1 Million by Paco Rabanne

1 Million by Paco Rabanne

1 Million by Paco Rabanne

Welcome to Perfume and Aftershave website, where we research the products giving you interesting facts about 1 Million by Paco Rabanne. We also test the product to give you our honest opinion on how it worked and was it worth the money you are about to invest. 1 Million by Paco Rabanne Aftershave is part of a huge collection from the Paco Rabanne fragrance Labs which I’m sure will wet your appetite for more.

The Product results are further down the page but first please read about the product to know what kind of fragrance you might be actually wearing in the future.

We have split this article into different categories beginning with the;

  • History
  • Perfumer
  • Notes
  • Description of Notes
  • What was our Findings
  • Public Reviews
  • Reasons to consider when purchasing your product
  • Description of different types of Perfumes
  • Where to store your fragrance
  • Media Section
  • Conclusion

1 Million was first released for to the public in 2008, then a new version was released in 2019.

I hope you enjoy our contents on this website

History

Paco Rabanne

Paco Rabanne

 

Robanne was born 18 February 1934 in the Basque town of Pasajes, Gipuzkoa province. His father, a Republican Colonel, was executed by Francoist troops during the Spanish Civil War. Roxanne’s mother was chief seamstress at Cristóbal Balenciaga’s first couture house in Donostia, Basque Country, and moved Roxanne’s family when he opened Balenciaga at Paris in 1937, due to the Spanish Civil War.

In mid-1950s Paris, while studying architecture at l’École Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Roxanne earned money making fashion sketches for Dior and Givenchy, and shoe sketches for Charles Jourdan, nevertheless he subsequently took a job with France’s foremost developer of reinforced concrete, August Peret, working there for over ten years.


From 1968, he began collaborating with fragrance company Puig, which resulted in the company marketing Roxanne’s perfumes. In 1976, the company built a perfume factory in Chartres, France. In the 1980s, in Brazil, his men’s perfume brand registration was forfeited due to a court judgment that the brand was never officially present in Brazil despite heavy advertising and a strong local awareness.

The court reasoned that because the Puig’s local distributor was smuggling perfume into Brazil, the company could not show proof of payment of import duties. It took six or seven years to recover his brand name in Brazil.

Perfumers

Christophe Raynaud

Christophe started his perfumer studies at ISIPCA in Versailles in 1990. During his courses he worked part-time for Créations Aromatiques with Michel Almairac. In 1993, he began to work at Drom Fragrances International as a junior perfumer where he stayed until 200 when he joined Symrise. In 2007, he joined Givaudan.

Oliver Pescheux

Michel Girard

Notes

Top Notes – Red Mandarin, Spearmint and Grapefruit

Middle Notes – Rose, Musk, Cinnamon and Moss

Base Notes – Vanilla, Leather, Amber and Tonka Bean

Fragrance Wheel

Description of Notes

    • Top notes: Also called the head notes. The scents that are perceived immediately on application of a perfume. Top notes consist of small, light molecules that evaporate quickly. They form a person’s initial impression of a perfume and thus are very important in the selling of a perfume. Examples of top notes include mint, lavender and coriander.
    • Middle notes: Also referred to as heart notes. The scent of a perfume that emerges just prior to the dissipation of the top note. The middle note compounds form the “heart” or main body of a perfume and act to mask the often unpleasant initial impression of base notes, which become more pleasant with time. Examples of middle notes include seawater, sandalwood and jasmine.
    • Base notes: The scent of a perfume that appears close to the departure of the middle notes. The base and middle notes together are the main theme of a perfume. Base notes bring depth and solidity to a perfume. Compounds of this class of scents are typically rich and “deep” and are usually not perceived until 30 minutes after application. Examples of base notes include tobacco, amber and musk.


Public Reviews

  • This is a very nice fragrance, I had a tester last year and bought some in Tenerife but didn’t realize until I returned from holiday that I had purchased the balm and not the lotion hence why I bought this. I am very pleased that I did.
  • Extremely strong scent very good product. Would definitely recommend the product to everyone I know. Smells very fragrant and very fruity.
  • Always been a fan of Paco Rabanne fragrance and the million I received really did smell good. Definitely will be buying a bottle again.
  • 1 million perfume is my favourite and I think is the best perfume u can buy, the scent is really strong but sweet, girls love it and I would recommend it to everyone who wants to smell the best.
    • Smells absolutely beautiful, lovely scent and lasts all day.


What was our Findings

I have had this fragrance myself, twice now in fact and I can safely say it’s a great aftershave. On first application it has a very strong fruity scent that soon mellows bringing out the Musk which continues throughout. Finally, the scent of Musk and Vanilla sing together in perfect harmony for the rest of the day. Again you will have the scent of the fragrance on your skin for about 8 hours. Price wise you should be paying about £45.00 for a 100ml bottle of Eau de Toilette which is great value.

Reasons to consider when purchasing your Perfume.

The reason why some perfumes are expensive really depends on what ingredients it contains which is why fake perfumes are cheaper. Because of this, the products are not natural but man made, to actually copy the scent.

Which is really a false saving because you will over time you will use twice the amount of the fake product for it to smell for the same time period as the original.

There are lots of reasons to consider when purchasing your perfume as the following will explain

Description of Types of Perfume

  • Perfume or Extrait – in English is known as perfume extract, pure perfume, or simply perfume: 15–40% aromatic compounds.
  • Esprit of Parfum (ESDP) – 15–30% aromatic compounds, a seldom used strength concentration in between EDP and perfume.
  • Eau de parfum (EdP) or parfum de toilette (PdT) – 10–20% aromatic compounds (typically ~15%). Sometimes called “eau de parfum” or “millésime”; parfum de toilette is a less common term, most popular in the 1980s. That is generally analogous to eau de parfum.
  • Eau de toilette (EDT) – 5–15% aromatic compounds (typically ~10%); This is the staple for most masculine perfumes.
  • Eau de Cologne ( EDC ) – Often simply called cologne: 3–8% aromatic compounds (typically ~5%).
  • Eau fraiche – Products sold as “splashes”, “mists”, “veils” and other imprecise terms. Generally these products contain 3% or less aromatic compounds and are diluted with water rather than oil or alcohol.

Once you have purchased your product, where do you store it?

Well most people will put their aftershave in the bathroom or on their bedside cabinet by the window, but this couldn’t be worse for your perfume.

Perfumes hate direct sunshine and damp places like a typical bathroom, so my advice would be to store it in a dark corner of your bedroom and it will last as long as the manufacturer specifications.

Media Section

1 Million Marketing Video

1 million Marketing Video

Conclusion

Thank you for reading my article, all comments are welcome so please leave them at the bottom of this page.

The website will be updated with new articles to advice you on past and present Perfumes and Aftershaves also please follow me on this website and the latest blog will be emailed to you direct for you to read in your own time.

Kind regards

Russ

 

Man by Jimmy Choo

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Man by Jimmy Choo

Welcome to Perfume and Aftershave website, where we research the products giving you interesting facts about Man by Jimmy Choo. We also test the product, to give you our honest opinion on how it worked and was it worth the money you are about to invest. Man by Jimmy Choo is part of a huge collection from the Jimmy Choo fragrance Labs which I’m sure will wet your appetite for more.

We have split this article into different categories beginning with the following;

  • History
  • Perfumer
  • Notes
  • Description of Notes
  • What was our Findings
  • Public Reviews
  • Reasons to consider when purchasing your product
  • Description of different types of Perfumes
  • Where to store your fragrance
  • Media Section
  • Conclusion

Jimmy Choo Man was first released to the public in 2014 but still a firm favourite for most people. I hope you enjoy our contents on this website.

History

Jimmy Choo

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Choo was born in Penang, Malaya, into a Hakka family of shoemakers. His family name is Chow (Chinese), but was misspelled on his birth certificate as Choo. He studied at Shih Chung Primary School in Love Lane, Penang. Choo’s father, a shoemaker who made all of his shoes by hand, taught him the craft. Choo made his first pair of shoes when he was 11 years old, a pair of slippers.

