Thursday, June 28, 2012

My Scent of the Day : Nejma's Puro

My Scent of the Day today is a sample sent to me from a friend in Germany. He sent me multiple samples and I will be testing them on my skin in the next few weeks. Today I tackle Nejma's Puro. I never smelled this before but when I went to my fragrantica page I saw I had it checked marked as I want it which means either someone requested me to smell it and I felt the notes interests me so thanks to my friend I don't need to blind buy it. Well that does not matter because it would of been a great blind buy because Puro hits you with a great dose of rum and cinnamon which is the first thing that hits me. I was sold right away when I smelled that. They list mojito in here, but the rum overpowers it. This is nicely blended, and it's not too dark since it does have some uplifting quality in the background like the mojito, I can feel some of the tobacco once it settles. It's mostly spicy with the spice, some woods, and that boozy and tobacco hits are really nice. This is a tobacco based fragrance but with the surrounding notes of cinnamon and other spices and rum and that uplifting mojito it really did wow me. It does remind me of something, like Boss Bottled meets Allure Homme. I might be wrong but it's familiar. Overall very nice and will be a future buy for me. 

Rating : (✭✭✭✭)

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Working on this review today: Tonka Imperiale by Guerlain

Alright first post back .. it's been a while so I hope some of you are still following. I will be doing random updates here on my blog. Today is a day off for me and that means I am tackling some sniffing. First thing to do is start working on future reviews on youtube. I posted I believe 9 full review this time home and that means I need to replenish and keep working on new ones. I have over 37 full review done testing and just waiting to be posted on youtube but that does not mean the testing and sniffing is over. Tonka Imperiale is some major juice. You guys know I love this stuff ever since I first sniffed it. It's a masterpiece ! These kind of reviews are hard to make , just like Chergui & Rose 31 which I finally posted on youtube. These are fragrances that I feel are worth the high price tag, but reviewing them is hard because you need to make sure to really evoke the full picture to what someone would think when they first smell this to the fine detail of what each note gives in a fragrances. These are the kind of reviews that I relish and challenge myself to do. They do take more time to do, I believe Chergui and Rose 31 took me two full years of testing to really get the full approach. Tonka Imperiale is at the tail end of testing and it's time to put everything I wrote down into words and that is what I am working on today. Looking into how many sprays where the best, what season this one did the best for me. The occasions you can wear it, what notes stand out and which ones are in the background or the one that do not show up. What makes this worth $250 a bottle against other fragrances. Is it versatile ? Can something replace it that is much cheaper. These are all things I do when working on a review. It's Tonka Imperiale's turn today to get my full attention.