Valentino Voce Viva Perfume

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Valentino Voce Viva Perfume 

Welcome to Perfume and Aftershave website, where we research the products giving you interesting facts about Valentino Voce Viva Perfume. 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. Valentino Voce Viva perfume is part of a huge collection from the Valentino 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

Valentino Garavani

Valentino with Liz Hurley

Valentino Clemente Ludovico Garavani was born on 11 May 1932, best known mononymously as Valentino, is an Italian fashion designer, the founder of the Valentino brand and company. His main lines include Valentino, Valentino Garavani, Valentino Roma, and R.E.D. Valentino.

Valentino was born in Voghera, in the province of Pavia, Lombardy, Italy. His mother named him after screen idol Rudolph Valentino. He became interested in fashion while in primary school in his native Voghera, Lombardy, northern Italy, when he apprenticed under his aunt Rosa and local designer Ernestina Salvadeo, an aunt of noted artist Aldo Giorgini. Valentino then moved to Paris to pursue this interest with the help of his mother Teresa de Biaggi and his father Mauro Garavani. There he studied at the École des Beaux-Arts and at the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne.

His first choice for an apprenticeship, in Paris, was Jacques Fath, then Balenciaga. He found an apprenticeship with Jean Dessès where he helped Countess Jacqueline de Ribes sketch her dress ideas. He then joined Guy Laroche for two years. At Jean Dessès, Valentino sketched furiously, between helping with window dressing and greeting clients for the daily 2:30 pm private showings. Most of his early sketches were lost. However, at a Rome exhibition in 1991 a smattering of them went on display and then-current clients such as Marie-Hélène de Rothschild and Elizabeth Taylor marveled that the DNA of Valentino’s style was already apparent in the layers of white pleats and animal prints.

Valentino S.p.A

The company founded in 1960 when Garavani opened a fashion house on Via Condotti in Rome, Italy with the backing of his father and his father’s associate Giancarlo Giammetti.

Valentino S.p.A. is an Italian clothing company founded in 1960 by Valentino Garavani and part of Valentino Fashion Group, which in turn is owned by the State of Qatar through Mayhoola for Investments S.P.C. Since October 2008, the creative director is Pier Paolo Piccioli. Alessandra Facchinetti was Valentino’s creative designer from 2007 to 2008. Valentino is headquartered in Milan, while the creative direction is in Rome.

Since 2010, Valentino Perfumes has belonged to the Puig company. Its fragrances have included: Valentino Classique for women (1978), Vendetta By Valentino for women (1991), Very Valentino for women (1998), Very Valentino for Men for men (1999), Valentino Gold for women (2002), V for women (2005), Valentino V Absolu for women (2006), Valentino V Ete By Valentino for women (2006), Rock’n’Rose for women (2006), V pour Homme for men (2006), Rock n’ Rose Couture for women (2007), and Valentina for women (2011). In 2020, Valentino Beauty announces the release of a new perfume, Valentino Voca Viva Perfume, and announces Lady Gaga as its égérie

Perfumer

Amandine Clerc Marie  

 Amandine Clerc Marie Picture

Honorine Blanc

 

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 Notes

 Top Notes – Italian bergamot, Mandarin

Middle Notes – Gardenia, Orange blossom

Base Notes – Vanilla Infusion, Crystal Moss, Musk, Sandlewood

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

Valentino Voce Viva Perfume is a fantastic fragrance, not just for the value but also for the quality of the product. This perfume will last you all day, so 1 spray and off you trot for the day. Yes there were some bad reviews out there that we found but that`s a story that is consistent to all perfume and aftershaves. With a starting price of £47.00 or $60.00 for my American readers it`s a great purchase for the price and longevity of the perfume. Well lets talk about the scent. When you first apply Voce Viva you get the scent of a very fruity scent of mandarin and it continues through to the scent of orange blossom which is why the perfume keeps on giving. Finally as we have talked about before the musk takes control as it mellows out which will give it that extra longevity.

Public Reviews

    • I couldn’t wait to try this perfume after seeing the advert on TV. It really lives up to what you would expect from a luxury perfume it smells amazing.
    • I bought this for myself after receiving a sample. It is now my favourite perfume it’s absolutely beautiful.
    • The Valentino Voce Viva is a lovely deep and spicy fragrance good for the evening. A great scent for an evening out! Would definitely recommend for a nice gift for the festive season for that same special someone!
    • First of all i would definitely appreciate how beautiful the bottle is. Lots of details went into it, even the cap looks so sexy. Well regarding the fragrance itself i think it is perfect for both day and night time. But i think the flowery smell is over powering. There is a hint of citrusy smell in it, although if it was a bit more it would have been more beautiful and fresh. Still lovely fragrance and stays in for very long time.
    • I was so pleased to get the Valentino Voce Viva perfume, it smells gorgeous. It’s not overpowering, it’s a very feminine fragrance, slightly floral but with delicate undertones which I love. The bottle itself is beautiful, well made and looks stunning on my dressing table. 
    • This is a stunning fragrance, I like a long lasting perfume and this did not disappoint. The fragrance had an almost regal air to it. Highly recommended!


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

Voca Viva

 

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

Light Blue by Dolce & Gabbana

Light Blue Aftershave

Light Blue by Dolce & Gabbana

Hello and welcome to Perfume and Aftershave website, where we research the products giving you interesting facts about Light Blue by Dolce & Gabbana perfume. 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.

Light Blue by Dolce & Gabbana perfume is part of a huge collection from the Dolce & Gabbana fragrance Labs which I’m sure will wet your appetite for more. Light Blue was first released to the public in 2001 but still a firm favourite for most people.

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

Domenico Dolce

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Stefano Gabbana.

Picture of Stephano Gabbana

.Dolce & Gabbana  is an Italian luxury fashion house founded in 1985 in Legnano by Italian designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana.

