When first applied, this fragrance reminds me of Polo (original/green); but it quickly presents a more complex mixture of notes, including tarragon, sage, tobacco, clove, oakmoss, and a definite hint of soapiness. There's also a bit of floral in the middle notes, namely jasmine and rose. It's woodsy, masculine, and very sophisticated. This is definitely for those that like the classic "Powehouse" colognes.
The key is in the dry-down. When you first spray it on, it may be overpowering to some, but in 5-10 minutes, the cologne really begins to show its complexity and beauty. I really like this cologne, and would wear it anytime I would normally wear Enre Noire or Polo as they have many similarities.
This is a wonderful classic for a man who can pull it off. I love it.
Van Cleef & Arpels pour homme or men's cologne is strong but elegant. A little of it will go a long way. People always ask what cologne I am wearing. It has a warm spicy and earthy scent. It is perfect for both a formal night out or a very special evening at home with candle light or a fire.
*A complex unique scent for someone who wants to smell wealthy! Manly, in an exotic / elegant way and prepare to stand out in a crowd. (intense - you only need a very small dab between your neck and chest then you're set for six hours)