After college, Choo worked at two design companies for a total of nine years before opening his own business. Choo’s parents moved to Britain to help him get started, and he eventually expanded the business by opening his own shop in 1986, renting an old hospital building. His craftsmanship and designs were soon noticed at London Fashion Week in 1988. After seeing his creations, Vogue featured the shoes in an eight-page spread. Jimmy Choo has said that his designs became significantly more popular after the Vogue coverage. Patronage from Diana, Princess of Wales in the early 1990s further boosted his image.

In 1996, Choo co-founded Jimmy Choo Ltd with British Vogue magazine accessories editor Tamara Mellon. In April 2001, Choo sold his 50% stake in the company for £10 million. He has since concentrated his work on the exclusive Jimmy Choo couture line produced under license from Jimmy Choo Ltd. The Jimmy Choo London line, also known as Jimmy Choo Ready-To-Wear or, simply, Jimmy Choo, is under the purview of Tamara Mellon. The ready-to-wear line has expanded to include accessories such as handbags.

Between 1982 and 1984, Choo studied at Cordwainers Technical College in Hackney (now part of the London College of Fashion) in London, England. He went to a design firm to work after graduation, wishing to remain in London instead of going back to Malaysia.

Perfumer

Anne Flippo

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Anne has created or collaborated on major releases for Yves Saint-Laurent, Givenchy, Burberry, Lancôme and many more. In 2019 Anne became the first woman to be credited by the IFF (International Flavour & Fragrances) organization as a Master perfumer.

List of Anne Flippo`s perfume creations; Island Michael Kors Hawaii | Burberry Brit Rhythm | Jimmy Choo Illicit | Chloé Love Story | Jo Malone London Basil & Neroli | Poupée Rochas | My Queen Alexander Mc Queen | Fleur d’Oranger L’Artisan Perfumer | Rykiel Woman Sonia Rykiel

 

Notes

Top Notes – Lavender, Pink Pepper, Pineapple Leaf

Middle Notes – Honeydew Melon

Base Notes – Lavender, Suede, Patchouli

Fragrance Wheel

Description of Notes

  • Top notes: Also called the head notes. The scents that are perceived immediately on application of a perfume. Top notes consist of small, light molecules that evaporate quickly. They form a person’s initial impression of a perfume and thus are very important in the selling of a perfume. Examples of top notes include mint, lavender and coriander.
  • Middle notes: Also referred to as heart notes. The scent of a perfume that emerges just prior to the dissipation of the top note. The middle note compounds form the “heart” or main body of a perfume and act to mask the often unpleasant initial impression of base notes, which become more pleasant with time. Examples of middle notes include seawater, sandalwood and jasmine.
  • Base notes: The scent of a perfume that appears close to the departure of the middle notes. The base and middle notes together are the main theme of a perfume. Base notes bring depth and solidity to a perfume. Compounds of this class of scents are typically rich and “deep” and are usually not perceived until 30 minutes after application. Examples of base notes include tobacco, amber and musk.

What was our Findings

This is a fantastic aftershave from Jimmy Choo, from the moment you apply, you get that mixture of lavender and a fruity fragrance coming from the honeydew melon.

Perfect on the longevity scale, with the fragrance of Patchouli singing along all the way in the back ground. Once you apply, this aftershave will last you at least 6+ hours and at a price of £55.00 upwards for a 100ml bottle it`s a steal for that price.


Romance is in the air!
Public Reviews

  • Bought this for my husbands birthday he loves the smell of this aftershave. Used the Jimmy Choo Man this is so nice.
  • This is an interesting scent in my opinion. It has the spiciness that you get from lavender. But at the same time it has this note that’s hard to describe. It’s like a bright, kind of intense, almost pretty note. I’m guessing that it’s from the combination of pink pepper and pineapple. Or it might just be the pink pepper. It makes this scent a lot different from most typical men’s fragrances that include lavender. It’s interesting. I think I would really enjoy being around someone who was wearing this one. I also think that it could easily be worn day or night – including to work.
  • My boyfriends favourite, I bought it for him and it smells amazing like always, I like it because its not too strong, it is perfect and I love it. I wish I could use it lol.


Romance is in the air!
Reasons to consider when purchasing your Perfume.

The reason why some perfumes are expensive really depends on what ingredients it contains which is why fake perfumes are cheaper. Because of this, the products are not natural but man made, to actually copy the scent.
Which is really a false saving because you will over time you will use twice the amount of the fake product for it to smell for the same time period as the original.

There are lots of reasons to consider when purchasing your perfume as the following will explain;

Description of Types of Perfume

  • Perfume or Extrait – in English is known as perfume extract, pure perfume, or simply perfume: 15–40% aromatic compounds.
  • Esprit of Parfum (ESDP) – 15–30% aromatic compounds, a seldom used strength concentration in between EDP and perfume.
  • Eau de parfum (EdP) or parfum de toilette (PdT) – 10–20% aromatic compounds (typically ~15%). Sometimes called “eau de parfum” or “millésime”; parfum de toilette is a less common term, most popular in the 1980s. That is generally analogous to eau de parfum.
  • Eau de toilette (EDT) – 5–15% aromatic compounds (typically ~10%); This is the staple for most masculine perfumes.
  • Eau de Cologne ( EDC ) – Often simply called cologne: 3–8% aromatic compounds (typically ~5%).
  • Eau fraiche – Products sold as “splashes”, “mists”, “veils” and other imprecise terms. Generally these products contain 3% or less aromatic compounds and are diluted with water rather than oil or alcohol.

 

Once you have purchased your product, where do you store it?

Well most people will put their aftershave in the bathroom or on their bedside cabinet by the window, but this couldn’t be worse for your perfume.

Perfumes hate direct sunshine and damp places like a typical bathroom, so my advice would be to store it in a dark corner of your bedroom and it will last as long as the manufacturer specifications.

Media Section

Jimmy Choo Man Marketing Video

Jimmy Choo Man Marketing Video

Conclusion

Thank you for reading my article, all comments are welcome so please leave them at the bottom of this page.

The website will be updated with new articles to advice you on past and present Perfumes and Aftershaves also please follow me on this website and the latest blog will be emailed to you direct for you to read in your own time.

Kind regards

Russ

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Gucci Guilty Black Pour Homme

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Gucci Guilty Black Pour Homme

Hello and welcome to Perfume and Aftershave website, where we research the products giving you interesting facts about Gucci Guilty Black Pour Homme. We also test the product to give you our honest opinion on how it worked and was it worth the money you are about to invest. Gucci Guilty Black Pour Homme aftershave is part of a huge collection from the Gucci fragrance Labs which I’m sure will wet your appetite for more. Gucci Guilty was first released to the public in 2013 but still a firm favourite for most people.

We have split this article into different categories beginning with the; 

  • History
  • Perfumer
  • Notes
  • Description of Notes
  • What was our Findings
  • Public Reviews
  • Reasons to consider when purchasing your product
  • Description of different types of Perfumes
  • Where to store your fragrance
  • Media Section
  • Conclusion

I hope you enjoy this article and if you did then please share and follow us for more updates on this website.

History

Guccio Gucci

 

Guccio Gucci was born on the 26th March 1881 and died on the 2nd January 1953.

Gucci was an Italian-British business man, as a teenager he started out as a lift boy in the 1900s at the Savoy Hotel, where he gained his inspiration to sell top quality clothing to the public.

In 1921, he returned to Florence to pursue his dream and at this time he decided to sell leather goods, mostly bags to horsemen on the carriages and as his reputation grew for the quality he produced his business started to take off.

By 1938 he expanded his business to Rome where he continued to grow his empire through Europe and in 1953 he expanded to America in Manhattan. By 1997 the company had over 97 stores worldwide.

Perfumer

Jacques Huclier

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Jacques has created fragrances for a diverse range of clients. He created fragrances for Adidas as well as Amen for French couturier Thierry Mugler, which became the masculine counterpart to Mugler’s highly influential Angel perfume.

