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Abercrombie and Fitch Fierce Cologne Review by CologneMasters

Abercrombie Fierce Review

Quick Summary (for those that don't want to read the entire post)


After 2,100 reviews, the people give Abercrombie & Fitch's Fierce a good 4.025 out of 5.


We recorded the results for 600 people that wore Fierce and they scored it a 3.628 out of 5. Above average longevity.


Fierce leaves a noticeable scent trail but not over powering. The average consensus give it a 4 out of 5 stars.


While asking 69 people about Fierce, approximately 14.5% of them said it was sexy. This is considered a sexy fragrance.

For our Abercrombie and Fitch review, we argue that Fierce is a wonderful fragrance for young men specifically 18 years old and younger.

It's well liked with a rating of over 4 stars, and people find it sexy. It's light enough where you won't offend anyone and also strong enough where people will notice you wearing it if they enter your bubble. 

It is a great purchase for a gift if your teenager wants to smell good, impress the ladies, and cares about his image.


  • Great for young men
  • Sexy
  • Highly rated
  • thumbs-o-up
    Meets longevity expectations
  • thumbs-o-up
    Great to wear casually or as a signature scent


  • Not for grown men (check out Montblanc Legend instead)
  • Smells like the Abercrombie & Fitch store
  • Not exactly the cheapest
  • thumbs-o-down
    Abercrombie had problems with their image

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Welcome to the greatest Abercrombie and Fitch Fierce cologne review you have ever seen.

We are going to cover everything you may want to know about one of the most fierce fragrances on the market today. (pun intended)

If you've ever walked into an Abercrombie & Fitch store, you most certainly have smelled fierce. The employees like to dump this fragrance all over their bodies, along with the clothes on the shelves, and anything that comes through the door.

Ok a slight exaggeration... But seriously you can't miss it, if you walk into their store.

When and by whom was Fierce made?

Fierce first started hitting the shelves back in 2002 and is still currently in production.

Although it's not confirmed, Fierce fans have sworn at least one reformulation has happened during that time.

The perfumers behind Fierce are Christophe Laudamiel, Bruno Jovanovic, and Carlos Benaïm. 

All 3 of these perfumers have a long list of successful fragrances under their belts.

The Specifications

Cologne Master Awards Received

abercrombie fierce review best young men cologne

Fierce has won an award for being one of the best fragrances for young men.

Not only did it make the list, but it's currently one of the young men fragrances we consistently recommend.

The Fragrance Notes

Top Notes

  • Cardamom
  • Orange
  • Petigrain
  • Fir
  • Resin
  • Lemon

Heart Notes

  • Jasmine
  • Lily-of-the-valley
  • Rose
  • Rosemary

Base Notes

  • Rosewood
  • Oakmoss
  • Musk
  • Vetiver

The most pronounced notes in Fierce are Musk, Fir, and Lemon.

Fierce draws many comparisons to Legend by Montblanc.

Celebrities That Wear Fierce

No confirmed celebrities wear Fierce.

CologneMasters Experience Wearing Fierce

Just like all the fragrances I own, I spend a few weeks wearing the fragrance personally and record my results.

My introduction into Fierce was back in high-school and I was a junior when Fierce was released in 2002.

One of my good friends that was known for being a womanizer invited me over to his house to hang out like we've done a bazillion times before.

In my eyes, he was always on his best, dressing good, smelling good, and presenting himself to being a genuinely attractive guy. 

A year before, he introduced me to Acqua Di Gio and just like every teenager at that time, I completely fell in love with it and so did the girls I hung out with.

My friend moved on from Acqua Di Gio and I saw on his dresser he was now wearing Fierce by Abercrombie & Fitch. When I smelled it, I remembered thinking, "How the hell can this guy pick such good cologne all the time?" Fierce was a winner.

Now that I'm in my 30s, wearing Fierce reminds me of those high-school days and boy do I have some great memories.

Working in a mall, it also makes me feel uneasy because I'm paranoid if people are going to ask me if I just walked out of Abercrombie & Fitch.

My experience wearing Fierce again was pretty mild. No unsolicited compliments and when asking my co-workers and customers how they liked it, there wasn't a lot of enthusiasm like I remembered from high-school.

CologneMasters Thoughts

Abercrombie & Fitch does an amazing job on Fierce. This fact can't be denied by it's current popularity with the youth of the world. 

In 2002 when this fragrance came out, this was a hit. If people weren't wearing Acqua Di Gio, they were spraying themselves with Fierce in-between classes.

The Scent -  When you first take a whiff of Fierce, you get a blast of citrus and spice. You'll also notice some woody smells lingering in the background.

From initial spray to complete dry down, you'll notice it will stay pretty linear. You won't notice the citrus notes that you started with, but for a casual wearer, the scent will stay mostly the same unless you're constantly sniffing yourself.

When people talk about what note they smell the most of, the note they talk about is musk. Now there is no doubt this is correct, but it's not too musky. The same goes with the spicy and citrus notes. You can smell them, but you can't taste them.

It packs a punch with pretty good good strength. If you're a teenage or younger user, you may want to keep it under 3 sprays or you're going to smell like deodorizer people sprinkle over vomit.

It smells good but in large doses it smells like puke. When I spray this fragrance on, I'll do one spray on my chest/neck area when I get out of the shower, and one on my wrist and then proceed to DAB not RUB my wrists together to spread it.

You'll also find that Abercrombie & Fitch is a casual fragrance. Most kids wear it to school everyday to impress their friends and lady friends. Thats perfect.

Don't wear it in an environment where you're dressing to impress. If you're wearing a suit and tie, and not going to a high-school prom, there are going to be better fragrances for that environment.

Fierce is also considered one of the sexiest fragrances around. You will get noticed.

The BottleThis fragrance exhibits sexiness. You can see it with a beefed up shirtless dude on it. It's a sticker so if it intimidates you, go ahead a peel it off.

Company image issues - In case you missed it, Abercrombie has continued to drop in sales since the CEO Mike Jeffries publicly said, "We want to market to cool, good-looking people. We don’t market to anyone other than that."

They have proceeded to get into trouble with hiring discrimination, and have thus been rocked with this video which now has over 8 million views.

Overall - I'm a fan. My bottle sits in my collection and I bust it out when the mood strikes. You could do a lot worse than Abercrombie & Fitch's Fierce.

What do other professional reviewers say about Fierce?

MyMickers -"​​​​This stuff does wonders, man do you get compliments"

Our Response

MyMickers does a great job telling stories and giving a great review of Fierce.

Watching the video from beginning to end, I couldn't disagree with anything he said. I would say, any guy could wear this one but let the younger men have it. 

If you're over 30-40 years old, there are better fragrances out there for you than this.

Reviews from random strangers

From a fascinated female -

"omg this is the sexiest cologne ever!!! my friends and i have this thing for the scent of abercrombie when we are in the mall we just HAVE to walk in there just to get a whiff! and i couldnt help but buy it just to get that whiff whenever i want 😉 FYI fellas- BUY IT ASAP! girls will love it!!!!!!!!!"

A dude that really likes it

"If you don't live near an A&F store, you need to get this! Super versatile and gets me compliments every f***ing time.
It's not a complex smell and it doesn't have many layers, but it's simple and very effective. Everybody around you will love it. Lasts at least 4 hours projecting very well, and 10 more hours close to the skin.
Fierce works so well for me that it has become my signature scent.

Projection: 4/5
Longevity: 5/5
Scent: 5/5
Versatility: 5/5
Compliments: Yes.
Extreme Compliments: Yeah!

Even though Fierce is not very complex and rich-smelling like some niche out there, I can't ask for more than what it does for me, so:

Overall: 5/5! Masterpiece."

Who should buy Fierce?

High-school, Junior high aged Young Men

Age Group: Under 25

Fierce is a fragrance designed and marketed for young men plain and simple. If you're over 25 and still would like to wear it, switch over to Legend by Montblanc.

Season: All-year

What's beautiful about Fierce, is that the citrus scent makes it ok to wear during the spring and summer months, but the spiciness also makes a great fall and winter fragrance.

Time of Day: Day or Night

Feel free to wear Fierce during the day to school, or afterwards on a date or casual activity

Gift?: Yes

A wonderful gift to a young man that is looking for a fragrance to wear. It is so well-liked that it is almost a guaranteed like.

Longevity: Very good

Most people will report up to 8 hours of life from Fierce. That is amazing for an EDC and exceeds expectations.

Harmless? – Yes

Wear this fragrance to your grandma's house without worry she will faint.

Popularity – Very popular

Fierce is currently popular in high-school and somewhat in college.

Price – Not the best

For a bottle of Fierce, expect to pay around $70-100. Find it discounted here.

Sexy – The Sexiest

This is a fragrance you will receive compliments from women about. Super sexy...

Signature Cologne – Yes

Absolutely this is a signature fragrance. It is not in my current repertoire because I'm too old for it, but if you're under 25, this can be the fragrance you rock day and night.

Where should you buy Fierce?

A Polo Red Cologne Review

Polo Red Cologne Review

Quick Snapshot

Wondering what your next fragrance will be? Well, you might just be in luck after reading our Polo Red colonge review... YeeeHaaaa...


With over 1,000 people asked to give a rating of Polo Red, it comes in with a score of 3.607/5 stars.


Polo Red comes in with a weak longevity rating of 2.820 out of 5 starts


Red sits pretty close to the skin is not very overpowering. It receives a 2.5 star rating out of 5.


Of the 79 people that were asked how they like Polo Red, only 6% of them found it attractive or sexy.

Polo Red is a very sweet fragrance, if you were to taste it, you would think you're sucking on a Jolly Rancher (hard candy).

Also, because it lacks longevity and sits close to the skin, Polo Red's ideal use would be date night between teenagers.


  • check
    Above average rated
  • check
    Great for teenagers
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    Won't overpower you


  • Sits close to the skin
  • Doesn't last an entire day
  • Very sweet

Introducing Polo Red by Ralph Lauren!

With the simple names Ralph Lauren has with their fragrances, a self-proclaimed cologne master like myself wants nothing better than to just taste the rainbow.

Well, that doesn't make a lot of sense since the Polo colors are just red, blue, green, and black but nevertheless, they sure are intriguing.

Of all the Ralph Lauren fragrances, Polo Red is one of the most popular behind Polo Black. The sweet smelling fragrance comes in a nice, attractive red bottle.

When and by whom was Polo Red Made?

Polo Red was launched in 2013 and was created by perfumer Oliver Gillotin

He has several other fragrances under his belt including a few by Tom Ford and another Ralph Lauren.

The Specifications

Cologne Master Awards Received

None yet...

The Fragrance Notes

polo red review

Top Notes

  • Cranberry
  • Grapefruit
  • Italian Lemon

Middle Notes

  • Sage
  • Saffron

Base Notes

  • Woodsy
  • Amber
  • Coffee

Just like all fragrances, there are always a few notes that are noticed more than others.

For Polo Red, you'll notice the Cranberry, Amber, and Coffee more than the others.

Celebrities That Wear Polo Red

None yet...

CologneMasters Experience Wearing Polo Red

My first experience with Polo Red was in 2014 and I purchased around 20 samples so I could get my feet wet with fragrances.

