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Oscar for Men (2000)
by Oscar de la Renta

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Oscar for Men information

Year of Launch2000
GenderMasculine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 105 votes)

People and companies

HouseOscar de la Renta
Parent Company at launchPinault-Printemps-Redoute > Gucci Group > YSL Beaute

About Oscar for Men

Oscar for Men is a masculine fragrance by Oscar de la Renta. The scent was launched in 2000

Oscar for Men fragrance notes

Reviews of Oscar for Men

Fantastic Masculine Fragrance up there with Cartier Declaration.

Well made like German Cars that stand the test of Time...

Good Longevity

Thumbs up!
02nd August, 2014
Wouldn't recommend it,no longevity,no projection,scent is ok,waste of money,luckily it was less than $20...
22nd April, 2014
Plastic Honeysuckle woody...
Or more specifically a bland floral reminiscent of pollen, pepper and formica.
This is an entire, linear construction, composed of a single accord from top to bottom.
It may be simple but avoids being boring thanks to a well judged balance between waxy bland floral, pollen and pepper notes.
Somehow it reminds me of daffodils.
Taxonomically it lies somewhere between Globe and CK One: Globe due to the discrete woody floral effect, and CK One because of the simple linear construction.
Oscar for Men is no way as bright as the Calvin Klein, and much more subtle in it's effect, and though it feels like a forerunner of CK, being released some ten years before, it also avoids feeling dated.
The fact that it was re-released after once having been deleted, and that you can pick it up for peanuts, makes Oscar for Men one of the top ten best buy masculines out there.
09th November, 2013 (last edited: 06th August, 2014)
Fantastic summer fragrance

Every time I use this fragrance, I like it even more. This is in my top five all time and one of my top two summer fragrances (YSL Live Jazz is the other). The balance of citrus and pepper is perfect. In fact, I have never tried a pepper-dominant fragrance that I have enjoyed so much. It is slightly linear...There is lemon and pepper in the opening and the same combination remains throughout its lifespan. It has been 7 hours since application, and the same combination is there...It's just softer and more subtle, but certainly still very enjoyable. I highly recommend this fragrance.

Pros: Perfect balance of citrus and pepper
Cons: None...Perfect"

02nd September, 2013
Pepper, Fir and Citrus

Two main notes dominate this scent from head to toes. Pepper is strong in the opening but subsides slowly till the end while Fir is strong throughout the whole development. Two main notes, but the scent is extremely complex. The background thru those 2 notes ride starts citric first that gives way to a spicy heart with some flowery nuances to finish with some incense/leather/wood drydown that is superb. But the two main notes never lose the leader role and remain noticeable throughout.

A very good scent, but I could use only sporadically, use it too often and you may get sick of it.

Pros: Masculine, great sillage and longevity
Cons: Maybe to harsh for wimpy aquatic lovers. "

26th August, 2013
drseid Show all reviews
United States
The Oscar Marketered To Men You Should Pass By...
Oscar for Men opens with an invigorating fresh blast of bergamot and pepper with hints of cumin spice detectable. As the fragrance moves to the early heart phase the cumin now asserts itself forcefully as it plays co-star to the continually dominant bergamot now coupled with waxy lily with the subtle support of aromatic lavender, mild clove spice, coniferous green fir and mowed grass-like violet leaf. The fragrance remains quite linear as it enters the late dry-down with the cumin, bergamot and pepper trio fading but still quite noticeable, joined by relatively faint slightly animalic musk to finish off the progression. Projection is average, as is longevity at 8-10 hours on skin.

Oscar for Men is definitely not what I was expecting when I recently bought it blind. I expected the bergamot and the pepper which are two of the main drivers of its linear progression from start to finish, but I didn't expect the large role the cumin and lily would play. The cumin is unfortunately of the "BO" variety on skin and the lily has an odd candle wax-like smell, both when melded to the rest of the composition just don't work. I think had the perfumer eliminated the cumin the composition would have somewhat impressed, but alas it was not to be. Adding to my surprise and dare I say disappointment is the lack of a number of prominent base notes I expected to smell from the published notes list... Notes like leather, sandalwood and vanilla are all either so miniscule that they do not merit a mention or are completely MIA on skin. The bottom line is that while Oscar for Men can be found at discounters nowadays for a relatively low street price of about $16 per 100ml bottle, this is one Oscar that I just cannot recommend, earning a very generous "average" rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. The more famous Oscar pour Lui from the house is a classic and highly recommended in its vintage form, but Oscar for Men reviewed here is just a dud.

Pros: Relatively inexpensive with decent perfomance.
Cons: A BO-like cumin fest driven composition that is quite linear.
11th August, 2013 (last edited: 13th December, 2013)

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