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Spicebomb by Viktor & Rolf

Today,before I left the house to take care of things. I wanted to do me a favour and had a few sprayers on my T-shirt. The prelude is spicy, sweet and fresh at the same time.
The notes I've perceived the most:
Bergamot, cinnamon, tobacco, pepper and amazingly Vetiver for the first time.
All in all a great fragrance, in a beautiful and humorous flacon.

I would also like to add something I have experienced with this fragrance. I have been on Parfumo/Basenotes for about 3 years and have been using fragrances for quite some time.
I can't remember receiving several compliments from strangers to one of my perfumes in just one day (like today).
In that regards, Spicebomb has really hit the people just like a grenade of fine and aromatic oils.This proves to me that Aventus is definitely not the King of fragrances and Invictus is not Invincible, and that unknown designer fragrances may have a pleasing and not an harassing effect on people in the environment of the wearer.
May 29, 2020


Eros by Versace

A remarkable fruity and crisp apple with cooling mint at the beginning, and then the appearance of aromatic Tonkabean and the alluring sweetness of Vanilla.
One of the best creations of Aurelian Guichard.
May 17, 2020


Jaïpur Homme Eau de Parfum by Boucheron

There is a spectacular feast of India, which easily spread out around the globe. The feast is called Holi,the feast of colors, and their facettes. As bright as the Holi feast is to the eye as bright is Jaipur Homme to my nose.
There is a lot of spice which manages to work harmoniously with each other. The heliotrope is noticeable but especially some Tonka,Amber and a hint of vanilla is present.The heart consists of bombs so to say but does not overwhelm.
The Flacon is beautifully constructed and attracts the eye.

I think Jaipur Homme is a really good choice(although I do not wear it often),if you have a nose that loves Oriental Fougeres. By the way it's pretty unisex and wearable by the Ladies.

Jan 10, 2020


Lost Cherry by Tom Ford

smells like Amaretto, a bit boozy and sweet, I like Liqueur of cherries, but as a scent, it appears a bit strange.

Performance is very good, but it is more suitable for Cold weather and for outside activities.

Jan 9, 2019


Fucking Fabulous by Tom Ford

F****** Average...

As I tested this one, only the Tonka Bean appeared to be present with some light freshness and creaminess. After I checked the notes I realized that there should have been a leather note in it. Unfortunately, I don't get any leather…

The name tells it all, a superficial fragrance, just created to sell and make profit..

I give it a neutral because as a scent it's d'accord, but it is definitely overpriced.
Jan 9, 2019


Tuscan Leather by Tom Ford

The Tuscan Leather

I sprayed this one on paper at the Ataturk Airport in Istanbul. I instantly fell in love with it. Even on paper there was a good projection, and the longevity +12 Hours.

On my return, I sprayed it behind my ears. What I got was smoky-leather with a hint of sweet Raspberry.. Exquisite scent. The leather is done very very well.

The character of this scent is seductive,mature and masculine at the same time.
Even though it's Unisex, it is more suitable for men than for women.
Jan 9, 2019


Performance by Mustang

Mustang Performance opens with the notes of Cardamom and Vanilla, there is some lavender present but my nose doesn't get any mint. It's a very linear fragrance.

It is a good Le Male Clone, but you will have to spray a bit more to improve its Performance.I have sprayed it 7 times on the same spot, and it stayed 12 Hours on my Skin. Projection is in the first hour decent, afterwards it becomes a Skin scent.
Nov 9, 2018


Cuba Royal by Cuba Paris

This is not a very complex scent, it's easy to wear and easy to recognize.

You'll get plenty of Vanilla, and no tobacco at all... it's sweet and spicy, it resembles a lot to 1 Million by Paco Rabanne.

For someone who likes or loves 1 Million this is a cheap Version of it. Cuba Royal does not project like 1 million. The sillage is moderate and the longevity up to 6 hours, it projects good in the first 3 hours, if you overspray a bit.A safe fragrance for daily use.
Sep 26, 2018


Ombré Leather by Tom Ford

This one smells exactly like leather. Leather is the main Accord, I also got a bit of cardamom. Ombre Leather 2018 is possibly a new signature scent for leather fans.


Longevity is up to 10 Hours...


Sep 26, 2018


Hypnôse Homme by Lancôme

My first encounter with Hypnose Homme was in the year 2011 and at that time I didn't like it that much.

