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Description
When American student John F. Kennedy met Parisian aristocrat Albert Fouquet in the French Riviera, not only was he charmed by the man, he was also intrigued by his hand-crafted scent. Upon his return to the US, JFK made a quirky request for eight samples—"and if your production allows, another one for Bob". Today, “EIGHT & BOB” continues to be one of the most exclusive colognes, preferred by the world’s most classic men.<br><br>Eight & Bob’s Original is a classic gentleman’s fragrance, with fans that include iconic movie stars and former Presidents. Bracing top notes of ginger, tart lemon, and bright bergamot punctuate the sweet, dry warmth of cedar and hazelnut, as exotic patchouli, sandalwood, and vanilla add an elegant five o’clock shadow.
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Scent type
Fresh
Personality
Classic
Occasion
Date Night
Season
Fall
Complexity
Refined

EIGHT & BOB The Original description

Eight & Bob Original’s cheery elegance and rakish spices make for a versatile and engaging wear. The backstory doesn’t hurt, either: Eight & Bob takes its name from an anecdote involving perfumer Albert Fouquet being asked by John F. Kennedy to send him eight samples plus “one for Bob,” meaning Robert Kennedy, the future President. So, when two of the most iconic Presidential figures in American…

EIGHT & BOB The Original rating and reviews

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4.2 out of 5
Rated1on the scale of0to5
07/14/2019
Overrated.
Extremely overpowering. Was asked if I had anymore bug spray by a friend. I would have shared if I did but the only thing I had on was 2 sprays of this cologne.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/25/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Normal
Now I know why this is so popular!
The history. The scent. This is a gentleman's fresh scent cologne with a slight sweetness. My wife loves it and didn't have to get right up on me to smell it. Now I will test how long it will last.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/02/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Normal
Amazing scent
It's light and great for summer. I don't get the powdery scent that I got from Histories de Parfums "Cassanova." It's really a pleasurable fragrance for my nose. Projection is pretty weak, but I don't need that. Everyone who has smelled it thought it was a really great fragrance.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/29/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Normal
Lady's man fragrance
This cologne is amazing. It gives you confidence the moment you put it on. I have strangers tell me how good I smell. The woman absolutely LOVE it. It lasts a while after putting it on as well.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
05/29/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Normal
Smells like women perfume
It smells like a powdery women's perfume. Something an old lady would wear.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
05/10/2019
Age: 25 to 34
i THINK they gave me a FAKE bottle or diluted
This should be lasting me hours on in. i sprayed the bob & eight the original on one wrist and the Cap'de..... the blue bottle on the other and i literally can not smell the eight and bob the original anymore, however i smell the other perfectly fine. when i put it in my Q it was sold out immediately after i added it. wondering if they just sent me some bs
Rated4on the scale of0to5
04/24/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Normal
Eight & Bob Original
I really like this fragrance. It wasn’t really my usual type, but in a good way. The more I wore it, the more it grew on me. It might come off just a tad bit perfumey but it really does smell great. I give it a 4.1 out of 5!
Rated1on the scale of0to5
04/19/2019
Age: 45 to 54
Too feminine
Gave it to my daughter.
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Chris
11/20/2019
Maybe you should go back to Wal Mart and get a refill of Brut? No way this smells "feminine". I have heard that that being hit on the head can cause an issue with ones sent glands, maybe have a Dr. check that out for you.
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Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/18/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Real class and style
A fantastic masculine scent. Not for boys or clubbing. For a man with confidence and style.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/01/2019
Age: 45 to 54
Skin type: Combination
Love this
At first I thought it was a bit strong but after a few minute’s I really liked it a lot! I want a full sized bottle now.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
03/28/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Normal
Smells like success
Loved this scent.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
03/07/2019
Age: 25 to 34
It’s ok
Well it’s not a bad scent at all. It just has a cinnamon type vibe at first that I don’t really like much. But that seems to be the top note it soon fades out as it settles. Idk just bit feeling it like I thought I would
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/07/2019
Great
love this smell. I recommend this to everyone. Will get a bigger bottle.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/07/2019
Awesome
Very nice scent for going out on the town. Light but long lasting.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/04/2019
Super Fresh
Really impressed with this one - not as impressed as I was with Egypt by Eight & Bob, but very pleased still. Really, really fresh and clean scent with a very excellent balance of layers. The opening and dry-down aren't all that different, but the vanilla definitely becomes more prominent. Long lasting on my skin and the sillage is just right - never overpowering. I would buy a full bottle of this for sure, but I'm going to get a full bottle of Egypt first because it is just more my style; this one's a classic for a reason though and did not disappoint.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
03/04/2019
Bob8
More of a perfume then a men's cologne.
