To answer your question to Dennard
, I'd say half-a-dozen-'o-one... in their new formulations. Both are fair-to-good uneventful citric colognes. Both are affordable. I doubt I could recognize either on a man today, though, as some of the personality traits have gone missing in their reformulation: The bitter fruit and animalic aspects are gone from the ES, and the tart, back-of-the-nose aldehyde bite and soapy, creamy sandalwood is gone from MG.
But if you get interested in the vintages, the Monsieur is exciting in ways ES is not. It's deeper and more tonic, and that sandalwood not is pretty special.
Oh, and I cannot include Allure! I cannot recall it! But to add Chanel Monsieur vintage, for fun, (again, not great anymore)I'd say it's my second favorite, to MG. It's so lemony and brisk, it is a bonafide mood-lifter! But it's never sexy to me, and I think MG is. Can you tell I love Givenchy men's scents?