Notes: Cardamon, Lavandine, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Lilac, Lily of the valley, Tonka bean, Cistus, Cedar, Gayac, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Musk.
100ml EDT spray: Retail price $58; PerfumeWorldwide.com $23.99 (tester, no cap)
Why should I buy it? One of the most impressive and surprising fragrances that I've discovered in the last few years, Basi is highlighted by cinnamon, lavender and sandalwood. Sure, there's a whole list of other great notes as well, but these three are what really standout to my nose. Imagine fragrances like Guerlain's Mouchoir de Monsieur, or Etro's Etra, and now imagine something more complete and fuller-bodied with greater longevity and complexity and for $23.99, you've got a whopping 4.2 oz bottle of Armand Basi Homme...Slightly sweet, slightly spicy, slightly woodsy, and completely intoxicating.