Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume
After the success of Guerlain Homme, the world was given Guerlain Homme Intense. It’s the same idea but it’s supposed to have more depth and last longer, blah, blah. It’s not a bad fragrance but it isn’t a good Guerlain. Maybe I’m just being harsh like the top notes of this fragrance.
Homme Intense opens with a minty freshness and garden greens. It’s very sharp and harsh in my opinion. It… Continue reading | 3 Comments
Mainstream Monday: Sniffing a Popular Fragrance
Launched in 1976, Z-14 is a fragrance that contains every note in the universe. It’s loud and it throws. Because of this, it’s a polarizing fragrance. You either love or hate it. Or love it 50% of the time and hate it the rest of the time. I’m in the “love” team of Z-14. It’s a wonderful manly scent, very Boogie Nights, a perfume on the prowl in a discotheque.
Mainstream Monday – Sniffing A Popular Perfume
I gave Lacoste Pour Homme a try because I was surprised at how much I loved Lacoste Pour Femme, a wonderful and soft ambrette musk with awful branding/marketing. Maybe Lacoste Pour Homme would be a pleasant surprise too. It wasn’t.
This is an EDT/mainstream men’s fragrance, so the alcohol content is high. At first spritz, I’m reminded of an alcoholic, his preference is rum and gin, and he oversprays himself in boring, generic aquatic-apple… Continue reading | 9 Comments
The Mainstream Monday: Sniffing a Popular Perfume
All I know of Paco Rabanne is that he is the designer that designed all those bizzare-o Barbarella costumes. Well, the guy has many perfumes and colognes as well, the most recent one to have 15 minutes of fame has been Lady Million (ick). Paco Rabanne fragrances aren’t very popular in the U.S. In fact, until recently, I thought they were only sold in the U.K.! Anyways, Ultraviolet Man is a bit sci-fi. Imagine… Continue reading | 9 Comments
Parfums des Beaux Arts by DSH has recently launched Cuir et Champignon EDP (leather and mushroom), a limited edition perfume. From the notes listed, this sounds like my dream perfume. You guys know I love mushrooms and I’ve been searching for the perfect mushroom perfume. For many years, Dawn Spencer Hurwitz has been working on the concept of a mushroom perfume. I really don’t know why mushroom notes aren’t used more frequently in perfume, but anyways… I’m delighted that DSH’s concept is now… Continue reading | 1 Comment