Woody Chypre Fragrances

Estee Lauder Sensuous Noir Fragrance Review

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Since there are many types of fragrances out there, each suitable for a moment of the day, mood or season, one has to be careful when selecting an aroma. My personal theory is to choose depending on your mood; however I feel that this should be entirely up to you. Hence, I might suggest you […]

Ormonde Jayne Isfarkand Review

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My second fragrance tested from the London-based niche house Ormonde Jayne was Isfarkand, a masculine woody chypre, “super cool in style, vibrant and sensual”, if I was to take for granted the description found on their official website. Introduced in 2005 (initially under the name Isfahan, after the historical city from Iran, former capital of […]

Comme des Garcons 2 Man – Diffusing Library

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A couple of months ago, I watched a video interview with Chandler Burr, in which among other things, he mentioned one of his favorites perfumes: Comme des Garcons 2 Man. Back then, I was not familiar with this brand (nor am I today, in spite of the 3 fragrances tested!), but what motivated me to […]

Comme des Garcons Series 3: Incense Zagorsk – Sober Aroma of Wood

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The day I went for testing Avignon, the 2002’s Comme de Garcons element in the Series 3: Incense, one of the shop assistants suggested me Zagorsk, from the same range. As an aside, this one was dedicated to the town of Sergiyev Posad, called Zagorsk during the Soviet regime, to honor the memory of revolutionary […]

Comme des Garcons Series 3: Incense Avignon – Well-Behaved Incense

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When I realized that I need to sample most of the main fragrances based on incense, for finding the one that will made it to my “to buy” list, I began by making a list with scent selected for a test. And on that list, I placed Avignon right at the top. Except I did […]

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