Amouage, Interlude Woman: The last Amouage I tried, was a huge hit for me. I really just loved it so much (Sunshine Woman) and I heard good things about this one. Interlude Woman, however, is not for me. There is something 'dirty' in it, that is a bit off-putting to me. Top notes are Marigold, Ginger, Grapefruit and Bergamot; middle notes are Incense, Walnut, Immortelle, Kiwi, Honey, Opoponax, Coffee, Sandalwood, Rose, Orange Blossom and Jasmine; base notes are Leather, Benzoin, Agarwood (Oud), Sandalwood, Tonka Bean, Amber, Oakmoss, Vanilla and Musk.
by Kilian, Rolling in Love: Again, there are two by Kilian fragrances I have that I love, but I have tried some that I do not like, so I wasn't sure how I would feel about this one. It's almost really nice (the floral notes that drift in are so good). There's something in the initial spray though, that has a bit of a weeds or a not pleasant smell to it (maybe it's the almond milk?). It does get better after dry down (less of that 'off' smell). I wouldn't buy it, but I don't hate it. Notes: ambrette seeds, almond milk, iris, and musk.
A Lab on Fire, Messy Sexy Just Rolled out of Bed: It is nice, very soft (not loud or brash and no loud projection). I am not sure it is unique enough to buy, but it is pleasant and I'd absolutely wear it and enjoy it if I owned it. Dry down is a bit baby powdery. Note: The 2nd time I wore it the dry down was delicious vanilla. Top: Peach Blossom and Bergamot; Mid: Heliotrope and Turkish Rose; Base: Toffee, Tonka Bean, Vanilla, Musk, Cashmere Wood, Amber and Sandalwood.
Le Labo: Another 13: It smells like Creed Aventus with a lighter projection to me (also reminds me of 11 11 from Lake & Skye). I like the Creed better, but I still like this (and it sells for a much lower price). I'd wear it. Ambroxan, Jasmine Petals, Musk, Moss, Woody Ambery Notes.
Nishane, Ani: This is a rich, indulgent vanilla. It smells pretty much the same from opening to dry down, but that's okay. Listed as unisex. I can see that... I can see a woman wearing it, but I think it's perfect for a man. Cozy, sweet and a little spicy/def. vanilla. Top Notes: Ginger, Bergamot, Pink Pepper and Green Notes; middle notes are Black Currant, Cardamom and Turkish Rose; base notes are Vanilla, Sandalwood, Benzoin, Cedar, Patchouli, Ambergris and Musk.
Parfums De Marly, Meliora: So Good! I heard it is fruity, musky, green. To me it smells fresh, light and happy. I just love it. Perfectly blended. High quality. Not like anything I've smelled before. This is three out of four scents from PDM that I just love. If I keep trying them, my whole dresser is going to be full of PDM!! That's not a bad thing. Top notes are Black Currant, Red Berries and Cassis; middle notes are Rose, Ylang-Ylang and Lily-of-the-Valley; base notes are Vanilla and Musk.
Creed, Viking: I think Viking ALSO smells like Creed Aventus with a little bit of a refined barber shop type of twist. I like it a lot. I've said it before and I'll say it again, Creed knows how to make a fantastic fragrance! My oldest son fell in love with this sample and now has a full-sized bottle in his growing fragrance collection. He enjoys the scent and says it lasts all day. Pink Pepper, Calabrian bergamot and Sicilian Lemon; middle notes are Pink Pepper, Spicy Mint and Bulgarian Rose; base notes are Sandalwood, Lavender, Haitian Vetiver and Indian Patchouli.
Scent Split has been a favorite of mine since I first tried them (I have a permanent fragrance tab if you are interested in reading about scents I am trying). They have a very large quantity of scent splits to try, they ship fast (in containers that do not spill), prices are amazing, and customer service is top-notch. I can easily recommend them if you are looking to try before you buy.