Saturday, April 23, 2011

3 More Purchases

How about that, someone needs to take my credit card away or something but I had to get a few more designer frags. First we have La nuit de l`homme le parfum edition. See if this is any different.

Next is the brand new Boss called Orange Man. Actually a beautiful bottle from Hugo for once. Can`t wait to sniff

Guerlain Homme Intense is next and this one has been on my radar for a while since I love both l`eau and the original. No brainer and I bet I will love it too.

New Purchases : JV & Gucci

A brand new fragrance from Gucci. Easy enough to purchase for me. I can`t wait to try it out.

Bought this at and hoping that it`s a little better then the original because I never liked the original. We will see but I don`t have my hopes up.

Monday, April 18, 2011

2 Niche One Designer Purchase

Let's start with my new designer purchase then we will tackle the niche. Prada has always done quality fragrance once they finally decided to do fragrances for men. I am a big fan of the line and Amber was/is one of the best fragrances for daytime use. Amber Intense was introduced this year and I could not ignore it. Blind buy which was pretty easy to pull the trigger.
Next with have another Bond. I purchased Montauk early last month to add to my Bond no. 9 collection and I decided to add another which of course is Wall Street. This again is a blind buy for me but I hear good things about it and have been wanting to get this fragrance for over a year now. Just could never find a good price for it or decided to get other Bond's instead. I can't wait to sniff this one out.

Last but not least is another Creed. Again same with Bond I am just going to buy the whole lineup one bottle at a time. Original Vetiver is probably the last well known Creed to buy for my collection. My next purchase from the Creed lineup will be something unknown by many and will probably be an older fragrance from the line. I believe this is my 12th bottle of Creed and I must say they look great. I can't wait to sniff this one since again this is another blind buy and I think it should be perfect for spring.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Luckyscent Haul !

First Purchase is Orange Sanguine. It's the most authentic orange juice based fragrance that I have ever sniffed. The question you want to smell like O.J. ?

Second is Parfumerie Generale's Cologne Grand Siecle. I remember liking the sample I had from this so I decided to get a full bottle.
Midnight in Paris is the third bottle. This is the EDP concentration. I sure hope the hype is real with this one since it's a blind buy.
Idole by Lubin is such a boozy fragrance that I had to get it. Won't get much use at this time but around December this one will come in handy.
Sel Marin by Heeley was an easy choice for a fragrance buy this month. This is one of the best from Heeley and is actually my 3rd bottle from the brand.
Un Bois Vanille from Serge Lutens should be a good blind buy and I can't wait to delve into it.
Knize Ten is the oldest fragrance I own now. Made in the 20's I think this is the best leather based fragrance on the market so let's give it a try.

New York by Nicolai is a gem in the fragrance industry. Weird it has taken me so long to get a bottle.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

New Fragrance on the market : Puma Jam Man

Puma has released a new duo called Jam for men & women. This isn't a huge headline that people will jump for joy with a new fragrance from Puma. I did do a review of Puma Create for Men and thought it was not bad for a sport fragrance against the Adidas of the world's.

Top : Marine Notes
Heart : Pineapple ; cardamom
Base : Tropical Woods

As you can see with most of these baby blue juices from these kinds of companies the notes are very simple and almost made up. I can picture it now that this will be very synthetic, but you come to expect that from these releases. The only thing I can say would excite me is to smell the synthetic Pineapple in this and see how it turns out. Puma Jam is available as 25 ml Eau de Parfum, 40 ml Eau de Toilette, 150 ml shower gel, 60 ml after shave lotion, 150 ml deodorant aerosol spray and 75 ml deodorant natural spray.

Consider me yawning at this release which most of you will, but I still would like to take a sniff and see if it's worth a sniff for the teens or a gym fragrance.

The 2011 Fifi Finalists

The Fifi's are here. This is like the Oscars of the fragrance world. I still don't like the shortened name Fifi, but that's just me. In the past there was some really sketchy winners but I always like to take a look at what they nominate. So let's look at some of the finalists and I'll pick my winner.

Luxe (sold in over 250 doors) - FRAGRANCE OF THE YEAR

Dolce & Gabbana The One Gentleman

Marc Jacobs Bang

Ralph Lauren The Big Pony Collection
Hermès Voyage d’Hermès

As you can see these are really mainstream fragrances (obviously with the sold over 250 doors) and my choice would be as far as quality goes Hermes would win hands down, beside all of these.

Specialty Luxe (sold in 26 to 249 doors) - FRAGRANCE OF THE YEAR

Bond No. 9 Cooper Squar
Paco Rabanne One Million
Prada Infusion de Vetiver

Tom Ford Azure Lime
Victorinox Swiss Army Snowpower

This is a strange thing to see 1 Million not being sold in that many stores. They must of just not made the cut for 250 doors. Either way in my eyes One Million wins this by a landslide with the popularity and the cost of the fragrance and the success it has in 2010, it's a no brainer.

Fragrance Idol 2011

Just bought the mystery bottle for Fragrance Idol 2011. I am very excited to bring back this great contest for brand new reviewers. Last year Mymickers won Green Irish Tweed and I'm proud to see that he has continued reviewing and was a great choice for 2010. I can't wait to see what 2011 will bring for us. So if your thinking of doing a new channel on youtube on reviewing this is perfect for you. Keep it posted !

My Twitter Page !!! Brand New

It's about time I get on with the times. You can follow me now on twitter with updates on all sort of things you would not find on my blog or on my youtube channel. News around the industry, what I am wearing, what I am working on and other great things. Follow me @ fragrance_guru . Thanks