I don't read this as a macho powerhouse suicide bomb at all. I find it really rather genteel, and polite.
A modest patchouli heart note (little of the top and bottom) supported by tagetes, orris, tonka, and benzoin. The patchouli fades in an hour or so, leaving a very pleasing musk(ambrette? )/coumarin accord which stays for several hours after the other guests have left, but is not rude about them after they've gone.
I love this fragrance it's and lasting. I got it as a blind purchase. Really happy. I don't really find it so similar to G. Gentleman at least in the begining, feeling more floral notes like carnation. Aswell some powdery. The bottle design is really classy. No dated for me. Overall, great purchase.
Lovely green powerhouse. Heavy, a bit on the synthetic side so don't over apply.
This stuff hits you like a shotgun blast of soap powder and patchouli coming out of the bottle! The dry-down doesn't take long and what remains is a powdery clean scent with just a hint of cinnamon and spice. I love it and love the fact that it is more than affordable for anyone who wants a classy cologne. 80's powerhouse!
I'm not affraid of 80s powerhouses, but this fragrance is scary... Hell, a blast of odd notes, probably floral ones, that didn't remind me of anything and made me almost choke! I'm trying hard to understand so many positive reviews. These initial notes are in the same vein of those found in zino's aperture, but louder, really louder. After this shocking accord, I thought It could get better and smooth a bit. I was terribly wrong: It gets worse when a thick sweet and dark accord blooms. I notice a lot of honey and It combined with other sweet notes is really annoying. Patchouli comes to make it more masculine and at this moment I notice why some say It's similar to Givenchy Gentleman, but really?! GG is light-years ahead this odd bomb and is nothing like it.