Neither an earthy/aristocratic heavy patchouli nor a massively spicy or sticky one, just a well made masculine flora/musky patchouli really elegant and subtle. It starts with a floral (geranium)/hesperidic/alcoholic (vaguely musky) modern spark in order to morph down in to a an airy woody/spicy (spicy/floral) patchouli with a touch of final musky/tonka and a boise vibe provided by hints of mossy labdanum and musk. Along the way the trail becomes smoother due to some soothing balsams which turn the whole composition in a really soft and appreciable way. Exotic, subtle, airy, boise, floral. A really interesting (a surprise) masculine twist on the theme of patchouli . The latter is discreet, lightweight but lingering and the final wake becomes masculine in a delicate way which is never too much virile or testosteronic. Wearable but without renouncing to a real level of elegance throughout the four seasons. Balanced and more than decent (rating 7/10). Durable and with a more than good projection.
29th November, 2013 (last edited: 01st December, 2013)
Light, fresh, woody, patchouli. Decent longevity, so-so sillage. Lime top notes are fleeting, patchouli, geranium and cedar come out in the middle, then labdanum/musk with tonka bean as basenotes. Nothing terribly unique or mindblowing, but an enjoyable fragrance none the less.
Exactly the same fragrance as the woman version but in a lighter way. So, for the same price, you'd better buy the woman one (which is a bit like an eau de parfum) ! If you like sweet but strong patchouli, this one has definitely no rival...