'Summer Ticket' by Joop! is basically a softer, toned down and warmer version of the classic original 'Joop! Homme'. The initial blast is a wonderful blend of vanilla, cherry, amber and tonka bean, which projects extremely 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 fantastic 12-15+ hours of longevity, with several days and weeks on clothes and fabrics. After the first eight hours, it stays a bit closer to the skin but it does linger really well, especially in cooler weather. It performs superbly in warmer weather, especially outdoors.
I actually prefer the original 'Joop! Homme' over this, but both are great nightlife scents due to the sweet vanilla, amber and musk notes. The performance of the original is even more ideal for evenings due to its massive projection, stronger sillage and beastly longevity.
'Summer Ticket' is virtually the same scent, but a tad more subtle and perhaps more geared towards intimate spaces where you don't want to suffocate anyone. Otherwise, for outdoor and evenings, this is a sexy powerhouse cologne that women seem to love on me. All in all, its a fantastic scent that never fails to get compliments whenever I wear it.
18th November, 2016 (last edited: 07th March, 2017)
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...