Nice, fresh, light "etherial" smell. Not convinced of its longevity as it's spotty. Doesn't really blow me away in any way, but if you are looking for a very light, pleasant, flowery scent, this one you should take a look at.
Geir by Geir Ness, 2000
I enjoy the scent. I perfer the powder/floral sweet scents although I have been stepping out of my comfort zone lately with new purchases. My main reason for the review is to let everyone know that they have changed the bottle drastically. upon receiving from an online retailer I thought it was a fake but it is the real deal. Talked with Geir and they confirmed it. They no longer screen the name on the bottle it is a sticker and the bottle is more rectangular. IMO it has totally cheapened the look and feel of the fragrance. It seems very generic but for anyone with concerns after an online purchase it is real. Good scent terrible presentation.
Geir is a floral scent that smells fresh, clean, and pleasant. It also has some element of coolness and sweetness to it. When wearing this, I imagine myself lying in a grassy field around brightly-colored flowers on a sunny and breezy day of pre-Spring season. Comforting and relaxing. The longevity is pretty good. Despite of its softness, I keep getting whiffs of it for five, six straight hours, before it sits on skin the rest of the way. Thumbs up for Geir; its the kind of scent youll never get tired of smelling.
It is hard to describe the scent of this... Definitely fresh and unique, but that said, I dislike this stuff immensely. It may be fresh, but the fresh smell is not like anything I want to smell, smelling quite similar to cloning the scent of liquid Pepto Bismol! Kind of smells like a medicinal laced spring breeze... Disgusting stuff, scoring a horrendous 1.5 star out of 5 rating.
A luminous, sweet, powdery floral scent with a cool freshness running through it, that may not be masculine enough for some.
Geir by Geir Ness - Initially, one is treated to an exhilarating citrus-floral accord. Hesperidic notes impart their citrus highlights of lemon, bergamot, tangerine and orange. A perfumy hedione bestows its fresh jasmine and slight powdery aspects. And, magical aldehydes summon forth a burst of laundered-linen freshness and floral effervescence. A faint, sweet smell of salt water taffy flitters about. Transitioning to the waiting heart, the opening blend is enmeshed with methyl salicylate, furnishing its attendant menthol and wintergreen facets, as well as amyl salicylate, supplying its sweetly floral and herbaceously green aura, thereby creating a cool, conifer illusion. A whisper of lively pepper flutters here and there, while a slight, burnt sugar presents. An errant, feeble smell of fireworks or something like burnt gunpowder also surfaces. Segueing to the awaiting base, a smooth, woody accord as well as a somewhat bitter, mossy accord usurp and enhance the outdoorsy mixture, and, coupled with a wave of sweetish vanilla, lead to an alluring drydown. Albeit an ordinary composition, it is the epitome of mountain freshness, and has good projection and very good longevity.
My worst blind buy ever! Awful! Sickly sweet and floral. A very (bad) femenine fragrance.
It is a very unique green to my nose. I agree with others that it invokes in my imagination images of Scandinavian valleys in the spring. It's unusual in that the opening notes do not disappear once the drydown takes over; they sustain themselves the entire ride. I think it gets a little warmer and pleasantly spicier during the drydown. I'm usually adaquate at listing the notes for a fragrance (at least the main prominent ones) but Geir is somewhat of a challenge and it resists my ability to deconstruct it; all of the notes blend so thoroughly that it's hard to distinguish individual notes. It is a light green/floral/spicy type of thing. I imagine that alone isn't very helpful (or interesting) to you but...you know how toothpaste has a sharp glowing "phosphorescent" character to its smell, the way it strikes the nose? Geir has that quality very much. I have no idea what notes are causing this, but there is no question that the sensation is present; in fact, it is the only cologne I have ever owned that has possessed this quality, and it is the easiest way for me to identify Geir. This sensation is assisted by the fact that the entire composition has a vague wintergreen gum smell. It's a very pleasant sensation. Also, this scent is unusual in that it suffers from none of the typical complaints common of greens. First (as I have already mentioned), the pleasant opening notes(?) sustain themselves for the entire course of the experience; it doesn't disappear but just gets spicier with the drydown. Second, there are absolutely no issues with longevity. It easily lasts the better part of a day and the sillage is great and noticeable by others in your presence without being overpowering (moderate applications are sufficient). And in a crowded category (greens) it manages to smell like nothing else on the market. It's remarkable.
Clean, fresh, light, and airy. Floral, but in a wispy, cerebral, and almost etherial way. The reviews below that suggested that there is "nothing like Geir Ness" were spot on. It is unique in the world of fragrance, and pleasantly so. Luca Turin called Givenchy Pi "sweet nothing" in his ABC's book. To me, Pi better deserves a "heavy vanilla" association. It is Geir, on the contrary, that is the true "sweet nothing." Geir Ness is almost invisible, and yet pervasively and incontrovertibly present for the duration of its (impressively long) life. A true paradox and pioneer fragrance, and I dare say, a must-have, five-star scent.
Geir, smells like Joop! Jump to me. Or rather, Joop! Jump smells like Geir. Geir is a bit more discreet with florals to create its sweetness, but after smelling Joop! Jump so many times this is a smell that is burned into my nose hairs. I think I'll just stick with the Joop!.
Geir by Geir Ness, 2000
By: Geir Ness
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