The start is citrusy with lavender. It evaporates in a short time, what stays is a soft spicy and well blended lavender scent. I don't get any patchouli but amber sweetens the lavender.

Hypnose Homme is suitable for work, special occasions and nights out. I personally think that it suits to a smoking, shirt with trousers etc. More elite so to say, it's not a beast but will perform well.
Sep 25, 2018


Brut Alaska by Fabergé

Fresh and peppery indeed, with a natural note of cedarwood in the base.
Jul 26, 2018


Figment Man by Amouage

At the initial spray this smells extremely smoky and peppery, on the drydown it's Smoky woody.. All in all it's a heavy oriental scent.

I personally don't think that a western man/Woman could wear this, it fits to the arabian culture.

I respect Amouage fragrances this in no way criticism.

Scent 7/10
Longevity 9/10
Sillage 9/10

Jul 26, 2018


Legend by Montblanc

This starts off fruity and Fresh, and it doesn't develop so well.

There are some flowery notes, but mainly it's Fresh.
I don't get any rose, slightly apple and a hint of oakmoss in the heart notes.

The base is rather boring, there is no distinct note of it.


Suitable for spring/summer (Young People under 23)


Longevity is up to 6 Hours, there is good projection in the first and half hour, and then it becomes close to the Skin.
Jul 26, 2018


Transat by Yves Rocher

A nice aquatic for the summer heat…

You'll get a lot of Rosemary,plus aquatic notes but also that sweet amber after a while. It lacks projection yes, but it's a very non offensive scent.

My personal Rating

7/10 Scent
5/10 Longevity
3/10 Projection


Jul 14, 2018


4711 Remix Cologne 2018 by 4711

A nice Remix of citruses.
First of all after the initial spray you'll get a lot of Bergamot instead of Lemon, and tea Accord is not present.
The stronger heart notes are ( to my nose ) Bitter orange and a bit of Neroli. You'll get a lot of Bitter orange for several hours if you spray at least 5 times at the same spot.

It does not resemble to the original 4711, but it's definitely a nice summer scent to try out.

Projection is so so… first hour is actually good, but then it becomes close to the skin.
Jul 12, 2018


Rocky Man Redlight by Jeanne Arthes

Invictus Clone with less performance.
Nothing special...
Jun 13, 2018


Sexy Boy by Jeanne Arthes

Watery Le Male clone
Jun 13, 2018


Baldessarini by Baldessarini

What a great scent!
You'll get the bitter orange first along with cedar and tobacco. There is also fresh spiciness because of the mint.
In the dry down there is a strong cedarwood.

Apr 1, 2018


Play It Wild for Him by Playboy

To be honest I don't get any pineapple. At the first spray it smells synthetic sweet and there is no change afterwards. There is white chocolate and some light cinnamon.

It stays on the skin for about 5 hours.


Mar 28, 2018


Aqua pour Homme by Bulgari

Bulgari Aqua Pour Homme is an aquatic scent with moderate sillage and longevity. Maximum of 8 hours on the Skin.
The opening is spicy/peppery with aquatic notes.. It is fresh indeed but I don't smell the Mandarine. It's a fresh and bitter scent, not sweet at all.

Cool Water symbolizes the fresh and calm sea during summer,and beaches.

Whereas Aqua Pour Homme stands for the depth of the seas,the darkness of the sea during the night.

Mar 11, 2018


Full Speed by Avon

Although it's a fresh citrusy scent with other fruits...I give it a thumbs down.
The scent is very close to the skin. It does not project so well.
Longevity is 3 hours on my skin...

Feb 14, 2018


Rocky Man by Jeanne Arthes

This is trash.... pure water and not a really EdT...
Feb 6, 2018


TNT by Mäurer & Wirtz

This is such a nice fragrance.
I remember that in 2009 I smelled it the first time and instantly fell in love with it. I didn't know the name at that time. Today I tested TNT while shopping and bought it afterwards. It's always great to sniff scents from the past.

It's a fresh and spicy scent it has a fiery character to it so TNT is a very suitable name.
This is a good scent for gaming and drinking nights with buddies.
Feb 5, 2018


Spirit of Man Classic by Spirit

Synthetic smell of apple no complexity...
There is no Heart Note etc..
Zero Sillage
Poor Longevity
An unfortunate blind buy from the past.. .
Jan 1, 2018

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