Most of the people who had already dealt with fragrances at that time will probably remember the conspicuous spacy bottle.
Somehow you couldn't get around suppressing your own curiosity and sniffing out what might be in there. Probably not only I had expected a totally futuristic over-scent, which could beam one into another olfactory dimension. Maybe something synthetic had been expected.
But from the sprayer comes a rather organic, warm-sweet to creamy appearing surge of relatively familiar ingredients.
In front, a few minimal citric splashes with a hint of pineapple. In the background some musk wafts slowly into the mixture. Also a bit of lavender and a soft amber will attract your attention easily. In between, a little almond flashes through like a casual flash, which is less noticeable on the skin than on paper.
This fuel has an enormous presence and durability. At the very end you can still perceive some patchouli and sandalwood for a longer time, perhaps also a hint of cinnamon.
All together Fuel for Men looks sweet and woody as well as noble and spicy, yes - even a little playful but with adult charm. Somehow he has a certain sexyness with discreet creamy powdery beginnings, but personally he was too wintry for me. Perhaps the apparent discrepancy between the bottle and its contents hindered me.
Later I got myself John Varvatos, who almost has the same olfactory notch, but suggests something different from the given notes.