Originally Posted by rach2jlc
Seriously, AdG is the Men's warehouse or Kenneth Cole Square-toe shoe of fragrances. I mean, I know everybody has it, I know people think it's "fresh" and "fun," but it's awful. I think any fragrance fan would be doing a disservice recommending it to anybody. It has its place in the market, obviously, but just as people here don't recommend Macy's House Brand for suits, I don't see how we can recommend AdG. There are many better "light" citrus scents out there that are infinitely more interesting, and infinitely less ubiquitous (and infinitely less headache-inducing.) Many of us here have posted, literally, hundreds of posts trying to share these in place of the juggernaut that is AdG.
I totally see your point there. AdG isn't the most interesting of scents and you pretty much smell it everywhere you go - it is not a scent that identifies you. My "truth!" exclamation was mainly about the "everyone wears it" point. Despite that I still find it pleasant, and for my usage, great. I put just half a spray on in the mornings along with some fragrance free antiperspirant roll on before I go to work and it is barely noticeable that I am wearing any scent unless in very very close proximity. I pretty much use it not to smell unique or part of my dress style but just not to smell like sweat during the day. And for this use I find it works very well. There are at times when AdG gives me headaches ,though not from myself wearing it, usually when going out at night passing these club goers who totally drench themselves in the stuff.
Equating it to KC square toes is taking it a bit too far...