a LOT of other perfumes, though, to be honest, and there isn't much in my opinion to distinguish this one from all the other cozy vanilla musk fragrances out there, for the considerable price tag. The name is kind of dull in my opinion, and while a perfume's name admittedly isn't as important as the scent, it should at least be part of the fragrance's allure, in my mind. You want to enjoy saying the name when people ask you what perfume you're wearing. I suppose if I had a fetish for cashmere, like a lot of people do, I'd think the name was fine. Ultimately, I find this fragrance yummy, but overpriced.
JayPi

JayPi

No headache caused. Smells nutty, spicy, vanillary. Smells good and isn't too strong.

9/10
FireGrower7

FireGrower7

Unique and appealing at the same time. Quite different from the original as far as scent, but I like it. Has this very sweet sun tan lotion/sun screen thing going on that gives off a casual, relaxing vibe. Makes me think of a day on the beach, minus any aquatic/marine notes. I see many reviewers find this to be floral, but I don't really pick that up. Big thumbs up to Paco Rabanne for going outside the box with this one. Worth checking out, if you like sweet fragrances.
JayPi

JayPi

Mild headache caused. Neutral boring "soapy and citris cleaner" type of smell. Citris opening. Salty oceanic notes in the opening-mid. Just doesn’t smell great and poor longevity.

3/10
Professor Oakmoss
Eau des Merveilles Bleue

Professor Oakmoss

Forgive me if I sound like I have skipped my medication but I smell Eau premiere in colors. The top notes arrive all sparkly yellow with citrus and ylang-ylang, the mids turn peach colored with the roses and jasmine and the basenotes add some chartreuse with vetiver with a hint of earthy brown from the sweeter basenotes. Those colors all add up to a very summery pallet that can be enjoyed all year round as a sort of an invocation of the summer solstice.

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.
kelpsbian

kelpsbian

smells like eating a fig in a crowded outdoor market with a wall of spices to your right and a wall of loose tea leaves to your left
JayPi

JayPi

Headache inducing! Very strong scent that lasts a long time. It has a nice opening and the mid notes but the dry down is unbearable - it is a horrible pungent ambroxan-like chemical smell

1/10
JayPi

JayPi

Slight headache caused. Nice citris opening if not a bit too sweet. Sweet cinnamon vanillary middle and slight spice on the drydown. Average longevity.

6/10
JayPi

JayPi

Very faint chemical smell. Not good at all.

2/10
MarkoPeeko
Derby Club House Blanche

MarkoPeeko

It’s a toss-up between this and Guerlain vetiver for my favourite frag from this house. The minty opening (almost a sweet mojito vibe happening) dries down into one of the most amazing scents. I wore this in the office a couple of weeks back and it wasn’t long before someone shouted up asking what I was wearing. The projection and longevity for $50 is stupendous. It’s one of those scents you can still get a faint whiff of the next morning. If you want a go-to scent, have this one in your collection. Bravo, Guerlain.
Allen-at-home
Paris Hilton for Men

Allen-at-home

No reviews yet?
DodgersLH714

DodgersLH714

Cremo Palo Santo is a damn great pinch hitter for this scent, the price alone makes it the winner. But the performance the similarities, and the compliments are on par. Some folks here nail it right on the head with the comparisons. I may not be paying for name brand or exquisite quality, but I'll take Cremo for the clone like performance and the $22 bux it costs.
KJS88
Zizanie

KJS88

I enjoy the whole Allure line because even if overpriced, they just smell good, they’re super versatile, and they’re well received. I smell the original Chanel Allure Homme a lot on office professionals in my city in the cooler months, but rarely smell Sport and Sport Eau Extreme despite them being readily accessible.

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.”
AMajeedQT
 Eau Parfumée au Thé Noir Intense

AMajeedQT

A slightly oudier version of Tom Ford Oud Wood.

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.

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MarkoPeeko
Derby Club House Blanche

MarkoPeeko

Blind bought last week. Read a few reviews. As a big Guerlain, TF, Hermes Vetiver fan, I thought I couldn’t go wrong here. And I’m not disappointed. Heavy on the citrus to begin with, but the dry down is fantastic. Lots going on. I pick up a similarity with L’eau D’Issey during the dry down, but that changes after 20-30 minutes with a deeper wood and Vetiver base setting in. Got a good price on this, too, which adds to the enjoyment of wearing it. Not my fave Mancera, but a bloody good frag that lasts hours.
anoncan
Chemical Love

anoncan

Effectivement... Ça sent la feuille de figue.
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.
MarkoPeeko
Derby Club House Blanche

MarkoPeeko

Orange, pepper, leathery, woody vibe. A fantastic scent. The Mrs thought I’d returned to my roots and bought a bottle of CD Fahrenheit. MWW is a beautifully constructed scent that lasts hours. IMO, it’s up there with Cedrat Boise and Red Tobacco. Definitely in my top 3 Mancera frags. Longevity is easily 8 hours. Projection is good. A compliment-getter for sure.
Lucas Liw

Lucas Liw

Meh. Same of generic juice.
Kathleen13

Kathleen13

This is a very delicate, faintly pretty scent that doesn't seem to project very far. I mostly get the aquatic vibe from this; it smells fresh, breezy, and cool with just a hint of sweetness. I'd like it better if it was sweeter. I think I can smell the magnolia in it, which is nice, and probably the yuzu, since I do get something citrus-y. I don't get much (if any) pomegranate, musk, or amber. I'm not really familiar with the other notes in this yet and am not sure if I'm picking them up. This is kind of reminding me of DaliA by Salvador Dali. It's mild, inoffensive, and refreshing. It's not really my style, but it's hard to find anything negative to say about it. It's "nice".
MarkoPeeko
Derby Club House Blanche