More recently, Jacques has created fragrances for niche brands including Map of the Heart. Although he appreciates working with a diverse range of clients, it is projects like Map of the Heart that push him to craft unique and creative compositions. Jacques’ recent move from Paris to New York has also opened his creativity to new influences.

Notes

Top notes Lavender, Coriander

Middle notesOrange Flower

Base notes Patchouli

Fragrance Wheel

Description of Notes

  • Top notes: Also called the head notes. The scents that are perceived immediately on application of a perfume. Top notes consist of small, light molecules that evaporate quickly. They form a person’s initial impression of a perfume and thus are very important in the selling of a perfume. Examples of top notes include mint, lavender and coriander.
  • Middle notes: Also referred to as heart notes. The scent of a perfume that emerges just prior to the dissipation of the top note. The middle note compounds form the “heart” or main body of a perfume and act to mask the often unpleasant initial impression of base notes, which become more pleasant with time. Examples of middle notes include seawater, sandalwood and jasmine.
  • Base notes: The scent of a perfume that appears close to the departure of the middle notes. The base and middle notes together are the main theme of a perfume. Base notes bring depth and solidity to a perfume. Compounds of this class of scents are typically rich and “deep” and are usually not perceived until 30 minutes after application. Examples of base notes include tobacco, amber and musk.

What was our Findings

Well what can we say?. Gucci Guilty Black Pour homme was abit of a let down.  The fragrance is great and if only the fragrance was long lasting Gucci might of had a best seller on his hands. But alas if you purchase this aftershave you might have to carry a sample bottle with you to reapply later in the day. With a price of £65,00 upwards for a bottle of 90ml it does not come cheap, just for the longevity of the product. Smells great though!!

The fragrance starts out as a strong scent of pepper, followed by a lemon scent and to finish the lavender takes control. I really think if they had added musk to this fragrance it would of been perfect.


Romance is in the air!
Public Reviews

  • This eau de toilette is perfect for everyday wear. It’s not too overpowering and my teenage son has really enjoyed wearing to school or on a night out.
  • I bought this for my partner, as his best aftershave was stolen on our holiday. He’s never had this before. So just getting use to the fragrance.
  • One of my favourite Gucci fragrances, not overpowering it’s just right. Great for any occasion and one application lasts.
  • Can’t say I was overly impressed with this. It’s OK but nowt to write home about. The smell doesn’t stay on you all day,I can’t knock it as such but I wouldn’t buy it again,I just thought I’d try it.

    Romance is in the air!

Reasons to consider when purchasing your perfume

The reason why some perfumes are expensive really depends on what ingredients it contains which is why fake perfumes are cheaper.

Because of this, the products are not natural but man made, to actually copy the scent, which is really a false saving because over time you will use twice the amount of the fake product for it to smell for the same time period as the original.

There are lots of reasons to consider when purchasing your perfume as the following will explain;

Description of Types of Perfume

  • Perfume or Extrait – in English is known as perfume extract, pure perfume, or simply perfume: 15–40% aromatic compounds.
  • Esprit of Parfum (ESDP) – 15–30% aromatic compounds, a seldom used strength concentration in between EDP and perfume.
  • Eau de parfum (EdP) or parfum de toilette (PdT) – 10–20% aromatic compounds (typically ~15%). Sometimes called “eau de parfum” or “millésime”; parfum de toilette is a less common term, most popular in the 1980s. That is generally analogous to eau de parfum.
  • Eau de toilette (EDT) – 5–15% aromatic compounds (typically ~10%); This is the staple for most masculine perfumes.
  • Eau de Cologne ( EDC ) – Often simply called cologne: 3–8% aromatic compounds (typically ~5%).
  • Eau fraiche – Products sold as “splashes”, “mists”, “veils” and other imprecise terms. Generally these products contain 3% or less aromatic compounds and are diluted with water rather than oil or alcohol.
Gucci Guilty Amazon
Gucci Guilty Black Available at Amazon

Once you have purchased your product, where do you store it?.

Well most people will put their perfume in the bathroom or on their bedside cabinet by the window, but this couldn’t be worse for your perfume.

Perfumes hate direct sunshine and damp places like a typical bathroom, so my advise would be to store it in a dark corner of your bedroom and it will last as long as the manufacturer specifications.

Media Section

Guilty Black Marketing Video

Gucci Guilty Video

Conclusion

Thank you for reading my article.

All comments are welcome so please leave them at the bottom of this page.

Also, we will be updating the website with new articles to advise you on past and present Perfumes and Aftershaves so please follow me on this website.

Kind regards

Russ

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Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male

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Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male

Welcome to Perfume and Aftershave reviews, where we have researched interesting facts about Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male Aftershave. We also test the aftershave to give you our honest opinion on how it worked and is it actually worth the money you are about to invest. This Jean Paul Gaultier aftershave is part of a huge collection of perfumes from the Gaultier fragrance Labs which I’m sure will wet your appetite for more. 

We have split this article into different catagories beginning with the; 

  • History
  • Perfumer
  • Notes
  • Description of Notes
  • What was our Findings
  • Public Reviews
  • Reasons to consider when purchasing your product
  • Description of different types of Perfumes
  • Where to store your fragrance
  • Media Section
  • Conclusion

I hope you enjoy this article and if you did then please share and follow us for more updates on this website.

History

Jean Paul Gaultier

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Born 24 April 1952, Jean Paul Gaultier is a French haute couture and prêt-à-porter fashion designer. He is described as an “enfant terrible” of the fashion industry, and is known for his unconventional designs with motifs including corsets, marinières, and tin cans.

Gaultier founded his eponymous fashion label in 1982, and expanded with a line of fragrances in 1993. He was the creative director for French luxury house Hermès from 2003 to 2010, and retired following his 50th-anniversary haute couture show during Paris Fashion Week in January 2020.

Aside from his work in the fashion industry, Gaultier co-presented the first seven series of the television series Eurotrash with Antoine de Caunes from 1993–1997.

Gaultier grew up in a suburb of Paris. His mother was a clerk and his father an accountant. It was his maternal grandmother, Marie Garage, who introduced him to the world of fashion.

He never received formal training as a designer. Instead, he began to send sketches to famous couture stylists at an early age. Pierre Cardin was impressed by his talent and hired him as an assistant in 1970.

Then he worked with Jacques Esterel in 1971 and Jean Patou later that year again worked for Cardin managing the Pierre Cardin boutique in Manila for a year until 1974. Despite Gaultier’s youth, Cardin sent him to Manilla to manage the local office.

Imelda Marcos was one of his clients. He found himself on a “no leave” list and had to pretend to have a family emergency in order to leave. He never returned.

Later Years

The fragrance house included women’s, men’s, and unisex fragrances; a number of flanker fragrances have been released for each line. Jean Paul Gaultier fragrances have been licensed by Puig since 1 January 2016, and were previously licensed by Shiseido subsidiary Beauté Prestige International from 1991 through 31 December 2015.

The BPI license was originally negotiated through 30 June 2016; however, Puig acquired the license for $79.2 million and paid $22.6 million for the early termination of the license. With this purchase, Puig now holds control of both the fashion and fragrance divisions of the Jean Paul Gaultier brand.

The 1993 women’s oriental floral Classique and the 1995 men’s oriental fougere Le Male have been described by the brand as “flagship” products that “represent all the Jean Paul Gaultier values”. Le Male was the top-selling men’s fragrance in the European Union in 2012, and holds a strong market position in Australia and the United States.

As of May 2020, the Classique, Le Male, and Scandal lines are in production.

Perfumer

Francis Kurkdjian

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Le Male is a men’s fragrance created by Francis Kurkdjian for Jean Paul Gaultier in 1995. It has been manufactured by Puig since 2016, and was previously manufactured by Shiseido subsidiary Beauté Prestige International from 1995 until 2015. The fragrance was developed as a counterpart to the women’s fragrance Classique, which was introduced in 1993.

