opens very fresh/refreshing green-citrusy-has an underlying darker side-nice
balance of ying/yang...a little bit of a woodsy-earthy feel-a little metallic-smells
nice enough and somehow related where this could fit into the Creed family...
has that ozonic-metallic tang and aromatic quality like MI/Erolfa/Himalaya/SMW...
a richer,fuller Unforgivable-soft projection-a summer scent-slightly mossy green
feel-a nice offering-same ballpark as ADG/Cool Water/GIT...only thing keeping
this from being perfect is the lack of projection and longevity...otherwise, the smell
is great-not a sweet fragrance-more like aromatically spicy bitter citrus-herby slightly
spicy greeness-dries down to a musky slightly leathery accord with just a bare touch
of patchouli adding a little darkness and earthiness-very nice overall aromatic quality-
a shame that such a nice smelling fragrance fades so quickly-one other thing-although it has nothing to do with the scent itself, is that it is one of the coolest
looking bottles in my collection-bottom line is this has the smell and quality to pass
for a Bond or Creed if it had better projection and life...
Nice in that it isn't your same old citrus/pepper generic that most dept. store fragrances seem to emulate these days. Leather top notes were not to my liking, but the dry-down was much richer and had good longevity.
This is damn good fragrance for something that is fresh, and light. I am more of a powerhouse/ubermasculine type of scents guy, but I love this one. To me True Religion for Men smells like a modern version of an old style green aromatic fragrance. It is lighter and crisper to cater to todays style, but it still smells heavenly to me. It is clean, simple, masculine, and it just smells great.
If Creed or Bond decided to make a fragrance that smelled like a way more expensive cleaner version of Curve this is what they would come up with. I love Curve and have since I was in high school, but True Religion is a better green smell. The longevity is the only bad part of this fragrance. This fragrance gets me excited about what may come from True Religion. Hopefully more modernized classic styled fragrances.
If Creed came out with this, no one would be the wiser and people would be raving about it. It's in fact a very austere CLASSY fragrance of very high quality. It has a lot going on and is much more complex after the drydown. This is a company watch out for (New Wave Fragrances, Inc--they make this fragrance).
Very surprised by this one.
Initially , at first spray,True Religion smelled like so many other "fresh" fragrances on the market.
After about an hour, the drydown was very refreshing-nothing like the top notes and very distinct IMO.
I can still smell this the following morning and it still smells fresh.
Deserves a try but please don't judge by the top notes. It is more complex and the drydown is enjoyable.
02nd October, 2011 (last edited: 08th November, 2011)