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Encre Noire by Lalique

  Today I’m sampling Encre Noire by Lalique. With dominant notes of vetiver, cypress, cashmere wood and musk. Encre Noire is an interesting fragrance to me, as it’s one of the first fragrances I sampled when I got into the hobby. At that stage I… Read More

Bleu de Chanel Parfum by Chanel

  Today I’m sampling Bleu de Chanel Parfum by Chanel. With dominant notes of sandalwood, cedar, lemon zest, lavender and geranium. I’ve long been a huge proponent of Bleu de Chanel being the most versatile designer release on the market, it’s worked for me in… Read More

CH Men by Carolina Herrera

Today I’m sampling CH Men by Carolina Herrera. With dominant notes of sugar, leather, vanilla, nutmeg and grass. This fragrance has become well hyped in the fragrance community in the last year or so, but how does it smell? It opens with a sweet leather,… Read More

Monsieur by Huitieme Art

Today I’m sampling Monsieur by Huitieme Art. With dominant notes of vetiver, sandalwood, incense and patchouli. This one opens very smokey, almost overwhelming. However after a few minutes it settles down in to a lovely blend of the sandalwood and incense. The vetiver adds and… Read More

Nevermore by Frapin

Today I’m sampling Nevermore by Frapin. With dominant notes of rose, aldehydes, saffron and black pepper. This one opened with a really potent pepper and aldehydes scent to my nose, quite overwhelming and unpleasant. However it settled down after a few mins, and completely confused… Read More

Lentisque by Phaedon

Today I’m sampling Lentisque by Phaedon. With notes of mastic/lentisque, vetiver, woodsy notes, cedar, labdanum and galbanum. I was excited to try this one, the house of Phaedon has proved to produce quality fragrances from my previous samples. Unfortunately this one just isn’t hitting the… Read More

White by Lalique

Today I’m sampling Lalique White. With dominant notes of lemon leaf, tamarind, bergamot and cedar. I had sampled this some time ago, but sampling again has reminded me how good it is. This one is all about the lemon leaf, giving a green take on… Read More

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

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