For a long time I was reluctant to buy this fragrance - "Crowdpleaser", "Mainstreamer", "shower fragrance" - all these terms put me off. I didn't want to smell like everybody else
But with time I made the following observation:
In Germany, 5%-10% of people seem to feel that they are wearing fragrances at all - at least in a clearly noticeable way. I am not talking about the "spray once on the neck and out" candidates, no.
For me, a fragrance has to fill the room, but it has to smell pleasant and suit the person and bring them into focus. People have to curiously stretch their nose into the air and finally catch the scent carrier meditating in his own scenttaura. That's why I also love to smell people before I even see them.
Personally, I want to smell sometimes clean, sometimes elegant, sometimes masculine and seductive, sometimes mysterious, sometimes just "crowdpleasend".
But: how am I supposed to smell like everybody else when I probably never noticed the scent myself to anyone, although it is supposed to be a "shower scent"? "Shower fragrance" - don't make me laugh. I wish that more people would ever take a shower or smell neutral. Therefore, this fragrance can't be so worn out.
So: Tested in the perfumery, found good, asked for the (actual) opinion of the female companion of the day, but still wavered, but at home then resolutely ordered a 50ml bottle.
Interesting: when I once sprayed the "Luna Rossa Carbon", that lady said that it smelled like "beetle shit". She meant the Ambroxan. Here she doesn't notice the scent negatively, because everything merges so wonderfully into each other.
Dylan Blue does everything right. It smells fresh, modern, clean, slightly sweetish (reminiscent of chewing gum, but without being pushy or teeny because everything is in such harmony), and woodsy-soft (how nice Ambroxan can smell when dosed correctly - thanks Alberto!).
And my dear man, he's quick to compliment you
I have worn it perhaps four times so far, and have already received three compliments from ladies. We should not forget that many people find a fragrance good and yet do not express a compliment - the dark figure of the "pleasured crowd", i.e. the people who feel comfortable with the fragrance, will thus be significantly higher. Quote from a few hours ago: "Mhmmm, is that your perfume? That smells good!"
The good thing is that you can hardly smell the Dylan Blue on anyone. Yeah, I said that. So much for the term "mainstreamer".
Sauvage is a fierce mainstreamer, Aventus meanwhile unfortunately also. Both I smell very often. Dylan Blue never did - why shouldn't he be unique anymore? Because he doesn't smell like charred rotten meat dipped in rosewater with a minimal leathery note in his iris coat?
Believe me, with Dylan Blue you will smell wonderfully "common", yet not "familiar". You won't be scandalous.
I dose with about 7-8 sprays from very close range (as almost always with freshies), and the stuff just goes down really well. Nothing stings, nothing is overdosed - no, not even my 7-8 sprayers :-]. It lasts the whole working day, and even the next morning I still hear a subliminal sweetness from my long hair, which is probably due to the tonka bean.
The durability is similar to the ADG Profumo, one of the best fragrances of all times in my opinion and besides THE compliment magnet par excellence, very long for a fresh scent. The Sillage also leaves nothing to be desired, because in the first hours the scent projects really well dosed. And even if you don't notice it yourself later on, it is still there, what others let you know from time to time - a phenomenon that it shares with the fresh ADG Profumo as well. For a fresh Eau de Toilette really remarkable!
Dylan Blue is an all-rounder, yes. But he's not a mainstreamer. He's a real all-rounder. He's perfect for the office, the club, shopping, the gym. He's also perfect for giving away. You definitely can't go wrong with this fragrance.
I'm just not sure if it's still suitable for the really mature man, because it's minimally playful already because of the slight "chewing gum" note (that sounds bad, but it's not - I just can't think of another term). Maybe it also depends on the respective skin chemistry, I don't know. To all others, this Dylan Blue is clearly recommended, as you can more than clearly see besides the few small, usual runaways.
By the way, if you want to have a real shower fragrance, I recommend the following shower gel: "Dylan Blue" by Versace. It's available in a tube, often in a combination pack with the EdT.