Way before I got so obsessed with perfumes, I use Lacoste Essential, which my Tita Daisy gives me during Christmas. I use it at work, at the gym, and during my road races. Well, I prefer to leave a trail of scent than let other runners eat my dust. Kidding aside, Lacoste Essential really smells good, clean, and very non-offensive.
Lacoste Essential starts of very citrusy, very fresh, and green (think leaves :D). Immediately, you would think that it is a scent for teenage boys, for jocks, or gym dudes as it is very sporty.
Later on the development, the citrus mellows down a bit, and it becomes more spicy. Then, it fades to something woody, green woody, I suppose.
Even though it fades into something woody or mellow, Lacoste Essential re-emerges or re-releases the top notes when you do some intense physical activity like running, or dance workouts. This is something that I really like as 3 sprays can last for more than 10 hours!
I love Lacoste Essential as a casual scent, but I love it more as an active, sporty scent. I might actually use it on my next race next month!