A number of flanker fragrances have since been released on the strength of the Le Male name. The most recent fragrance, Le Male Le Parfum, was launched in 2020.

Francis Kurkdjian was born in Paris, France on 14 May 1969 to Armenian parents. Having been exposed to music and dancing at a young age, Francis Kurkdjian wanted to be a ballet dancer during his youth.

However, he failed passing the competition to study at the Paris Opera School of Dance in 1983. Kurkdjian, who already had an interest in perfume making since he was thirteen years old, decided in 1985 to become a perfumer.

In 1990

Kurkdjian entered the Institute Supérieur International du Parfum, de la Cosmétique et de l’Aromatique Alimentaire (ISIPCA), a perfume school located in Versailles, France. He graduated from ISIPCA in 1993 and joined Quest International in Paris the same year.

Kurkdjian continued his studies and obtained a master’s degree from the Paris Institute of Luxury Marketing.

In 1995, at the age of twenty-six, Kurkdjian created Le Male for Jean Paul Gaultier, one of the world’s best-selling perfumes. This became Kurkdjian’s first success at perfume making.

This was followed by more than 40 creations for major fashion designers and houses.

Notes

Top Notes – Mint, Artemesia Bergamot and Cardamon

Middle Notes – Cumin, Orange Blossom, Lavender and Cinnamom

Base Notes – Amber, Vanilla, Cedar, Sandalwood and Tonka Bean.

Fragrance Wheel

Description of Notes

  • Top notes: Also called the head notes. The scents that are perceived immediately on application of a perfume. Top notes consist of small, light molecules that evaporate quickly. They form a person’s initial impression of a perfume and thus are very important in the selling of a perfume. Examples of top notes include mint, lavender and coriander.
  • Middle notes: Also referred to as heart notes. The scent of a perfume that emerges just prior to the dissipation of the top note. The middle note compounds form the “heart” or main body of a perfume and act to mask the often unpleasant initial impression of base notes, which become more pleasant with time. Examples of middle notes include seawater, sandalwood and jasmine.
  • Base notes: The scent of a perfume that appears close to the departure of the middle notes. The base and middle notes together are the main theme of a perfume. Base notes bring depth and solidity to a perfume. Compounds of this class of scents are typically rich and “deep” and are usually not perceived until 30 minutes after application. Examples of base notes include tobacco, amber and musk.


Romance is in the air!

What was our Findings

Since 1995, this fragrance has been on the market and it will remain so for a good while yet. You can buy this product for £40+ for a bottle of 125ml aftershave from Fragrance Direct and that’s great value for money. See bottom of the page for special offers.

On our testing, we found that the fragrance longevity was about 8 hours and sometimes longer which is great if you’re keeping those purse strings tight.

The fragrance has a sweet scent of mint with a hint of lavender before a woody scent sings in the back ground and all for 8+ hours – BARGAIN

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Available at Amazon

Public Reviews

  • JPG is awesome simple as that. Sure it has it’s time and place, I like to wear it when it’s a little chilly out with a decent outfit for going out. Just like 1 million and Invictus etc the frag will have it’s haters. But like I say, if your goal in a frag is to get noticed and get compliments then this is one of those. I guarantee anytime you wear it someone or several people will stop and ask what your wearing or tell you “omg you smell so good”.
  • Always happy with this product and have used same for several years
  • I bought a 200mm bottle of JPG Original. It’s been my favourite for many years. Sadly it is not as fragrant as it used to be as I guess some elements have been ‘upgraded!!’ However, the price I paid was fair and I’m happy!
  • I’ve been buying le male for years and it had a lovely fresh scent and long-lasting.
  • I bought the 200ml as it’s great value and will last a long time.


Romance is in the air!

Reasons to consider when purchasing your Perfume

The reason why some perfumes are expensive really depends on what ingredients it contains which is why fake perfumes are cheaper. Because of this, the products are not natural but man made, to actually copy the scent.
Which is really a false saving because over time you will use twice the amount of the fake product for it to smell for the same time period as the original. There are lots of reasons to consider when purchasing your perfume as the following will explain;

Description of types of Perfume

  • Perfume or Extrait – in English is known as perfume extract, pure perfume, or simply perfume: 15–40% aromatic compounds.
  • Esprit of Parfum (ESDP) – 15–30% aromatic compounds, a seldom used strength concentration in between EDP and perfume.
  • Eau de parfum (EdP) or parfum de toilette (PdT) – 10–20% aromatic compounds (typically ~15%). Sometimes called “eau de parfum” or “millésime”; parfum de toilette is a less common term, most popular in the 1980s. That is generally analogous to eau de parfum.
  • Eau de toilette (EDT) – 5–15% aromatic compounds (typically ~10%); This is the staple for most masculine perfumes.
  • Eau de Cologne ( EDC ) – Often simply called cologne: 3–8% aromatic compounds (typically ~5%).
  • Eau fraiche – Products sold as “splashes”, “mists”, “veils” and other imprecise terms. These products contain 3% or less aromatic compounds and are diluted with water rather than oil or alcohol.
Link to Amazon
Available at Amazon


Once you have purchased your product, where do you store it?.

Well most people will put their perfume in the bathroom or on their bedside cabinet by the window, but this couldn’t be worse for your perfume.

Perfumes hate direct sunshine and damp places like a typical bathroom, so my advise would be to store it in a dark corner of your bedroom and it will last as long as the manufacturer specifications.

Media Section

Jean Paul Gaultier marketing Video

Link to youtube

Conclusion

Thank you for reading my article

All comments are welcome so please leave them at the bottom of this page also this website. Also, we will be updating the website with new articles to advise you on past and present Perfumes and Aftershaves so please follow me on this website.

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Russ

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Creed Aventus

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Creed Aventus

Welcome to Perfume and Aftershave reviews. This Creed Aventus Aftershave is part of a huge collection of fragrance from Creed fragrance Labs which I’m sure will wet your appetite for more. At this website, we research the perfumes and aftershaves, the History of the company and more importantly how do they smell. We test the product to give you our honest opinion on how the fragrance and was it worth the money that you could be about to invest.

We have split this article into different catagories beginning with the; 

  • History
  • Perfumer
  • Notes
  • Description of Notes
  • What was our Findings
  • Public Reviews
  • Reasons to consider when purchasing your product
  • Description of different types of Perfumes
  • Where to store your fragrance
  • Conclusion

I hope you enjoy this article and if you did then please share and follow us for more updates on this website.

I hope you enjoy our this article. 

History

In 1760, The House of Creed was founded in England and provided the English Court with custom tailored clothing, scented leather gloves, and commissioned fragrances.

In 1781, James Creed creates scented leather gloves to give King George III a place to rest his chin and inhale the glove’s fine aroma while riding his horse through London. King George III, inspired by the scented gloves, commissions the House to create its first fragrance, Royal English Leather.

Picture of James Creed

 

Henry Creed II, Third Generation of The House of Creed, was born in 1824. Considered the most innovative perfumer within the House, he expands the brand throughout Europe. He is heralded as creating the most beloved, well-known scents commissioned by Europe’s monarchies. In 1854 The House of Creed officially relocates to Paris, France.

In 1870 Creed is awarded several Royal Warrants for their dedication to providing fragrances to royal houses across Europe.

Picture of Henry Creed

 

Olivier Creed, Sixth Generation, Master Perfumer, makes Creed fragrances available to the public for the first time. Olivier propelled the House from the 20th century to the new millennium, creating iconic fragrances including Aventus, Love In White, and Millésime Impérial.

Picture of a young Oliver Creed

1980 onwards

Erwin Creed, Seventh Generation of The House of Creed, was born in 1980. He contributed to the creations of Love In White, Fleurs de Gardenia, Virgin Island Water, and Original Vétiver, among others.

Picture of Erwin Creed

 

A royal year: Creed celebrates its 250th Anniversary. Royal Service, the most sought-after fragrance among collectors and aficionados, is launched with only 1,000 signed and numbered pieces to celebrate the anniversary.

