A classy, clean sandalwood based scent. It's magical and gorgeous!
Fašonnable brought up the rear in an early 90's pack that included Mackie for Men, XS pour Homme and Animale for Men. All had a citrus top and sweet floral mid and candied or herbal drydown and despite its tardiness, I think Fašonnable may be an improvement on the predecessors. It is more potent and smooth, with superb longevity. The opening mint note threatens to go the way of Mentholatum but pivots at the precipice and takes the high road to Smellsgoodville. This is far from my favorite subset of the fragrance realm, but among this cadre Bogart Group's bottle is at the top of the heap.
One of the best treatments of the mint note.
Tre mint note is difficult to handle, it clashes with many accords and if it is not done well the perfume ends up smelling like toothpaste, but in this case, the mint serves as the backbone of the perfume supporting to perfection the citric opening and the flowery heart. The mix musk/mint almost breaks up the continuity of the scent, and I thought for a short time that the "toothpaste" accord was going to break through, but the perfume holds very well and do not fall apart, It is a very "clean" minty drydown with hints of woods and amber.
Not among my top 25 list, and maybe not among my 50 either, but a very well composed perfume that is truly enjoyable.
Weird opening, smells like some sort of synthetic clenaer mixed with an electronics store or a walk through Bloomingdales mens cologne section during 1996 or so when they were spraying Cool Water like scents left and right. Too much clashing between the opening accords in my opinion. It is harsh and offputting, After the initial blast it turns into something that vaguely resembles Green Irish Tweed or Cool Water with a weird twang that reminds me of green grass. Softens up to a forgetable woodsy endiing with some sort of leather like note that smells like new shoes, probably a clash between the jasmine and musk (sweet and sharp).
I disagree with the Minotaure comparison someone gave because Minotaure isn't offputting from the get go and is overall pleasant. It is better balanced as it never strikes the strong discord I got from this stuff. This gets boring in the drydown in all honesty I've gotten better drydown from $7 bottles of BOD Man. It doesn't smell like it uses overly cheap ingredients, its just too plain and not memorable with an offputting top note.
I'd rate it neutral, its wearable, but not special. Given that it seems to be available pretty cheaply you can do a lot worse.
This certainly isn't an expensive scent, nor is it a niche scent, but neither is it a cheap drugstore blend of alcohol and calone. For a time it was a Nordstrom exclusive in the United States and went for around 8/10 of a Benjamin. Don't know if this is still the case, though, as I've seen it around online for a quarter of that.
This is a good scent for day or evening wear, but is more of a spring scent. It can come off heavy and cloying in the Summer.
It's certainly not for everyone. It has elements in common with GIT and Cool Water, but contrary to another reviewer's opinion, I believe it DOES stand out. It's much more minty and floral than any frags in the GIT scent family.
It starts off all minty-citrusy barbershop and you'll feel like a million bucks. But go easy. It's got incredible sillage and longevity through the dry-down. 2-3 sprays (wrist, neck, torso) and you can enjoy it 8 hours or more later. For that alone, it's to be commended.
The mid-notes are sweet florals. As has been mentioned, they can be almost too sweet; not in a syrupy way, but like you put your face into a vase of geraniums which were watered with jasmine tea. It's that strong. This may not sit well with some who are not accustomed to such floral scents for men. But make no mistake- there is nothing feminine about this scent.
The base notes push this into clear masculine territory. The Sandalwood softens the musk and leaves the whole experience in warmer territory than the crisp beginning would suggest. There's a touch of leather and tobacco at the end, but just a touch. It's not prominent as the floral elements persist even to the end, but enough to keep anyone from mistaking this for a woman's scent.
Have had 3 male friends complain it was cloying over the past 10 years. But in the same time period I've lost nearly twice that many shirts to gals who kept them for the smell; it's no exaggeration. It's not my favorite scent ever, but for its longevity, sillage, quality mixture and effect on females, I put it in the win column.
Another reviewer remarked it has a Euro or Swiss smell. I have to agree. It does remind me of a custom scent an old college roommate had mixed for him in France. The bottle design adds to the whole ensemble. Very classy.