Colognes can be a hit and miss experience, especially if you know very little about how certain scents work with your personal chemistry. I've been wearing cologne as a serious consumer for over 34 years, and I'm 40. This fragrance is the perfect 9 to 5 or 5 to 9 fragrance, with well over 12 hours of staying power! It is very subtle in its fragrant noting, not too sweet or heavy, but helps define a scent marker worthy of being complimented after its first use. I don't make recommendations often, because I don't like others smelling like me, but this one - I recommend for sure!