Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Purchase Niche Alert !!! Comme Des Garcons & CB I Hate Perfume

Two new niche fragrances from CDG & CB I Hate Perfume.

First let's go with Avignon from Comme des Garcons. I had a sample of this and this is the best incense based fragrance I have tried in my years of sampling. Kyoto gets all the press from the Incense series but this one is the star IMO. Cheap too for a niche scent, under $100. The fall is perfect for incense based frags, and if you never tried one start here and finish here because this is it. Anyone who has been in a Catholic Church will know what I mean about this incense. Thank you Mr. Duchaufour for this masterpiece !!!

Next is a fragrance house that I had my eye on but never got a bottle. This is a blind buy and I am basing this buy on the name alone : Burning leaves... this should be great for fall too. I am really into these smokey themed fragrances to keep me warm in the cool weather of Canada, this should bring back memories of raking leaves before the winter's that I do every single year. I can't wait to smell this.

I am a happy camper btw very happy with these purchases... next I need to tackle Artisan and get myself a few of them, perhaps a Montale and a Amouage... keep it locked in

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Purchase Alert !!! New Kenzo & a classic Guerlain

Purchased 2 New fragrances today, a couple designer names you should know... Kenzo & Guerlain. First I got Guerlain's L'instant de Guerlain not the edt but the edp. Can't wait to give that one a sniff, not only that but I want to get more bottles from the famed house of Guerlain .

Next is Kenzo Homme Woody/Boisee. My fellow friends on basenotes told me about this one in a recent thread as one of the best releases in 2010 so I decided to pick it up.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Purchase Alert !!!! 2 New Creeds

Ever since finishing my Green Irish Tweed sample overseas I have had the itchy trigger finger to add to my several bottles of Creed. I decided to go with some darker Creed's for the cooler weather. The only thing that bothered me was Bois du Portugal does not come in the 4.0 oz bottle which I wanted all my Creed's to come in since they look nice and tidy together. Either way the juice was something I could not pass up, so Bois du Portugal was purchased (2.5 oz). Next was another Millesime fragrance. I took a chance on one of the lesser known Millesime fragrances called Tabarome. I was seriously considering others but most of them like Erolfa & Original Vetiver are much more for spring and summer, so I will wait till next time.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Purchase Alert !!!! Comptoir Sud Pacifique

My latest purchase is Comptoir Sud Pacifique's Vanilla Banane. This is one of 3 bottles I will be buying from this line (they also have a coffee & a chocolate based fragrance) . This one is what the name says a banana milkshake vibe that driesdown to simple vanilla. Nothing complicated and some would say it's too simple but I think it's pretty unique. The banana milkshake feeling only lasts at most an hour but it's worth the purchase for me. If you like sweet fragrances and wanted a banana based fragrance and don't mind sweet vanilla fragrances then this one is for you. See you guys soon

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

My Story of Going Crazy with my A*men Sample

I usually don't share my crazy stories with you guys when I sample fragrances for reviews but I need to share this one just because I have some spare time. So I had a leftover sample of A*men yesterday from a previous review that I brought overseas with me. So I decided in the morning to spray the rest of the sample on me so I can throw the sample out. There was 4-5 sprays worth, which I felt was not too overboard since I was going to be outside most of the time and it's freezing over here ( i'm talking about winter coat..gloves the whole works) so I was like oh this should be fine.

So the morning went on and I did notice the fragrance but nothing too overpowering and I was happy to announce that I did not stink up a whole room. The day went on without a hitch, at the end of the day around 6 pm I decided to shower up and apply some Dior Homme Intense (a very very strong fragrance 2 sprays) for the night. Smelled great but I never really noticed anything different.

The next morning I woke up (my room is freezing since I love sleeping in the cold) got in the shower did my morning thing, I usually turn the heat on in my room after I wake up. Anyway long story short when I was in the middle of my routine in the morning , my room was getting pretty warm I caught a sniff of something... what was that ???? WTF it's the patchouli from A*men glowing on my skin , just the patch just glowing off my skin after 23-24 hours 2 showers and wearing another very strong fragrance.

This is why A*men is still one of my favorite fragrances of all time. That is what I call a fragrance with balls ladies and gentlemen.

Scent of the Day : Dzongkha by Artisan Parfumeur

Bertrand Duchaufour is a damn god !!! This is him at his greatest. This is simply stunning for someone who is looking for a spicy/woody fragrance. I want the whole Artisan line at the moment, and this one is on my purchase list. You can smell the leather, the incense , the cedar okay actually you get all the notes and it's simple but delicious and such a warming fragrance. I was cold today but with this on people wanted to get closer to me because I was giving out a warming vibe. LOVE !!! this is a must get ... logs on to luckyscent

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Scent of the Day : Lyric for Men by Amouage

Well here's another test of Lyric for Men by Amouage. I am really really trying to like this but this stuff again is stepping into the feminine a little too much for me. I smell like a damn girl with this stuff on. Okay I will give it this, it's quality and it lasts and lasts and I am one that can put on a unisex fragrance with confidence. This one just can't do it for me. Sorry but I will pass on this one, perhaps a good buy for the wife. I'll stick with my C&S No. 88 for my rose based fragrance .

