The comparison to Acqua Di Parma Colonia is accurate. They have a similar feel, but the lemon in Lemon by AOS is creamier and this isn't as powdery or soapy as ADP. This would fit right into the ADP line as a flanker. Lemon by AOS is also more of a modern take and along with that comes more versatility. Performance is good for this type of fragrance and the dry down has just a touch of the barber shop vibe that's in AOS Sandalwood. Outstanding fragrance.
There's nothing complicated here, just a good smelling fragrance that a man, or his 9 year old daughter, might wear with equal joy. It's overpriced, IMHO, but I like how it smells, and the comments that more thoughtful reviewers have made about the great dry-down are true...if you can get beyond the overly-sweet candy-lemon opening, you are in for a good experience. Too bad that top note is so sweet...shame that...
I initially went to the AOS store to check out the Sandalwood scent I've read about on here. I thought the sandalwood smelled great and then the salesman suggested I sample Lemon. I was skeptical because I don't normally go for that type of fragrance. I thougt the initial spray was very strong lemon and wasn't for me. I left the store with a spray of each fragrance on each wrist. After about 5 minutes later while walking in the mall I couldn't stop smelling my wrist and I was blown away at how great the Lemon scent was. The dry down is really increadible. My wife and daughters were with me and I had them give me their opinion and it was unanimous for Lemon. I left the mall without purchasing anything that day. Long into the evenining I kept smelling the Lemon on my wrist and had to go back a week later to purchase it. I really love this scent. Very good longevity, much better than sandalwood on me. The projection is questionable on me but I get whifs of it throughout the day and I love it. I get home and sniff the inside of the cap of the bottle because this scent is that good. I would highly reccomend anyone go by AOS and at least give this a whif.
24th January, 2013 (last edited: 25th January, 2013)
This is a very pleasant scent. It has creamy lemon notes with a mossy/light musk dry-down. I find the duration to be pretty good, and the lemon is quite natural smelling. It seems to me to be very similar to Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet, without the pine-rosemary zing. The drydown is almost identical to my nose.
Competent, classically structured cologne, made with 100% pure, natural essential oils derived from botanical sources... that develops into a non cloying, floral/citrus aroma with noticeably strong, mossy undertones.
24th July, 2008 (last edited: 05th December, 2009)