It's that time again: a round-up of my mini-reviews from Twitter. Come back soon for part 2.
Typically elegant AdP cologne, this time twisted with a citron note. Velvety & gentle rather than tart.
Familiar shampoo-sweet musk affair, lifted by a hint of citrusy jasmine. The 70s come to life in the stroke-me curvy bottle.
Be Desired from DKNY (2015)*
Effective green apple note at the top which segues into, of all things, the creepy white florals of Secretions Magnifiques.
Icon Absolute from Dunhill (2015)*
Original's neroli heart marred by a crude, pseudo-oud note. A brutish failure.
Chypre 21 from Heeley (James Heeley; 2015)*
Elegant, if overrated nouveau chypre, which replaces the requisite mosses with heavy woods in the base. Too po-faced?
As it says, tactile leather of Equipage + rosy mint of geranium. Very Ellena. A charming, easy to wear delight.
White Spirit from Juliette Has A Gun (2015)*
Dilution is an apt allusion here - rough, synth sandalwoods, thinned down to ghostliness. A pale Opus V.
Has somebody been spraying Minotaure? Citrusy woods over subtly sugared amber. More attractive than you'd expect.
Lutens reach an unexpected low with this overly synthetic, 80s man disaster. Juniper + wood cliches. Shame.
* sample provided by the brand
** sample obtained by the author