MarkoPeeko

At first, I wondered what the hell I’d done. The initial spray brought nothing. A weak tea scent with a slight whiff of citrus. So I sprayed some more. And that’s the key. Ok, it’s an EDT, but there’s something about this scent that gets better with time. I’m unsure if it’s my batch but the more I get into the bottle, the better it gets. I’m about 20ml in and it’s bloody fantastic. In the morning (around 6am), I spray my shirt twice on the collar and I spray my neck 3-4 times. And it lasts until midday. I’ve had a couple of compliments this week. Projection is OK if you get the sprays right. Longevity is OK, too. Maybe top up again midday and you’re set until around 5pm/6pm. Overall, it’s a classy scent. Green tea and citrus leading to a flowery/tea dry down. Probably best for those spring months. Well worth the $30 AUD. A repeat buy.
dawgmangatorraper

dawgmangatorraper

Smells super clean and fresh. I'm not sure if I detect any rose from it, but you do get some floral notes which blend really well with the ginger and grapefruit to create a nice juicy fragrance. I do also pick up a nice spiciness from the cardamom, but not in a way that's too warm. In fact, you get an effervescent quality from Ultime- almost a ginger ale vibe from it. I personally think this is a unisex scent- the rose isn't crazy feminine, but is done in a way thats less floral and more clean.
GenevaX

GenevaX

This Grand Affair smells very similar to Shalimar while still distinguishing itself enough to stand alongside that classic with its head held high. On its own terms, it's a powdery, faintly herbal vanilla and tonka creation lightly dotted with flowers. It's warm and enveloping. It smells like the mid notes of Shalimar isolated and bottled - less bright and citrusy at the opening, less deep and smoky at the base. This Grand Affair is comparatively linear, and also airier and less demonstrative. It's an exceedingly pretty, easygoing take on classic perfumery.
ladyofwinter
J'adore

ladyofwinter

p o o r l o n g e v i t y
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.
ELR
Instant Crush

ELR

Today I came to the realization that I am a Light Blue Hoe. I've smelled about 5 different Light Blue fragrances recently and wanted to bathe myself in every single one of them. This is no exception. It is Light Blue but with white florals taking the forefront instead of the citruses.
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.
MarkoPeeko
Derby Club House Blanche

MarkoPeeko

Bought this one in error thinking it was the original Craze. Not a bad EDP. Disappointing projection and longevity for an EDP. On my skin, I get plenty of almond and vanilla with a dash of lavender. 4-6 hours later it’s a barely noticeable skin scent. For $40 AUD, it’ll do as a day scent for the office. Not worth the money if you’re after something impressive.
spumyland
Spirito Fiorentino

spumyland

To my nose this is full of roses and derivatives.
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.
Sweet69
Unforgivable Women

Sweet69

I just love this ..and bought another back up bottle. It's very soft but sexy And .. It's very different on its own wave . I think so many ppl don't allow this a spot on their shelf! The projection lasts and it's soft and very beautiful in warm weather...or anytime. Can't get enough of it!
Mc1995

Mc1995

Hmm, I got a mini splash bottle from ‘97 I believe, that Andy Warhol box version (hope it’s even real! Lol) not worth the prices unless your a collector like myself, honestly I’d say the EDP, Eau Premiere and L’eau are the versions you’d need in your collection(edt isn’t bad but in my opinion isn’t a must) I just did a heavier drop of this on my arm. Very light but I finally got more of the heavy civet people have talked about. It’s actually reminding of a softer Bal A Versailles, from Jean Desprez. The famous civet bomb. Before I just did a small amount and it’s the watered down edp smell.
How do I Smell

How do I Smell

It smells nice. Loosely similar to D&G Light Blue but sadly on me the skin scent vanishes nearly instantly. I’ll give it another few tries and apply more liberally. It is a beautiful summer scent, cool and fresh. I just wish I got a more out of it. Great price. I’ll spritz it in the car. 🤷♀️
ArmanH
Hugo Extreme

ArmanH

Islamic shop fragrance. 🕋🕌It's said by another reviewer, but I was thinking EXACTLY the same when I first smelled it.... It's not a problem, but similar Attar fragrances cost 1 dollar or less 😅

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.
Flame Maiden
Gran Ballo

Flame Maiden

I don't think it's anything exceptional but it is soft and feminine and musky enough to really enjoy the wear time. I feel sexy enough in it to wear it at night but it's also safe for work or day time too. It isn't offensive at all, you could wear this to dinner and not shove it down their throats. I'm not sure about the price, that's a personal situation, but for me it's so lovely and won't get overlooked in my collection. I think it's safe for any age but I feel it's a feminine fragrance.
LMC27

