I've learned that not everything is about me. Although I enjoy the smell of Gendarme, it's not what I would consider a standard cologne. However, women love it! Who am I to argue with what works. Apparently smelling "fresh" and "clean" is important to women so I purchased the 10oz bottle and don't regret it at all.
"Clean" is the best word I can describe for Gendarme. I'm familiar with this scent. It's on my short list of fragrances I don't hate. My husband used it years ago. Now we spray it on the dogs after their bath. It works great on them.
Great sample, light scent
The sample size was very large, but the scent was light enough for a woman to wear. Gave it to my girlfriend, so at least she's getting some use out of it!
Not for me, personally
I do not like sounding negative because everyone has their own tastes, but I really did not like this cologne, especially given the price. To me, the scent did not match what was described in the ingredients. It smelled more like a commercial cleaner.