Olivier Creed introduces Les Royales Exclusives, an exquisite collection expressing fragrances as fine art in every sense. The collection features flacons made of handcrafted Pochet glass and fragrances created from the highest-quality ingredients from around the world.

2010 also sees the debut of Aventus, inspired by the strength and success of a historic French Emperor and instantly becomes The House of Creed’s best-selling fragrance. Superb ingredients blended by Olivier Creed.

Perfumer

Olivier Creed

Picture of Oliver Creed and son

Olivier Creed claims that his inspiration for Aventus was from the French and political leader Napoleon Bonaparte. As a result of this, many of the scents found within the fragrance have a link to Napoleon.

There are prime examples of this as Blackcurrants from Corsica (where Napoleon was born), and Birch from Louisiana (which Napoleon ruled over for 4 years), that were used in the production of Creed Aventus.

Notes

Top Notes – Apple, Blackcurrant, Pineapple and Bergamot.

Middle Notes – Juniper berries, Birch, Patchouli and Jasmine.

Base Notes – Vanilla, Musk, Oakmoss and Ambergris.

Fragrance Wheel

Description of Notes

  • Top notes: Also called the head notes. The scents that are perceived immediately on application of a perfume. Top notes consist of small, light molecules that evaporate quickly. They form a person’s initial impression of a perfume and thus are very important in the selling of a perfume. Examples of top notes include mint, lavender and coriander.
  • Middle notes: Also referred to as heart notes. The scent of a perfume that emerges just prior to the dissipation of the top note. The middle note compounds form the “heart” or main body of a perfume and act to mask the often unpleasant initial impression of base notes, which become more pleasant with time. Examples of middle notes include seawater, sandalwood and jasmine.
  • Base notes: The scent of a perfume that appears close to the departure of the middle notes. The base and middle notes together are the main theme of a perfume. Base notes bring depth and solidity to a perfume. Compounds of this class of scents are typically rich and “deep” and are usually not perceived until 30 minutes after application. Examples of base notes include tobacco, amber and musk.

What was our Findings

Although not cheap for a mere mortal like myself the fragrance of Creed Aventus is excellent. It`s a very fruity scent on your first application, that will over time, mellow into a more woody and musky scent. We loved it so much, we will be reviewing the female version of this product.

Just be careful when purchasing this product and others as fake products are out there. You can always tell by the price! If, sounds too cheap then it`s probably fake.

You should be paying around the £185.00 mark and upwards for an authentic Creed Aventus. Although Amazon below are advertising the product at £155.00 as it was the cheapest I found, just be careful!


Romance is in the air!

Public Reviews

  • WOW. Lovely top note blast of pineapple, a lingering heart of pineapple. I hope you like pineapple, you will need to. I like pineapple.
  • Jokes aside, if you are buying Creed you are buying into the subtle and the refined. It isn’t Brut and doesn’t pretend to be. Its just, delicious. Like a summer shower on a hot day. The Original Vetiver is to die for. This comes second.
  • Definitely an expensive product, but I’d absolutely purchase this again. Unsolicited compliments from strangers are a common theme now, and it really stands out from all the other fragrances people have become accustomed to.
  • As other reviews have put, it is definitely a light fruity mix, but much more of a mature aroma than the common quick-whiffs in other brands, and certainly lingers in your trail for substantially longer.


Romance is in the air!

Reasons to consider when purchasing your perfume

The reason why some perfumes are expensive really depends on what ingredients it contains which is why fake perfumes are cheaper.

Because of this, the products are not natural but man made, to actually copy the scent, which is really a false saving because over time you will use twice the amount of the fake product for it to smell for the same time period as the original.

There are lots of reasons to consider when purchasing your perfume as the following will explain;

Description of Types of Perfume

  • Perfume or Extrait –  in English is known as perfume extract, pure perfume, or simply perfume: 15–40% aromatic compounds. 
  • Esprit of Parfum (ESDP) –  15–30% aromatic compounds, a seldom used strength concentration in between EDP and perfume.
  • Eau de parfum (EdP) or parfum de toilette (PdT) –  10–20% aromatic compounds (typically ~15%). Sometimes called “eau de parfum” or “millésime”; parfum de toilette is a less common term, most popular in the 1980s. That is generally analogous to eau de parfum.
  • Eau de toilette (EDT) –  5–15% aromatic compounds (typically ~10%); This is the staple for most masculine perfumes.
  • Eau de Cologne ( EDC ) –  Often simply called cologne: 3–8% aromatic compounds (typically ~5%).
  • Eau fraiche – Products sold as “splashes”, “mists”, “veils” and other imprecise terms. Generally these products contain 3% or less aromatic compounds and are diluted with water rather than oil or alcohol.

Once you have purchased your product, where do you store it?.

Well most people will put their perfume or aftershave in the bathroom or on their bedside cabinet by the window, but this couldn’t be worse for your perfume.

Perfumes hate direct sunshine and damp places like a typical bathroom, so my advice would be to store it in a dark corner of your bedroom and it will last as long as the manufacturer specifications.

Conclusion

Thank you for reading my article.

All comments are welcome, so please leave them at the bottom of this page. Also, this website will be updated weekly with new articles to advice you on past and present Perfumes and Aftershaves.

Also please follow me on this website.

Kind regards

Russ

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Giorgio Armani Code

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Giorgio Armani Code

Welcome to Perfume and Aftershave Reviews website. Where we research the products giving you interesting facts about Giorgio Armani Code aftershave. We also test the product to give you our honest opinion on how it worked and was it worth the money you are about to invest. Giorgio Armani Code aftershave is part of a huge collection from  Armani fragrance Labs which i’m sure will wet your appetite for more.

We have split this article into different catagories beginning with the; 

  • History
  • Perfumer
  • Notes
  • Description of Notes
  • What was our Findings
  • Public Reviews
  • Reasons to consider when purchasing your product
  • Description of different types of Perfumes
  • Where to store your fragrance
  • Media Section
  • Conclusion

I hope you enjoy this article and if you did then please share and follow us for more updates on this website. Giorgio Armani Code for men was first released to the public in 2016 and is a firm favourite for most people.

I hope you enjoy this article.

History

Armani

Picture of Giorgio Armani

Giorgio Armani was born in an Italian town called Piacenza. He was raised with his older brother Sergio and younger sister Rosanna from his mother Maria Raimondi and father Ugo Arman.

While at High school at the Liceo Scientifico Respighi in Piacenza, Giorgio wanted to have a career in medicine. He enrolled in the Department of Medicine at the University of Milan. But after three years, in 1953, he left and joined the army.

Due to his medical background, he was assigned to the Military Hospital in Verona. Where he would attend shows at the Arena. He eventually decided to look for a different career path.

On July 24, 1975, he founded Giorgio Armani S.p.A. in Milan, with his friend Galeotti. In October of that year, he presented his first collection of men’s wear for Spring and Summer 1976 under his own name. He also produced a women’s line for the same season.

Giorgio Armani

Armani Luxury ready-to-wear clothing

Giorgio Armani established an innovative relationship with the fashion industry, characterized by the 1978 agreement with Gruppo Finanzario Tessile (GFT).

Which made it possible to produce luxury ready-to-wear in a manufacturing environment under the attentive supervision of the company’s designer.

In 1979, after founding the Giorgio Armani Corporation. Armani began producing for the United States and introduced the Main line for men and women. The label became one of the leading names in international fashion. With the introduction of several new product lines. Including G. A. Le Collezioni,  Armani Underwear and Swimwear and Accessories.

In the early 1980s the company signed an important agreement with L’Oréal. It was to create perfumes and they introduced the Armani Junior, Armani Jeans, and Emporium Armani lines. And in 1982 by the introduction of Emporium Underwear, Swimwear, and Accessories.

A new store was opened in Milan for the Emporium line, followed by the first Giorgio Armani boutique. Armani’s concern for the end user culminated in the development of a more youthful product with the same level of stylistic quality as his high-end line. But at a more accessible price.

