The least offensive Axe scent.
Still, if you are older than 18 or graduated from high school, it's time to stop wearing this.
The metallic initial watermelon effect reminds me a bit the first stage of Narciso Rodriguez For Him which with it shares the notes of musk, violet and some citrus (not listed in For Him). Phoenix is floral and at the beginning a bit rough and airy-boise' before fading in something smoother and leathery. The combination of leather and musk tames a bit the roughness of citrus, florals and earthy synthetic notes but the smell remains still harsh and masculine. Too metallic for long time the main accord of citrus-violet-geranium-lavender. A good deodorant anyway.
quite addictive. has a nice fresh smell on top and cools down quite nice
All of the Axe / Lynx body sprays are just so common and vulgar.
I revisted this one after a test run with Axe Fever. 2 years later, I do get the effort that went into Phoenix but it's somewhat lost on me. Strong, somewhat cloying, it builds around the now infamous Axe "can house note" with a kind of teetering effect between violet and leather. OK, but somewhat Calvin Klownish.