Coty Aspen For Men is sort of under the radar a bit. I found it on Amazon when searching for all the brands that Coty makes (clue: it’s a LOT).
I was a bit sneaky in as far as I bought this for my husband with an ulterior motive. He was looking for some more scent for his paltry collection (compared to mine) and I was keen to try this. The 3.99 price tag was a sweetener that made me buy this blind. Disclaimer: I am by no means tight fisted when buying scent for others, but I do strongly believe that cheap doesn’t always mean nasty and in this case, I was right). I love this as much on me as I do on him. I’ll have to buy him something else to compensate for his loss.
Coty Aspen was a revelation for me. After smelling many High Street mainstream male scents lately (call it a phase I’m going through) I was delighted to find that this actually smells exactly like it says it will.
So when you read the notes of Lavender, Galbanum, Balsam Fir and Oakmoss, I can promise you that you will smell them.
Here are the notes according to Fragrantica:
Top notes: Bergamot, Galbanum, Green notes and Citrus. Middle notes: Coriander, Geranium, Cyclamen, Jasmine, Lavender, Juniper and Orange Blossom. Base notes: Amber, Oakmoss, Cedar, Balsam Fir and Musk.
Interestingly, no fewer than 120 Fragrantica users vote that this smells like Green Irish Tweed by Creed. Can’t be bad for 3.99.
Coty Aspen smells to me like a freshly aired room that has clean linen sheets in it that have just been dried by the breeze outside. There is a pot of lavender on the window sill and the window opens onto snow capped mountains and pine trees, letting in crisp mountain air. It’s stunning, and longevity is excellent at around eight hours.
Once again, Coty has proved that excellent scent can be made for a low price. I often think of this when I smell something unremarkable but expensive. Which happens a lot in this game!