Guys, I purchased this, and I LOVE IT!
I was super wary and being too influenced by others' opinions on this frag. I'm glad I tend to decide on my own, most times.
The frag opens up fizzy with a seductive swirl of spicy and sweet. It has to be the ginger and vodka. For the past week that I've started wearing it, I have not detected any "citrus." Maybe the mandarin is what is making it sweet.
The vodka has to be what makes this frag super sweet. I wouldn't describe it as a fruity sweet by any means nor would I call it a sugary sweet. Whatever it is, it's SWEET!
Towards the end, I get whiffs of a "woods" note.
I was really expecting a typical mens' cologne with the lemon cleaner smell to it. NOT EVEN CLOSE. I wore it to a birthday party at a bar on Saturday night, and one of the female guests (who was a stranger to me) said, "ONE of you smells REALLY GOOD!"
I never pipe up when that happens, cuz I don't wear frags to gather compliments... I just like to smell excellent!
I've been wearing it to the office, however, I'm afraid that the spicy (giner/pepper) might become offensive to those with allergies or a dislike for fragrances.
I'm so upset that it's been discontinued, so I'm going to stock up for the time being. I might purchase two more 1.7 bottles from ljshopping (thanks Cologneist!).