The two met in Milan in 1980 and designed for the same fashion house. In 1982, they established a designer consulting studio; in time it grew to become “Dolce & Gabbana”. They presented their first women’s collection in 1985 in Milan, where a year later their store would open its doors.

In 1988, they launched a leotard line, and in 1989 they began designing underwear and swimming costumes. Dolce & Gabbana started to export their products to Japan and other countries including the United States, where they founded their own showroom in 1990. In 1992, the same year they presented their men’s collection, they also launched their first perfume Dolce & Gabbana.

They won the Woolmark award in 1991, and Perfume’s Academy “Most Feminine Flavor of the Year” in 1993 for their fragrance Dolce & Gabbana Parfum. By the end of the 1990s, the company’s revenues were around US$500 million and in 2003 their revenue reached $633 million. By 2005, their turnover was €600 million.

Perfumer

Oliver Cresp

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Olivier Cresp was born 1955 born in Grasse, France in 1955. His sister is fellow perfumer Françoise Caron. His father and grandfather both traded in the raw materials used in making perfume.

Cresp has been a perfumer since 1975. He started working for Firmenich in 1992, and became a Master Perfumer in 2006. He lives in Paris, and his son Sebastien who is also a perfumer.

 Notes

Top Notes – Blue Bells, Granny Smith Apples and Sicilian Cedar

Middle Notes – White Rose, Jasmine, Bamboo

Base Notes – Amber, Cedarwood and Musk.

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

Light Blue by Dolce & Gabbana has a fresh and fruity fragrance infused by the mixture of apple and cedar followed by the continued scent of musk through your day.

So if that`s what your after in your aftershave, then this is the fragrance for you as it wont let you down all day long.

We found prices do vary alot between different companies but lets say £50.00 should get you a decent size bottle

Public Reviews

  • This cologne for men smells fantastic and lasts a long time once applied to your skin. I bought this for my husband for Christmas and he is thrilled with it, and wears it out everywhere we go. This smells even better once mixed with your personal body chemistry. Great, authentic, reasonably priced product.
  • Love the notes it gives you after you apply! Good parfum and it smells good ????????
  • Bought this second time after first bottle ran out ..beautiful perfume I love it!
  • Light Blue by Dolce & Gabbana is, I think, my most favoutite perfume. And Fragrance Direct is the best place to buy it from in my humble opinion. I was super happy with the speed of delivery and the excellent packaging that it came in. And, best of all, the price! Don’t think they can be beaten. One very happy customer here! Thank you!

    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;


Romance is in the air! 

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

Light Blue Marketing Video

Light Blue Aftershave You tube link

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

 

 

 

Calvin Klein CK Everyone

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Calvin Klein CK Everyone

Hello and welcome to Perfume and Aftershave website, where we research the products giving you interesting facts about Calvin Klein CK Everyone. 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.

CK Everyone aftershave is part of a huge collection from the Calvin Klein 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. CK Everyone was released to the public in 2020 and I hope you enjoy our contents on this website.

We have split the article into different catagories:

  • 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

History

Calvin Klein

Calvin Richard Klein (born November 19, 1942,) is an American fashion designer who launched the company that would later become Calvin Klein Inc., in 1968. In addition to clothing, he also has given his name to a range of perfumes, watches, and jewellery.

Klein was born on November 19, 1942, to a Jewish family in the Bronx, the son of Flore (née Stern) (1909–2006) and Leo Klein. Leo had immigrated to New York from Hungary. While Flore was born in the United States to immigrants from Galicia (Eastern Europe) and Buchenland, Austrian Empire (modern day-Ukraine).

Klein went to Isobel Rooney Middle School 80 (M.S.80) as a child. He attended the High School of Art and Design in Manhattan and matriculated at. But he never graduated from, New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology, receiving an honorary doctorate in 2003.

He did his apprenticeship in 1962 at an old line cloak-and-suit manufacturer, Dan Millstein. He then spent five years designing at other New York City shops. In 1968, he launched his first company with a childhood friend, Barry K. Schwartz.

Klein was one of several design leaders raised in the Jewish immigrant community in the Bronx, along with Robert Denning and Ralph Lauren. He became a protégé of Baron de Gunzburg. Through whose introductions he became the toast of the New York elite fashion scene even before he had his first mainstream success with the launch of his first jeans line. He was immediately recognized for his talent after his first major showing at New York Fashion Week. He was hailed as the new Yves Saint Laurent, and was noted for his clean lines.

Perfumer

Alberto Morrillas

Alberto Morrillas was born in 1950 in Seville, Spain where he moved to Switzerland at the age of 10. He studied at Ecole des Beaux Arts in Geneva for 2 years before joining in 1970, the fragrance company Firmench where he has produced over 7000 perfumes in his time at the company. As he is self-taught it’s truly amazing to accomplish so much during his time there.

Notes

Top Notes – Organic Orange Oil, Ginger

Middle Notes – Blue tea accord, watery notes

Base Notes – Cedarwood, amber, 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 Unisex fragrance has a fresh citrus scent at the moment of your first application but not too overpowering. After a certain amount of time the fragrance slightly turns to a bit more of a woody scent and has a pleasant smell. Longevity of the fragrance is about 6 hours and considering the price of £48.00 upwards for a 200ml bottle.

I found that to be a bit of a steal really. Although is a unisex fragrance, I don’t think it was really designed for sharing with your partner but hopefully the case of doubling the market potential of the product. We couldn’t really find a bad review of this product but at that price who`s going to moan about! 

Romance is in the air!

