A great "chalternative"
I am still not sure enough about this but here I go. This is a very good fragrance for the money. I feel like this is an alternative for bleu de chanel more amplified on the citrus part.
The grapefruit is so intense that it feels almost like a rotten grapefruit. Too zesty, too pungent. Some will say that it's very synthetic actually. Close to the skin will be too scratchy to sniff. Even after 2 hours. The overall feeling, a woody, zesty and very sharp citrusy smell. Perhaps not a bad thing but I feel that the amplified citruses and zestiness from here can be too much for many users.
Anyway, for the price, you have a great presentation, heavy bottle, big solid box and a very pleasant overall smell.
I am sorry that I've set higher expectations about it because I was a bit dissapointed when I finally got it.
For me, the brown version is far superior to this. Better smell&quality overall.
Performance ? Good or very good we can say. Around 8 hours.
Projection pretty good also, it might overcome the projection of bleu de chanel and be better. I think it's better than chanel in the performance category but it doesn't have the same quality.
For the ordinary people, in the air this will smell pretty good and appealing.
Very good price for the value and the bottle is at least decent.
If you don't have where to test it, you can blind buy it for a very cheap price at times. Consider this not a clone of bleu de chanel but a reinterpretation of it, still woody, still masculine, still mass appeal but waaay more citrusy and somehow "sharper" for the nose.
Some of you will really love this.
As for the comparison with Bvlgari Tygar, I can't make any statement because I've never had the chance to smell it/test it.
As usual, I recommend you to try anything first before buying but if you are brave enough, any blind buy will do.
Overall : 7.9/10