This Cologne finally went into my collection last month. I finally managed to get this one. It hasn't been that easy. Every time I wanted to order some scents, it was out of stock. Well, finally he's here. At a very, very fair price. Below 30 Euro for 75ml, the larger version of 120ml is available for 40 Euro. Great price and fair for the quality. He is quite well known for a Mercedes, as the similarity to DHC was often thematized on Youtube and other platforms.
There are many prejudices about car brands as perfume brands. I had them at first, too, but I took them off. Jaguar, Bentley, Ferrari and also Mercedes Benz have really strong and inexpensive fragrances in their assortment. Partly at drugstore prices and partly at low designer prices.
With Olivier Cresp, Mercedes has landed an interesting perfumer who really does a solid job and has developed some fragrances for this brand. Quite worth testing.
The bottle is nothing really special, but looks very chic. Great glass and great light blue color. It's great in the hand. The lid is then typically Mercedes with Mercedes star.
Olivier Cresp is also a perfumer here, who has also developed a Versace Eau Fraiche fragrance twin mentioned here. Even if it is rather a twin of Dior Homme Cologne/Sport (2008), some similarities to Versace can be seen.
The opening starts with a lot of citric freshness. A noble high-quality citrus note that comes very close to Dior Homme Sport. A very noble citrus freshness. I also own this Dior and I appreciate it very much. But he's also a twin of Dior Homme Cologne. There's no denying the resemblance. Especially the nice tart grapefruit note. In addition there are juicy orange and mandarin. Very fresh and tasty. The ginger note is only subtly perceptible and subordinates itself to citrus. For a long time an almost exclusively citrus fragrance. Later vervain and woods are used. The musk in the base is later only discreetly perceptible, but also ensures a great dry-down. Altogether a great cross-section of DHC,DHS 08 and Eau Fraiche. Since I like all 3 I like this total package.
Performance: Is fine for fresh fragrances in the price range. All right with a few hours. Dior Homme Cologne lasts a little longer, but costs about twice as much. I like cologne's that last for about 3-4 hours, because you can choose another fragrance for the evening without spraying or washing up. Especially for leisure time during the day a nice companion. Also after-spraying is no problem with the price.
All in all, a fragrance I can really recommend. Especially for this price.