Dolce & Gabbana Velvet Patchouli Fragrance Review

Posted by Dimitri on Mon, 01/14/2019 - 8:00 PM

Several years ago, fashion maestros Dolce & Gabbana unveiled their Exclusive Fragrance Blends collection which continues to grow in size today. Luxuriously packaged and boasting exceptional ingredients, this range of 18 scents to date each share the word 'Velvet' in their name; velvet being unique in its feel and appearance.  This collection celebrates the origins and history of  Italian tradition in both perfumery and couture.

Velvet Patchouli - one of the core perfumes in the range - took incense as a source of inspiration.  A tiny church in a rural Italian village whose incense meanders through its cobbled streets. With its sweet and spicy patchouli oil,  and focus on incense and precious woods, Velvet Patchouli exudes strength and confidence. A masculine perfume with a lovely chypre lilt, this fragrance also has a sensuous musk foundation with a huff of liquorice, making it intense and dominant in presence.

Velvet Patchouli has above average persistence and excellent projection. In the Dolce and Gabbana universe, it burns brighter than many others that have gone before itÉ smooth, luxurious and decisive, its perfect for work or evening wear.

Perfumes for the New Year 2019

Posted by Kristin West on Mon, 01/07/2019 - 9:07 PM


2019 is HERE and if your New Years resolution is to smell amazing then you are in luck - These scents are sure to start 2019 off fabulously!


Christian Dior, Poison Girl

If you want to start off 2019 with a BANG then Poison Girl from Christian Dior is a great scent. Ultra sexy, feminine and fun this scent has a bright opening of orange blossom that dries down to a delicious mix of woods, florals and delicious almond! Great for News Year Eve and all the parties and events of the coming New Year.


Elizabeth Arden, Green Tea Lavender

If 2018 was a busy year for you, and you want to spend 2019 being just as productive, but also relaxed, calm and centered - Green Tea Lavender is just perfect. Its cheerful, bright, engergizing, and the aromatic lavender really helps set your mind at ease and conquer all the obligations you have in front of you!


Thierry Mugler, Angel Muse

If all the tasty holiday dinners and desserts have left you wanting to start off 2019 with mindful eating, but you still want to indulge in something delicious- Angel Muse is a perfect treat! Angel Muse is sweet, warm, and creamy. The nutty notes are like sweet candy on your skin, so you can indulge in this tasty, calorie-free fragrance again and again!


Betsey Johnson, Pretty N' Punk

Keep the NYE party going! Pretty N Punk is a bash in a bottle. It's fruity, and has bubbling champagne notes lingering with a subtle deepness and sophistication. Make life a celebration. This fragrance will totally get the party started. 


Gianni Versace, Dylan Blue Pour Femme

Versace Dylan Blue will have you starting out the new year feeling as elegant and fierce as Donnatella herself with fresh, floral, green notes and a lingering sweetness. "Dylan Blue pour femme is my tribute to femininity. So I created a strong, sensuous yet refined fragrance for a woman who knows her own power." - Donnatella Versace. Need we say more?

Colognes for the New Year 2019

Posted by Dimitri on Wed, 01/02/2019 - 4:19 PM

When stepping across the threshold of a brand new year, we have 365 days unfurling at our feet with which we can accomplish anything! New Year’s Eve is a great chance to reset the direction of our sails so that the unexpected winds of life will carry us where we want to be!

Here are our top 5 picks for the fellas to ensure you smell great as you stride into January!

 Amouage Gold 


A shining olfactory beacon, the opulent Amouage Gold Man will draw people to you like moths to a flame… its sumptuous blend of incense, jasmine, myrrh, sandalwood, musk and patchouli is rich and enveloping, and completely unforgettable! A striking masculine floral, this is one scent that pairs well with a sharp suit jacket, open necked shirt, gold watch and shiny shoes. Bring some sophistication to the new year with this highly-regarded brand, imagined by the Sultan of Oman himself!


Emporio Armani Diamonds


With a name like ‘Diamonds’, you can’t help but feel a million bucks in this sharp Armani scent! Diamonds is crisp, invigorating and classy. It serves as the perfect balance between citrus, vetiver greens, spiced pepper, chocolate and amber! Diamonds feels celebratory, but in a relaxed, unpretentious way. With notes that become ablaze in the the cooler weather, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t have this in your collection in 2019.


 Royal Bain Caron Champagne


If wild nights on the town aren’t your thing, then stay in and indulge in a well-kept scent secret. Royal Bain de Champagne has been continual in production since 1941 and is intended to be used by men and women either as a liberal splash, or generously added to your bathwater! Watch the clock tick over from the comfort of your tub whilst steeping in a luxurious broth of lilac, rose, opoponax, benzoin, incense, sandalwood, musk and vanilla! Take some inspiration from it’s champagne-shaped flask and crack some bubbly with a partner and avoid the rowdy pomp and ceremony of party night!

 212 VIP Party Fever


We all know a party animal, right!? New to the market in 2018, Carolina Herrera has launched a flanker to her hallowed '212 Men’ - 212 VIP Men Party Fever! Arguably THE perfect fragrance for the one who loves to be seen, Party Fever has a ginger / juniper berry flight, cannabis heart (yes, you read that right!), and a trail of cedar, musk and tonka. Packaged in an ombre blue-green glass column it already speaks of good times.


 Tommy Neon Brights 

With an emphasis on energy, excitement and enthusiasm, Tommy Hilfiger Neon Brights embraces the big city and celebratiojns. With its fluorescent coloured packaging and zesty blend of citrus, red ginger, coriander and cypress, it’s the ideal masculine fragrance to wear to jump start the new year. With a luminous rush of colour, it’s crisp, vibrant mixture speaks of optimism and cheerfulness, and let’s face it… who doesn’t need a little of both as we stroll into 2019? 


Happy New Year, everyone!