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Bayolea by Penhaligons

Today I’m sampling Bayolea by Penhaligons. With dominant notes of lemongrass, lavender, mandarin orange and cedar. My third Penhaligons in a row, and my last for now. This was a blind buy for me, which I try not to do these days. However this time… Read More

Quercus by Penhaligons

Today I’m sampling Quercus by Penhaligons. With dominant notes of lemon, lime, jasmine and bergamot. Another day, another Penhaligons fragrance. Unfortunately this one isn’t quite the hit that Sartorial was for me. As soon as I sprayed this I was reminded of another fragrance I… Read More

Sartorial by Penhaligons

Today I’m sampling Sartorial by Penhaligons, with dominant notes of lavender, metallic notes, beeswax, leather and woodsy notes. Sometimes resampling a fragrance can really pay off, I had sampled Sartorial some time back when I was first getting into fragrances, classed as a barbershop fragrance,… Read More

Pour Homme Oud Noir by Versace

Today I’m sampling Versace Pour Homme Oud Noir. With notes of oud, spices, woods and leather. There’s three western style ouds that I love. Oud Wood by Tom Ford, Royal Oud by Creed and now Versace Pour Homme Oud Noir. I get lots of similarities… Read More

Absolue Pour le Soir by Maison Francis Kurkdijan

Today I’m sampling Absolue Pour le Soir by Maison Francis Kurkdjian. With dominant notes of white honey, benzoin and incense. It’s not often I find myself inclined to scrub a fragrance, but this one tested my limits. The opening is possibly the most unpleasant I’ve… Read More

1-12 by Halston

Today I’m wearing 1-12 by Halston. After falling in love with Z-14 I thought I’d explore the line further with 1-12. With dominant notes of oakmoss, pine tree needles, lemon and juniper berries. I’ll start by saying that I don’t know a great deal about… Read More

Tuscan Leather by Tom Ford

Today I’m wearing Tuscan Leather by Tom Ford. With dominant notes of leather, raspberry, suede and saffron. This one has accompanied me to a wedding reception, and it’s absolutely suited to the occasion. This is a fragrance that has a quality I look for, it… Read More

Unknown Pleasures by Kerosene

Today I’m sampling Unknown Pleasures by Kerosene. With notes of lemon, caramel, vanilla, tonka bean, earl grey tea, bergamot and honey. This one is for the gourmand lovers. To my nose this is all about the lemon and caramel, with vanilla sitting below in the… Read More

Honour Man by Amouage

Today I’m sampling Honour Man by Amouage. With dominant notes of pink pepper, black pepper, incense, geranium and vetiver. This one opens with a blast of pepper, something I’m getting used to this week. The mixture of pink and black pepper settles after around 5… Read More

Journey Man by Amouage

Today I’m sampling Journey Man by Amouage. With dominant notes of sichuan pepper, tobacco leaf, incense and juniper berries. I’m a big fan of the house of Amouage, so I was very excited to give this one a try. In the opening I get a… Read More