* This is one of those fragrances that might make you sneeze. The initial burst of pepper is explosive. It is so sharp that it even borders on dill pickle.
* Initial projection is bombastic, people all around you might start sneezing.
* After about an hour, it dials back and gets a lot sweeter with resins and amber coming in.
* You may get used to it but it is still projecting without you realizing it.
* A bit of earthy patchouli joins the amber for a long-lasting base.
Summary: When this scent was first realized, it got a lot of buzz for its oversexualized ads. It was promoted to men and forced down the throat of gay men. For a few months, I felt like I was being attacked by a Marc Jacobs perfume sales associate the second I walked into a department store. I don’t like being overly marketed to and don’t respond well to perfumes that make me sneeze. I recently pulled out my sample and gave it a few full wearings and I realize that I actually do like the scent. Once you get past the sneeze-inducing top, it becomes a nice, somewhat office-appropriate sweet scent. I say somewhat because this scent is deceiving. Each time I wear this, I think it has mellowed to a mild skin scent but people around me notice it and ask about it. It is definitely worth testing and I can see why a lot of guys wear Bang.
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Marc Jacobs Bang is available widely at department stores.
Disclaimer: Sample received from friend. Picture courtesy of OSMOZ.