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Masik University of Tennessee Men’s Cologne Review


* Sweet fruit on the top- black berries and strawberries- with a hint of spice.

* It smells clean and fresh to me, very similar to what you would expect from a department store designer fragrance.

* The fruits fade away as lavender comes in with a spicy floral undertone.

* Guys shouldn’t be scared of the floral note – it isn’t that strong.

* The base is a clean, woodsy musk.

Summary: Although I live in Tennessee, I don’t make it up to Knoxville that often – so I can’t really gauge if these are REALLY the smells of the college.  Honestly, it could probably smell like bongwater and the ravenous UT Vols fans would still buy it up.  The MASIC company has discovered a great and loyal crowd who will buy signature fragrances – university students and alumni.  The scent smells nice and will please a lot of people who are looking for an easy to wear, everyday, work-friendly scent.  As stated above, it is very similar to a lot of the designer fragrances you see in a department store.  It isn’t groundbreaking, but that’s not its purpose.  For the target audience, it is a great fit.

Masik University of Tennessee Men’s Cologne is available at the Masik Website and Belk. Sample provided by publicist.

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Evody Note De Luxe Fragrance Review


* Note De Luxe starts as a sweet floral bomb. Actually, the first whiff has a touch of citrus, but that is quickly overpowered by iris, violet, jasmine, and something mysterious that resonates as slightly dirty.

* While it’s quite well-blended, I had to sniff my arm several times to figure out the flowers each time.

* Note De Luxe is also quite loud. This could be Flowerbomb’s French second cousin.

* The flowers sing for a long time, projecting for a good two hours before they calm down a little.

* After about six hours, it settles down to a nice oriental base – with vanilla, tonka, and resins.

Summary:  Evody is a niche line made by a mother/daughter team who make really special and high-quality perfumes.When I sniffed the full line in Paris, I found it hard to decide which one I wanted as they are all pretty DIVA.  Though I say DIVA, I am not saying that guys can’t wear Note De Luxe, just that they would have to be comfortable broadcasting something different and distinctive. These scents are not for the meek of heart nor for the shy wall flower. Note de Luxe is a strong floral oriental with excellent longevity, around twelve hours. Obviously, it isn’t office-friendly, but it is perfect for nighttime. I was struck by how well-blended the scent was (it was hard to place each note – even after several wearings) and that it smelled really expensive as if they used very high quality ingredients.  If you want something vivid and bold that will make you stand out from the crowd, sample Note de Luxe.

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Evody fragrances are available at Jovoy and Sens Unique.

Disclaimer: No disclaimer needed as I own a full bottle. Image courtesy of Jovoy.

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M Micallef Ylang Fragrance Review

* Ylang in Gold goes on sweet and fruity with licorice, sweet citrus, and a light floral.

* The top is strong and sweet, yet smooth and velvety.

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M Micallef Vanille Marine Fragrance Review

*Vanille Marine starts off as a delicious mix of fruit: lemon, raspberry, and passion fruit.

* The opening is very bright, clean, and juicy.