Polo Red was one of them.

My big plan at the time was to get women's opinions on fragrances, record the results, and publish them online.

Polo Red was one of the highest rated according to my research so I purchased a bottle to give away on the CologneMasters facebook page.

The bottle ended up being won by my brother's friend so we were both able to wear it for awhile and record our results.

Fast forward four years later, my opinion of Polo Red stays the same. This fragrance smells sweet, candy-like and similar to Guess Seductive but with a little more class.

What did others think of it around me?

Wearing it to work, interacting with my girl-friend, and around strangers, the reaction was all the same...


Either the fragrance has such a poor life, weak sillage, or is just so unimpressionable that Polo Red fails to get a reaction from anyone I interacted with.

My Thoughts On Polo Red

The Smell - 

The smell is just too sweet for my senses. I don't like smelling like I took a bath in ultra sugar kool-aid. 

The sweetness does tone down after about 30-45 minutes though but since the fragrance sits too close to the skin, it's not enough to be considered an above average fragrance.

The notes say cranberry, but I smell candy. The coffee notes are missing and it's all-in-all a fragrance that focuses on a select group of people versus everyone at large.

The Bottle

The bottle looks pretty cool but you won't see it on the coolest bottle post.

The Price - 

Too much in my opinion. If you want to smell like this, go after something like Beckham Signature or Guess Seductive.

Longevity - 

This is one of the worst lasting fragrances I've ever had. This article has taken me 4+ hours to write and Polo Red has come and gone in that time. I had to reapply it actually just to stay in the zone of what it smells like.


Weak and Weak... This doesn't mean it's a bad fragrance if it has poor projection, but if you really enjoy this scent, chances are the people around you won't be able to smell it.


No... If you people can't smell it, how can they compliment it? If you're in an intimate situation with and your significant other is on top of you, that's what this is for.

Final Thoughts -

 Despite the harsh words coming from CologneMasters, this fragrance is 

What do other professional reviewers say?

DracDoc (famous YouTube reviewer)

The Doc says it has similarities to Polo Black and Eros.

"After 30 minutes it turns into a very nice scent." 

"Tonk Bean"


"A great night out fragrance"

"Lasts between 8-10 hours"

Follow-Up From CologneMasters

- Agree

I understand where Doc is coming from when he says it smells like Eros. 

After about 15 minutes, the Tonka bean notes that he speaks of, do come out to play.

- Disagree

This fragrance doesn't last 8-10 hours. I've been sitting at my computer for 4 hours and can no longer smell it.

Polo Red is not over-powering. The reviews from over 1,000 people agree with me. It takes 4-5 sprays just to warm it up

Kevin from NST -

"I recently got the chance to sniff some of the Ralph Lauren home collection candles; they’re more interesting than the Ralph Lauren perfumes; maybe I’ll give a few of them a try and report back to you."

Cologne Master Follow-Up -

Kevin does a great job ripping apart Polo Red. It's worth a read if you like reading trolls.

One thing I didn't hear Kevin or DracDoc say was that it was "very sweet".

This to me is so obvious, it makes me wonder if other people are smelling the same thing I am.

Thoughts from random strangers that wear it

This is from someone we certainly agree with...

"This is nice, safe cologne. If you don't want to be the center of attention but still smell nice this will fill the bill. My only negative would be the longivity which for me after four sprays was only an hour. So I guess it is "shortgivity." The coffee is gard to detect though. Its citrus enough but doesn't have much of a base to give it life."

This is what DracDoc was saying...

"I love this stuff. I blind bought a bottle and do not regret. It has a wonderful drydown that leaves a light coffee bean and vanilla with a Lil woody note. To me its relaxing and energizing at the same time. Ladies seem friendly lately...

It is a bit similar to Eros on drydown but nowhere near as loud. Eros was a scrubber for me. This stuff is just pleasant. I can't get enough!

I will be buying more for sure..

longevity - 8+ hrs
projection - 2 to 4'

Hopefully the price will go down, cause FRANKLY...THIS IS MY NEW SIGNATURE SCENT. LOOOOOOVE IT."

Who should buy Polo Red?

  • Young men dating young women
  • Date nights for youth couples

Age Group: 13 - 21 years old

A fragrance this light and sweet should only appeal to the younger generation. You don't see too many grown adults smelling like a candy store.

Season: Works ok for all seasons

A fragrance that is light and citrusy works well in the warmer months, but the hint of spice in Polo Red makes it ok to wear in the cold too.

Time of Day: Day/Night

No real limitations on whether you can wear it during the day or night.

Gift?: No

You can get Polo Red in many gift sets, but it's not an ideal fragrance to give to somebody.

Longevity: Below Average

Not something that will last a full day, but if you have errands to run, this will get you by for a few hours.

Harmless? – No

You might offend people wearing this if they feel your smell too sweet or spicy.

Popularity – Popular

You won't see people lining up to buy Polo Red like a teenage mob scene, but plenty of people do wear it.

Price – Reasonable

You can get a bottle of Polo Red from $40 - $80 depending on the size of it.

Awards – 0

As of right now, Polo Red is not making any top lists.

Sexy – Not sexy

With a "sexy percentage" of 6%, people are reluctant to call Polo Red sexy.

Signature Cologne – No

You won't be able to wear Polo Red all day which makes this not a very good signature scent.

Where should you buy it?

The Greatest Creed Aventus Review Ever Written – Cologne Masters

Creed Aventus Review - Quick Glance

Creed Aventus is one of the most talked about scents in the fragrance community. If you don't know anything about it, you need to. Lucky for you will after reading our Creed Aventus Review.


Creed Aventus is one of the highest reviewed fragrances of all time with a 4.431/5 rating based on 6,819 reviews.


Aventus longevity score comes in at a very good 3.694/5. This might be a little low for all the people that purchased a fake.


When wearing Aventus, the trail of scent you leave behind is pretty average. 3/5 stars.


When talking to 45 people about Aventus, 10 of them described it as sexy. It's continuously described as the most complimented and sexy fragrance ever. 5/5 stars.

Looking at the ratings, Creed Aventus is inline to be one of the best fragrances of the modern world. It's #2 on the highest rated cologne list and #1 on the pure sexiness list. 

People simply can't say enough good things about Aventus by Creed. If you have a few dollars to spend, we highly suggest giving it a try.

Every hero does have a weakness, so lets take a peek at the pros versus cons.

The Good

  • Frequently referenced at the "The King" of fragrances
  • Gathers the most compliments out of any fragrance by a large margin
  • Some men have claimed it arouses women
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     Calming, relaxing, and gives confidence
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    Versatile enough to wear in any situation


  • Price. It's a lot of money to spend on how you smell.
  • Didn't mesh with my skin chemistry
  • Not worth the hype

Introducing Creed Aventus!!!

To say this is the greatest Creed Aventus review ever made is a tall order and Cologne Masters will fill it. My name is Jason and I can't wait to tell you all about Aventus by Creed.

Men want to know which fragrance receives the most female compliments and why the heck not?

One of the main purposes a dude wears fragrance is to impress the ladies and the best way to figure out which cologne does the trick is to ask other MEN!

Ok Jason, where are you going with this...?

You guessed it, according to Basenotes and a few other sites, when men start giving other men advice on which fragrance to wear to receive compliments from the ladies, Aventus is #1 buy an ENORMOUS margin! (See our full list here)

So you can understand why CologneMasters is so jacked out of their minds to write this review. Will our Creed Aventus review live up to the hype it receives? Let's find out...

When and by whom was Aventus made?

Aventus by Creed was born in September 2010 and was created by Oliver Creed and Erwin Creed.

Aventus is Creeds most successful fragrance in their 250 year history. Their success allowed Creed to open a boutique on Madison Avenue in New York City.

Oliver Creed claims the fragrance was inspired by the french military and political leader Napoleon Bonaparte.

Napoleon was responsible for conquering most of Europe in the early 19th century.

The ingredients Oliver use to create Aventus are birch from Louisiana, which is a state Napoleon once ruled.

Blackcurrant is from the Mediterranean Island of Corsica. This is where Napoleon was born.

Aventus by Creed inspired by Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoleon Bonaparte

The Specifications

  • Available in 1 oz, 1.7 oz, 2.5 oz, 3.3 oz, 4 oz, 8.4 oz, 17 oz, or 34 oz
  • Eau de Parfum
  • Prices on Creed Boutique range from $230 to $1,300 for the 34 oz

Cologne Master Awards Received

creed aventus 4th most popular cologne

Currently ranked as the #4 most popular fragrance for men.

creed aventus best smelling cologne

Ranked as #1 for the best smelling, and biggest compliment getter fragrance.

creed aventus most sexy cologne

Currently rated as one of the most sexy fragrance on the market.

creed aventus best mens cologne

Aventus also makes the list for the highest rated fragrance on over 100,000 reviews.

It shouldn't be a surprise that Aventus by Creed notched a few Cologne Master awards. With people calling this "The King", it is bound to show up on most of our top lists.

The Fragrance Notes

Top Notes

  • Bergamot
  • Blackcurrant leaves
  • Apple
  • Pineapple

Top Notes

  • Pinkberries
  • Birch
  • Patchouli
  • Jasmine

Top Notes

  • Musk
  • Oakmoss
  • Ambergris
  • Vanilla 

Celebrities That Wear Aventus

Eric Stonestreet is the last celebrity that admitted to wearing Creed Aventus. We don't blame him.

Eric is famous for playing Cameron Tucker in Modern Family.

Eric Stonestreet creed aventus review

My Experience Wearing Aventus

With all the hype behind Aventus by Creed and how it is the closest fragrance to almost guarantee you a compliment, I was eager to see and smell the magical love potion when it arrived on my doorstop, straight from France.

Just like I've already mentioned, Aventus has an insane amount of hype to it because people have been saying they can't stop receiving compliments from it, and in some instances have gotten lucky from wearing it.

When people straight up say they've gotten laid because of it, it doesn't matter who you are, it grabs your attention.

My Compliments -  Most fragrances I wear a few days before I write a review on it. Creed Aventus I wore for 3 weeks so I could see if people really liked it.  Who knows, maybe some hotties would throw themselves at me to make my girlfriend jealous.

There is a fairly attractive woman at work that knows I have a stupid amount of fragrances I wear so she always asks me what I was wearing. I wore Creed Aventus LITERALLY everyday for 3 weeks straight but everyday she would give me different answers on how I smelled.

One day she would say she loved the smell, but on others she would say she liked what I was wearing the previous day which was EXACTLY the same thing. Maybe she was just being nice, or maybe her mood dictated whether she liked the fragrance or not.

We also have the workplace "bitch" at our store. I'm sorry but I couldn't think of a better word to describe her. She happens to be attractive as well, but loves making people's lives miserable and after you get done talking to her you have suicidal thoughts about jumping off the parking ramp. (happens frequently) 

On one particular day, our water in our building was turned off at my apartment without me knowing so I couldn't take a shower before work... Ohh Great...

I absolutely hate cold showers, so I sprayed an extra two sprays before I left and skipped the shower. 

