'Summer Ticket' by Joop! is basically a softer, toned down version of the classic original 'Joop! Homme'. The initial blast is a wonderful blend of vanilla, cherry, amber and tonka bean, which projects quite well and is quite sexy for a vanilla based men's fragrance.
It does have a slight apple and citrus note which becomes less noticeable once the middle notes settle in. The base of musk, tonka bean, vanilla and cherry carries on throughout the drydown.
With a liberal application of a dozen sprays to the neck, chest, wrists and shoulders, I am getting a good 6-8+ hours of longevity, with 12-15+ hours on clothes and fabrics. After the first four hours, it stays closer to the skin but it does linger a bit, especially in cooler weather.
I actually prefer the original 'Joop! Homme' over this, both are great nightlife scents due to the sweet vanilla, amber and musk notes. But performance of the original is definitely more ideal for evenings due to its massive projection, stronger sillage and longevity.
'Summer Ticket' is virtually the same scent, but more subtle and perhaps more geared towards intimate spaces where you don't want to suffocate anyone. All in all, its a fantastic scent that never fails to get compliments whenever I wear it.
18th November, 2016 (last edited: 21st November, 2016)
Well, looks like I'm first!
I already own the infamous Joop! Homme, however, the days of me bathing in the stuff are long gone.
Summer Ticket, takes the classical elements of the original, but tones down the strong opening and replaces this with fruitier accords of apple and grapefruit.
Summer Ticket thus becomes an improvement on the original, but still maintains the core Joop! Homme dna.
Perfect for a night out, or clubbing, this fragrance will definitely get you noticed, but without the 'gosh, he's wearing Joop!' effect.
Longevity and projection are good, but not in the same league as it's older sibling and this is actually a positive, since the scent is more wearable and won't suffocate others around you.
Well done Joop!, well done indeed...