Dolce And Gabbana Pour Homme Eau De Toilette: Lemon Scented Conditioner *

D&G Pour Homme Review

Dolce Gabbana Pour Homme opens with a quite fragrant lemon, which makes it very Mediterranean right off the box, but then it follows the same fate of Hugo Boss Bottled Night: there is some good will in the formula with herbs and woods, but they end up buried under a hefty dose of detergent smell.   Although it won’t go all the way into a swamp of dihydromyrcenol, lemon will lose its virginity and start to smell a tad chemical […] Read more »

Boss Bottled Night Eau De Toilette

Are Hugo Boss perfumes really “the deepest pit of hell” as Chandler Burr calls them in his The Perfect Scent?  I opened the lid to see what fetid vapours I would find, and I came out of the experience unscathed, although, I have to admit, not really impressed.   Bottled Night Hugo Boss starts with citrus, fruity and slightly sweet notes, which soon turn out to be a very fragrant lemon. They could  – and should  – have lasted more, […] 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 »

Gucci Guilty Intense Pour Homme Review

This Intense version of Gucci Guilty perfume for men starts citrusy with – I would say – red orange, and that will remain one of the main notes of this fragrance, thanks to the fact that my skin didn’t destroy it. The result however, is warm rather than fresh, prelude to the common quality of a diffused darkness just like in Gucci by Gucci for women. The fragrance then adds some herbs and gentle florals to the citrus, and the […] Read more »

Perfume Dune For Men is fresh, but more complex than the average. The opening is light and bright with not-too-sour stuff like mandarin, grapefruit and lemon. Aromatic notes however soon mix in, with basil and/or rosemary, and probably some light non-feminine florals in the background.   But it’s not Mediterranean, mind, a la Acqua di Gio or Versense, it’s closer to Dior Homme Sport, but less bitter. And the fun continues with the intervention of greener tones of grass and […] Read more »

antidote perfume review

I was wandering amidst the perfume shelves at Debenhams, after elegantly dodging a SA who wanted to spray some Dot by Marc Jacobs on me (I tried it already, I said, it’s very good, very much in the style of Marc Jacobs, do you like it? I asked. Yes, she said, it’s fruity floral, and walked off), but I was completely uninspired. Until I stumbled upon Antidote perfume by Viktor and Rolf.   Long story short: I smelled it and […] 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 »