Decent performance and a good price really help push Eau de Grey Flannel up the ratings for me. It's actually generic and boring, but because it is fresh, clean and appealing to most, I think it's good for what it is. Seems to smell like many "Sport" body wash scents, to give a hint of what to expect, which is probably why you'll get good reactions when wearing.
Excellent cologne at a good price. Has a good fragrance throw.
Eau de Grey Flannel, oh how I wanted this to be a great fragrance like its older brother Grey Flannel. However, I did expect it to be completely different, a metallic, aquatic ocean themed cologne perfect for summer, and as long lasting and vibrant as Grey Flannel is for the winter. However, this is just a complete disappointment unfortunately.
The top notes are refreshingly aquatic, like a good mens body wash called 'Ocean Breeze' or something of that nature. You've smelled this dozens of times before, as there are countless colognes these days that seem to smell exactly like this for twice or three times the price you will pay for Eau de Grey. It's a masculine, seashore smell layered in vetiver and a touch of woods, very refreshing and pleasing for the first hour.
The middle notes settle in and a saltwater note comes out, vetiver and soap notes still lingering, and it begins to stay close to the skin for the second hour. This is where the party sadly starts to die down drastically and fade away too quickly. The performance of this is simple lackluster when compared to the original Grey Flannel. It smells very complex and is a great spring and summer fragrance, but three hours in its stays very close to the skin and projects quite poorly. Way too subtle for my tastes.
The drydown and base is barely recognizable after three or four hours, so I won't waste time discussing any of it. Projection on this is less than average, sillage is mediocre and longevity, even with a heavy application tops out at four hours. I don't want something I need to carry a bottle around reapplying every few hours, so this unfortunately will keep space on the shelf in its little grey flannel cloth bag and be displayed for novelty only.
There are dozens of better performing spring and summer scents out there that smell exactly the same as this, so unless you're an avid collector, don't waste your money on this.
19th April, 2016 (last edited: 28th October, 2016)
I don't know if this helps any but the color of the liquid in the bottle is sorta like what the cologne smell like. It is not cheap smelling, I don't think it smells like detergent.
Beautiful and it smells way above its price range. It smells like a very concentrated floral bouquet but in a non-feminine variant. You will stand apart from others at the party, and depending on the party guest list you might stand above the other colognes!
Metal, salt, vetiver, touch of almond, EUCALYPTUS. There is something about eucalyptus and that wateriness that just MAKES an '80s warm weather fragrance for me. I see Duran Duran when I wear this stuff. Love it.