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Dan Naughton  Colonia Essenza full written review link below. My email : barnetnaughton@yahoo.co.uk

#sotd #smellyarmy @acquadiparma_official #acquadiparma #coloniaessenza #fragrancereview #fragrancereviews #fragcomm My fragrance today is Colonia Essenza from Acqua Di Parma. A beautiful citrus aromatic with a melange of citrus including bergamot, tangerine and grapefruit. Rosemary, cloves and rose are amongst the mid notes and the combination of musk and patchouli in the base give this fresh Italian scent a guts and depth that is seldom found in citrus colognes. Marvellous stuff. Please check out my full written review in my blog. Link in bio.

#sotd #fragrancereview #smellyarmy #fragrancereviews #vintagefragrance #dolcegabbana #fragcomm My scent of the day is Dolce & Gabbana’s Masculine from 1999 - created by perfumer Max Gavarry. This is an excellent citrus aromatic fragrance. The notes are bergamot, petitgrain, orange blossom, clary sage, mint, basil, jasmine, caraway, teak wood, fig leaf, musk, vetiver and cedar. A zesty citrus opening combines with herbal aromatic accords with a welcome twist of mint. In the base, musk and vetiver give a masculine tone. This one will appeal to fans of Dior Eau Sauvage and Acqua Di Parma scents. A discontinued and forgotten gem from D&G which performs nicely and embodies the spirit of Italy in springtime.

#aaoawards @andy_tauer #smellyarmy #fragcomm #nichefragrance #indiefragrance #tauerperfumes I was luckily enough to attend the Art and Olfaction Awards yesterday evening. And I was very privileged to enjoy a drink and talk with legendary perfumer Andy Tauer. It was extremely nice of him to chat to me and even more nice (and surprising) that he recognised me! An extremely nice and down to earth person who talked eloquently about his art, giving me one more great memory from a very special occasion. Congratulations to all the nominees whose work I was able to sniff all too briefly before the ceremony.

#aaoawards #smellyarmy #zoologistperfumes #fragcomm #fragrancereview It was a great pleasure to meet Victor Wong of Zoologist Perfumes this evening! Amazing perfumes and a very charming man!!!!

#sotd #fragrancereview #fragrancereviews #fragcomm @milanocento #vintagefragrances #smellyarmy #nicheperfume Today’s fragrance is Milano Cento Him. A beautiful fresh masculine scent inspired by the flowers and fruits of Italy. It opens with bergamot, lemon and petit grain with lavender, rosemary, basil and clary sage in the mid. The base consists of sandalwood and patchouli and we also have clove, cinnamon, amber and musk. A delightfully smooth, herbaceous shaving foam-esque scent. This has a light and airy springtime feel but also some depth and complexity. Fantastic value at only £49.99 for 100ml or £29.99 for 50ml. Fans of Houbigant’s Fougere Royale May also enjoy this beautiful creation.

#fragrancereview #smellyarmy #fragrancereviews #creedfragrance @duafragrances #boisduportugal #sotd #fragcomm It was a real pleasure to meet with Masham Raza of Dua fragrances today to discuss his fragrance Royal Portugal which is an homage to Creed’s Bois du Portugal. The Dua fragrance captures the essence of the 1987 original very well indeed with the bright green bitterness of the bergamot opening and the spicy lavender and sandalwood all very much in evidence. Masham spoke very passionately about this and his other creations which bring some of the most desirable niche scents to a wider market without sacrificing quality. This one is a classy masculine scent which has great performance and should please fans of classic gentlemanly aromas.

#sotd #smellyarmy #fragrancereview #fragrancereviews #fragcomm #muglercologne @muglerofficial My scent of the day is Mugler Cologne (2001). This fresh, soapy scent combines grassy green vetiver and neroli for an aroma apparently inspired by a bar of soap Thierry Mugler remembered from a trip to Morocco. Bergamot, petit grain and white musk also play their part in this excellent creation from the nose of Alberto Morillas. Very simple, clean and unisex. Perfect for spraying liberally on the first hot day in London of 2018.

#sotd #fragrancereview #fragrancereviews #smellyarmy #capuccipourhomme #vintagefragrance #fragcomm My frag of the day - Capucci Pour Homme - was launched in 1967. Top Notes: Bergamot, Lemon, Lime, Basil, Anise. Mid: Lavender, Cyclamen, Jasmine, Fruity Notes, West Indian Bay. Base: Musk, Patchouli, Oakmoss, Amber, Incense, Tobacco, Leather. Mine is the modern version and seems primarily centred around the citrus and herbaceous notes with the tobacco, leather and incense hardly detectable. This one is a beautiful, classic, citrusy chypre with a dazzlingly zesty lime and bergamot opening and a bitter dry woody base. Likely to please fans of Chanel’s Pour Monsieur and Acqua Di Parma’s Colonia. Great for a lovely spring day in London. Great for under £20 for 100ml!

#sotd #fragrancereview #smellyarmy #spparfums #lignumvitae #lignumvitaeforte My fragrance today is Lignum Vitae Forte from SP Parfums. This is an earthy, rich, exotic take on the aromatic fougere concept. Patchouli and sandalwood combine with narde and nargamotha (suggestions as to what these might be on a postcard please!) There’s also guaiac wood and rosewood. So it’s woody! My childish oversimplification is that if Paco Rabanne reformulated 1973’s Pour Homme with the help of Amouage and an unlimited ingredients budget then this might be the result. Woody, masculine, earthy and just a little exotic. A fantastic fragrance. Check out my full written review on my blog. Link in bio.

#sotd #smellyarmy @gallagherfragrances #fragrancereview #fragrancereviews #evergreendream #fragrancereview #fragrancereviews My scent of the day is Evergreen Dream by Gallagher Fragances. Notes - Top: Galbanum, Lime Zest, White Grapefruit. Mid: Birch Tar, Cashmeran, Lavender, Pine Resin. Base: Cedar, Coumarin, Musk, Oakmoss, Patchouli. A bright green citrus opening gives way to a beautiful aromatic mid with the lavender and pine intermingling perfectly. In the base, dark woody elements envelop the wearer with a bitter chocolate undertone making a welcome appearance. A fantastic aromatic fougere that will please fans of Ralph Lauren Polo Green and Houbigant’s Fougere Royale. Green, mossy and masculine with mysterious dark woods and a modern niche twist differentiating it from 70s classics to which it pays respect.

#fragrancereview #smellyarmy #fragrancereviews #fragranceblogger #fragrancepods #fragcomm Today I’m sharing my YouTube video as I’m really excited to highlight some of my favourite online fragrance writers and one great podcast. Please check out the people I’ve mentioned and let me know any others we should all visit.
The video link is in my bio.

#sotd #smellyarmy #fragrancereview #fragrancereviews #guerlainfragrance @monsieurguerlain Today I’m wearing Cologne Imperial from Guerlain. First created in 1853 for the wife of Napoleon III this is a classic citrus eau de cologne that will please fans of 4711 and Tom Ford’s Neroli Portofino. Lemon peel and neroli mix with rosemary and cedar for a transparent, effervescent and beautiful fresh scent. It lasts only a short while and would be perfect for really hot days but I will settle for one of the year’s first truly spring like days here in London.

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