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Jeff
04/23/2019
While your testing out new scents and getting more familiar with fragrances you should also look into concentrations to better understand cologne, edt, edp, parfum, etc.
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Rated1on the scale of0to5
03/04/2019
Didn’t like it
Didn’t like it much
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/02/2019
Love It.
Eight and Bob has become my favorite cologne company since joining Scentbird.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/02/2019
Can't go wrong
My favorite so far.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/01/2019
Love it
Love it
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/01/2019
This is the real deal.
This scent is off the chain. Get it.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/28/2019
8 & Bob
Awesome Scent, will get again.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/28/2019
love it
My Husband love's it and so do i
Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/27/2019
Eight & Bob
Nice, clean scent.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/27/2019
Great
Smells terrific! Plenty of compliments!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/25/2019
Eight & Bob
Great signature fragrance
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/15/2019
Good Stuff
When I wear this I feel like I am driving to the school homecoming prep rally in the Fall of 1960 with Sally Coopersmith.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/09/2019
Awesome
One of my favorite! I can see why Bill got Monica wearing this product. Two thumbs up!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/05/2019
Eight & Bob
My favorite fragrance so far. Smelled great, lots of compliments.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/04/2019
Gentlemen
The perfect timeless clean scent of gentleman without being overpowering.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/04/2019
Really cool.
This was my first delivery ad everything was smooth and on time! Loved the cologne and could see it becoming a regular in my stable.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/04/2019
Love it
I love this scent and get lots of compliments. Although some of the tones in this profile can be overbearing or heavy, this is a nice light scent that works for all of signs.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
01/20/2019
Nice
I like
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/16/2019
Awesome
Like the smell. Good clean old school but can hang with all the new school colognes
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/14/2019
One of my favorites!
Seems to be a very unique cologne. It is not too masculine. I love this stuff. The back story behind this excited me, and I was not disappointed when I received this. It almost seems a bit floral.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
01/12/2019
SMELLS LIKE $5 COLOGNE
I don’t know if scentbird sent me the wrong cologne or if this cologne smells like cheap drug-store cologne. Totally disappointed, this was my first order with scentbird, will most likely cancel subscription.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/10/2019
AMAZING
Loved it by far my favorite great smell not overpowering very soft
Rated2on the scale of0to5
01/06/2019
Too Floral/Unisex
I found this scent to be too floral...too unisex. In fact, the sweet notes set off my migraines. I had to pass it along to a friend.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/05/2019
Awesome
A very nice mild sent not overpowering and a little goes a long way. Best one I’ve found yet. That’s why sentbird is so cool, just trying different colones. Try this one you’ll be hooked, so will your new friends.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
01/04/2019
Eventially becomes a decent scent but starts off very offputting
When I first tested the scent I was very worried that I had made a big mistake in ordering it. I had a strong chemical aroma and reminded me of hairspray. I decided to still wear it and was pleased to find that after a short time it calmed down into a more mellow scent. That being said it is still not something I will be refilling. If I even use it all.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
01/03/2019
Happy
Was a nice subtle scent, would use again.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/02/2019
The BEST
Don't what else to say except that i will never be without this scent again. So distinctive. Love everything about it.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/31/2018
Really good
I believe that this is my favorite in my subscription so far. I traditionally like woody scents. I was a little hesitant on this because the first ingredient is cedar. My initial thoughts of a cedar scent immediately go to the very strong original Polo in the green bottle. This is noting like that, it's fresh, woody and much softer. Cedar is not the predominate scent. I pick up the sandalwood and somewhat of a peppery smell. When I researched the brand and found the history of this fragrance I was even more intrigued. As a history buff the story and connection to JFK and RFK was interesting. Hint: the name Eight and Bob plays into the Kennedy family. Scentbird is sold out of the full size bottles currently but I plan on ordering if it comes back in stock.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/30/2018
Loved it
Subtle smooth and professional.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/27/2018
Great
Loved it!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/24/2018
Awesome
I really like this smell. It did not disappoint one of the better scent I received.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/12/2018
Fantastic!
