Completely derivative but (barely) decent enough citrus-sandalwood-lavender Oriental fragrance ten years later on the trends. Smooth, soft, slightly “dark” and quite sweet, a bit powdery and mildly spicy (sweet, “round” notes of tonka and cardamom), reminding me of so many other fragrances I have a hard time staying focused on it. Trying to blend the crisp Oriental elegance of Declaration & friends, the “feminine” powderiness of Dior Homme & friends, and the “archetypal alpha male coworker” feel of Armani Code & friends. With echoes of Body Kouros too, and maybe Bulgari Man. The only note which doesn’t smell plastic is tonka. A bit juvenile and depressingly cheap but there’s worse around – anyway I think it’s discontinued, so nevermind (and don’t bother looking for it).
I got this alongside the deodorant. If I recall, I picked it up in duty free at Heathrow. I liked the deo, I don't hate this and my better half reacts well to it, but I tend to reach for my other options. It's a bit complex than my preferred options. If I wore fragrances every day, this would probably get used once every couple of weeks. I tend to wear perfume less often than that though, so this may take a while to finish.
This makes me ill :-S Headache inducing. I can't stand it. It maybe smells okay from distance but when u get closer it itches ur nose. Don't buy it.
Distilled from a million bottles of shampoo, this bog-standard, generic bottle of juice is the perfect missing ingredient in a cocktail that would normally include alcohol, blood and vomit on a night out in Basildon.
For those who weren't already bored to tears by the lack of originality in most men's fragrance, I give you Paul Smith Man 2. For such an innovative fashion house to churn out the same old codswallop as everyone else is a great shame. One redeeming feature: a warming, slightly metrosexual drydown as your compensation for forking out designer prices for discount store perfume. **
30th October, 2010 (last edited: 30th November, 2013)