LMC27

Thankfully, I had a free sample of this and didn’t purchase because this is not for me, at all. I like musky scents but this just smelt off on my skin, but fortunately the longevity on my skin was very poor and so I didn’t have to live with it for long.
olganbo

olganbo

I love it ! I know a lot of people say it smells like an old lady and I totally get it I think it's the powder smell who do that . For my part I feel like in a cloud when I wear this perfume , it's fresh , comforting and so luxurious . Moreover , I stays on the skin for a long time ! It's a10/10 for me
genesisshile

genesisshile

NISHANE HACIVAT WOW
DahliaFragrance

DahliaFragrance

so this smells like sugared, dry coconut flakes contrasted with a fresh, airy coconut water that comes through about 2min later and stays throughout. There is a milky vanilla that weaves in and out of the dry coconut. The condensed sweetness of the dry coconut note is similar to the indian dessert "kobbari mithai," or coconut barfi which is basically coconut, sugar, butter and cardamom. It's the coconut water note that you actually smell from a distance, but up close you get the sugary coconut vanilla note. I feel the longer I keep this perfume the more delicious it smells with the coconut water wavering between fruity and fresh and the vanilla becoming more creamy. Even though sweet perfumes are not my thing, I still find this perfume wearable and not too sickly sweet.
kosmos888

kosmos888

Fragrance is obviously such a subjective thing. I know from experience that my nose doesn’t get along with the white florals listed here so this was a no brainer. I had a sample and knew I was going to dislike it. Which I did, but it was even worse than I thought it would be. It might actually be my least favourite perfume I’ve ever tried. I found it downright repulsive! At least some white florals are fresh and classy but this smells like rotten greenery or mold in my opinion
SearchingScents
Pour Un Homme de Caron

SearchingScents

I hate to be a contrarian because people seem to really enjoy, not only this fragrance, but this house, but my experiences with this one has me quite frustrated. Qi by the house of Ormonde Jayne is definitetly not an enjoyable freshie to my nose. It begins with a bitter green tea (Most likely the mate) and a perfumer's alcohol that smells fishy, salty, and herbal right out of the gate like Ajax or some sort of bathroom cleaner. The perfume stings my nose really bad in the first few seconds and then it finally begins to settle and transform into what it should be 30 minutes in. I hate having to wait for my perfumes to settle to transform into what they should.

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...

6/10
Silencer1

Silencer1

Great easy to wear fresh citrus, lavender, woody scent. Far better than Sedley, which just smells like basic drug store bug spray.
sincerelykayyx
Rose Extase

sincerelykayyx

This perfume is quite nice. Fruity, sweet, creamy, and somewhat powdery rose. Does not smell like potpourri. Not too sweet and offensive. I personally can't do strong scents because of nausea. Based on that, contrary to what others have said, to me this is more of a night time fragrance. There is something a tad too sensual about it for day time although it's right at the cusp.

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.
1uckynumb3r
Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo - Fico di Amalfi

1uckynumb3r

OK, maybe Justin is a nice guy, i haven t met him in person, but 119 $ for 60 ml without testing it before...Just because we think that Justin is a nice guy? Also, Vincent Kuczinski has a poorly portfolio, in my opinion..Look at the fragreances he made it..
Bradjohnson54

Bradjohnson54

Not a bad fragrance, but not for me. It performs very well and screams off of my skin. I have a 100mL with no
More than 10 sprays gone that I’d be willing to part with for a low price PM me if interested.
FragrantBob
FCUK Him

FragrantBob

I really don't mind FCUK Him at all. It is a good, cheap gym bag fragrance or something to keep in your bag or locker at work for a hot day. It would also be a reasonable fragrance for a teenage boy as an every day use fragrance in the warmer months. It opens with woody rosemary notes and then settles with a synthetic lavender. I would describe FCUK Him as a synthetic soapie fragrance with some woody elements. It lasts about 4 to 5 hours on my skin with arm length projection for the first couple of hours. It's not a bad fragrance at all, but it does seem to get some dislikes from fragrance collectors. I would say that FCUK Him is an acceptable fragrance. I've worn it to work on hot days when I wanted a simple, subtle fragrance and it does the job.
SearchingScents
Pour Un Homme de Caron

SearchingScents

I am not enjoying any of what I'm smelling from the house of Ormonde Jayne so far. This one is the most bareable of the ones I've tried but still quite bad. Why are these priced so highly...? Why is its rating so high? I was expecting much, much more from these by the insane price they are asking and this perfumer people keep raving about online: Geza Schoen.

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...

6.5/10
Freeman77
Versace Pour Homme Oud Noir

Freeman77

A great citrusy opening, and a vibe similar to L'instant de Guerlain, but then develops towards lime, mint, and rum in the mid, whereas LdG develops towards cacao and patchouli. Mind you I do see patchouli in GHs note breakdown. After an hour I'm surprisingly picking up Bleu de Chanel edp! Wow! I'm not complaining! For a third of the price, its a steal! It projects for 1.5-2hrs, could do more, depending on the body heat or climate heat, and then is a skin scent for about 6-8hrs. All things considered, an 8/10 for me :)
lovealwaysalisa
Miss AP

lovealwaysalisa

Screechy, sweet, citrus with praline in the bsckg....and a bit off putting. This smells quite generic to my nose....gets smoother in the drydown but waiting for it to smooth out is just too much. Not for me.
JessVanEgg
Splendida Tubereuse Mystique

JessVanEgg

This is a gorgeous fragrance, smelling strongly of tuberose and vanilla, as well as myrrh. It is such a comforting and delicious scent! Perfect to wear at night and for colder days.

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!
Irenicus

Irenicus

Heed the warnings of the other reviewers about how strongly this fragrance projects. I just tested a sample at work, and now my entire office smells like turkish delight!

The scent is perfect and projection is incredible, but this definitely leans feminine.
Dr. BASIT ABDUL

Dr. BASIT ABDUL

way too light. its very smooth.....
cant smell it after 2 hrs.
Azisai-
DKNY Be Tempted Eau So Blush

Azisai-

Another blind buy, which was fairly successful.

