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Montana Parfum d'Homme (original) by Montana

Look for the UTIF Italian tax code.
Here's how the bottom of my bottle reads.
TESTEUR-NE PEUT ETRE VENDU
Claude Montana r
Parfum D'Homme
Eau de Toliette-Spray Natual
125ml - 89% vol.-4.2 FL.OZ
UTIF 94 BO - MADE IN FRANCE
REF . 091189
TESTER - NOT FOR SALE.
Well, we know how the tester not for sale goes.
I would suggest anyone that wants to experience a very nice vintage,
to look this one up.
I picked mine up for 55.
Very smooth, nonabrasive men's perfume.
I get a nice pepper & pine masculine floral in musk, smoothly balanced with sandalwood and wrapped up in nutmeg. with trails of incense.
I don't get the fruity aspect too much.
The fruity part must have mellowed into the other notes.
I think that this one is a really good starting point in vintages
If you like your CdG's as I do, search Montana Parfum D'Homme.



Gucci Guilty Black pour Homme by Gucci

At the prices even the discounters are asking for this, skip it.
My batch code is 1286 2021-10-13.
If something would have lasted with this one, but no.
I don't want to have to spray my clothes 10 times. I don't
and shouldn't have to.
I would spray my bathroom towels with it, but it goes cheap smelling.
The opening is one of those invigorating sweet scents, but it's gone in no time.
It's not like the aroma chemicals used are expensive.
Oh well.
If you can find it for like $35 ok, but don't pay the prices they are asking right now.
I got mine for $45 and still wish I got it for a better price.


1981 Los Angeles Men by Guess

For under $20, this is a good deal. Everything Speedracer said in his review holds true. I did buy Eros a number of years back from Macy's, but I did return it for a full refund. I didn't like it, but 1981 Los Angeles I kept. I did pick it up from Burlington. If I see it again out there for the same price, I will pick it up for my nephew.


L'Homme Idéal Eau de Parfum by Guerlain

If you like perfumes like Herod etc, Guerlain's L'homme line might be Ideal for you. Performance is good for the price. I picked up the EDP version. I purchased a gift set that included a 3.4, shower gel, and a 75 ml travel spray for just over $50.


Azzaro pour Homme by Azzaro

I just picked this up a couple of weeks ago from Fragrancenet, a 1.7 for $17, and I have to say, I have no idea why I waited this long. Yes I do, it's because it was so inexpensive.
I've bought a number of cheapies that actually were cheap smelling; Azzaro Pour Homme isn't one of them.

To those who will say, " I don't wanna smell like a grandfather ", well some grandfathers smelled good.
Anyways, this has a nice freshness in the opening as stated in other reviews.

I've been wearing Azzaro Pour Homme quite a bit and I have had a few indirect compliments. One being,
" Now that's how a man should smell ".
That one came from about a 25-year-old female.
Maybe not every younger female wants a man to smell like chocolate ice cream cake or bubblegum.
I do love my gourmands, but art and music, etc do oscillate and have these checks and balances.

For the price, Azzaro Pour Homme is an easy buy for gifts. My brother, as well as my nephew, will be getting a bottle.


Vetiver Citron Cologne Intense by Art of Shaving

I purchased Vetiver Citron Intense from Burlington Coat Factory for $1.99. I also purchased Coriander & Cardamon for $3.99, along with Green Lavender for $14.99. The first two are 30 mls and the third is a 100 ml. I haven't tried the latter two yet,but I'm glad I got the deal on the Vetiver, for at full retail it's certainly a pass.
The citron in the opening is sharp.The vetiver is rooty/earthy. I do enjoy an earthy vetiver,but there are better options out there. There is a tonka presence that smooths it some, but I wouldn't want to spray this one on my chest.It's to sharp.It's not necessarily astringent, but certainly citron.

If you can find Vetiver Citron at a TJMAXX, Burlington, Ross or Marshall's, I wouldn't hesitate,but anywhere else,no.There's others.
You can get a tester of Guerlain's Vetiver for like $26 to $29 .
Guerlain's Veitver is refined and easy to wear.
The Art of Shaving states that Citron Veitver is,
but it's not.
I just sprayed Vetiver Citron on a napkin.
Ummm, if you like citron candles , you'll be ok with a purchase of this one . Just don't overpay for it.

Just sprayed Coriander&Cardamon on another napkin .
Oh , that's nice . Kinda fading already. I need to keep moving the napkin.That's ok. Spray some on the my jeans . It will be good with a breezy day.
BTW, you'll need to decant.
Happy hunting all.

Edit . March 2nd 2021.
Wore Vetiver Citron on skin , and I did spray my chest.On skin the citron isn't sharp at all .Very earthy, Lasted ok.
I did a side by side with Guerlain's Vetiver and they are more than different enough to own both. Guerlain's projected off my skin longer.
Both nice , if you can find The Art of Shaving's at a good price, and since I found this one at a great price ,which means they'll pop up on the boards, then you'll most likely be able to also.


L for Men by Clive Christian

From Clive's site ;
Here's the list of notes.
Top notes are bright Lemon and Mandarin with a peppery kick, while the heart introduces the clean warmth of Lavender and Geranium, fresh Magnolia, Jasmine and Orris. Amber notes are complemented by touches of Tobacco, musks, Maple syrup, and the smoky seduction of Cade to finish.
So, the fragrance has changed .
Here's whatcha get.
ISO E , lavender, vetiver , pepper and some smoke
plus geranium .
You'll notice all of it.
It's ok, if you can get it at a discount or if someone is selling it at a good price here on basenotes.
I like the original wayyyyy much more.
That's about it . Nothing much more.
Now go find something interesting.
BTW, you can get TDH or Guerlan's Vetiver for really good prices.
EDT,no problem , spray your clothes a little.


