Calvin Klein Man

Th opening blast combines a bergamot with orange and a chewing-gum-style spearmint to a fresh and positive mixture. Very briefly after the start this is merged with a herbal and slightly green undertone - bay, rosemary, violet leaf - that adds a less bright side to it.  As a result of this merger, the opening notes are overall less the sunny and cheerful blend that the citrus-mint starting point would make one expect them to be. 

The drydown added a gently spicy notes, a soft spiciness reminding me of a soft patchouli at times with hints of a faint nutmeg added on. 

The base is overall a woodsy affair, combing rather nonspecific wood notes with a somewhat anaemic ambery end note. 

I get moderate sillage, adequate projection and nine hours of longevity on my skin, with the last hours being very close to my skin. 

This daytime spring scent starts off quite nicely, whilst being a bit predictable, but the later parts are increasingly bloodless, generic and too synthetic.   2.75/5.