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.
StiffSniff

StiffSniff

The most awful fragrance I've ever smelled. Cant believe this was ever put into production. Its offensive and never drys down to anything better than the opening smell which is horrible.
Katie <3

Katie <3

An elegant fragrance. This suits me very well at 32, a sophisticated scent, yet not overly mature and heavy. I love the blend of citrus, patchouli and rose- light, fresh, slightly sweet and pretty.
I am glad I chose Coco Mademoiselle.
redhawkmillenium
Prada L'Homme L'Eau

redhawkmillenium

To answer raymachengray's question: I have a box dated to 2018 (I keep all my fragrance boxes... Don't look at me like that...), batch code B90319/9093-3. The notes listed on the side are "iced spring water accord", oakmoss, and "sunwashed woods". Also, the blurb on the front of the box reads "A sparkling, aquatic dive into a mountain lake surrounded by cool moss and clean woods".

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.
Purpose
Vetiver Root Green Tea Cedarwood

Purpose

Reminds me of GPH2

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
Mc13Kenzie

Mc13Kenzie

Love this one!! A cuddly little licorice with creamy undertones. Meant to evoke kitten fur, something I think they've managed nicely, if not in a literal sense. It's warm and fuzzy.
Azisai-
DKNY Be Tempted Eau So Blush

Azisai-

This one surprised me! Opening was a little nice but boring at first, your typical sweet mandarin spritz...the drydown is was got me. So far from designer fragrances, this is the most realistic honeysuckle I have ever felt. It's just so...raw? Fresh jasmine and honeysuckle, almost as if I could feel the petals pressing against my nose.

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.
SSAP
Vanilla Vibes

SSAP

Starts off as a menthal-vanilla on my skin then dries down into a cool green vanilla. Longevity is amazing. In a world of floral sweet perfumes, this find is a true gem for me. Super refreshing, not not too cold. I can wear this all year round. No negatives. Love Mugler perfumes.
Bkboynxtdoor
Flora Mortis

Bkboynxtdoor

I have always loved this one, and tonight I tested out my bottle I’ve had just sitting in a drawer for a while. Sweet and fresh, not particularly in a cheap way like the other fantasies. Out of all the fantasies, this one probably aged the best to me. It’s still wearable and fun, it doesn’t take itself too seriously but it’s not as much of a hot mess as og fantasy.
Anastasiia118

Anastasiia118

Feel like it’s a mix of Tom Ford soleil blanc edt with Tom Ford fleur de portofino acqua! Like mix of two!!
PinkRainbow
Just Me

PinkRainbow

This is a true treasure. So well blended, and soft as a cashmere sweater on a snowy afternoon. The notes are subtle, but the longevity and silage are excellent-- just very delicate as not to knock you over! A great candidate for a signature scent as it leaves a creamy trail, soft as angel wings, behind.
TheLB

TheLB

Just purchased, I really enjoy this flanker. It’s not complex nor does it project far and wide but it smells good. It’s safe for the office where people might be picky about scents. As a person with allergies, it’s inoffensive. It’s a nice every day wear, no fuss. It sits close to the skin fairly quickly, but I don’t mind that.
manila_nose

manila_nose

Herbal, creamy, citrusy. Smells exactly like a bar of citrus Italian soap. Inoffensive, straight out of the shower scent.

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.
BlueMoon

BlueMoon

BUBBLEGUM + FUNK

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!
AnastasiaS

AnastasiaS

This is indescribable, heavenly, definitely a signature scent. I get so many compliments from everybody, it projects strongly but you gotta overspray. I had it on my bathrobe even after the laundry. I notice some people sniffing me and going feral. I can’t stop smelling myself either. But I guess it gotta do a lot with body chemistry. On me it opens musky, lactonic/creamy, but very clean not powdery, fresh, sweet but not floral sweet neither gourmand sweet. Very feminine. However when my mom tried it on it was just salty and basically the smell of sweat, very animalic. In the bottle or blotter it gives me electronic/white noise smell if one existed. Definitely not a blind buy but if it works on your skin IT WORKS.
Enigmatic
Hairdresser's Husband

Enigmatic

Bewitching and mesmerizing! Imagine a beautiful gothic enchantress brewing a love potion in the woods on All Hallow's Eve. You can smell the creamy sweet violet and spices dancing in the air. The greenery and wooden walls come to life. Think Jessica Galbreth's art.

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
fructoze_productions

fructoze_productions

The initial spray and first 30 minutes it smells very strongly like a laundry detergent and is pretty harsh to the nose, but it gets better after it dries. To me this is exactly what i'm getting from this, Armaf Club De Nuit Intense EDT + Soapy Prada + Blue De Chanel EDP. This starts off smelling like Armaf's CDNI with some aquatic/marine notes, then as it dries down it starts to smell more like a soapy fresh prada type fragrance mixed with blue de chanel, its basically blue de chanel with a citrus kick to it after 1 hour. Also don't buy this unless its under $45 i've seen a bunch of sites trying to sell this for way over 70-80 and it's not worth that
mikema_

mikema_

If this lasted longer and performed a little more, it would be the best of all barbershop colognes. Next to Fougere D'Argent (which is more like a barbershop in a dense forest). Don't get me wrong, it still performs, just could be slightly stronger.

