It's a shame that Yacht Man Blue has such poor staying power and sillage on me, because the scent itself is quite good. It doesn't smell blue or aquatic at all, but instead is a light aromatic fougere with some nice aromatic green herbal and floral notes and a dry, musky base. It doesn't fall into the trendy trap of the boring drydown of sour, sharp synthetic cedar; rather there's a nice balance of tonka bean, musk, sandalwood and very light leather, which provides a creamy and powdery, yet dry, end stage of the scent. I was surprised that such an inexpensive fragrance with a trendy name could have a unique character like this.
The huge problem with it all is that I can hardly smell it. Everything I've described above is what I can
detect only if I literally press my nose up against my skin. This is one of the few fragrances I've ever
worn that literally has no sillage.
Spraying my body all over with Yacht Man Blue makes no difference. Longevity is terrible too; after about an
hour, the scent is completely gone from my skin. This is disappointing even for a fragrance
as inexpensive as this one. I can tolerate poor longevity in such a cheap fragrance, but I cannot deal with not being
able to smell it at all. If this weren't
so weak, I'd have given it a much better score, probably a 7.5 or 8 out of 10.
Despite my criticisms of
this, don't be afraid to take a chance with Yacht Man Blue. It may just be that it doesn't agree with my
skin type. It smells really good, when
you can smell it, and it costs under ten dollars for a big 100 ml. bottle, so
we're talking about a low risk purchase.
Fragrance Type: Myurgia