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Fragrance Review - Safari by Ralph Lauren

This was a completely impulse blind buy for absolutely no legitimate reason, but hey, that’s the kind of guy I am. Because of an upcoming trip, the same trip I recently bought my first pair of hiking boots for, I figured I needed a good fragrance for wearing on a hike. Something masculine and classic. Something that wouldn’t be out of place on Indiana Jones. The obvious choice was Safari by Ralph Lauren, so without a second thought, or even looking at any reviews, I ordered it!

Now in reality, it’s probably better to go without fragrances when in nature, so I probably won’t be spraying it overly liberally in an effort to avoid leaving a cloud of Ralph behind me as I wander through the forest. To be honest, a good choice for this purpose would be something like Escentric Molecules ‘Molecule 01’, which is supposedly a fragrance that is subtle and mixes with your own pheromones. I don’t have that, and haven’t seen it anywhere to try it, so maybe next time.

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Fragrance Review - Dolce & Gabbana The One EDP

I’ve had Dolce & Gabbana ‘The One’ on my wishlist for ages, so I was super chuffed to unwrap this bottle as a Christmas present from Mum and Dad a few weeks ago. What’s even better is that this is the newer, fancier, more concentrated EDP version, which, in the words of Dolce & Gabbana offers “a deeper fragrance experience for the perfume connoisseur. Masculine and magnetic, this highly intense scent is a statement of charisma and sophistication.”

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I’ve been looking to increase the number of darker fragrances that are more suitable for the winter months, as well as some slightly more masculine vibes for evenings all year round. Most of my fragrance history has consisted of light citrussy notes, and whilst I still love those fresher fragrances, I want to wear scents that are more situationally appropriate. It’s a important to smell for the occasion as it is to dress for the occasion I think.

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Fragrance Review - Versace The Dreamer

Way back when it was initially released in 1994, I was a big fan of Versace Blue Jeans, and I still have a bottle of it on my shelf. Two years later, Versace released it’s follow up fragrance, The Dreamer, and until recently, I never even knew it existed!

I tried this on a tester at the airport before a trip a few months ago and liked it, but ultimately decided to buy Dior Fahrenheit at the time. When I saw it on Amazon for a bargain price, I figured I should probably grab it while I can!

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Top 5 Winter Fragrances For Men in 2018

When it comes to fragrance, I’ve always been a fresh citrussy kind of guy. Aquatic accords and bergamot notes have always formed the backbone of what I would wear daily. The thing is, whilst they work really well during the summer months, once the nights draw in and the weather turns cold, they just don’t have the same feel.

My winter fragrance wardrobe is rather limited, but I do have 5 fragrances that I’m going to be rotating through for different occasions for the next few months. There are a few I don’t own as of yet, that would probably make this list, but I like to keep things real and showcase what I’m genuinely going to wear this winter.

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Fragrance Review - Davidoff Cool Water Wave

Davidoff Cool Water Wave is a summer 2017 flanker to the original 1988 Cool Water, a fragrance I’ve never actually owned, or even smelled. The marketing for Wave features exciting energetic language and use of words like ‘adrenaline’ and ‘crashing’ to create a feeling of excitement. It’s in stark contrast to the majority of mens fragrances, which are advertised with more of a stoic masculinity.

I picked up this bottle of Cool Water Wave, as well as Paco Rabanne Invictus Aqua, whilst en-route to Miami when I spent an inordinate amount of time trying loads of fragrances to learn about what I liked.

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Fragrance Review - Yves Saint Laurent Pour Homme

Yves Saint Laurent Pour Homme was the first mens fragrance launched by the house back in 1971. Wanting to challenge the traditional notions of masculinity, Yves Saint Laurent chose to pose nude for the advertising campaign. Magnum photographer Jeanloup Sieff shot 14 images of the iconic designer sitting on leather cushions wearing nothing but his eye glasses. All this coincided with Saint Laurent’s unveiling of his 1940’s collection, which shocked the fashion world and probably paved the way for many of todays designers.

A complete blind buy from TK Maxx for a super bargain price, all I had to go by were the notes. On this occasion, the notes are actually stamped onto the side of the bottle, which is the first time I’ve seen that. Being a fragrance from 47 years ago, Yves Saint Laurent Pour Homme has undoubtedly had reformulations, although I don’t know how many or when, let alone how close to the original this current iteration is. It’s definitely had some presentation changes over the years, however.

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