The opening is a mix of a reasonable grapefruit with a steely-metallic fresh impression. In the drydown I get liquorice, but is quite faint, as is the rather generic wood note in the base; towards the end a slim vanilla emerges, which is o limited sweetness. Limited projection and poor silage on my skin, but the longevity is quite decent at around five hours.
Interesting opening but a bit dull from then on.
That first blast is a real assault weapon: It’s chaotic, but it does settle down very quickly; I’m not even pestered during the remainder of the fragrance. I don’t care for that opening or the top notes as a whole – I find the whole top accord synthetic as compared to the grapefruit / aquatic notes in several other fragrances I’ve tried. The settling down of the fragrance is taken a little too far – it becomes another one of the modern mass market ones that are much too weak IMO. I do get a hint of licorice in the middle notes – extremely light with nothing else going on, seemingly. I don’t pick up the orris at all – if it’s there, it’s not powdery. MMM is right about the saffron from the base: Although I don’t usually care for saffron in a fragrance, this one is well-done. True Star doesn’t last, which makes it very much like its typical competition. It’s a mediocre fragrance and, besides the saffron remark, about the best thing I can say about it is that it isn’t annoying.
This is gonna sound crazy but her goes...I used to teach swim lessons and the 2 year old girl i was teaching threw up her trix cereal on me because she freaked out and gulped some pool water...getting there...the initial blast smells just like that..thrown up trix with a dash of pool water. Crazy huh? Let it sit and it becomes real nice...inoffensive, nothingness.
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This one is interesting on my skin- basically, it just smells like wet bamboo stalks, but in a good way. The other notes don't really ever show up as I'd expect. Sometimes I can make out hints of them (the saffron most of all), but the wet bamboo is always there. It's actually quite nice on a really, really hot day, but otherwise, it's pretty forgetable.
Actually a decent rendition of saffron lurking inside this one, with pretty boy Iglesias gracing the cheapo packaging. Overall synthetic and messy and hardly worth a purchase (although it's really inexpensive) but the saffron in the opening is really nice, better than for instance the one found in Armani Mania.
This fragrance hints on spice; though spice is not in the composition. The obvious references to pop culture will definately be a selling point for the cologne (ie. Enrique, the microphone-shaped-bottle, the guitar-shaped-blotting-paper provided at department stores)... The initial smell is rather putrid; however, once the scent settles in, it is rather good! Kudos to the designers...
A rich but mild addition to the Tommy line. The enrique iglesias tie-in is obnoxious but the fragrance is nice. A little too light for my tastes, which is odd considering the vanilla, sandalwood, and orris ingredients. Not very long lasting either but a more sophisticated option than the original Tommy