Ambre Fétiche by Annick Goutal

If you're a fan of amber's , you certainly should sample Ambre Fetchie . Good projection and lasts.


Pineapple Vintage by Parfums Vintage

I just re-sampled Pineapple Vintage. I got samples from Parfums Vintage sometime ago,when it was much cheaper to buy them.
When I wore it yesterday, it completely reminded me of Prada's Carbon. I just checked the price of Carbon ,and a 1.7 is selling for $40. A 3.4 would run you about $60. Pineapple Vintage Classic would set you back $109 for a 100 ml.
Pineapple Vintage does last on my skin. It does project for a decent amount of time.
Then again, so does Carbon. I know someone, where I work, who wears it and I can smell it on him for sometime.
Carbon's smoother.
Both are nice.
I spritzed Pineapple Vintage on a friend at work, he liked . He said it reminded him of Sauvage.
Seems like it's the same aroma chemicals, just with more of this ,less of that.


Aqua Allegoria Limon Verde by Guerlain

The name should be Verde Limon . Dry green , and no it doesn't smell like fresh cut grass, or Virgin Island Water.Honestly,it smells like a Glade product.I got it super cheap though,$34 for the 4.2 at one of the discounters. I have another like this one in rollerball form. I got it from Twisted Lily . The name is Foxglove from Joya. I didn't care for that either.I might suggest going the route of the Jardin line from Hermes.Those and Limon Verde are priced similarly.For the whole green , I do like Bleeker Street.
I wish the sugar,tonka and fig were more forward in the opening to help balance this one out.
Very dry, and for me it would be difficult to keep replying it though out the day.
The drydown is ok, but that sharp dry green opening is a bit much
I do like a couple of the other from this line.
Guerlain's Aqua Allegoria Mandarine-Basilic is decent.I own it, plus Herba Fresca.
I didn't find Limon Verde unisex either.
Would I like this on a women then,not the opening no.
Some crazy women over spraying a Glade product isn't for me.


Walimah by Areej le Doré

Like most all of Russian Adam's work,my Walimah attar is maturing beautifully. Outstanding value.


Oud Picante by Areej le Doré

I just can't believe how gorgeous my Oud Picante has aged. I'm a little dumbfounded , but with a simple pleasant smile . It's nice when things turn out like this.


Fruits of the Musk by Montale

Unfinished .
Someone split some aroma chemicals on their work bench, and since it smelt better than the bad gas they were having from a Taco Bell lunch, they decided to call (fruit for lunch). The board at Montale latter changed the name just before pre launch ; Fruit of The Musk .


Leather Man by Dame Perfumery

I spray my faux suede jacket with Dame's Leather and get decent results from it. I also spray the inside collars of my leather jacket with Dame's Leather. It's cloth material , and I also get decent results from it. You will need to decant for the day with this one, but the cost is attractive.
Do I enjoy the smell ? Yes, it's a very easy fragrance to wear.
No one in any checkout line is going to be offended by it.
I've received compliments by doing so.
If you're looking for a fragrance that's going to remind people of a growling bear, than look elsewhere, but if you want smiles on a frosty night to light up and warm festive hearts around you, then give Dame's Leather a sample see.

best holiday seasons ahead to all


Cuir Sacré by Atelier Des Ors

Cuir Sacree isn't going to charge at you like Rhinoceros, mainly for it's dressed in a tuxedo, and not in a generals uniform. That said, there are similar notes that align them together, but the difference could be viewed as one is a politician , and one is rather a patriot.


Pure Incense by Sultan Pasha

Is it white smoke or black smoke coming from the conclave ? Neither ! It's Sultan Pasha's Pure Incense lifting blessed spirits . Excellent work .


Bright Neroli by Ferrari

I got two colognes from Fragrance Split today. One was GIT,and it was spot on,and the other was this one, Bright Neroli.
Let me first say that what I got from Fragrance Split was good, and the service was also solid.
That said ,when I sprayed Bright Neroli on it was OK. The name is what it is.I thought to myself, wow, I should get a bottle of this,especially what Bright Neroli is selling for. Then it started to change .All this began about 10 minutes in.About 15 minutes past and I said,no,I'll pass on this one,for it's getting into the overly synthetic side of colognes.20 minutes and I was getting pissed.My thought was this stuff is starting to stink.One hour latter and I was trying to wash it off.
I just took a smell from the twist up sprayer that Fragrance Split gives you,which is nice,and if only Bright Neroli stayed that way I would be happy. Sadly though,it doesn't. You get what you pay for.
Myself I would rather pay up for Acqua Di Parma's Colonia or Annick's Neroli . Both are nice. Then there's Le Gallion's Cologne too.
Sad to say it, but I am afraid to even give Bright Neroli away.I will though.It might work for someone else,just not me.
I would like to add that I generally shy away from reviews,but I thought that I should regarding Bright Neroli .


Ottoman Empire by Areej le Doré

The house of Feel Oud and Areej le Dore are so exciting . We have someone who goes to remote locations for resourcing material , who has his own distilling process , who has wonderful communication with the fragrance community, and has a profound understanding in bringing what us frag heads have desired for some time, excellence in all categories when it comes to perfumery. I honestly believe that the best is yet to come when it comes to AreeJ le Dore and Feel Oud.
I only have a 10 ml of Ottoman Empire, but I hope to acquire a full bottle soon.
I simple love it.
Finally have a full bottle .#055.


Special for Gentlemen by Le Galion

Classic Appeal

Very nice lavender with a soft patchouli.

Sweet cream dry depth.

A confident natural smile.

A unisex barbershop delight.

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