Friday, November 12, 2010

Purchase Alert !!!! 3 New Scents

First I purchased a Bvlgari fragrance called simply Man. This is Bvlgari's newest fragrance for men released in 2010. This and the other fragrances I bought are all blind buys so I have no clue what I just purchased but the bottle looks good tho. I always liked Bvlgari fragrances so this should be pretty good.
Next up is round two of trying to purchase Marc Jacobs Bang ! I love this bottle but I hate pepper based frags and I know what I am getting here, maybe the worst fragrance I could smell but perhaps I might like this pepper. Either way I could not pass on this fragrance since the bottle is beautiful and I loved the original Marc Jacobs frag.
Last but not least is the one that is getting lots of press lately as the Dolce & Gabbana knockoff of the discontinued "BY". So we will see if Kristiansand NYC is the same as "BY" but not only that but is it any good.

Tim is back !!!!

If you have been on youtube in the past 2 days you will notice a familiar face that left us came back to the game. I will link his comeback video on my blog and please comment and show some support to the one reviewer that has my respect. If you don't know if there was no Tim on youtube there would be no me on youtube. So mad respect for him and I am one very excited to have him back. I always respected his views on fragrances and happy to see new reviews will be coming. Thanks Tim for coming back and the fragrance community feels complete with you back.

What I'm working on.....

I'm working on a few reviews at the moment... Versace Pour Homme 2008 is pretty much complete and ready to be reviewed and should be on the slate for a youtube review in late December or early January. This one reminded lots of people of Allure Homme Sport and I agree at some point. I also felt a little ADG in this one too. There was a oud note in the breakdown and I was disapointed that it was really muted almost non existent.
I am working hard at the moment getting the Givenchy Pi review ready for my return. I really tested this one out when I first got it , some testing in the spring and summer but mostly in the cool weather. Pi is very popular and mostly compared to my fav. Le Male and people want to know if it will also be a fav of mine, well keep it locked in and see if Pi does well.

Scent of the Day : Cardinal by Heeley

Cardinal by Heeley smells much better then I thought when I first tried it. Perhaps it's because it's on my skin now. It's incense done differently and I like it. It's not what you come to expect from a incense frag. It won't remind you of church or anything. It has a touch of citrus that I can feel with some dirt thrown in from the patch & the vetiver. This could be a great one for incense fans like me once spring comes to town, not too dark or harsh. Thanks Heeley another good one.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

New Youtube Series Introduction

Have you ever wondered which fragrance is better when people compare them and say they smell alike ? Is Cool Water really Green Irish Tweed in cheaper form ??? What about Sean John and his knockoffs of numerous Creeds ??? How about Bond No. 9 fragrance being compared to other scents ??? Did you ever wonder which one would come on top in 12 different categories ? I have decided to finally introduce to my channel the VERSUS challenge where 2 bottles will go head to head and I will let you know which one is the best... Stay tuned

Scent of the Day : Kyoto by Comme Des Garcons

Kyoto by Comme des Garcons

What I wanted to get from this incense series I got from Avignon while Kyoto fell short. I was really excited to smell this fragrance ever since I knew about the incense series, this one was the most celebrated and talked about. Perhaps the hype killed it for me, but my sample is now done and I came out pretty upset at it with my last wearing. The perfumer for this one is Bertrand Duchaufour which to me is a genius and I love all his scents and I truly recommend anything he has done. Incense based fragrances should be dry, Kyoto has it. Incense fragrances should be darker, Kyoto got that. How about strength , Kyoto lost it. This is too transparent for me to really think this is going to shine in the fall & winter's of the Canadian weather. I need some Oooph... where is it? Bertrand is known for amazing and tuned up incense fragrances, this is not like him to do this like this, it's almost like CDG asked JC Ellena to do a incense frag, and he did his magic and made a transparent incense fragrance.

So many times I wanted to love this. I gave it so many chances now I hate to say this but this one is a pass. Avignon on the other hand..... simply amazing

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Scent of the Day : Green Irish Tweed by Creed

Simple simple simple... I just showered and wanted just something simple yet elegant but nothing over the top. Yea the swiss army knife of the Creed brand will just do well. Nothing too crazy and nothing too boring, just right ! I forgot I had a sample of this overseas way back when I was actually reviewing it and had some left over so I decided to finish her off. Great scent and is making me look into some new Creeds. Oh no that trigger finger is cocked

Monday, November 1, 2010

Scent of the Day : Fat Electrician by Etat Libre D'Orange

Today was a vetiver day. Beautiful day here in my ultra secret location overseas. It was a little cool but I thought it was perfect to wear in my opinion the best from this fragrance house which is called Fat Electrician.... yes that is not a typo ! Anyway back to business, this one is different from other vetivers I have tried. This seems like they meshed one of my new favourite notes (vetiver) and one of my old faves (vanilla). The vetiver does take center stage here and it seems like it's joined with incense at the start (might be wrong and too lazy to look at the note breakdown) then comes in the vanilla but no too sweet (not like a le male type of vanilla) very much toned down but nicely balanced. Really enjoyed this and I believe it's time for me to get a bottle.