Ok. Metallic Spirit is a must-try. It is fresh, crisp, and clean. It is an imposing flirty scent. My only complaint is that I had to put this on pretty heavy to get the sillage I desired despite its EDP concentration. Albeit it was recently released, this is not a winter scent like its mate Thunder Feel. Again, a great package, a massive and magnetic cap, a superb sprayer, and a full 120ml bottle colored with translucent shades outside and liquid silver inside. The bottle of Metallic Spirit is like the tree's leaves during a fall season, shades of gold, bronze, and copper; you can feel the crispy smell, the woodiness, and the moodiness. This cologne is closely akin to another Zara release named silver yet in a different concentration.
This rich and tantalizing redolence merges the best of both worlds: citrus notes of lemon and lavender, and spicy, earthy notes of cedar. It could be classified as an aromatic fougère. To my nose, it emanates fragrance notes of citrus peel and juice, aromatic herbs, citrus blossom, cedar and sandalwood, and amber accord.
Metallic Spirit opens on my skin with a clean, positive, uplifting, citrusy, and a bit peppery lavender with the tender trace of slightly floral orange blossom. The opening is a great fresh mixture of lavender, pink peppercorn, and citrus without being flowery or tangy. However, if you don't like lavender or if you prefer strong fragrances, this is not for you. These notes are sheer. There's a hint of ozone freshness and sports fragrance herbal-menthol as the cologne develops.
As time goes by, white flowers with dominant orange blossoms become more robust with a nice touch of clean and a bit bitter neroli, and a warm woody accord makes its appearance. Creamy accord of cedar and sandalwood mix with patchouli, which is so tame here that even those who dislike this note will be able to wear it comfortably. None of its more pungent, vibrant, and animalic aspects are present here. Overall, the fragrance smells nice, when the amber comes in.
The base is more cedar than patchouli, a bit woody accord with dominant sandalwood comes into the game with a whisper of patchouli and with a hint of amber. So, the dry-down is all about woody, floral, and moderately sweet, and I get some woodiness, amber, and flowers.
Metallic Spirit is a versatile fragrance, which can be used easily in the cool and cold weather, day or night, yet I do feel like wearing it in spring or fall, not a winter scent. I think most of the people don't like the fact that this fragrance is quite linear. No big surprises, not a deep, sophisticated scent, but the beauty is in its simplicity.
It's masculine, sexy, warm, and lasts moderately long on my skin, and it won't choke people around you. Anyone who smells this fragrance on you will come closer to feel it better. And that's what you want. I am kidding, but it is a compliments getter, seriously. The longevity is ok considering the price. It has just enough depth in the dry down to keep it interesting, reminding me of a subtle masculine scent and super casual. This scent isn't going to offend anyone. It is distinct, and I got several compliments while wearing it.
Well, if you are anything like me and love Gucci Guilty genre, you just might be giving a chance to this jewel without prejudice.