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.
JupiterMoon

JupiterMoon

Dominated by the peppery opening throughout. Underneath is a floral powdery smell. But the pepper stays, giving it the masculine edge. The way pepper dominates reminds me of Prada L'Homme, which makes it an office or formal business scent. I understand the comparisons to Le Male- the powdery smell (but Le Male is more minty, summery and synthetic, and is not peppery.) Reflection is not really for me. I want white floral notes that aren't dominated by harsh opening notes like pepper or juniper, but these seem put in colognes to make them more masculine. But it's too harsh for me.
KC_Tack

KC_Tack

What a complete disappointment. Just received my full bottle of Cedrat Boise from AuraFragrance. I guess today I get to be one of the unlucky ones to get a bad, reformulated or improperly stored bottle like so many below.

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...
OhTheParfum ♥

OhTheParfum ♥

there's some "good" copies/counterfeit of this out there, watch out!!!
ceeceelee
Angélique Noire

ceeceelee

I love the solar note combined with the vanilla in this. I get the tonka, solar and then vanilla, not the tuberose but it's there just blended very nicely. The moss gives it just a bit of a dusty note, stopping this from being a love. But what caught and held my attention was that solar note, well done here. I also really like the perfumer, Anne Flipo. To me it smells nothing like the other Lady Millions, they have an animalic note I don't get along with. Also, the vanilla in this is nothing like Good Girl, don't get that comparison at all. But we all smell odor molecules differently, so I'd say not a safe blind buy. Strong like that may turn into a love. I don't care for the bottle.
alenarjad
Guerlain Homme Eau de Parfum (2016)

alenarjad

Digging this one. As a new fragrance nerd, I’m trying out what are considered classics. Despite meandering through the ‘classics’, I’m still interested in something unique that stands out from the stereotypical fragrance feel. This definitely does it for me.

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.
juniorfagner1986

juniorfagner1986

- Se vc gosta de deixar rastro, FREE é o cara!
Limão e Pinho verde refrescante...
Ótimo para caminhadas, corridas leve, bikes, patins, fins de tarde e muita brisa de praia.

Fragrância: 8/10
Projeção: 10/10
Fixação: 10/10

Geral - FORTE!
ceeceelee
Angélique Noire

ceeceelee

Oh, Oh, Oh, if this just lasted a little bit longer on me.................It smells amazing to my nose. Beautiful, powdery, green vanilla. I know someone compared it to Vanille Exquise by Annick Goutal, but that one doesn't have enough angelica. It's gone in an instant. This one stays until the end, even if that end is way too soon for me. I don't know if it's my skin or the perfume bc other Guerlains made in the same time period last just fine on me.
sweettheories

sweettheories

This was my first bottle of perfume ever and while I enjoyed it for the first week, it was quickly exiled to the back of my shelf where it now idly gathers dust. Cloud is sweet to a fault; all whipped meringue and sickeningly sugared coconut with nothing to ground it. Perfect for a young teen seeking her first "big girl perfume", Cloud is a small step up from alcohol-vapor body sprays, but lacks the depth necessary to balance it's saccharine nature.
ceeceelee
Angélique Noire

ceeceelee

The reviewer below me, Manya3, is spot on. My only wish is that there was a little bit more angelica. Just a touch, so it lasted longer in the beginning, otherwise, just perfect.
chi moca
Fahrenheit 32

chi moca

Legendary perfume from man side
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
KwMoy
Beau De Jour Eau de Parfum

KwMoy

Too much complexity and archaism in this perfume.
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
“oakmoss+Musk+woods+lemon+pepper+cinnamon+Coriander “

Heritage from my opinion is smothered with flowers and extra amber, makes it more wearable than his peers. The other two are very loud.
a_c_thompson
Cool Water Wave

a_c_thompson

Fresh, green, and slightly spicy.
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.
@Love.Afrykah

@Love.Afrykah

This is slightly reminiscent of Love by Killian. The complexity of LDBS is definitely not found in this bottle this is definitely a very linear scent while LBDS has so many facets to it that some sniffs give me orange creamsicle, another would give me the sticky sweetness of the fragrances caramel and sugar, another sniff is get a cola type smell, sweet tarts etc etc. Orange blossom, neroli, sugar, caramel, white florals they all come out to play.

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.
alenarjad
Guerlain Homme Eau de Parfum (2016)

alenarjad

I’ll keep an open mind and try again at some point, but right now for me it’s a meh. At first I was excited about what appeared to be big wafts of pleasant red candied apple. This was blended with some warm spiciness and slight floral notes. As it developed I certainly got the creamy sweet almond extract and vanilla. However, I wasn’t really able to appreciate this much as it seemed a bit crowded with the floral notes continuing to come through and the incoming sweet powdery overtone. A little cedar and sweet leather near the dry down, but again, drowned by what I’m considering as a powdery ‘meh’. No citrus or rosemary to my nose.

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.
juniorfagner1986

juniorfagner1986

- Meu perfume!!!
Tangerina com pimenta e cominho, foram bons carnavais!

- Fragrância: 10/10
- Projeção: 5/10
- Fixação: 5/10

- Geral - MODERADO!
TabledThoughts
Insolence

TabledThoughts

Definitely an "old school" style fragrance with a note list that reads like everything but the kitchen sink.
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.
Mississippi Mudcat
Vetiver

Mississippi Mudcat

Ok folks if you want to know precisely what Yerbamate smells like, then please scroll down and read alphairone's review below. I did and decided to blind buy Yerbamate because it sounded exactly like what I was searching for in a fragrance.

