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    31 January 2012
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This ones a universally acknowledged good-looking classic. Sleek and refined its guaranteed never to offend, shock or start a vicious rumour! In other words, an aromatically subtle scent that will be appreciated by anyone with a sense of smell. Top Notes: rosemary, artemisia, lavender, basil, lemon verbena, bergamot and lemon. Heart Notes: coriander, carnation, cinnamon, juniper and jasmine. Base Notes: leather, sandalwood, fir, amber, patchouli, oakmoss, fir, vetiver and cedar.
 
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Something Of The Sea
Date:25 May 2013
Location: UK
Age: 40 or older
Gender: Male
Fragrance appeal: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Longevity: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
This old chap has been kicking around since 1982 and in my humble estimation still stands up to close scrutiny. Guy Laroche's Drakkar Noir may not have the chicest packaging or bottle but the contents have certainly stood the test of time and seem not (as least to my hairy nose) to have been messed about with too much. The qualities which have always endeared it to me are the warm sensuous Oakmoss heart note (not a little unlike Ralph Lauren's classic Polo) wrapped up in spicy citrus (linalool, limonene, citral) outer-garments; a tad exotic but not overwhelming. The drydown has something of the sea about it.; ozone, seaweed, rock pools and sun-warmed skin. It lasts for ages and at such a reasonable price outclasses a good many current ubiquitously bland "masculines" by a country mile and a half.
Splendid stuff!
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 Azzaro Pour Homme Eau de Toilette Spray
Azzaro Pour Homme Eau de Toilette Spray
A dash of humour, a hint of defiance, and a touch of elegance, that's the magical cocktail Loris Azzaro chose for this fragrance. Top: caraway, iris, lavender, clary sage, basil, lemon, anise and bergamot. Heart: sandalwood, juniper berries, pathcouli, vetiver, cedar and cardamom. Base: leather, tonka bean, amber, musk and oakmoss.
 
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Mirrorball Memories
Date:1 May 2013
Location: UK
Age: 40 or older
Gender: Male
This old warhorse has been kicking around since 1978. A big, bad, bold, masculine which cleaved the humid air of just about every disco and dive in the land in its heyday. (Chances were that you went home reeking of it even if you hadn't put it on before going out!). Despite apparent reformulation its singular character seems to be pretty much intact.. The humongous blast of spicy citrus settles down eventually (if it hasn't scared you off with its strident opening salvo) into a warm, leathery amber accord with something just a little bit "unwashed" (in a good way!) and naughty lurking in the shadows (cumin has a way of doing that however sparingly it's used). Azzaro Pour Homme will forever be a tad vulgar around the edges and is all the better for it. Apply very sparingly however!
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 Monsieur Eau de Toilette Spray 100ml
Monsieur Eau de Toilette Spray 100ml
Experience the timelessness of Balmain with the Monsieur Balmain Pour Homme Eau de Toilette. Fresh and memorable, this classic fragrance for men is blended in a resolutely modern way. An eau de toilette for discerning men: those who exude laidback elegance and are naturally sophisticated. Monsieur Balmain has a lively citrus opening of lemon, bergamot and petitgrain is tempered with a pinch of spearmint, signing the fragrance with a luminous energy. The magnetic heart reveals audacious aromatic, green and crunchy tones, while the dry down owes its unforgettable character to the woody vibrations of the cedar and the intensity of the musky ambery notes. Top Notes: Lemon, Petitgrain, Bergamot, Spearmint Heart Notes: Rosemary, Black Pepper, Nutmeg, Ginger, Clary Sage Base Notes: Cedar, Amber, Musk
 
Overall Rating: 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Sherbet Lemons
Date:21 April 2013
Location: UK
Age: 40 or older
Gender: Male
Fragrance appeal: 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Effectiveness: 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
This fragrance seems to have lived through at least three incarnations and substantial reformulations since its first appearance in 1990. My
last experience was of a bargain basement edition I picked up from a store in Hounslow which was unwearable. This chap does somewhat better and seems to have rediscovered the spirit of the original with its
opening fizzy citrus blast recalling the sherbet lemon sweets which ulcerated the inside of my mouth throughout my childhood. Monsieur B seems to have grown up a bit and the drydown is somewhat more sweet and subtle than I remember (the neroli perhaps?) It's fresh and feisty in a just-stepped-out-of-the-shower kind-of way. I quite like it but it makes my cat wince!
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A heady Eau de Toilette to be sprayed liberally. Created by Caron in 1934, Pour Un Homme is a luxurious, floral fragrance for men. Authenticity and refinement are abound in this fragrance with its inimitable harmonies that bespeak the finest natural lavender groves of the Haute Provence, combined with vanilla, lending it a naturally fresh sophistication. Top Notes: Rosemary, Lavender, Bergamot, Lemon. Heart Notes: Clary Sage, Cedar, Rose, Brazilian Rosewood. Base Notes: Tonka Bean, Musk, Oakmoss, Vanilla.
 