Class in a bottle!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/11/2018
Very impressed
This scent is top notch (not surprised for $160/bottle) great scent and lasts all day... thumbs up
Rated4on the scale of0to5
12/11/2018
Sweet/Unisex
While I did really enjoy this cologne, it was a little too sweet and I felt like it was more of a unisex cologne than strictly a men's fragrance. Some female friends of mine also felt like it was a little sweet for daily use. I had read reviews from others stating that this was a perfect fragrance for the office. However, I feel like this is more suited for date night. Regardless, this cologne's presence lasts a long time and I've really enjoyed it.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/06/2018
Classic
No way I could describe this one. It's definitely a one of a kind must have for any frag head. A legend!!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/05/2018
Best in show!
JFK's favorite colgne? 'Nuff said..i tried it and couldnt wait for six months to get it again. Off all the fragrances ive received over the last year this is the best. Great any time of the year
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/04/2018
Amazing
This cologne has gotten rave reviews.if it wasn’t for scent bird I wouldn’t b able to have it due to the high end price of it.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/03/2018
Love it
I loved it and more importantly my wife loved it. It doesn’t seem to last as long as I would like or bring as many compliments as other scents I’ve worn but it smells great and very dignified. For me it’s a work fragrance.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/03/2018
Soft and amazing
The smell is really unique, and I get tons of compliments on it. The only downside is that it doesn’t stay for a long time
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/02/2018
I wish I had it
I haven't gotten the cologne yet cause your shipping department is filled with a bunch of knuckleheads.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/01/2018
Love this cologne!
This is a great all around scent!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/01/2018
First time user
Excellent choice!! You can’t go wrong
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/30/2018
Absolutely love this scent!
I love this scent, it reminds me of a more mature version of Chanel allure homme sport. Will be keeping this in my rotation from now on!!! Thank you Scentbird for introducing me to Eight & BOB.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/29/2018
Good
It was so nice
Rated3on the scale of0to5
11/27/2018
Kinda soft....not super masculine. Smells like something my wife would wear.
Has a baby powder smell to it. Light and soft, it does smell real clean though. I anticipated Kennedy smelling more like a dude though lol!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/27/2018
Great
You'll go through it quick as the life of the scent is very short in duration.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
11/26/2018
I truly was expecting more
Was kind let down on this famous scent.. maybe i was expecting more but it doesn’t smell bad
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/26/2018
Smells great
So many compliments on this one. Once the initial spray settles it has a light but distinct freshness.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/19/2018
Love it
Love this sent! Will not disappoint.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/17/2018
The Office Hero
The scent is really demanding. In a positive way. Very stately and distinguished. Can't miss it, but very subtle. It gets a lot of attention from everyone. One of my coworkers is looking into this one. They like it as much as I do. Amazing scent. Good for multipurpose, work or play, definitely a good one.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/14/2018
Eight & Bob
Great classic scent. It’s a crowd pleaser. The scent last a long time. This is my new go to.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/14/2018
My favorite so far
Definitely one of my favorites so far. Can wear it every day
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/10/2018
solid scent
very classic refined scent. not very overpowering and I receive many compliments
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/09/2018
william
great
Rated3on the scale of0to5
11/09/2018
Nice but not what I expected
This is a fairly nice smelling fragrance but I assumed it would be more fresh smelling than it actually is. It was almost like a baby powder/patchouli scent on my skin. It lasted most of the day on me but I rarely got compliments from it.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/08/2018
Ran out fast
Loved it...couldn't resist spraying like it was a never ending supply. Then got mad at myself when it was empty.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/08/2018
great stuff
amazing
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Products received: 0
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/06/2018
My Father
The scent reminds me of my father. And when he passed, it's one of the only things that instantly brings him to memory.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
11/06/2018
The True Original
When a boy grows up and thinks of a scent that describes a successful man in his study, this is the smell you imagine. This is my first scent with ScentBird and I am quite pleased. The reason I give 4 stars instead of 5 is that the scent fades after a few hours to where you need to be "close enough to kiss" to smell it. And, where I love the smell, my wife thinks I'm wearing baby powder which is a con for a different reason.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
11/05/2018
Great
Pretty good sweet smelling cologne not to sweet kinda light scent.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
11/05/2018
Eight & bob original
Very good scent,i love it. Armani emporio is still my #1 but eight&bob has earned my #2 spot so far
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/03/2018
Clean and Classic
I really enjoyed this scent. It's subtle enough to wear every day and I got several compliments every time I wore it. I would highly recommend it to anyone.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/02/2018
Love it!
