Product Type: Jovan fragrances
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JOVAN Glandular Secretions for Men
Jovan Musk Men Eau de Cologne
Member Name: proxam
Jovan Musk Men Eau de Cologne
Date: 24/01/12, updated on 04/11/13 (163 review reads)
Advantages: Smells like tee...middle-age spirit
You know how it is come Xmas morning. You carefully rip open all those fabulously delicate parcels expecting all sorts of gadgetry, gimmickry and tomfoolery only to be confronted with nothing but bottles. And not the good (beer) kind. No, I'm talking soapy, smelly, unimaginative body grooming products. Is this some sort of hint?
One such hint I got in my stocking this year (or should that be last year) was JOVAN MUSK COLOGNE SPRAY. Oh joy. Which proves the old adage, it's better to give than to receive (as the actor said to the vicar).
Before we go any further, let's just get one thing straight..and I mean straight in the biblical sense. The Jovan Musk I'm referring to is the one for men - which is what I'm.
Jovan comes in an orange box - no, not that sort of orange box, a cardboard one that is coloured orange, with JOVAN emblazoned across it... as opposed to JAFFA. Inside the box is a bottle and inside the bottle is the cologne - conveniently.
The cologne is again, orange coloured. Actually, I think it's more like tangerine but I'm not sure if that's really a colour. Anyway, it doesn't taste like either tangerine or oranges. Take my word for it. It's quite an appealing colour though, and not at all tinged with pinkish hues.
THE NOSE HAVE IT
As this is a cologne, the most important part of this review must surely be about the olfactorial sensation. Or the smell. So what does it smell like? Well, according to them, "It's what attracts. The cologne works with your body's natural chemistry to make a sexy scent. A blend of exotic spices and woods meets with the seductive power of musk. The result is a masculine, powerful persuasive fragrance."
Great. You fork out your hard earned dosh for a smelly and you've got to use your own body odours to make a sexy scent. I could do that for nothing.
But I digress.
To get a good sense of the scent, rather than sniffing the opened bottle, it's best to splash some on. So I did. It's quite floral but this is fairly subtle and in the background whilst spicy citric notes are predominantly dominant. There are woody tones lurking around as well but lemon/orange and pepper are what I sense most.
DOES IT WORK?
It's hard to say. I can't argue with the pleasantness of the fragrance but whether it's masculine or not I wouldn't know. Certainly it's not all flowers and butterflies, but neither is it sweat and old engine oil. Does it attract? Again, hard to say. I didn't notice any increase in my seductive attractiveness - just the usual. Another thing that's hard to say is pietrisycamollaviadelrechiotemexity...if you know what I mean.
Och, bottom line is that it smells nice and fresh.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
Hey, it was a gift and it would be rude to ask some chea... person what they paid for it. Or for that matter where they got it from. Besides, if you are that interested, just click on the product title and those lovely peeps at dooyoo will bombard you with places to buy it and what you can expect to pay. But to save you all that effort, it's around a tenner for a 90ml bottle from all good perfumeries, such as: amazon and ebay etc.
I like it. In fact it's a knock-out (sorry), Seriously though folks, this is a pleasant and quite subtle fragrance and although I'm not a big fan of men reeking like a french hoor, there's nothing wrong with a little dab now and again. And hey, if'n it makes the girls go all swoony and ready to admire my masculine persuasiveness, then that's got to be a bonus.
Summary: Jovan musk for men
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