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Francis Kurkdjian's brief for Jean-Paul Gaultier Le Beau Male was to highlight notes that were more subliminal in Le Male, not reformulate the classic. 1

Jean-Paul Gaultier Le Beau Male (Review): Pablum for the masses.

Posted on August 13, 2013

Francis Kurkdjian’s brief for Jean-Paul Gaultier Le Beau Male was to highlight notes that were more subliminal in Le Male, not reformulate the classic.

Cartier L'Heure Fougueuse translates to "spirited" or "rash", but  does that aptly describe a refined and elegant fragrance? 0

Review of Cartier L’Heure Fougueuse: The art of sophistication.

Posted on February 1, 2013

Cartier L’Heure Fougueuse translates to “spirited” or “rash”, but does that aptly describe a refined and elegant fragrance?

In Cartier's L'Heure Vertueuse III, Mathilde Laurent has created a true garden experience: elegant, earthy, authentic, but not overpowering. 2

Cartier L’Heure Vertueuse III: An aromatic, luxurious journey.

Posted on January 25, 2013

In Cartier’s L’Heure Vertueuse III, Mathilde Laurent has created a true garden experience: elegant, earthy, authentic, but not overpowering.

Creed Green Irish Tweed is an iconic mainstay, so its no surprise others would desire to copy or improve upon that success. 5

A Creed Green Irish Tweed Smell-Alike? (Impressions)

Posted on September 14, 2012

Creed Green Irish Tweed is an iconic mainstay, so its no surprise others would desire to copy or improve upon that success.

Essence de Bois is a flanker of the original Eau de Cartier scent in a pleasant unisex EDT formulation that tries to please everyone. Does it succeed? 0

Review: Eau de Cartier Essence de Bois.

Posted on June 8, 2012

Essence de Bois is a flanker of the original Eau de Cartier scent in a pleasant unisex EDT formulation that tries to please everyone. Does it succeed?

Generally, my Cheap Thrills pick will be a fragrance I like. This week, I review something that isn't a personal favorite: Mambo by Liz Claiborne. 0

Cheap Thrills: Liz Claiborne Mambo for Men

Posted on April 30, 2012

Generally, my Cheap Thrills pick will be a fragrance I like. This week, I review something that isn’t a personal favorite: Mambo by Liz Claiborne.

Bond No. 9's New Haarlem has become a fan favorite since its release in 2003. What is the magic behind Maurice Roucel's gourmand masterpice? 0

Review: Bond No. 9 New Haarlem, a gourmand delight and fan favorite.

Posted on April 20, 2012

Bond No. 9′s New Haarlem has become a fan favorite since its release in 2003. What is the magic behind Maurice Roucel’s gourmand masterpice?

For this week's Cheap Thrills, we review a fresh chypre from the late 80's as a good bet for spring and summer weather. Claiborne for Men. 0

Cheap Thrills: Claiborne for Men

Posted on April 16, 2012

For this week’s Cheap Thrills, we review a fresh chypre from the late 80′s as a good bet for spring and summer weather. Claiborne for Men.

So many fragrances trade on the designer name rather than their own merits or quality. Santos de Cartier is a notable exception to that trend. 0

Review: Santos de Cartier. An oft-forgotten classic.

Posted on March 29, 2012

So many fragrances trade on the designer name rather than their own merits or quality. Santos de Cartier is a notable exception to that trend.