Very helpful Review 10
Sharks of the big city
The older ones and especially the cineasts among us will perhaps remember the film with Paul Newman as a billiard player. Although the scent has nothing to do with the movie, the name and the label somehow reveal this association.
Our City High here is neither playful nor is he considered a rip-off artist, but runs his program from start to finish. What predominates is an extremely fresh, fruity and flowery potpourri of all kinds of olfactory impressions of the officially named scents. For a moment, the orange takes centre stage, then it is mint, rose geranium, grapefruit or, a little later, lavender. All the others are present, but they are rather extras in the second row.
Personally, I like it when the fruity accents come through, less so when it's the green floral nuances. Both mix together and you get the impression that aldehydes are still in play. While wearing it I sometimes had to think of Chanel No 5 with a handful of sweet fruity notes. Maybe that's why I found the fragrance relatively feminine, but still okay enough to test it on a hot summer day.
Thereby, it also can't be denied that City High doesn't look natural at all, but uses its artificiality so cleverly that you won't notice this little circumstance. This is quite remarkable. He has talent, but he lacks character.
And here we get back to the movie, because this is exactly what Paul Newman is accused of in his role as Eddie Felson or "Fast Eddie", when he loses against his big rival Minnesota Fats at the beginning.
But unlike "Sharks of the Big City", City High will unfortunately not become a classic and sink into the crowd of the many perfumes.