Originally Posted by T. Rex, Esq.
I see your point, definitely, but even in the thirty or so minutes since I applied it to the back of my hand, it has all but disappeared. And that's what drives me nuts about Ellena. They say his "transparent, shimmering accords" are like a "nouvelle cuisine" of perfumery.
If this is nouvelle cuisine, can I get a plate of pork chops, please?
You got it. Chanel Allure Homme Sport Cologne
. I just did a full test of my wife's bottle of Bergamote today (meaning I swiped it and took it to work, as I always do with my SotD). I can tell you for sure that (1) AHSC has an almost identical main (I'm calling it bergamot) note in sillage and in whiffs off the old chest, (2) it's beefier, although perhaps not "porky", and (3) longevity is way better.
I think that there is a touch more synthetic smell in AHSC than in the Ellena juice, but it's not bad - just a very light shift of the overall citrus, with the main note undisturbed and stronger. It's no wonder my wife likes Bergamote on her, and AHSC on me.
When we hit the road for our next summer trip, I'm packing AHSC. If my wife wants to bring Bergamote - fine. She can have the little glob of French octopus salad on the big plate. I'm with you - I'm having country fried steak and a pile of mashed taters. <Brrrp>. Mmmmm.
PS - AHSC is the one that I bought for 1-star scent sync day while traveling. The regular Sport was a rec by acceptfacts. There's a slight difference in the cologne that I preferred, so I went with that. Both had one star. Apart from the single star, Turin's assessment of the two scents seemed quite accurate. The regular sport seems to have a sharper, spicier note that I didn't like as much as the wood in AHSC.