Fortunately the ordeal only lasts five minutes. After that, the musk starts to shine. Jovan's musk falls somewhere between clean white laundry detergent musks and a beastly grade of musk. It has a crisp, perky, just-shaven/just-showered smell throughout its duration. It's also very spicy, which I like a lot. However, it also has a slightly sour, almost sweaty facet that acts as welcome counterpoint to the clean vibe. During the Seventies, when this was a big hit, Jovan's magazine advertisements for this scent were highly sexualized, practically promising that if you wore it, you'd get laid (e.g., "Jovan Musk Oil For Men. We make it in
Some people might think Jovan Musk For Men smells dated, but that's likely due to its having been so popular back in the Seventies. I remember smelling this stuff everywhere when I was a kid. On the other hand, they don't keep producing this stuff because no one wears it or because it smells bad. This is a classic, people. For those of you who weren't around to experience this fragrance back in its heyday, it's time to learn your fragrance history and snag a bottle of this affordable gem. It is still very wearable and very good, smelling better and better the longer you wear it.
MY RATING: 8.5/10
Fragrance House: Jovan