An heirloom sits at the foot of a bed. Your grandmother's old chest. A window's bright daylight hits it on both sides. It makes it seem unreal. It has even been passed down to her, from her grandfather. He built it himself by hand, with wood from a tree he chopped down. Even though you know it now just holds blankets, you always check it. Thinking something different will be inside, something grand.
Kind of spicey. Not much to write about on this one. The best thing about this one is the box (wooden). If the scent was as good as the box, this would be pretty good.
This is an interesting fragrance. It’s a gentle, woody, slightly creamy, slightly sweet, but still a masculine smell. It reminds me a bit of a cross between Baldessarini Ambre and Eau des Baux L`Occitane.
On first application I got a nice strong sense of spice and fruit, but that very quickly gave way to the cedar and sandalwood. Within about 20 minutes I swear I could already detect the start of the woody, vanilla & musky drydown; but it still stayed predominantly woody. After that I really couldn’t detect too much other than a close, musky, mild, woody skin scent.
However, for a seemingly gentle and low key scent, it’s certainly gets a lot of compliments. The first time I wore this to work, the woman I sat next to on the bus in the morning lent over and asked me what I was wearing, saying that I smelt delicious (30 minutes after application). Later that day when I went into the copy room at work before lunch (about 5 hours after application), the boss’s PA also said that my cologne was delicious and wanted to know what I was wearing! Then when I was out buying lunch, the woman behind the counter at Subway asked me what I was wearing. You guessed it; she said that I smelt delicious. I kid you not, this all happened on the one day.
I honestly didn’t think that much of it or that it projected that well, but obviously it does have very good sillage and the longevity isn’t too bad either. Considering that this can be found relatively cheaply, I would recommend for anyone who likes easy to wear, sweet/woody masculine fragrances (and definitely for those of you who want to be thought to smell delicious!).
If I'd kept all my clothes in a cedar armoire for months and had thrown in some cedar chips to boot I wouldn't end up smelling like cedar as much as I do with just a couple of sprays with this monster. I like it, mind you, but this is a CEDAR bomb, if you do not like cedar, stay away!!!! No wonder this perfume comes in a wood box (Cedar?).
This and Daddy Yankee are almost identical, but the cedar in DY is not as overpowering as RSVP but I could not tell which one I like better. What I do like better than this because the cedar is less intrusive (still a cedar perfume though) is Silver Quorum, I think is more wearable than either RSVP or YD. And if you like something like this but with a cedar that is subtle, slightly more complex, spicier and light, and women really dig, go with Ferragamo Incanto pH Essential, it is this fragrance but meant to attract girls.
Smells great! Smells like juicy fruit gum on my skin.