Annick Goutal’s Eau D’Hadrien is one of my favorite citrus fragrances ever. This is a classic citrus aromatic fragrance launched in the early 1980s that still smells fresh today. The Annick Goutal house is the underrated niche fragrance house that needs to be discovered and I found it necessary to finally review this masterpiece fragrance since summer is just around the corner.
For anyone into the way lemons, sharp tart juicy lemons smell like then they would be very happy with Eau d’Hadrien because it’s like being served lemon juice or lemonade in a bottle. This isn’t a sweet lemon it’s pretty sour, tart but very refreshing. Those of you that live in hot, humid climates then Eau d’Dadrien is going to be perfect for you. Check it out. Annick Goutal fragrances if unisex come in two types of bottles. Eau d’Hadrien is a unisex scent so the EDT comes in a men’s bottle and ladies bottle. The EDP which is what I’m reviewing here only comes in a ladies bottle. But the scent is the same just a heavier version in the EDP.
I love Eau d’Hadrien and will continue to wear this masterpiece.
Valentino has released an excellent fragrance and it’s called Valentino Uomo! The bottle for Valentino Uomo is quite beautiful and the scent is a beautiful almost gourmand warm and sweet scent. I specifically bought Valentino Uomo because of the gift set available at Nordstrom’s. Luckily I had extra gifts that came with my set which made it a lot more appealing to purchase. See the Valentino Uomo Unboxing And First Impressions video here to see which gifts I received with my purchase of the Valentino Uomo gift set.
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! 🙂
Au Pays de la Fleur d’Oranger – For Neroli Lover Only!
Au Pays de la Fleur d’Oranger is a family run perfume house from the South Of France. They have three neroli dominant fragrances in their catalog of perfumes and fragrances. Neroli blanc L’eau de Cologne the lightest of the the three fragrances. Neroli blanc Eau de Parfum which is an EDP and Neroli blanc Intense Eau de Parfum which is the most intense. Au Pays de la Fleur d’Oranger has other fragrances in their catalog of fragrance but for now we are focusing on their neroli fragrances. BeautyHabit.com has a promo and they are giving away a 100ml bottle of Neroli blanc Eau de Parfum with any 100 dollar purchase from Au Pays de la Fleur d’Oranger. This is such a deal because who gives away a 100 dollar bottle of fragrance away for free? This deal will go until the 15th of May or while supplies last. So take advantage of this deal if you are a neroli fan like me. Neroli fragrances are perfect for spring and summer as that’s when I wear them. Or anytime you want a little bit of sunshine in your life when it’s gloomy all around you as that’s the feeling I get with any neroli fragrance.
So check out Au Pays de la Fleur d’Oranger at BeautyHabit.com and check out this awesome deal that no one should pass up. 100 dollar value bottle of perfume is a great deal. It’s almost like getting two bottles for the price of one. Buy one for you and buy one for a friend or loved one and enjoy smelling great all spring and summer.
Parfums De Marly Herod Unboxing and First Impressions
This is just a quick video showing the Parfums de Marly Herod unboxing. With a surprise gift from Parfums de Marly. I was’t expecting that gift and it’s quite unusual to receive a gift like that from a perfume brand!!
Herod is quite an awesome scent. Tobacco is becoming one of my favorite notes as of late and Herod has totally blown me away with how great it smells. It’s one of the best tobacco dominant colognes/fragrances that I’ve ever put my nose to. It smells great. Parfums de Marly can easily be one of the best tobacco dominant scents ever. Believe me it’s quite amazing!!
I’m curious now to try more from Parfums de Marly as I’m blown away by Herod. This is of course Olivier Pesheux who is known for a lot of Diptyque fragrances and of course the infamous One Million by Paco Rabanne.
Imaginary Authors Memoirs Of A Trespasser Fragrance Review
Memoirs Of A Trespasser is nother great fragrance from the Imaginary Authors collection of indie fragrances created by Josh Meyer. This a masculine vanilla fragrance that a man can pull off. It’s a big, bold, woodsy, earthy vanilla. It has slight touches of booziness which I love.
Memoirs Of A Trespasser author is Philip Sava again who also wrote Cape Heartache. The two fragrance compliment each if you think about it. They are both utilizing woods and earth for the notes.
I’m very impressed with Imaginary Authors and can’t wait to go through the rest of the collection of fragrances in the catalog of it’s fragrances.
Xerjoff Casamorati Lira 1888 Unboxing And First Impressions
This is my very first bottle of one of the most expensive fragrances I have ever bought and so far so good. Well I’m very very impressed with Xerjoff fragrances so far. The packaging is awesome. The bottle rocks even though it’s a bit gaudy! Lira smells great, I love it. I’m like a kid in a candy shop here and opening up a fragrances that I’ve been anticipating for a long time. And this Xerjoff literally smells like candy, sweets so it was a perfect unboxing. Watch the video to find out more.
I was very excited about the notes for Cape Heartache and I was right. I love anything with pine, cedar or anything foresty smelling. Woods, green, leaves, dried plants, dead trees, musty old forest. I love it. The only thing I was worried about Cape Heartache was the strawberry note I thought would clash but it’s surprisingly great here. So far I’m quite impressed with the Imaginary Authors collection of fragrances composed by Josh Meyer. What do you think of Cape Heartache? The Imaginary Author is Philip Sava who also has another novel called Memoirs Of A Trespasser. I will review Memoirs Of A Trespasser soon!
Why I’m Getting Rid Of My Bergamotto Marino by Gianfranco Ferre
Oh yeah! Simply put it sucks in performance! I can use a 10 dollar cologne called 4711 for the performance I get because they are comparable. Also I don’t care for the melony salty marine or aquatic accord in this fragrance. So this is the reason I’m getting rid of Bergamotto Marino.
So you tell me! Did I screw up? I think I did good. There are a lot of other fragrances in the same category that perform much better. Try Mugler Cologne by Thierry Mugler or 4711 by Mäurer & Wirtz. If you double the price you can even bump up to Eau d’Hadrien by Annick Goutal for a real nice sharp citrus scent perfect for hot humid weather!!
Yves Saint Laurent M7 and M7 Oud Absolou First Impressions Review
I finally got to experience the infamous M7 by Yves Saint Laurent. This fragrance was composed by the two noses – Jacques Cavallier and Alberto Morillas with Tom Ford as creative director during his short lived career at YSL while Yves was still alive.
My first impressions of M7 is an excellent Oriental woody fragrance that I loved. It’s a shame that M7 by YSL is discontinued. Although it’s still around and still obtainable for around 200 dollars it’s unfortunate it’s discontinued. M7 has also been reformulated and rereleased recently and available. It’s a great fragrance as M7 Oud Absolu I think the original M7 is the superior scent.
I’m grateful I got to experience M7 finally and will think hard if I want to go ahead and shell out 200 dollars for a bottle of M7. If I’m desperate I’ll do it otherwise I’ll add a bottle of M7 Oud Absolu in my collection! Thanks for watching!