Villain for Men (2011)
by Ed Hardy [Christian Audigier]


Villain for Men information

Year of Launch2011
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 24 votes)

People and companies

HouseEd Hardy [Christian Audigier]
PerfumerAdriana Medina

About Villain for Men

Villain for Men is a masculine fragrance by Ed Hardy [Christian Audigier]. The scent was launched in 2011 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Adriana Medina

Villain for Men fragrance notes

Reviews of Villain for Men

Slightly plastic, vaguely citric/spice (pepper, cardamom) opening. It’s a rather textured cardboard-type opening that smells quite okay… it doesn’t, however, separate itself from several dozen similar openings in similar fragrances. The heart is herbal / spicy (basil, sage, nutmeg) and just as generically anonymous as the opening. The base also claims very little differentiation... I cannot even separate the notes out from the base – it’s a very common list of notes for the base – musk, amber, cedar, sandalwood – and it, too, is excessively generic…

Ultra-boring accords, super-uninteresting composition, and incredibly-indifferent performance. The name, Villain, is a complete misnomer.
17th November, 2017
I was expecting more from this. Villain is a nice citrus, sort of lemon/lime/orange. But that's about it. Longevity is only OK. Nothing special.
22nd January, 2014
I really jumped to conclusions too fast with Villain. Ed Hardy Villain is a very nice gourmand, similar to The One, but with more power. Where as The One is more oriental, Villain is certainly more gourmand.

Villain reminds me of several fragrances. Versace Blue Jeans, Mandarina Duck Black, Samba Kiss Me, The One. Up top, I get this creamy lemon/apple pie note, with crust and all. Very gourmand and very sweet. 2 hours later - by the base, I basically just get amber, along with some sweetness there, smells something like vanilla, but not quite.. maybe more of a benzoin type note. There's a little spice there, but there's definitley a noticeable nutmeg note, which contributes to its whole "lemon/apple pie" thing going on. I do enjoy the smell, but this is very easy to over-apply, which, in my case, contributed to my hatred for this scent at one time, as I found it sickly sweet, and overly cloying. I'm not a big fan of amber, but it's actually quite nice in Villain's dry down; though it's gone within a couple hours.

For me, designer fragrances with amber (especially of the gourmand genre) are hit or miss, usually miss. Villain is a hit for me. A lot of it is its cheap price tag too. I got a 1 oz bottle for 10 bucks shipped. 1 oz of this will last me a long time, with my large collection. I don't reach for it very often, but I did use up my .25 oz mini bottle, so I felt buying another small one was justifiable.

As for my rating.. I am teetering between neutral and thumbs up. The first time I reviewed this, it was thumbs down, but my opinion has changed significantly. Villain is a nice, safe gourmand, although nothing really special. However, I would be lying if I said it wasn't a good solid fragrance. One thumbs up, but definitley not 2.
10th December, 2013 (last edited: 26th March, 2014)
Not my favorite by a long shot but it does smell sexy!
19th March, 2013
Tony T Show all reviews
United States
VERY WEAK IN COMPOSITION, as with most ed hardy's. top and base notes are solid and withold their intergreity but base notes are nowhere to be found. the whole line is marketed toward the 25 and under skinny jeans type so go figure..
19th January, 2013
I don't get the similarities to D&G The One. Villian is an odd sweet herbal concoction that smells very similar to Versace Blue Jeans. The problem with Villian is smells extremely chemical synthetic which ruins the whole experience. It's not a pleasure to smell or wear. I normally try to find some redeeming qualities in a fragrance, but this is just utter crap.
02nd December, 2012

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