Category: 1994

Aramis Havana, 1994

Perfumer Édouard Fléchier The re-released Gentleman’s Collection by Aramis is like a series of love letters from Estée Lauder to men.  This line is top-notch and a spectacular synopsis of the history of Aramis.  Other men’s fragrance lines should take note and be threatened. Havana is an instance of more being better. The complexity makes for richness without confusion.  Some…

Parfums de Nicolai Baladin, 1994

Perfumer Patricia de Nicolai Parfums de Nicolai’s masculine fragrances show an appreciation for subtlety and a range of gender that most lines appear not to consider.  New York is dramatic and lush; Vetyver is soft and refined; Patchouli Homme is a blockbuster, but relies on classically feminine notes to hit you.  Baladin doesn’t fall into any typical fragrance genres, but…