Public Reviews

  • Calvin Klein everyone is an incredible fragrance. It smells really sweet and I can see how this is a male and female fragrance. It smells incredibly clean and is not too much of a strong scent. This can be an everyday fragrance instead of one purely for going out. It smells incredible, Calvin Klein have done an incredible job on this!
  • Really fresh scent and definitely unisex. Long lasting! Nice looking bottle too which wouldn’t look out of place on any counter. Maybe slightly masculine for me but that’s a personal taste.

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;

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Available at Amazon

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

CK Marketing Video

Ck Everyone 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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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.

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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.

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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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Miss Dior Absolutely Blooming

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Miss Dior Absolutely Blooming

Welcome to Perfume and Aftershave website, where we research the products giving you interesting facts about Miss Dior Absolutely Blooming perfume. 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. Miss Dior Absolutely blooming perfume is part of a huge collection 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.

Miss Dior was first released to the public in 1999 but still a firm favourite for most people.

History

Christian Dior

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Dior was born on 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.

The reason behind this is that the first line of clothing was released on 12th February that year.

Perfumer

Francois Demachy

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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 – Red Berries

Middle Notes – Rose and Peony

Base Notes – White Musk

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

Miss Dior Absolutely Blooming Eau de Parfum is an extravagant floral delight you return to again and again. A cheery and irresistible harmony. Miss Dior Absolutely Blooming is an instant present for you. It is a delightful gift that you cannot wait to get your hands on. François Demachy, Dior Perfumer-Creator

It glides from the sharp charm of a fresh, fruity, citrus prelude into blossoming floral notes, then on to the noble elegance of patchouli, before finally concluding with musk, the last trace of memory.

With a price of £55.00 upwards, we found that Miss Dior Absolutely blooming is an excellent perfume. Very floral scent, that will last you most of the day if applied in the correct areas of your body. It would be a great purchase for you and you would not be disappointed.


Romance is in the air!

Public Reviews

  • This is a classy, lingering fragrance that doesn’t assault the nasal receptors! It’s the sort of fragrance that people passing in the street or in a queue, with you, would enquire about. It’s neither too sweet nor too strong and can’t be pigeon-holed into daytime/night time use
  • This is very nice perfume with a nice bottle. IT’S A CLASSY SMELL LOVE IT… Great value for money. Lasts a full day in my experience.
  • Really lovely fragrance – sweet but not too floral. Favourite of my perfumes. Light enough to wear daily to work etc but also nice enough to wear in the evening.


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

Miss Dior Absolutely Blooming Marketing Video

Blooming 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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Miss Dior Rose N`Roses

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Miss Dior Rose N`Roses

Welcome to Perfume and Aftershave website, where we research the products, giving you interesting facts about Miss Dior Rose N` Roses perfume. We also test Miss Dior Rose N`Roses perfume to give you our honest opinion on how it worked and was it worth the money you are about to invest. Miss Dior perfume is part of a huge collection 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 our contents on this website.

History

Christian Dior

Christian Dior

He 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. At the start of 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.

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. The reason behind this is that the first line of clothing was released on 12th February 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 Notes – Geranium, Mandarin and Bergamot

Middle Notes – Grasse Rose and Damask Rose

Base Notes – White Musk

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

Miss Dior Rose N’Roses is a sparkling floral fragrance, a profusion of Grasse Roses refreshed by a zest of Bergamot and heightened by the intensity of a White Musk note.

Vibrant essence of Geranium refines the composition with its lemony aromas to faithfully recreate the irresistible scent of an endless field of flowers. We found that this perfume was an excellent addition to the Miss Dior fragrances and with a price tag of £65.00 upwards for a 50ml bottle it was value for money.

Although there are mixed reviews on the length of time this perfume stays on the skin, we found it lasted most of the day.


Romance is in the air!

Public Reviews

  • Love this Miss Dior Rose N`Roses perfume and the smell is classy and authentic. Just wished it lasted longer on the skin.
  • Everyone who wears this perfume will feel different . I was given this as a gift after falling in love with the fragrance ❤❤Amazing smell! Long lasting so it`s worth the money.
  • Purchased this based on the good reviews as I normally wear Miss Dior. Really like the smell very light and feminine, it is gorgeous abundance of roses. I only wish it would last a little longer throughout the day though. I would recommend this perfume and will be buying it again.
  • The most beautiful smell, my favorite of the Miss Dior range. I just wish it was eau de perfume and lasted 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. 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;

Choose your perfume on whether you are purchasing the product for. Either evening wear or office wear as you really don’t want to be going to work smelling as if your ready to party the evening away.

Perfumes do smell differently on other people, the reason for this is the reaction of the ingredients to your individual skin type. We are all different. The fragrance will not differ much but the difference is there.

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
    Available at Amazon

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

Most people will put there aftershave in the bathroom or on there 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.  Furthermore 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

Miss Dior Marketing Video

Picture of Miss Dior Rose N`Roses

Conclusion

Thank you for reading my Miss Dior Rose N`Roses article and furthermore 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. Follow this website if you enjoyed this article and the latest blog will be emailed to you. 

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Black Opium Perfume

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Black Opium Perfume

Welcome to Perfume and Aftershave reviews. This Black Opium Perfume is part of a huge collection of perfumes from the Yves Saint Laurent fragrance Labs which I’m sure will wet your appetite for more. On this article, we researched  Black Opium perfume, 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
  • 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

Yves Saint Laurent

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Yves Saint Laurent was born on 1 August 1936, in Oran, French Algeria, to French parents, Charles and Lucienne Andrée Mathieu-Saint-Laurent. He grew up in a villa by the Mediterranean with his two younger sisters, Michèle and Brigitte. Saint Laurent liked to create intricate paper dolls, and by his early teen years he was designing dresses for his mother and sisters.

At the age of 17, Saint Laurent moved to Paris and enrolled at the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture, where his designs quickly gained notice. Michel De Brunhoff, the editor of French Vogue, introduced Saint Laurent to designer Christian Dior, a giant in the fashion world. “Dior fascinated me,” Saint Laurent later recalled. “I couldn’t speak in front of him.