Definitely a very easy scent to wear. Probably more summertime for me but it smells so good!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/31/2018
Everyday
Im glad I chose this cologne as my first with with scentbird. Besides the cool history behind this cologne, this is something you can wear anyday of the week for any occasion. Subtle yet fine smell that lasts all day long. From business meetings to enjoying a late Night scotch you cant go wrong with having this in your arsenal.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/31/2018
Fantastic!
This is a fantastic cologne. It is not overwhelming or too masculine, but it’s also not too sweet or cloying. It has a perfect unassuming scent.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
10/29/2018
JFK
I love the fact that JFK wore this Cologne. That's why I picked it. A little piece of history. Great smelling cologne but definitely not my favorite. A+
Rated4on the scale of0to5
10/26/2018
Its Growing On Me
My First impression when I first got this was wow is this a cologne? Smells more like a women's perfume then a men's cologne but that’s just my opinion. I didn't get a little card to say what it smelled like to remember what notes I was suppose to be catching whiffs of throughout the day. But the more you wear it the more you get use to the notes and you start catching them all day. I enjoy The Original by Eight and Bob; it has a nice clean scent. By clean scent I mean like you just took you clothes out of the dryer and you smell them clean. Well really not the clean but I hope you get the picture. Lol I would wear this around the office cause it’s not a strong scent that smacks you in the face like other colognes. It has a nice soft and subtle scent I would say it’s more of a spring scent. With it being this soft I would recommend this as a date night cologne.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
10/24/2018
Its ok
This cologne smells pretty clean but it doesnt last very long. I dont think it is a perfume.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
10/08/2018
SCENT BIRD is about to lose my business
I have not received my September package and I've sent countless emails just to have a copy and paste responses. I want to know where my package or my money will be here. This is absolutely unacceptable. I want to talk to someone actually person.
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Macie
11/04/2018
Same boat here, just wait. They can't even keep up with their ZenDesk app, they will ship stuff to you though. I was charged for 2 months, and now I have both months within a week of each other. Good luck!
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Richard
10/19/2018
How long ago did you order. It was within a week that I got mine. Just like it said on the help page.
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Rated4on the scale of0to5
09/21/2018
Great smell
Long lasting clean crisp smell. Definately a unisex smell but takes on its own smell for each.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/13/2018
My All Time Favorite
This is hands down my all time favorite cologne I’ve worn. I get more compliments when I wear it. I truly enjoy the long lasting fragrance that just won’t quit.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
09/13/2018
Nice.
Its a real sophisticated scent... a little bit goes a long way
Rated4on the scale of0to5
09/07/2018
Soft then Warm
A soft powdery, but not strictly feminine, scent with a tinge of floral sweetness mellows into a deeper, almost heavy warmth. Woody aromas linger nicely throughout the day, but occasional wafts of vanilla comes through a little sweeter than I would like. There is no sex or mystery to this one. Instead it is a subtly comforting fragrance that would be nice at an intimate gathering of friends or family.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/07/2018
Awesome!!
So many compliments on this cologne. Even when telling the JFK story perople were like "oh wow thats so cool" definitely a great scent.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/01/2018
Great
It was really great I wish I could afford the bottle.
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Upvotes: 2
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Products received: 7
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/01/2018
Surprising
I was unsure away first but after it dries it smells fantastic
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/29/2018
It's a winner! Who doesn't want to smell like JFK?!
This one took awhile to get used to....but once I did, I absolutely love it! It smells fresh and unique. It's like nothing I've ever smelled before. Some have commented on how it smells a bit feminine on the initial application, but once that wears off it turns into a great masculine smell. Highly recommend! I can't afford a full bottle or I would totally add this to my regular rotation.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/27/2018
Eight and Wow.
