Shafkat82Shafkat82's Perfume Reviews

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Shafkat82 4 months ago 1
8.5
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle

Sandalwood & Cardamom Bomb
This is my First from Alexandria . I did not knew they are that good. I thought it might be very ordinary . but i am wrong . First of all they are not cheap and their quality is very very good. i choose santal's kiss cause i wanted to buy the Le labo santal 33 and i saw some reviews of Santal kiss and i changed my mind and went for it . I am really happy that , the quality is 10/10 . very very close to Original , even little creamier . I have tried another inspired fragrance name Santal Sky from Kyrin which is also same as le labo santal 33 or Santal's kiss by Alexandria. The performance is above average not beast mode . But it stays around 8-9 hours on closth and on skin around 4 hours . projection first hour ok then sit close to the skin. But i am happy overall . Will try from this house for sure .

Shafkat82 6 months ago 2
10
Scent
9
Longevity
9
Sillage
10
Bottle

Wild Beauty !!!
Masterfully blended. I got a beautiful wild floral touch from it which drives me crazy . Combination of cedar-wood , wild flowers , amber & Oud is out of the world . I recently noticed , a newer formulation came with new packaging . I do no know what was the reason behind this . But the previous bottle design is absolutely gorgeous . The performance is very good also . This is the scent for special occasion only . Glad to have this in my collection . At least you should try it .

Rating :
Scent - 10/10
Performance - 9/10
Bottle- 10/10
Value for money - 8/10
Overall Rating - 9/10

Shafkat82 7 months ago 4
9
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
10
Bottle

Simplicity in a Complex way !!!
First of all i love work of Maison Francis Kurkjan . He is really a genius perfumer . I had few experience with real musk fragrances and Areej La Dore War & Peace 2 is one of them . War & peace was like a Musk Bomb , very Animalic realistic musk and also the Musk Noble from Guerlain which is also a fantastic Musk Based fragrance .

Ok lets talk about Narciso Rodreguez for him EDP . The bottle design looks fantastic , the bottle itself symbolizes the Musk . I tried a decant from a Frag Brother and the first impression was Ohh !!! its a floral fragrance and its a proper unisex fragrance but after half an hour i changed my perception . It changed and became clean musky with little animalic vibe and the floral part was also there but in the background . And it became very manly at that time , now my statement is its just for men only .

This is really a good performer and if you love floral fragrance with twist , you may give it a try .

Mt overall rating - Solid 8.5/10

Shafkat82 8 months ago 1
9
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
10
Bottle

Gentlemen's Scent
I am a fan of Alfred Dunhill Fragrance , especially Dunhill Icon edp . later i discovered that , the nose behind Dunhill Icon edp is master Perfumer Mr. Carlos Benaim who also created many hit fragrances and also works for Federic Malle.

Anyway , i had a big expectation from signature collection when first they released 4 fragrances . Then i purchased the official sample set of all 4 . I did not like British leather and Arabian Desert was just Ok for me. I liked the Indian Sandal Wood but Moroccan Amber was a love for me . I love Amber based fragrance and Grand Soir by MFK is one of my all time favorite fragrance.

I kept it in my wish-list and after few days i found it at Discounters at $105 retail pack . But , i did not buy cause the price was high compare to its performance . I could easily pay $105 , if it was potent but the performance of this fragrance is just above average . It stays on cloth for 7-8 hours. After 7-8 months i got a deal on tester bottle at $ 60 and purchased it . The scent is all about sweet , spicy , little fruity ( dates , nuts ) , resinous Amber . And the dry down is more dry woody Amber and little soapy vibe in the background . I really enjoy this . This could be a good office fragrance for Fall & Winter . It could be a g8 date fragrance as well. it reminds me Oud malaki by Chopard but this is more interesting and more depth in it . The Bottle Design is just beautiful . If you like sweet amber type fragrance but not boring , you may give it a try . A very good fragrance .

Scent - 8.50/10
Performance - 7.5 /10
Compliment factor - 7.5 / 10
Versatility Factor- 6.5/10 ( For cold , rainy , breezy weather)
Pricing - 7.5/10
Overall Rating - A solid 7.75 / 10





Shafkat82 8 months ago 5
9.5
Scent
10
Longevity
9
Sillage
7
Bottle

Under the Radar
One of my Frag brother first introduced me to this GEM . He gave me a 5 ml decant of this. Honestly , I did not care that much . I thought, its a another synthetic citrus and i did not use it at all . Ok, after 1 month, i gave it a try and got a full wearing ( 7 sprays) , it was a heavy citrus with tons of pepper ( black) and also red chilies . From the other room , my wife complemented me . She said , " whatever you are wearing , it smells good on air " Really !!!!!! . The performance was fabulous . First 45 minutes the projection was heavy and after the you will get projection within 2-2.50 feet . The sillage is excellent too. But the magic is the longevity ... it was on my cloth for 3-4 days . On skin 15 hours +. Ok , another day , i went to play cricket and i sprayed 7 . on cloth 4 and on skin 3 . And it survived the 3.50 hours match easily and i got the projection after i reach home . Ok lets talk about the scent profile . Its citrus but very spicy and after 1 hours you will get the musk and woody accords which stays till end with continuation of spices and little bit of citrus as well. At the dry down it also got little sweet as well. This is very unique perfume and little synthetic its true but not that much , almost natural smelling and as this is not a mainstream Brand thats why people do not notice it . Anyway , one of my brother shared me that , Imran Fazlani ( CEO of Afnan ) also commented in 1 post that its his 1 of favorite which is very unique as well . Now recently i heard that the price of this perfume is getting very high , almost double . Luckily , i got this at $40 .

Try it and i think you will not regret .

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