He taught me the basis of my art. Whatever was to happen next, I never forgot the years I spent at his side.” Under Dior’s tutelage, Saint Laurent’s style continued to mature and gain even more notice.

At House of Dior

Dior recognized his talent immediately, Saint Laurent spent his first year at the House of Dior on mundane tasks, such as decorating the studio and designing accessories.

Eventually, however, he was allowed to submit sketches for the couture collection; with every passing season, more of his sketches were accepted by Dior. In August 1957, Dior met with Saint Laurent’s mother to tell her that he had chosen Saint Laurent to succeed him as designer.

His mother later said that she had been confused by the remark, as Dior was only 52 years old at the time. Both she and her son were surprised when in October of that year Dior died at a health spa in northern Italy of a massive heart attack.

In 1957, Saint Laurent found himself at age 21 the head designer of the House of Dior. His spring 1958 collection almost certainly saved the enterprise from financial ruin; the straight line of his creations, a softer version of Dior’s New Look, catapulted him to international stardom with what would later be known as the “trapeze dress”.

Others included in the collection were dresses with a narrow shoulder and flared gently at the bottom. At this time, he shortened his surname to Saint Laurent because the international press found his hyphenated triple name difficult to spell.

Perfumer

Jean Amic and Jean-Louis Sieuzac

Picture of Jean Ammic
Jean Ammic
Picture of Jean Louis Sieuzac
Jean-Louis Sieuzac

Notes

Top Notes – Pink Pepper, Coffee

Middle Notes – Vanilla, Jasmine and Orange blossom

Base Notes – Patchouli and Cedar

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 for me personally this perfume is not my cup of tea, saying this, it doesn’t mean it’s a bad perfume, it’s just not my preference and as 95% of the public reviews loved it, they can’t all be wrong.

On first application you get to smell the fragrance of coffee and Pepper, but not for long so don’t worry as the scent of flowers soon take control and over time a woody scent climbs through.

With a price of roughly about £55.00 upwards for a 50ml, it’s not expensive at all and it should last you at least 6 hours on one application.


Romance is in the air!

Public Reviews

  • I very rarely wear perfume and have never actually bought my own bottle. Typically, I smell the free samples and don’t come across any that make me want to buy the full size. However When I smelled this one I instantly fell in love with the scent! Although I have smelled so many perfumes and none of them had that effect me like this one did. I asked for it for my birthday and now wear very often. I love the vanilla scent to it!
  • Hands down one of my favourite perfumes ever. It has become one of my signature scent that everyone is always complementing me on. Worth every single penny. Simply love it!
  • I love the smell of this perfume! I am quite sensitive to smells, and can become nauseous if it’s overpowering, but this perfume is just a perfect amount. Unfortunately the only downside is I find the aroma does not stay for long. I usually put on 2 full pumps in the morning and by noon, it’s barely noticeable anymore. 


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
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 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

Black Opium Marketing Video

Black Opium Video

Conclusion

Thank you for reading my article.

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

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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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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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Giorgio Armani My Way

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Giorgio Armani My Way

Welcome to Perfume and Aftershave reviews. This Giorgio Armani My Way perfume is part of a huge collection of perfumes from Giorgio Armani 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 tested Giorgio Armani My Way 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
  • 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

Giorgio Armani

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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 and 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.

Armani established an innovative relationship with the fashion industry, characterised 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, Giorgio Armani Underwear and Swimwear, and Giorgio Armani Accessories. In the early 1980s the company signed an important agreement with L’Oréal to create perfumes and introduced the Armani Junior, Armani Jeans, and Emporium Armani lines, followed 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

Carlos Benaim

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What is your first ‘scent memory’?

The scent of my grandmother’s kitchen, cinnamon, mixed with sugar and other sweet smells. She’s someone I was very close to growing up in Tangiers, in Morocco; I was raised there, although my background is Spanish.

I left Morocco at 17 to study chemical engineering and then at 23 went to Paris and New York, studying to be a nose alongside head perfumers Bernard Chant and Ernest Shiftan at International Flavors & Fragrances – I never went to a ‘classical’ perfumery school and for me, it was more like an apprenticeship.

Bruno Javanovic

Bruno’s inspiration was a memory of his (incredibly glamorous sounding) mother, who’d liberally spray her fur coat with Cabochard (a vintage leather Chypre) before kissing him goodbye when she went to work.

‘I wanted to create an snapshot of the whole image of her in that coat, with the lipstick, her face powder, everything.’ Talking about how special it was for him to remember her smell, that when he missed her while she was at work ‘the scent was a way to have her a little longer,’ he thought this deconstructing theme was ‘a perfect opportunity for me to use my “super powers” to create that again…

Notes

Top Notes: Bergamot, Orange blossom

Middle Notes : Tuberose, Indian Jasmine

Base Notes : Madagascar vanilla, White musk, Virginia cedar

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

My Way has a floral fragrance and over time it mellows out to a woody scent. Value wise, I can say it’s another perfume that’s worth the cash in your pocket. One spray, will last you most of the day, so value for the money for this beautiful fragrance. The cost of purchasing My Way should be around the £65.00 mark.

Although I found a couple of bad reviews, probably 2 in a 100, this perfume would be a great buy.


Romance is in the air!

