I was ready to try it because it was impossible to get a sample and the price is realy good.
So I thought it won´t be a big loss if I don´t like it at all.
This of a sweet ginger cookie with lots of cloves and amber, thats how its smells on me. I do not think it smells cheap at all but I would say this smells more like a cologne than a EDT. I’m not sure if it has changed a little since it has been opened and I’ve used some of it or if it’s just that my taste has moved on or my nose further developed.
I have a small vintage bottle that I got in one of those old drugstores. Whatever the case, this is very good on my skin now and I like it a lot. It reminds me slightly of Lagerfeld Classic but is more spicy and animalic and also pretty much lacks the tobacco aspect that Lagerfeld has. I went ahead and bought a bottle - on Amazon, why not? Honestly for what some may see as a "budget fragrance," this is quite nice, and imho does not smell "cheap"....
Fragrance collectors need to smell this just to show how complexity and quality can come with a small price tag. I see men who like deep fragrances with character loving this.
Even if it is not as good as the vintage, the concept of the scent is retro for COLD weather. In addition, I see mature sophisticated women loving this one too. As a said, every collector should at least sniff this one.
Found a gift set of Tabu with body wash and lotion for only .95!!! The next day she smelled outstanding, it wears sinfully on her and lasted the entire work day.
I blindbought a bottle after reading a lot of positive reviews.
YT-Shavenonthedarkside The first day I wasn't sure, but then...
This is about the current formulation, which I understand captures the essence of the scent. FINDINGS: This is a very odd fragrance, but it is strangely modern by the late 80s standards. I am not saying it smells like them, but it has the musky nature of Kouros (NOT as animalic and pissy LOL) and the sweetness of Ted Lapidus Pour Homme.
Ted Lapidus has a honey sweetness; whereas, this one has a root beer (as noted in other reviews) type of sweetness.
I discovered it after reading reviews of other vintage jems that I own. It's probably horribly watered down compared to its vintage self but I don't mind having never smelt the vintage.
I was intrigued by the lady of the night mythology behind this scent and had to add it to my collection. If I want a longer lasting root beer experience I will reach for my signature Youth Dew anyway.