So the first aftershave/cologne up for review under $25 is Jovan Black Musk for Men. This is a very nice masculine scent that was released in 2009. I have worn this one several times and have had the same results every time. It is a great woodsy scent and has a good solid base of musk with floral hints and a touch of citrus on top. Unfortunately, this is where the review turns south. I put this on around 6:00 am and in all honesty, it’s essentially gone within four hours. In order for anyone to smell it, they would have to practically bury their nose into my neck.
I met my wife for a date after work one day when I wore this and she could not smell it at all except for, as I said above, when she buried her nose into my neck and then could smell it. The ‘good’ news was that it still smelled woodsy. I say this because their original Musk for Men lost it’s masculinity and ended up smelling very clean and not masculine at all. So this one at least keeps its masculine scent albeit, you can’t smell it.
So, if you want to try this one be sure to use A LOT. I ended up filling my hand up with a huge puddle of it and slapped it on all over and still…..nothing after four hours. It’s sad really because the scent is really, really nice. Cost runs about $18 for 4oz. bottle so its not bad but personally, I think there are others out there that are a better sniff for your scratch.