Back in the early '90s, this was my signature scent. Trying it again twenty years later, I still find it a pleasant wear. It's not so much my style any more, but that's part of the appeal - it's unlike most of my wardrobe today. It's in the same boat as Eternity, XS, Pleasures and other aromatic citrus fragrances of the period, but I prefer Mackie to the others. The candied sharpness that characterizes Eternity and Pleasures is present at the start of Mackie, but is quickly buffed to a shine and while it cannot be called natural-smelling, it is at least plausible. It has pretty good longevity, too, for this type of aroma.
Reviews so far are right on: sweet, green, citrusy, fizzy, and inexpensive. There are some fragrances you can't go wrong with, this is one of them. Caveat: It is CoolWater like, which for some might be a bad thing. It actually would fit as one of the CoolWater flankers...Summer Fizz maybe? Thumbs up for bargain price and quality of juice.
I used to own this frag back in high school and loved it. I remember getting compliments on it all the time. I had forgotten about it for twenty years until I saw it on Ebay and purchased it for under $20. It is a very clean and fresh masculine scent that harmoniously blends sweet citrus notes with lavender. I can also detect a very slight camphor note that lingers in the background. As someone mentioned, it does have similarities with Eternity, just not as sharp. For the price, you can't pass up Mackie if you are wanting a quality addition to your collection.
undeveloping 90's typical lavender scent. very boring and green. not much else to say.
Pleasant fruity powder that is quite strong throughout. I find this excellent to wear in the cooler times due to its fizziness of the powder and can be overwhelming in the heat.
I find this to be a perfect hot-weather-loafing-on-a-weekend scent. Light and citrus fruity, but not too sweet, Mackie doesn't develop too much. It becomes somewhat more powdery and less sweet as it dries. It's in the category of masculine citrus/fruit scents (ie Dunhill Desire, Brook Brothers, MB Individuel) and is my favorite of this genre. Won't last long into the evening but not worse than average longevity. The bottle, which looks like a standard rectangle that has been bent into a prism, is very neat.
If you see an inexpensive bottle don't be scared to try (unless you require every cologne to be from an obscure high end house that only people on BN are aware of).
21st May, 2008 (last edited: 08th June, 2008)