Take Ferrari Uomo and add some metallic oud to the base. I think the leather gets lost in the cinnamon and metallic oud base. For a leather fragrance it seems the leather is overwhelmed by the other notes.
It is okay, but the components make it a mess. Maybe rate this a 5 out of 10. I liked Ferrari Uomo much better.
As others have noted, it is a little like a toned down version of Fahrenheit. Pretty good longevity and projection. However, has the ability to overwhelm and make you sick of it.
Never less, a reasonable cologne for the price. I would rate it a 6.5 out of 10.
Nice Bottle - other than a bit wide. Nice to put on a shelf to look at. However the fragrance seems at best only okay, some citrus at first followed by a weak slightly fruity dry down. Maybe if you spray a good amount on, you can use it at work, but then again maybe not. Sort of an overall disappointment for me.
Bought it cheap for $19 and after using it felt I spent too much. I would not recommend purchasing this, unless you want to just look at the bottle.
Like many Ted Lapidus fragrances, this one is strong and at least on me, reasonably long lasting. It seems to have its power from the past in the 1980s.
It seems to have a predominant note from the combination of the Rosemary, Lavender and cedar.
I think this would be good for cool evenings and winter time activities. Maybe it is a little too strong for hot summer days. A little too thick in its base notes.
Probably something a mature person would like more than a young person. Not much sweetness here, more of a strong spicy mix.
I would rate a 8.5 out of 10.
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For me it seems to start out with the grapefruit and orange with bits of cinnamon. Dry down gets me vanilla leather and vetiver.
To me it seems like a generic cousin of the original Lapidus pour Homme. It appears to try to be like the original, but is just a sad revision.
Sold on Feb 2017 by perfume world for $23.
It is one of the few Dior Fahrenheit clones around. And for such a low price. I just sprayed 90210 Metal Jeans on one wrist and 1998 Fahrenheit on the other. At first they smell identical. Then the Metal Jeans starts to fade into a more earthy sent, while the Fahrenheit still has its gasoline smell going. After an hour, the Fahrenheit is still going with the gasoline, while the Metal Jeans has turned into an somewhat earthy woods type of scent with much less strength. At least that is what it seems to my nose.
Over all it is a very nice Fahrenheit clone. Since it is so inexpensive you can use it as an extender for Fahrenheit. Spray one squirt of Fahrenheit to your chest and 4 sprays of 90210 Metal Jeans.
Benetton Cold Silver
I think it is not as good as the orginial Cold. It seems to be missing the nice top notes of Cold. the basenotes seem weaker than Cold. I was expecting it to be like Cold with maybe the addition of grapefruit or a metallic note. I don't think the Yuzu come out much - which for me seems to reduce the brightness of what it could be.
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Great refreshing light scent.
Seems made more for hot summer days. A little like the smell of someone who just came in to a warm room from the winter outdoors.
Last a reasonable time. Very inexpensive on-line
Very nice subtle fragrance. I detect very little mint, the bergamont and cinnamon plus a light clove essence gives this fragrance a light easy going, but somewhat sophisticated feel. Warm without being sharp, bitter or too sweet. It can work in a formal and classy as well as romantic evening use. Great for office, or with a suit and tie. Very masculine, yet mild and fresh. Somewhat difficult to find in the US, but worth it if you can find it.
Hmm.. When I try In Leather Man by Aigner, I find it a somewhat smokey and slightly harsh leather. While I find Curon has a slightly sweet conditioned leather scent. Like the others, I find the In Leather Man is just leather, without much more. Not the treated leather like in Fahrenheit with it's gasoline smell, nor the leather handbag and belt smell of Demeter leather. It seems to me to stay close to the skin with it's deep aroma. While strong at first, it seems to fade after an hour or so, maybe two hours tops. An interesting scent, well made, but not sure if I would wear it to work or in the evening. It seems to be missing the rest of the fragrance to round out the smell.
