I wanted a "purple" scent and I got it this time. Without a doubt this smells so unique on me. I get all the purple notes of blueberry, grape, violet, and then in the drydown I can smell the woody musk. There is almost a hint of "green" to this as well. Nica notes: blueberry, grape, tangerine, violet, freesia, cardamom, cedar wood, sandalwood, musk. I don't really get any tangerine, but the freesia is in the background all the time. I would buy a bottle but...1-the bottle is ugly and 2-it's way to expensive. I can see why they price it so high because it smells so great.
This is really interesting. It's like being outside at a farm. Musc de Java notes: light musk, berries, blackcurrant, violet leaves, sage, fresh cut hay. I do get tons of musk and all the "green" scents like leaves, sage, hay, but the berris and blackcurrant is very faint if there is any at all. I feel like putting on a straw hat and singin' some bluegrass with this perfume. I imagine a girl in Daisy Dukes with curls and a checkered red and white gingham top with tons of freckles. This is a novelty scent, but not really wearable without making people think you've been at the barn all day.
How lovely. It is like a mature fruity scent, not like one of those cheap body sprays that most teens use these days. Balkis notes: raspberry, Turkish rose, black pepper, coffee extract, iris, benzoin, vanilla pods. Although it has raspberry, the rose offsets it and makes it beautiful. I get a hint of black pepper and coffee, but the iris, benzoin and vanilla comes through if I inhale deeply (you must do this with all fragrances). I've always thought raspberry and rose would make a good combination and now my theory is correct. The bottle is very pretty too in an expensive way. My only fault with this perfume is with the much hated benzoin.
Another doozie to put away. I'm not sure what fig is supposed to smell like (only I got my dad a fig candle once), but I will say this- no more fig. Figue notes: blackcurrant, fig leaf, jasmin, fig milk, heliotrope, amber, patchouli and sandalwood. I was really hoping the blackcurrant would show, but no-can-do. I do get an earthy vibe from sniffing this and it may be good for those gardening or green-hippie types. I think maybe the patchouli ruins it for me, as it always does since it's all I can smell in the drydown. I'll stick with the pure Fig candle version instead.
Mmmmm...this smells so nice and soft. It is a sweet cedar scent with some extras that make it really wearable. I was shocked from the description that it smelt like it did. Eau de Cedre notes: cumin, black pepper, cardamom, Moroccan cedar wood, leather and suede. I'm wondering where I get the sweetness from... anyway, this would be perfect for the spring/summer. It has an almost airy, clear quality about it that is unexplainable. The leather and suede is really prominent in the drydown and the cedar is very faint all the time (not like a cedar moth wood). I think it would be suitable for male/female or unisex. Try it and you may like it. The bottle is rather ugly and no frills though.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - FRANK Los Angeles - FRANK no 2
robotica77 9/8/2006 11:50:00 PM
I only won't buy this because it is obviously a men's cologne. A very sexy one I might add. This may be my other favorite for guys. It's sweet, yet spicy and not in a way that turns me off. FRANK No. 2 notes: bergamot, white lavender, coriander, crushed plum leaves, cognac, plum, fir balsam, coffee bean essence, red maplewood, teakwood, white musk. It does smell like another men's cologne, but right now I can't think of the name...I want to say Drakkar only more woody and spicy. Too bad I can't smell any plum- that was the reason why I requested it.
Fragrances -Comme des Garcons - Incense Series Kyoto
robotica77 9/8/2006 11:43:00 PM
What the hell is wrong with you people? This smells like ****. Okay, not really that smell, but it does have a Pinesol mixed with incense smell. I had to take a big breath of fresh air after taking a whiff of this on me. My first reaction was a gag reflex then my nostrils just wanted to close on their own. Kyoto notes: incense, cypress oil, coffee, teak wood, vetiver, patchouli, amber, everlasting flower, Virginian cedar. I don't know what possessed me to want to sample of this since I hate 95% of the scents listed (okay, so I am biased). It pretty much lives up to its name, so I give it one lippie for that, but why on earth would anyone wear this??
