I love the Yves Rocher company because they give great value for your money, so I tend to be a bit biased in their favor. Transat, however, is a disappointment.
Even though I generally don't like acquatic scents, I bought this because it was very inexpensive and I've enjoyed YR's fragrances in the past. But Transat does nothing to separate itself from the other countless acquatic fougeres that preceded it, and in fact is inferior to much of the competition. The top notes are promising, with its refreshing citrus and acquatic freshness, but things fall apart after about 20 minutes, when Transat loses most of its bright freshness and becomes a dull, synthetic, non-descript block of smell for the remainder of its duration. It smells like it's trying to be like Chrome, but unlike Chrome, Transat isn't able to sustain the sunny, cheerful freshness.
Get Chrome instead.
Boring scent. Good for the young guys. But totally forgetable! And it lacks staying power.
Smells like a more virile and long lasting version of the follow up Altika ( or rather the latter is a lighter, sweeter and less lasting version of this ) with good lasting power too. A burst of gentlemanly yet boldly natural crisp herbal essences, with a more complex woody and slightly musky drydown which might have sinned truogh excessive sweetness if it were not for both an icy cooling note but also a more subtle, creamy, rich and lush aloe/ body milk/ " fresh out of the shower" note.
Bought it along with Hoggar. It is a bit similar to Chrome, especially on the drydown. The top note is not the same at all but it's in the same category to Chrome. An office scent - light and comfortable.