Public Reviews

  • This was amazing! Such a beautiful fragrance that lasted for most of the day! Definitely recommend :)!
  • Gorgeous feminine perfume. Fresh and floral but in a good way not a heavy way. It’s just an oh so beautiful fragrance, I love it!
  • I’m not keen on the opening of this perfume but after 5 minutes it changes and smells pleasant. I don’t think anyone would dislike this so it would make a great gift. This is a floral sweet feminine scent for any age. Nothing ground breaking a more safe buy.
  • The fragrance is beautiful, sweet but not heavy, intense for the first half hour. I was happy with this intensity and unfortunately after an hour it’s power weakens. It is a pity that the fragrance blows away so quickly because it is really beautiful.
  • I’m not keen on the opening of this perfume but after 5 minutes it changes and smells pleasant. I don’t think anyone would dislike this so it would make a great gift. This is a floral sweet feminine scent for any age. Nothing ground breaking a more safe buy.

 

Link to Amazon
Giorgio Armani My Way Available at Amazon

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 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

Link to Youtube
Armani 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 advice you on past and present Perfumes and Aftershaves.

Also, please follow me on this website.

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Russ

 

 

Marc Jacobs Perfect

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Marc Jacobs Perfect

Welcome to Perfume and Aftershave reviews. This Mark Jacobs Perfect perfume is part of a huge collection of perfumes from Mark Jacobs fragrance Labs which I’m sure will wet your appetite for more. At this website, we research the perfumes, the History of the company and more importantly how do they smell. We tested Marc Jacobs Perfect perfume 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
  • 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

Marc Jacobs

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Marc Jacobs was born on the 19th April 1963. After graduating from Art and Design school in 1981 he wanted to further pursue a career in design so he enrolled in the Parsons school of design and while there he obtained the highest school honours.

In 1986, and at the tender age of only 23, Marc launched his first collection and over the next twelve months, his hard work was noticed by all and would sky rocket him to stardom after he was awarded and became the youngest ever to receive the Perry Ellis New fashion talent in 1987 from the council of Fashion designers of America.

In 1989 Marc and his business partner Robert Duffy joined the design team at the leading US company of Perry Ellis.

Perfumer

Domitelle Bertier

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Domitille Bertier (Domitille Michalon) is a senior perfumer at International Flavors & Fragrances in Neuilly, France.

She obtained her degree in chemistry and trained at the ISIPCA Perfumery School from 1992-1994 in Versailles, France. She then joined IFF as a trainee in 1994, and was promoted to the position of senior perfumer of fine fragrances in 2007.

Notes

Top Notes: Juicy Rhubarb and Bright Daffodil

Middle Notes: Almond milk

Base Notes: Cashmeran.

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

Wondering what to buy your loved one for that special occasion? well this is the perfume for you! It is contained in a very beautifully designed bottle and smells fantastic.

Your first hit on your nose comes from the fragrance of a mix of rhubarb and daffodil and mellows to the scent of cashmeran but the top notes still sing all day long

This quality product will last you all day with one application, so your bottle will last for a good length of time, and available from £58.95. Bargain!!

Link to Amazon
Marc Jacobs available at Amazon

Public Reviews

  • I bought the 100ml despite never having smelt it based on the reviews and comments and I am very happy! Thank you to all the reviewers, this really is perfect at an unbelievable price
  • After using this perfume it has quickly become one of my favourite perfumes! The scent is unlike anything I’ve tried before and lasts a very long time on the skin! I would definitely recommend this perfume to anyone looking for a new one.
  • Have never tried Marc Jacob’s before and I must say it smells beautiful. Not only does it smell lovely the bottle it comes in is stunning. The scent lasts for hours. It’s not too strong of a smell and not to sweet of a smell which is fabulous. Would highly recommend this product.
  • I love this product! The smell, the design, everything!! I opened the box to see a beautifully designed bottle/ bottle lid which took me by surprise. The perfume itself smells amazing and I’m so glad to have been picked to review it! It’s a must have in your collection!!!


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 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

Marc Jacobs marketing Video

Link to You tube

Conclusion

If you, want value for money and still get quality then this is the perfume for you or your loved one! You won’t be disappointed with this Marc Jacobs perfume and over time it will prove to be one of the best-selling perfumes you can buy for many years to come!

Thank you for reading my article and 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

 

 

Dior J`adore

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Dior J`adore

Welcome to Perfume and Aftershave website, where we research the products giving you interesting facts about Dior J`adore perfume. 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. Dior J`adore perfume is part of a huge collection 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. Dior J`adore was first released to the public in 1999 but still a firm favourite for most people. 

I hope you enjoy this article.

History

Christian Dior

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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.

The reason behind this is because the first line of clothing was released on 12th February that year.

Perfumer 

Francois Demachy

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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 notesBergamot, pear, peach, melon, magnolia, mandarin orange

Heart notes: Freesia, orchid, violet, plum, tuberose, rose, lily-of-the-valley, jasmine

Base notes: Musk, vanilla, blackberry, cedar.

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 J`adore gives you a scent of sharpness due to the floral fragrance of mandarin, jasmine and rose but will mellow out during the day.

This is another fragrance that you must try before buying, the perfume suits some people better than others due to your individual skin type but still a great fragrance for us.

Romance is in the air!

Public Reviews

  • This is a really beautiful perfume. It has a sweet, floral, romantic smell that is not too overpowering, and is suitable for both day and night. The packaging is classy and elegant, making it suitable for most ages. It’s long lasting, so I definitely think it’s worth the splurge and will be repurchasing
  • I love J’adore.  I loved it when it first came out in 1999 and I love it now.  I’ll probably always love it.  It’s fresh, clean, a bit fruity, ultra feminine. I’ve seen some reviews that say it smells like shampoo.  You know what?  It does a bit!  But that doesn’t bother me in the slightest. This scent just makes me happy and makes me feel good.  That’s what perfume is all about so J’adore is a stunning success, in my opinion.
  • J’Adore is French for love… and I j’adore this fragrance! J’adore is a stunning and timeless floral scent that turns heads and infuses your senses with a bouquet of Roses, African Orchids, Damascus Plum and Violets. It is perfect for the warmer months when Dior Midnight Poison is a little too rich and indulgent. J’adore is sexy, feminine, and above all romantic.
  • J’Adore EDP is one of the most beautiful fragrances I have discovered to date and I will always have a bottle on hand because I honestly feel lost without it. Even during my early pregnancy when all other scents and aromas would make me feel ill, I could rely on J’Adore to uplift my mood and make me feel a little better within myself. I love this fragrance so much that I am crushing on the newest addition to the J’Adore range, J’Adore L’absolue.


