Saturday, October 30, 2010
Hello there frag heads, it's been a while since I wrote to all of you . Well the Bond No. 9 lovers out there will be happy to hear I decided to add a few more bottles to my collection. As previously said in one of my videos, I will continue to buy Creed's & Bond's every single time I go overseas and stock up on the whole collection. Keep in mind these are blind buys and I have no clue what they smell like , well I do to a certain point knowing what the notes are. Today I purchased 2 of the most popular Bond's on the market. Riverside Drive & Chez Bond (both purchased on ebay.. one from my ebay connect millcreekrescue909 (Chez bond). Chez Bond obviously is being compared to GIT from Creed, well if it does then that's great since I love GIT. Next purchase for me is to stock up on a couple Creed's ... I am looking at you Aventus !!!
Sunday, October 17, 2010
The jist of this one is wood. I guess you could of figured that one by yourself .... a very dry fragrance perfect for the cooler months. Not sure if I would fork over the money for it since I know alot of other woody frags in the designer section that do the same thing this one does. It really did not blow me away or showed me anything new sadly since I had high hopes for this one .
Friday, October 15, 2010
Alright guys I am working on a few top 10 lists. I have not done any top 10 lists on my channel yet (not including my top 10 season based lists) and I always get tons of requests to do some, so here is your chance to let me know what top 10 list you want to do on youtube once I get back. Comment below to let me know what list you want from me, I am hoping to release at least a good 3-5 top 10 lists for this winter. Some ideas that have been requested lately were : Top 10 most complemented, Top 10 for high school, Top 10 clubbing, Top 10 longest lasting, Top 10 most masculine.. you get the picture so let me know which ones you want, let me know of any fresh ideas... thanks
Cardinal is my next venture into the Heeley frags. This one reminded me of another sample I got from Comme des Garcons called Avignon. So if you have one you don't need the other. This one is a incensed based frag. First impression wearing it gave me a dry wood feeling almost a cedarwood feeling, then the incense moved in. It's not as potent as I wanted it to be for a incense frag , so it does loses marks for that. It's not that smokey which I love in my incense frags but this one would be great if your looking for a incense fragrance that's not in your face, it's almost toned down. Not saying it's a weak frag, today I got a good 6-8 hours and do remember it's a EDP so it's will last. Ohhh I just felt a little bit of green, can you say vetiver peaked it's head ! So far this is not bad quality, but for the price I would probably pass. Just might buy it to complete my Heeley collection but I think if you like incense there is much better out there for the price.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
I'm going to let the cat out of the bag. As much as I want to keep this one a secret and I will let you guys know what I got with this one. Just looking at the name this reminds me of a Cowboy scent. Weird how I get these pictures in my mind when I smell something. What is a cowboy smell you ask... well it has some incense, leather, just reminds me of the wild west with the horses, leather, the cowboy hat, the guns etc.... WILD WILD WEST... haha
I know now that I post this some people will get a sample since I love this so much and I encourage you to get a sample because this is good, this actually for me challenges L'air du desert for the crown of the Tauer fragrances. This is only off this one sample but I can smell quality pretty quickly.
When I smelt this it made me think of a fire burning all night and you kept it going all night to warm you up while you were sleeping, then you wake up and the fire is pretty much done but it still has a little smoke coming from the ashes and you smell that. It also has the leather hitting the smoke and just simply is up my alley with the smokey leather feeling that it gives me.
The best way to describe this is a great leather based frag that which found it's prefect partner in crime with that smokey incense feel to it. Very highly rated by myself and this is a buy for me and will be my next Tauer fragrance.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Today it's time to spend some time with the one... the one gentleman ! As some of you remember I purchased this bottle at duty free while leaving Canada. This is actually my first real wearing of this fragrance and my first initial thoughts. Wearing this today seems like I might not like this as much as I liked the original. The original had it faults but the faults was not on the scent but much more the longevity issues. This one gives me a much different smell and it actually smells at first glance nothing like the original. I am feeling lots of different things with this one , without looking at the note breakdown I get some sort a fruit, some lavender, perhaps pepper and woods at first glance. It seems to be light just like it's counterpart and this could be it's downfall. This might grow on me as far the smell goes but I might come out disappointed with again another new D&G release.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
The return of the "What I am working on" series on my blog, which I believe is a great way to let you guys know what reviews or what ideas I am working on for December release. This week I have been working very hard on my review of L'eau D'Issey pour Homme by Issey Miyake. Just doing some finishing touches on the review. Basically what I do in this final step overseas is take all the info I wrote about the fragrance in the past 10-12 months while I was wearing it and put it all together in a final review. Some information never makes it to the final edit, actually come to think of it 80% of information I write down does not make the final review. Only things that keep coming back to me makes the review. This fragrance has been reviewed to death on youtube, and I took some time this week to see what the other reviewers though about this fragrance, it was interesting to see what others though about it. I believe 4 out of the 5 reviews I saw were positive . Personally you will have to wait what I think of it , but trust me I am pretty excited to review this bottle since it's popularity and love of this fragrance.
