B683 Extrait by Marc-Antoine Barrois

I have to agree with scenting prey. A little too much. Well, a lot too much really... Ganymede remains the best.
May 24, 2021

Phtaloblue by Tauer

The first aquatic I've smelled that smells properly of the sea to me, and I live on the coast. Another winner from land locked Switzerland! Most 'aquatics' seem to just smell over the top and chemically.
Sep 16, 2020

Divin'enfant by Etat Libre d'Orange

Starts off OK, but far too much Tonka bean, a scent I am not fond of, in the dry down, which unfortunately lasts for ages.
Jul 18, 2020

Michael for Men by Michael Kors

Dries down, for me, to a primarily vanilla sweetness with peppery ginger overtones. Not bad, but quite simple. It does last OK on my skin. At the start, smells better than it ends up really. It's a pity the start is not prolonged.
Apr 11, 2009

Tuscany / Etruscan by Aramis

This is somewhat different from the other Aramis colognes that I own. I'm so far not 100% sure about it. Probably because it's quite close to what I think of as the 'barbershop' scent that I remember from my childhood. In this respect it seems quite close to Creed's Baie de Genevre. A little gentler than that possibly, so maybe it will grow on me
Feb 22, 2009

Burberry the Beat by Burberry

Someone gave a friend of mine a sample of this. It has that same artificial and overstrong musk odour at it's base that is common to some Creeds: the ones I reject. It's very strong and unfortunately lasts a LONG time. I hope no one I know starts using it!
Feb 10, 2009

Dunhill for Men by Dunhill

Simply the best of all, most complex, unique and beautiful. See the photos below of my first and last bottle... Dark label, early 1970s Harrods, now just dregs. The light label, early 2000s. The 1970s bottles are not the same as the later ones, presumably because of insane EU ingredient regulations. The rear of the 1970s bottle is labelled 'aftershave'.
Sep 28, 2008

Sélection Verte by Creed

Love it. But I will try YSL Pour Homme, even though a previous review reckons Creed copied it. They can't have actually, since Selection Verte came out in 1970, and YSL Pour Homme, in 1971...
Dec 12, 2007

Orange Spice by Creed

A very good Creed. In my search for a replacement for my beloved Dunhill 34, this one comes close, though different. I've bought it.
May 17, 2007

Baie de Genièvre by Creed

I don't dislike this one. Every time I wear it, it bangs me right back to the time when the barber used to have a board to put across the seat so he could get you high enough to cut! I'm quite surprised to find it's as late as the 1980s, to me it's more 50s. It's the smell that pervaded that barbers long ago. Lasts a long time on me.
Apr 3, 2007

Dunhill Edition by Dunhill

This is horrible, it smells like a stale ashtray.The Dunhill name appears, sadly, to have gone downhill since it was bought by the detergent manufacturer.
Mar 30, 2007

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