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Dexter82 18 days ago 2

Vanilla with milky chocolate
Follow up : I've been wearing this scent on the daily and I do like 5 sprays. I'm pulling compliments everywhere I go as to how delicious is smell. Most of them say I remind them of a sweet bakery. Even my mom thought I was hiding a cake somewhere.
I bought this, because many you tubers rave how good this cheapy is. I live in Germany and ordered this for around 16€. It's pretty reasonable for 50ml. It came well packaged within a few days.
After the first spray I was intrigued of how good it smelled. The opening is definitely vanilla. Warm, vibrant, authentic even. Not scratchy, sweet bath and body works kinda vanilla. Pretty sophisticated I'd say. This fragrance is definitely gourmand and the chocolate side rather the first runner up. With that said, the scent doesn't develop much, but it projects like crazy, the Sillage is beyond 2 arms lengths. And it sits on my skin now for over 8hrs. On clothing it is going strong!
It's sweet and delicious, yet not cloying and headache inducing. I'm very impressed to experience this on a cheapy.
Now, I have read threads and blogs about a reformulation. It's supposed to be watered down? I might be lucky, that I've received the original one? Because this scent is intense. High quality intense. If this fragrance had more depth, I would dare to say it COULD be niche-esk!
So I ordered another bottle of this already, but have seen that the juice is of lighter color. I will see if there is a difference between these two.
With all being said, it all comes down to : is it worth blind buying this? If you like gourmand leaning scents - absolutely! You get a bang out of your buck and it will last forever! If you like vanilla - Absolutely! But keep in mind : It's not very chocolaty as the name suggest. If you know "Chocolate Greedy | Montale" and love the scent, it is nothing like that.
Have a nice day.

Dexter82 2 months ago 2
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1
Sillage
1
Bottle

Ghost of Hypnotic poison
I live in Germany and this is discussed as a "Hypnotic Poison (Eau de Toilette) | Dior" dupe on several blog posts and videos. I love Hypnotic poison and tested the dupe while I was in the drugstore. So it's currently really cold and humid just for consideration and I have rather dry skin. I sprayed twice on my wrist and first was just the scent of alcohol. I expected this from a very cheap product. A minute later there was a faint sweetness and it slowly resembled Door's HP. There is nothing much to say. Projection next to non, no Sillage and the scent was gone after an 1 hr. I mean this is sold as EDP. thee reality is rather a body splash. This perfume is so faint and watered down, that I am really disappointed. The performance is beyond weak compared to the original, but even if I didn't know the intoxicating HP, I wouldn't ever buy this fragrance.
In conclusion :It's a no. Not even if you're on a budget. It's a waste of money.
An alternative discussed was "Kenzo Amour | Kenzo" and I agree to the resemblance. Maybe try this out instead.

Dexter82 8 months ago 2
5.5
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8
Longevity
8
Sillage
10
Bottle

Ein Mann der noch nicht ganz Mann ist.
OK, der Name sagt es ja schon. Toyboy. Ein junger Typ der sich von einer älteren Frau /aushalten lässt und im Gegenzug vllt ein paar Dienstleistungen tätigt... Was genau lass ich hier mal offen. ?
Fakt ist, ich habe wieder mal einen Duft blind gekauft bei #Notino. Die Flasche ist schon putzig und reiht sich gut in die vorhandenen Flakon ein. Bin ich zufrieden mit dem Kauf? Der erste Eindruck war etwas stechend, chemisch (ca 25°C im Auto). Bergamotte war präsent, aber mineralisch und blechen, wenn das Sinn ergibt. Rosa Pfeffer habe ich bis heute nicht erschnuppert...
Grundsätzlich wirkt er auf mich sehr eindimensional. Es entwickelt sich nicht so stark, dass man es als Aufbau einer Duft Komposition bezeichnen könnte. Es ist alles ineinander übergehend. Es fehlt mir an Tiefe.
Ich stelle mir echt einen jungen Typen vor der gerne feiert, nichts und niemanden zu ernst nimmt (außer sich selbst), Papa's Porsche cruised und auf dessen Kosten ein schönes Leben gönnt...
Grundsätzlich ist der Duft nicht schlecht mit seiner guten Sillage und Haltbarkeit (8 Std plus, je nach Wetter). Für den Alltag und in sportiver Kleidung kann ich den schon tragen, aber mein Favorit ist er wahrlich nicht. Vielleicht bin ich auch zu alt mit knapp 40?
Der Duft ist definitiv unisex, wobei ich bei einer Frau ein anderes Bild vor Augen habe. Eine junge Frau voller Lebensfreude, die sich über verstaubt Konventionen hinwegsetzt. Spaß an ihren Projekten und parties hat.
Ausprobieren schadet nicht, aber empfehlen kann ich das niemanden den ich kenne - außer meinem 18 jährigen Neffen...
Für unter 30€ kann man das sich ja mal holen, allein wegen der Flasche. ?
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Dexter82 9 months ago 2
8
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8
Longevity
6
Sillage
10
Bottle

Sophisticated, grown-up
Hello everyone,
After a long absence I'm back. In our current time of Lockdown and apocalyptic scenario all over, I decided to treat myself to a new scent. Doing my research online I found this Cartier fragrance for just 27€. So it's a total blind buy and the ingredients sounded very appealing to me. I love honey and wondered how this could be translated into a male fragrance without being too sticky and sweet.
I already own Guerlain Flora de Nymphea, which is very honey heavy, but this one is successfully not to sweet! The first spray was like :"OH nooo, this smells like" old man". That's probably the musk making a quick appearance, but it subsided VERY quickly (lucky me). So the scent develops from spicey to a clean soap like fragrance in the first 30 minutes. The honey is interwoven at all times, engulfed in vetiver and musk. It's not heavy at all, but noticeabe presence.
I REALLY like how Mathilde wrapped this honey in vetiver and musc to avoid this fragrance from being too sweet and cheap.
The fond becomes very skinlike. Probably again the musc that makes this scent stick to your skin for a long time, too.
This fragrance is marketed towards men, but in 2021 this could easily be worn by a strong woman.
What I do have to point out is : This is not a scent for boys. But rather for modern men in their 30s. L'envol does not seduce with overwhelmingly creamy and oriental notes with a 5km radius sillage. This scent is subtle. Long lasting. Classy. Business with a wink and smirk.
For the price I paid, I think I did a great catch. (Notino.de).
For what occasions? Definitvely work, theater, opera, probably a nice dinner. Something sophisticated.
I imagine a man wearing a white shirt, unbuttoned 3 buttons on the top. Clean haircut with slightly Grey sideburns. Good fitting pants and nice shoes (exact the opposite of me, but I'll still flaunt it).

Dexter82 4 years ago
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6
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6
Bottle

Große Wellen wird man damit nicht schlagen...
Ein Herrenduft der nicht aneckt. Passt zu Büro, Freizeit oder wohin auch immer. Es bleibt aber auch nicht wirklich in Erinnerung. Ich habe es mir nur geholt, weil ein gift set verfügbar war bei Galeria Kaufhof für 29.99€.