sounds fab!! and i adore Queen Latifah...aint she pretty
I recently bought Queen by Queen Latifah blind, without reading the review first (weird for a Basenoter, isn't it?) and was amazed at how similar the 2 scents are, let alone the longevity to boost.
Although being targeted to women, I find Queen to be very unisex from top to base notes. The chocolate note is not there, but the patchouli and rose are prominent. They both have the same dense substance, wafting up to your nose almost all the time. Be careful if your area is hot.
For those who love A*Men, check it out and let me know what you think. It lasted on my skin more than 15 hours with 3 spritzes.
Current Top 5
1. Creed Aventus
2. A*Men Pure Malt
3. L'instant Extreme
4. Nasomatto Duro
5. CDG - Kyoto
For me, Queen is a good, strong, spicy scent that really fits her image. My wife liked it in the store, and she's not usually very fond of that style of fragrance. I thought it was well done. I didn't pay attention to the similarity to A*Men - it seemed more like many of the cinnamon-like scents I have smelled before.
Personally, though, I have to admit to liking the Beyoncé scent - Heat, I believe it's called. A very nice spicy scent. Uses some nice, cool, herbal effects to create an illusion of hot/cold that is very compelling.