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.
Link to Amazon
Dior J`adore 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

J`adore Marketing Video

Jadore Video

Conclusion

Thank you for reading my article here at Perfumes & Aftershaves reviews. All comments are welcome so please leave them at the bottom of this page.

The website will be updated with new articles to advise 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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Chanel No5

Chanel No5

Chanel No5

Welcome to Perfume and Aftershave website, where we research the products giving you interesting facts about Chanel No5 perfume. We also test the Chanel No5 to give you our honest opinion on how it worked and was it worth the money you are about to invest. This Chanel perfume is part of a huge collection of perfumes from the Chanel 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

Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel picture

Coco Chanel ( Gabrielle Bouheur Chanel) was born on the 19th August 1883 in Saumur, Maine-et-Loire, France and died on the 10th January 1971.

Chanel started living with nuns at the age of 12 and for the 6 years that she lived with them she was brought up in a very strict environment. In the convent orphanage, Aubazine, in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

The path that led her to morning prayers was labeled in 5’s hence where No5 came from. On leaving school Coco learned to sew as a seamstress for 6 years and at night, was a singer at cafe-concert in La Rotonde. Where some say that’s when the name Coco was established.

In 1910 the french fashion designer opened her first boutique (rented premises) at 21 Rue Cambon called Chanel Modes and by 1927 owned 5 premises on the Rue Cambon.  Although there were accusations of collusion with the Germans during occupation of France. I feel it was probably true but this lady was a survivor and would do anything to be one.

Perfumer

Ernest Beaux
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Ernest Beaux

Pre 1912

Born in Moscow, Ernest Beaux was the son of Edouard Hyppolite Beaux(1835–1899) and Augustine Wilgemina Misfeld(1843–1906), second wife of Edouard Hyppolite Beaux (1835–1899), who was originally from Lille, France.

After his obligatory two years of military service in France, he returned to Moscow in 1902. Where he started his perfumery training at Rallet under the guidance of their technical director, A. Lemercier.

He finished his perfumery education in 1907, earned a promotion to senior perfumer, and was elected to the board of directors.

1912 onwards

In 1912 Russia celebrated the centennial of the Battle of Borodino, the turning point in Napoleon’s Russian ambitions. For this celebration Ernest Beaux created the fragrance “Bouquet de Napoleon,” a floral Eau de Cologne, for Rallet.

To follow up on his “Bouquet de Napoleon” success, Ernest Beaux created a now lost fragrance, the “Bouquet de Catherine”, honoring Catherine the Great.

This fragrance is not to be confused with a fragrance from Brocard, Rallet’s chief competitor in Russia called “The Empress’s Favorite Bouquet”, which later evolved into the Soviet version, “Red Moscow.”

Bouquet de Catherine was not a marketing success, perhaps due to Catherine the Great’s German heritage at a time of rising tensions between Russia and Germany which would lead, in 1914, to World War I.

While born and raised in Russia, Ernest Beaux’s French heritage brought him into the French army.

While it was generally expected that this war would last no more than a few months. He was not released from military service until 1919. And having by this time seen service in the infantry fighting against Germany.

Then as an intelligence officer and interrogator at an Allied prison camp at the Kola Peninsula at the Murmansk Oblast during the Russian Civil War.

While serving in the French military, Ernest Beaux’s perfumer colleagues at Rallet fled during Russia’s October Revolution to La Bocca, France, to continue working with Chiris.

In 1918 he was working as a counter-intelligence officer on the Anglo/French concentration camp of Mudyug island. Where he was interrogating Bolsheviks captured by the White Russian and Allied armies.

Ernest Beaux, In 1919 released now from the army, settled in Paris but continued to have a relationship with the former Rallet employees at La Boca. He created Chanel No5 in 1921.

Notes

Top Notes : Ylang-Ylang, Lemon, Bergamot and Neroli.

Middle notes : Lily of the valley, Jasmine, Iris and Orris root.

Base Notes : Amber, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Musk, Oak Moss, Vanilla and 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

Chanel No 5 is one of those perfumes that you really need to test before you buy. The reason for this is, it can smell great in the bottle but once you apply it can change scent completely as it all depends on your skin type.

We tried it and it was great for us, classy and clean fragrance of Ylang-Ylang then Lily of the valley and finally a woody scent. So be warned try before you buy!!

Romance is in the air!

Public reviews 

  • This scent is sophisticated, it’s not a loud fragrance. Definitely a classic to be enjoyed when you want to feel special. I love the bottle … very simple but elegant.
  • Beautiful fragrance that lingers. I have used this off and on ever since I used to use my mothers when I was a teenager. These days I think it is most becoming on older women.
  • I’m in mourning for my lost scent! For over 20 years I have worn No5, and never once did someone say they didn’t like the scent.
  • My children and nephews always used to say how they loved the smell of me. My clothes and my bedding always had the fresh finishing touches of it.