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Lavendilla
Date:14 April 2013
Location: UK
Age: 40 or older
Gender: Male
Fragrance appeal: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Longevity: 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Given that Pour Un Homme has been around since 1934 it deserves both our attention and respect . Ignore the picture of the Klingon on the product page and you will discover a light, refreshing masculine fragrance, without a trace of Alpha Male arrogance, wherein a distinctive lavender and subtle vanilla hold hands in comfortable accord with something just a little bit (dare I say) "dirty" (in a nice way) going on in the middle ground. It doesn't last long but responds well to the occasional reapplication. A bracing and classy invention.
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A classic shaving ritual product that soothes and restores the skin's natural comfort. Its light, fluid formula protects the epidermis and is rapidly absorbed. Available in 200 ml and 100 ml format, in a classic bottle or spray.
 
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
It's A Breeze
Date:10 March 2013
Location: UK
Age: 40 or older
Gender: Male
Crikey! Can it really be possible that Eau Sauvage has been around in the World since 1966?! Edmond Roudnitska's creation has weathered well and (to my nose at least) seems relatively unchanged in form since its birth. It sports a bracing citrus opening gambit up-top and a solid but beautifully rounded vetiver base, Eau Sauvage is like a fresh breeze blowing in from the sea across sun bleached Mediterranean lemon groves and wild rosemary.
A sophisticated and timeless invention for a man both happy and confident in his own skin. Wonderful.
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 Serge Lutens À La Nuit Eau de Parfum Spray 50ml
Serge Lutens À La Nuit Eau de Parfum Spray 50ml
This jasmine has only one thought in its head: paint the town white! On a ladder of silken rungs, the fragrance climbs high into the night until it reaches the very top and explodes in a constellation of fireworks. It feels positively electric on the skin. Our Fragrance Expert says: "This one is jasmine, jasmine and more jasmine.  Jasmine pushed to the nth degree, if you will.  A La Nuit captures the whole jasmine flower from the indolic, waxy quality of the white petals to the green odour of the stems and buds.  This is a natural floral taken to the extreme."
 
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
The Heart Of A Flower - The Scent Of A Woman
Date:28 June 2012
Location: UK
Age: 40 or older
Gender: Male
Fragrance appeal: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Longevity: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
The essence of jasmine can be a tricky one to capture. Its sickly-sweet scent can be cloying and a tad overwhelming if managed with heavy hands but perfumer Christopher Sheldrake displays the lightest of touches in this captivating invention for Serge Lutens. A La Nuit is Jasmine-lite; a fragrance which captures its more citrusy notes and achieves a freshness which reveals the heart of the flower whilst avoiding its more feral (some might say feline - and not in a good way!) tendencies. There's a wonderful, almost marmalade-like, afterglow in the dry-down, which is both sensual and reassuring in equal measure. Sweet but not overbearingly so and destined to enrich the warm air of a balmy summer night. A scent for a woman with romance in mind. A triumph of restraint over gasping-for-breath vulgarity.
Truly Magical..
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 Serge Lutens Fleurs d'Oranger Eau de Parfum Spray 50ml
Serge Lutens Fleurs d'Oranger Eau de Parfum Spray 50ml
It's within us. A single whiff of this fragrance, drawn from the highly scented blossom of the bitter orange tree, augmented by a hint of civet, resonates within us. Our Fragrance Expert says: "Fleurs d'Oranger is one of the greatest orange blossom compositions in the world. Ever. It blends the sunny indole of orange blossom with other white blooms (namely jasmine and tuberose) to create a hot white floral scorched by the sun. A touch of cumin provides a sense of human warmth. In short: a symphonically sunny floral"
 
