Had to write a second review because this frag is double-listed. But anyways. Star USA is clean and smooth but also has a rich, darker undertone. It's a perfect transitional fragrance and isn't heavy in any way. The beauty of it really lies in how the fragrance lingers. There is all the bold definition of a leathery evening cologne but it has a subtle smooth edge that makes it feel effortless in everyday casual situations. The beauty in its dynamic simplicity earns it an A+ for me.
I bought a full EDT of this number after all of the buzz I heard about it through some various channels. I have to say I'm mightily impressed. It's got your very classic American designer smooth casual feel but yet has a dark depth to it.
It's rare to find a fragrance which can pull off deep and mysterious while also doing smart and daytime semi-formal.
Diesel Green is like a thick, leafy punch in the face if you don't pump the handle quickly and gently to get a good atomization. Otherwise it streams out its iconic weedkiller style pump in drops and the overwhelming concentration makes you feel like you've just had a savoury Mountain Dew syrup poured on you.
However, when the bottle is mastered, the scent is leafy and fresh but has a deep blunt warm sauna-like atmosphere that beckons the wilds of a temperate rainforest that separates it from your mom and pop variety grass fragrances.
Definitely full of mystery and definitely distinct. Don't use it if you're afraid to stand out.
Personally I love this fragrance because it is cool and warm at the same time without losing any softness in the contrast. It's a young professional scent that tends to warm up, and doesn't contain too much fruitiness like similar aquatic scents.
I can appreciate Drakkar Noir but it is not for me. This scent is the epitome of a 100% urban setting cologne and is a bit too blunt.
I have to admit this is my number one favorite fragrance to wear. I'ts got the leathery underbite of a popular 80's scent with the sweet, organic aura of the 90's all in one. I also have to admit that when you first smell or spray it from the bottle there is a split second where it actually smells kind of bad, which I suspect is the doing of the peppermint playing off of too many darker scents, but when it passes there's always a warm, sweet scent that's prevented from being too overpowering by the tar and coffee.