Share Sylv's profile
 
Facebook Twitter
 
 
Sylv
 
 
 
Sylv's Stats
 
  • Review Count
    27
  • Helpfulness Votes
    38
  • First Review
    9 June 2012
  • Last Review
    11 November 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    4.2
 
 
Sylv's Reviews
1 2 3 next>>
 
 GUERLAIN L'Instant De Guerlain Pour Homme Eau de Parfum Spray 50ml
GUERLAIN L'Instant De Guerlain Pour Homme Eau de Parfum Spray 50ml
An awakening of senses. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Eau de Parfum Spray reveals a vision of a man captured in a memorable moment suspended in time that was celebrated in L'Instant de Guerlain. It is an instant that is decisive and deliberate, an instant when his initiative makes that moment unique... This woody, sparkling, seductive perfume was composed of contrasts. It is nothing less than surprising. Fragrance Description. Luminous woody. Gourmand, warm, sensual. There are no languid half-measures about the composition of this Eau Extrême. The fresh notes of citrus and star anise found in L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme are embellished by floral notes that embrace the light before melting into deeply sensual woody accords. Perfumer's Secret. Clothes, and particularly cashmere, are an excellent base for perfume and favor a long-lasting, highly refined fragrance trail.
 
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
masterpiece !
Date:11 November 2014
Location: Bucharest
Age: 30-39
Gender: Male
Fragrance appeal: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Longevity: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Before everything else being said in this review, let me tell you that starting with May 2014 the bottle of Instant Extreme has been changed and it no longer has the dark frames, it is clear same as the EDT. Also the name is now Eau de Parfum instead of Extreme. So if you notice these changes to your box and bottle, do not panic.
There is no clear reformulation, so ignore the reviews stating otherwise, i have just tested a 2012 batch vs the batch in the new bottle and there are subtle difference only in the first 15 minutes, when the new formula is a bit brighter. After that the smell is practically the same.
Now getting to talk about the fragrance itself:
This is all about Love, Possession and Wealth.
Love - you will never hate this fragrance or will cloy and annoy anyone who can smell this. My colleagues at work immediately complimented how wonderful it smelled. A compliment getter. Super. The anise and the cocoa are just great. I think what this tells me is that despite its notes suggesting wintry warmth and chocolatey comfort this is actually a sweetly balmy, soft, resonant, green and lushous scent, which is best worn on warm evenings.
Passion - being one of the rarest perfumes around, you will cherish and keep it to only use on special moments/occasions.
Wealth - one of the few perfumes that will make you smell like a wealthy man. It has a class on it's own.
Smell - The scent on top is similar to L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme EDT then it changes it's path for a more fragrant character once beautiful cocoa, hibiscus, lapsang tea and patchouli unravel. As the EDT gets lighter and takes a hint of Armani White for Him drydown which is good, LIDGE maintains being bold, unique and keeps on floating to impress. A very close to holy grail indeed.
I admit to finding the chocolate note still much more dominant than I might prefer, but with each wearing I now find that the floral and green notes in this become more and more prominent. To me one of the most dominant notes in my recent wearings of this (perhaps related to the approach of summer and accompanying rise in temperatures) is the Hibiscus in the base. This combined with the Elemi, Tea and Patchouli creates a much greener and softer and more cleansing feel than I first perceived.
Longevity: Amazing - The first day I tried this on, it lasted for over 14 hours. I applied some to the back of my hand just so I could easily access it throughout the day, and even though I washed my hands more than 5 or 6 times, I could still smell this scent at the end of the night.
Sillage - is heavy with 3 sprays, but never cloying. It is almost too heavy if you smell it directly on sprayed areas, sensual and elegant when you smell it by distance. Unlike the EDT that is more fresh and ideal for casual wearings, LIDGE packs a punch that is exclusive and both formal and informal.
This is how modern EdP's should be fashioned - original, wonderful, natural ingredients; rich and oily texture that melds with your body's heat; moderate sillage with a radiant and confident glow of beauty; and, excellent longevity. Awesome.
I will say this - the EdT (LIDG) bottling cannot hold a candle to this. There may be similar notes but, one could apply 4-5 times as much EdT and still not get the wonderful depth of scent and beauty this has.
Anyone out here who appreciates the "Finer" things in life simply could not go wrong by owning this "Masterpiece", and this one will Never fit into the catagory of being "Dated" or "Old Manish". If you choose to refer to it in this manner.
L'Instant de Guerlain Extreme or LIDGE as how it was abbreviated by many fits the word for it defines: a raised or projecting edge or molding.
Thus LIDGE is at the top of it's class.
+5points
5of 5voted this as helpful.
 
