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Itchynose 3 years ago 2
7.5
Scent
6
Longevity
5
Sillage
8
Bottle

Soft blur
Margiela's Blur is a multipurpose Swiss army knife of a fragrance, not meant to project but to sit oily on your skin with a subtle, comforting cottony scent. It can be used on its own but will find a greater purpose if used to layer other fragrances on top of it for unexpected results or extra longevity. It can be sprayed on pillows and bedsheets and since it's an oil it can also be applied on the hair making it fluffy and shiny with the nicest clean laundry scent.

All in all Blur is a soft and clean cotton and talc powder accord in a little wonderful bottle; something different to have in the collection.

Itchynose 3 years ago 2
7
Scent
9
Longevity
9
Sillage
4
Bottle

Candy for men
For three decades Wolfgang Joop and Michel Almairac have pulled a prank on men all over the world with a fragrance that smells feminine, looks pink and comes in a bottle of nail polish. Since the juice is great the joke's on them.

Joop Homme is an intoxicatingly sweet fragrance that for most men belongs in the "love or hate" category. Its scent could be described as fruity lollipop, artificially flavored candy or cough syrup strawberry; it is a unique, practically unisex 90s icon for the sweet-toothed or one to avoid for those who prefer their perfumes to be masculine, discreet or understated. Still, Joop Homme can be a lot of fun in the right setting and weather –cold–, and its excellent performance will make heads turn for good or bad.

tl;dr: an intense bubblegummy trip worth experiencing at least once.
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Itchynose 3 years ago 2
7.5
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
7
Bottle

Citrus, Wood and Zen
There is something almost soothing about Starwalker's opening bamboo and bergamot combo, a gentle blend of sweet soft wood and sharp citrus with all other supporting notes in the background –fir, ginger, cedar, sandalwood– adding to the quiet, zen-like balance. This is not an aggressive scent that will turn you into an alpha male; it's a fresh, watery fragrance preparing you for a meditation session on the yoga mat.

Individuel or Legend and its flankers may have been getting all the attention in recent years but to me Starwalker is the real hidden gem in Montblanc's collection. As a lover of citrus fragrances with a distinct personality this is as close to signature scent material as it gets.

Itchynose 3 years ago 2
8
Scent
8
Longevity
6
Sillage
8
Bottle

Step inside a traditional barbershop
The beautifully blended notes in At The Barber's –classic lavender, aniseed-like basil, white musk– manage to recreate a very specific moment: that first step inside an old style barbershop when the smell of countless colognes and freshly cut hair hits your nostrils; an evocative scent conjuring up images of vintage bars of soap, medicinal camphor, lotions, balms, herbal hair tonics, mentholated after shaves and traditional remedies in old glass bottles.

At The Barber's is one of the most accomplished scents in Margiela's Replica line; a clean and spicy retro fragrance to wear and admire, practically a work of art.

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