To me this smells like a less refined Gucci by Gucci for men (citrus, hint of incense), but with a sweaty patchouli & rose funkiness, with almost animalic undertones. Somewhat interesting.
the opening is a bit harsh,i agree but play with it and the nuances are there. best worn in evening. give it a chance,i did. ciao
Man this has the same note in it somewhere that makes L'eau Bleue d'Issey unpleasant. I think it's the horrible attempt at a patchouli synthetic. Harsh and abrasive and thankfully doesn't last long.
The opening smells like burnt plastic to me, followed by a licorice-like odor that is downright nauseating. A completely unpleasant experience.
A near-combination of Joop! PH and D&G PH that avoids being a head-on collision, OP for Men takes the former's just-shy-of-cloying sweetness but tones down the sugary florals a notch while bringing up the tobacco and spice, all of which actually puts it closer to the latter in structure, if not quite in substance.
While it's missing D&G's more-prominent citrus top (as well as some of its balance and subtlety), it's close enough to it to steal some of their thunder. But for a scenthead who by and large favors invention over imitation (even convincing and loving tributes), it's a mild disappointment.
The one thing to differentiate this was a candy-ish, almost licorice-like note from time to time that probably resulted from the tobacco intertwining with some spice. the fact that the fragrance "morphs" a bit adds interest, but not quite enough to set it apart from the competition.
All in all, OP for Men is certainly enjoyable in a familiar way, but not quite inspired or adventurous enough to stake out a bigger piece of its own territory.