Damn what a piece of shit this scent is.....last blind buy i ever bought.Filthy rum note mixed with some encre noir from Lalique which also hate..mehhhhhhhh!!!
Bentley for Men Intense is unashamedly bold, brash and brawny. Its central structure is primarily woody notes densely blended, accentuated by rum, leather and a touch of incense to concoct a boozy and heady vibe. Fairly linear on skin, it has good sillage and longevity. Its USP is that while bearing a relation to other semi-sweet, woody orientals for men, it is deeper, darker and avoids the pitfalls of being too sugary, too sophomoric or too unimaginative. Its limitation is that it is not subtle, a tad inelegant and perhaps even not sophisticated as such. However, it is candid in its street-smart demeanour, and never had any pretension of foppish aristocracy.
This is not meant to be worn to a rendition of Mahler's No 3 by the Vienna Philharmonic. This is meant to be worn with a leather jacket to a live concert of The Strokes on a cold evening.
In the bleak modern history (2010 - ) of fragrances for men, this is one of the very few good releases.
Wow! Super strong and incense for everyone. Gives off a "warm" vibe. I'm still deciding how much I like this because it is very different from most everything else I wear, but I'll go thumbs up for now because I do feel good when wearing. This will be noticed by others, good or bad, so go easy on the sprays.
Update: Going neutral on this now, sold my full bottle because I didn't feel like wearing it as it was difficult to find the right occasion.
16th February, 2016 (last edited: 21st October, 2016)
Rum, leather with a prominent Sandalwood & incense fragrance.
Love the combination of sandalwood & incense in the dry down. This is by far one of the best & most natural sandalwood i have smelled in a fragrance.
Beginning like many of the designer ouds on the market, the initial blast of incense, woods and leather eventually settle into a run of the mill gourmand. This fragrance is nice, but no where close to niche. It eventually begins to smell like something akin to the TM A-Men line but there are still some important differences. I've nicknamed this bottle "Pure Smoke." Not bad at this price point if you are looking for a bargain.
My Rating: 6/10.