Showing posts with label Men's fragrance. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Men's fragrance. Show all posts


Emporio Armani Stronger With You

Despite the cheesy name, this is quite an impressive fragrance. It's a rather strong, luxurious scent; I got a friend to test it out for me, and he couldn't stop raving about the longevity. 
Top notes: Pink Pepper Essence, Apple Accord, Violet Leaves Accord
Heart: Lavender Essence, Sage Essence, Cardamom Essence, Cinnamon Essence
Base notes: Glazed Chestnut Accord, Cedar Tree Essence, Guaiac Essence, Amber Wood

As you can see, there are plenty of intense notes (Sage, Cardamom, Cinnamon) that come into play during the scent's development. The sweet cardamom and amber wood- to me- are the most prominent notes. It's an interesting fragrance as it's warm and oriental yet slightly sweet at the same time. The sweetness surprised me as I was expecting a very spicy, overwhelming scent. 

I've heard some comparisons of this to Paco Rabanne's One Million, and I really must disagree. Although Stronger With You is not the most original scent on the fragrance market, it's definitely a good one as it's modern and classy. I actually haven't yet tried the women's version (as I'm more of an Armani Si fan!), but I'm told that's a decent fragrance too. 

Emporio Armani's Stronger With You by Emporio Armani is available nationwide. 


Aramis Modern Leather

Aramis is definitely an underrated men's fragrance brand. They launch a new limited edition fragrance every year, and have recently launched one called 'Modern Leather'.

Modern Leather is an elegant, woody fragrance and is a contemporary twist on the original Aramis, with more distinguished notes in order to capture a sense of 'modern' masculinity.


BOSS The Scent

This is Hugo Boss' biggest male fragrance launch in a long time- and it's a very good one. BOSS The Scent is a masculine scent that's inspired by the art of male seduction and confidence, and pays tribute to the BOSS man's personal achievements rather than his professional. Nice. 
For the past couple of years, Hugo Boss have been launching fragrances that were almost like brothers to the original BOSS Bottled. BOSS The Scent is completely different, and this is why it's already an incredibly popular scent. Every guy I've tested it on has nothing but positive to say about it.


BOSS Bottled Oud

Hugo Boss are forever building on the success of the popular BOSS Bottled fragrance by launching re-interpretations of it, this time as an Oud based scent. BOSS Bottled Oud is a warm, spicy fragrance that's the epitome of modern masculinity. 


Aramis Black

Prestige fragrance brand, Aramis has recently launched a new male fragrance- Aramis Black, which portrays the wearer as 'Polished but mysterious. Racy but refined'. Nice :) 

Aramis have been very clever with this fragrance as it's a scent formed of traditional notes, but also thrown into the mix is a combination of unique, contemporary notes. Aramis Black is a modern twist on the traditional, and it smells great.

James Bond 007 Fragrance review

If you're looking for the perfect Christmas gift for any man in your life, look no further. The original 007 fragrance is a cool and trendy gift that's great for any hardcore Bond fan- which I imagine, most men are.

First of all, the bottle is in the form of a black grenade-style object, which I love and it's just so 'James Bond'. A few people think that the bottle looks tacky but I think it's cool, and I think Bond fans will love it too.

Like James Bond himself, the fragrance is masculine yet a light, fresh scent which makes it perfect for everyday use. The scent does not smell cheap at all and the quality is similar to big branded fragrances, so at £31.50 for a 75ml bottle, it's a decent product for a decent price.


BOSS Bottled and BOSS Bottled Collector's Edition

BOSS Bottled by Hugo Boss was launched in 1998, and it's still a very popular fragrance. So popular in fact that, they have recently launched a collector's edition of the fragrance encased in a velvet Black bottle. 

The fragrance notes of BOSS Bottled are quite interesting; apple, grapefruit and mint form the top notes whilst geranium, jasmine and patchouli altogether compose the heart notes, which then settle into a set of sensual of woody base notes. 


Lacoste L!VE fragrance review!

Lacoste recently launched a new summer fragrance for men 'L!VE', and with Father's Day just around the corner, it makes the perfect gift! 

Lacoste L!VE is a fresh fragrance with top notes of lime and saffron; with notes of green leaves forming the heart; and liquorice, sandalwood, and Guaiac Wood as the base. Male fragrances are becoming more fresh and less strong/spicy, and Lacoste has certainly paid attention to this fact. 


Hugo Boss Bottled Unlimited fragrance review!

Boss Bottled. Unlimited. is an interpretation of the original Boss Bottled fragrance which launched back in 1998. It is an energetic new scent that's inspired by the 'Boss' man's determination and drive for personal success. Sexy. 

Bottled Unlimited is a masculine scent with a freshly cool, energetic twist. On initial spray, the fragrance is citrusy as its top notes include Iced Violet Leaves, which then develops into the heart consisting of notes of pineapple. The fragrance's base notes include sandalwood and musk, leaving a fresh woody scent lingering on the skin.


James Bond 007 Quantum fragrance review!

I'm a huge fan of James Bond [and Daniel Craig for that matter!] so I had to grab the third 007 fragrance 'Quantum' to smell it for myself. You know, seeing as I can recite almost every scene from Skyfall ;]. 

A picture of the 007 Quantum fragrance
Associated with the nation's most masculine figure that every man wishes to be, 'Quantum' is a light sophisticated fragrance composed of Bergamot, Cardamon, and Juniper Berries as top notes; Violet Leaves, Leather Accord and Geranium as the heart; and Benzoin, Sandalwood, and Vetiver as the base.