Calvin Klein ck free

September 29, 2009

This year, Calvin Klein takes another masculine fragrance to the shelves with ck free. Perfumer Givaudan is the nose behind this fragrance and the notes are absinthe, jackfruit, star annis, juniper berries, suede, coffee, tobacco leaf, buchu, oak, patchouli, cedar and ironwood. Don’t be surprised if you tell yourself that the scent reminds you of something. It does, actually.  This is a crisp aromatic fragrance similar to other CK perfumes launched in the past. You’ll get that fresh, green, woody notes from the opening to the dry down.

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Nothing is really new with this fragrance. Suffice to say, it’s a rehash of previous CK masculine colognes.

If you’re a Calvin Klein fan, you may want to road test this supposed new scent for old time’s sake.

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J’adore Dior

September 27, 2009

J’adore by Dior was a perfume of the 90’s. Ten years has passed and it still remains as one of the best floral-based feminine scents of all time. This fragrance is well-blended in every sense. The floral notes complement each other and the progression of the accords from the top to the middle and finally, to the base exemplifies how simplicity can turn into something elegant and beautiful.

The notes combine magnolia, melon, peach, pear, bergamot, mandarin orange, tuberose, plum, violet, orchid, freesia, jasmine, lily of the valley, rose, musk, vanilla, cedar and blackberry. It’s floral, fruity and not to mention fresh throughout. Women love wearing this fragrance regardless of the occasion and loyal fans of J’adore have sworn by its versatility for years.

Just like other successful fragrances, J’adore boasts a collection of flankers where flowers and fruits dominate in varied amounts.

J’adore Le Jasmin, like the name suggests, is jasmine and nothing else. Jasmine is the lone fragrance note in this version.

J’adore   En Or was launched in 2004 to celebrate the 5th anniversary of J’adore. It’s floral-fruity with hints of ivy and black currant added.

J’adore L’absolu is another take on the floral-fruity theme but according to perfume fans who have road-tested the fragrance, this version is one: a heady floral and two: a tad musky in the dry down.

J’adore L’eau Cologne Florale is the most recent addition to the J’adore perfume collection. Since this is in cologne version, expect something fresher and lighter. The balanced composition of the notes is still present.

Flanker after flanker, there is one thing J’adore doesn’t alter and that’s the Greek amphora inspired bottle. The design of the flacon is a true classic and the sculpted outline is reminiscent of a woman’s body. It’s femininity inside out.

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Davidoff Hot Water

September 25, 2009

Davidoff recently launched Cool Water’s alter ego called Hot Water. This masculine cologne is described as spicy-oriental which is a total deviation from the trademark ozonic and fresh scent of Cool Water – the long standing flagship cologne of the fragrance house. The notes feature absinthe, red basil, pimiento, patchouli, styrax and benzoin. The intense red colored bottle reflects the carnal heat the cologne is trying to project. Like the name suggests, Hot Water is fierce and sensual.

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People who have tried this cologne agree that the hotness factor is tamed. Perhaps, the water essence makes it a tad paler so as not to overwhelm the nose with spicy accords. On the overall, this is a pleasant scent, nicely blended with average longevity.

The ad campaign for Hot Water is as steamy as its name. Here are models Alexis Papa and Alyssa Miller writhing in pleasure and anticipation in a faraway beach in the Pacific.


Omnia by Bvlgari

September 20, 2009

The Omnia perfume collection by Bvlgari features an elegant and very chic decant where two circles interlock to contain the liquidbvlgari_omnia-perfumeinside. It is a  series of fragrances designed to mimic the different moods and styles of the cosmopolitan woman.

The first Omnia was introduced in 2003 intended to attract an audience of sophisticated women. The theme is oriental laced with spice notes – the overall character of the fragrance is crisp, clean and potent. The notes are composed of black pepper, mandarin, masala tea, saffron, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, almond, chocolate, lotus blossom and sandalwood.  At the beginning, it opens up with citrus notes spiced up with ginger and cardamom. More spiciness transforms in the middle as clove and cinnamon blends with the flower and tea elements. The dry down is mellow as sandalwood seems to be neutered.  Omnia stays close to the skin. It’s a refined, well-blended fragrance with a good sillage. The sweet, spicy and woodsy notes doesn’t overwhelm in any way.

Two years forward, Bvlgari created another version of Omnia that was more neutral; paler I think would be more apt. Omnia Crystalline is a floral aquatic fragrance inspired by the perfection of crystal – clean, clear and pure. The sparkling notes are certainly refreshing: bamboo, nashi pear, lotus flower and balsa wood. Crystalline, the unassuming version of Omnia , albeit seamlessly blended, lacked the depth of the earlier Omnia. It’s light and fresh alright but after the scent stayed on the skin for a while, you wish that there’s more to look forward to but unfortunately, that’s all is to it.

