Geez, Iceberg Man is so smooth, stylish, and romantic like Marvin Gaye's smooth soul! This is a kind of like leathery scent with hints of pepper, tar, coffee, light tobacco, and so forth, while not smelling just like any one of them. It has an incredibly wonderful opening that’s made up of lemon and nutmeg goodness. It tingles and sparkles like light brown amber crystals, with a soft touch of mild pepper that makes the scent sharper, spicier and edgier.
Not long after the initial opening, the light spicy aroma begins to warm as a wonderful creaminess begins to smooth out the sparkle. Here it comes the tricky part... Cistus, labdanum, and rock rose, some people think it must be the smell of heaven, and others think it's the smell from hell. The rock rose is deep, diffusive, musky, and sweet balsamic reminiscent of true Labdanum, with a dry, warm, earthy, herbaceous undertone. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
Anyhow, if you wear Iceberg Man and wait about 3 hours after application when most of the sweet notes have faded and the slightly leathery, woody base is prominent, that's mostly labdanum. There is a hint of patchouli and styrax, which combined give a kind of dark chocolate like tone, but most of the woody and thick, resinous, syrupy or tar-like notes are primarily thanks to labdanum.
In the base, eventually, the perfume moves away from the enjoyably edible and takes on a more traditional amber and powder tone. Iceberg Man feels as if it should be heavy and hefty, but instead it remains restrained and contained. In the end, Iceberg Man endures an ambered hue of masculinity wrapped up in gentle sophistication.
This is the second time I'm wearing Iceberg Man, the very first time was a night out for attending an event, and I got tons of compliments, this time at the office... the sillage is moderate and close to my arms, which is pretty good for co-workers, but the longevity is ridiculously incredible, 12 hours I would bet, seriously. I prefer wearing Iceberg Man in cool weather, the richness in spices, resins, and woods make this cologne ideal for fall days and evenings out.
In a few words, Iceberg Man is calming, warm, sensual, deep, and uplifting. I just love it, a stunning fragrance. Beautifully woody, dry, warm sophistication with a perfect, never pushy yet extremely long-lasting performance. It lingers and pleases the wearer for the entire day and leaves a trail of masterfully blended intelligent, humorous and vibrant aura. You can be reminded of others' fragrances, people compare it to Rochas Lui which I am not aware of, yes but no comparison here because this one exceeds and supersedes them all. Bravo Iceberg!!