Scentbird, Inc., New York, NY 10001
Clinique Happy for Men description
Clinique Happy for Men is an incredibly crisp, vivid, and bright citrus scent with green, dewy undertones leading to the caramelly warmth of guaiac wood and cedar in the base.
The opening is scintillating to say the least. A shining burst of tangy lime, and bright kalamanzi fruit create a knockout combination of mouth-puckering citrus, with the sour edge replaced by the sweet soft spark of mandarin and yuzu fruit. Clinique Happy for Men’s top notes sail far past Happy and well into Joy. The effect of these four notes is as electric and wondrous as indulging in an entire pot of coffee over breakfast.
The heart is a straightforward affair – a mélange of green notes with a dappled, grassy feel that land like butterflies on the bright fruit opening. And the acidity plus the greenery gives the middle section of this fragrance an energizing, healthy pulse. Clinique Happy for Men might make a fantastic gym scent as well as a solid every day choice – it’s vibrant green energy could fit right in behind the counter your favorite after-exercise smoothie spot.
The dry down is where Clinique Happy for Men settles down and gets a bit more serious. A tender, feathery cedar flutters over spicy Mediterranean cypress and the earthy, sweet caramel of guaiac wood. The base has a very posh, very club room like feel to it, reminiscent of tufted leather chairs, burgundy painted walls, and ancient books. It’s very masculine, studied, and sophisticated.
It’s also a welcoming third act to what is a very light and bright citrus pop of a fragrance. The tonal mood shift from wet meadow grass to Harvard Man Cave is wryly done in the dry down, and exactly what this scent needs. It also gives the entire composition more depth and versatility for wearing on more formal occasions where a little sartorial gravitas can go a long way. When wearing Clinique Happy for Men, people will be drawn to your bright cheer and then to your erudite demeanor as this fragrance evolves. And no one can argue that wouldn’t make any man truly happy.