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Smellavision 7 days ago 2
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It may be from their Tobacco Collection, but I don't get a lot of tobacco from this..
RWA is a delicious and boozy warm vanilla, that may be very linear, but enjoyable none the less. At first I thought the creamy nuttyness derived from hazelnuts, later from roasted chestnuts but at last it struck me : it somehow smells like coconut. Very good projection and excellent for cuddling up or for dates. This is the kind of scent you'd want to wear on a cooler day with no wind, seeing friends or family you love for a warm beverage and later lounging up with your SO in a cozy chair.

Very sweet - bordering on gourmand - and slightly synthetic, but quite enjoyable for a casual winters day. Affordable, smooth and cozy - a very good deal for the price.
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Smellavision 16 days ago 2
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First off : how are you to categorize this one ? Is it woody? Floral ? Oriental ? Aromatic ?
Heritage EdT somehow makes me think of Guerlain's take on the Classic Davidoff Zino, but yet it also has similarities to Guerlain's own Shalimar ?! Even if launched in 1992, you'd think it was older, as it bears a mood resemblant to many male classics from the early 1980s.

The opening of bergamot and slightly dusty lavender transforms effortlessly into the heart of coriander, pepper and patchouli and settles gently on a base of ambery vanilla and woods. I could swear there's cinnamon and quite a bit of tonka there as well, but these are not listed.

Heritage comes off very gentlemanly and luxurious - classy and sophisticated with a distinct Guerlinade. It is warm, elegant and subtle and has a timeless quality to it. I feel it's a great scent, but somewhat hard to use for casual settings as it actually demands you to be dressed up in a suit, shirt or other formal attire. On the other hand, when dressed appropriately, Heritage wears like an outer layer of confidence, quite impressive for a perfume.

It may not be tailored for the younger crowd, but to deny it as a classic male fragrance is hard - the statement that it "bears the heritage of old values in revelation of the new age" is actually spot on. Also, there is no room for the unisex fickle with this one - this is a man's scent no doubt.
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Smellavision 23 days ago 1
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Sweet strawberry smoke!
In the opening apart from the pine I get a chocolate like vibe as well, not sure if that is due to the vanilla mixing up with the strawberry. Wait... is this incense? no... smoke ? yeah well... Oh, now I know... it's peat, goddammit! Definitely peat! I have absolutely no idea what hemlock smells like but if it smells like smoke or peat, that would be it. Kinda simple scent but very much playing on the nostalgia of childhood with the sweet strawberry, the coniferous pine and the smoky fog.

Cape Heartache is leaning slightly feminine, in fact so much that my girlfriend wants it badly.

A fine, fun and somewhat different offering from Imaginary Authors. Longevity is outstanding and sillage is very good.
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Smellavision 30 days ago 2
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Filthy yet soapy!?
Oh, Gold pour Homme by Amouage... when I smell you, your opulence does makes me dizzy. This is a really heady oriental powerhouse, very floral and animalic. We've got jasmine, orris, civet, patchouli and a very discrete incense. I feel that this is somehow in the vein between Chanel no. 5 and Chanel Antaeus, but in a more classy way than Antaeus. Make no mistake, this one is LOUD and does not play discretely. It is a very unusual floral for a masculine fragrance. Lasts a long time and does not evolve much until finally after about 5 hours the powder and floral take the backseat and let a small hint of woods take over.

The overall impression is very powdery with lots of aldehydes and hints of vinegar. It does come off quite feminine and elderly women-like. Not as vile as I could've feared but not a pleasant experience either. If people get excited about this, they're very welcome - but this is really not my cup of tea as unfortunately my nose disagrees quite a lot with it.
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Smellavision 1 month ago 1
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A great scented candle !
This is supposed to represent the olfactory journey through the flagship Diptyque store in Paris (hence the address of the name). Woods (cedar and sandalwood), florals, fig-leaf, hints of earth. Very well blended. To me it reminds me of walking through the latin quarter in Paris on a cold winter's days, wearing sunglasses to shade out the light. Tobacco, spices, clove, incense, berries, geranium, patchouli. Very much going on in this fragrance. Even if it may not be totally unique, it's still a great exotic balsamic amber oriental layered with fig. Full bodied without being too heavy. Keeping the notes in checque in the yin/yang of this one is quite an accomplishment. Truly unisex.

A caleidoscope of notes and overall it's surprisingly easy to wear.
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