I’ve been a huge fan of the Body Shop’s White Musk For Men for sometime now and recently found White Musk Sport For Men at the Body Shop and wanted to give it a try. In the store when I smelled White Musk Sport I liked it. Although it did seem to be a bit on the light side but it had that muskiness of White Musk For Men but with like a citrus lemony thing. So I bought White Musk Sport and brought it home and was excited about having it. And unfortunately White Musk Sport was a complete let down.
White Musk Sport starts out very nice but dries down fast to something very metallic and unpleasant and nothing like White Musk For Men. I couldn’t wait for the metallic note to leave me as it was very sharp. Unfortunately it also doesn’t perform as good as White Musk For Men. White Musk For Men is a cheapie gem for me. It works great, makes me smell excellent and clean and fresh and soapy and I get compliments galore with White Musk For Men. Ladies seem to like this one on me a lot. Not sure why but it’s crazy. I think it’s because it has this very clean and soapy quality which is very nice!!
What are your thoughts about the two??
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I found a masterpiece again and that fragrance is Tauer Perfumes L’Air Du Desert Marocain or simply known as LDDM. What a beautiful Oriental spicy fragrance this is. All the great fragrance notes that typically go into the Oriental fragrances like cumin, amber, coriander plus notes like cedar, vetiver, petitgrain, jasmin and rock rose to make for a beautiful, velvety, creamy fragrance.
On first sniff Tauer Perfumes L’Air Du Desert Marocain was great but it was at the end of a night at a perfume event and my nose was experiencing fatigue. Second time I tried Tauer Perfumes L’Air Du Desert Marocain and I got really excited and fell in love with it. This was my first official sniff and finally I purchased Tauer Perfumes L’Air Du Desert Marocain on my third sniff. I love this one now and it will be in full rotation for me this coming fall and winter seasons. The nose behind Tauer Perfumes L’Air Du Desert Marocain is Andy Tauer.
If you’re into the Oriental style perfumes then get your nose on this masterpiece. It’s excellent!!
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WOW! What an excellent oud fragrance Perris Monte Carlo Oud Imperial is. It smells excellent. This is not a skanky oud although it does have an old musty, church/library type smell but it smells great. it’s big on the woods here and blackwood is the dominant wood note next to the oud so there’s a big earthy thing happening with Oud Imperial. Those of you oud lovers if you haven’t smelled Oud Imperial do so as it’s great. Big and potent. This Oud Imperial is on my to buy list in the near future, perhaps in the fall when the weather turns to cold again.
I would really love to explore Perris Monte Carlo more as I’m currently impressed with Oud Imperial. I tried Rose de Taif which I wasn’t blown away by but will have to try again in the near future as well as their other fragrances like Bois d‘Oud, Musk Extreme, Essence de Patchouli and Ambre Gris. Check out the Perris Monte Carlo house if you get a chance. You might end up liking something! 🙂
Spring is here and I’m ready to wear my fragrances and colognes that are best suited for spring weather. It doesn’t get really hot here in San Francisco so I’ll be focusing on wearing fragrances that are best for mild weather. I’ll have the hotter weather fragrances ready though if I go to the Central Valley or LA where the weather is always warm!!
This year I decided to just do a Top 20 Spring Colognes And Fragrances video as last year I focused on spring and summer. Stay tuned for my Top 20 Summer Colognes And Fragrances video soon!
Finally the last video for the great Sebastiane fragrances collection and this is first impressions review of Black Magic.
I was actually not that excited about Black Magic that’s why I left it to the very very end. I was not that excited about the notes so that is the reason it got left behind but I liked it and enjoyed it a lot and probably would own this one because it smells great. I should have switched it up with Urban Legend.
It’s a clean scent and could be an everyday scent and would be perfect for spring and summer wear as well. Now that I’ve sniffed and shot these videos I’d love to go back and sniff Sebastiane’s fragrances again and see how they do since I know a little more about the fragrances. I’d love to give Urban Legend another try to see if I like it after the second sniff.
Thanks so much for watching the series of videos for Sebastiane fragrances!
Wish Upon A Star by Sebastiane is the fourth fragrance that I sniffed from the collection of Indie fragrances by created by Robert Elder. This one is another grass scent but this has other notes in it like anise and magnolia. This might come off a bit similar to Immortal Meadow but they are slightly bit different. Might sniff both to see which you like better or if you like both get both fragrances. My favorite so far is Espresso Royale and I enjoyed the coffee gourmand qualities of that fragrance along with this and Immortal Meadow.
Last and final video for Black Magic coming up very soon, so stay tuned for that video.
This is a complete blind first impressions of Urban Legend by Sebastiane fragrances. I was excited about this fragrance especially since it has orange blossom and ginger. But out of the three fragrances from Sebastiane Perfumes so far this is my least favorite. For some reason the notes didn’t work well for me but who knows this would work much better with someone else.
I’m usually a huge fan of anything orange blossom and I generally love anything with ginger but for some reason these notes along with the vanilla note didn’t work very well with me. It’s a good scent but you don’t end up loving everything you smell and this is one of them. Urban Legend also has a very classic vibe as well. Came off a bit like an older fragrance perhaps the name has something to do with it? Who knows but if you like the notes in this perhaps you should check out Urban Legend by Sebastiane.
Some of my favorite orange blossom and ginger scents are at the link below.
I chose to review Immortal Meadow second from Sebastian’es fragrances because I liked the notes the most just after Espresso Royale. The notes for Espresso Royale seemed the most exciting to me and I chose to review that first. But Immortal Meadow is all about fruity grass notes fragrance. The fruity notes come from the blackberry in the fragrance. It does start off fruitier and as it dries down it becomes less and less fruity. I like it less fruity as I am not much of a fruity fragrance lover or fan.
I am quickly reminded of Paul Smith for me upon initial spray before it becomes fruity. I enjoyed wearing Paul Smith for men as it was all about green grass a very groundbreaking scent to me when I first bought it. Now I wear Bond No. 9’s High Line and I do love that one. And Immortal Meadow is one I would add to my collection if I want another grassy scent.
Clive Christian V vs Bond No 9 I Love New York For Marriage Equality
This was an accidental discovery. This is my video for Clive Christian V vs Bond No 9 I Love New York For Marriage Equality. Sniffing Clive Christian’s V and Bond No 9’s I Love New York For Marriage Equality side by side and noticed how similar they are. They both have that smoky incense quality which is what makes me smell the similarities. Both Clive Christian V and Bond No 9 I Love New York For Marriage Equality are very similar but there are some differences as well. One of these is a lot sweeter than the other.
Even though one of these fragrances is 3-4 times more expensive and I’m sure you know which is the more expensive one but if you’re on a budget then you can try the less expensive option and be perfectly satisfied with it and the way it smells. And you know the more expensive option is a much much better quality fragrance but the budget one makes me completely happy without the more expensive option. Find out more by watching Clive Christian V Vs Bond No 9 I Love New York For Marriage Equality video.
Dior Leather Oud from the Dior Priveee Collection is such a complicated and controversial fragrance so I had to really stop and think about it before reviewing this fragrances. It’s very tough to wear also as I have to really think about my whole day before putting it on because I get reactions from folks that are not all positive.
If you do not know about Dior Leather Oud then you must because the dominant note in it is Civet. If you do not know what Civet is then watch video to find out more. If you know Civet you either like it or hate it.
What do I think about Dior Leather Oud? Watch video to find out. For a quality fragrance Dior Leather Oud rocks it’s one of the best but smell wise??? Watch to find out now!