Well as fate would have it, a situation arose where I was required to speak to the workplace grump in close quarters. When I left her bubble, she said... "You smell nice!"

I almost passed out. For her to give a compliment to anyone was unheard of, but to tell me I smell nice meant that I actually smelled like a 100 solid gold bars.

Other women that I asked how they liked the scent replied with they "liked it". Never really the axe body spray commercial responses I was expecting.

Cologne Master Thoughts

The Smell - I do like Aventus. Mentally the confidence a guy has wearing a $400 bottle of fragrance is worth it. You feel like the coolest dude in the room.

I also like the light, pineapple, fruity smell it has. Aventus makes you smell manly, sophisticated and confident. The smell without knowing it's Creed is good, but perhaps the reason men receive so many compliments from it could possibly that they feel more confident while they wear it? Who knows...

personal picture creed aventus review

The fragrance starts off with a light, fresh, fruity smell that most people translate into pineapple. Although the initial smell is described as fruity, I love that it doesn't have a "sweet" vibe to it that many teenagers would say they prefer.

As the fragrance continues, the words "smokey pineapple" has been thrown around and I have to say I agree. It smells like a manly pineapple.

The longevity of Aventus is pretty accurate. It's not the longest lasting fragrance ever created, but it will certainly get you though a work day.

If you're looking for a fragrance for a date, night out, work, heading over to grandma's house, Aventus will do the trick. It's so versatile that I find myself picking up the bottle to wear in almost any situation.

Because it doesn't have the "sweet" smell that many young men and their partners seem to enjoy, I'm going to have to say this fragrance should be worn by guys 25+.

The Bottle - The box, packaging, spryer, all is at a premium. It just looks cool and like it should be worn by guys of a higher class.

Price - Depending on where you buy it, you may end up sending over $400 bucks for a bottle.

Longevity - 12 hours is almost a guarantee if you're going to be indoors.

Projection - A pretty moderate projection. You don't need to worry about attracting flies or filling up a room with this fragrance.

Manly - I get a manly fruity vibe from Aventus

Compliment Getter - I don't typically receive compliments from my fragrances, but with this one I received several and from people I wouldn't expect.

My final thoughts -

The question I keep asking myself is, does Aventus live up to the hype? Do people really get more compliments than normal wearing this fragrance? Based on my personal experience, I have to say yes. Of all the fragrances I've worn, Aventus has received the highest number of compliments.

With this in mind, Aventus is now added to my list of fragrances that I keep on speed dial when the situation presents where I need an extra boost of confidence.

However, Aventus isn't something that I particularly "love" myself. It is pleasant, versatile, and nice but it lacks a punch that really blows my mind when it comes to picking out a smell that is the greatest of all time if that makes sense.

What Do Other Top Reviewers Say About Aventus?

Here are what some of the other top fragrance reviewers have said about Aventus by Creed

Jeremy Fragrance - ​​​​"I received some compliments from it but not through the roof like other reviewers have said"

ScentLion"I really love this scent from top to bottom it reminds me of elegance and class mixed with casual freshness"

Sterling from ChainsToGains - "I must say that the Creed Aventus is one of my top favorites."

Creed Aventus Reviews From Regular Dudes

Here is what other people have said about Aventus by Creed

"This is the scent that started it all for me. I was pre-gaming with friends for a night out and a fellow BN'er and perfume connoisseur pulls out a decant of Aventus.

When I first smelled it in the bottle, I didn't recognize it as anything special, but then as I watched the girls we were with react to it, I felt compelled to give it a more thorough assessment. The looks on their faces said, "Whoa!", "Wow!", "OMG!" ect. One even said, "dont spray any more of that, you're making me all hot and bothered over here" (or something to that effect). 

So naturally, I sprayed some on my arm just to see what all the commotion was about, and soon I was saying Wow myself. Kept sniffing it all night and into the next morning, and decided that day that I had to have some of this. I have a decant, and will be getting a bottle at some point."

Here is a pretty good description of it...

"Aventus is definitely a very unique scent. It opens with both pineapple and a very strong pine note, which tones down quickly as a very sweet leather emerges. The pineapple and black currant soon dominate to create a very candy-like scent, very sweet and natural smelling. 

Soon smoky notes come out, not camp-fire-like as in Lubin Itasca but very subtle, as well as an excellent birch note, which smells just like going up to a tree and taking a whiff of freshly torn, paper-thin bark. 

Sweet smoke and wood dominate as it fades, I get zero vanilla. 

Aventus was a joy to sample."

Another guy that describes it well...

"Fruity, smoky masterpiece
One of the most hyped (and anti-hyped) fragrances around these parts, I find myself pretty squarely in the lovers category of this scent. As far as the notes go, the two notes that everyone immediately gravitates towards - the pineapple and the smoke - are the attention grabbers, and I find them to be very appealing and well put together. Unlike many of the popular Creeds (and despite the fruity top), this is not a unisex scent - I get a faint leather underneath the smoke and fruit which adds to the overwhelming masculinity of this scent.

Where Aventus really shines is performance. Simply put, this is a projection monster; I have received comments along the lines of "running into a brick wall" and "I could tell you were in the room from the moment I opened the door" from multiple coworkers with just 3-4 sprays applied 30 minutes earlier. There is definitely a fine line between just the right amount and a "brick wall", so to speak.

My experience has been to err on the conservative side for this one, which is unusual for Creeds, but definitely welcome given the price! Longevity has been excellent for me as well; easily lasts 6-8 hours on my skin and sometimes into the next day. Versatility is unmatched - cold weather, hot weather, work, gym, out with friends, Aventus works in pretty much any situation.

The stories of this fragrance's compliment garnering powering have reached somewhat mythical status, but it's hard for me to say anything contradictory when I receive more unsolicited, "strangers stopping in their tracks to ask me what I'm wearing" compliments with this one than the rest of my collection combined.

I initially purchased this because my closest female friend called it "the most heavenly thing she had ever smelled", and have even had a "brick wall" comment immediately followed up with "this is the best smelling brick wall ever". If you are looking for a Creed that gets compliments, look no further.

Overall, I find the scent to be great but slightly below the best Creeds; however, in terms of performance and compliments Aventus is such a powerhouse that I find myself reaching for it more than anything else in my collection at the moment.

Who Should Buy Aventus By Creed?

  • Mid 20s guys that like to hang out in groups
  • Guys that care of about fashion and take of themselves
  • Are you trying to impress the ladies or want to get noticed? Aventus is for you.
  • Bored at work and want to go on an adventure? Aventus will get you new experiences and conversations.

Age Group: 25+

Not only is too expensive for most young bucks to afford, but it's not a sweet smelling fragrance that most young ladies prefer.

Season: Spring/Summer

With a strong pineapple note, Aventus smells a lot like warmer weather

Time of Day: Day/Night

Feel free to wear it to work, or play without any restrictions

Gift?: Yes

Almost a guaranteed like but most importantly the people that surround the guy you give this to will thank you more.

Longevity: Really good

Currently listed in the top 10 longest lasting fragrances

Harmless? – Yes

Aventus is extremely versatile to wear to work, school, or on a date

Popularity – Very popular

Right now people are searching for Aventus more than ever. In the top 22 most popular fragrances list too.

Price – Expensive

One of the most expensive popular fragrances

Awards – 4

Most popular cologne, Biggest compliment getter, Overall best rated, Sexiest fragrance around

Sexy – The Sexiest

Since there is no fragrance that gets more compliments from whom than Aventus, you can't get much sexier than that.

Signature Cologne – Yes

Feel free to wear this all-day everyday if you would like.

Where To Buy Aventus?

If you want to get the same bottle I have, here you go...

Versace Eros Review by CologneMasters

Quick Glance at Eros by Versace Review

Are you interested in giving Eros by Versace a try but not sure if it's worth it? Let us help! We have all the facts on one of Versace's biggest and baddest fragrances.


The average rating out of 3,327 people comes to 3.758 for Versace Eros.


1,228 people have declared Eros as a long lasting fragrance giving it a score of 3.962/5.


When you walk by someone, they will notice the sillage or "scent trail". A rating of 4/5 makes perfect sense.


Eros is in the top 50 most complimented fragrances and 11/39 people have said to find it sexy. 4.5/5 stars for such a high sexiness rating.

If you're someone that wears fragrances for sex appeal, Eros might be the perfect fragrance for you. 

When it comes to the scent all by itself, a MODERATE rating of 3.758 doesn't stand up with top rated fragrances.

When asking men and women if they liked Eros, over 25% not only said yes, but they made it a point to call it sexy.

This is why if you're looking for a "sexy time" fragrance or something a little more intimate, Eros might be the one for you.

Here is what people have been saying about Eros;

The good and the bad.

The Good

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    Nuclear sillage and projection monster
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    Women love it
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    Cool looking bottle

The Bad

  • Overpowering
  • Too harsh, sensitive smellers won't like it
  • Too synthetic, smells like chemicals

Video Review

Rather watch a video? Check out what Jeremy Fragrance has to say about it. We don't always agree with him, but he's saying the same thing we are.

Introducing Eros by Versace

As with many of our posts, lets start off with a spot for quick navigation because our posts tend to get pretty long if you're not watching out.

Browsing around the net, you will undoubtedly find a  Versace Eros review. Many reviewers claim this is one of the best fragrances in the world, but does it measure up to the CologneMasters test?

I first was introduced to this fragrance by finding it on a few top 10 lists for best mens fragrances. When I see a fragrance being recommended by multiple sources, I figure it has to be good and it's worth looking into.

When I first purchased this bottle off Amazon, I opened it out of the box and smelled it just out of the sprayer. My initial reaction was that this was going to be another perfect 10 fragrance.

But after wearing it for a full day...

When and by who was it made?

Eros was created in 2013 by Aurelien Guichard inspired by Greek mythology.

Versace describes it as;

"Eros is the fragrance that interprets the sublime masculinity through a luminous aura with an intense, vibrant and glowing freshness obtained from the combination of mint leaves, Italian lemon zest and green apple. An addictive sensuality delivered by Oriental, intriguing and enveloping notes like Tonka Beans, Amber, Geranium Flower and Vanilla. A racy virility symbolized by woods such as Cedarwood from Atlas and Virginia, Vetyver and Oak Moss, providing intensity and power."

The Specs

  • Available in 100 or 200 ml
  • Considered an eau de toilette 
  • Priced on Versace's website for $82 or 115 depending on bottle size

CologneMaster Awards Won

eros most popular fragrance trophy
Eros longest lasting fragrance trophy

With no surprise, Eros by Versace qualifies for two awards. Currently you can find Eros in the top 10 in the Longest Lasting Fragrance category and also it's currently one of the most popular.

Fragrance Notes

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Top Notes

  • Lemon
  • Green apple
  • Mint
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Middle notes

  • Ambroxan
  • Geranium
  • Tonka Bean

Base notes

  • Cedar
  • Oakmoss
  • Vetiver
  • Madagascar Vanilla

When taking a whiff Eros, the notes you'll notice the most are Vanilla, Mint, and Tonka Bean.

If you're still trying to figure out what notes are, check out this post.

Celebrities That Wear Eros

None so far...