I am working on a few ideas like I usually do to add to my reviews. I am looking at tweaking my presentation including buying a brand new SLR camera (like JR's for HD quality) , and finding a new setting in my house that I feel would be better suited for lighting for my videos. I believe my cologne/clothes room isn't the best setting. I am also thinking of taking out the rating system at the end of my videos and trying to incorporate the same rating system but with bottles at the bottom of the screen while I am rating them so my videos can finish with my face and not you guys staring at a bunch of bottles. I am also thinking of removing the "when I close my eyes this fragrance reminds me of.. " and "one word to describe this fragrance" features and replace them with a compliment factor which would go in depth with how many compliments I do get with the wearings and what kind of compliments I am getting including Steph's reaction (wife) (then rate it from Excellent to poor) . I am also adding a feature which if the fragrance did make any of my top 10 videos I would say it in the video so the consumer would know if the fragrance is something I really love (ex: Le Male : rated #1 for fall in 2009, rated #2 for fall in 2010 ...etc)
I salute you my friends ! Let me know what you think, please your opinion counts to me .
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Love this track !!
Menthe Fraiche, I totally forgot about how good you can be ! It really does live up to it's name being a Fresh Minty fragrance and I get that vibe every single time I wear this. It's just a work of art and I recommend this to anyone who likes a minty fragrances. This is one of the top ones in the game and it just evokes a clean minty vibe with me.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
2nd try with my new bottle of Intense. I am really enjoying this fragrance, it reminded me of something the past few wearings and I think I got it. It has a almost powdered chocolate feeling to it. Obviously the powdered feeling is from the original but the chocolate feeling is something new that I rather enjoy. Kinda feels like Armani Diamonds meets Armani Code. I'm really feeling this fragrance for a great fall fragrance and the more I wear it the more I am enjoying it. Alright guys that enough from me.
Monday, October 4, 2010
Decided to open it up and try out Dior Homme Intense in Holland. Wore it for about 8 hours and still going strong. Went outside with it , went for a walk and also some chilling in my bedroom and a small 2 hour nap. First wearing impressions is that it does really feel like the original. I really felt that floral woody feel to it like I felt in the original. I also feel that lipstick feel that others get in the original, well it's still in this one folks.
Apparently this is a limited edition fragrance which I was not aware of, so I feel like I had some good luck with me finding this. I really feel like this one has a warmer quality to it, almost like comparing l'homme with la nuit de l'homme and this one and the original dior homme. It feels like I can wear this for fall and winter which is perfect for me.
Overall experience with this one I would say it came off as a quality fragrance, I would say it's very well done and I enjoyed it. It won't be one of my favourites of all time but it will compete vs the la nuit de l'homme's of the world. I enjoyed it and I think you should take a look into it too.
Sunday, October 3, 2010
I smelled a bunch of fragrances new and old. Some good some so-so. I smelled the new Eternity Aqua and did not come out impressed. I did smell a few of the Dolce's numbered series I really liked #1 and #10 (I believe that was the number) and those were sub par and might deserve a purchase later on. I smelled a few Tom Ford's from the women's side which was White Patchouli and Black Orchid and both impressed me but the price tag was outrageously expensive. I believe they were both $140. I also smelled the new Prada for women which was not bad at all.
I was pretty impressed by the Hermes line Pamplemousse & Orange vert but did not purchase again since it was not a bargain at $120 a shot. If they weren't so expensive I would of bought them both.
I decided to purchase a Dolce fragrance after-all which was The One Gentleman. Not that I came impressed with it but I decided it was worth the gamble and the price was right. I will be testing this fragrance out in the next coming months.
Next I was intrigued with the hype over Dior Homme Intense. I really did not think much of it. I know Dior homme is some sort of living legend at the moment for some people but I really was taken with the Intense version because it is a EDP so it's much more potent and you could almost tell right away from first sniff that your getting a much better fragrance IMO. This was a no brainer even thought the price tag was a little high I decided it was a good choice.
That is my day for today.... time to go fly. Good Bye Canada