Okay, so let's bring this one into 2012, guys! So, I live in Oklahoma where it is unbearably, miserably, hot and humid in the summer. Last year, temperature rose to 115 F and didn't drop below 100 F for ten solid weeks. So, while I too, feel that simply wearing less cologne IS a very good idea for the summer months, in some areas, regions like this one, I really feel that having at least one "summer scent" is very much the way to go. When just walking 50 ft. from your car to the solace of an air conditioned... anything, feels like being cremated alive, drenching you in sweat from head to toe, and making you contemplate suicide, and if you, like myself, must wear dress clothes to work, it's a very wonderful thing to feel and smell clean.
I should mention that I'm a temporarily misplaced northerner, and a usual wearer of gourmands, and wonderfully unique (designer, yet to explore niche) scents. I first inhaled Mugler's Cologne in Macy's two days ago, unlike the fragrances I typically admire, the scent isn't edible, intoxicating, compelling or complicated. It smells wonderfully light, and fresh; "like summer's nemesis in a bottle," I thought. Bright, different, citrusy, and... clean. It's wasn't sharp or pretentious, nor did it smell stereotypical, tired, or played-out in any way. It was truly unique, but didn't scream it whatsoever. As a fragrance, the quiet, creative, underachiever in the back of the classroom; the one, who, rather than engage in banal discussion, prefers simply to gaze out the window upon the sun-dappled world below. The silent prodigy. I can see why this scent is so frequently labeled 'the fragrance for those who dislike fragrances'. To me, what makes Mugler's Cologne so exceptional is that it is nothing more than the smell of "pleasant"; no more, and no less. Coming from the same mastermind behind the powerful, dark, rich, and evocative, A*Men, Theirry Mugler ought to be lauded for having successfully created the quintessential yin for his unequivocal yang. Although many people have already praised this fragrance, when it comes to Cologne, its genius lies not in complicate details, but, rather, in the paucity of them. For some, the scent of simplicity is too complex to understand, and for this reason I will be making this Mugler's Cologne my signature summer scent. Light, breezy, mellow, cool, easy, fresh, clean and refreshingly delightful. All hail Mugler!