Woody Chypre Fragrances

John Varvatos Vintage – A Classic and Sophisticated Fragrance

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It is not unusual that every fragrance that I tested so far from John Varvatos, proved to be something much more compared to the rest of the mainstream scents and this is also valid for Vintage. Arrived on the market in 2006 and developed by Rodrigo Flores-Roux from Givaudan (the perfumer responsible for the majority […]

Aramis Classic – For the Man without Compromises

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When I think about Azzaro Pour Homme, I imagine one of the few examples of classic in masculine perfumery. Moreover, on personal level, this scent introduced in 1978 is among the ones that have been in my perfume wardrobe on more than one occasion. And until last week (shame on me!), I imagined this as […]

Terre d’Hermès Parfum – A Deeper Journey into the Elements

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Officially Terre d’Hermès is one of my favorite perfumes, but for a buying decision (don’t know when it will happen, there are other priorities), I would go for its more intense version. Launched in 2009, 3 years after the popular precursor, Terre d’Hermès Parfum represents a more intense interpretation of the Earth and Heaven theme […]

Chanel Antaeus – An Unforgettable Presence

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This scent is a living legend. Antaeus is the second masculine fragrance developed by Chanel and definitely one of the best male fragrances ever made. Introduced in 1981 and belonging to the woody chypre olfactory group, Antaeus was developed by the famous Chanel house perfumer, Jacques Polge. The source of inspiration for the scent relies […]

Annick Goutal Eau de Monsieur – Disappeared Masculinity

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Introduced by Annick Goutal in 1980 and discontinued over the last years, Eau de Monsieur is a woody chypre fragrance, intended for both men and women. I am not sure about the reasons that lead to the decision of giving up its manufacturing process (probably got something to do with the sales, in spite of […]

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