Fuel for Life is a sweet, fruity fougère that’s not too far removed from the Green Irish Tweed/Cool Water clan, made distinct by an unusually smooth and creamy texture. (The heliotrope?) Like many of this ilk, it has a chemical overtone, but it’s less distracting here than in some other examples of the breed. Despite its tough guy packaging, Fuel for Life is a very affable fragrance with moderate projection and reasonable lasting power. Its development is more-or-less linear, so if you enjoy it when it goes on, you’ll probably still enjoy it three hours later. All told I think Fuel for Life is a versatile, pleasant, if somewhat utilitarian, fragrance. If you like this sort of thing you could do much worse.
A good fruity fragrance.
In the opening you will get strong, sweet and almost synthetic raspberry note with hint of anise note which is pleasant and unique.
The raspberry note dominate in the opening and make all the notes blind.
In the dry down raspberry note start to decay slowly and give space for other notes to show their faces!
The dry down is again sweet raspberry with a little more floral note from anise and some woodsy notes but they are in the background.
Very good projection and longevity with this fragrance.
If you like fruity fragrances this is a good one and definitely yo
Fuel for Life is also a Spice of Life... Very nice..!!!
For those reading my reviews, you know my #1 favorite cologne is Diesel, Only the Brave.. I am also a fan of that Diesel's "big brother", Fuel for Life...
Fuel comes out of the bottle with floral, fruit, and woodsy notes with a powdery finish. It is quite pleasant and I received numerous favorable comments, i.e. the "Wow Factor".. Sweetie does give the fragrance glowing remarks, especially the longevity. I, too, am fond of the projection, sillage, and longevity of the fragrance. Fuel projects well after the initial application and then settles to a level that projects evenly and smoothly without being overwhelming to those with sensitive noses. Given the spicy notes (perhaps a touch of musk), some may suggest that Fuel should be a fall and winter fragrance, I would offer the notes are so evenly balanced that this fragrance could be worn during any season and for any event.
The bottling and packaging are exquisite and unique - I am especially fond of the "pouch" surrounding the bottle - very cool touch.. The price/value is moderate - current online rates show about $50 for the bottle - while below the suggested retail price, there are plenty of great fragrances that can be purchased for less.
My final tally for Fuel for Life is 4.5 stars. Great projection, longevity, and potential "Wow Factor"... If you want something a little different, but very pleasant that lasts all day, I strongly endorse Diesel's, Fuel for Life. The world is full of beautiful places - don't miss a thing...
Pros: Pleasant and Unique scent - blend of floral, fruit, and woodsy notes...
Cons: None... I prefer more aqua and citrus fragrances...
By just looking at the notes and reading the reviews I would have bet the bank that this would be something I would never like or wear. I don't enjoy super sweet fragrances in the least. After wearing FFL I was hesitant upon the initial spray on whether to wash it off or not. I let it settle and although it's sweet there's a nice masculine freshness about this with the lavender balancing out the sweetness. Projection, sillage, and longevity are fantastic. It's not something I would wear all the time which is why I can't give it a thumbs up. For a fragrance this sweet is does a decent job with the other elements of the fragrance. Not bad, but not something you should buy without testing first.
11th January, 2013 (last edited: 22nd February, 2013)
A strange kind of synthetic and finally soapy minty woodiness with the raspberry fruity pungency. The initial accord of lavender, anise and grapefruit is aromatic, a bit sour and intoxicating but in a while is a sort of chemical and almost detergent woodiness that takes the stage with its candied berry type of vibe. The aromatic (almost minty/balsamic) soapy feel last throughout till the dry down where the woodiness recedes a bit while a mellow bilberry/heliotrope accord starts to characterize the wake. A bit a brash and "for relentless young crowd" kind of smell. Mah..., not a disaster but not for me.