Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tattoo For Men

I'll bet you haven't heard of this fragrance, have you?  Tattoo is one of those frags that for some reason finds its way into bargain bins, which is a shame in a way because many people are just going to pass this over without having smelled it.  This is a good fragrance.

The main reason I like this so much is because it smells very green.  The scent of moss is very strong in Tattoo, as well as some other green leafy smells in there, and it's what drives this scent.  Counteracting that mossy smell is a prominent sweet powderiness in the base, which smells to me like coumarin.  Tattoo probably would be classified as a fougere, but it lacks the sharp crispness of your usual classic fougere like Trumper's Wild Fern or Penhaligon's English Fern.  This is sweeter and richer than those, and is closer to something like Brut.

If I were to compare this to another scent, I'd say it smells like Polo Sport, without the pineapple note, with much stronger green moss, and better balanced.  In a way, you could say that this is like mixing Polo Sport with Brut.  Tattoo has very good staying power and it projects very well.

I don't wear this too often, but this is pretty satisfying if I'm in the mood for wearing something simple and casual, and very green smelling.  For the really low price charged for this, Tattoo is worth trying.

MY RATING:  7.5/10

Fragrance House:  Michel Germain

1 comment:

  1. I just grabbed a bottle, the plain one, not the one you have pictured here. I get very little of the herbal/green elements and instead have to agree with those who say this is the poor man's Pure Malt (or whatever they said, exactly). There's a hint of tobacco in the base but this is most like an A*Men type base, though without any strong patchouli. If you want whiskey, though, you won't find it here. Overall, this is rather simple but it's also effective, for those who are seeking this kind of fragrance.