Originally Posted by Pedro78
Acqua do Gio. Absolutely identical.
Clinique Happy For Men smells nothing like Acqua Di Gio. I love Happy. It's one of my all time favorites in the summer. I don't enjoy AdG at all.
I'm one of the lucky ones who gets decent longevity from Happy. I get a ridiculous amount of compliments too. I'm not a fan of the bottle though. It looks cheap, but the name really fits the scent perfectly. I've actually known women who, after smelling Happy on me and asking what it was, went and bought a bottle for themselves to wear... not because it's feminine. It isn't. It's just so damn happy.
I have a funny story about this one. I was on a train once with a woman I was dating when a huuuuuuuuuuge black guy got on and sat in front of us. I don't mean huge as in fat. I mean big in every way. He must have been at least 6'5", 250 pounds and all muscle. His hair was in dreads and he looked badass. He was with at least 5 or 6 other guys. As soon as they sat down, my girlfriend looked at me and whispered "That guy smells amazing!" And he did. I knew what he was wearing, but I also knew my girlfriend had no ability to contain her curiosity, so I said "You should ask him what it is." I knew she would, and I really wanted to hear this massive badass guy, in front of a bunch of his friends, say he was wearing Happy.
My girlfriend was fiery hot, so when she started talking to him, I could tell he was loving it, especially since she told him how great he smelled. I could tell he was trying to flirt with her while still being a tough guy... but there's no way to be tough while saying you're wearing Happy by Clinique. It. Can't. Be. Done.
He told her and then immediately glared at his buddies as if to say "Don't any of you even think about making fun of me right now." And they didn't. My girlfriend was giddy once she knew what the name was because there was a Sephora near the next stop. We got up. as we waited by the door for the train to stop, I told my girlfriend "We don't need to go to Sephora. I already own it. I just haven't worn it around you yet." She said "Then why are we getting off?" I told her to watch what happens when we get off the train... "It'll be worth it." And I was right. The moment we stepped off the train, the crowd of guys we were sitting near erupted with laughter. "HAHAHA!!! YOU SMELL HAPPY!!! YO, DAWG, ARE YOU HAPPY?!?!?! HAHAHAHAHA!!!"
It's like there's an unwritten rule: guys don't mess with a guy in front of a girl.
Anyway... Happy For Men is one of the underrated greats. It isn't complex. It doesn't evolve. And it's longevity isn't anything to brag about... but it smells great.