Polo Red Intense by Ralph Lauren

B*Men, aged for ten years.

Vince Camuto Homme by Vince Camuto

Get L'eau D'Issey instead.

Eros by Versace

Lasts long. A transparent vanilla/gourmand that feels better than Rochas Man (which I do like, sans chocolate notes). Three sprays lasts all day for an American warm spring day. It does feels "messy" however it makes me keep smelling it to figure out what's going on with it. Several people have complimented positively on it.

Invictus by Paco Rabanne

Smells amazing however I'm convinced this doesn't last at all with my chemistry. (The paper lasted 6+ hours, on me and my clothing 2+ hours) Sweet, fresh woody opening and degrades into a... sweet woodsy citrusy scent. I see parts of this to like but the longevity on me gives this a thumbs down. This isn't Rabanne's style at all, it's not obnoxious enough!
Nice grapefruit opening though.

Jimmy Choo Man by Jimmy Choo

A sweeter, fruiterer version of Bleu de Chanel. Decent but not remarkable.

Daisy by Marc Jacobs

There's a great acronym that was used in the production of Star Trek the Next Generation. It was "GNDN" and it was used to label panels. It means "goes nowhere, does nothing".

Dot by Marc Jacobs

Wait for the discount stores to eat this fruity berry up. It'll be worth it then!

Romance by Ralph Lauren

Too light. Not enough florals. Too similar to many things offered these days. But then again, it's from 1991, who's to expect ingenuity? A man could wear this without too much suspicion.

Mon Patchouly by Ramon Monegal

Weak sauce. More floral than a simple patchouli scent. Has a strange "freshness" to it that I've detected in the rest of the line. So far, this is not my favorite.

Brooksfield Men by Brooksfield

A simple, light, fresh and clean fragrance from the early 90's. Lasted pretty long on me. Otherwise, not much of note.

Gilded Lily by Ineke

Oh goody, a lily fragrance. Reminds me of Donna Karan's Gold. Yeah very nice lily, that expected pepperiness of other lily fragrances. Yup. *nods*

-an hour later-

Wow, is this really the same fragrance? Seriously? This drydown is AMAZING. a dry, woodsy oakmoss. For a while, I couldn't find the fragrance but I kept smelling something amazing and, in fact, wondered if I had spilled my bottle of Homme de Gres somewhere because the drydown smelled eerily similar. Figured out it was this that I had sprayed just a little bit on my wrist.

Gap Blue No. 655 Him by Gap

Interesting mix of greasy woods and grounded herbs to make an aquatic scent to smell like dirt and ozone.

Habit Rouge Sport by Guerlain

A nice, light, sweet leather and vanilla. Also rose. It has some similarities to its namesake but it really is a scent of its own.
Ignore the name, I don't know why "Sport" is here other than the fact it is a light scent.
A dry, spicy drydown ensues with more vanilla.

Bang by Marc Jacobs

Pepper, pepper, pepper! And cedarwoods. (Actually a molecule called Iso E Super) And it's not overly boisterous about the whole thing either.
If you like Terre d'Hermes but think it's too much, you should like this. They share similar bases and Bang is lighter.

Black Sun Sport by Salvador Dali

It's clear and clean. A light greenish, herbal middle and a musky base. Nice and fresh.

Trussardi Inside Man by Trussardi

A green tobacco accord is the crux of the entire fragrance. The opening is quite sharp (bergamot and yuzu I assume) but tit fades into a very pleasant tobacco and coffee accord over a light woods. Not sweet at all. Average longevity and sillage; a couple of sprays is all you need. I like it in the fact that it is not another clean and fresh scent.

Antaeus Sport by Chanel

Simply put, a lighter, smoother version of the wonderful Antaeus. Less herbal and more woodsy with a different sandalwood note. Also of note, towards the end, Antaeus Sport smells a lot like Versailles pour Homme by Jean Desprez's styrax.

Custo Man by Custo Barcelona

The nose behind this really knows how to make good sweet scents without them being too powerful.
Custo Man starts off with a powdery, soft lemon and sweet vanilla. Reminds me a lot of a Le Male summer variant or like Boucheron pour Homme. The drydown is a pleasant aura of the opening vanilla and some tonka bean and a little musk. The longevity is really good for me.
I really like it, however the (current) $80 price tag hinders an impulse buy just from a sample alone.

Burberry Sport for Men by Burberry

With a blast of grapefruit, Burberry Sport opens with a tenacious citrus accord that opens your eyes. Dries down into a ginger and cedarwoods accord. Great warm weather cologne.

Boss Number One by Hugo Boss

This is a classic fougere structure with a dab of honey. Hugo Boss does quite a few "fresh, fruity, clean" scents for young men but it savvy enough to keep this classic on the market. The oakmoss and musk really hits you at first but the honey and lavender take over for a sweet and sharp accord until the oakmoss comes back. This is a "light" powerhouse-style fragrance.

Bugatti Homme by Ettore Bugatti

A sweet ambery, woodsy and slightly fresh scent. Starts off sweet and has notes of tobacco and a faint dark roast coffee. The tobacco is persistent throughout and its longevity is pretty good. I like it.

Réminiscence Homme by Réminiscence

opening ins Old Spice and the drydown is Old Spice with vanilla. Very linear scent but smells OK... if you like Old Spice.

Terre d'Hermès Parfum by Hermès

Highly more enjoyable than the edt. It's got a smokey essence to it that the edt does not have. Also of difference is the "orange peel" note is radically changed to be smoother and not so sharp. Go easy since it's quite strong to begin with. I did not like the original but quite like the parfum.

Burberry Sport Ice for Men by Burberry

Fresh and clean and smells a hell of a lot like the infamous Aqua di Gio (fresh, clean smelling laundry) but much more woodsier. I quite like it but it's a "pick-me up" kind of scent, not really a daily wear.

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