The Scented Hound

Perfume blog with abbreviated perfume reviews & fragrance reviews.

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Jaipur Homme by Boucheron

What I love about oriental scents is that they make you feel exotic and propel you to far away places (or what you imagine far away places are like).  A continued standby for the past few years for me has been Jaipur Homme by Boucheron.  This is a spicy scent… the cinnamon, clove and nutmeg really pop.  There is no dry down, there is no change as the day goes on.  It is a one level scent that so beautifully feels exotic.  It’s light enough in the summer to wear; mixed with a little perspiration and you feel like your walking through the streets of India.  But it’s also perfect as a winter scent, the spices comes alive and adds color to any gray, cold and damp day.  Whenever I wear this, I feel elegant.  This is not a young man’s cologne, and it is most suited for evening wear unless you work in a law office.  Jaipur has wonderful sillage and is incredibly long lasting.  This is a scent for the sophisticated man…the exotic man.


Heliotrope, Bergamot, Amber, Vanilla, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Clove, Tonka Bean

  • Bone Rating:   5 out of 5 possible bones
  • Scent:  oriental, spicy, exotic
  • Classification:  Masculine
  • Expense:   Moderate.  Available in EDP and EDT

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L’Hetre Reve by Nez a Nez

I love good surprises.  I am always hesitant with scents that are comprised with elements of leather.  I know as a man, I should embrace that rustic side of me, but I usually find that the leather is just too heavy. When I first applied this to my skin, the leather was clearly present, but it mixed wonderfully with the spices of cinnamon and clove.  I can live with that kind of leather.  As a unisex perfume, I thought at first that this was a decidedly a masculine scent; manly but warm and very enveloping.  By the time I arrived at work, the magic continued but on a whole other level.  Still warm, but now sweet.  The leather dissipated and out came the light floral elements, a tinge of musk and a tinge of powder.  I noticed that as the day went on, depending on what I was doing, sitting at my desk quietly or running to a meeting very busily, the scent changed… warm, cool, sweet, powdery, musky.  It was like I was applying a new scent throughout the day.  My one downside is that by the time I got home, the scent had pretty much disapearred on me.  Well, I guess that just means that I’ll have to apply some more!


Star anise, mandarin, cinnamon, clove, sandalwood, vetiver, patchouli, plum, wisteria, cedarwood, gaiacwood, jacaranda, leather, musk, port


  • Bone Rating:   3 out of 5 possible bones
  • Scent:  leather, sweet, musk
  • Classification:  Unisex
  • Expense:   Moderately expensive – $165 for 100ml