Escape For Men: I Hereby Declare Its Floralness

Escape Perfume For Men Review By Calvin Klein

Escape cologne for men by Calvin Klein opens citrus, fruity and herbal, but with a quality that makes it different from the other fresh aromatic out there, thanks to a nice dose of floral notes. I say this in an act of bravery, as among the about fifty users reviews down at Fragrantica there was only one single reference to florals.   The thing is (more display of bravery coming ), not only florals are there in a soft, clean, […] Read more »

Yves Saint Laurent La Nuit De L'homme Cologne Review

YSL La Nuit perfume is one of the many examples of how a fragrance can take the unpleasant and make it pleasant, by keeping it unpleasant, with the  unpleasant in this case – but only to some extent – being the spices.   Until the dry down, La Nuit De L’homme revolves around three main set of notes: spicy, clean floral and citrus:  the spicy side should be cardamom, although it feels more like ginger, as it’s quite rugged and […] Read more »

Lady Gaga Perfume Review

Blessed by a total lack of anticipation for the launch of Lady Gaga’s first perfume Fame, I let serendipity do the job. I was going for Madly by Kenzo, but I sprayed this one instead.   It starts fruity, something between red fruits and pears, with pulp (it’s apricot, actually), but not too much. After not too long, a spice timidly comes out, and a light sweet side is added to it. Both parts are quite light, and are mounted […] Read more »

Luna Rossa Prada Fragrance Review

My expectations for this brand new Luna Rossa Prada cologne were reasonably high, for being a Prada fragrance, and reasonably low for being a bait for sport fans (Scuderia Ferrari, anyone?).   It opens boozy and then it forms an delicate subdued accord of soft flowers and lavender, balsamic and aromatic notes, and citrus as well. And of course you’ll get spices, which scratch and tingle a little, and can be felt at a short distance. It sort of reminds […] Read more »

Lancome Hypnose Homme For Men Review

I Loved Lancome Hypnose Homme Eau De Toilette. It’s an in-your-face masculine fragrance, dense with spices but counterbalanced by a citrus-lavender freshness. Also, it has an aromatic side, which is shadowed by the spices at first, but comes out in a sort of chemical way. And the effect is addictive, it  made my nose come back for more over and over again. The spice is ginger, just like in Armani City Glam, so is ginger the sexiest spice ever?   […] Read more »

The One By Dolce & Gabbana For Men Review

The One By Dolce Gabbana For Men is simple and light, and just like YSL L’Homme, it suggests rather than speaking out loud. It’s not an in your-face masculine, it’s made for intimacy rather than for seduction, it’s subtle, in other words it’s darn good.   The opening is fruity and aromatic, with just a suggestion of spices. The citrus is officially grapefruit, but way less pungent than the real thing, and it goes together with a delicate sweetness that […] Read more »

Reviews ofJimmy Choo Flash Perfume

After the flamboyant and opaque peach of the debut of the same name, Jimmy Choo comes back with a completely different thing. If you read the tag hanging from the bottleneck, you’ll know Flash is a floriental, which is assigned to those floral fragrances with a warm and oriental edge, often in the form of vanilla.   But you’ll have to wait until the end to get all that, because Jimmy Choo Flash Eau de Parfum opens at the other […] Read more »

YSL L'homme Eau De Toilette For Men Review

L’Homme Cologne by Yves Saint Laurent is one of those delicate masculine compositions, where spices don’t scratch that much, the typical clean notes are stripped off, and it gets fruity and floral ones instead.   All the above of course in a masculine way. As fruity and floral notes are typically feminine, when they are applied to masculine perfumes, they can be defined by subtraction; I mean, they are masculine by virtue of what they are not, rather than of […] Read more »