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On a beach at sunset
This one definitely bears resemblances to Chanel AHEB and even some of the Sport Eau Extreme with the citruses and a sort of aldehydic/metallic touch in the opening. However, Uden has a big dose of ambergris, which is detectable immediately, and lends the scent a great depth and salty facet which reminds me of—no surprise, a beach. Uden has those notes of rum and coffee in the mid and base, which when mixed with the sandalwood and vanilla, mix to create a creamy, slightly bitter, slightly boozy, and definitely salty, finish. It's a delightful scent without a doubt, but in the air—can smell similar to the Chanel. However, performance is much better, IMO, with Uden and the addition of Ambergris. In the end, two different fragrances that can smell similar, especially in the air, but Uden exudes more class, has better longevity, and boasts a higher price tag to match. A nice unisex frag that leans a little more masculine side to me. The end effect reminds me of walking on a beach during the sunset sipping on a tropical cocktail.
My first impression of Naxos was a little underwhelming; sure it was nice—you had some freshness, aromatics, and sweetness all blending together to create a nice and smooth product—but I didn't understand all the hype. I kept sniffing the scent, though, and slowly but surely I began falling under its spell. Bergamot, lemon, and lavender combine to create a beautifully fresh and aromatic opening; a realistic and decadent honey note provides a dense—but not cloying—sweetness; the scent wraps up with an ultra-classy, dry, pipe tobacco note coming through in the base for heft and contrast. Without a doubt, the honey and sweetness are the stars here, so you must enjoy these notes if you're to appreciate Naxos to its fullest; but if you do, this one is a must try.
More then just a Gourmand: A special memory
The first time I sampled Feve Delicieuse (FD), I thought it smelled good and yummy, but it wasn't something I'd wear—too feminine for a guy. However, the more I smelled it, the more it reminded more of a very specific memory from my childhood. I kept smelling it because I needed to identify that scent memory, and then one day, eureka! It came to me: you know when you're at the beach walking on the boardwalk and suddenly an ocean breeze picks up the scent of all the tasty desserts around you—cotton candy, funnel cakes, fudge, ice cream, and so on—and smacks you in the face with it? That's what this reminds me of! The aromatics in the opening and the ambergris in the background remind me of the fresh and salty ocean breeze; while the sweeter notes remind of me all the tasty snacks I'd smell while walking along the boardwalk. Oddly enough, in this scent memory, the sky is grey and cloudy as if it may storm soon; but that ocean breeze is so dang refreshing that I don't even care. This scent memory is special to me because it conjures up memories of a time when I was just a kid hanging out at the beach with the family and without a care in the world. Now, whenever I need an instant mood booster, I just spray this on and I immediately get sent back to that memory. For that reason alone, Feve Delicieuse will always have a spot in my collection!
Cheech93 12 months ago 1
A Midsummer Dream (AMD) may be a little generic for a Roja scent but is beautiful nonetheless. It sparkles like many of his other scents and mixes elements of freshness with warmth with the citruses, spices, and resins. It really feels like you're walking through an enchanted forest on a summer evening with plenty of fireflies buzzing around; a bright moon lighting the night sky above; all creating a magical atmosphere to the beholder. If I had a complaint about AMD, it would be its performance: the aroma sticks around for a while but becomes a skin scent within an hour of application on me. I love the scent for the beautiful thoughts it evokes. Is it just propaganda? Is it too expensive for what it offers? Possibly; either way—I'm hooked.
Reminiscent of Fall
A vanilla scent with plenty of spices and some green tobacco. This one reminds me of Autumn because of the spices—especially the cloves—and the sweetness from the vanilla; it just oozes warmth. A slight dusting of cocoa powder is also noticeable and makes this one really delicious. Some say this is a weaker version of TF's TV, but I like this one much more and at a better price! Definitely unisex.