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On El (2001)
by J del Pozo

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On El information

Year of Launch2001
GenderMasculine
AvailabilityDiscontinued
Average Rating
(based on 23 votes)

People and companies

HouseJ del Pozo
Parent CompanyPerfumes y Diseño

About On El

On El is a masculine fragrance by J del Pozo. The scent was launched in 2001

Reviews of On El

On El is kind of like CK Crave, in the sense that it's fresh, synthetic, and entirely unique, and completely went under people's radar's which is sad. This one is very enjoyable, but performance is sub par.

On El opens with a bright, green, fresh, accord. It reminds me of kiwi and fresh cut grass. Something about it takes me to the now, very rare Versace Green Jeans. The dry down becomes more metallic, maybe even a little funky, but nothing that ruins it.

The fact that you can still get 3.4 oz bottles for under $20, should be a crime. Because even if you take the worst part of this fragrance, and you focus on that, it's still better than the best part of most modern day "blue" releases.

Longevity is 3 hours for the most part, I rarely get more than that. Projection and sillage are both on the lighter side.

Purpose? I think this is a great fragrance for a collector, or something who wants to experience the unique Jesus del Pozo brand, while there are still few bottles in existence. J D Pozo made quirky bottles, and interesting fragrances that were unconventional for their time of release. Not to say, they were ahead of their time, On El feels very much like a 90's fragrance -- rather niche style did not have its big come up until the 2010 era; J D Pozo was doing it long before. Niche like, with designer appeal, made most of J D Pozo's men's line unique but very wearable. On El was no different.
19th September, 2019
After nearly a decade of hemming and hawing about this scent, I decided that I liked it enough to get my own bottle of On El by Jesus del Pozo.

On El is a fresh, citrus-wood-spice aromatic that doesn't change too much over time. The ozone and menthol are strong initial notes, mixing nicely with the bergamot-lemon citrus peel intro, and the spices listed in the head are all present and accounted for right from the start (i.e., nutmeg, lavender, mint, basil). I smelled the dry cedar woody presence not too long after application, but qualities of the heart floral notes and base sweet notes felt overshadowed to me by the enduring citrus / fruit plus wood note vibe.

Perceptually, On El seems to have a mass of swimming notes - top to bottom - already mixed together and not noticeably leading between levels...moving together like a school of fish. This means that you could sense notes from top to bottom immediately after application, without the usual wait between levels. Truly, On El is enigmatic, with each smeller noticing different things in different strengths at different times!

The scent fades in strength after five minutes to near skinscent, so I would recommend a light layering, separated by a minute or so, of On El in order to preserve the presence of this exhilarating scent. It feels great for a casual outing with friends.

Jesus del Pozo’s On El resembles Rocabar by Hermes to an extent. It also reminds me of a more tangy version of Armani's Acqua di Gio, and it bears a strong resemblance to Paco Rabanne's XS.

In conclusion, Jesus del Pozo's On El is a polarizing, acquired taste cologne that will do / not do different things for each person. Not a blind buy candidate, so a decant would be a good idea to try this scent out.
10th March, 2017 (last edited: 26th August, 2018)
I find this scent to be unique. I haven't smelled every scent so I am sure this is similar to others on the market but with my experience it is unique. That being said I do like it. The scent tree is large. It is well constructed, not over powering and I find it to be a great date night scent. It is on the sweet side with some woods and herbs. longevity and projection are above average for myself. Prices for this scent are getting higher so make sure you like it before you buy. Enjoy!
24th May, 2016
Short burst of pine in the beginning and then.... nothing. Kinda sweet otherwise. It dies really fast on my skin.
08th August, 2008
A certain soapy and fruity opening, followed by a powdery, ambery, vanillic and spiced piney drydown. A certain resemblance to fellow Spanish scent Esencia Loewe, tough the latter is more formal and puristic, they both have the same conipherous, slightly dark, powdery resinous touch towards the end. A " hot" Mediterranean, that is, a warm, balsamic interpretation of a fresh Mediterranean scent, quite close to the warmth and slightly heavy drydown of Roma Uomo and Minotaure, excellent for a hot summer day. A casual fruity quality to be a daytime scent, yet warm and powerfully persisten and classy to be worn more formally during cold weather. Oddly, most of its many notes don't render it too cluttered or eclectic, i can actually feel only some of them, but each of them being well combined, creating a versatile easygoing nonconformistic all purpose scent. A fairly priced and slightly more complex alternative to usual " youthful " scents like the many Boss or Armani variations on similar themes.
14th February, 2007
The ozone is rather nice in the opening and at first, the fruit notes seem to blossom nicely, but very quickly they form one of those fruity conglomerates that is so 90’s. I just don’t care for these ‘everything but the kitchen sink’ accords—they are always mediocre. Fortunately the fruit note doesn’t last long. The floral middle is quite understated and short lived, but the accord is pleasant. The base becomes another conglomerate—this time mixing woods and fruit and moss, and conifer, and musk and amber and powder. This conglomerate is just as disappointing as the one from the opening.
I had found Quasar such a delightful fragrance that I was looking forward to On El. Disappointed again...
29th August, 2006

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