I will say that until recently, I never really tried scents the way one is supposed to. I can’t say what they smell like on the skin, because I couldn’t get past the environmental waft, so to speak. Maybe go by Walmart and see if they have a tester. Our local Walmart stocks Aramis.Now that I have seen many negative comments about Aramis (and I since I raised the issue here), I should definitely try it out somewhere before buying it. There's no point in buying something that I, too, might dislike intensely, LOL. Then again, there are many matters in which my taste goes against that of the majority of my friends and acquaintances! We shall see.