One Man Show Gold Edition 
Jacques Bogart (2011)

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One Man Show Gold Edition by Jacques Bogart

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One Man Show Gold Edition is a men's fragrance launched in 2011 by Jacques Bogart

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There are 20 reviews of One Man Show Gold Edition by Jacques Bogart.

This one was just too easy to blind buy as it's dirt cheap. It is extraordinary, if not polarizing, to say the least (just look at the hilariously scathing reviews the precede my own).

There are elements of the powerhouse classics of yore: element Roger & Gallet Open, Cartier Santos, Lapidus Pour Homme. Loud, strident, not for niminy-piminy types who don't want to get NOTICED. You will get NOTICED, because this projects like a sasquatch in heat.

When the nuclear blast of the top notes settle, you are greeted by a muskrat presenting a platter of McDonald's apple pies, reminding me somewhat of the dirtier aspects of Balenciaga Pour Homme or Bogart's own Witness. I swear that Bogart's master perfumer on the civet and castoreum ingredients from their palette and left them uncredited just to mess with us all.

Some 12 hours later, it persists, still it persists, with a wall of Isoraldeine 70 and radiant musks. Holy Mother of God, this is radioactive. I think I'll need a Silkwood shower.

Seriously though, I kinda LOVE Gold Edition for all its olfactory barbarism and am happy it's in the collection.

I think from now on though my application method for this one will be spray, delay, and walk away.

There is a lot of misunderstanding about One Man Show Gold Edition by Jacques Bogart (2011), and most of it comes from people buying it when it was released not understanding how masculine powerhouses in the mid 1980's were made. Without context or appreciation for that specific period in Western fragrances for men, much of what is presented here in One Man Show Gold Edition is lost, unless you're a part of the scent's original target market of the Middle East; in that case, all of the above is moot. Love for bold, statement-making and intoxicating scent never died in countries like Saudi Arabia or the UAE like it did in Western Europe or the North America at the end of the 1980's, and that's because it was never a fad there to begin with, as perfume culture there has always been different from other parts of the world due to climate and an influx of exotic materials that have passed through the region as part of ancient trading routes that once supplied the world. Therefore, the fresher, lighter, more transparent stuff that has become de riguer to Western buyers since the mid 1990's is as exotic to that region as oud likely seems to be for Karen McSmith of Bayviewstownburgton, North Nowhere. For my part, One Man Show Gold Edition feels mostly like a retread of another Bogart Group scent property: Lapidus pour Homme by Ted Lapidus (1987). Here in One Man Show Gold Edition, parts of the floral incense found in Arabian Knights by Jacques Bogart (2010) are twisted up into the DNA of Lapidus pour Homme, and the base replacing patchouli with amber as it's more in tune with regional tastes over in the target market. The only reason I think any of us have this outside that market is the fact this one fizzled where it was meant to be sold.

The opening is a dead-ringer for the fruity pineapple and neroili blast that signified Lapidus pour Homme's opening salvo. Apple and mandarin orange are added to make things even sweeter, but a candy parma violet essence like that found in Arabian Knights counteracts what would otherwise be too much sweet. The heart has a frankincense note, not as realistic or convincing as Arabian Knights (it's synthetic either way at this price point), with a fougère core of lavender, geranium, and clove added. OMS Gold Edition does not feel very barbershop though, or at least no more or less than Lapidus does, before heading into the base of salty mineralic ambroxan trying to replicate ambergris, saddled with a labdanum-rich amber, civet (via civetone), and probably the only annoying facet about the scent: a modern norlimbanol "woody-amber" molecule that adds a bit of scratchy woodiness to the finish. Part fougère, part chypre, heavily oriental, and very potent, One Man Show Gold Edition is the 80's retrofitted with 2010's technology, and then sent to the Middle East for fine tuning, like an LS-swapped DeLorean DMC-12 sent to the Sultan of Oman for gold plating and calligraphy etched into the seats. It works, but without any context or appreciation of the above vectors, most noses will run shrieking in horror. Wear time is well over 12 hours, and projection is choke-your-neighbors good, like most Bogart fragrances, maybe even above average for them. Be careful with your sprays, I've gassed myself out with more than 2 on this one already, and come to regret it later. Best use is likely in winter or searing heat when its hard to retain a scent from sweating. I won't name any context for something this confrontational in smell, as there is a certain personality type for fragrances like these (and I fall into that type at times).