Romance is in the air!
Public reviews 5-9

  • We thought I had an “off” bottle, however 3 more later, and some research. But we found out that it had to be changed due to some moss and stupid new rules!!
  • But I cannot find anything that comes anywhere near that iconic aroma. Coco would have fought to the end to get the scent back. She was a strong, confident woman, and funny enough. I felt that way when applied, It sounds silly, but I really am lost without my Chanel No5 Armour!.
  • I have searched high and low, for top to low end perfumes, seeking a change from Chanel No 5. But found nothing that remotely compares. Frustratingly every other perfume leaves a sweet sickly or talc finish. No 5 always pulls through with a dark musky mysterious scent that I find myself lusting over.
  • It either suits you or it doesn’t and based on that you either love it or hate it. Initially I found this scent offensive. Upon receiving the satin spray (a more delicate sandal based version, now discontinued) as a gift, my love for No 5 emerged. Wear morning, day, night, any season.
Chanel No5
Chanel No5 at Amazon

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 ingredients 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.

Choose your perfume on whether you are purchasing the product for evening wear or office wear. As you really don’t want to be going to work smelling as if your ready to party the evening away.

Perfume do smell differently on other people, the reason for this is the reaction of the ingredients to your individual skin type. We are all different and the fragrance will not differ much but the difference is there.

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
Chanel No5 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 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

Chanel No5 Marketing Video

Link to Youtube

Conclusion

I hope this article helped you, in making your decision easier on whether to purchase this Chanel No5. Also, what I have written in this article is my honest opinion on this perfume. I can guarantee you now, that I have no affiliation to Chanel in any way.

All comments are welcome so please leave them at the bottom of this page also this website will be updated 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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Marc Jacobs Daisy perfume

Daisy Perfume

Marc Jacobs Daisy 

Welcome to Perfume and Aftershave reviews. This Mark Jacobs Daisy perfume is part of a huge collection of perfumes from Mark Jacobs fragrance Labs which I’m sure will wet your appetite for more. We tested Marc Jacobs Daisy 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
  • Media Section
  • Conclusion

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I hope you enjoy this article.

History

Marc Jacobs

 

Picture of Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs was born on the 19th April 1963. After graduating from Art and Design school in 1981 he wanted to further pursue a career in design so he enrolled in the Parsons school of design and while there he obtained the highest school honors.

In 1986, and at the tender age of only 23, Marc launched his first collection and over the next twelve months, his hard work  was noticed by all and would sky rocket him to stardom after he was awarded and became the youngest ever to receive the Perry Ellis New fashion talent in 1987 from the council of Fashion designers of America.

In 1989 Marc and his business partner Robert Duffy joined the design team at the leading US company of Perry Ellis.

Perfumer

Alberto Morallas

Morallas

 

Alberto Morrillas was born in 1950 in Seville in Spain  and at the age of 10 where he moved to Switzerland. 

He studied at Ecole des Beaux Arts in Geneva for 2 years before joining in 1970, the fragrance company Firmench where he has produced over 7000 perfumes in his time at the company.

As, he is self-taught it’s truly amazing to accomplish so much during his time there.

  • Calvin Klein CK One (1994)
  • Estée Lauder Pleasures (1995)
  • Givenchy Pi (1998)
  • Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio (1996)
  • Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio Pour Homme
  • Kenzo Flower (2000)
  • Tommy Hilfiger
  • Marc Jacobs Daisy 
  • Valentino Valentina (2011)
  • Versace Pour Homme
  • Gucci Bloom collection
  • Gucci Guilty collection
  • Titan Skinn
  • Eric Buterbaugh collection
    Bulgari collection
  • Le Labo Vanille 44
  • Mizensir collection
  • Must de Cartier (1975)
  • ThieryMugler Cologne
  • Zara Home collection
  • Gucci memoire d’une Odeur (2018)


Notes

Top Notes – Strawberry – Violet Leaf – Grapefruit

Middle Notes – Jasmine – Gardenia – Violet Petals

Base Notes – White Woods – Musk – Vanilla.

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

As you can tell by the perfume notes that when you first apply this perfume it will give you a hit of fruits and what a beautiful fragrance it is, fresh, fruity and not too overpowering but will mellow through to the violet petals and jasmine while the musk slowly introduces itself in the background.

On one application you should get about 6 hours of pure joy from this scent which is great value for money and that’s why this perfume is one of the most best selling perfumes  you can buy, hence why it has won award after award.

Romance is in the air!

Public Reviews

  • I cannot recommend this company enough.
  • Daughters favourite perfume
  • Favourite perfume always
  • I brought this to my partner for Christmas she absolutely loves’s the smell and so do I so an all round win
  • I bought this a few weeks ago and I am very pleased with 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.
Marc Jacobs Daisy
Marc Jacobs Daisy 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

Marc Jacobs Daisy marketing Video

Marc Jacobs Daisy Perfume

Conclusion

Well what can I say, with a price of £45.00 – £65.00 Marc Jacobs Daisy perfume is well worth the money. It’s a beautiful fruity fragrance which will give you a perfect state of mind giving you confidence that you can spend most of your working day smelling great.

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.

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Lancôme La Vie est Belle

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Lancôme La Vie est Belle perfume

Hello and welcome to Perfume and Aftershave reviews, where we research the products giving you interesting facts on Lancôme La Vie est Belle perfume. 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. Lancôme La Vie est Belle is part of a huge collection of perfumes from the Lancôme fragrance Labs and over time we will be adding more for you too read.

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

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I hope you enjoy the this article.

History

Hubert d`ornano

hubert

 

Lancôme was founded in 1935 by Guillaume d’Ornano and his business partner Armand Petitjean who were both from Paris. The companies name came from Guillaume’s fondness for an area of France called Lancosme in the Indre Valley, France.

In their first year they produced five fragrances, Bocages, Kypre, Tendro Nuit, Conquete and Tropique. In 1936 the company expanded into the skin care market which it is more renowned for today.

Lancôme continued to sell products up until 1964 when the company was sold to L’Oreal and has continued to use the original name of Lancôme as part of the L’Oreal group.