Rouge Royal Is a sweet - red - scent. Close to Jacomo Rouge, but not the same. Not too sweet, but still with a noticeable sweetness. Woody with some spice and maybe amber and possible lavender. It's a nice sweet fragrance that is different than Pi or other overly sweet EDTs. Seems would work well for evenings and nights, but with a light application, it could be OK for work.
Saw this at Marshals a while back, $9.99 for a 4oz bottle of the Eau de cologne. Wasn't sure it was any good, no open boxes to try. So I waited and saw the notes pyramid here. Didn't look too bad maybe even nice if it smelled like I thought the notes would indicate. Went back and got it. Gave it a try when I got home. Nice scent ! Light, and the grapefruit citrus with lavender was nice. It seemed to remind me of some other scent when it was drying down. I couldn't figure what that was but then it dawned on me. While drying down, for a short time it seemed to smell a little like original "Right Guard" underarm deodorant. That then went away as it continued to evolve into a lighter and deeper smell. A pretty good scent, not too strong, good for all around use. Don't let the deodorant reference mislead you, this very good scent for the price.
The opening notes seem to remind me of Francesco Smalto pour Homme, not exactly, but very similar with that almost germicidal or disinfectant smell at the start. It then dries down to a much deeper and heavy scent. A very masculine 70’s and 80’s style scent. Seems more of a cold/cool weather style of fragrance.
When I saw this at the drugstore, I figured it was just Old Spice with an ozone scent added in. After trying it, I found it not bad at all. It does have a little of the old spice base, but with a nice clean woody fragrance, light on the spice. A very clean fragrance, it would work well for office or casual use. Not something very sophisticated, but a good masculine everyday scent
I saw this at WalMart the other day and tried the tester. It seemed to have a deep leather and woods smell. I bought it ($9.59 for 0.75 oz) took it home and tried it on my skin. Not like the Stetson of old, which for me seems too sweet, this was not sweet at all. Stetson Black is a dark wood and leather scent. I would classify this as a casual fragrance. Supposed to have - "Warm Spices and Fresh Woods with notes of Leather and Suede". I was surprised, it has a pretty good smell for a drugstore fragrance.
Javari is an inexpensive (around $22 for 3.4oz) but nice sent. It starts out with a light spice smell of clove and nutmeg. It then drys down to a warm scent of cinnamon, pepper and sage. The smell of pepper is light and the mix of nutmeg, cinnamon and clove give it a wonderful oriental body. It is slightly more of a formal scent than a causal one, but not too warm to be worn to work. I like it and use it in cooler afternoons and evenings. It seems to fade pretty fast, but that my be just my noise. Overall I like it quite a lot.
Earl Gray Tea with itís rich black tea mixed with Bergamot is great tasting and wonderful smelling brew. So when I saw that Demeter had a Earl Gray Tea fragrance I thought ìThis is just what I would likeî. Others seem to suggest that the line had very realistic scents. So I ordered it blind on-line. It was somewhat cheap at $19 for 4oz. Once I got it, I gave it a try. What the heck ! I checked to see if I had ordered the wrong item. Nope, the order was correct. To me it is a very synthetic smelling mix of fake Bergamot and lots of alcohol. What a disappointment ! The saving grace I guess, is that it only lasts 10-15 minutes then disappears completely.
Not a bad fragrance, however when I first applied it, I was reminded of some cheap drugstore type scent. Once the initial blast of alcohol goes away, it emerges as a spicy warm scent with some sharp bits still present. Seems to me more of a casual weekend scent, itís a little too much for office work unless you go very lightly on the application. Maybe good in the afternoon or evening on colder days.
Bobby Jones starts out with a fresh green feel, almost a little like tomato leaves, but not as strong. Then the dry down gets a little warmer with woods and a light musky smell. Nice everyday scent. Seems to me to work better in warm days where a heavy fragrance would be too much. Holds its scent for a couple of hours, but never really gets strong.
