Armani Eau De Nuit Eau de Toilette

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Back in business.  I tried this the day before yesterday, and immediately said : O my god this smells just like  “Dior Homme”. The stupid saleswoman said “I don”t smell anything close to Dior Homme, and then a voice in my head screamed, how can you possibly work in a perfume shop and say such things ?

On the dry down, this can be less ambery and sweeter than Dior  Homme Intense and less vanillic than Dior Homme, feels like this is turning into the Emporio Armani Men EDT,  with just alittle of Tonka bean on top. this is not exactly what i would prefer during this EDT, given the actual fact that i tend to not like Tonka bean much in spite of everything , and therefore the Emporio fragrance is just too cotton like for me, however the primary sprays of this new Armani ar very nice, and my recommendation to you is to spray your clothes as well if you would like to keep your initial impression longer.
After a closer analysis i can say this is a kind of a mixture between Dior Homme and La Nuit de l’Homme le Parfum by
Yves Saint Laurent, not a precise mix but close enough.

This is a really simple to wear on a day to day basis in my opinion and can be most likely easier to wear  than Dior Homme Intense.

The bottle could be a bit dis-satisfactory,  however that does not matter so much to me except for those that care about the package,  this was supposed to look elegant and refined however I realized that the gray ink writing on the glass bottle appeared low-cost, slightly like a counterfeit would appear. Overall this is not vital, however it gives an inexpensive impression, nothing like brand fragrance bottles used to be int he 8os or before.

So I bought the EDT and wore it these days at work  and  i\’m glad i did it,  i felt very confident and stylish, while not having the impression of smelling an excessive amount of fragrance on a daily basis at work. I believe you will be able to also wear this on summer days.
Eau de Nuit it kind of misses that “thing” that can make it  spectacular, don’t get me wrong it is a good fragrance, but it does not starts any fireworks.

Hugo Boss Baldessarini

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I find Baldessarini to linear. Disliking a linear fragrance is somehow worse than disliking a scent with a conventional top, middle and base. Whereas the three-tiered fragrance may surprise you and win you over, for a linear scent, the primary sniff becomes the lasting impression. A top linear fragrance should have notes which will connect at various points to keep your interest but they are hard to find here. It allows for reconsideration from totally different views and in several lights. Here is where a decent linear fragrance will hold its own against a famous classic.

The first blast provides me with plenty of pepper and cloves. At the start it’s reminiscent of Calvin Klein’s Contradiction for Men, but then it goes a distinct direction turning into a less fresh and sweeter fragrance. This is pleasant and simple to reach for when you are not in the mood for heavy orientals or high-pitched clean citrus.

In Baldessarini, I found the syrupy sweet note quite unpleasant, the nose equivalent of a high-pitched whistle. The cedar-like tobacco note has no association to the present sweet note, the two sit uneasily side by side while taking their reciprocally linear paths. Another problem with the tobacco note is that it evolves over time badly interacting with the other notes.

This can be worn on a casual meeting or a formal office lounge, but it would be wise to take the weather into consideration, preferably windy.

 

Contradiction Calvin Klein for women

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 The  Calvin Klein’s CONTRADICTION, like all the CK creations, is totally distinctive. This one opens slightly spicy and in the first phase looks  oriental, however right away this morphs into a sweet woody floral, that ultimately culminates in an exceedingly still sweet powdery dry down with just a  slight of muskiness.

Smelling Contradiction makes me feel warm and fuzzy within. No, it isn’t a comfy fragrance, however smelling this takes me to my immature teen years. It opens with a floral cocktail of  jasmine, roses and orchids with a slight tone of  peonies and lilies. This makes it an exquisite floral surprise. Later on it shifts from floral to the  extremely powdery stage and when i say terribly powdery i really mean it. Once it finally settles down on your skin, it does not get sweet. It remains florally and powdery scented with hidden undertones of bitter blackberries.

The  artificial edge that marks CK fragrances  trendy, is present here. However  i realize that this is quite pleasant. I think that this quality is what unites the CK scents and make them so distinctive. I  have not worn CONTRADICTION for quite a while, and i was happy to find that it’s preserved its integrity, well-preserved in its beautiful aluminum cylinder-protected glass bottle, which I find terribly attractive even if it resembles a pipe bomb :) . I even love the sound it makes once the glass slides against the aluminum.

CONTRADICTION could be a form of contradiction to my nose: a skin scent that isn’t really a skin scent. A non-skin scent that could really may be a skin scent. i am unable to reconcile the contradictions of CONTRADICTION, however i clearly can say i like this and can still wear it now and then.

 

 

 

 

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