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Kenneth Cole New York Men Kenneth Cole for men
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I have it: 54 I had it: 58 I want it: 25 My signature: 1

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Presented in pair with female edition in 2002, this fragrance carries the rhythm and the life of New York City. It was designed by Steve Demercado. A pleasant opening starts with fresh and sweet notes of tangerine, sparkling lemon, black currant, vetiver and raspberry leaves. The heart is floral with iris and lily, along with marine notes and red pepper. A sensual trace in the base consists of warm sandalwood, amber and musk  

Perfume rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 72 votes.

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Top Notes
Black Currant Mandarin Orange Vetiver Lemon

Middle Notes
iris Lily Sea Notes Pimento

Base Notes
Sandalwood Amber Musk

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Kenneth Cole New York Men Fragrance Reviews


Over 40 male reviewer here:

Surprised to see this frag even listed here.

This was my "signature scent" way back in the day; if I had to guess, right around when it was introduced 2002.

This was long before I knew what I know now about perfuming/etc.

I last purchased a small amount online a good bunch of years back, but it did not smell the same. Since I knew it was discontinued, I'm thinking most everything now is a knock off.

It's a shame. This was a very unique "freshy," (I am not a freshy fan at all...I usually can't stand them).

I discovered this at the gym when an older man walked by. I HAD to know what his frag was, and he was kind enough to tell me. He explained that he gets compliments all the time.

...As did I, once I started wearing it soon after. People would literally follow me around. It was an outstanding fragrance, nothing else I've come across since is comparable to this fragrance.

Just wanted to offer my "thank you" to KC for having had such a wonderful fragrance. Was kinda my late introduction into the frag world for men when I was around 30 or so. It showed me how a great frag can make you feel great, and how it can be such an amazing conversation piece/social tool.

Not sure why it was discontinued, and at this point with my tastes the way they are, I'm not sure I'd buy it again regardless.

But it WAS very special, and a scent that would just lure people in like crazy.

I would give it a solid 9 out of 10. (I have yet to give anything a 10 out of 10).


I owned a small bottle of this Kenneth Cole New York years ago.. I used that bottle all up before I really knew much about fragrances.. I remember really enjoying this scent at the time.. It was super fresh and clean but it had its own unique scent, something that most fresh fragrances today lack.. Since I have not worn it in years I can not give a in depth review.. I can just barely smell the scent a little bit from the empty bottle I still have.. There definitely is a bit of lemon in the opening along with vetiver.. There is a nice amount of marine notes in this fragrance but they are done right, along with a decent amount of florals like lily and iris.. The musk, sandalwood, and amber ground the scent.. Super fresh, touches of florals, woods, and a hint of amber.. Hopefully I will be able to wear this one again in the future and update my review.. New York was the only fragrance Kenneth Cole ever made that I actually enjoyed.. I have no idea why Kenneth Cole discontinued this fragrance, it was there only decent one.. The only scent I have come across that has a similar vibe to this is True Religion for men although Kenneth Cole New York is way better quality..


My dad wore this. I don't know how I feel about it. I remember it being acquatic, citrus and every melon on the planet. It seamed decent enough. Will have to smell it again sometime.


This is truly an amazing unique fragrance. Whenever I wear this I receive so many complement. I really wish Kenneth Cole hadn't discontinue this. It is getting much harder to find this on the Internet.


Adore this scent, even on a woman it is lovely, but I especially love it on a man. Very inoffensive and universal scent in my opinion, but something about it also makes you feel fresh and confident. Another wonderful creation from KC!

Juiceman 0331
Juiceman 0331

This is my first cologne purchase when I was still a Private First Class in the Marine Corps. I took this one to every location the Marine Corps sent me, even during the invasion of Iraq in 2003. I still have my 2nd bottle and the first bottle as a souvenir. I wish they didn't discontinued this cologne.

My overall rating 7.5/10


I am not in love with this fragrance and, I'm finding KC's colognes aren't that exciting for me. This is another fragrance that I use after I shower, before I go to bed. My name is Mike and I APPROVE this review!

gypsy parfumista
gypsy parfumista

I was lucky enough to find this at BigLots for 5.00 for 15 ml. I bought 3! This was my 1st KC frag and I was pleasantly surprised to say the least.

The smooth citruses blend seemlessly with the tart fruits to make a combo that is neither too fruity or too feminine. The usually powdery "old lady" florals: lily and iris are toned down by the unusual mix of calone and red pepper. At this point this type of mixture would be way too femme for most but the delightful surprising vetiver in the top notes seemlessly weaves them into a warm, fresh uncomplicated ultra-modern juice that is grounded by a woody ambery musk, neither animalic or too synthetic. Kudos Kenneth!

Sillage: neither too far nor too close
Longevity: just right
Overall: 4.25/5

This creation is a perfect signature scent for KC, not too fancy yet refined; simple but never plain. This is a true work of olfactory alchemy, where the lead of the basic notes is transformed into gold (a finished product truly greater than the sum of its parts).Since this is a understated refined scent using body wash or aftershave gel with the juice helps...


Hate to see bad reviews on this scent. I love it!!! glad I am not the only woman that wears it either. Women's scents are too powerfully and give me such a headache. Great scent KC.


My favorite summer scent. Watery, clean and crisp, this is just fantastic. I know it's a men's scent, but I love to wear it and frankly, the women's version is just overpowering.


It starts with a spicy Vetiver and Lemon Accord at first, within a minute some Mandarin joins in. The Orange is fruity, not zesty. To my nose, the Vetiver is very rich, a bit dry, and even a little 'earthy' (but not dirty), and it holds on right through to the dry down. Very smooth. In a few minutes some florals join, Iris and Lily (sweet, like 'Lily Of The Vally' is) which is quite rich but not overbearing. The florals replace the citrus quickly. During all this progrsssion, a Sandalwood-Amber Accord is picking up some power, but the beautiful flowery notes hold their own against it for a respectable length of time. I don't smell any Black Currant, and no more fruits or veggies.

When the florals do fade, probably somewhere between 1 to 2 hours in, the Sandalwood-Amber base gets a little bit soft and Musky. As the Vetiver gradualy fades, the mix seems to sweeten a little and any dryness fades away. It's a safe scent, but not generic. For me it has the right balances.

Seems about average in projection and longevity. It's a little hard to find these days. It's a very nice scent, suitable for either casual or business, anytime, night or day.

Kenneth Cole Fragrances is a division of Parfums Givenchy.


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