Thursday, June 9, 2011
That Man by Revlon
This is a substantial cologne and yes.....it does smell like a cologne. Normally, I care not for colognes and prefer EDT or EDP concentrations. That Man wears like an EDT in terms of substance, but retains its inescapable cologne aura.
Bergamot, Lemon, Petitgrain, Geranium, Clove, Cedar, Moss, Musk and Tonka are the listed notes according to PerfumeIntelligence and the accords seem to be accurate to my nose. The only note not listed that I detect is a subtle pepper, but that could be a combination of the heart notes giving off a bit of bite.
After about 15 to 20 minutes and the fragrance settles down, it's a very comfortable scent and I cannot help but to like it. It's a noticeable citric woody with a spicy floral heart at this stage. That Man wears in this manner for a considerable amount of time before it transitions again. Slowly but surely the moss creeps into the structure and only gains volume due to the others lowering theirs. The musk isn't a conventional 1958 rendition since it's low key and is satisfied to augment and stay in the wings.
I remember this fragrance in the 1960's from smelling it occasionally and seeing the advertisements, yet I never wore it. Now that I have a bottle, I can tell you that I have no problem wearing this in any season. I was born one year prior to this being released and am glad to have this in my rotation just for a change of pace. Would this wear well on someone in their 20's? I have to say yes, they could pull it off. They would smell different than their peers for sure.......but they would smell damn good.
Thumbs up for Revlon's That Man from Aromi.