Disclaimer: the Thumbs Up rating is within the context of that I picked up this fragrance for $15. $15! Adding my usual disclaimer that I'm not the experienced, educated nose that many of the members here are, I'll say that at least to my nose, this fragrance holds a definite resemblance to Armani Code Black, differing in that it doesn't have the presence and yet at the same time it's not so overwhelmingly powdery. Within there is also a fresh scent that at very brief moments seems to throw a very slight, subtle glance at Acqua Di Gio or Bleu De Chanel (I'm sure I'm just whiffing a common fragrance note that I can't pick out and name yet) but at times instead takes on a soap-like characteristic (not overwhelmingly so - I'm not interested in smelling like soap and tend to shy away from such fragrances, but this doesn't bother me).
If I could give this one a thumb halfway up, I would go with that. It's really not a bad fragrance, even enjoyable especially at such a low price (apparently either I stumbled upon a sale, or they took sjg's advice - either way, I was happy!), but I have to agree with sjg's review that it is pretty generic. Still, enjoyable, and a safe wear. I really can't see how anyone could possibly offend anyone wearing this (save maybe Boston fans familiar with the fragrance?). It's pleasant, it isn't bold in any way and yet it's masculine, not one of those all too common fragrances that regardless of their label are quite gender-ambiguous at best. I tend to lean heavily towards powerhouses, but I would call this an enjoyable, unimposing scent that also does not in any way risk your smelling like a girl. If you too can find this for $15, why the heck not?