Aventus by Creed. Aventus is a Chypre Fruity fragrance for men. Captures the modern woman or man scent. Captivating. Definitely need a strong personality to wear this scent. It changes character with time and carries beautifully into the night.
The former King of Kings and the scent that got me started on my fragrance journey in December of last year. The scent profile is fantastic but this has to easily the weakest fragrance. We giving you 8 to 10 hrs plus lasting guarantee.
Pineapple | Bergamot | Black Current | Apple
Birch | Patchouli | Jasmine | Rose
Musk | Oak Moss | Ambergris | Vanilla
Just beautiful. One of my favorite fragrances for men – I love the feeling I get when I wear this one. Rose, powder, musk, a hint of bergamot-style citrus. And not a girly rose smell either. Elegant, very English, refined. Picture a suited man holding a rose and this is what he’d smell like. Longevity is 2-4 hours – reapply if you must! Cheap as chips and well worth adding to your collection, or a starting point for a man on a budget.
Top notes are Ginger, Cardamom, Green Mandarin and Bergamot; middle notes are Wild Rose, Nutmeg, Cedar and Spicy Notes; base notes are Tonka Bean, Cedar, Gray Musk, Oriental Woodsy notes and Patchouli
Ginger | Cardamom | Green Mandarin | Bergamot
Wild Rose | Nutmeg | Cedar
Tonka Bean | Grey Musk | Woody Notes
Another summer favorite and a joy to wear. Lovely minty, green, freshness with the unique ivy note that gives it a ton of character. High-quality, sprightly, luxe and beachy. Smells natural and lush and something in it reminds me of cactus or cucumber pulp. Doesn’t follow the usual summer tropes of marine notes, coconut suntan lotion etc and in its own way is quite groundbreaking, although not an artsy or avant-garde affair. Just plain feels good and sometimes that is all you need, especially in this day and age. Love it!
Beach Hut Man by Amouage is a Woody Aromatic fragrance for men. Beach Hut Man was launched in 2017. The nose behind this fragrance is Elise Benat. Top notes are Mint, Galbanum and Orange Blossom; middle notes are Ivy, Vetiver and Moss; base notes are Woody Notes, Myrrh and Patchouli.
Mint | Galbanum | Orange Blossom
Ivy | Vetiver | Moss
Woody Notes | Myrrh | Patchouli
Tiger by Fragscent Perfumes is high quality impression of Nemer by Boadicea the Victorious. At first, this opens up with a strong earthy animalic oud. It’s dirty but smooth. Within the first 20 minutes, it gets a little stronger before the roses start to pop up. By the 30-minute mark, you get an even rose:oud ratio wrapped in a soft creamy cloud. At about the 40-minute mark, the Turkish rose takes the lead. This transition point–where the rose starts to pull away–is when you get that slight medicinal quality that some reviewers mentioned below. This is relatively short-lived, and it then falls back into the rose/oud harmony. After a little bit, the oud pulls up, but by now it’s morphed into a rich silky caress with sprinkles of soft powder. At this point there are a few cameos here and there; little bursts of green, fresh (almost citrusy), spicy notes—just little pop-ups like little fireworks.
After a lovely display, there comes the encore right back with the animalic oud, but instead of the cameos, you get little pair-ups of rose/patchouli, rose/sandalwood, rose/musk. As it starts to settle, it wraps you in a warm blanket and rocks you back and forth between the amber/vanilla/sandalwood and powdery/rose/oud combos echoing the latter towards the very end.
Saffron | Black Pepper | Lemongrass | Ylang Ylang
Moroccan Rose | Turkish Rose | Rose
Patchouli | Sandalwood | Moss | Cedar | Musk | Cashmere wood
Azrak by Fragscent Perfumes is high quality impression of Azrak by Boadicea Victorious. This fragrance is so gorgeous to me. I love the rose like opening that stays on my skin for about 2 hours, with great projections. The magic comes in the mid and dry down for me. There is this creamy sweet/spicy woody note that I get with a hint of rose in the dry down on my skin that is absolutely magical for me.
That is my favorite part of the fragrance honestly. I receive compliments every time I wear this fragrance.
Projection 2-3 feet
Longevity 8-10 hours depending on the day with wafts in the air.
Compliments are amazing
dry down is magical
Azrak by Boadicea the Victorious is a Woody fragrance for women and men. Azrak was launched in 2013. The nose behind this fragrance is Christian Provenzano. Top notes are Bergamot, Pineapple, Lemon, Cassis, Cardamom and Cinnamon; middle notes are Spices, Jasmine, Lily-of-the-Valley, Rose, Violet and Violet Leaf; base notes are Woodsy Notes, Agarwood (Oud), Musk, Amber, Cedar and Sandalwood.
Bergamot | Pineapple | Lemon | Cassis | Cardamom
Spices | Jasmine | Lily of the Valley | Rose | Violet
Woody Notes | Agarwood (OUD) | Musk | Amber | Cedar | Sandalwood
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