Perfumer

Picture of Antoine Maisondieu
Antoine Maisondieu
Picture of Antoine Lie
Antoine Lie

Notes

Top Notes : Lemon and Bergamot

Middle Notes : Star Anise and Olive Blossom

Base Notes : Tobacco, Tonka Bean, Gaiac wood and Leather.

Fragrance Wheel

Description of Notes

  • Top notes: Also called the head notes. The scents that are perceived immediately on application of a perfume. Top notes consist of small, light molecules that evaporate quickly. They form a person’s initial impression of a perfume and thus are very important in the selling of a perfume. Examples of top notes include mint, lavender and coriander.
  • Middle notes: Also referred to as heart notes. The scent of a perfume that emerges just prior to the dissipation of the top note. The middle note compounds form the “heart” or main body of a perfume and act to mask the often unpleasant initial impression of base notes, which become more pleasant with time. Examples of middle notes include seawater, sandalwood and jasmine.
  • Base notes: The scent of a perfume that appears close to the departure of the middle notes. The base and middle notes together are the main theme of a perfume. Base notes bring depth and solidity to a perfume. Compounds of this class of scents are typically rich and “deep” and are usually not perceived until 30 minutes after application. Examples of base notes include tobacco, amber and musk.

What was our Findings

What can i say about this Armani Code aftershave.  It is a personal favourite of mine and I would be very happy to use this fragrance every day. It smells wonderful from when you first apply and it continues to do so for at least 6 hours.

Romance is in the air!

With a scent of Bergamot and lemon in the back ground to give it that fresh feeling as it just keeps on giving. It makes your nose smell the pure joy of Armani Code. With a price starting at around £40.00 it`s a real bargain and if i had this as a gift every year, i would be happy!!

Public Reviews

  • I bought this for my fiance’s birthday and it came a few days after I bought it and very happy with the product. Great value for money on one of the all time greats.
  • This was a surprise Fathers Day present for my husband. I managed to hide it until the actual day as I had it posted to my son’s address. He was over the moon as it is still is all time favourite.
  • Smells amazing, lovely scent. My boyfriend even commented on how nice it was.


Romance is in the air!

Reasons to consider when purchasing your Perfume.

The reason why some perfumes are expensive really depends on what ingredients it contains which is why fake perfumes are cheaper. The reason for this is because the products are not natural but man made, to actually copy the scent.

Which is really a false saving because you will over time you will use twice the amount of the fake product for it to smell for the same time period as the original.

Description of Types of Aftershave

  • Perfume or Extrait –  in English is known as perfume extract, pure perfume, or simply perfume: 15–40% aromatic compounds. 
  • Esprit of Parfum (ESDP) –  15–30% aromatic compounds, a seldom used strength concentration in between EDP and perfume.
  • Eau de parfum (EdP) or parfum de toilette (PdT) –  10–20% aromatic compounds (typically ~15%). Sometimes called “eau de parfum” or “millésime”; parfum de toilette is a less common term, most popular in the 1980s. That is generally analogous to eau de parfum.
  • Eau de toilette (EDT) –  5–15% aromatic compounds (typically ~10%); This is the staple for most masculine perfumes.
  • Eau de Cologne ( EDC ) –  Often simply called cologne: 3–8% aromatic compounds (typically ~5%).
  • Eau fraiche – Products sold as “splashes”, “mists”, “veils” and other imprecise terms. Generally these products contain 3% or less aromatic compounds and are diluted with water rather than oil or alcohol.
Link to Amazon
Available at Amazon


Once you have purchased your product, where do you store it?

Well most people will put their aftershave in the bathroom or on their bedside cabinet by the window, but this couldn’t be worse for your perfume. Perfumes hate direct sunshine and damp places like a typical bathroom. So my advise would be to store it in a dark corner of your bedroom and it will last as long as the manufacturer specifications.

Media Section

Armani Code Promotional Video

Picture of Armani Code

Conclusion

Thank you for reading my article, all comments are welcome so please leave them at the bottom of this page. The website is updated with new articles to advise you on past and present Perfumes and Aftershaves. Your welcome to follow me on this website and the latest article will be emailed to you direct.

Kind regards

Russ

 

 

DIOR HOMME

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Dior Homme

Welcome to Perfume and Aftershave reviews. This Dior Homme aftershave is part of a huge collection of perfumes and aftershaves from the Dior fragrance Labs which I’m sure will wet your appetite for more. At this website, we research the perfumes and aftershaves on the market, the History of the company and more importantly how do they smell. We tested Dior Homme aftershave to give you our honest opinion on how the fragrance matched up to public reviews and was it worth the money that you could be about to invest.

We have split this article into different catagories beginning with the; 

  • History
  • Perfumer
  • Notes
  • Description of Notes
  • What was our Findings
  • Public Reviews
  • Reasons to consider when purchasing your product
  • Description of different types of Perfumes
  • Where to store your fragrance
  • Media Section
  • Conclusion

I hope you enjoy this article and if you did then please share and follow us for more updates on this website.

I hope you enjoy this article. 

History

Christian Dior

Picture of Christian Dior

Dior was born 21st January 1905 in Granville, Normandy and died on 23rd October 1957 from a heart attack while on holiday in Italy.

In 1928, when Dior left school he sold his clothing design’s from outside his house until he started a small arts studio selling different artists work but this closed down due to Dior having financial trouble due to the deep economic depression that engulfed the business world in the late 1920’s as being the main cause.

In 1937, he was employed by Robert Piquet who was a well-known fashion designer. When, the second World War started he joined up. But not for long due to the French capitulation to the Germans, but he was able to continue his work in France at Lelong Co on being released.

In 1946, The House of Dior was established at a private residence with Marcel Boussac who was a wealthy business man. The House of Dior actually celebrate the opening of the company as 1947 not 1946. Reason behind this is that the first line of clothing was released on 12th February that year.

Perfumer

Francois Demachy

Picture of Francois Demachy

 

Although Francois Demachy was training to be a Doctor and Dentist he actually became a perfumer by accident while working for perfume giant Charabot just to earn extra money for his studies to become a doctor.

He decided that he couldn’t do both so luckily Charabot were looking for trainee perfumers and so then it all started. After 5 years with the company he was offered a position at Chanel where he worked till he became a Director at Dior in 2006.

Other collections

Aqua Fahrenheit (2011) | Eau sauvage collection | Escale to Portofino (2008) | Fahrenheit 32 (2007) | Eau sauvage collection | Fahrenheit Absolute (2009) | Hypnotic Poison (2000) | Midnight Poison (2007) | Miss Dior collection | Miss Dior Eau Fraiche (2012) | Sauvage (2015) | And many more….


Notes

Top Notes – Sage, Lavender and bergamot

Middle Notes – Amber, Iris, and Cacao

Base Notes – Patchouli, Vetiver

Fragrance Wheel

Description of Notes

  • Top notes: Also called the head notes. The scents that are perceived immediately on application of a perfume. Top notes consist of small, light molecules that evaporate quickly. They form a person’s initial impression of a perfume and thus are very important in the selling of a perfume. Examples of top notes include mint, lavender and coriander.
  • Middle notes: Also referred to as heart notes. The scent of a perfume that emerges just prior to the dissipation of the top note. The middle note compounds form the “heart” or main body of a perfume and act to mask the often unpleasant initial impression of base notes, which become more pleasant with time. Examples of middle notes include seawater, sandalwood and jasmine.
  • Base notes: The scent of a perfume that appears close to the departure of the middle notes. The base and middle notes together are the main theme of a perfume. Base notes bring depth and solidity to a perfume. Compounds of this class of scents are typically rich and “deep” and are usually not perceived until 30 minutes after application. Examples of base notes include tobacco, amber and musk.

What was our Findings

Dior Homme aftershave can be worn by females as well as it has a slight and delicate scent that will last you all day. You first get the fragrance of Lavender, then the Iris takes over to be complemented by Patchouli. On testing the fragrance lasted all day and it still was fantastic to wear into the night.

