Decent pepper opening and then later dries to a very light, woody and tea smell.
I've heard Bang uses Iso E Super, so it didn't surprise me that the scent comes and goes, with sweet woody notes. It's never big on projection, always very light. Heat should help it project more.
I see this as a day time/office scent but seems versatile enough for most occasions.
Similar to Sentiment by Escada or maybe its Terra D'Hermes... either way it doesn't last very long... Maybe 60 to 90 minutes then its gone... Very disappointing. What scent you do get is very nice.
A masterpiece in my opinion that was sadly ruined by poor marketing and an even uglier bottle. Seldomly you'll come across a designer fragrance that smells more akin to something from a niche avant-grade house, but this is one of those fragrances.
In terms of presentation and structure, Bang heavily reminds me of a cross between a Comme des Garcons and Escentric Molecules scent. Linear, minimal, and just plain modern, cool (cool as in hip) smelling. It's just a blast of soft woods and pepper on an even softer base of vetiver. Call me crazy but it kind of smells like "tea." With a name like "Bang" expect the opposite, this one is a soft whisper behaving more like a skin scent.
If this came in an elegant, simple square bottle aimed less to the teeny-bopper crowd, it would of been a solid release. Sadly, it's discontinued now but you can still find it at discounters (at least for now).
01st April, 2016 (last edited: 08th July, 2016)
So what can I add? It's nicely blended. It smells of Pepper. It is based on a typical woody amber Fougere. It lasts for about an hour, if you're lucky. You can smell it from about 3 inches away. It is more of a "Pfft" than a Bang. I bought my bottle in TK Maxx, as it was so cheap.
Bang opens up with a similar essence to its name. Projecting strong peppercorn notes, I also get a light scent of fresh liquorish. The base is almost creamy with textures of patchouli and earthy green notes, like moss. The longevity is rather disappointing, lasting about 5 hours on average. I am impartial with the initial peppercorn but it tones down rather quickly but unfortunate the cologne in general dissipates within a few hours. It's a great cologne for night at home with your special someone.