RUSH was first love. Perfect in any way!!!!
Beautiful creamy spicy sandalwood
Sad to say that my first impression of Rush was
Full day-lasting and huge projection.
I am about to finish my Rush and I can say that its performances today are less than 15-20% of what they used to be when I bought it.
I belive that RUSH has a very short shelf life.
Such a shame for such wonderful scent
I have been on a long long hunt for it's replacement
what's the fuss/hype all about? Wasn't discontinued, would it have its cult status, yet? don't think so.. just a skin scent...lame, lame..shame!
the bottle is simply ludicrous!
Too bad this has nothing whatsoever to do with the original Rush, which, with some creative tweaking, might have had some potential as a masculine scent. (All those bitter green notes, you know.) Instead Rush for Men is a flimsy, dry, and two dimensional accord of frankincense and pencil shavings that can’t hold a candle to the austere incense compositions of Marc Buxton or Bertrand Duchaufour. With such a slender structure there’s really no potential for development, and Rush for Men goes nowhere in a hurry. The drydown is just an attenuated extension of the artificial smelling pencil shavings with some laundry detergent musk behind it. Too dull to bother with, if you ask me.
Aromatic, sophisticated, soft, slightly creamy woods (cedar, sandalwood, to me also a drip of vetiverol) blend with an airy note of incense, then resins, pepper, cumin, white musks, patchouli, lavender and to me, also violet. In its middle stages, just before the drydown, it comes slightly close for a while to some late-'80s "young" fougères like Versace l'Homme, it may be me but I smell a sort of similar earthy-mossy-floral accord, although here cedar and Iso E make Rush far more "contemporary", linear and simple. So far it's nothing really new, but on the drydown it reveals a more interesting personality, as it tones down to a peculiar sort of "aqueous" accord, a sweet and slightly milky-woody blend of the same initial woody notes just drowned in a sort of dreamy, lactescent ambiance - I guess due to the end phases of white musks and floral notes (as I said to me there's also some violet). Quite a fascinating evolution. Nonetheless, this does not make Rush for Men the "masterpiece" its hype wants it to be. It's refined, pleasant, versatile, modern, well made, clean, but not worth the fame.
I got really lucky and found a big full bottle at a thrift store for almost nothing. Now I understand why the loss of this fragrance is lamented by so many. It is actually one of the most appealing men's fragrances I have ever smelled!
It is sweet, but not cloying, soft but not quiet. Although often described as an incense fragrance, I thought it mostly reminded me of the smell of freshly split Oak wood, not Cedar or another kind of conifer. All these smells are very closely related, of course, but Oak was my first and lasting impression.
Some say the smell of Oak has vanilla in it, and maybe that’s the difference... but I’d guess that most folks who like Azarro Visit, Quorum Silver and other woody, incense fragrances would find Rush for Men appealing.
Visit is one of my every day standards, and I like it very much. But in the end, Rush for Men is very much a fragrance after its own style, and I am so glad I found it!