Santa Claus sent me a bunch of great samples via the US Postal Service!
I tried two of them today:
Love--by Kilian. This one gave me diabeetus! Super sweet, with boozy vanilla, orange blossom, and a marshmallowy base. Amazing longevity and projection.
Cartier Declaration d'un Soir. This is really remarkable. It's got some of the characteristics of regular Declaration, especially at the very top with the the cumin and other spices. But shortly after the initial spiciness, a big, vibrant rose emerges. I would never have thought that rose could work in that basic Declaration structure, but it really does. It's a spicy, woody, rosy scent that's very much a modern masculine. I can imagine some guys who are hesitant about rose might be willing to wear this.