CologneMaster Thoughts

Eros by Versace is highly controversial. You have have critics and reviewers saying that this fragrance is shouldn't be allowed to be worn because of it's stench, but other people will say they can't get their wives and girl-friends off them. 

I even read one instance where a woman tried to lick the fragrance off her man's neck.

The bottom line is this... When we do a fragrance review, I use my personal opinions mixed with what the mass population of the world says.

Even though I may say something good or bad, that doesn't mean Eros won't work or will for you.

Vanilla and Tonka Bean rule this fragrance. If these notes are up your alley, then maybe it's something to give a try.

Longevity - The longevity is pretty amazing. It's on the list for one of longest lasting fragrances around.

Projection  - Good projection. When I wear this fragrance, I'll notice throughout the day.

Sillage - There is definitely a "scent trail" when wearing Eros. As I'm walking by people, they smell it.

Cool Bottle - The texture, bottle top, all look pretty cool and sophisticated. If someone came into your room and saw this laying around, it would look pretty awesome.

Masculine - Men that wear this, smell like one.

Offensive - You wouldn't want to wear this when visiting grandpa and grandma or anyone that may have a sensitive nose. Especially a hospital.

When I first took a whiff of Eros, I thought it was going to be a game changer.

I was wrong...

I agree with the ratings. This is an average scent and it's a little too beastly to be wearing day to day for casual use.

However, there is no doubt that women LOVE this smell. If you wear cologne to gain a little sex appeal, Eros might be your winning lottery ticket.

The people that need to buy this one are the singles that are looking for romance. If your wife or girl-friend likes it, then save this one for special occasions.

My Experience Wearing Eros

After purchasing a bottle of fragrance (You can get the same bottle I bought by clicking on the button below), I always take it around town, work, home, or whatever I'm doing to get reactions.

My results were right on point..

Noticeable - If I walked by someone I knew, they noticed it. The fragrance left a trail which is what fellow reviewers have been saying this entire time and I agree 100%.

Women like it - My female co-workers, friends, and girl-friend all enjoyed the way this one smelled. Men on the other were either in-different, or preferred something else.

This reaction was exactly what everyone was saying..

The scent is ok... Women love it...

What do other top reviewers say about Eros?

Jeremy Fragrance - "I don't like it"

The Candy Perfume Boy - "Eros is a tricky beast, it feels as tacky as you would expect a Versace fragrance to feel but it doesn’t achieve godly gaudiness"

Jimmy Q (YouTube) - "Quite nicely done" "Nicely blended" "Not groundbreaking"

Eros Reviews by People Other Than Me

This is my favorite part because it gives some perspective on what other random people have said about it...

Here is someone that seems pretty impressed with it

"This one lasts and lasts and lasts on me, and the compliments roll in. It is very sweet for sure. Vanilla, tonka, Apple, mint and lemon is what I get from this. It has been awhile since I wore it, but when I do I enjoy it and so does everyone else around me.

I've worn this in warm weather but I think this is best suited for cooler weather, winter in fact. It is in the vein of the one million crowd, the sweet stuff but I don't mind sweet at all. I for one love and have purchased jpg ultra male and I am in my 40s (I mention that merely because scents like Eros and ultra male are quickly labeled as club scent for young obnoxious guys)

Versace gets a lot of hate but I will tell you, the dreamer, vintage Versace man are incredible scents. Eros is not incredible but it is quite good. Warm, sweet, comforting and long-lasting. Not my signature scent but I enjoy it a great deal. At some point the older fragrance crowd will have to accept the fact that fresh and sweet is what is ruling the day (in the designer game at least) and they can continue to moan and whine or they can try to have an open mind and try to find the good in what is being released. Don't get me wrong the classics will always be the classics and I am a fan of Kouros, Antaeus, polo green, etc but there is plenty of room in my wardrobe for both. Try some on with an open mind and see what you think."

Here is a lady on the Twittersphere...

And here is a guy that thinks the same way I do...

This can be used a clubbing scent in the same spirit as 1 Million, Le Male.
I cannot imagine a mature male using this in an office environment or at church as it would be too cloying.

It's not a BAD smell; it's just overwhelming and ever-present (like Axe).
Maybe it will burn itself out in a year.

I can imagine those under 26 or over 65 wearing this to "make the scene" in a club as they unnecessarily yell into your ear "CAN YOU SMELL MY COLOGNE?"

Who should buy Eros?

  • Mid 20's
  • Outdoorsy
  • Night out
  • Wants to be noticed
  • Hot date 
  • Impressing the ladies
  • Wants to feel sexy

Age Group: 25-30

This fragrance jumps in people's faces and says, "Hey! Look At Me?"

Season: Spring, Fall, Winter

Feel free to wear Eros in the months that are a little bit cooler. Not really a summer fragrance.

Time of Day: Night

Although you can wear Eros during the day, it is primarily an evening fragrance.

Gift?: No

It's not universally liked enough to be given as a gift

Longevity: Very good

Most people will report up to 8 hours of life. That is amazing for an EDT and exceeds expectations.

Harmless? – No

If you wear this around your grandma, most likely she'll spray you off with the garden hose.

Popularity – Very popular

Eros by Versace is still one of the most popular fragrances today.

Price – Good

Any fragrance you can find for under $50 a bottle is pretty good. I bought mine here.

Awards – 2

Most popular fragrance & Longest Lasting fragrances

Sexy – Very Sexy

Although it's pretty controversial, women seem to adore this scent but it's the men usually that don't like it.

Signature Cologne – No

It's not a fragrance you want people to remember you by. Instead, use this as a situational fragrance.

Where to buy Eros?

Get it where I did... Amazon

Fahrenheit by Christian Dior Review by CologneMasters

Quick Summary! Fahrenheit by Dior!!!

Thinking about buying Fahrenheit by Christian Dior? Well it's a good thing that you stopped in to see us first. We have everything you need to know about Dior's infamous scent Fahrenheit.


Out of 7,780 reviews, Fahrenheit managed to receive a rating of 3.880 out of 5.


After receiving feedback from 1,423 people, Fahrenheit measures up to a rating of 3.799.


Fahrenheit as average sillage. People need to get somewhat close to you to notice it.


Fahrenheit is in the top 20 fragrances for compliments. However, since it's such a love it or hate it fragrance, it's tough to give it more than an average rating.

Quick Summary - Fahrenheit is an extremely masculine fragrance that has an opening some people say smells like gasoline. It's tough to beat that.

However, because it has weaker sillage, a slightly above average rating, and a non-spectatucaly longevity, Fahrenheit is reserved for a select group of people. 

If you pride yourself on your manliness like driving motorcycles, hunting with your bare hands, drinking straight whisky, this fragrance could work for you if you're looking for something that will grant you a few compliments along the way.

Best Video Review We've Found

Here are some dudes that put together some really good videos. For the most part, we agree with everything they are saying.

Introducing... Fahrenheit by Dior!!!

Anytime CologneMasters receives a chance to talk about a classic fragrance that still receives compliments,  our pants get a little tight.

Before picking up and tasting it for the first time, I always like to check out a few reviews to get a good temperature gauge. When I started reading about Fahrenheit and fume-heads calling it "gasoline" my ears perked up and I wanted a taste.

Also knowing the type of fragrances Dior puts out, they all have a similar feeling to them. I'm having difficulty putting it into words. To help understand this point, my lady friend that doesn't particular obsess over fragrances like I do took a whiff of Fahrenheit when I first received it in the mail.

Without missing a beat she was able to detect that it was a Dior fragrance. Good for her and immediately understood what she meant. Dior has a special thing about their fragrances.

When and by who was it made?

Christian Dior was created in 1988 by perfumers Jean-Louis Sieuzac and Michel Almairac.

The Specs

  • Considered an eau de toilette
  • Available in 1.7, 3.4, and 6.8 ounces

Because our  reviews have a tendency to run a little long, here is a table of contents...

Awards for Dior Fahrenheit

With a name like Christian Dior behind it, Fahrenheit still only manages to earn one award and it happens to be the compliment getter award.

There is still a crowd of people that do enjoy the scent of Fahrenheit enough to give out compliments to people wearing this one.

Fragrance Notes for Fahrenheit

Top Notes

  • Hawthorn
  • Honeysuckle

Heart Notes

  • Sandalwood
  • Violet Leaf

Base Notes

  • Lenstiscus
  • Styrax
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I can't remember hearing anyone say a fragrance smells like gasoline,  but after about 30 seconds of applying this to my skin, I agree. Kind of cool actually.

If you start talking to a fume-head about what notes are the most noticeable, leather seems to be the "official smell" for what we recognize as fuel.

Violet leaf is the second note most people report smelling. Since the leather notes are distracting, its a little more difficult to notice it but it's there.

Celebrities That Wear Fahrenheit

Alexander Skarsgard

David Warner

Alexander Skarsgard busted on to the Hollywood scene with the dominating role as Eric from True Blood. He also was in one of the better movies of 2016 as the main character in Legend of Tarzan.

David Warner is an English actor that has played in some pretty big movies. For example he was the bodyguard in the movie Titanic. He's the photographer in the original, "The Omen". He is also in the 1982 Tron movie.

CologneMaster's Thoughts & Review

When it comes to Dior fragrances in general, the unique smell these guys come up with don't mesh with what I find attractive when choosing a fragrance.

However in 1988, Christian Dior gave people looking for an alternative to the Cool Water's of the world that has a little more depth and darkness to it instead of the classic clean, fresh smelling fragrances.

 I don't know if these guys planned this, but Dior now represents what a masculinity should smell like. To echo what I said previously about this one, this ideally should be worn by construction workers, mechanics, bikers, truck drivers, or anyone that gets off on being a manly man.

Since this one is a little older, Fahrenheit should be reserved for older dudes. If you graduated high-school in the late 80s or early 90s, this one might be for you.

My  Experience Wearing it

I started off purchasing this on from my favorite online retailer... Amazon. If you're wondering which one I bought specifically, click on the button below.

As usual, I started off with my own interpretation of how it smelled.

The notes that I smell when sniffing this one is about 80% leather, 10% violet leaf (floral), and about 10% musk.

The musky smell is something that I credit Dior for having a little bit with all of their fragrances. It helps you recognize a Dior scent when you smell one.

The next step in my process is to take it to work/play and see if anyone notices it and what their reactions are to it without saying anything.

Turns out that my results were pretty boring. No one said anything, even when I toughened up and wore a little extra one day...

Still nothing.

Next it was time to start asking my co-workers, friends, and family what they thought about it. 

This was even more boring. Since the fragrance had such average projection, they had trouble even smelling it on my wrists. When they did, the reaction was mostly average.

When someone tells me something like, "Ohh that smells nice," I really consider it a neutral comment because they are just saying it just to be nice. (Minnesota nice)

My last test is my girl friend. Lucky for me she feels comfortable giving me her no BS thoughts on what she thinks.

Fahrenheit was the first fragrance I didn't openly have to ask what she thought of it.

I was getting ready for work one morning and was in a hurry. I keep the bottle of fragrance I'm wearing in my drawer in the bathroom vanity.

On this particular day she went to retrieve it for me so I could wear it.