B-UNITED is one of those fresh blue aquatic ìme-tooî fragrances that every company seems to be making lately. Usually I find Benetton scents to be unique and well made, such as Colors, Benetton Sport Man or Cold. This one smells somewhat like Lomani Network or Samba True Blue, a light and mild blue fresh type smell. Samba True Blue Man, Natural Man and Ice Man, Adidas IceDive, Rochas Aquaman, and Lavin Oxygen all fall in the same sort of fresh aquatic style. However these are nicer more distinctive and are less expensive then the B-United fragrance. B-united is not a bad fragrance, but there are better scents of this type available.
Cassini is a spicy scent that starts off with some lavender and basil then drys down to a musk and patchouli base. Inexpensive and not a bad scent for casual everyday use . OK for office or general use. Nothing special here, but not bad for the price.
A nice citrus top end, followed by a warm lightly woody dry down. Makes a good scent for the office and casual day time wear. Inexpensive, but a nice fragrance, nothing surprising or shocking. Not a sweet or strong scent, it lasts for a couple of hours. I like it for general use at work or on weekends.
To me this starts off with a prominent citrus and patchouli smell. Seems to stay that way for a while then the vanilla gets more noticeable. Not a sweet scent, the vanilla seems to temper the strong patchouli. Defiantly an 80’s style fragrance, most usable in cooler times or winter. Somewhat dark and heavy with similarities to Z-14 and Quorum, although not a heavy as either of those two. A nice scent for casual dress on a cold winter day. OK in the office if applied lightly.
I saw this at an outdoor swap meet and purchased it for $20 (100 ml). A little high, but comparable to the current online price if you add shipping and handling. I went straight for it since it has been highly praised by some people here on the boards. At first whiff at the swap meet, it smelled pretty good. The bottle was one of the nicer ones I have seen in quite a while, with a unique swiveling plexiglass “cap”. So I bought it. Once I got it home I gave it another try. I was expecting something deep and dark in the vein of Quorum or such. It turns out it is more a somewhat deep, but heavily sweet fragrance. It didn’t seem to have much of a change when it dried down other than becoming sweeter. I became more and more aware of it’s increasing heavy sweetness. Not sure if I want to wear this much, it is so sweet that is almost sickeningly sweet.
Wild Country has a nice vanilla that is not too sweet mixed with a spicy coriander. It seems to me it’s a little like Canoe with slightly more spice. A nice casual scent, it goes well in most daytime events. Seems to remind me of a barber shop fragrance. Possibly more of a cool weather scent, it is still good for all but the most hot and humid days.
This is a little bit of a strange one. Got it cheap at a discount store. Really nice bottle - two cylinders side by side, liquid shows in one but sprays out of the other. To me it’s one of those very light scents that I can’t seem to smell. At first application it seems to have a light licorice or anise smell (maybe the amaretto ?) along with a fresh accord. Then it seems to disappear altogether. I don’t know if it is just me that can’t smell it or if it is so light that no one can smell it. It smells nice for the 10 minutes I can sense it.
Saw this in a discount store and though why not give it a try ? Quite a surprise actually. It is not bad at all. Starts out sharp citrus with noticeable lime. Then warms up with oakmoss, amber and a trace of sandalwood. An 80’s style fragrance, it gives me a feeling of sophistication and formality. Great with formal dress or for business meetings. Not sweet , it seems little formal for jeans and T-shirt use. Inexpensive yet a nice scent.
This is a great scent ! Light and easy on the nose, yet lasts for 3-4 hours or longer. Great for everyday casual and office use. It’s clean fresh & spicy smell works well in hot summer weather. Very inexpensive. In some ways similar to and reminds me of Bellagio.
Not a bad fragrance, but the blend of citrus, sage, and cedar just doesn’t work all that well on me.
Network by Lomani is a nice warm mild scent. Good for office and causal use. It is not a high class fragrance like Gucci, Guerlain, or Creed. But is better than say Old Spice. It is inexpensive for what you get. Lasts 3-4 hours, with a clean smell of nutmeg and cedar. It is a good general purpose scent for school and work. I like it for office use.