Originally Posted by Tuner_Watson
I'm not sure what every different person means by "urban," but I think MI is very urban in a midtown Manhattan kind of way. My ideas would be:
Niche: MI (very high on the sophistication and understatement scale, in my opinion, and unmistakable)
Designer-Quasi-Niche: CDG 3, CDG Jaisalmer
Designer: Eau Sauvage
Affordable: Agua Lavanda
I think urban may be subjective in this case, but I use the default Characteristic of the city or city life definition.
Now, I know its subjective, but I generally dont find sparkling citrus to be conducive of city life. I can see how some one would find MI urban, but I find the composition of MI to be a bit too dramatic and luxurious to remind me of an urban chic environment. Creed Silver Mountain Water is much more urban in my opinion; the currant and transparent wood in SMW gives it a more mannered and humorless personality, like a city, but then again, everyones idea of urban is different. Ive only been to Manhattan once.
I will STRONGLY disagree about Eau Sauvage being urban. Eau Sauvage is an herbal citrus that is reminiscent of the country side. Its also so classical. I dont want to say that classic fragrances cant be urban, because I dont feel thats true; Tabac Blond, for example is incredibly urban, but I feel Eau Sauvage was never progressive enough to be classified as urban.
I still stand by Echo being a very urban scent. Here is the marketing brief:
The new mens scent from Davidoff expresses the intensity of urban life. While staying true to the brands restrained elegance, Echo nevertheless confirms the trend for fragrances composed from virtual notes, meant to translate the scents of the city.
Id also add that a lot of Bond No. 9 fragrances lean toward the urban side. Wall Street, for example has a lot of the traits you mentioned. If you are looking to stick with designer fragrances, Id recommend giving a lot of Cartier fragrances a try. Most of Cartiers fragrances have a very urban and chic nature to them. Must, while being a well made oriental, has a very clean and minimalist personality. You must try all Cartier fragrances.