I love this long-lasting cologne. Really, it's suitable for either sex. Every once in a while I get a whiff of myself, and I'm like, wow, that's me that smells so amazing.
I don't mean that I use cologne often (or at all) in my scent collection, I just hadn't previously explored the cologne aisle. I appreciate the visual aid as it related to the idea of XX or XY type scents, and it makes me feel more free to try out things i might not try in a typical store layout. Cologne is a combo of my two favorite scent groups: citrus and musk. The combination works well with my chemistry. It evolves over the day but is always lovely - on me, bright citrus over time yields the stage to musk then lingers in the background content with its performance. This (applied appropriately, of course) is neither too much, nor too little, it is just right. It becomes a scent associated with me, not with the cologne/perfume I am wearing.
Top notes are citrus orange blossom and spice. Underneath: bergamot and musk. Mid-day: This is going to sound strange but “Cologne” is bringing back pleasant childhood memory’s for me. It reminds me of the first scent I ever went crazy over as a child. The notes I perceive in this cologne were applied to a picture in a very fancy scratch and sniff children’s book I was obsessed with. It was a picture of a farm and the scent was a spicy, musky leathery wonderland. I would sneak into the playroom and scratch that picture day after day until the ink was finally rubbed away from the page. I’m extremely pleased that the notes in this scent are back in my life. I am giving this 110% out of 100%. This is the best of the best. I’m not a king but I speculate that Louie the sun king would love this for the complex orange blossom note alone. I just hope that people at Etat Libra d’Orange never figure out I would buy this at any price.
Cologne is a scent that is (happily) long-lasting and great for a man or a woman. It is appropriate for any occasion or situation, including indulging your senses when you're home alone, curled up on the sofa with a drink and a movie. It truly is enchanting, and you can't put your finger on exactly what it is that is drawing your wrist up to breath in the scent all day long.