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Spicy Erotic Orange
Date:11 April 2012
Location: UK
Age: 40 or older
Gender: Male
Fragrance appeal: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Longevity: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Another little wonder from olfactory wizard Christopher Sheldrake for Serge Lutens. Created in 1995, Fleurs d'Oranger is a captivating fragrance. The combination of orange flowers, neroli and carefully placed jasmine is offset by a spicy note of cumin deep down in the mix, which lends an oriental and somewhat naughty (ie feral) note to the whole. A bursting bouquet of summer flowers with a rather naughty little secret hidden at its heart. Although essentially a woman's perfume F d'O would work equally well for a confident man who is not afraid to get in touch with his feminine side! An eloquent, erotic and wholly magical invention.
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One summer evening, Jacques Guerlain was overcome by intense turmoil. It was the suspended hour, the hour when the sky has lost its sun but not yet found its stars. Everything in nature is clothed in a blue light. L'Heure Bleue by Guerlain: an emotion which this perfume alone is worthy of expressing. The curves which stand out on the upper part of the bottle show the influence of Art Nouveau. The stopper, in the form of a hollowed-out heart, is a playful allusion to the romantic pre-war years. Head Notes: Aniseed Note, Bergamot. Heart Notes: Tuberose, Carnation, Violet, Rose, Neroli. Base Notes: Tonka Bean, Iris, Benzoin, Vanilla.
 
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Happy Birthday L'Heure Bleue
Date:30 March 2012
Location: UK
Age: 40 or older
Gender: Male
Fragrance appeal: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Longevity: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
L'Heure Bleue is one hundred years old this year! Created by Jacques Guerlain in 1912 this wonderful scent has lost none of its magic. Though doubtless tweaked to conform to modern industry standards its soft, flowery warmth is the very essence of femininity. The top and middle notes of neroli, carnation and (unobtrusive) iris hover over a subtle foundation of vanilla, which knits the whole together into an entirely coherent whole.
Tired of Shalimar (and it can be more than a little tiresome!)? Give this a go and melt into the timeless enchantment of a blissfully romantic summer evening.
Simply gorgeous.
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The original Fahrenheit is a revolutionary modern fragrance with top notes of mandarin, a highly original violet accord and a warm cedar, patchouli and leather drydown. A virile, delicate and rounded fragrance. LEATHER WOODY FRAGRANCE Fahrenheit Eau de Toilette is a leather-scented woody fragrance. It is unique. A harmony of violet and woody-leather notes. Top Note SICILIAN MANDARIN: All Mediterranean countries grow mandarin trees, but the best mandarins are produced in Sicily. The different colors of mandarin, yellow, green and red, correspond to the different stages of ripeness. Essence of mandarin is a citrus note, offering fragrances a fresh and fruity accent. Mandarin is the exotic top note of Fahrenheit. Heart Note VIOLET: The leaves of the violet produce a unique and powerful fragrance with green, vegetable and ever so slightly flowery notes. The sensual violet is a surprising heart note in Fahrenheit. Base Note LEATHER: The leather note was originally created to imitate the smell of the Russian leather used to make hussars' boots. Their soft leather was tanned using birch bark. Perfumers recreated these burnt, smoky, birch, styrax and cade notes delivering an exotic, enchanting effect. It features as a base note in Fahrenheit.
 
Overall Rating: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Body Heat
Date:19 March 2012
Location: UK
Age: 40 or older
Gender: Male
Fragrance appeal: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Longevity: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Fahrenheit is an old friend. Created for Dior by Jean-Louis Sieuzac and Maurice Roger in 1988 it reminded me more than a little of Geoffrey Beane's 1976 fragrance Grey Flannel, conceived by Andre Fromentin. It's a warm, wrap-around smell; inviting and reassuring in equal measure.
Both Fahrenheit and GF share sandalwood as a kindred spirit at their heart and also deliver a subtle suggestion of violets in the dry down. If you can find any remaining original stock of GF then beg, borrow or steal to acquire it (I own a more recent reinvention which is a shadow of its former self) but until then Dior's fine product is far more than a second-best option. Worn day or night it is still a little gem of a scent.
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A fresh, vibrant and elegant Eau de Toilette. A timeless fragrance with a very masculine signature. when the vibrating freshness of Yuzu meets Sandalwood. Top Notes: Yuzu Heart Notes: Cinnamon, Nutmeg Base Notes: Sandalwood
 
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
A Big Blast Of Green
Date:19 March 2012
Location: UK
Age: 40 or older
Gender: Male
Fragrance appeal: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Effectiveness: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Ease of use: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Jacques Cavallier's invention for Issey Miyake came as a shock to me when it first appeared in 1994. I can honestly say I'd never come across anything quite like it before. This truly was a new kind of masculine fragrance. It's a bold "statement" smell for a confidant man who's not afraid to be noticed (the scent really has a big reach!) L'Eau D'Issey Pour Homme doesn't exactly tap you on the shoulder with a subdued greeting;
it yells across the room at you with a big green "Hi There!" Its strident herbaceous core is held together with darker and more subtle resinous woody notes which steer it (almost) into "oriental" territory and manages to be both friendly and mysterious in the same breath.
In an ever-expanding world of "green" smells I still love love it to bits.
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