This modern inexpensive composition is one of those subtle versatile (kind of mainstream) fragrances (never daring in transgressing the stable traditional rules) that could be leisurely worn in any occasion (I'd add "without infamy nor praise") by everybody. Passenger for Men ST Dupont is surely a lovely hesperidic and spicy/floral soft (finally earthy) leather with a classic casual (woody-musky) mark, an hidden romantic floral presence (violet, lily of the valley??) and a certain resemblance (at least in style but not just on it) with scents a la Canali Men by Canali, YSL L'Homme, Cartier Declaration Man, Carven Homme original and Tempore Uomo (the latter is not anyway so appreciated by my nose). First of all I'd love shortly to put under the radar the lovely by black leather wrapped bottle, really classy, dynanic and elegant according with my taste. Going to the juice itself I can see that this is an "honest" yet interesting casual concoction on my skin. I get a lot of cardamom, the dominant note, galaxolide and a typical Dupont's softly classy vibe. The cardamomish presence is quite remarkable in a way conjuring me the cardamom's intensity of scents a la Frapin L'Humaniste. What I quite appreciate about this scent is that it's finally really warm, spicy (almost salty) and virile on my skin. This juice indeed combines an initial simil organic/sporty (intensely spicy-soapy-musky-salty) vibe a la Chopard Heaven with an earthy/amberish/leathery/woody (classy-casual) sharper dry down a la Canali Men or the classic ST Dupont Homme (I see indeed several points in common of Passenger Homme with its older predecessor). Dry down is warm, piquant, amberish, rooty and virile, the best part under my nose. The juice opens with a citric/aromatic accord of sharp floral notes, lavender and gingery/cardamomish fluidy spiciness. This stage is longly cardamom-mastered, "splashing", floral, bright, harbal/gingery and musky-soapy (with an acceptable use of synthetics). In the last part of development, as soon as the fluidy/floral spiciness slightly recedes, a quite sensual, warm, drier and earthy/leathery solid dry down encompasses the wearer waving tenaciously everywhere in the air (in a mix of classic powerhouse woodsyness and more contemporary "cleaner" fluidy-soapy spiciness). Wait the drier dry down and you will be rewarded. A good purchase for few money.
As others have eluded to S.T. Dupont is known for quality so a blind buy is not necessarily TOO risky. As most of us scent fanatics do, we refer to Basenotes for a relative safe way of determining which scents are worthy of a blind buy. I'm glad I bought this one! Opens with a fresh blast but fades beautifully in the dry-down. For around $20 USD (for the tester), this is a must have in my opinion. I detect some mint and strong florals in the initial spray, but it's very unique and elegant. I have many (probably too many) scents and this smells like no others I own. I simply love it. Oh, and the leather wrapped bottle is a true touch of class.
In my opinion passenger is the best S.T Dupont cologne.it opens with citruses note it also reminds me of little flora!
Really nice fragrances that is fresh crisp,clean spicy (not very woody) lovely and modern.
The sillage is ok.longevity is around 6 hours on my skin and perfect for office use in spring days.
A strong but fresh opening of citrus and violet leaf… with the violet leaf being primarily a subtle support of the citruses. The violet note is quite potent but pleasant and I don’t often say that about anything with violet leaf. Adding to this freshness and potency is a ginger note, not exactly keeping at a low intensity, but not intensive enough to be annoying. The opening subsides relatively quickly moving into a richer and bit more discreet heart level of spices and lavender… This heart level is packed with potentially loud and excessive notes but the ginger, cardamom, red pepper, and lavender are used judiciously enough to keep them palatable. The accord is varied, warm, and controlled. The base is simpler than the two levels that proceeded, but not quite as rich. It has a woodsy aura to it but it is not your typical wood accord – it’s airier and thinner than usual for wood.
Passenger is rather a paradox: Its notes are strong and carry weight, but it doesn’t have strong sillage or longevity. I myself would not buy it because of the violet note, but this is a decent fragrance with ingredients of acceptable quality and it is unqiue enough to have its own individuality. I would consider Passenger PH a more-interesting-than-usual office scent.
I think this scent is better than the ratings!
Has acceptable longevity and projection. Like other ST Dupont fragrances has good quality.
Somewhat warm and spicy, but to me it is not sharp or offensive even with applying 7-8 sprays.
In the dry down it becomes something woody.
I've received compliments from my female colleagues, I myself also liked it on my friend wearing this. He smelled very good to me.
No way cheap smelling and enough different from any other fragrance in my wardrobe, but may be boring for daily usage.
Good value for the price I think...
If there was a rating above Neutral and below Thumbs Up that would be my choice!
after owning signature i expected more. very potenet 1980ish trash right here. definately a powerhouse scent that has an unnerving stinch..