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!!!
angremedios14
White Musk

angremedios14

Not the same perfume oil that I've bought back then. Still good though, just a bit bland.
aspirina
Pure Poison Elixir

aspirina

I splurged on a bottle of this elixir. Ebay, you know, old time discontinued overpriced scent. I just put a drop on my wrist and it keeps wafting this beautiful cloud of jasmine, gardenia, vanilla and cacao. Night time romantic date, long dress, high heels, diamond earrings on, red lipstick. Just 1 drop and it has me in a long lasting cloud of beautiful scent. Why is it that Dior doesn't make this high quality scents anymore? Now I will have to keep an eye on what is left on ebay.
sweettheories

sweettheories

A pretty fruity floral scent, very light and fresh. At the first spray, I get the nectarine and freesia in particular. Perfect for warm weather, maybe not acrid heat; the florals lay just beneath the fruitiness and are not cloying until you crank up the temperature. When layered with the matching body lotion it yields more sweetness.
noisome
Verveine

noisome

I wish this would've claimed a different territory. All I can think of is Serge Lutens' Daim Blond and how much better it is than this.

That said it's a step in the right direction for "mainstream" scent.
ikea50

ikea50

Smells amazing but performance is terrible. It’s literally the worst performing frag I’ve ever owned. I have a newer Oman version with magnetic cap. It is a skin scent after an hour and completely gone after 3 hours. I cannot recommend this as a result.
Dr. BASIT ABDUL

Dr. BASIT ABDUL

Strong fragrance and too much rosy smell.
lasts long but rose note is much prominent.
got 2020 batch...
ecojoe69
Grey Vetiver

ecojoe69

I can understand the comparisons to Norne and Jake but this is WAY more smokey at the start. How is smoke NOT a note in the pyramid? On my skin, t starts off mostly smoke and not in a good, wearable way but then the pine and resins shine through which is really where the beauty lies.
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.
Eve_of_the_End

Eve_of_the_End

So, I think it's time I start reviewing my bottles of Solstice Scents.. First let me say this, I love this company! They make some really good, damn good fragrances.. And I'm here to tell ya.. Library is absolutely gorgeous. For me the Dry-down.. is what I adore..

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..

10/10.
johpa

johpa

The drydown of this fragrance is out of this world!!!
Darkstar _ Destroyer
Sultan Vetiver

Darkstar _ Destroyer

I'm not the biggest fan of blue fragrances, but this one is pretty darn good!

Smooth, not a calone bomb. Really good performance for a summer frag. And that great magnetic cap.

I really like Missoni Wave.
peppermoon
IF by R.K.

peppermoon

Super tart tart opening that smells like tangerine juice and rhubarb. Then it transitions to more of a juicy sweet- but still tart- scent. Color: neon pink and orange. It could be a nicely simple and tangy citrus scent for hot weather, but unfortunately there’s something very sharp that ruins it for me. Something in the neroli/petit grain aromachems make me have a headache.
SharellS

SharellS

I tried a 5ml sample first in winter. It was a strong like but I just couldn't make myself buy a FB as the tobacco note was a tad too obvious on my skin. Fast forward..it's summer and I am in love with this one! Can't stop sniffing my arm, it has longevity of 5 - 6 hrs on my skin and I get a whiff of it every now and then when I wave my hands. Had to buy FB. It's a unique fragrance. Definitely try before you commit!
JmThms
Bel Ami Vetiver

JmThms

This is NOT a classic Fougere! Despite the proclamations below that it is. There is way too much floral contribution in the heart, and not enough straight out green note contribution. There is way too much indiscriminate use of the term "fougere". It does have lavender, the "indespensible Fougere note" (other than green notes simulating the imaginary Fern smell). It does have the oakmoss. Fougere-like would be OK. Or the Spicy-floral fougere given below would be OK. But it's not a classic Fougere. And yes, I am the self-annointed fougere police.
Ensconce-in-Bloom
Prodigieux Le Parfum

Ensconce-in-Bloom

Kuumba Made Egyptian Musk is the BB or CC cream of fragrance oils. Its fragrance is intimate. It projects and is most beautiful when worn in warm, hot, humid weather. On my skin, it is creamy, figgy, fruity sweetness mixed with white musk. Although don’t care much for white musk, it is well balanced here. To truly experience this fragrance, it MUST be worn during the warm/hot humid time. It will bloom.
KumoKing

KumoKing

It's a very beautiful artificial vanilla fragrance housed in a sandcastle made of brown sugar. It's nice. The opening is the best part in my opinion. Sadly, that lasts only about 15 seconds. The rest is a nice vanilla but a bit sharp in a way that pokes at the back of my nose. I wish the vanilla was softer, deeper, creamier, more natural.

My roommates did compliment it. But it's just OK to me.
Thatoneperfumer

Thatoneperfumer

I bought this for sole reason of nostalgia reminds me of my childhood and it’s a super sweet red berries with musk Fragrance. I hold this cheap little perfume close to my heart
angremedios14
White Musk

angremedios14

I had an edp 2020 decant and it was phenomenal. The scent, sillage and longevity was above beyond my expectations. So I bought an edp 2021 batch but was underwhelmed. The longevity is horrible, 20 mins projection then skin scent for 2 hours. Scent is still good though but I was really disappointed with how long it lasts. Vibrant leather has more lasting power than this bottle that I've had purchased.
angienotesjunkie
Rose Jam Body Spray

angienotesjunkie

No other violet fragrance has ever come close to my beloved Tuca Tuca, not through lack of searching. I have a few precious drops left in the pen vial they used to sell and half of a push-up solid perfume.

