It’s a pleasant scent overall. Smells cologne-y, smells aquatic. Sometimes a bit icy or mentholated. A bit spicy. I guess you might consider it “green”, but it doesn’t really remind me of the world of plants. It’s not burning my nose or giving me a headache, but the overall effect is a bit harsh and synthetic to me. I find I am going nose-blind to it rather quickly, though others are smelling it more clearly. Some fragrances have me smelling my shirt all day. I don’t think this will be one of them. I am ready to move on after a couple of hours.
Green Notes | Grapefruit | Spices | Bergamot | Lavender
Fragscent Perfumes introduce High Quality inspired impression of 212 VIP Black by Carolina Herrera. Has slight similarities to Pure XS, but it is softer and smoother. I like the use of Lavender here. Not too sweet. I like it much more than 212 VIP Black Extra. Black Extra is brash and pushes the Lavender towards an aquatic feel. This is soft, clean, boozy musk. Longevity is just fine
Great fresh business fragrance suited more for cold weather. Its not sweet at all its something I would wear during an evening walk or a dinner night – masculine and fresh. More suited as a day fragrance i would say. Love it very nice and pleasant smell with a very, very long lasting smell.
212 VIP Black by Carolina Herrera is a Aromatic Fougere fragrance for men. 212 VIP Black was launched in 2017. 212 VIP Black was created by Carlos Benaim and Anne Flipo. Top notes are Absinthe, Anise and Fennel; middle note is Lavender; base notes are Black Vanilla Husk and Musk.
Beautiful, I ordered a few samples just because I wanted to try Cactus Garden, but this is my favorite by far, I ordered a 10ml decant within a day. Longevity is GREAT for me! but my skin seems to like fresh/aquatic perfumes. As to sillage, my boyfriend noticed it from a meter away, but that was within the first hour so not too sure. Nonetheless, a potential fave. I can see why people might think it’s generic upon first sniff, but the way it personally interacted with my chemistry was phenomenal. Wow wow wow . Not gonna lie I was skeptical about LV Colognes but THIS BLEW ME OUT OF THE POOL! So luxurious!!! Absolute summer , totally unisex, very luxurious and I love love love it! Was my first LV & my 2nd was California Dream and THAT is a VERY CLOSE 2nd as well. It reminds me of sundowners at Ocean Beach in San Diego. But even some say the longevity or sillage is not worth the price, I NEVER JUDGE by a weak performance. I love skin scents as well and believe no it everything should be loud AF. Hope everyone is safe and healthy & smelling their best! 💙
Alexander II is an impression of Alexandria II by Xerjoff is Masterpiece and sits in my TOP10 best fragrances I’ve ever smelled. This wasn’t love at first sniff. I got a sample in the begging of my fragrance journey.
Alexandria II by Xerjoff is an Amber Woody fragrance for women and men. Alexandria II was launched in 2012. The nose behind this fragrance is Chris Maurice. Top notes are Palisander Rosewood, Lavender, Cinnamon and Apple; middle notes are Rose, Cedar and Lily-of-the-Valley; base notes are Agarwood (Oud), Sandalwood, Vanilla, Amber and Musk
Palisander | Rosewood | Lavender | Apple | Cinnamon
Alexander iii is high quality impression of Alexandria III by Xerjoff, Alexandria III by Xerjoff is a Amber Floral fragrance for women and men. This is a new fragrance. Alexandria III was launched in 2019. The nose behind this fragrance is Chris Maurice. Top notes are Palisander Rosewood, Lavender and Cinnamon; middle notes are Bulgarian Rose, Cedar and Lily-of-the-Valley; base notes are Laotian Oud, Sandalwood, Thailand Oud, Vanilla, Musk and Amber.
Palisander | Rosewood | Lavender | Cinnamon
Bulgarian Rose | Cedar | Lily of the valley
Amber Aoud by Roja Dove is a Amber Spicy fragrance for women and men. Amber Aoud was launched in 2012. The nose behind this fragrance is Roja Dove. Top notes are Bergamot, Lime and Lemon; middle notes are Rose, Fig, Ylang-Ylang and Jasmine; base notes are Agarwood (Oud), Ambergris, Saffron, Cinnamon, Birch, Civet, Orris Root, Musk, Sandalwood, Oakmoss and Patchouli.
Fragscent Perfumes Introduce high quality inspired impression of Apogee perfume by Louis Vuitton is nice delicate floral perfume. leans a bit mature. reminds me of a lazy Sunday morning by Maison Margiela. quite green, very floral, very light citrus, perfect for hot summer days because this one does not go sour, unlike most citrus perfumes. longevity is meh, lasts about 5-6 hours on my skin. a bit of a citronella scent in the opening. after the 3 hour mark, it smells nice and powdery but has no more projection.
This scent is more apple brandy barrel than actual apple brandy. The oak and sweet resin are big players that really dominate most of the odor profile. The vanilla and cedar really take a backseat to create that pseudo-boozy baked apple note, ever present yet playing second fiddle. But the oak is there in the open, it’s heaviest in the mid, and it’s still hanging around in the dry down. That’s not a knock on the fragrance at all, as it still plays out wonderfully. It’s a bit linear in that it doesn’t stray from it’s name, but that’s its strength. Very rich, very high quality, and expertly crafted.
Apple Brandy is fairly pleasant, more so than most of the other Kilians, but second to Straight to Heaven.
These 2 actually are not that dissimilar, I find they share the same basic DNA and they differentiate in some important details, for example Apple Brandy has a very evident apple note, which I am surprised to not see listed in the pyramid. Also the vanilla is more intense here. As the 2 fragrances progress, the differentiate more.
Apple Brandy gets a solid like.
Apple | Rum | Cedar Wood | Oak | Vanilla | Labdanum
Fragscent Perfumes introduce high quality inspired impression of Aqua Di Gio by G. Armani, It feels fresh but not as sharp as the typical aquatic scent, the freshness gets round up by the smell of jasmine (flowery sweetness). The canola and the flower mix its what I feel as I am walking.
You get aquatic notes topped with green notes ending up in sweet floral notes.
Cant judge the performance cause Ive just tried it, 3 hours till now its almost as just applied
Acqua di Gio by Giorgio Armani is a Aromatic Aquatic fragrance for men. Acqua di Gio was launched in 1996. Acqua di Gio was created by Alberto Morillas, Annick Menardo and Christian Dussoulier. Top notes are Lime, Lemon, Bergamot, Jasmine, Orange, Mandarin Orange and Neroli; middle notes are Sea Notes, Jasmine, Calone, Peach, Freesia, Cyclamen, Hyacinth, Rosemary, Violet, Coriander, Nutmeg, Rose and Mignonette; base notes are White Musk, Cedar, Oakmoss, Patchouli and Amber.