Miyako by Auphorie

The beauty of this is that it feels totally natural. It smells like you are really smelling osmanthus and a garden of exotic fruits and flowers. But it's not overly floral in a perfumey way like, say, Arpege or Joy.

These brothers have created a perfume that utterly transports me to an exotic but unnamable tropical garden. Good on them!

I find projection, development and longevity to be very good.
Sep 22, 2020

Jil Sander Man Absolute by Jil Sander

Quiet but high quality vanilla. Just when you think it's faded, you get another pleasant waft. Reminds me of Mona di Orio's Vanille, which is a complement. Not as complex as that one, but fully as high quality. Very enjoyable vanilla.
Aug 19, 2020

Mortal Skin by Stéphane Humbert Lucas 777

This is like sexual ink. It's a beautiful fragrance and does remind me of that wonderful inky smell and the almost sexual feelings I experienced (without realizing it) as a young boy when I'd be reading the Sunday L.A. Times and smelling that ink.

This is what it reminds me of and kind of smells like. It's the most pleasurable perfume I own.

Take that, ha! It's true.
Jul 2, 2020

Bee by Zoologist Perfumes

Not crazy about it. Get beeswax and honey but it feels cloying and little development. Too linear and I like Hiram Green Slowdive much better.

I wanted to like Bee so much but I just don't. At the end of the day, not much going on other than cloying sweetness to my nose.
May 17, 2020

Encens Chypre by Sultan Pasha

it just takes your focus away from anything else but the breathtaking beauty and the shifting fragrance lines. Extraordinary.
Apr 24, 2020

Programme Homme by Lancôme

this is so elegant and smoothed over compared to any of the aromatic fougeres, it is just smoother, rounder, much more elegant...

This is not similar or the same as Sagamore.
Apr 21, 2020

Nuit Persane by Sultan Pasha

Purecaramel nailed it. This is magnificent spice, tobacco, honey, rose, and the best SAFFRON note imaginable. It is the finest trip through the best spice bazaar. Oh, man, this is one of the FINEST attars I’ve ever experienced.
Dec 16, 2019

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