As per the Cambridge English Dictionary, "Spirit" may stand for " a particular way of feeling".
The Legend Spirit aims at giving you a cheerful mood, and refresh your senses in Spring and Summer hot days, or tropical vacations. And it is quite successful at it.
Designed in the trails of scents like Invictus Aqua, Rasasi Hawas or Carven l'Eau Intense, it works like a magician when you are either at the seaside, or in the gym or even in the club.
You start this Legend journey with a precious and refreshing grapefruit well supported by bergamot and the inevitable pink pepper. The coolness evolves for a refreshing aqueous, dewy note, providing you the sought after freshness. The mossy and musky bottom wood notes that follow will try against all odds to retain some of that coolness and moisture during the drydown. Unfortunately the drydown does not last long, but you can always respray this cool Spirit at your own will.
The fragrance is quite alluring and a big success with the gentle gender. It's quite a seductive quality scent in the line of many designer expensive EDTs.
Let's see how we may score this Legendary Spirit:
Scent Opening: 8.5 (nice, seductive and cool)
Scent Dry Down: 7.5 (very nice and alluring, but so faint...)
Longevity: 6.75 (3 good sprays may last up to 4~5 hours)
Sillage: 6.5 (3 feet at its peak with 3 heavy sprays and 1~1.5 hours of shy projection)
Uniqueness: 6.5 (3.5 points taken due to its similarity with Invictus Aqua, Legend, Invictus, Carven l'Eau Intense, Zara Teahupoo and Dark Crude, Dunhill Icon Racing, Cartier Pasha Noir Sport, Rasasi Hawas, Armaf Aura, Kelsey Berwin Zeus, Versace Man Eau Fraiche, King of Seduction, Blu di Roma Uomo, Aqva Pour Homme Marine, Terre d'Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche, Brit Splash, Aques Estiara, ... and of course not comparing neither price, nor performance; many of the fragrances I mentioned were released after Legend Spirit, so actually they are copying it..)
Wearability: 8.0 (very easy to wear but avoid cold weather)
Versatility: 8.5 ("all around" versatile fragrance provided it's not cold. Reigning king as a fragrance for the beach, work out, summer city tourism, esplanade "dolce far niente" and for an open air club.)
Compliments: 9.0 (This fragrance it's a compliment magnet but don't forget to respray)
Quality: 8.5 (Above average quality, quality ingredients, nice flask, nice cap, nice sprayer; If it wouldn't be for the performance issues, I would rate it with a 10.0)
Presentation: 9.0 (no faults, simple but elegant, the best looking bottle of all the aquatic scents I mentioned earlier and a lot more preety than the Invictus tacky flask)
Price: 8.0 (100 ml non tester for €31, so half of Invictus Aqua price, but 2.5 times the price of Zara Teahupoo or Dark Crude; The price is slowly coming down in the web distributors); EDIT - In the last day of 2018 I bought a 2nd flask for €20,00).
Overall rating: 7.89/10.00
- between 7 and 8 =above average;
- between 8 and 9 = recomended;
- bigger than 9 = don't miss it;
Advice: If you want a very agreable, fresh, alluring, for the gym or beach cologne, and that you may wear together or in place of Invictus Aqua 2016, by no means go ahead and buy it. If you want desperatly to wear this type of scent but you are on a tight budget, try Zara Teahupoo for €12,50. If the Spirit price drops to the same level of Legend Chrome, it will become a smashing sales hit.