There is a main olfactory trait, a sort of raspberry/lemon/orange/grapefruit acute effect (completed by hints of spicy dustiness, some gingery chemical "fizziness" and a touch of something burnt) that characterizes the whole aroma of this effectively more than tolerably synthetic fragrance. Some facets remind me Paco Rabane XS, conjuring me anyway something fruitier ideally blended with something else close to Joop Nightflight. The aroma is a lot 90's kind and conjures me a lot some typical mainstream fragrances from that age. I find the smell unfortunately unpleasant and too pungent, unbalanced and onedimentional. Horrible packaging.
18th March, 2013 (last edited: 07th January, 2014)
I bought it in 2003 thinking it was good, and I liked it.
Recently I have smelled it again and...oh my! What's that chemical juice??
Our taste in perfumes evolve and get more refined over years expecially if you get training with real quality scents.
I got this when it first came out. Quite a multitude of notes in this one its difficult to tell what they are and smells a bit feminine. There is citrus,soapy,spice,florals,woods and all sorts. Also despite being kept in a dark cupboard I think my bottle has gone off as smells sour and flat, so stopped wearing it. Same thing happened to my polo sport.
Blah! Argh! A real mess. After around 30 minutes, it smells like a bad chemical cleaner on my skin. My first thought was that the tester they´ve used had some problem. I´ve returned to the store and asked to a spritz from a different bottle. Same thing. Believe me, it is incredible how this smells so bad.
It's fresh, it's sharpish, it's long lasting and, to me, it smells quite classy and opulent - a notch above other well made fresh scents with a bit of citrus in them.