Bvlgari Aqva Marine Cologne Review

Posted by Dimitri on Tue, 02/20/2018 - 9:46 PM

Bvlgari’s AQVA series has endured well over a decade, and the original, launched in 2005, spurred on a steady slew of lip-smacking successors! Aqva Marine, launched in 2008 is still today a winning aromatic aquatic scent for men, and one that YOU should have in your wardrobe!

Harnessing the scent of the sea, Aqva Marine is brimming with notes of posidonia seaweed… this forms the backbone upon which it’s abundant fresh and crisp notes are perched. The scent opens with bergamot and orange blossom, and is imbued with rosemary which gives it a nice green slant. White cedar in the base anchors it to the skin for many hours. The sharp oceanic and ozonic coolness washes over you in waves. A thirst-quenching, brisk and uplifting tonic, Aqva Marine is perfect for school, the office or casual daytime wear, and at night, its the prefect accompaniment to a crisp white shirt and jeans.

Bvlgari continue to explore the fathomless sea with other flankers of Aqva, and all are worth checking out. Their freshness and marine saltiness make for an excellent all-rounder!

Eau Sauvage Cologne Review

Posted by Dimitri on Mon, 02/12/2018 - 5:14 PM

Eau Sauvage was introduced in 1966 by the house of Christian Dior and it’s pedigree is exceptional. Created by one of the most revered perfumers of the 20th century, Edmond Roudnitska, Eau Sauvage is a timeless classic and a huge seller in the modern Christian Dior stable. Why? Because it appeals to young and old alike!

 An exemplary citrus aromatic scent, Eau Sauvage stands a clear head above the rest as its lemon and bitter-sweet rosemary flight are completely enchanting! A complex eau de toilette, this scent has become the signature of tens of thousands of men through the decades. It’s masterful blend of citrus, basil, lime, white pepper, fruity, floral, earthy and woody accords have been seamlessly blended, and for this reason and more, it is regarded as a fragrance of legend! 

Perfect for day or night, formal and casual affairs, Eau Sauvage is a scent of distinction - it feels both relaxed and noble in equal measure! Classy, masculine and fresh - what more could a man ask for to take him seamlessly from work or school to evening, or comfortably from day to night? Quality and pedigree here give it two thumbs up!

Tabac Cologne Review

Posted by Dimitri on Mon, 01/29/2018 - 3:18 PM

There MUST be a reason why scents like Tabac Original have withstood the test of time! It seemed in the 70's and 80's that every man, his brother, uncle and son were wearing it… it is testament to its widespread appeal that guys are still reaching for it today!

Produced in the 1950's by Maurer and Wirtz (of '4711' fame), Tabac Original is incredibly masculine and is proof positive that 'inexpensive' does not have to mean "cheap"! Tabac Original is my guilty pleasure - specifically the Eau de Cologne splash which can be bought for next to nothing, and applied with mad abandon. It's crisp, classic opening of lemon, bergamot and aromatic lavender shimmer over a fragrant heart of carnation, sandalwood, pine needles and soft florals. Each component feels seamlessly incorporated. A trail of musk, moss and vetiver make for a scent which is both casual and smart, and well-suited to all occasions.

Tabac Original is one of those feel-good scents which will likely grace the bathroom counters of many generations to come. It's formula has been chiefly unchanged for over a half-century, this fragrance is a good example of the classic pillars of perfumery.