Huge dosages of bergamot, greens and astringent florals on a bed of woodsy and smoky balsams, cedarwood and masculine rooty vetiver. The combination of citrus, cedarwood, tonka, greens, sharp flowers, vanilla and oakmoss reminds me slightly the more classy Versace L'Homme.
Vanderbilt for Men reminds me of a quieter Zino Davidoff. It's probably a little harder to find than Zino and overall Zino is a richer fragrance, so Davidoff's work is the superior choice.
If I didn't have Zino already, this would be a more unique and pleasurable arrow in the quiver. For those who like a touch of tobacco and a touch of sweetness, V f M is worth a sniff.
Huge dose of bergamot on top, sharp and bitter. The drydown is really nice. woody and peppery. The bitter tonka in the drydown makes the bitter bergamot on top seem to last forever and also makes it seem like an Allure clone. It's not a perfect clone and have interesting differences if it was trying to be an Allure clone. The heart for one thing is much more herbal floral rather than more pepper added. I really do enjoy Vanderbilt's drydown more than Allure's.
Very nice, ultra long lasting: sweet, sensual and also energising. It is a truly good touch of class.It may also be the fragrance that lets you dream and make you fulfill your dreams.
Romantic and light, but maybe a little too floral and too short lasting. Fresh and uncomplicated.