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Truth by Calvin Klein

September 19, 2009

If you’re craving for subtlety, a fragrance that stays in the background, faint and neutered; and yet you are very much aware that the scent floats around without being too obtrusive to the nose, then you might as well bring yourself to discovering Calvin Klein’s Truth. This perfume quietly rises to the occasion  when you want it to be. The clean, fresh smell of bamboo and lush soft-floral greens are simply amazing. It has a character of its own that melds with your skin chemistry creating a unique scent to the woman wearing it.

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Truth Calvin Klein

Truth follows two distinct accords: Lush and Sensual. The delicate aroma emanates from these notes: bamboo, patchouli, wet woods, vetiver, white peony, clover, acacia, musk, silk-tree flower, amber and vanilla. It’s light and fresh like the first autumn rain. There’s also a hint of sweetness coming from vanilla and the fresh-cut grass essence gives the fragrance its clean appeal. It’s a nice scent and suits the daytime.

You cannot go wrong with Truth. It’s not offensive to others and the wearer wouldn’t get any of that migraine inducing heady notes. The one thing reviews have in common is the lightness of the perfume. For some reason, it easily dissipates in no time.

The truth about Truth is, it’s the type of perfume that grows on you. It’s simple, uncomplicated and straightforward. There is no surprise of jarring notes in the top, middles or base. In fact,  it straddles between two accords only, as mentioned earlier. Truth is a no-nonsense perfume.

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Onde Mystere by Giorgio Armani

September 16, 2009

onde mystereThe scent of the east, exotic with a tinge of spicy-sweetness that clings so deep. The heavy aroma lingers and at some point, the nose gets hooked on the luxurious aroma of the essential oils. The Armani Onde collection is a grand display of eastern fragrances. It’s composed of three elegant scents that defines each region in the east.

Onde Mystere, an inspiration of the Middle East, is an oriental spicy fragrance. The traditional musky ambiance of amber, incense and Moroccan rose bring out its enigmatic appeal. The mystical charm is embellished with vanilla and spices to amplify the warmth that dissipates in the dry down.

The decant is work of art as it is sculpted with ripples of violet waves all throughout. A metallic black stopper caps the enchanting juice inside. There’s also a red colored tassel dangling at the neck of the bottle.

Onde Mystere is a romantic perfume. With its oriental-spicy composition, the impression conveyed is sheer elegance. It is daring at first because anyone who catches the scent will say that it’s a tad overwhelming. The scent really rises up to the occasion especially on warm days that’s why it is best to wear Mystere at night and cooler months.

Armani Onde Collection also include Onde Xtase and Onde Vertige. Check out these fragrances at discount perfumes online.


DKNY Black Cashmere

September 12, 2009
Donna Karan’s passion for cashmere takes you to another level of sensual drama. The remarkable blanket of comfort is still there but this time it’s more elegant, deep and opulent. Black Cashmere’s intense character arises from the mingling of exotic woods, spices and berries. Its composition is a cocktail of masala spice, white pepper, saffron, nutmeg, oriental woods, patchouli and bois de miel. This is a lovely rendition of an evening fragrance from DKNY. The melange of notes bring out a lustful affair of mystery.
The progression of woods is the highlight of the fragrance. At the beginning of the notes, saffron dominates with a sleek, linear finish. The incense at the top notes lingers for a long time then gradually   unfolds the more luxurious pair of incense and woods. The aroma straddles between the richness of dark orientals and the sweet base of caramelized fruits. The patchouli element doesn’t have a jarring  effect on the overall appeal of the fragrance. In fact, you can still discern the patchouli component in the background. Incensed woods is what Black Cashmere is all about.

black cashmereDonna Karan‘s passion for cashmere takes you to another level of sensual drama. The remarkable blanket of comfort is still there but this time it’s more elegant, deep and opulent. Black Cashmere’s intense character arises from the mingling of exotic woods, spices and berries. Its composition is a cocktail of masala spice, white pepper, saffron, nutmeg, oriental woods, patchouli and bois de miel. This is a lovely rendition of an evening fragrance from DKNY. The melange of notes bring out a lustful affair of mystery.

The progression of woods is the highlight of the fragrance. At the beginning of the notes, saffron dominates with a sleek, linear finish. The incense at the top notes lingers for a long time then gradually   unfolds the more luxurious pair of incense and woods. The aroma straddles between the richness of dark orientals and the sweet base of caramelized fruits. The patchouli element doesn’t have a jarring  effect on the overall appeal of the fragrance. In fact, you can still discern the patchouli component in the background. Incensed woods is what Black Cashmere is all about.

Donna Karan features a suite of fragrances of the same calibre – classic, sophisticated with an overall impression that never fails to mirror the city life she has grown accustomed with. More DKNY perfumes and colognes at discount perfume online store, scentiments.com.