She took 1 whiff and said...

"You're never wearing this cologne again" in her disgusted tone.

I guess that settles that.

What do the top fragrance dawgs say about it?

DracDoc - "I'm not a fan of this scent"

NowSmellThis - "It smells fresher and better than most men's scents today"

ScentLion - 4/5 stars

FragranceBro's - "Really masculine, but anyone could pull it off"

Alway good to hear what other fragrance reviewers are saying about it.

Reviews From Cologne Master Fans

"I used work at a fuel depot on the San Francisco Bay, filling up commercial boats, and this smell of violet and gasoline and leather takes me back there in my youth. 

I love this scent.

As soon as I smelled it. I knew immediately it would be in my collection as long as I'm walking this earth. It's the only scent I have that feels salty and masculine, with gasoline, and oil, baked into leather. There's nothing like it.Whatever was happening in designer fragrances in 1988--idk I was 15, i thought my deodorant smelled ok and was fine with that--i'm thankful. And, this one, has made a dior fan out of me. 

If a mass marketing design house can be this bold and creative, then there's hope for corporations in general. There's hope that not all has sunk into genderless, sweet, metrosexuality. Where touting gender bending fluidity is some kind hallmark of artistry and proper aesthetic. Fahrenheit is an old fashioned 'fuck you' to all of this recent cultural development. It harkens to when we were comfortable being men. And to when women weren't interested in men who weren't. 

This will be in my Fall/winter work, going out, everything line up. Because, I just fuckin love it. And the way it makes me feel. This is one that I truly don't care if other's like or not. I actually love that it can separate people who are probably wasting my time if they don't like it. It's a masterpiece. It performs really well. I love fragrances, but don't trip on formulation issues. I'm not scouring the internet for an old formulation. This one, even if it's a semblance of the original. Is perfect enough for me."

Who should buy Fahrenheit by Dior?


Trying to impress bad ass chicks

Tough guys

Since Fahrenheit by Christian Dior is arguable one of the most masculine fragrances around, it should be no surprise that bad ass dudes should be the ones wearing it.

If you graduated high-school in the early 90s or late 80s, Fahrenheit might just be your scent of choice too because of all the nostalgia that is attached to it.

Age Group40+

Fahrenheit is 30 years old. Reading a lot of reviews and hearing guys talk about noticing a guy in an elevator wearing it means the smell is associated now with the mature crowd.

Season: Fall/Winter

Fahrenheit works better in the colder months due to it's unique smell. You can however pull it off in the summer.

Time of Day: Day/Night

This one fits both criteria. Feel free to wear it no matter the time of day

Occasion: Manual Labor/Bike Ride (motorized)

If you're out cutting wood or riding a Harley with a sweet beard, this might be a good occasion to wear such a scent. Remember it's super masculine. 

Gift?: Perhaps

If it's for a guy that is over 40, repp'n tattoos, and has a kick ass beard this one will work. However, if he's sensitive in any way, try something else.

Longevity: Average

With a rating of 3.799/5 stars, this fragrance has an average longevity. It will last 4-6 hours. People complain that the reformulation doesn't last as long as the original so don't get discouraged if you hear people that say it sucks.

Harmless?: No

Sensitive noses won't put up with this long if they detect it on you. However, because it has a weaker projection, this might never happen unless you take a bath in it.

PopularityNot Popular

Fahrenheit's popularity has died down since it's launch and is not even in the top 20. This could be a good thing since you are less likely to not smell like someone else.

Price: Ok

Expect to pay around $50-125 a bottle for this.

Awards: 1

Currently rated one of the best fragrances to earn you a compliment.

Sexy: A little

 Usually the person wearing Fahrenheit is the one that feels sexy. 

Signature Cologne: Yes

This fragrance could be the one and only for you if you're a tough guy and just want 1 fragrance.

Where to buy Fahrenheit by Dior?

I purchase all of my fragrances on Amazon generally.

You can find the exact one I purchased by clicking on the button below...

Nautica Voyage Review by Over 2,500 People That Wear It!

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Introducing, Nautica Voyage!

Are you wondering if Nautica Voyage is the fragrance for you? Well, we have your answers right here with another review brought to you by


After ratings of over 2,500 people, Nautica Voyage comes in with a 3.91 rating from people that have tried it.


After 800 people reported how long it Nautica Voyage lasts, it receives a rating of 3.43.


When it comes to leaving a trail or having a cloud of fragrance around you, Nautica Voyage is pretty average.


When it comes to finding a fragrance that emits sexiness, Nautica Voyage is not it. It's too clean to be known as a sex machine.

Quick Summary: Nautica Voyage is one of the highest rated fragrances for the price of admission which is why it is so gosh dang popular.

Seriously, very few fragrances have as many reviews as Nautica Voyage does and it was made in 2006.

People that wear it talk about how perfect it is for the gym, office, school, or just anything laid-back.

If light, clean, cheap is your game, you just found the fragrance you've been looking for.

Welcome back to another fragrance review done by your favorite self-proclaimed cologne master. 

Today we are taking a closer look at Nautica Voyage. This fragrance has people jacked out of their minds because you can find it at prices that are some of the cheapest online.

Because of this, Nautica Voyage is one of the top selling fragrances on Amazon. People seem to flock to fragrances that are less expensive and you'll see that in our cheap fragrances guide.

Not only is it a top seller, but it's also one of the most popular! Currently around 9,400 people head to Google each month just to search for this fragrance to find reviews or purchase it.

So with over 282,000 people world wide looking for it each month and over 2,500 reviews, there's something special about Nautica Voyage and our review is going to tell you...

Lets Start With Awards...

As a fragrance that is inexpensive and great for wearing to class, Nautica Voyage works great for young men.

People are looking for Nautica Voyage all over the internet in rapid numbers. There are 9,400 searches on Google each month for this fragrance.

As of right now, Nautica Voyage is one of the top selling fragrances in the United States. A mix between a neutral smell and inexpensive price makes it popular.

***Spoiler Alert***

Nautica Voyage also is on the list for cheap fragrances that smell amazing. 

There are many fragrances around that are more prestigious than Nautica Voyage with ZERO trophies in their cabinet. So the simple fact you see of these bad boys is insane!

Hopefully this prepares you a little more for what is to come when we start talking about the reviews it receives.

Nautica Voyage Notes

Top Notes

  • Green leaves
  • Apple

Heart Notes

  • Mimosa
  • Lotus
  • Marine


  • Cedarwood
  • Oakmoss
  • Musk
  • download

Apple, green leaves, and lotus (a flower) are the dominant notes you'll be able to distinguish when you take a whiff of the Nautica Voyage notes.

Celebrities That Wear It


Not really a surprise here. I can't imagine too many celebs rolling into Wal-Mart or Target and looking for the cheapest smelling fragrance that smells halfway decent.

If you're looking for a great site to see what celebrities wear, don't be afraid to check out The Celebrity Fragrance Guide

Cologne Masters Thoughts

Of all the Nautica fragrances, this is by far my favorite. If you've read any of my other Nautica reviews for fragrances such as Nautica Classic and Nautica Blue, you know that I don't particularly like them. In a matter of fact, one of them I absolutely can't stand and I'm trying to figure out what to do with the bottle.

Nautica Classic is currently the lowest overall rating I have ever given a fragrance and Nautica Blue isn't too far behind. This Nautica Voyage cologne review is the only one worth reading if you're looking for something halfway decent.

Enough about the other Nautica fragrances and on to Voyage.

To me, when you first spray this fragrance, you notice a sea breeze slapping you in the face along with the unmistakable notes of apple, and green leaves.

Nautica Voyage is light enough to wear to the gym, but has enough of a flavor where it stands out enough from a criminal lineup so you could differentiate it from a crowd. All in all, you can't beat the price for this fragrance.

My Experience Wearing It

I've mentioned before in some of my other reviews that I take every fragrance out for a test drive for a period of 1-2 weeks and for my Nautica Voyage review, I did the same thing.

I started off by making my purchase on Amazon where I buy all my fragrances. If you're wondering exactly which one I purchased... 

I then continued my journey to the world to test. For the first week or so of wearing it, I don't say ANYTHING!

I always look to see if people notice it on their own and if they do I'm always curious of what they say. 

Surprisingly, people did notice me wearing this fragrance! 

I would get comments like, "You smell nice" or "What's that you're wearing today?".

The reactions weren't large in number, but it was enough to know that people could smell it when they were in close proximity. This means it had average sillage.

Also, when I get home from work, I secretly test my girlfriend to see if she notices me wearing it after a full day of work.

She did notice it!

So I knew the longevity was good, however she said it was faint, but you could still notice it if you were to get in close.

Not only do I find this fragrance good for a cheapie, but so do other big name reviewers!

After going for unsolicited comments and compliments, I actually seek out the opinionated dudes and gals from work to see what they think.

One of my co-workers who never wears cologne straight up bought it. The situation was that he wanted to start wearing a fragrance but didn't want to spend too much. Turned out he liked it along with his fiancé.

The general consensus for all parties was that they found the scent pleasant. They didn't say it was the greatest thing they ever smelled, but they did find it appealing to wear.

What do the Critics Say?

Fragrance Bros -  "High Quality Cheapie!"

Fragrantica - 4.07/5 stars

dracdoc - "A perfect 10"

These are some of the most liked and appreciated websites regarding fragrance reviews. 

Fragrance Bros Video Review

Ok so this review is not CologneMaster's video at all. When I started looking at reviews around the YouTube world, this is one that I came across that I felt nailed what I was thinking.

These guys do a great job and I reference their opinions and thoughts often. Make sure you give them a subscribe if you like watching videos instead.

Reviews From Cologne Master Fans

Here is a guy that should be writing fragrance reviews full-time. In a matter of face, I asked him he wanted to. He knocks this out of the park.

"Green and aquatic notes when blended can be so light, cool, and refreshing.

That's what Nautica achieves with this blend.

Nautica Voyage transports you to an open nature shower of greens, and breeze.

The rumors are true. Nautica Voyage is a scent for the gym. It's inoffensive. It's like sipping an ice-cold cucumber juice after a strenuous back or chest day.

It stays with you while working out for an hour until you shower. If my workout routines were longer, Nautica Voyage would have still prevailed.

On non-gym days, longevity is around seven hours on clothes before it becomes too close to the fabric to notice.

Five hours on the skin and you can kiss it goodbye.

The person who wears this ideally doesn't care about fashion. He wears what he likes and is comfortable in his own skin. You would find the person wearing this fragrance in an Aeropostale shirt or do we dare say... Nautica.

The wearer of this fragrance never compromises comfort for style. Probably for a guy that preferences girls."  ___mata

This guy sums up everything I've been trying to say...

"Nautica Voyage truly provokes a smell of fresh green leaves and apple which makes it a perfect scent for the summer. It will work well with clothes that are light colored and can be worn either casually or formally. It's a rather simple fragrance but tends to get the job done."

For the price of this fragrance, it is one of the best fragrances on the market...

