This is a very difficult scent to master. It's very pleasant with the smell of musk, lavender, and sandalwood. I was talking to someone at the time I purchased this and she said, " when you go out with me YOU WEAR THIS". she simply loved the smell and it is a very clean and manly smell. Be careful on the sprays because this can become rather offensive if you over do it. Very well put together and you can wear it anytime but I would aim more for spring and light temp summer.
Decent enough scent but it doesn't tickle my fancy. Clean, crisp and inoffensive but dreadfully impersonal.
I bought "Bvlgari Man" upon its debut and I have wavered every since. Some days it is quite refreshing and pleasant, while others "Man" can be overly powdery at the top nose which is a trait I do not care for. At any rate, "Man" is typically well received with a warm dry down and average sillage. It's basically your "Good morning, pass the office donuts and by the way the copier needs more toner" EDT.
Zesty and tart notes of bergamot and citrus, aromatic soft woods (sandalwood, a hint of vetiver), patchouli, a discreet floral side with pleasant, shady-earthy nuances (violet leaves), and a few else, resins and perhaps cumin. I honestly miss the honey note, while I smell more clearly the woody accord, which slowly gets more and more prominent (becoming also more cedarwood-ish and balsamic) together with the violet leaves note and another floral note which smells of "clean laundry" (they say lotus, I trust that). After a while it's basically a classy, pleasantly boring "office-safe" scent lasting mostly based on a woody-floral accord which lasts for hours identical to itself. Not a masterpiece and overall a bit artificial but pleasant, fresh and elegant, with at least some depth and some decently vibrant notes – more than "the average mainstream" scent.
That Bulgari Man is the work of Alberto Morillas should have come as no surprise to me. My first line of sampling notes remark on its resemblance to Mugler Cologne, which Morillas composed nearly a decade earlier. After a pleasantly tart citrus top note, Bulgari Man is an essentially linear arrangement of woods and clean white musk, with that very same “steam cleaned” aura that distinguishes Mugler Cologne.
I’d describe the Bulgari as drier and woodier than the Mugler scent, and also a good deal more potent. I attribute both traits to a conspicuous, faintly scratchy, woody base note (Cashmeran? The so-called “white woods” note?) that is absent in Mugler Cologne. While I smell no trace of the more exotic notes in the pyramid (lotus blossom, cypriol), and the composition breaks no new ground, Bulgari Man is certainly a lot more pleasant than most of the commercial masculine releases I’ve smelled lately. If you want clean, crisp, and transparent, you could do a whole lot worse.