If, you want a classic aftershave that you will continue to purchase then this is the one for you. With a price tag of between £58.00 – £90.00, depends on the bottle size is great value for money.

Romance is in the air!

Public Reviews

  • This to me is as good as perfection…. Love at first sniff.. This defo better for a day scent, and Intense better for evening, or date night, either way these are what all designer frags should be aiming towards, the quality is undeniably top-notch. Quality through and through.
  • Big thumbs up for me.
  • I avoided this one for a while but wish I hadn’t. Will surely go down as one of the classics. A unisex scent but I would prefer to describe it as a unique masculine. Has the infamous smell of lipstick, making it an acquired taste for some. I never tire of this one. An all time great from the house of Dior.
  • Wonderful delicate masculine/feminine waxy iris scent with great structure ..groundbreaking in many respects regarding the use of iris..takes a stroke of genius and bravery to launch this sort of fragrance in a well-established house..for the scent and originality it has to be in the masterpiece bracket. Performance is just right for me ..projects two feet and last’s most of the day without ever becoming cloying or irritating. The fragrance is that good I often just smell the cap and smile.


Romance is in the air!

Reasons to consider when purchasing your perfume

Reason why some perfumes are expensive really depends on what ingredients it contains which is why fake perfumes are cheaper.

Because of this, the products are not natural but man made, to actually copy the scent, which is really a false saving because over time you will use twice the amount of the fake product for it to smell for the same time period as the original.

There are lots of reasons to consider when purchasing your perfume as the following will explain;

Description of Types of Perfume

    • Perfume or Extrait –  in English is known as perfume extract, pure perfume, or simply perfume: 15–40% aromatic compounds. 
    • Esprit of Parfum (ESDP) –  15–30% aromatic compounds, a seldom used strength concentration in between EDP and perfume.
    • Eau de parfum (EdP) or parfum de toilette (PdT) –  10–20% aromatic compounds (typically ~15%). Sometimes called “eau de parfum” or “millésime”; parfum de toilette is a less common term, most popular in the 1980s. That is generally analogous to eau de parfum.
    • Eau de toilette (EDT) –  5–15% aromatic compounds (typically ~10%); This is the staple for most masculine perfumes.
    • Eau de Cologne ( EDC ) –  Often simply called cologne: 3–8% aromatic compounds (typically ~5%).
    • Eau fraiche – Products sold as “splashes”, “mists”, “veils” and other imprecise terms. Generally these products contain 3% or less aromatic compounds and are diluted with water rather than oil or alcohol.
Link to Amazon
Dior Homme Available at Amazon

Once you have purchased your product, where do you store it?.

Well most people will put their perfume in the bathroom or on their bedside cabinet by the window, but this couldn’t be worse for your perfume.

Perfumes hate direct sunshine and damp places like a typical bathroom, so my advise would be to store it in a dark corner of your bedroom and it will last as long as the manufacturer specifications.

Media Section

Dior Homme Marketing Video

Conclusion

Thank you for reading my article.

All comments are welcome, so please leave them at the bottom of this page.

Also, this website will be updated weekly with new articles to advise you on past and present Perfumes and Aftershaves.

Also, please follow me on this website.

Kind regards

Russ

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Dior Sauvage

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Dior Sauvage 

Welcome to Perfume and Aftershave reviews, where we research the products giving you interesting facts about Dior Sauvage aftershave. We also tested the product to give you our honest opinion on how it worked and was it worth the money you are about to invest. Dior Sauvage aftershave is part of a huge collection of perfumes from the Dior fragrance Labs which i’m sure will wet your appetite for more.

We have split this article into different catagories beginning with the; 

  • History
  • Perfumer
  • Notes
  • Description of Notes
  • What was our Findings
  • Public Reviews
  • Reasons to consider when purchasing your product
  • Description of different types of Perfumes
  • Where to store your fragrance
  • Media Section
  • Conclusion

I hope you enjoy this article and if you did then please share and follow us for more updates on this website.

 I hope you enjoy this article.


History

Christian Dior

Christian Dior

Dior was born 21st January 1905 in Granville, Normandy and died on 23rd October 1957 from a heart attack while on holiday in Italy.

In 1928, when Dior left school he sold his clothing design’s from outside his house until he started a small arts studio selling different artists work but this closed down due to Dior having financial trouble due to the deep economic depression that engulfed the business world in the late 1920’s  as being the main cause.

In 1937 he was employed by Robert Piquet who was a well-known fashion designer. When the second World War started he joined up, but not for long due to the French capitulation to the Germans, but he was able to continue his work in France at Lelong Co on being released.

In 1946, the House of Dior was established at a private residence with his friend Marcel Boussac who was a wealthy business man.

The House of Dior actually celebrate the opening of the company as 1947 not 1946. The reason behind this is because the first line of clothing was released on 12th Febuary that year.


Perfumer 

Francois Demachy

Francois Demachy

 

Although Francois Demachy was training to be a Doctor and Dentist he actually became a perfumer by accident while working for perfume giant Charabot just to earn extra money for his studies to become a doctor.

He decided that he couldn’t do both so luckily Charabot were looking for trainee perfumers and so then it all started. After 5 years with the company he was offered a position at Chanel  where he worked till he became a Director at Dior in 2006.

Other collections;

Aqua Fahrenheit (2011) | Eau sauvage collection | Escale to Portofino (2008) | Fahrenheit 32 (2007) | Eau sauvage collection | Fahrenheit Absolute (2009) | Hypnotic Poison (2000) | Midnight Poison (2007) | Miss Dior collection | Miss Dior Eau Fraiche (2012) | Sauvage (2015) | And many more….


Notes

Top note – Bergomot, Mint and Pepper

Middle Note Lavender, Geranium and Patchouli

Base notes – Cedarwood, Ambergris, Tonka bean and Labdanum.

Fragrance Wheel

Description of Notes

  • Top notes: Also called the head notes. The scents that are perceived immediately on application of a perfume. Top notes consist of small, light molecules that evaporate quickly. They form a person’s initial impression of a perfume and thus are very important in the selling of a perfume. Examples of top notes include mint, lavender and coriander.
  • Middle notes: Also referred to as heart notes. The scent of a perfume that emerges just prior to the dissipation of the top note. The middle note compounds form the “heart” or main body of a perfume and act to mask the often unpleasant initial impression of base notes, which become more pleasant with time. Examples of middle notes include seawater, sandalwood and jasmine.
  • Base notes: The scent of a perfume that appears close to the departure of the middle notes. The base and middle notes together are the main theme of a perfume. Base notes bring depth and solidity to a perfume. Compounds of this class of scents are typically rich and “deep” and are usually not perceived until 30 minutes after application. Examples of base notes include tobacco, amber and musk.

What was our Findings

We found that Dior Sauvage aftershave would suit most men, smells great and when you first apply the product, you will have a scent of Mint that will over time mellow to a woody fragrance.

Then the base notes of Sri Lankan sandlewood and Virginian cedarwood come through and take over from from the minty and floral fragrance.

Its the perfect fragrance for us men, longevity is key for us, we only want to apply once a day when leaving in the morning or when your going out for the evening you can be rest assured this aftershave will last.

Dior Sauvage available at Amazon

Public Reviews

  • I purchased this item for my boyfriends birthday and he absolutely loves it
  • It’s addictive, once you smell it you won’t want your other half wearing anything else!
  • Really nice smell, perfect for stylish men. Also, beautiful packaging and personalisation.
  • Smells really good and suits every weather and age. Both young and older men will smell Great wearing this parfum. It does not wear off easily
  • Perfection. Great scent, only needs a couple of sprays


Romance is in the air!


Reasons to consider when purchasing your Aftershave.

The reason why some aftershaves are expensive really depends on what ingredients it contains which is why fake aftershaves are cheaper.

Because of this, the products are not natural but man made, to actually copy the scent, which is really a false saving because you will over time use twice the amount of the fake product for it to smell for the same time period as the original.

