Saturday, September 22, 2012

Nozin' Aroun'

Today I sniffed a couple of fragrances I wanted to try for some time:
  • Dior's Diorella
  • Acqua di Parma's Colonia Intensa
  • Guerlain's L'Instant de Guerlain pour homme
  • Chanel's Égoiste
  • Bvlgari's Eau Parfumée au The Vert
  • Hugo Boss' Baldessarini Cologne

While I was at it I spotted good old Azarro Azzaro pour homme. Back in the day a good friend had this stuff, he also had Kouros BTW. I had Paco Rabanne pour homme and Antaeus. Those were the days my friend...
Azzaro smells weird IMO. Pass.
Guerlain's Habit Rouge, smells dated, stuffy. Not for me, sorry. But I didn't come for these two.


Diorella is not for me, I prefer Eau Sauvage that's similar in many ways but smells cleaner to my nose.

Colonia Intensa sounded good when I saw its citrus and ginger notes. I love the citrus and ginger combination but it is not different enough from Dior Homme Sport, in my opinion. Could François Demachy have used Colonia Intensa (2007) as an inspiration while composing Dior Homme Sport (2008)?

L'Instant de Guerlain pour homme (LIDG) is very nice, I tried  L'Instant de Guerlain pour homme Extreme (LIDGE) recently and they're both chips off the same block to me. Both are very nice, somewhat sweet. I don't see them as casual attire scents. Both are in the same vein as Dior's Dior Homme (Intense), more like suit & tie (jasje-dasje) stuff.

Égoiste, too sweet for my taste.

There's a great story behind Eau Parfumée au The Vert, I wanted smell what the hype was all about. Nice airy and light scent. Not quite my cup of tea though. (Ha ha!)

Baldessarini Cologne is according to The Guide "curiously unnoticed considering its excellence". Luca, I might have a clue as to why. The only shop selling it in the city center doesn't have a tester bottle of it...