 Homme L'Eau Boisee Eau de Toilette Spray 80ml
Homme L'Eau Boisee Eau de Toilette Spray 80ml
Experience the tactile and organic Guerlain Homme L'Eau Boisee Eau de Toilette, a resonating blend of dense woods coupled with L'Eau brightness. This incandescent interpretation of Guerlain Homme L'Eau is premised upon the vibrating clarity of a citrus harmony discreetly infused with rum, together with an overdose of fresh vetiver. This new Boisee (woody) harmony captures the purity of natural materials, and breathes new life into the iconic citrus, mint and rum blend of Guerlain Homme. Homme L'Eau Boisee is a true celebration of vetiver, from the eco-friendly sourcing of the scent to its organic packaging. The fragrance is a life source; an instinctual essence that invigorates and restores balance. A trail that remains fresh and is more long lasting than L'eau. CITRUS, AROMATIC, WOODY
 
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
amazing !
Date:24 December 2013
Location: Bucharest
Age: 19-29
Gender: Male
Fragrance appeal: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Longevity: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
amazing fragrance for spring and summer ! A lime & vetiver based scent with excellent longevity and projection. A more refined and not so harsh version of Terre D'Hermes; not so earthy, but rather more citrus..
+1point
1of 1voted this as helpful.
 
Experience the audacious attitude of Paco Rabanne Black XS Eau de Toilette for him, a provocative scent that resonates like a heavy bassline. The contrast of fresh Lemon with aromatic Tagete, Sage and Cinnamon draws you in, while the enveloping spiciness of its heart and base keeps you in its hold. A soaring, addictive fragrance that blends warmth with creamy notes and touches of unexpected brightness. The seriously sensual Black XS scent is presented in a flip-top flacon dipped in lacquered black. Top Notes: Calabrian Lemon, Kalamanzi, Tagete, Sage. Heart Notes: Cinnamon, Tolu Balm, Black Cardamom, Praline. Base Notes: Alissandre Wood, Black Amber, Patchouli, Ebony Wood.
 
Overall Rating: 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
not very good
Date:28 October 2013
Location: Bucharest
Age: 19-29
Gender: Male
Fragrance appeal: 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Longevity: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
too synthetic, too sweet and with a strong fruity vibe. Recommended only for high school people.
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
 
 Diesel Fuel For Life Spirit For Him Eau de Toilette Spray 50ml
Diesel Fuel For Life Spirit For Him Eau de Toilette Spray 50ml
Intense and exciting, the Diesel Fuel for Life Spirit Eau de Toilette encourages you to engage in thrilling encounters. Created for intrepid urban explorers, the oriental fougère fragrance kick starts the senses with a jolt of adrenaline-fuelled pleasure. Citrus notes in the spirited opening combine with a warm floral heart and a woody base, creating a scent with a sense of infinite sensuality. Diesel Fuel for Life Spirit is a mythical elixir that is to be used with caution. Top Notes: Bergamot, Cinnamon, Grapefruit Heart Notes: Star Anise, Heliotrope, Orris Base Notes: Incense, Amber Woods
 
Overall Rating: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
good
Date:28 October 2013
Location: Bucharest
Age: 19-29
Gender: Male
Fragrance appeal: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Effectiveness: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Ease of use: 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
a fair release of 2013. Quite synthetic and also very sweet and spicy, with the amber playing the main role. Longevity is extremely high and projection is very good.
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
 
The GIVENCHY Gentlemen Only Eau de Toilette is the essence of a tastemaker; charming and effortless. Be a gentleman anytime, anywhere with a fragrance imbued with the codes of a truly modern gentleman. Created for those who favour a distinguished and elegant fragrance, the Gentlemen Only Eau de Toilette blends aromatic accords with woods to create a suitably luxurious aroma, Taking cues from the original GIVENCHY Gentleman fragrance of 1974, the Gentlemen Only incarnation celebrates enigmatic charm and aristocratic elegance with patchouli at its heart. Fresher notes of green mandarin and pink pepper add brightness, while nutmeg adds a touch of sophisticated warmth. Top Notes: Green Mandarin, Pink Pepper, Nutmeg, Birch Leaves Heart Notes: Cedarwood, Patchouli, Vetiver Base Notes: Incense, Skin Accord
 
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
very good
Date:28 October 2013
Location: Bucharest
Age: 19-29
Gender: Male
Fragrance appeal: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Effectiveness: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Ease of use: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
a very good release of 2013. A bit generic ,but still well made. I dont get much vetiver on my skin, instead i get main floral vibe with background of pepper and incense.
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
 
 Ermenegildo Zegna Uomo Eau de Toilette Spray 30ml
Ermenegildo Zegna Uomo Eau de Toilette Spray 30ml
Be iconic with the Ermenegildo Zegna Uomo Eau de Toilette, an unmistakably masculine aroma. Created for those who are ambitious, intense and are fuelled by the desire to succeed, the scent weaves the tale of a man who is the protagonist in his own unforgettable story. He is a master of all that he undertakes, and his personal accomplishments crescendo into the ultimate achievement. His fragrance is a balance of nature and innovation, with a magnetic character that is the quintessence of Zegna. The noble Zegna Bergamot recalls nature in the top notes, while in the heart the unique, scientific and intensely floral Violettyne Captive reigns supreme. Notes: Zegna Bergamot, Vetiver, Violettyne Captive, Cedarwood
 
Overall Rating: 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
decent release
Date:28 October 2013
Location: Bucharest
Age: 19-29
Gender: Male
Fragrance appeal: 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Longevity: 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
A construction that reminds strongly of YSL L'Homme libre drydown. Very sharp opening with strong alcohol. Not a very good release, can be found unpleasant by some and generic by the rest. Expected much better from Zegna.
+1point
1of 1voted this as helpful.
 