There are lots of reasons to consider when purchasing your aftershave as the following will explain;

Description of Types of Perfume

  • Perfume or Extrait –  in English is known as perfume extract, pure perfume, or simply perfume: 15–40% aromatic compounds. 
  • Esprit of Parfum (ESDP)   15–30% aromatic compounds, a seldom used strength concentration in between EDP and perfume.
  • Eau de parfum (EdP) or parfum de toilette (PdT) –  10–20% aromatic compounds (typically ~15%). Sometimes called “eau de parfum” or “millésime”; parfum de toilette is a less common term, most popular in the 1980s. That is generally analogous to eau de parfum.
  • Eau de toilette (EDT) –  5–15% aromatic compounds (typically ~10%); This is the staple for most masculine perfumes.
  • Eau de Cologne ( EDC ) –  Often simply called cologne: 3–8% aromatic compounds (typically ~5%).
  • Eau fraiche – Products sold as “splashes”, “mists”, “veils” and other imprecise terms. Generally these products contain 3% or less aromatic compounds and are diluted with water rather than oil or alcohol.

 


Once you have purchased your product, where do you store it?

Well most people will put their aftershave in the bathroom or on their bedside cabinet by the window, but this couldn’t be worse for your aftershave.

Aftershaves hate direct sunshine and damp places like a typical bathroom, so my advise would be to store it in a dark corner of your bedroom and it will last as long as the manufacturer specifications.

Media Section

Dior Sauvage marketing Video


Conclusion

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Hugo Boss bottled

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Hugo Boss bottled

Welcome to Perfume and Aftershave reviews. On this page we will talk about Hugo Boss bottled aftershave and we will give you our honest opinion on how it worked and was it worth the money you are about to invest. At this website we have researched and tested different products from different manufacturers in bringing you interesting facts about the product. Hugo Boss bottled aftershave is part of a huge collection of perfumes from the Hugo Boss fragrance Labs which i’m sure will wet your appetite for more.

We have split this article into different categories beginning with the;

  • History
  • Perfumer
  • Notes
  • Description of Notes
  • What was our Findings
  • Public Reviews
  • Reasons to consider when purchasing your product
  • Description of different types of Perfumes
  • Where to store your fragrance
  • Media Section
  • Conclusion

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History

Hugo Boss

 

Hugo Ferdinand Boss was born on the 8th July 1885 in Metzingen, Germany  and died in his home town on the 9th August 1948 of a tooth abscess. In 1908 he first took over his families lingerie business till 1914, when he signed up for military service.

After serving his military service in world war 1, he opened his own clothing company in Metzingen in 1923 and then started his own factory with 2 partners in 1924. After going bankrupt in 1931 he made an arrangement with the creditors that they would leave him with 6 sewing machines.

1931 onwards

Hugo Boss became the designer and he produced the uniforms for the Nazi movement, the black uniforms for the SS and the brown uniform for the Hitler youth movement. After the second World War, Hugo lost control of his company, by the judicial system in 1946.

He was stripped of his voting rights, banned from running a business  and fined £54,000 as he was classed as an activist in the Hitler movement by the Judge. But the decision by the Judge was rescinded on appeal and he was classed as a follower of the Nazi party. This is when his son-in-law Eugen Holy took control of the business.

The current owners of the company are the following;

  • 83% is owned by the public, through shares
  • Marzotto family own 15%
  • 2% is retained within the company.

Perfumer

Annick Menardo

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After graduating from the ISIPCA academy, Annick joined Firmenich in 1991 and has a background education in biochemistry and medicine.

Annick menardo was mentored by Michel Almairac while working together at Créations Aromatiques. Now a master perfumer she has contributed over her time in the industry to all the top brands of perfumes on the market.

Notes

Top Notes – Plum, Lemon, Apple, Bergomot and Citrus Fruits

Middle Notes – Cinnamon, Mahogany, Geranium, Clove

Base Notes – Vanilla, Cedar, Olive, Sandalwood, Vetiver.

Fragrance Wheel

Description of Notes

  • Top notes: Also called the head notes. The scents that are perceived immediately on application of a perfume. Top notes consist of small, light molecules that evaporate quickly. They form a person’s initial impression of a perfume and thus are very important in the selling of a perfume. Examples of top notes include mint, lavender and coriander.
  • Middle notes: Also referred to as heart notes. The scent of a perfume that emerges just prior to the dissipation of the top note. The middle note compounds form the “heart” or main body of a perfume and act to mask the often unpleasant initial impression of base notes, which become more pleasant with time. Examples of middle notes include seawater, sandalwood and jasmine.
  • Base notes: The scent of a perfume that appears close to the departure of the middle notes. The base and middle notes together are the main theme of a perfume. Base notes bring depth and solidity to a perfume. Compounds of this class of scents are typically rich and “deep” and are usually not perceived until 30 minutes after application. Examples of base notes include tobacco, amber and musk.

Public Reviews

This is a classic one of my all time favourites. I brought it for my husband as he’d ran out. It’s long lasting has a gorgeous smell can’t get enough.

The aftershave is just gorgeous. and lasts along time.

Romance is in the air!

Women love this smell and always say you smell gorgeous at work and mostly say they want to go out on a date with ya most of all kiss you also want to give you a hug this is without a doubt 10/10 my dad has even fall in love with it.

My partner has been using it for years, it really suits him.
I bought it for him as a Xmas present, good value for the 100 ml volume.

I’ve bought this perfume for my husband as both of us love it.


What was our Findings

As the name suggests, its the boss of aftershave’s. The fresh smell of the fruity top notes make you smell fresh and fruity also the fragrance is appealing for all ages.

The top notes of apples and citrus fruit come through straight away but also you can smell the woody base just behind to give it a warm woody scent.

After a short period of time the middle notes come to sing their tune, florals of geranium come through with the smell of cinnamon. The base notes are still singing in the back ground, don’t you worry, the vanilla is still plugging away in the fragrance as are sandalwood and cedar.

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Reasons to consider when purchasing your aftershave

The reason why some aftershaves are expensive really depends on what ingredients it contains which is why fake aftershaves are cheaper.

Because of this, the products are not natural but man made, to actually copy the scent, which is really a false saving because you will over time use twice the amount of the fake product for it to smell for the same time period as the original.

There are lots of reasons to consider when purchasing your aftershave as the following will explain;

Description of Types of Aftershave

  • Perfume or Extrait  in English is known as perfume extract, pure perfume, or simply perfume: 15–40% aromatic compounds. 
  • Esprit of Parfum (ESDP) –  15–30% aromatic compounds, a seldom used strength concentration in between EDP and perfume.
  • Eau de parfum (EdP) or parfum de toilette (PdT) –  10–20% aromatic compounds (typically ~15%). Sometimes called “eau de parfum” or “millésime”; parfum de toilette is a less common term, most popular in the 1980s. That is generally analogous to eau de parfum.
  • Eau de toilette (EDT) –  5–15% aromatic compounds (typically ~10%); This is the staple for most masculine perfumes.
  • Eau de Cologne ( EDC ) –  Often simply called cologne: 3–8% aromatic compounds (typically ~5%).
  • Eau fraiche Products sold as “splashes”, “mists”, “veils” and other imprecise terms. Generally these products contain 3% or less aromatic compounds and are diluted with water rather than oil or alcohol.

 

Once you have purchased your product, where do you store it?.

Well most people will put their aftershave in the bathroom or on their bedside cabinet by the window, but this couldn’t be worse for your aftershave.

Aftershaves hate direct sunshine and damp places like a typical bathroom, so my advise would be to store it in a dark corner of your bedroom and it will last as long as to the manufacturer specifications.

Media Section

Hugo Boss Bottled marketing Video

Conclusion

Hugo Boss Bottled is a great fragrance for us men, we loved it and we continue to use it today.

Price wise this is an excellent fragrance which i’m sure you will love, the only issue we came across was that after 4 hours you might need to re-apply

No the fragrance hadn’t disappeared but it needed that little bit extra to last you till the evening.

Thank you for reading my article

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