Fragrance Reviews

Benetton Colors Uomo Fragrance Review

* Colors starts out, well, colorful with a bright and fresh citrus opening.  Lemon and bergamot is on top with a light floral mix in the blend.

* The top notes feel clean, but not in the current boring laundry way.  If it didn’t project so loudly, this would be a great sports scent.

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Chanel Pour Monsieur Eau de Toilette Concentree Fragrance Review

* Pour Monsieur starts off as a classic men’s cologne – a mix of citrus and lavender.  It’s fresh, but has depth with some green woodsy notes filling it out.

* The Concentree version that I am reviewing is available in the U.S. and is a tan-colored liquid.  The non-concentree version is only available in Europe and is a completely different scent.

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Smellbent Bollywood or Bust Fragrance Review

Smellbent Bollywood or Bust* Bollywood or Bust kicks off with a dry rose surrounded by pepper and wood.

* I don’t get the Bollywood theme at all.  To me Bollywood is loud and vibrant colors.  BoB is more mature and refined.

* The rose lightens a bit as the spices come into play.

* Guys shouldn’t be afraid of this rose, it’s not girlie at all.

* The base is all spice and woods.

Summary:  I am impressed again by such a high quality fragrance from Smell Bent at such a reasonable price.  If you are a fan of Le Labo Rose 31 but don’t want to shell out $150, try Bollywood or Bust.   I will go a step further.  Layer Amouage Lyric Man of Creed Spice and Woods and you’ve got the luxury version of BoB.  If you are an a budget and want to smell “expensive,” this is a scent for you.  Longevity of the base is incredible at over 12 hours.

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Smell Bent Bollywood or Bust  is available from Indiescents and the Smell Bent website.

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Smell Bent Violet Tendencies Fragrance Review

Smellbent Violet Tendencies* Violet Tendencies must be a play on violent because this one goes on with a punch – leather sharpened with wood and some violet.

* The way that menthol is bracing and cold, that’s how sharp the initial blast is.

* Some more wood comes to the forefront with a tad bit of spice – but it’s the violet and the leather that hold the lead.

* This smells much more expensive and manly than the bottle looks.  If this was put out by a major house, they could easily charge three times the price.

* Although kind of linear, the base notes last for more than 8 hours. Smellbent-Violet-Tendencies

Summary:  Of all the Smell Bent scents I have played with, this is the most masculine and I don’t think most women would want to wear it.  I could see a college student wearing this at their first job out of college – it’s aggressive and decisive but not overbearing.   If you are looking for a gift for a college graduate who has personality but is looking to enter the corporate world, Violet Tendencies is a good choice.

Smell Bent Violet Tendencies is available from Indiescents and the Smellbent website.

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