Geranium, Patchouli, Leather.
Sandalwood, Labdanum, Musk, Amber.
It's been a while since I reviewed a fragrance that underwhelmed me as much as this. Part of the problem is the price point. I Love New York for Him is a generic mish mash that truly should be gracing the shelves of TJMAXX or, at best, our local Dillard's for designer prices.
The grapefruit and ginger try too hard to lend an effervescence that falls short. It's these 2 culprits in cahoots with a garden variety musk that cheapens this fragrance. It makes me think of an unsuccessful designer that's been relegated to the bargain bins. This, along with the House of Bond releasing a slew of scents, is a recipe for mediocrity.
Even the wood component embodies a chemical quality that is simply not up to the task. The Geranium and earth tones do nothing to salvage the transition and it makes me wonder what Bond No.9 was thinking about releasing this. ( other than $$$ ).
My advice to all those sincerely curious about this scent is to sample it. I did and couldn't respect anything about it. You however may find something redeeming about it or even enjoy it. This is, after all, a very subjective affair and I have discovered that I loved a few that others ( whom I respect ) absolutely despised.
Sillage is average and longevity is approximately 4 to 5 hours on my skin ( unfortunately ). I have no choice but to give I Love New York for Him a no holds barred thumbs down. It smells cheap, wears just as cheap and it does so because no thought other than turning yet another buck went into this.