Sweet tobacco that lasts quite a while on my skin. I believe it's for cooler temps and night time.
Michael For Men by Michael Kors, 2001
As others have noted, Michael for Men is a throwback scent, bringing back a spicy patchouli and tobacco mix that once was a hallmark of men's fragrances. Those familiar with Salvador Dali pour Homme, Aficionado and Cigar will be in comfortable territory. This concoction has the half-life of carbon-14 and solid projection. Patience is a virtue when wearing this, though; the opening is a tad uneasy with the clash of fruits and herbs that results in a slightly sour note that fortunately dissipates early.
Michael is rich, strong, boozy and laden with tobacco ash. Part of me likes this fragrance very much. Unfortunately, it gives me a headache. Too much incense and tobacco in a combination I really don't like. Michael is a fragrance I'd rather smell on someone else. Much to like, but not enough for a thumbs up. I'll go with Burberry London instead.
As "Man" stated in his review: it smells of a leather trimmed 1974 sports car leaking gasoline This hit the nail on the head for me. I do in fact LOVE this smell and though it probably irritates the heck out of people...it's becoming a favorite. Sillage and longevity are good, and if I wasn't already in love with Platinum Egoiste, I'd wear this one every day to work.
My sample direct from Michael Kors has nothing in common with those who report deep, dark smokey tobacco and patchouli scents. This is a light aquatic on my skin and to my nose, generic like all designer scents a decade ago, and completely uninteresting. No patchouli, no suede, no spice, no smoke, just aquatic bland.
Completely masculine and not for those that don't like rich or dense fragrances. There's a lot going on in Michael, but what I primarily smell is pipe tobacco, suede, plum, and the dried fruits. What all these notes smell like when put together is a boozy plum liquor drink setting on a suede card table with one of the players smoking a tobacco pipe. Every time I wear this I think of this image. If there was a fragrance for gambling or a fun night out on the town this is it. Great fragrance!
Not a fan of this male fragrance. It seems generic to me and doesn't create much interest. The thought that comes to mind is "boring business man."
Maybe it's the suede or maybe it's the patchouli but all I can smell is musk as this one dries down. I had high hopes and wanted to like it but the musk is a deal breaker. At first sniff this smells like the classier cousin of Dirty English. As the richness of the top notes die down all I can think of is the stink of a mechanic's shop (oil, grease, sweat, etc.) until we arrive at the musky stench to complete this disappointing scent from the house of Kors.
An averagely dry, somewhat viney, cloud of spices, sandalwood, dried fruits, tobacco, herbs and suede, with a patchouli backbone. The cloud is sweet, woody, slightly incensey but not utterly dense. A very autumnal, classy and cozy fragrance in the middle between the Mazzolari Lui's leather patchouli (which is denser) and L'Air du Desert Marocain's spicy booziness, with reminiscences of the Basala's prickly sandalwood. The boozy vibe is produced by the link of dark plum, anise, spices and tobacco. I don't know if a touch of rum is even included in the mix as the real source of booziness. The deeply masculine and traditional tone is determined by the chord of bergamot, dry woods, patchouli, tobacco and may be a touch of ambergris. The final outcome is simply comforting (in a boozy, smokey and leathery way), warm and conservative with undertones of honeyed tobacco and spices.
To me, it smells of a leather trimmed 1974 sports car leaking gasoline. Some may like this smell. Fond memories, but not something I want on my skin.
Michael For Men by Michael Kors, 2001
By: Michael Kors
|Top Notes||Bergamot, Elemi, Cardamom, Tarragon, Star Anise, Thyme, Coriander|
|Middle Notes||Pipe Tobacco, Suede, Incence|
|Base Notes||Patchouli, Dark Plum, Sandalwood, Dried Fruits|
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