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...
ajax11
After Every Ounce of Joy (Leaves My Body)

ajax11

In the opening, it's pine shrouded in a sharply herbal, cold, medicinal juniper accord. As the herbality fades over the next hour or so, MM turns subtly pleasantly resinous; it's what you smell climbing too high up a fir tree when you're twelve. This is where I get smoky incense, although it's more a supporting character, I wouldn't call this an "incense" fragrance exactly -- personally I don't find it churchy at all. At about the same time, an aldehydic soapiness blended very subtly with sweet spectral violets starts to open up. I like it in small doses, but the aldehydes do make me queasy with more than 1-2 sprays.

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.
parfums d'obscurite
Full Incense

parfums d'obscurite

Kouros was bragging about his evil deeds on a corner of a YSL boutique when Delphine Thierry came, grabbed him by his dirty sexy long hair, dragged him all the way back to hell, offering him as a sacrifice for the birth of Montecristo.

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.
Kellergirl

Kellergirl

This smells just like La Vie Est Belle by Lancome, except a bit less sweet. This is really nice. I bought a 3.4 oz. bottle on ebay for $8! What a great price! If you love sweet scents, you will love this. Just don't overspray. Two sprays are enough, at least on me.
Mistdragon01
Meliora

Mistdragon01

On my skin, the dry down smelled *exactly* like a Strawberry Shortcake doll from the 1980s, which honestly makes me unable to stop sniffing at my arm! The nostalgia pull was very strong. Enjoyable, light, fun, and whimsical.
starsnek
Feuilles (Leaves)

starsnek

A lovely grapefruit-rose with a satisfyingly green dry down. It's somewhat soapy in the opening, which is generally just the way rose smells on me. The middle does have a leafy smell, with the rose turning more sweet...still very natural though. There's nothing synthetic about this scent. It makes me think of the leaves on a bouquet of roses, like when I'm cutting stems to make the flowers fit in a vase.

This perfume is perfect for spring, summer, and fall days.
FloralBread

FloralBread

Here is one spicy lemon! 🍋

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!
ELB78
Baccarat Rouge 540

ELB78

I bought a small sample to see how I feel about this one, after hearing so much about it. So far it reminds of the smell of walking into a clean indoor pool area. Like at a hotel. It’s not unpleasant, but I don’t feel like I’m wearing a fragrance. Confused along with others about the hype.
Ocohen

Ocohen

No... no way someone smells like this!! What is in there that makes it smell like an old rusty grandparents attic full of moths combined with huggies baby wipes? !! This is scary to my nose. Traumatized . People on here very generous with their comments for this one.
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 .
anni_cola
Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo - Mandorlo di Sicilia

anni_cola

I really thought I would love Love Tuberose. White florals and whipped cream sounded like such a dream that I got ahead of myself and blind bought a full bottle. I will admit that I can tell this perfume is blended beautifully. On my skin however, there's no other way I can describe it besides sterile. Whatever creaminess I do get is quickly overpowered by the animalic qualities on my skin. Politely put, I smell like a hospital. Clean and somewhat welcoming, but with a tinge of something not quite right that never goes away.

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.
michaeld2986
Aqua Celestia

michaeld2986

It's a nice floral scent appropriate for spring, summer, and maybe fall. I really like it! It's a little powdery and I get some dry vanilla notes in the base. It does lean a little feminine, but I think a guy could wear it easily. It's nothing super extraordinary, but it's a full bottle-worthy purchase regardless.
anni_cola
Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo - Mandorlo di Sicilia

anni_cola

I really wanted to like this however I don't think the Olympea DNA is for me. Olympea Intense is strong and I love a good strong perfume, but on me it tends to pulls scratchy and itches at my throat. This is the first perfume I've had this reaction to. Besides that, on my skin it was all salty amber with no vanilla to pull it together. However, I passed this perfume on to my sister and she loves it. She finds that it's a bit more unique and doesn't come off as a department store perfume. She likes that it has a bit of a masculine edge. I'll admit that it matches her body chemistry better than I and that goes to show how personal of an experience fragrance is. I would recommend anyone interested in any of the Olympeas to sample beforehand.
LMC27

LMC27

I blind bought this based on these reviews. £10 - nothing to lose. And I’m so glad I did. This, to my nose, is Gucci Flora eau Fraiche - but better. Lasting power is great (4 hours) considering I paid so little. Very pleased it’s part of my collection!
michaeld2986
Aqua Celestia

michaeld2986

Coffee, Whisky, and Tobacco! These are the main players throughout the life of the fragrance. First, it's a little more expensive that some of the other fragrances in Prin's collection because it's an extrait de parfum, so it's more concentrated. If you liked coffee fragrances with a little added kick, then you should try this one out. It projects very well for the first three hours and then it starts to sit closer to the skin, yet I wouldn't classify it as an intimate fragrance by any means. Longevity is very good too! I was catching whiffs of it 8 hours later. I wore this in an air conditioned building all day and I will say this fragrance is more appropriate for the cooler weather. It's unisex and very nice if you like dark coffee fragrances. I don't see this as a mass appealing fragrance, so proceed with caution if you are thinking of blind buying. I'm pleased with this purchase and I can't wait to wear it in the autumn weather.
NikosN