"Smelling this and looking at the price tag.. just unbelievable.
really amazing quality and longevity very simple and I would buy it for 3x the price
I have the one with plastic cap "newer version" and I'm seriously amazed.

if you LIKE all or at least 3 of
Versace Pour Homme for men
Versace Man Eau Fraiche for men
Blue Seduction Antonio Banderas for men
Allure Homme Sport Chanel for men
Fan di Fendi pour Homme Acqua for men
trust me buy Nautica Voyage"

And lastly, this guys does a great job at making a point...

"I live near the beach.. It's summer.. I enjoy drinking around the bars in various colour Ralph Lauren polo shirts.. I'm a very clean and groomed person.. I'm wearing nautica that compliments everything I'm doing in life.. I get compliments for my scent and best of all I've only paid 12 pound.. Who cares if it's synthetic.. It just seems to fit my current 3 months I'll ditch it and start wearing autumn fragrances with more balls.. This is just laid back heaven .. I feel the same about lacoste white and aqua Di gio but I'm giving nautica a go at a fraction of the price."

Who Should Buy Nautica Voyage?

Young Men

For Summer Time!

Need something for work

Age Group: 25 and younger

It's safe to say that Nautica Voyage can be worn by anyone and of any age. However, I would expect the best results would come from the younger crowd which is why I say under 25.

Season: Summer

This is a strong sell for the summer time. It makes you feel like you're at the beach and it has the longevity that most aquatic scents fail to have.

Time of Day: Day

Without a doubt, this is a daytime scent. It's light, fresh and clean. Everything you should be wearing during the day.

Occasion: Smelling clean

If you're headed outside to the beach, Nautica Voyage should be your ticket. Also, feel free to wear it to the gym, work, school, or anything during the day.

Gift?: Perhaps

If you're trying to buy a good fragrance and you're on a budget, Nautica Voyage will work. It's not a good typical purchase for a gift because people associate Nautica with being cheap.

Longevity: Average

For a cheap woody aquatic, this fragrance does pretty well for how long it lasts.

Harmless?: Yes

Nautica Voyage is safe to wear around anyone. It doesn't have the ingredients to make people feel uncomfortable to be around you.

Popularity: Popular

Surprisingly, Nautica Voyage is pretty popular. Over 8,00o people search for it every month on Google which is in the top 10 of popular fragrances.

Price: Amazing

If you can get a bottle of fragrance for under $15 a bottle, that’s a pretty incredible deal.

Awards: 4

Nautica Voyage is one of the best colognes for young men, best selling, best cheap fragrances, and most popular.

Sexy: Not

When hearing people describe this scent, the word sexy doesn't come up. It's not a bad thing, but it is something worth noting.

Signature Cologne: No

Not a good signature fragrance only because it should be worn primarily during the warmer months.

I've heard people say that if you wear it during the colder seasons, the scent does not "warm up" so it smells more like a cucumber.

Where to buy?

CologneMasters purchase most of their stuff straight from Amazon. 

I recommend getting it from the same seller I got it from and you can do so by clicking on this picture.

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Who Should Buy Nautica Voyage?

Age Group: 25 and younger

It's safe to say that Nautica Voyage can be worn by anyone and of any age. However, I would expect the best results would come from the younger crowd which is why I say under 25.

Season: Summer

This is a strong sell for the summer time. It makes you feel like you're at the beach and it has the longevity that most aquatic scents fail to have.

Time of Day: Day

Without a doubt, this is a daytime scent. It's light, fresh and clean. Everything you should be wearing during the day.

Occasion: Smelling clean

If you're headed outside to the beach, Nautica Voyage should be your ticket. Also, feel free to wear it to the gym, work, school, or anything during the day.

Gift?: Perhaps

If you're trying to buy a good fragrance and you're on a budget, Nautica Voyage will work. It's not a good typical purchase for a gift because people associate Nautica with being cheap.

Longevity: Average

For a cheap woody aquatic, this fragrance does pretty well for how long it lasts.

Harmless? – Yes

Nautica Voyage is safe to wear around anyone. It doesn't have the ingredients to make people feel uncomfortable to be around you.

Popularity – Popular

Surprisingly, Nautica Voyage is pretty popular. Over 8,00o people search for it every month on Google which is in the top 10 of popular fragrances.

Price – Amazing

If you can get a bottle of fragrance for under $15 a bottle, that’s a pretty incredible deal.

Awards – 0

None Yet… Can guarantee it will soon

Sexy – Not

When hearing people describe this scent, the word sexy doesn't come up. It's not a bad thing, but it is something worth noting.

Signature Cologne – No

Not a good signature fragrance only because it should be worn primarily during the warmer months. I've heard people say that if you wear it during the colder seasons, the scent does not "warm up" so it smells more like a cucumber.

Of all the Nautica fragrances, this is by far my favorite. If you've read any of my other Nautica reviews for fragrances such as Nautica Classic and Nautica Blue, you know that I don't particularly like them. In a matter of fact, one of them I absolutely can't stand and I'm trying to figure out what to do with the bottle.

Nautica Classic is currently the lowest overall rating I have ever given a fragrance at 2.1 and Nautica Blue is not too far behind at approximately 5.3.

Nautica Voyage is the exception to the rule when it comes to the other Nautica scents. Voyage as a starting point, has a much better longevity. This alone takes it from a below average cheap scent, to an above average fragrance that is respectable.

To me, when you first spray this fragrance, you notice a sea breeze slapping you in the face along with the notes apple, and green leaves.

Not only do I find this fragrance good for a cheapie, but so do other big name reviewers!

Fragrance Bros -  "High Quality Cheapie!"

Fragrantica - 4.07/5 stars

dracdoc - "A perfect 10"

In summation, this fragrance is an excellent purchase for anyone on a budget and looking for a summer fragrance.

Welcome back to another fragrance review done by your favorite self-proclaimed cologne master Jason that will blow your mind. Today we are conducting a Nautica Voyage Review and we are trying to investigate, why this fragrance continues to be one of the top selling fragrances on the market today.

Not only is it one of the top selling fragrances to date, but it's also one of the most popular! Currently around 9,400 people head to Google each month just to search for this fragrance which is a crazy high number for such an inexpensive fragrance!

Is your mind starting to blow yet? I know mine was when I started doing some research. Lets continue...

If you're at all curious about the nose behind this scent, check out what NST says about Maurice Roucel.

The Only Polo Black Review You Need To Read

Introducing... Polo Black!

Today is your lucky day because you have successfully found the only Polo Black Review that you'll need to read.


Polo Black receives an average rating of 3.73 stars based on almost 2,000 ratings from people that have worn it.


Polo Black has a below average longevity. Expect Polo Black to wear out less than 6 hours.


When walking by people wearing this fragrance, bystanders won't notice. Something a ninja would wear.


If you're looking for a fragrance that will do well with the ladies, there are better choices than Polo Black.

Quick Summary: Polo Black by Ralph Lauren comes in at a respectable 3.73 star rating but lacks the longevity, sillage, and sexiness to rise to an elite level fragrance.

This fragrance works well in non-offensive environments when you want to change your man scent into something a little sweeter. If you're looking for something with a little more appeal, I suggest you check out our Cologne Master Top Picks.

  • Above Average Rating
  • Fairly Popular
  • Safe for work/school
  • Doesn't last very long
  • Won't make an impression
  • Not known for sex appeal

Polo Black is quite possibly the most popular fragrance by Ralph Lauren since it was first launched in 2005.

Ralph Lauren is known for naming their fragrances after colors. For example, Polo Red, Polo Blue, and Polo Green are all common fragrances with the Ralph Lauren name.

Polo Black Facts!


Pierre Negrin


6,650 Google Searches per month

Price: $13.45/oz

Pierre Negrin has dipped his fingers in several other big name companies such as Amouage, Calvin Klein, David Beckham, and a few others

Currently Polo Black is the 15th most popular fragrance according to Google searches per month.

At a price of $13.45 per ounce, it is an average price that someone would expect to pay for fragrance. You'll end up paying $40-60 a bottle depending on the size.

Lastly, no known celebrities currently wear Polo Black. 


Here are the notes you'll be able to notice;

  • Iced Mango
  • Spanish Sage
  • Patchouli Noir
  • Sandalwood
  • Tonka Bean

My Experience Wearing Polo Black by Ralph Lauren

As a self-proclaimed cologne master, I take the time to wear each fragrance for an extended period of time and record my results.

Polo Black is no different as I ordered my Polo fragrance gift set straight from Amazon so I could try all the Polo fragrances over the period of a few months. 

At my place of employment, I'm surrounded by highly motivated, talkative, and most importantly opinionated people. These men and women have no problem telling me what they think of the various fragrances that I test.

Unsolicited Opinions - The first test is to wear Polo Black in close quarters next to customers and co-workers and see if they notice or say anything about the way I smell.

Polo Black had 0 impact. I didn't hear a single person tell me I smelled disgusting, nice, or anything. This is strange because usually I'll at least get something. 

Solicited Opinions - After testing the waters to see if people enjoy the scent, I straight up ask them what they think. and have them smell my wrist.

My co-workers seemed to find that Polo Black "smelled nice" but there was no passion or love for it. According to them, it smelled like a generic fragrance that could be found at Target or Wal-Mart for an incredible deal.

Longevity - After applying Polo Black to my skin, the smell is only noticeable for maybe 15 minutes. In order for me to remember that I'm still wearing something, I have to smell my wrists to see if it's still going.

When I'm calling it a day and heading to bed, the lady friend will make comments on how she can still notice it. It's usually with her sticking her face right in my chest but she'll comment on it.

Sillage - The last day I went to work wearing Polo Black, I decided to dump a generous amount on myself to see if it made a difference.

It actually did!

Someone actually noticed that I was wearing fragrance when they stuck their head directly over my shoulder and made a comment that I smelled nice.

This goes to show how close to the skin Polo Black stays and how correct people are when they say it has weak sillage.

The Smell - Like previously mentioned, the smell is not an attention grabbing scent. It has the same type of smell that you've come accustomed to each time you pick up a bottle of cologne. 

Tonka bean is the most noticeable smell that comes from the bottle, but it still smells oddly familiar.

Non-offensive - Because Polo Black is so universal, I will give it credit when it's due. You can wear Polo Black to work, school, or spray it on after football practice.

Video Review

Here is a nice review from the Fragrance Bros that have echoed what we already said about it. 

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Polo Black is a very handsome, masculine fragrance that is perfect for the office or nights out. The mango opening is fresh and sweet and stays on throughout as the deeper spicy notes come in, meshed with a dash "Polo" signature muskiness. This is a solid choice and a good-buy because it is very dependable and non-offensive. I get great longevity 7-9 hours on average with 4 sprays. (8.5 out of 10)



PB has a place in my rotation. I find it to be a very "professional" scent. The scent is not overbearing or loud. The sillage is not huge. It does not scream "cologne guy". The person wearing it can be taken seriously. I feel very comfortable wearing PB when meeting with senior leadership or high-level executives. I want to smell good, but I want to be sure to choose a "safe" fragrance that should not offend anyone. Overall a "Thumbs-up".

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Dior Homme Intense Review by CologneMasters

dior homme intense review

Dior Homme Intense has some of the highest ratings according basenotes, fragrantica, and Youtubers that I’ve ever seen. With these high ratings coming from pretty much everyone, the expectations and excitement both come super high regarding it.