I love this scent. It not overpowering with a classic twist.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
08/26/2018
A gentlemans delight
After reading the history of this cologne, i had to try it myself. And sure enough, it stood up to its expectations. Outstanding!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/25/2018
Love it!
Strong scent when you first spread it, but is dissipates after a short while. The smell remains, but the overwhelming initial power fades, which is good. I like the smell quite a bit and would definitely recommend it.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
08/17/2018
Soapy
This cologne last for a decent amou t of time if you like the scent. As for the scent I found it smell too much like laundrt soap or fabric softener.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/14/2018
Alluring Scent
This scent is not overpowering at all but I can still get whiffs of it throughout the day. It's not overly masculine, in fact, you might call this a...I forget the word...a scent for both a man and a woman. It smells kind of elegant and sexy, seductive and confident. I can't wait to wear this out on the town.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/09/2018
Loved it
Wife loved it so much even she started wearing it.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
08/08/2018
Not refreshing or spicy
Usually a cologne will smell crisp, light, and refreshing... or woody and a bit spicy. This was neither of those. It smelled like your grandma's old poupri bowl that you sprayed with a walmart brand cologne. Considering how absolutely amazing their eight and bob black was... this was a disappointment.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/05/2018
Great old fashion scent
Very masculine smell. Lasts fairly long. Get many compliments at the office.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
08/04/2018
More of a perfume than cologne
Honestly?? It smells better on my wife. Not masculine enough for me.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/04/2018
My top 5
So many compliment a with this. Kind of a vanilla scent which I love in cologne.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/02/2018
Eight & Bob
Love the fragrance.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/31/2018
Amazing Scent!
I absolutely love this scent! Great as an every day wear. I get compliments all the time on how great this smells!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/30/2018
Great every day cologne
Goes on strong and lasts a long time. It mellows out after a bit and has a semi-sensual smell while still being fairly bright and casual. Smells far too strong for a little bit after putting on, so don't use it right before you go somewhere.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
07/30/2018
Solid choice
Was super excited to get this one! Great smell and people noticed! After wearing it a few times I started to notice it was a bit perfumey, but still wear it here and there.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
07/23/2018
NOT A HAPPY CUSTOMER
I HAVE EMAILED THEM MULTIPLE TIMES AND NO RESPONSE! THEY CHARGED ME $25 FOR AN UPGRADE AND IT DID NOT REFLECT ON MY STATUS. I BELIEVE THIS COMPANY IS A SCAM! STAY AWAY......
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Jaret
08/27/2018
I upgraded too but i got mine so its definitely not a scam guy
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Rated4on the scale of0to5
07/22/2018
Eight & Bob review
I really liked the scent of this. It has a strange smoke smell at first. But then it settles down to an awesome fragrance.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/14/2018
Sweet and subtle
Not too heavy, one spray works just fine, initial smell is more musky but after settling into my skin it gets less musky and more sweet. Smells even better when im in the shower and it gets rewet. Definitely a keeper
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/14/2018
The JFK
Amazing scent, very subtle lasts a while. Great for office setting or date night. Have to be up close to notice it.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/13/2018
Unique
Nice smell I’d use it in fall or winter. Reminds me of a cozy campfire
Rated3on the scale of0to5
07/12/2018
Joe
Didn’t care for it.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/09/2018
Love it
This cologne is pretty much the go-to for any occasion. It smells amazing and lasts all day, especially in an office setting. Perfect for date night also, the "light" aroma is not too overwhelming but just enough to make you feel confident. JFK knew what he was talking about.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/09/2018
Eight & Bob
My absolute favorite fragrancr!
Rated2on the scale of0to5
07/05/2018
Not my preference
It has a light smell which i would normally like but this particular fragrance does not seem to match my pallet.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/05/2018
Awesome!
This has to be one of the most amazing fragrances for men on the market. I can't believe I hadn't heard about it until just recently. Simply Awesome!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/04/2018
Awesome
Really like this one and so does my wife
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/03/2018
The best
Sweet smell stays on for days my girl loves it
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/01/2018
Eight and Bob
Smells nice, slightly complex.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
07/01/2018
Eight&Bob
Enjoyed this very much