Perfumer

Master Perfumer – Dominique Ropion

Picture of Dominique Ropion

 

Ropion was born in Paris in 1955 and homed his skills while studying at Roure Bertrand Dupont art of perfumery.

In the year 2000 he joined International Flavors & Fragrances Inc and also continued to work for other famous perfume brands which include Christian Dior, Thierry Mugler, Lancôme, Givenchy, Frédéric Malle, Issey Miyake, Yves Saint Laurent, Paco Rabanne, Body Shop and still continues to work bringing us more masterpieces.

  • Givenchy Amarige (1991)
  • Kenzo Jungle Elephant (1996)
  • Calvin Klein Euphoria
  • Thierry Mugler Alien
  • Cacharel Amor Amor (2003)
  • Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb (2004)
  • Frédéric Malle Carnal Flower (2005)
  • Frédéric Malle Geranium pour Monsieur (2009)
  • Yves Saint Laurent La Nuit de L’Homme (2009)
  • Frédéric Malle Portrait of a Lady (2010)
  • Lancôme La Vie Est Belle (2012)


Perfumer

Anne Flippo

Picture of Anne Flippo

 

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) organisation as a Master perfumer.

Notes

Top Notes – Pear and Blackberry

Middle Notes – Iris, Orange blossom, Jasmine Sambac

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.

Public Reviews

  • I’ve always admired this happiness in a bottle for a long time, until late last year I got one! I fell totally in love at first sight!❤️❤️ It has a very unique way of announcing your presence, and it lasts really long, with few drops. I’ll recommend any day to everyone!❤️
  • This is such a beautiful fresh smelling fragrance that lasts all day. Yet another favourite. Genuine product at a fantastic price.
  • I love this parfum. The fragrance is wonderful. I get complements and always asked, “What are you wearing?”. The fragrance lasts all day.
  • Most amazing, delicate, soft, yummy perfume ever! Great any time fragrance… winter, spring, summer or fall. I usually switch my scent each season to match the season, (Such as Dolce’s “Light Blue” for summer and then Gucci’s “Guilty” in Winter) but this perfume seems to go lovely with every season. I get a lot of compliments when I wear it.


Romance is in the air!

What was our Findings

Lancôme La Vie est Belle is a long-lasting fragrance which will last you up to 8 hours from one spray This product is perfect if your busy in the office all day or out for an all day party.

The fragrance gives you a scent of a more floral fragrance than most perfumes, so you will feel and smell fresh during the day. Summer or winter, it doesn’t matter, this fragrance is perfect for all seasons.

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 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.
Lancome 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 aftershave.

Aftershaves 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 to the manufacturer specifications.

 

Media Section

Lancome Marketing Video

Conclusion

With a price range of between £50 – £90 depending on the size, this product would be a perfect purchase, Great smelling product that will last you even if you use it every day. The reputation of Lancôme perfumes and other products are second to none.

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 with new articles to advice you on past and present Perfumes and Aftershaves so please follow me here.

Kind regards

Russ

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Gucci Memoir d’une Odeur.

Picture of Gucci Memoire

Gucci Memoir d’une Odeur.

Welcome to Perfume and Aftershave reviews, where we have researched interesting facts about Gucci Memoire d’une Odeur perfume. We also test the perfume to give you our honest opinion on how it worked and is it actually worth the money you are about to invest. Gucci Memoire d’une Odeur  perfume is part of a huge collection of perfumes from the Gucci 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

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 

Alberto Morrillas

 

Alberto Morrillas was born in 1950 in Seville, Spain where he moved to Switzerland at the age of 10.

He studied at Ecole des Beaux Arts in Geneva for 2 years before joining in 1970, the fragrance company Firmench where he has produced over 7000 perfumes in his time at the company.

As he is self-taught it’s truly amazing to accomplish so much during his time there.

  • Calvin Klein CK One (1994)
  • Estée Lauder Pleasures (1995)
  • Givenchy Pi (1998)
  • Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio (1996)
  • Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio Pour Homme
  • Kenzo Flower (2000)
  • Tommy Hilfiger Tommy
  • Marc Jacobs Daisy
  • Valentino Valentina (2011)
  • Versace Pour Homme
  • Gucci Bloom
  • Gucci Guilty Absolute
  • Bulgari
  • ThieryMugler Cologne
    Gucci memoire d’une Odeur (2018)
  • And many more….



Notes

Top notes – Roman Chamomile—aromatic scent, now used for the first time in perfumery and Bitter Almond

Middle notes – Indian Coral Jasmine – a note exclusive to Gucci, collected in India, Jasmine Petals and Musks

Base notes – Vanilla, Sandalwood and Cedarwood.

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

Gucci Memoir D’une Odeur is a long-lasting, beautiful fragrance that kept on giving. We applied it in the morning before leaving for work and the fragrance was still there on our return home.

Prices tend to start from £42.00 to £87.00 as it depends on the size and obviously where you purchase it from, so I have to say for the price this perfume was excellent.

We applied the product on in the morning and it lasted right through to the evening, and as a bonus this perfume is gender neutral, so you and your partner could share. It has a unique fragrance that is beautiful and not overpowering.


Romance is in the air!

 


Public Reviews

  • Good perfume excellent fragrance
  • Super beautiful fragrance.
  • Intoxicating but delicate scent
  • It’s a delicious perfume. Very soft and elegant
  • This beautiful scent of memory makes me sad.
  • I completely agree with the other reviewers that this scent is only good when it has been on the skin for a few minutes. When I first sprayed it in the air and on the paper testers in the store I did not like it at all.
  • I was even annoyed that I had sprayed it on my wrist when I was out for the day and wanted to wash it off. After a few minutes though, the scent was so amazing.


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 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

Memoire Marketing Video


Conclusion

Gucci Memoir D’une Odeur is a great product, for both price wise and the product longevity.

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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

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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.

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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


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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 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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