Christian Dior is another one of those brands that attracts attention just with the name attached. Fragrances such as Sauvage and Dior Homme also show up highly recommended.

Lets not mess around and get straight down to business…

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Dior Homme Facts

  • Created: 2007
  • Perfumer: Francois Demachy
  • Celebrities that wear it: None known

Top notes: Lavender
Middle notes: Iris, Ambrette, Pear
Base notes: Vetiver, Virginia Cedar
Most noticeable: IrisAmbrette, Lavender

Smells like: Dior Homme by Christian Dior

Longevity (Based on 1200+ ratings)
8.53 out of 10 – Incredible
Average Rating From People That Have Tried It -
7.12 – Above Average (find the best mens cologne!)
Popularity (How many people are wearing/talking about it)
2,490 – Low (most popular fragrances)
Approximately $21.64 per ounce – Decent

Dior Homme Intense (2007) Thoughts from a Cologne Master

Since I’ve been slacking off doing reviews of fragrances, I’ve had a good chance of wearing Dior Homme Intense for several months.

I’ve worn it around friends, family, co-workers, and the ladies, I have a great feel for some expectations of this one.

Since Dior Homme Intense is not very popular, the people that wear it are fragrance nuts. (I have no facts to back this claim up)

So when there are ridiculously high reviews, they come from mature, experienced, fragrance wearers that take pleasure in wearing unique scents and have a fragrance transition into different smells the longer they wear it.

The Smell – Dior Homme Intense is truly a unique scent that I can’t match to any scent I’ve ever smelled except other Dior scents. This is great if you’re looking to smell different from every other dude on the prowl.

The opening has a powdery, floral, chalky, lipstick, smell to it that can only be compared to other Dior scents.

If you judge this fragrance by the opening, you’ll be disappointed. If I was out at Sephora’s, Macy’s, Nordstrom, or wherever and I smelled this, I’d immediately put it down. This is one of those books that looking at the cover, will turn you off completely. The opening smells like something a women would wear.

However, after the initial blast, that’s where Dior Homme Intense begins to shine. You’ll need to wait 10-20 minutes for the initial dry down to subside so you can get in there and enjoy it. During this time you’ll notice the fragrance to go dark, chocolatey, leathery, with still the iris notes in the background.

When Dior Homme Intense dries down, that’s where in my opinion it dominates. When all that is left is a soft, vanilla, smell that is only detectable by someone within an intimate distance, you realize the power Dior Homme Intense has.

My Compliments – After wearing Dior Homme Intense exclusively to work, play, the gym, and play, I’ve never received a single compliment.

However, after the day is gone and I’m laying in bed. It never fails that my lady friend will lay her head on my chest and tell me how great it smells. When this occurs, usually I’ve forgotten I’ve been wearing it so it comes as a surprise. However, if I focus hard on the scent, I’ll smell the lingering vanilla tones and I’ll agree that it does smell amazing.

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The Bottle – The bottle looks alright. People aren’t going to go out of their way to say how cool it is.

Price – The price is ok for Dior Homme Intense. You can find it for a little under $100.

Longevity – The fragrance community have rated Dior Homme Intense one of the longest lasting fragrances out there. This makes sense because it’s an EDP. However, 1 Million by Paco Rabanne still crush the longevity for me.

Projection – Although the Dior Homme Intense lasts a long time, the projection isn’t the best. Even when I’ve sprayed myself 4 times and headed out, people didn’t seem to notice it, which is a bit odd for an EDP. Maybe they didn’t like it and just didn’t say anything.

Could be offensive – Not a good idea to wear around people you don’t know.

Intimate Compliments – The compliments received are usually from people that are going to compliment you no matter what you smell like. Otherwise, men that like this fragrance wear it for themselves instead of others.

My final thoughts


Dior Homme Intense is decent. In my opinion it’s not worth the ridiculously high ratings it has received. But if you’re an older dude in a committed relationship and want to try a fragrance that is non-linear, Dior Homme Intense may be for you.

Wear Pour Homme if…

  • You’re over 40
  • You want to smell good for yourself
  • You want something for a formal event
  • You want a designer fragrance
Don’t buy this if…
  • You’re heading out on a first date
  • You’re heading to the gym
  • You want a compliments
  • Here is what other people have said about Dior Homme Intense

    • Here’s a guy that swears by this stuff

    You honestly cannot go wrong with this one – it is the first perfume I’ve ever fallen in love with and I don’t know what words to use to do it justice. What I love about it is the vanilla note; it’s strong, but it’s not too strong and it never leaves your skin.

    Strong scent, exudes masculinity and confidence. Would maybe say that it’s more suited for night, but day works too if the winter in your country is harsh

    • This is a negative one but it honestly makes sense

    My nose must be really off because I found this to be rather unpleasant. Both the Original and the Intense.
    Smells like bad scented candle. A plasticky one.

    • This guy does a great job at explaining it

    “Ok at first I didn’t like this. I thought it was feminem, powdery and lip stick vibish.. But the dry down on this is heavenly after I smelled it the second time I appreciated it more, now I find myself reaching for this masterpiece a lot, and what better time than this time of the year to really bust this one out.
    The parfum version is ok, it’s a little more in your face with the leather and iris and some say it’s a little more masculine, longevity and projection are about the same on me though.
    The dry down on this is so not those first words I started this review with… It’s so sexy, smoothie and the vinialla leather powder and iris are blended so softly yet here I am, it’s no wonder this fragrance gets so much love and is in the hall of fame.
    This juice is quality. It’s different. It’s so seductive. It’s better to wear it and not smell it directly but to waft and let the air mix with it and then let the aroma reach your nose…mmmmmmm I’m getting really deep with this now because I’m wearing it and I,m in the dry down 6+ hour stage where I personally think this beast shines 🙂
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    Alright, so who should buy Dior Homme Intense?

    Age Group: 30+

    Dior Homme Intense is for someone that has worn fragrance for awhile and appreciates it as more of an art than something to pick up the ladies.

    Season: Fall/Winter

    This one works better when the weather starts to cool down a bit.

    Time of Day: Night

    Not the best fragrance to wear during daily activities but you can still pull it off.

    Gift?: No

    I wouldn’t give it as a gift unless it’s your husband and you adore this one.

    Longevity: Amazing

    Dior Homme Intense is rated one of the best for longevity.

    Harmless? – No

    Not safe to wear on an airplane or to grandma’s house.

    Popularity – Low

    Not one of the more popular fragrances around.

    Price – Ok

    Usually you can find a bottle somewhere south of $100.

    Awards – 0

    None yet

    Sexy – Not very

    When people describe the scent, sexy is not a word that is used. However, it could be consider intimate as the final notes of the fragrance are often the best.

    Signature Cologne –No

    Dior Homme Intense should be used occasionally. Wear it on warming evenings when you’re worried your fragrance may deteriorate.

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    Versace Pour Homme Review For Men by CologneMasters

    Versace Pour Homme has been around since 2008 and has been moderately successful. After a disappointed Cologne Master reader was wondering why it wasn’t on the top sellers list, we felt it was time that we did a review to figure it out.

    Any fragrance that Versace puts their name on, gets attention. Since these guys are known to use quality ingredients in their fragrances, if you see their logo on something, it’s always worth a whiff.

    Currently Versace has 5 fragrances they are promoting for men. Dylan Blue, Oud Noir, Pour Homme, Eau Fraiche, and Eros headline the list the fragrances that are currently promoted and Pour Homme is the most popular of the bunch.

    If Pour Homme is the most popular Versace fragrance, it deserves a look and we are happy to dive in and give a Versace Pour Homme review.

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    Versace Pour Homme Facts

    • Created: 2008
    • Perfumer: Albert Morillas – known for Bvlgari Man, CK One, 212 Men, Acqua Di Gio, and many others
    • Celebrities that wear it: None known

    Top notes: Bergamot, Lemon, Neroli, Rose de Mai
    Middle notes: Geranium, Cedar, Clary Sage, Hyacinth
    Base notes: Amber, Musk, Tonka
    Most noticeable: Lemon, Neroli, Bergamot

    Smells like: Allure Homme Sport by Chanel

    Longevity (Based on 1200+ ratings)
    6.381 out of 10 – Average
    Average Rating From People That Have Tried It -
    7.12 – Above Average (find the best mens cologne!)
    Popularity (How many people are wearing/talking about it)
    6,990 – Average (most popular fragrances)
    Approximately $11.86 per ounce – Not bad

    Versace Pour Homme (2008) Thoughts from a Cologne Master

    Since Versace is a brand that always has a little “hype” to it, I always get jacked out of my mind when I get a chance to do a review one. Pour Homme in particular sits as one of the top 40 most complimented fragrances according to your votes so if you were to try a fragrance “blind”, you know there are people out there that find it worthy of a compliment.

    Albert Morillas has a phenomenal track record with aquatic fragrances and Versace Pour Homme is no different.

    When people talk about how it smells like Allure Homme Sport, they are right on. Right out of the gate, it is difficult to tell the difference between these two.

    After a few minutes though, there is a clear difference. Versace Pour Homme takes a trip down a street that smells a little more “soapy” where Allure Homme Sport has a little more punch to it. After about an hour, the projection of Allure Sport is much stronger. Versace Pour Homme starts to fade but Allure Sport you can still smell going strong.

    For the most part, Versace Pour Homme has a citrusy/soapy smell that stays linear throughout the day wearing it. It’s considered a crowd pleaser where if you just want to squirt something on that you don’t need to worry about everyone around you being grossed out, this might be your winning ticket.

    Pour Homme opens with a light, fresh, citrusy, smell. It does lack a certain originality to it since it smells like other aquatic type fragrances. If you’re looking for something unique or something that stands out from all the other fragrances out there today, this is not your winning ticket.

    versace pour homme review amazonMy Compliments – When I wear a fragrance, I’m lucky enough to work with several females with a keen sense of smell. Right now several of them are pregnant so their noses are even more sensitive than usual.

    My results in close quarters weren’t mind blowing, but each of them noticed that I was wearing something when I walked by them or they approached me. They asked me what I was wearing and basically said it was pleasant. What surprised me the most is Pour Homme is a lighter scent that has moderate to low projection so it was surprising they were even able to pick up the scent when I was further than arm reach away.

    The best compliment I received was from my girlfriend. When I laid down to go to sleep, my girlfriend rested her head on my chest and told me I smelled incredible. I was very surprised at this because it had been over 12 hours from when I initially sprayed on the fragrance and I no longer smelled it on my person. Keep in mind my girlfriend also adores Allure Homme Sport so I wasn’t surprised she liked it, but more that she could smell it so long after the initial spray.

    The Smell – The smell is great. If you like Acqua Di Gio or Allure Homme Sport, this is almost a guaranteed like.

    I lose track of this fragrance after about an hour of wearing it. But all it takes is someone coming up to me and asking, “What are you wearing?” for me to realize Pour Homme is still rocking strong.

    You’re not going to stand out wearing this fragrance because it smells like so many others. However, it’s a safe fragrance to wear in almost any situation.

