Legend by Michael Jordan
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Legend is a popular perfume by Michael Jordan for men and was released in 1997. The scent is gourmand-woody. It was last marketed by Parlux.

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Fragrance Notes

Amber, Aniseed, Bergamot, Green tea, Lavender, Leather, Moss, Musk, Coffee, Patchouli, Cedar

Ratings

Scent

7.6 (34 Ratings)

Longevity

7.2 (20 Ratings)

Sillage

6.8 (22 Ratings)

Bottle

4.6 (25 Ratings)
Submitted by Apicius, last update on 09.06.2020.
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8.5
Scent
8
Longevity
8
Sillage
3
Bottle
Hajuvana

13 Reviews
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Very helpful Review    4  
An influential cheapo!
This stuff gets frequently (and rightfully) compared to Rochas Man and New Haarlem by Bond No. 9, both of which are work of the great Maurice Roucel. What really amazes me, is the fact that Legend precedes both by several years (1997 vs. 1999 and 2003, respectively). Also, I've never seen it credited to any perfumer. That just makes me wonder which makes more sense: a single perfumer composing three very similar fragrances within a span of six years - each covering very different markets - OR the distinguished Mssr. Roucel releasing not one but two clones (or pastiches, to be more polite) of a work by another perfumer? All I'm saying that it makes me wonder.
What does it smell like, then? To put it in one word, it smells great. Knowing what it is, it's easy to call it a bit flat or one-dimensional, but if I had just ran into a smell like this, I wouldn't characterize it as cheap, but merely linear(-ish). Not a single facet exists that I might consider annoying or irritating.
Above anything, Legend is a gourmand masculine (whereas one of the most intriguing aspects of New Haarlem lies in the overlapping of fougère and gourmand accords). The coffee note in Legend lacks most of the delicious roasted feel that New Haarlem's opening has, but both are coffee-prominent scents nevertheless. Whereas New Haarlem has monster projection and can be a bit too dominating if over-applied, Legend wears easy and care-free. The aromatic notes, anise in particular, add air to the composition.

One of the best (if not THE best) bargains in my book. Wear it as it is (i.e. an auto-pilot gourmand) or try layering it with some lavender to make it an even closer substitute for New Haarlem.

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Syzygy73Syzygy73 2 years ago
8
Scent
This punches way above its weight. Woody, spicy, sweet, it's a perfect winter fragrance and given its price a must try. Near niche quality.

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