Oriental Fragrances

Lanvin Arpège Pour Homme – Mystery and Affection

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Back in 2008, I had a period that involved a lot of testing and one of the subjects of these sessions was Arpège Pour Homme. The masculine counterpart of the classic 1927’s Arpège, arrived on the market in 2005, under the olfactory category of the oriental woody fragrance. Developed by perfumer Olivier Pescheux, Arpège Pour […]

Dunhill London – For the Contemporary Man

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With an atmosphere inspired by the magnificent capital of the United Kingdom, London was presented by Dunhill in 2008 as a masculine oriental fougere fragrance. Described on the official website with the tagline “the signature scent”, this perfumer “defines masculine elegance through a meeting of quintessential appeal with modern desirability”. Furthermore, the target audience was […]

Antonio Banderas Diavolo – Playing a Mischievous Part

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Back in 1997 (it seems such a long time ago, doesn’t it?), when Diavolo was launched, it was a n olfactory reference among my circle of acquaintances. Not solely due the fact that this was the debut fragrance from the famous Spanish actor and director Antonio Banderas, but it was also a consequence of the […]

Dior Dolce Vita – A Passion for Good Life

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I remember seeing the ad print for Dolce Vita in a magazine at the end of the ‘90’s, a period when the fine art of perfumery was not the first on my list of priorities. Back then, this perfume seemed to have a distant type of elegance that was definitely perceived wrong by me. Arrived […]

Cerruti 1881 Black – Dark and Elegant

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The darker and more intense version of the masculine fragrance Cerruti 1881 was introduced in 2006, under the name Cerruti 1881 Black. This oriental woody scent was developed by Michel Girard and is reportedly “inspired by the warm and spicy atmosphere of an Italian evening”, as stated in the press release. As an admirer of […]

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