Woody Spicy Fragrances

Yves Saint Laurent L’Homme Libre – The type of Smart Casual Fragrance

Yves Saint Laurent L'Homme Libre_EdT

L’Homme Libre, one of the most recent masculine fragrances from Yves Saint Laurent (which seems to be recently rebranded under the name Saint Laurent Paris) has filled me with mixed emotions. The first minutes subsequent to spraying two whiffs on my wrist seemed to be quite OK, then it followed a mid development, which I […]

Davidoff Echo – A Fragrance for the Contemporary Urban Man

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Echo, the masculine woody spicy fragrance from Davidoff was introduced in 2003, in an intention to target the men in their middle age. With this scent, Davidoff remained faithful to their understated elegance, while legalizing the trend for perfume shaped with virtual notes, perfect in reflecting the aromas of the city. I remember that, 9 […]

Olivier Durbano Black Tourmaline – For the Lovers of Incense

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One of the features that captured my attention in relation to Olivier Durbano’s olfactory creations was the fact that those are mainly based on incense. Later I found out that the house’s fragrances were inspired by a line of jewels called Bijoux de Pierres Poèmes (Stone Poem Jewels) and predictable, my first contact with the […]

Armand Basi In Blue – The Azure Side of the Nature

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I remember that I tested Armand Basi In Blue, the third masculine fragrance from the Spanish brand based in Barcelona, four years ago. The scent was introduced in 2005, as a masculine counterpart for 2003’s In Red, having the generous nature as its source of inspiration. From the advertising material, we were warned that In […]

Olivier Durbano Rock Crystal – Symbol of Bonding between Man and Nature

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Because I adore fragrances that with incense in any form, as long as it is a dominant note and lately I discovered a couple of special creations that make use of this theme, the last Saturday came as an opportunity for a testing session. The perfumery house of Olivier Durbano was unknown to me from […]

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