The pepper scent comes out strong at the beginning. After ten or fifteen minutes it settled down to an incense smell; that's the best way I can describe it, it smelled like walking into a cathedral. Very spicy and masculine. Toss up between neutral and positive... not really excited about it, though, so neutral it is.
Initial impression was a "clean" dryer sheet smell. Quickly became rather floral. Never really got any sense of depth beyond that. Light and fresh to the point where it could be a unisex scent.
The mint is overpowering and smells synthetic. Admittedly, I'm not a big mint fan to begin with, but this cologne gives me a headache.
My first thought when I got it was "Wow, this is the cologne that *everybody* wears." It's got a pleasant enough floral scent with just enough spice to give it an edge. Seems like good to wear to the office; business-like, but not enough to stand out. In my opinion, this is one where it's popularity is actually the biggest strike against it.
Very tropical fruity with admittedly little depth. A fun scent that I like to wear (appropriately enough) in the summer in casual settings. The girls like it, but I'll probably look for something else once this bottle is out.
Powdery and floral, almost effeminate. "Light" is a good word for it; you barely notice you're wearing a cologne. Nothing special.
The best review I can give are the comments I've gotten from my female friends. "It smells nice, like something a gay man would wear." "Ooh, I like it. Can I borrow it?" "Are you sure it's a man's cologne?"
A quick double check of the label proved that it was, but the scent doesn't exactly say "masculine."
A simple scent that is masculine and modern.
Like everyone else says, a good simple clean scent for daytime wear.
I agree with several parts of the other reviews. It is definately a potent, spicey, incense-like brew. Almost a blast from the 70's and sure to make you stand out. Not sure if that's a good thing, the way this smells. It is very easy to overdo it with Vendetta.
Definately masculine and classic smelling. Reminds me somewhat of Aramis. Too "old" scented for my tastes, however.
Bought it because I was experimenting with colognes like Minotaur. The initial scent was very nice, but it got a bit too sweet for me after about an hour. It is like Minotaur, but I wouldn't choose it over Minotaur.
Navigator starts off with a very fresh scent with masculine tones, like stepping out of the shower at the gym. However, after about thirty minutes the tone continued to sharpen with an almost chemical tang.
I've always enjoyed Minotaur as an evening scent. I've known a couple of people who thought it seemed a little too formal or that it had a bit of a heavy alcohol smell. Seems to do the trick in a suit and tie, though.
The tobacco is definately the signature scent. The citrus is overpowered by the sweeter notes. Good with a cigar, since the smoke enhances rather than competes with the cologne.
Citrus and sharp with a very chemical tinge. It becomes tolerable on the dry down and might be good for the office / daytime, but D&G original is still my favorite from their lineup.
11th May, 2006 (last edited: 22nd July, 2010)
A light refreshing daytime scent. I enjoyed it, but, like Cool Water, it is far too popular / common.