This is what you get when you remove the orange in Terre d Hermes...its exactly what i was looking for, as TdH tends to sour on my skin for some reason...minty, woody, a tad sweet, but the drydown turns heads!! 9/10
Quality has never been a problem with Hanae Mori. HM EDT and EDP have exceptional sillage and longevity. Hanae Mori HiM is no exception to the rule. At first, I get the same or similar notes to that of the original Curve and Mambo, nice summer fragrance...that is THE only similarities it shares with those two...the latter stages develop into a complex, warm drydown. The top notes reside to bring forth a spicy, woody sweetness, not quite gourmand, but very soothing...it definitely gets better with time!!
Scent: 8/10 (not a fan of the initial "Curve" scent, too young for me)
Sillage: 8/10 (easy on the trigger; one on the neck, one on the wrists)
Longevity: 9/10 (this is another Hanae Mori HM, loooong lasting)
20th August, 2012 (last edited: 22nd August, 2012)
Let me start of by saying it is not feminine...this is a full blown head turner!! Of all the Niche and Designer fragrances, this is my numero uno go to scent!! FROM MARY KAY, I KNOW!! Trust me when I say YOU WILL GET NOTICED!!
"This irresistible men's fragrance is an ambery oriental with intriguing top notes of icy black fennel and silver sage heightened by crushed coffee beans. The fragrance demands attention with notes of living dianthus, Darjeeling black tea and dreamy violet leaves. Royal king wood, a Mary Kay exclusive, adds rich intensity to this men's cologne."
This by far gets the most compliments, followed by L'eau de Issey, John Varvatos Vintage, LIDGE, Tom Ford TV in that order...ITS THAT GOOD!