A fragrance of infinite exploration, the Givenchy Pi Eau de Toilette makes its mark with an irresistibly sensual fragrance and a unique signature. Givenchy Pi is dedicated to adventurers in search of new territories and sensational experiences. The Pi Man is a world citizen, and his fragrance is every bit as multifaceted. He's a man of action who always surpasses himself, a perfect balance between sensuality and energy.. A geometric bottle encloses this woody, magnetic and sensual fragrance. The geometry of the PI bottle is simple with perfect, pure lines, where the light plays. Top Notes: Mandarin, Neroli, Rosemary Heart Notes: Infinium, Anise Base Notes: Benzoin Crystals, Tonka Bean, Vanilla, Cedar
 
Overall Rating: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
vanilla, vanilla !
Date:28 October 2013
Location: Bucharest
Age: 19-29
Gender: Male
Fragrance appeal: 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Longevity: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
If you enjoy vanilla alone or cookies with vanilla, then this is a buy. Else avoid it; not very appealing, it can pass as an unisex fragrance. longevity is good.
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
 
Fresh and magnetic, the DKNY Men Eau de Toilette captures the energy of New York and transforms it into an exhilarating fragrance for men. The first fragrance in the Urban Clean category, DKNY Men has an unforgettable blend of some of the most refreshing elements on earth. Masculine, modern and lively, it's the perfect signature for adventurous men. As fresh as a shower, as crisp as a new white t-shirt. A rush of energising citrus opens the fragrance, spiked with tart grapefruit for a quenching effect. In the heart, a playful blend of jasmine with an ocean mist accord introduces lively freshness, before his distinctly sensuous magnetism is captured by the scent of woods in the dry down. Top Notes: Juniper Berries, Grapefruit, Mandarin, Ginger Heart Notes: Ocean Mist, Jasmine Base Notes: Patchouli, Sandalwood, Red Maple
 
Overall Rating: 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Date:28 October 2013
Location: Bucharest
Age: 19-29
Gender: Male
Fragrance appeal: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Effectiveness: 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Ease of use: 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
a fruity composition with a nice juniper note but unfortunately the longevity is extremely low, about 1hour and a half maximum.
0points
1of 2voted this as helpful.
 
 Narciso Rodriguez For Him Eau de Parfum Spray 100ml
Narciso Rodriguez For Him Eau de Parfum Spray 100ml
Sensual, elegant and exceptional. Iris and pink berries, ambergris and woody patchouli surround the heart of musc. With a structured, modern bottle. Formerly know as "Narciso Rodriguez for him Musc Collection - eau de parfum"
 
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
excellent product !
Date:28 October 2013
Location: Bucharest
Age: 19-29
Gender: Male
"Formerly know as "Narciso Rodriguez for him Musc Collection - eau de parfum" - this is written in the product description but however this information is misleading as its not correct. Narciso Rodriguez Eau de Parfum Intense is a new creation, and has pink pepper in it's composition (replacing the berry from Narciso Rodriguez Musc Collection). On a side by side comparison there is a difference between the two and i much prefer the latest creation. pink pepper shows very well here - a brilliant note in a minimalist composition that still has gorgeous depth! If you want a spicier, sharper opening...then you found it here.
If you want a softer, rounder and more fruity opening, then the For Him Musc Collection EdP would be a preference.
+7points
7of 7voted this as helpful.
 
 Thierry Mugler Cologne Eau de Toilette Spray 100ml
Thierry Mugler Cologne Eau de Toilette Spray 100ml
A modernist revival of the tonifying cologne genre, the Mugler Cologne Eau de Toilette Spray brings together the past and the future in a bracing way. It is a combination of familiar clean scent and citrus accents, with a secret note. The intriguing combination blends with the skin, bringing together paradoxes--light yet long lasting, fresh yet sensual, at the same time. Mugler Cologne, a paradoxical fragrance: coming from the past but already heading for the future, both familiar and extremely innovative, tonifying but also highly sensual. Top Notes: Watery Cucumber, Bergamot, Neroli, Orange Tree Flowers. Heart Notes: Ylang-Ylang, Bamboo Leaf. Base Notes: Sandalwood, Cedar, Patchouli.
 
Overall Rating: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
irish soap
Date:22 September 2013
Location: Bucharest
Age: 19-29
Gender: Male
Fragrance appeal: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Longevity: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Green soap, this is what Mugler Cologne smells like. It starts soapy but at later stages turns out a bit sour and green. Excellent longevity and very good projection (i speak about the EDT, as there is another version of 125ml and that one is EDC). Recommened for casual wear in hot summer days.
+1point
1of 1voted this as helpful.