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California for Men Jaclyn Smith for men

California for Men Jaclyn Smith for men
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California for Men by Jaclyn Smith is a Aromatic Fougere fragrance for men. California for Men was launched in 1990. The fragrance features spices, amber, lavender, mandarin orange, musk, woodsy notes, bergamot and lemon.

Perfume rating: 4.00 out of 5 with 14 votes.

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Spices Amber Lavender Mandarin Orange Musk Woodsy Notes Bergamot Lemon

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California for Men Fragrance Reviews


Not much of Tuscany in this at all. It's a lighter, fresher offspring of Drakkar Noir --- a coniferous chypre with the focus on the citrus and lavender topnotes, and the green, woody, smoky and musk base notes de-emphasized. A pleasant enough concoction, and light enough to use as an after-workout splash. Doesn't last very long at all, which can be fine for certain situations.

Although it's a well-balanced composition and very pleasant, it's still highly derivative with nothing particularly distinctive about it.

The Dana version was already a reformulation. The original version was by Max Factor in the blue=stoppered bottle, which is what I am reviewing here.


This is for the older Dana version in the oval-cylinder shaped bottle. Happy orange peels and musk, basking in a glorious sun! It's even darkly-colored enough to look like a little bottle of orange extract, much to my chagrin as a shirt-splasher. I'd say it's like a sweeter, calmer Drakkar Noir, or maybe Tuscany without the brisk herbiness. I can't decide which type of Californian it reminds me of more: the tanned 80s surfer dude in Manhattan Beach who was focused but too cool for school, or the cocksure day trader sitting in his skyrise office in Century City, waiting for the next big deal and the next big score with one of the secretaries. Ah, junk bonds and testosterone! But buyer, beware: I have a newer spray bottle (Jaclyn Smith version?), with a rounded rectangular design and blue cap, and it has been reformulated from the deodorant-stick-shaped silver-capped version to be less cigaretty and more sugary, which I think has largely ruined it.


I am curious about it. So I am going to buy a bottle and give it to my brother try it. ^_^


I wore this to make a girlfriend happy at the time


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