    The Bottle – Gianni Versace was obsessed with greek mythology which explains the logo. It’s simple but classy where if you left it out on your nightstand, it would mostly go unnoticed.

    Price – Anytime you can but a fragrance for under $50 it’s a good fragrance.

    Longevity – I don’t think people realize how long Pour Homme lasts because of how easy it is to forget you’re wearing it. Over 1200 combined ratings of longevity give it a little more than a 6 but I would have to disagree with this and say it’s more of a 7.

    Projection – This is also controversial since some critics say that you can’t smell it on someone unless you’re with an arm’s length but I have to disagree. A woman at work wanted to smell me and she was probably 5-10 feet away before she said, “Wow that’s nice”.

    Non-offensive – It’s something that you can wear anytime or anywhere without driving people crazy.

    Compliment Getter – I’ve received compliments from this, but it’s also on the top 40 list for getting compliments.

    My final thoughts

    My Versace Pour Homme review final thoughts is that it is a great fragrance. I strongly recommend this fragrance for young men because it’s an inexpensive version of Allure Homme Sport.

    If I’m trying to decide on a light, citrusy fragrance, this in my personal top 5. In my opinion, everyone should have a fragrance in this category and if you’re looking for something not very expensive, don’t be afraid to give this a rip.

    Wear Pour Homme if…

    • You’re over 14
    • You want to receive compliments
    • You want something that can be worn in any situation
    • You want to save a few bucks
    Don’t buy this if…
  • You’re looking for something original
  • You don’t like Allure Homme Sport, Acqua Di Gio
  • You want something that wears off quickly
  • Here is what other people have said about Pour Homme by Versace

    • I like what this guys says about how it is similar to Allure Homme Sport

    Used to have this one a few months ago. All I can say is that this one is a “brother” of Allure Homme Sport. Both smell really similar when you spray it, but after some time it takes different ways, I mean Allure is a mix between aquatic notes with a little bit of sweetness, while Versace is more Aquatic and refreshing (it’s cleaner than Allure).
    Lasts all day long, projects really well, and the scent is very comfortable.
    Super versatile

    • Here is a guy that loved it

    “The first time is always the best..!! Pour Homme was my first Versace fragrance. It was love at first smell..!! Everytime I have worn (used) this cologne I have received compliments from women. The smell is a soft and clean scent that can be worn for any occasion. The scent is very similar to Aqui Di (Armani) and Thallium Sport of which I recommend also. The only complaint is the fragrance is light (soft) and does not last as long as other colognes.

    • This guy echo’s what we are thinking about it

    “This a safe scent for me. My wife likes it. Great for the office/work. A day time fragrance for sure.

    To me there was nothing really special about it. Dont get me wrong, it does smell good. And its great value for money. I dont know if its just me, but this smells a lot like acqua di gio. At least in the opening.

    Lasts about 3 hours on my skin on a summer day. And then becomes a skin scent.

    I ended up giving this to my dad after a few days of use. To me, it didnt really stand out.

    A 7 on 10 for me.”


    Alright, so who should buy Pour Homme by Versace?

    Age Group: 14+

    The smell is right for young men. It’s light, clean, fresh, and won’t offend anyone.

    Season: Spring/Summer

    When the weather starts to warm up, Pour Homme is at it’s best.

    Time of Day: Day

    Although you can wear it at night, this fragrance shines during the day.

    Gift?: Yes

    You won’t hear too many people say this fragrance is absolutely disgusting because it smells clean. This means it’ll make a great gift.

    Longevity: Good

    Although it’s not rated as a long lasting fragrance, it still will last on your skin all day.

    Harmless? – Yes

    Safe to wear anytime/anyplace

    Popularity – Popular

    Currently in the top 20 most popular men’s fragrances.

    Price – Good

    You can currently find it under $50 per bottle which is pretty dang good for a Versace fragrance.

    Awards – 1

    Best Cologne For Young Men

    Sexy – Sexy

    A good compliment getter and many from women. However, this is not what makes this fragrance popular.

    Signature Cologne – Yes

    This fragrance is good enough to be the scent you wear all-day every day.

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    Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male Review by CologneMasters

    Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male is a member of the 90’s draft class with other hot performers such as Acqua Di Gio, Chrome, and L’eau D’issey. All of these fragrances are still growing strong as you can see they still put up some good popularity numbers even though they are now all 20 years old.

    Le Male is one of those fragrances that are known to the world because it has one of the coolest bottles I’ve ever seen. If I have it sitting out when someone walks into my room, it’s the first thing they touch and comment on. Even if you leave it in the packaging, the tin can looks so out of place, people have no choice but to notice it. I always find it worth mentioning especially when a bottle catches my attention.

    CologneMaster Awards Received

    (coming soon)

    The Cold Hard Facts Surrounding Jean Paul Gaultier’s Le Male

    So these are just some facts surrounding Le Male. No opinions or reviews, just some background knowledge.

    Francis Kurkdjian does an interview with The Glass Magazine that says a lot about the history of this fragrance. I suggest if you’re a fume-head to check it out.

    • Top notes: Lavender, Lemon
    • Middle notes: Orange flower
    • Base notes: Cedar, Patchouli

    Most noticeable: Vanilla, Lavender, Mint

    Longevity (Based on 1500+ ratings)
    8.384 out of 10 – Amazing! (One of the longest lasting fragrances!)
    Average Rating From People That Have Tried It -
    6.875 – Above Average (find the best mens cologne!)
    Popularity (How many people are wearing/talking about it)
    1,240 – Not very (most popular fragrances)
    Approximately $10.31 per ounce – Pretty good price! (find the most expensive fragrances)

    Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male Thoughts by CologneMasters

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    To sum up some of the facts of Le Male, we know that it is currently one of the longest lasting fragrances that you can find at a decent price.

    This is pretty cool if that is all you are after. If you’re looking for a fragrance to get you through the day, Le Male might be your winning ticket already.

    When I first blasted Le Male on my body, I knew that if I were to wear more than 2-3 squirts, people were going to notice me from across the room in a bad way. I used the Cologne Master Method on this one and just sprayed my wrists and used that to wipe behind my ears and I was good to go. Spray #2 and #3 was directly on my body so as the day went on, I could smell it activate on my skin.

    The Smell – When you first spray Le Male on your person, like I mentioned before you are blasted with a scent. It’s so powerful that your first reaction might be to actually turn your head away because of how strong it is.

    After you come back from the initial spray, you’ll notice a baby powder type smell to it. I know this is going to turn a lot of people off by saying this, but it’s the type of baby powder you would think famous babies would use because it has a little extra love/spice to it.

    When the baby powder smell goes away, you’re left with a heavy vanilla scent, and this is the smell you’ll get throughout the rest of the day.

    As a fragrance, I do find it as a manly scent. For this reason, Le Male can found on our fragrances to get you laid page, however I don’t know for how long because my mind always seems to change.

    This fragrance should be worn by guys over 30. Since it was a mid 90s fragrance, most 30 year olds can relate to it. I feel like it is too strong of a fragrance for high-schoolers and college aged guys to wear. They don’t need to be filling rooms up full of fragrance scent. You can feel free to wear it to work like I do rather cautiously. Realize the power of the fragrance and if you don’t work in a ventilated or open area, you might want to reconsider.

    The Bottle – I’ve read a few people’s comments saying it is basically inappropriate. Well, clearly those people have never seen a “Ken doll” because that is exactly what the bottle looks like. Grow up. I don’t think the bottle is the coolest thing I’ve ever seen, however it does attract attention when I have it sitting out in my room or on my desk. People do grab it and make some sort of comment on it.

    Packaging – Le Male comes in a can that looks like you just ordered bake beans instead of fragrance. I also think this is kind of cool because its the only fragrance on your shelf that will look like that.

    Price – The price of Le Male varies with the size you get just like every other fragrance. You can find a bottle of this for less than $50 on Amazon for a larger bottle which is a pretty inexpensive price for something so powerful.

    Longevity – I agree with longevity rating Le Male receives. It lasts a super long time probably 10-12 hours no problem.

    Projection – Extremely high projection. You will create a cloud of Le Male smoke when you wear this.

    Manly – I get a strong manly vibe from Le Male.

    Compliment Getter – Not on the top 10 compliment getters but you’ll see it on the top 25.

    My final thoughts

    Le Male is a good fragrance. Not amazing but it gets the job done if you’re looking for something that lasts long and doesn’t smell like everything else on the market.

    The popularity has started to wind down for Le Male as people are looking for it as much as other fragrances anymore. This makes it a much safer scent to wear if you don’t want to smell like someone’s ex boyfriend, husband, or whatever.

    Like I said, buy this if you’re looking for a good deal, something that lasts long, 30 years old or older, and want something that nobody else wears, this is for you.

    Wear Le Male if…

    You’re over 30
    You need something people don’t wear right now
    You want to smell a little different

    Don’t buy this if…

    You’re young or work in a close environment with others
    You want to smell clean and fresh
    Ken dolls bother you

    Here is what other people have said about Le Male by Jean Paul Gaultier

    So some people were nervous to wear it because it was popular in the 90s… This makes sense to me
    I am surprised I have never smelled this on anyone where I live besides myself. I love this notes in this one. One would think that mint, lavender, and vanilla would not work well together but they combine so well together to form a truly unforgettable scent. I always receive compliments in this scent and my wife is madly in love with this scent. A great fall and winter time fragrance.

    A review that I can agree with
    “An excellent fragrance overall excellent projection and longevity. i use this one for fall and winter. for school or office wear only wear one spray but for dates or going out 2-3. no more than 3 sprays.

    Another guy that I happen to agree with;
    Fun and Lively
    Le Male by Jean Paul Gaultier is one of the better lavender and vanilla based fragrance offered to this date. This scent can have a mysterious aphrodisiacal effect at times. Just remember to put this scent on mildly. It’s quite potent so please consider others and the occasion in which this will be worn. Overall, a beautiful scent that gives undivided female attention to its wearer.

    Alright, so who should buy Le Male by Jean Paul Gaultier (1995)?

    Age Group: Over 30

    Too strong to wear during school.

    Season: Fall/Winter

    Could be used all year around, but it gives off a nice warm vibe to it so you can wear it during the colder months.

    Time of Day: Either

    Because it lasts so long, if you spray it on in the morning, you’ll be wearing it all day and night anyways.

    Gift?: No

    Not a bad gift idea. It has been bashed by enough people that it wouldn’t be a good blind purchase for someone.

    Also, if someone wore this in their high school days, the scent has been reformulated so it doesn’t smell the same as it once did.

    Longevity: Amazing

    One of the longest lasting fragrances you can buy.

    Harmless? – No

    Not safe to wear to grandma’s house or anywhere people can’t get away from you if they don’t like it.

    Popularity – Not very

    Once considered an extremely popular fragrance, not that way anymore.

    Price – Good

    If you can buy a large bottle of fragrance for under $5o, thats a good deal.

    Awards – 0

    None yet but soon to follow

    Sexy – Very Sexy

    Can’t give it a perfect rating because of a poor critic rating, but it is a complimented fragrance.

    Signature Cologne – Yes

    Feel free to wear this all-day everyday if you would like.