MatuxMatux's Perfume Reviews

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Matux 5 months ago 1
9.5
Scent
3
Longevity
10
Sillage
10
Bottle

Vetiverol
If vetiver feels rooty and outdated, vetiverol does not. Zestier than Vetiveria Zizanoides, more fresh, less woody; however, it keeps some of the darker tones.

Discontinued, unfortunately - launched at a time the brand offerings was limited to three options: Amber, Sandalwood and Vetiver.

Good news, there are options. You can check Adolfo Dominguez Agua de Vetiver.

Matux 5 months ago 2
10
Scent
4
Longevity
8
Sillage
10
Bottle

No, it is not
Points in common end just there. It smells like it but it is not a clone: it does not have the same accords, nor the notes, nor the complexity, nor the longevity nor the projection of the original. Similar, yes. The same, no.

Nice bottle, nice cap, nice smell, inexpensive, good value for money. Want something better? Try others or get the original.

For the price you just cannot complain.

Matux 5 months ago 1
1.5
Scent
10
Longevity
10
Sillage
10
Bottle

Über synthetic
Translating organoleptic perceptions into words is like dancing to architecture, still, we make an effort. As follows, we use some descriptors, "synthetic" is one of them. We all know what it means; in this case, better define how this feels to the senses because Ralph's Club is an ode to olfactory chemistry rather than olfactory craft.

In my case "synthetic" means this:

1. An "acute", screetchy sensation to the nose.

2. The sensation of smelling needles - think of molecules that contact the nosetrils as having that shape.

3. The impossibility of tracing smells to those of nature - we all know how lavender smells, we all know how low-quality lavender does, namely, not as complex, meaning it won't be possible to identify the mint molecules present in the real one (among many other molecules).

Well, Ralph's Club has all that it takes to be "synthetic" - the topnotes smell like needles to the nose, the notes and accords are impossible to trace to anything and, even though it is a complex blend, I only can get a note that might be of a molecule in fashion for I could trace it in Dior's Sauvage, one of the Armani Codes and even one of the Versace's Eros (the red one).

As to the composition, I can't help associating it to one of the inexpensive drugstore scents sold in the local market - trying Ralphs Club leads to the usual "I smelled that" that every fraghead comes upon. Now, in this case with much improved quality.

PS: I just watched the ad - it shares a lot in common with the ad of one of CH's 212. So I am right when I assumed this could be targeted to the younger crowd.

Matux 5 months ago 1

More flowery than Blue de Chanel
That was the conclusion after a blind product test conducted by college students of a Marketing 101 course.

Both were considered for mature men, howver, the Bulgari was regarded as less formal than the Chanel.


Matux 5 months ago 1

Not very original as per the statement...
Do not let this fool you.

The opening is zesty and fresh, not the kind of composition with clearly marked notes, however the overall feeling gives some credit to the descriptors. What follows are floral notes with some sweetness, not to the point of a gourmand blend, however it feels so when it is smelled close to the skin.

The drydown is woody with soft nuances.

It is a light, soft Summer scent; I venture it might suprise the wearer if fully worn during a hot day.

(Tested from a sample).

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