This is supposed to be synthetic scents, but it smells just like a sweet, feminine perfume on me, more like a light floral bouquet. Odeur 53 notes: oxygen, flash of metal, fire energy, washing drying in the wind, mineral carbon, sand dunes, nail polish, cellulose, pure air of the high mountains, ultimate fusion, burnt rubber, flaming rock. Now, all these may not really be the scents used, but it seems pretty normal to me. I really was wanting something fake and modern, but I guess this mixes with my body chemistry to make it pretty. Also, it is very, very faint on me. For some reason though, when I sniffed it, it made my side hurt (my lungs possibly).
Fragrances -Comme des Garcons - Sweet Series- Burnt Sugar
robotica77 9/8/2006 11:28:00 PM
This is more like burnt my house down by a vanilla-pine candle. I barely get any hints of sweetness from this one. There is also a good deal of alcohol in it that makes the scent evaporate quickly. Burnt Sugar notes: chinese star aniseed, cinnamon bark, orange blossom, spice cake, honey, jasmine, hot milk, vanilla. I thought that CdG scents were supposed to be really nice, but I guess I'm wrong. The aniseed is so strong it smells like pine. It is a mix of woody, sweet and spicy. Sometimes all of everything is bad...real bad.
Okay, I was smitten with the racecar image when buying this sample from Aedes. It does what it says in making you think of a 1950's black leather race car driven by someone like James Dean. This is a novelty perfume and would make a great car scent, in fact, I am going to atomize mine for my Black Jeep. I have no leather, but wouldn't it be funny when passengers say, "Gee, your car smells like leather!" LOL!!! I would give this as a gift for the car and leather lover. And to the person below, I'm a punk, but this scent is just way to synthetic for me. For a real leather scent, get Demeter's "Leather" or try Frapin "1270" for an exotic, woody leather which smells more punk to me and less high school age glue sniffer.
This smells just like department store scents at first, but with an added twist. Notes: bergamot, lime, tangerine, sage, mint, basil, violet, jasmine and geranium leaves, sesame, honey, leather, moss, sheer amber, precious woods and a hint of guava. Now, that is a LOT of stuff to put in a fragrance, so one is left with a complex mix. I would say the most strongly of them all is the mint, which I can't stand, so this will not be purchased. It is like a warm green floral if you can imagine that all put together. I hate to say this, but in the drydown it smells just like dirt or freshly rained saturated soil. I could image a gardener would love this fragrance and might make a nice gift for the horticulturalist.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Parfum d'Empire - Eau Suave
robotica77 9/4/2006 10:34:00 AM
I was sent the wrong scent from Aedes (wanting the Ambre Russe instead). I found this to be a nice blend of rose and raspberry, except the rose always wins and that is all I can smell. A very feminine scent for the most romantic of women, the ones that prefer Victorian lace and engraved antique heirlooms. Notes: pepper, coriander and saffron, Rose de Malmaison, apricot, raspberry, peach, vanilla tinged musk. This is too much like any other rose (except Stella) and after the drydown, the fruits disappear.
Yucky. It is supposed to be reminiscent of the Mediterranean sea being spicy and peppery, but I get a minty scent that just won't go away. I highly doubt mint is floating in the sea. Maybe in the Colonial days, I could image some mint tea on a ship drowning at sea while the Catholic priest aboard says his last prayers and swings the incense around. It is a lot like Vicks Vapor Rub on me. This is one fragrance to stay away from. I'm glad I only bought a sample. Suprisingly though, after I washed it off, the faint residue smelt better on my skin- maybe as a body wash this would be nice in a masculine sort-of-way.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Escentric Molecules Escentric 01
robotica77 9/4/2006 10:13:00 AM
This has a nice black pepper and citrusy scent on me, like lime as someone mentioned. Somehow, the amber is really not as apparent as one would think. I would love a big bottle, although the bottle itself is pretty darn ugly, like some graphic artist's first try at selling an ad. The fragrance is very faint and I think it was meant to be toned down and elusive. It would be very nice for those who might be afraid of intense fragrances.
This fragrance just blew me away, like being in the mountains when the wind blows during a sweaty hike. Notes: black tea and blackcurrants. For something very simple, it has really nice topnotes and in the drydown, it stays the same on me. It is a unisex scent from what I can smell, but I would love to own a full size bottle. It is extremely refreshing every time I take a whiff. Now, I am going to sample more Creed fragrances since I have found two of them great so far. I can see why this is a celebrity favorite.