There are certain researches that state that smelling a fragrance you are familiar with and find pleasant could have some positive effects on your mood. It is like when you smell apple pie or freshly laundered clothes – it triggers certain chemicals in our brain that affects our mood.

This is also true when it comes to certain fragrances. A fruity scent makes you feel lighter and refreshing, while a musky one lets you feel more sensual. With a lavender scent and undertone of spicy and amber fragrances, the Curve by Liz Claiborne can evoke a more refreshed and lighter mood.

The Curve by Liz Claiborne for Men is a light and refreshing cologne spray perfect for everyday wear. It provides a blend of citrus, fruit and wood notes, making it an all-around fragrance.

Features:

  • Design House: Liz Claiborne
  • Fragrance Notes: Lavender, juniper berry and leaves, mid notes of Bergamot, Ginseng, Cardamom and cactus with Sandalwood, Pepper, Amber, Vetiver and Mahogany
  • Weight: 4.2 ounces
  • Dimension: 9 x 7 x 5 inches; 12 ounces
  • Recommended Use: daytime wear, for men

Pros

Curve by Liz Claiborne for Men is a blend of spicy and citrusy scent which makes it a good choice for spring and summer wear. This cologne provides a very uplifting and refreshing fragrance that is suitable for casual, everyday wear as well.

Because of the citrus notes in this cologne, the Curve is often reviewed as a crowd pleaser and one that the opposite sex finds quite pleasant. A few people who have used this cologne stated that this is an unpretentious scent making it a pleasant and flexible cologne.

The lavender and juniper berry provides this cologne with that floral scent that reminds you of spring while the ginseng, cardamom and cactus gives that note of spice, which balances out that floral note from the lavender. The sandalwood, pepper and mahogany give this cologne a more masculine scent without being too overbearing and overwhelming.

The sandalwood, black pepper, amber, vetiver and mahogany base notes are a departure from the more traditional aquatic scent which makes it slightly different from other cologne sprays for men available in the market today.

For its affordability, The Curve by Liz Claiborne for Men has good projection which would generally last for a few hours after the initial spray. Because of the floral and citrus notes, it is not too offensive on the nose. This cologne gives off different scents during dry down from a very woodsy feel to sweetness and freshness notes.

Cons

Because of the combination of floral, spice and citrus notes, the Curve by Liz Claiborne often attracts the young adult and young professional market.

Although the refreshing scent is quite attractive to women, a few people who have reviewed this cologne have mentioned that the fruity note can be too much for a masculine fragrance. There is too much fruit and not much masculinity.

They also mention that the initial spray can give off too much of the lavender note and mute down the other scents; however, during dry down the lavender mutes down allowing the other notes to emerge. The fragrance is also too casual, thus limiting the use to just casual, every day wear and not suitable enough for other occasions.

They also found that the longevity of this cologne is not at par with some colognes of the same category available in the market today. You would often have to spray a few times in the day to make a decent lasting power.

Some have mentioned that this can also result in having to spray the Curve by Liz Claiborne onto several areas of the body to get better projection instead of concentrating on one or two key body parts. They also found that during dry down the fragrance can turn flat and very toned down.

Because of its popularity and the recognizable scent, a few people stated that it is not much of a signature scent and can be limited to just day-to-day wear.

Verdict

With the combination of citrus, spice and wood notes, Curve by Liz Claiborne is a very versatile fragrance. It can be worn year-round and is practically good for any occasion. Although it may not be as long lasting as expected, the affordability and overall smell of this cologne is definitely worth it.

If you want something that is subtle and green but not overly fresh then this is the perfect all year scent for you. This is a classic scent from Liz Claiborne and may be a polite and unpretentious scent but it is definitely effective. And, you can never go wrong with a classic!