NikosN

Dunhill Edition is a masterpiece. You can wear it anytime of: the year, the day. Sweet, aromatic, woody, little bit smoky, masculine. Respect to Dunhill house that have managed to provide us masculine fragrances because we got tired by those unisex crap of modernity.
dadudelebowski
Tobacco Nuit

dadudelebowski

Remember Maximus Decimus Meridius? Yeah…this is what he smelled like at the end of the movie.
anni_cola
Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo - Mandorlo di Sicilia

anni_cola

This is a very simple vanilla scent. In college this was my signature scent and would wear it to brunches, class, and orientations. It's non offensive and cute and people were able to recognize that this is what I smelled like. This is is the scent of a pleasant friendly and comforting person. I do remembering having to carry around a rollerball to touch up throughout the day. I've considered adding this back to my collection, but perhaps I should leave it back in my younger college years.
angienotesjunkie
Rose Jam Body Spray

angienotesjunkie

This is one scent that has always been on my dresser since it was released. To me it's such an uplifting, clarifying, grounding fragrance. Sillage and longevity are seriously impressive, so go lightly with the trigger! I get 10+ hours on skin but on fabric it will last forever. I like to use this or Twilight on bed linen. Sweet jammy rose with a dash of lemon and honey. The geranium and Tonka are present. It's possibly that combination that gives some the "dolls head" impression, though I don't get that. For me it doesn't evolve at all. It reminds me of Turkish Delight! Try layering with Choco Musk ❤️

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
MiniMena
Dolce

MiniMena

To be honest I didn't know what to expect. I had put this fragrance on my wish list and blind bought it today at Marshalls. I thought it must be nice because I mostly saw positive reviews. But for me it depends on the way it smells on my skin....and ....its beautiful! A nice calming scent which could probably be worn every day for any occasion Great blind buy! It very much reminds me of the original Avon Haiku perfume that I used to wear and the first few minutes reminds me of Issey Miyake EDT. I'm so glad I have this in my collection!
Eve_of_the_End

Eve_of_the_End

Pheww, damn I thought Montale was nuclear.. My Lord.. My bottle of Opulent Oud came in earlier today and I think I'm ready to give it a Thumbs up!

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.K.48004L

A.K.48004L

I hoped that Jeremy takes a different way with his brand, other than hunting a mass appealing successful fragrances and made a fragrances in the same genre. His idea really not bad and may help in some cases, but he leans more toward the companies that their first goal is profit “ I’m not saying this is bad thing “ especially if it worth it, and also makes the prices higher. I hoped he brings something new to the table an artistic more and new more that really etching his brand in a new direction, again I’m not saying this is a bad think, totally his right to present and totally our right to choose. The fragrances that I bought in general from his brand they were nice likable familiar and perform really good. Maybe in the future we will see something nice, and yes even some big companies sneakingly try to catch and made their own version “copycat or so ” from a successful fragrances, obviously this is the struggle to gain more profit.
a passion for a scent, blending, creating this is another story. All the best. The aforementioned was only an opinion and a hope.
MimesOtto

MimesOtto

I bought it due to the comparison with CM- I have to say, it is a nice scent for the price, don't get your expectation high though.if you want to get the CM vibe, 50% i.e. then get it, it is decent especially if you're on a budget..I don't believe in dupes and have yet to come across something that wows me..
luv2monkey

luv2monkey

After trying multiple offerings from PDM, I realize their fragrances are not for me. They seem to make “spray-and-go” fragrances, ones that are meant to be put on and worn out, not smelled up close. I have no animosity towards the house, and I would never judge the huge number of people who enjoy it. I just don’t understand the appeal, no matter how hard I try.

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!
jpgaud61
Habit Rouge Eau de Parfum

jpgaud61

This is my objective: now that I'm in my 60s, I want to have only a handful of classic, gentlemanly, high quality EdPs & EdTs that can replace all the other "clutter frags" in my wardrobe for all seasons and occasions. Simplify, simplify, simplify.

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.
MimesOtto

MimesOtto

LOVE IT! Another classic timeless creation from Chanel-worth every penny.
MimesOtto

MimesOtto

Master piece, classic timeless beauty! Chanel does no wrong.
Argo

Argo

Edgar Allan Poe: The fragrance.

10/Getting compliments from the goth chick that works at Hot Topic
krazyrandy
Acqua di Giò Profumo

krazyrandy

This cologne is a classic, it is timeless! I remember wearing this in high school and I still use it!
krazyrandy
Acqua di Giò Profumo

krazyrandy

Amazing fragrance! This is by far my favorite one from the Acqua Di Gio collection.
ZckPtrsn87

ZckPtrsn87

Very nice smelling shower gel like lime opening with some ozonic notes. I couldn't tell you the base scents because it's almost completely gone inside an hour on my skin. At discount it's an ok buy, but it's very weak. If you can get this for like $20 then go ahead. For what it is, I'd recommend Nautica Voyage N-83 instead. N-83 has better longevity and sillage.
Absolutely a "carry it with you" fragrance.
krazyrandy
Acqua di Giò Profumo

krazyrandy

This was a blind buy after I reading all the reviews on this website. I do not regret it one bit. For the price, this cologne is bargain. It smells great, perfect for spring and summer seasons.
keyshaedreana
Not A Perfume

keyshaedreana

First, I would like to say that the creator of these fragrances did a FANTASTIC job capturing the "vintage" smell in her collection. This one in particular smells exactly like an old armoire stuffed with vintage Gunne Sax dresses and untouched eyelet blouses. I sell vintage clothes, so this one reminds me of antiquing and the "musty" smell that comes with that experience. However, I was surprised that this one wasn't my favorite from her collection. There is too much musk for this to be wearable every single day. Not terrible by any means, but this one smells too antiquated for my personal collection.
 
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