Mystery Cologne C
Susan: "This is a man’s fragrance? Whoa, that is some feminine man’s fragrance. It’s reminding me of gardenias, or like nighttime in Costa Rica, which could be kind of beautiful, but this is way too flowery and feminine for a man."
Neha Gandhi, deputy editor: "I like this one. It’s stronger, but it doesn’t beat you over the head. It’s probably more perfume-y than A, but I think it’s interesting and it doesn’t smell cheap, I guess. It smells like the cute boy from the Polo ads."
Kristian Laliberte, senior editor: "Mmm. I really like this, a lot. It’s got a little woodsy, a little spice. It’s very elegant. I would want to wear this myself and smell it on someone — I think we could just intermingle."
Megan: "I smell a lot of green and woods, but not like warm or spicy wood. Usually I'm not into woody fragrances, but this one is cut by something that I can't identify that has a sweetness or creaminess to it. I'm shockingly attracted to it, and I don't know why. It's different, it's not like anything I've ever smelled before. I think I need a second date with this one."
Annie: "Okay, this is really disgusting. It smells like grape puke. I don’t know what kind of notes they were going for, but it’s not anything I would want to snuggle on, or hold hands with, or anything. It smells like the equivalent of what your grandmother would wear, but for a guy."
Gabriel: "This is pine-y, orange, and I smell a little wood and oak. It might be more feminine, but it also has a woody smell to it. And there's lavender in this, too [Ed note: Of course there is, Gabe]. It is a little bit feminine, but I would wear it. This is almost a perfume more than a cologne, but that's okay with me. I think this is my favorite."
Mystery Cologne C