Monday, February 18, 2013
Stetson Cologne Spray by Coty
Carnation, Cedar, Geranium, Jasmine, Orris Root, Patchouli, Vetiver, Amber, Honey, Musk, Tonka Bean, Vanilla.
The first impression I get when spritzing on Stetson Original is the classic aroma I've come to expect from the notes you see listed in the accords above. With scent, it all comes down to how the ingredients are tuned. Another fragrance could use this exact accord and not smell remotely similar. Stetson's aroma is indicative of classic construction and the word "cologne" in its name belies the strength it actually has.
The Vanilla augmented with a hint of what must be Honey is such that, as I sample-wear this, I find it rather addicting. I keep sniffing it and that's usually a good indicator of a nice component. I do have to say that Stetson does have the "cologne" vibe, but it's not a negative here. It is masculine and it seems more suited for mature men. Again, in spite of my just stereotyping this fragrance, it's not a drawback. It simply is what it is. I normally don't care for colognes, but there's always exceptions in life and I find Stetson a very good, bang-for-the-buck example.
Is it a terrific bargain? I can't say I find many terrific fragrances regardless of price, but for the peanuts this costs, it would behoove classic masculine lovers to try this if they haven't already. It's an intelligent choice for casual situations when cost is a factor and you enjoy retro aromas.
Sillage is strong the first few minutes, then quickly becomes moderate. Longevity is approximately 4 hours on me and then evolves into a comfortable skin scent that lasts even longer than that. Thumbs up from Aromi for Stetson Original by Coty. As always, a sample wear is highly recommended.