Perhaps more importantly than the scent itself, is the fact One Man Show Gold Edition was the first proper flanker to the original One Man Show by Jacques Bogart (1980) in 30 years, released in celebration of Bogart's most-popular release, and used much like the "Nights" collection, as a door-opener to the Arabian fragrance market. Originally slated to be a limited edition, I guess so much was made and the scent proved so unpopular, it still floods the aftermarket and gray market for not much coin more than what you can find for the budget hero it seeks to celebrate. The all-black bottle in matte finish really reminds you of how much Art Deco design went into the original flacon too, something which is easy to miss because One Man Show proper is transparent. You can read reviews besides mine, that stretch back to 2011, and see how they skew as indication of why this one is so misunderstood. Either the reviewer "gets" One Man Show Goid Edition and comments on modern reinterpretation of 80's fruity floral musk bombs that it is, or they are completely aghast in how loud, sweet, musky, and tacky it is. Thing is, all Bogarts are in one form or another tacky, since that's been their battle cry since One Man Show hit the scene. Yeah, Bogart Eau de Toilette pour Homme (1975) was a suave and sedate wet shaver's delight, and a few things that have come out since that first scent has revisited that DNA; but 90% of what this house does is exactly what One Man Show Gold Edition is, and you sorta have to know that going in to enjoy it. For sure this isn't the best Bogart, as I'd save that distinction for either the original OMS or something like Furyo by Jacques Bogart (1988), but it ranks favorably. Thumbs up

I have to agree with everything Steve and DuNez feel about this.

Yes, it's cheap and inexpensive, but also loud, brash, overly sweet, cheap and synthetic smelling, and cloying.

Even at this amazing price, I don't want it.
But I might recommend it for someone in high school due to it's affordability and longevity.
Actually, I think I'd recommend the candy-ish Ruby Red version, which is slightly nicer, but still garish.

Great for any frugal high schooler looking for a big bang for their scarce bucks.

Exceptional perfume, stunning smell! Can't understand why it's so underrated...
My review on Fragrantica, just copy-paste:
As a lover of vintage and powerfull fragrances, I read absolutely all reviews about this beautiful scent, then I blind bought it. :) Bogart OMS Gold Edition is a modern perfume, but clearly inspired by classics. Some people say that Bogart OMS Gold is like a mixture of Kouros, Lapidus pour homme and Dali pour homme (?). In my oppinion, the opening of Bogart OMS Gold is very, very similar to current formulation of Puig Quorum (soapy like it), but nothing in comun with Kouros. Not at all. It can be compared with Kouros, but only by analogy of perceptions, not by similitude of smell.
The dry down has vague similarities with Lapidus, but only marginal and not so strong like Lapidus. Not so animalic like Kouros, but nor so fresh like Quorum. It's rough, strong and persistent. Poisonous maybe (it reminds me the DDT). But I love it! It's not for all noses. Only for connaisseurs. :) Concerning the comparison with Dali pour homme, only in final it will remind finely and discreetly the smell of Dali.
Exceptional longevity and projection. On my skin lasts more than 8-9 hours. 1-2 max. 3 hours of projection, then slowly it calms and cuddle up at skin level. I would put it among the most sophisticated harsh perfumes for men.
A must have for people of category that I belong (as said above)! Loved and detestable in same time! Controversial, but adorable!

Addendum: I reviewed and completed my opinion above mentioned, it smells marginally similar to Kouros on my clothes, but just after 3-4 hours after application. Anyway, I like more the smell of Bogart than Kouros's. The dry down is litteraly out of this world. Kouros seems to me a little bit "sweeter" and dirtier than Bogart OMS GE, if I can say so... about these macho perfumes.
And it's by far the strongest perfume I own!

At first - gruesome. A study in bad scent. Sillage - remains brash and intrusive for hours, finally drying down to a more modest apple, if you can wait through the Awfuls. After a day, the chemicals are gone, and it's so-so. I call it "One Man Shower." Another scent seriously harmed by Iso E Super.

Stunning. Perfect.

This is one of the very top scents I have ever tried and owned.

I was first alerted to OMS Gold by the esteemed uTube Fragrance reviewer Lex Ellis. He gave it a resounding thumbs up, as have the vast majority of reviewers here on Basenotes.

Another Fragrance Reviewer Gavo describes this as a classic fragrance for real men, a macho fragrance for age 35 and over. He makes the point that if this juice had been packaged in a different bottle - ie Tom Ford or a Creed it would easily suit any prestigious label .... with a much higher price tag than is currently charged.

I love the amber honey musk combination which is brilliant, but does not smell overly sweet due to the spicy tones of cloves and cinnamon.

Interestingly, I have read about favorable comparisons with 1 Million, which I own, and which is one of the biggest sellers of all time - ie most popular & most liked. I actually think OMS Gold is a better fragrance, just my view.

Unfortunately, OMS Gold Edition should be much more widely available. The original One Man Show is a terrific scent and is available everywhere, but OMS Gold Edition is an even better scent but much more difficult to buy. I ended up purchasing a few bottles from overseas, via eBay.

In summary, OMS Gold Edition is a complex, classy, masculine, powerful & gorgeous trademark Bogart scent.

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