Nice, sweet chocolate tobacco scent. The only issue is that its let down by having that big, chemical top note to it...just like 1 million and a host of newer scents. I can understand why they put the aquatic top note there (to prevent nose blindness) but it really didn't need it. Shame really but at least it prevents it from being cloying.
Ck one shock is EXACTLY the same fragrance minus the chemical top note - I would probably buy ck one shock if I had to choose.
Fans of rochas man, new Haarlem and a* drydown will love this one.
This scent lasts absolutely forever on me, as most scents do overall. It's been a full twelve hours and it's still projecting a bit, albeit only lightly now, probably due to the high level on synthetics. I still wouldn't call it a skin scent even twelve hours later but people need to get a bit closer to smell it. All in all this is very pleasant, probably too sweet for many people, but not particularly cloying. Although it's not listed in the notes I think I detect some almond in there too, like a biscotti. As a matter of fact this smells literally identical to the tea called "Amandine Rose" which is unfortunately discontinued, but it's a candied almond and rose black tea, the kind you'd call a "dessert" tea because of its natural sweetness, except the tea is a bit smoother and doesn't have those more jarring artificial tones to it that Play Intense has. Not much progression but the projection is just the way I like it--not too intense unless you choose to spray a lot. All in all, very nice, I would certainly wear this if I had it around, but I personally prefer more natural-smelling fragrances. There's just a bit of chemical shrillness to this one.
Fantastic juice! This stuff smells amazing and ladies absolutely love it. I have had people stop mid-sentence and say "You smell amazing!"
Its definitely worth a smell and can be gotten pretty cheaply online.
Projects great and lasts a good 8-12+ on me
Nice guys finish last.
I keep thinking of insipid praises for this: nice... pleasant... acceptable... I like it... It's sweet and low-testosterone but not necessarily feminine or castrated either. It's sexy in a nice-guy-who-cuddles-afterward sort of way. It's not angsty, therefore not juvenile (thank god). Young, mature, well-adjusted. This is that pleasant guy you intended to call back after that one night — but never got around to it. Oops. I hope he's doing well...
I didn't notice the progression of notes if there was any. I didn't care to. It's not that I was bored I just wasn't intrigued either. I just accepted the simple pleasure of it and continued with my day.
It has a balanced, engineered gourmand quality that isn't necessarily synthetic but not haute-cuisine either. Vanillic, sweet but not too sweet, individually wrapped creme-sandwich-cookie from a small japanese grocery, "cocoa" the character on the package smiles... It's light in a good way. It doesn't last long though: sprayed late-morning; gone late-afternoon (or did I just get used to it?).
I would totally wear this often if I had a bottle. I don't care enough to buy it but if I received it as a gift one day it would be appreciated as a really great gift.
Pros: light, pleasant, cuddly, no complaints
Cons: short-lived, unexciting
I have to give this a neutral because it lacks orginality. A nice fragrance though. Intial spray reminds me of Rochas Man or Michael Jordan Legend ( with just a bit more chocolate). I would not pay retail price for this but I would wear it. One to try!