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Decant Goodies from Perfumed Court


New member
Feb 3, 2011
I just received a sampler and some specific decants from Perfumed Court based on some of the great recommendations in this group. The sampler is called Men's Summer Collection Part Deux, and contains the following fragrances:

Armani Acqua Di Gio Profondo -
Creed Virgin Island Water -

Dior Eau Sauvage -
Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Forever Pour Homme -
Guerlian Homme L'eau Boisee -

Hermes Terre d'hermes Eau Tres Fraiche -

John Varvatos Artisan Pure -
Montblanc Explorer -

Prada Luna Rossa Carbon -
Tom Ford Costa Azzura -
Versace Pour Homme -
Parfum de Marly Greenlet
Yves Saint Laurent Y EdT -

My question is, given that the days are getting colder, which of these fragrances should I try first? I got two vials of each, and my aim is to use only one fragrance at a time until I use it up. Are some of these "pure summer" while others are "summer-fall"?

Thanks in advance!


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Basenotes Plus
Jul 20, 2015
I would go with Eau Sauvage first.


Well-known member
Jan 21, 2006
From a personal viewpoint and considering this list alone, mainly and foremost:
seconding especially Guerlain Homme Eau Boisee and ADG Profondo, while also adding TDH Eau Tres Fraiche, TF Costa Azzura and Montblanc Explorer


New member
Feb 3, 2011
Summary reactions to these decants.

Armani Acqua Di Gio Profondo - Great scent, especially open and heart, drydown a bit of a letdown.
Creed Virgin Island Water - I liked it at first, but the coconut got tiring and I scrubbed it off after 8 hours. Great duration though.
Dior Eau Sauvage - Long-lasting, not bad, but not special
Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Forever Pour Homme - Really liked this one.
Guerlian Homme L'eau Boisee - The most complex of the bunch, masterfully blended, interesting notes of lime, mint and rum with vetiver.
Hermes Terre d'hermes Eau Tres Fraiche - Aggh, hated this! Sharp orange note without variation for a long time, got old very quickly.
John Varvatos Artisan Pure - Nice but pretty standard, and faded quickly.
Montblanc Explorer - I liked it, with the woods and citrus, but I didn't love it. Just okay.

Prada Luna Rossa Carbon - Relatively boring freshie, poor duration.
Tom Ford Costa Azzura - Very intersting, you can actually smell driftwood, but really poor projection and duration. Different, cool, but not appealing.
Versace Pour Homme - Possibly my favorite of all. Saving up for a bottle!
Parfum de Marly Greenlee - Wow, that green apple opening is incredible. Drydown can't compare, relatively standard woody note.
Yves Saint Laurent Y EdT - Liked it better than Sauvage, seems more refined. But I prefer Versace PH and D&G LBF as blue freshies.

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