Are you familiar with Jean Paul Gaultier's Le Male?
Well this Jean Rene is really good deal. You can find it as low as $3 at local closeout stores which is a fraction of the cost of it's designer counterpart but for good reason. Even at the online price of less then $10 dollars this product is a steal.
It's initial scent is strong and very much like it's designer counterpart. The top notes of lavender and bergamot can be immediately sensed but dissipates rather quickly - roughly 30 minutes to 1 1/2 hours. Cinnamon and citrus heart notes can be can be sensed shortly after that but are almost immediately gone.
The saving grace of this cologne are the vanilla, sandalwood, cedarwood, and tonka bean base notes that last hours. The scent stays on your skin and clothing for a while. It is not unusual for this cologne to be present several hours after the initial spray but the sillage is quite weak.
The sillage at first application is rather robust but quickly disappears and can only be smelled at arms length. After several hours it is nothing more then a skin scent but at times can be rather strong. It sometimes feels as though it is activated by your sweat but with everyone's body chemistry differing, results may vary.
Personal recommendations for this cologne would be for home use (after-shower spray, all-purpose), intimate gatherings where an overwhelming scent would be discouraged, or at work (even as a mid-day refresher).
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