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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 126 votes)

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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

Ifti Show all reviews
United Kingdom
Not one to be a reformulation drag - but I think this has lost it somewhat.
As prior comments - made in France is the one to get. I have had 3 so far ( cause I like it a lot!) but they're the more recent made in USA ones. I get low projection and sillage. I.e doused myself today- yet I doubt ANYONE noticed!

Now that's outa the way...!

This is tidy - fresh spicy pepper, woody, floral.

All works together really well to form an accomplished and refined scent. Leaning toward being a spring summer scent as its not got weight. That's my grumble. It doesnt seem to be very potent - skin scent albeit a darn good one - very quickly. Sheer is one descriptive term that fits well. It does stick around though.

More astute noses will have given more clear comparison and analysis'. Yet I can say its pretty regular in my rotation. Solid.

Thumbs up as I've got either duds or new versions are whack(!) but I can see what it should be with appropriate projection and longevity.
01st September, 2018
Smelled like lemon bathroom cleaner and bleach mixed. I came for some pepper, which if I was being really generous could perhaps be recognised under all the under nose-searing chemical odours, but this one is cheap for a reason. I poured the bottle down the sink, and I didn't even like getting a whiff of it from the drain the following day.
15th May, 2017
I have a long history of buying and enjoying underappreciated cheapies, and as a pepper lover, I thought Oscar for Men would be right in my sweet spot.

Unfortunately, it wasn't to be. The citrus and pepper opening (and really the entire evolution) feels harsh and chemical to me. I'm OK with dry and sharp scents, but it's a category where the composition really needs to be top notch.

If shortcuts are taken, what would otherwise be a bracing, pointed statement of resolutely masculine freshness, turns into whining dental drill of sharpness. And that, I'm afraid, sums up Oscar for Men.
21st March, 2017
Zowiee Show all reviews
United States
Beautiful...
Spectacular citrus & pepper opening
Love the heart notes and how the intermingle so well
Basenotes are bold without being overpowering

For me this fragrance will definitely be in my fragrance wardrobe rotation
23rd February, 2017
A great scent... huge bang for your buck here. The only draw back is that both bottles that I have owned seem to seep / leak from the top... which makes the bottle slightly sticky. Over all the scent is great. Above average longevity and projection. Nice citrus start with some peppery notes and herbs with a sweet musky dry down. Online and in stores this is 20 dollars for 3.4 oz bottle. Enjoy!
27th May, 2016
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.
22nd January, 2016

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