I wear this scent myself in colder months. Yes, the patchouli is very dominant in Gentleman- but I also can detect the spiciness of cinnamon. A little goes a long way. I agree with the reviewer below- a dark, dirty patchouli. Would love to smell it on a man!
Fresh, fruity- just a perfect scent for summer. Notes of peach, blackberries, melon, grapfruit, aldehydes,floral, musk. Great for when you want something light, especially in the humidity. I find the scent lasts all day. Too bad it's no longer avaliable in the cologne form. With the money you save, buy yourself a cute bathing suit! Happy summer! Also should note- love the 80's style packing of the spray can- the teal color and the palm tree- a great trip back down memeory lane!
After trying Angel, I decided that foody scents were not for me. It's get a point only for its staying power (or should I say tenacity)! One spray lasts all day... and haunts you- you smell it everywhere after that! The sweet with the patchouli just doesn't work- on me its smells like buttered popcorn and burnt plastic- a weird description, but it's a strange perfume. Kudos to those who can wear it well. I put mine up for swap.
I have a love/hate relationship with Exclamation. I made the mistake of wearing it on a hot, dry day and it just became cloying and made me feel sick. I had to put it away for a while and actually contemplated giving it away. But being the stubborn person that I am, I gaver it a go again this time on a cool, dry day -oh,lovely!! In the heat (also humidity), the apricot note turns sour on me. The cool seems to bring out the warm vanilla, lush fruit aspect instead. One spray lasts me all day, so a light hand will do just fine- anymore than that will induce nausea. A fine fragrance at a nice price. It is worth a try (on a cool day!)
I wanted to try wearing some "men's" scents, and on the recommendation of another reviewer, this is the first one I tried. Oh, wow, is it wonderful!! It warms up and stays close to the skin. It would be great any time of the year. Woody and sweet (not overly, but just enough!)I agree that this would be sexy on a man as well. I have been complimented by men when wearing this. Why Coty discontinued this, I don't know. One of the best!
Fragrances -L'Artisan Fragrances - Passage d-Enfer
Gretchen76 5/9/2006 4:23:00 PM
The name is a misnomer- I wouldn't imagine a "passage to hell" smelling quite so light. In general, the scent wasn't bad and I give it credit for being unique- a reviewer on another board hinted at it smelling of "crushed stones" and I got that reaction as well as the lily- but I detected no incense in this one. I have read others comparing this to a "church" smell, but I don't find it here- that was what I was hoping for. I am awaiting for my Avignon & Messe Nuit samples to arrive for my "church incense experience". Not a memorable fragrance- I wouldn't spend $100 for a bottle! Glad samples are relatively cheap.
I bought a mini of this on Sunday because I wanted to see what all the fuss (good and bad was about). When I first put it on, the smell reminded me of heavily scented dryer sheets and Pantene. It was a heavy scent, but I knew that before trying. Well, the scent dried down into a smell that I can only describe as "dirty locker room". I was sick to my stomach for the rest of the day (literally)- even after repeated washing- the scent seemed stuck in my nose. I have to say this is the worst perfume I have ever had the misfortune of sampling. I was going to return the item- but I couldn't bear the thought of that bottle (not matter how small) being in the car with me. It went out in the trash today. Good riddance to bad rubbish. I need some Tums just writing about Giorgio!