'Homme' by David Beckham was my first foray into Beckham fragrances. Prices for his signature scents are really great values, and most of them smell quite fantastic and sexy despite their mediocre performance. Women go crazy over Beckham scents, and as soon as you mention his name as the cologne they get even wilder.
'Homme' is basically a weaker version of 'Quorum Silver' by Antonio Puig. Initial notes are cedar, ginger, pepper and a splash of citrus. It takes a few moments to calm down, but thirty minutes later the pepper becomes more pronounced and the cedarwood takes over the show for the most part.
It smells very good, and is very nice for about four hours, then sadly the party dies down a bit and becomes a skin scent for the next couple hours until its over. Longevity with a fairly liberal application of a dozen plus sprays to neck, shoulders, chest and wrists is about 4-6 hours, and a good 6-8+ hours on clothes and jackets.
Projection and sillage is somewhat mediocre, but perhaps due to the subtle nature of this scent and my preference for powerhouse fragrances it may just be my personal opinion.
By comparison, 'Quorum Silver' lasts a good 8-10+ hours, with a heavy hand you'll get at least 12+ hours plus its a good 48-72+ hours on clothes and jackets. Constant projection and well above average sillage. Both are about the same price.
'Homme' by no means smells cheap, and it does get quite a few compliments without being overpowering or offensive so its perfect for the gym, a short lunch or dinner date, birthday and holiday parties or before bed.
However, there's not quite enough staying power or projection for a night out in my opinion. You would need a second bottle to reapply around lunchtime or midnight to get a full day or evening out of this one.
For the price though, its ideal to stick this in your gym bag, spray yourself down in the locker room and not smell like a musty pair of socks while lifting weights. If you love this smell but want something stronger, get 'Quorum Silver'. You will not be disappointed.
Found this Gem when digging through the bargain bin at my local Chemist. A $12 fragrence from Pierre Negrin, yes please! Was searching for something to just throw in my gym bag, or a light and easy casual frag. This out performed all of the other cheap fragrances Such as the likes of Nautica Voyage. Given the price range this is aimed at i don't think Pierre could have constructed a better fragrance.
Like others have said it is basically Terre d'Hermes Eau. Disregard who's name is on the bottle.
For the aftershave version:
A quite pleasant experience. Far from what may be expected from a so called "celebrity" fragrance, Beckham Homme conducts itself with a quiet simplicity. The citrus works in seemless harmony with the ginger/pepper spice to create a fresh offering that holds a humble class. It smells designer, seems to contain decent quality and blend and even surpases many in this category due to its lack of generic qualities that are too often relied upon. What it sets out to do it does very well and in linear fashion. This is a safe blind buy at the price and unlikely to offend. Hardly a stand out fragrance but solid nonetheless.
Nice aromatic fougère!
I get mostly wood from it, but it's not a bad thing. :)
I think it's a scent for a mature man.
This one and Instinct are excellent products with a very affordable pricetag.
spicey yet smooth...i find this the best of his next to instinct...its a very unique drydown that coaxes you in.