This is one of Dior's worst frags line.
Nothing new to offer, too safe for a frag creation, which is lack of characters, and somehow the notes are basically citrus.
The jasmine notes are very dominant, as it appears on every stage as the frag develops from the opening to the drydown. Longevity is truly excellent. The lingering drydown notes is exactly the same smell of the flower, either still on the tree or plucked. Great!
Briefly it's a citrusy, flowery and fruity fragrance.
The citrus opening is somehow overpowering, but soon tamed by the mellow and subtle flowery notes. The fruity notes are quite dominant for the drydown.
Agreed with Sir Slantry... IMO this frag is best described as liquid lipstick in a bottle, the initial burst is lipstick+crayon-like scent till the end. Very rare and quite unsual. Just like Dior Homme, but this one is more intense. The bottle is great, but not the frag. Regardless of the long listing of the notes accord, the pyramid notes should be like this:
top : kiss me red lipstick,
heart: half-used lipstick
base: grandma's lipstick
The mint is not really prominent, quite weak, but pleasant, IMO the vanilla note is so intense as it overpowers every accord. All and all, it's a good fragrance, longevity is okay.
Very unsual, and rare scent. It's a fresh spicy fragrance but there's a hint of sweetness in every accord.
nice, green frag, just like the bottle, it's nice too, very simple with no label on it. the only downside of this frag is that it fades super quick, last for about 5 minutes, once you get outdoor, it disappears...
the opening note is very refreshing, a subtle amber and yes, it's soapy, later it settles down to be very intense and sickly sweet... the longevity is great, but it's only the horrid drydown notes that lingers...
Like this frag very much! Simple blend of humble notes that turned out to be a superb frag! It's tartly sweet, seductive and most importantly, long-lasting!
A candy sweet fragrance with a little touch of floral scent. Nothing much can be said about this frag, the notes transition (top to bottom) is an ultimate disaster. I do believe that the idea of having to relate the 'sweet scent' with 'of being sexy' at the first place is wrong at all.
A truly classic, earthy, 'cut grass' fragrance, very serene, warm yet fresh. A worth having fragrance!
25th June, 2008 (last edited: 19th July, 2008)
smells like a fruit punch carbonated drink... breezy sweet, not to floral, fresh and welcoming. love this frag!
Salute to Annick Menardo for brilliantly mixing up 6 humble notes which turn out to be an absolute timeless fragrance, the opening is so subtle which both notes eucalyptus and incense do not overpower each other, which later on the scent evolves to something that is medicinally fresh. Love it!
I do agree with DULLAH, rather to have it named Black, it is supposed to be called either Chrome or Aluminium, but i'm trying to be fair here, regardless of its name, Black, the fragrance is actually excellent.
The composition is quite rare, mango + sage + armoise + patchouli etc, which to me it appears just too overwhelming, as every note is composed to overpower each other, it is long lasting, it stays for up to 8 - 10 hours. Great!
Nothing special about this frag than its bottle. The design is superb but the frag composition is not. Fern + Clove + Tobacco etc, clean fresh for the opening that lasts about 10 minutes then it dries out to strong powerful smell of tobacco.
Purchased a bottle of RL DB last year, really like the scent. It is highly seductive and long lasting. I would prefer if it is given other name than DB, yup, maybe the opening is quite similar, the mango scent (DB) and the iced manggo (B) but the middle notes and the drydown is absolutely different, to me, Black portrays modernity, confident (and playful as well) while DB more to seduction from within, a true gentlemen. Worth every cent, and what's best, it is bottled in 75 and 125 ml, while most frags sold either in 50ml or 100ml bottle.
A classic frag I wuld say, the scent is long lasting, fresh floral, sweet ad masculine. The only problem with this is that it's everyone's favorite, making it kind of a typical scent smelled everyday once you entered the staffroom...
I'm a big fan of CH frags, I like CHIC FOR MEN, and 212 MEN very much and always looking forward to having this 212 SEXY MEN, and I did. The main attraction is I just love the deep/dark maroon color of the bottle, and the scent has a weak hint of the original version. The opening scent is superb, I would describe it as something that is fresh, and seductive, regardless of the notes, the opening is kind of a citrus splash with a touch of something that is sweet, (orange and honey perhaps?) The opening scent lingers for about only half an hour :-( Nothing much I can say about the middle notes, but the dry down is great, i would say that the dry down as something sweet and dark, it is like sandalwood, vanilla, coffee and smoke. All and all, the smell is really great but the longevity is extremely poor. Would last for about 2, 3 hours when applied on skin, but last for days on cloth.
22nd April, 2008 (last edited: 25th June, 2008)
Excellent! A mellow scent with superb longevity. The citrus opening is not intense, the middle + the drydown is dark, sweet and seductive but not overpowering. It is a kind of seduction from within, a tamed beast, a true gentleman.
What is so special about the blend of green mandarin leaf, yuzu, nutmeg, tobacco etc... nothing distinctive but I do love the bottle design, very masculine.
All and all, it is a typical fragrance, a fragrance which is best said created just to make someone smells good, and if that would be its only purpose, indeed the frag has fulfiled it.
22nd April, 2008 (last edited: 14th May, 2008)
Kind of fresh, zesty and fruity fragrance, love the new orange hue (previously the hue of the bottle was yellow green), I would rather have this applied throughout the year rather than the original CK one.
Fahrenheit would be my Dior number 1 fragrance and this would be my last. I purchased once and that was my last buy. Nothing special, it smells like typical fresh male fragrance. I will never ever buy this one again eventhough it comes with free sling bag or pouch for every purchase.
The bottle might appear 'photogenic' in ad, but horrid when you hold it, as well as the fragrance, none of the notes could convey or define 'Kenzoair' to me.
Nothing is special about this fragrance... horrid looking bottle
I don't know either this is a fragrance or not. Some might say, yes it is, but to me, this would be one of the most horrid fragrance I have ever smelled. The composition of the notes somehow didn't work at all!
Less is more... having not too many notes composed for Fahrenheit yet this is always my number one Dior fragrance. Woody + flowery scent. Smells like fresh cut grass to me, though to some it smells like fuel.
Excellent! Always my number one CK fragrance.
Very distinctive and original. The scent is fresh but not that typical male zesty citrus fresh. Warm, subtle, and powdery as well. Longevity is excellent.
06th May, 2006 (last edited: 19th July, 2008)
Typical fresh fragrance for men. The composition of notes might be different but there are many male fragrances sold over the counter have similar scent.