Bay rum dominates in this scent. Havana is a bold, daring fragrance that shimmers with a whole bunch of notes over the course of the day, yet is civilized and stable overall.
This is a very nice heavily blended manly scent that, to my nose, defies analysis based upon the notes given for it. I get some tobacco but the unique blend stands very strongly on its own in front of that. Nice projection and duration, plus its priced well below its comparative value. Highly recommended to try.
I wish perfume industry could learn something from Aramis.
- They make great fragrances. Aramis,Havana, 900, New West and Tuscany are masterpieces.
-They take pains to confirm to all the IFRA bans and regulations while keeping the fragrance intact.
- They sell for a song.
My advice to anyone starting out is to go and buy Gentleman's Collection (can be had for under $50) and then use it as a reference for style and quality.
About Havana: A great bay-rum (made from west indian bay leaves and rum) fragrance. Perfect for humid and hot summer days. The scent will keep you cool and refreshed.
Don't be fooled by the notes. It is an elegant bay-rum fragrance.
A must for all gentleman and at the current price a crime if you don't have a FB.
PS: Although I always prefer vintage versions of fragrances, every version of Havana is great (and almost indistinguishable)
I won't say anything about notes because enough has been already said...got my hands on two Gents' collection bottles and this juice is wondeful, a true classic.. a must have for all those who lived the 80's Golden Era of scents, just like Tuscany this is a true gem!
Man meets tobacco, with a brief detour through a citrus grove, a stop by the barber shop for a splash of bay rum, all the while clutching a wooden cigar box. You have smoked the cigars and eaten a spicy meal that comes out slightly in your sweat (beneath an impeccable white linen suit). Given all of this—and a name like Havana--one might expect Conga lines to break out every time you wear it, and Daiquiris to be oozing from your pores but it is surprisingly subtle and wearable. I suspect that my new Gentleman’s Collection bottle is a shadow of its former self, but the result is masculine, sexy and subtly tenacious. Havana works surprisingly well in the heat and while there is nothing fresh and aquatic about it, it does smell like grace under pressure, with a generous heart and a mañana attitude.