Oscar for Men by Oscar de la Renta, could be easily described as lemon, bergamot, pepper and hints of cedar with a touch of ginger. If you took Giorgio Armani's Acqua de Gio and watered it down, then added some pepper and lemon to it, wham! That is exactly what this smells like. Water, lemons and pepper.
The initial blast is a splash of lemons and bergamot, very aquatic and soft, somewhat irritable to me. It's soft but there is something in it that is heavy and a bit cloying to me. After it settles down, you have what seems to be a distant cousin of Acqua de Gio or Dolce & Gabbana's Light Blue, albeit much less expensive and not as good to be perfectly frank.
As this dries down, its aquatic nature settles down quite nicely, elegant and classy. It is not a bad smell, just not very good either. It is neither masculine or sporty. I picture a wealthy individual with preppy clothes, loafers, button down and no socks with a Rolex wearing this in some trendy shopping center or upscale bar or lounge somewhere. Imagine the interior smell of a freshly detailed Aston Martin or Mercedes Benz, or perhaps a $500 a night suite at the Ritz-Carlton or W Hotel and you have an idea of what this smells like.
Projection is fairly good within the first two hours, but sillage is very poor. Longevity on my skin and clothes is between four to six hours max. After the initial blasts it dries down and is very faint towards the four hour mark, and sadly, unless you bath yourself in this, no one will notice it. And if you do bath yourself in it, it is a cloying, lemon peppery mess that will irritate you and those around you.
If you're a fan of fresh and airy aquatics, or Acqua de Gio and Light Blue, you will probably like this, and if so, just get those two because they perform infinitely better than Oscar. If you enjoy masculine or sporty fragrances, steer clear of this, as you will likely regret it.
Fantastic Masculine Fragrance up there with Cartier Declaration.
Well made like German Cars that stand the test of Time...
Wouldn't recommend it,no longevity,no projection,scent is ok,waste of money,luckily it was less than $20...
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
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. "