Posts tagged Notes
Fragrance Review - Atelier Cologne Musc Impérial

Of all the fragrances in my ever expanding collection, one of my favourites is by Atelier Cologne. I picked up my bottle of Clementine California at the airport before heading off to New York for work, and it’s one of the scents I wore most over the summer. If you like fresh citrusy vibes, you really need to check it out!

Anyway, I was super excited then Atelier Cologne asked if I wanted to try one of their other fragrances. A few days later and I had a bottle of the 2015 released Musc Impérial, along with a second bottle of Clementine California! Yay!!!!!

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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 - Atelier Cologne Clementine California

I’d never heard of Atelier Cologne before my trip to New York, but that all changed when got to the airport before my flight. I deliberately arrived early to spend a lot of time in Duty Free trying out fragrances and learning about what I liked and didn’t light. It was super informative, and you can read all about it here.

Whilst wandering around the fragrance offerings that Heathrow’s Terminal 5 had to offer, I made a friend in one of the sales assistants in the Tom Ford concession. She became my guide, and was amazing!

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Fragrance Review - Elysium by Roja Dove

 Last year, when I first decided I wanted to learn more about fragrances, I thought that designer was the best you could get. I had no idea that there was additional tiers to try. I attended a couple of launches from fragrance houses I’d never heard of, but what I experienced blew my mind. This was my introduction into the world of ‘niche fragrances’.

This time last year, out of he blue, I received an email asking if I wanted to try the new offering from Roja Dove... Elysium.

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Notes & Noses - Expanding my Fragrance Arsenal

I wrote a while back about wanting to learn more about fragrance, and more specifically, get away from the typical man thing of having a single scent that I wear all the time, every day, for years and years!

I’ve found myself watching an increasing amount of fragrance review videos on YouTube, which is all well and good, but you can’t smell any of the recommendations through a screen. In an ideal world, I’d like to attend some sort of workshop to teach me more, but in lieu of that, I came up with a genius plan, which also had the added bonus of making use of some otherwise dead time!

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