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RisingChaos 1 month ago 1
8
Sillage
7
Longevity
10
Scent
Friendly Leather
Fruity floral leather. Allegedly raspberry but I get more of a plum-cherry vibe. Comes across like a thick fruit syrup, thinned out by the light airy facets of lily and violet, with a soft leather peeking through just enough to temper the sweetness. Strong projection for ~3hr, dialing down to a more intimate scent bubble and catching faint whiffs through most of the remaining 8-10hr longevity.

Exceptionally smooth to me, with none of the animalic sharpness most leathers have at least in some capacity. Kinda weird, honestly, since leather sure isn't even the only thing in the note breakdown that can come off that way. Violet? Oud? Nope, no stank at all here.

Not that similar to Aswan IMO. While raspberry is the centerpiece of both, and they share a lot of notes on paper, Aswan is substantially brighter and fresher with a barely-there leather. If leather is second billing in London, violet leaf is second billing in Aswan.
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RisingChaos 2 months ago 1
7
Sillage
9
Longevity
10
Scent
Soapy Carnation Sandalwood
Atop the Infusion line's signature very soft powder, slightly soapy base, this opens more clean and powdery than most of its siblings except Fleur d'Oranger. On initial spray it smells of fizzy florals and bright musk, similar to Infusion Mimosa, but quickly reveals a sandalwood backbone dusted with freshly ground cloves. A spicy woody floral, but with a clean soapy undertone.

In short, it's carnation + sandalwood splashed with soapy water. Sweet and warm, yet light and airy enough that it still smells relatively fresh and clean. Sort of a hot 'n' cold thing going on. Could be a summer flanker of Xerjoff 1888. I get better projection from this than the other Prada Infusions, with moderately strong projection for 2-3hr, longevity 12hr+.
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RisingChaos 2 months ago 1
6
Sillage
7
Longevity
5.5
Scent
Woody Vanillic Aftershave Balm
A little bit of vanilla and oak, mostly watered-down alcohol... somewhere between booze and isopropyl. Has a sort of creamy soapy undertone like an aftershave balm. Woody aftershave with a splash of vanilla extract and a dash of black pepper. Moderate projection fades to skin over 2-3hr, longevity 8-10hr. Sticks to clothing pretty well, though.

Not horrible but definitely smells like a $20 perfume. It smells of cheap alcohol on initial spray and that undertone never really goes away. The atomizer is also terrible, as the spray isn't fine enough and kinda puddles on the skin where you spray it. All in all, it's okay but you do get what you pay for. Outremer is a much higher quality "cheapie" brand, granted they're tougher to get your hands on.
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RisingChaos 2 months ago 1
6
Sillage
7
Longevity
7.5
Scent
Not a Spicebomb Extreme Killer
A fresh spicy blast of an opening with an underlying sweetness and watered-down alcohol. It smooths out after a few minutes and the vanilla plus a wet leafy tobacco begin to shine through more, the latter dominating the composition. Does this live up to the hype? Does this really smell like Spicebomb Extreme? Hmm... Smells more like the original to me, maybe partway in between. The vanilla here just doesn't have the strength to assert itself the way it does in SBE, and this has a less complex blend of spices most notably lacking any cinnamon. Moderate projection for 2-3hr, longevity 6-8hr. Sticks to clothing pretty well, though.

"$20 Spicebomb Extreme." Well, that's not entirely untrue but no offense, this definitely smells like a $20 perfume. It smells of cheap alcohol on initial spray and that undertone never really goes away. The atomizer is also terrible, as the spray isn't fine enough and kinda puddles on the skin where you spray it. All in all, it's not really terrible but you definitely get what you pay for. Outremer is a much higher quality "cheapie" brand, granted they're tougher to get your hands on.
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RisingChaos 3 months ago 2
6
Sillage
8
Longevity
9.5
Scent
Good all-occasions yuzu
A blast of citrus with fresh spices and woods in the opening. Smells like an even lemon-yuzu split with a tinge of orange, and it's very smooth and refreshing almost like an iced glass of juice. Less "By the Yuzu Grove" and more "Freshly Squeezed from the Yuzu Grove." Ginger lends it a fizzy pop from the skin, but without the same bubbly intensity as a carbonated beverage, while the frankincense adds a touch of non-citric fruitiness all over a light woody base. Moderate initial projection fades over 2-3hr, longevity 10-12hr.
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