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    Thumbs up Adidas Ice Dive: A Grapefruit fougere released before it was cool

    So Bleu de Chanel has slowly gained popularity after its initial panning by critics as a generic blue scent. Well I blind bought an absolute gem of a blue fragrance that did the grapefruit fougere years before Bleu de Chanel and considering we're talking Adidas, it was quite the shock, I'm talking about the unexpectedly wonderful Ice Dive. Released in 2001 this thing sells for $10 for 100 mL and is shockingly well done for its price point. It has a strong Grapefruit accord with mint at the top making it quite reminiscent of Chanel's effort and dries down to a white musk with a tiny bit of vanilla with the fresh grapefruit still poking through.

    This would make an ideal gym scent or for the budget conscious because for the price, this scent is unbeatable. A wonderful addition to your summer wardrobe as it's not cloying and has little in the way of project or longevity (about 4 hours). I sampled some of the other Adidas fragrances, but this is head and shoulders above those. A definite buy especially if you're a grapefruit fan as this has a stellar fresh grapefruit note.

    Thumbs up solid 8/10

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    Default Re: Adidas Ice Dive: A Grapefruit fougere released before it was cool

    Funny is that Ice Dive was first fragrance that I ever bought for myself... I dont share your excitement, but you can do much worse than with this fragrance.

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    Default Re: Adidas Ice Dive: A Grapefruit fougere released before it was cool

    Personally have never come across an Adidas scent I liked.

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    Default Re: Adidas Ice Dive: A Grapefruit fougere released before it was cool

    Nice cheapie. You are right about it being a good gym scent.

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    Default Re: Adidas Ice Dive: A Grapefruit fougere released before it was cool

    I was actually pleasantly surprised that this scent is far more non-generic than expected.

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    I had a quick spray of some Ice Dive in the supermarket this morning: it reminds me of Joop! Nightflight.

    It isn't as complicated but the overall scent is similar - if you like Ice Dive I would certainly suggest you search out Nightflight (it isn't that much more expensive!)

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    Default Re: Adidas Ice Dive: A Grapefruit fougere released before it was cool

    A nice one; cheap, but , I like it too!
    Currently wearing: Rose Malaki by Chopard

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    My cousins wears this stuff and adidas moves both are good and cheap with subpar performance but great smells i would wear them for the gym or on hot days. Quite like these scents for what they are.

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    Default Re: Adidas Ice Dive: A Grapefruit fougere released before it was cool

    I agree it's a nice cheapie, I like it now and then, I like a couple other Adidas scents more but for what it is Ice Dive is very ok.

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    Default Re: Adidas Ice Dive: A Grapefruit fougere released before it was cool

    I'd seen this thread pop up a few times over the last day or two which sparked my interest to look for this. I was getting some shopping and I couldn't help but walk down the medicines/fragrances/cosmetics etc aisle.. I immediately saw this on discount for £1.50. I'd decided to stop buying fragrances for a while but I thought to myself, that's less than a cup of coffee! So I picked it up out of curiosity. Will try it later tonight!

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    Default Re: Adidas Ice Dive: A Grapefruit fougere released before it was cool

    Nose Philippe Bousseton also responsible for VC&A Tsar - knew what he was doing...
    l'élégance est un rituel

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    Default Re: Adidas Ice Dive: A Grapefruit fougere released before it was cool

    Pleasantly surprised by this little one! I think it's quite nice actually!

    Really fresh and grapefruity! Not bad for £1.50!

    I let my Father try it and he said "That's as nice as any of the ones you own!"

    He wears DKNY For Men, so I guess there's a similarity there with the grapefruit note.

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    Default Re: Adidas Ice Dive: A Grapefruit fougere released before it was cool

    I rocked this in the high school, back when it was new. The deodorant stick wasn't bad either. I might give it a sniff next time I'm in Tesco, just to bring back the memories.

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    Default Re: Adidas Ice Dive: A Grapefruit fougere released before it was cool

    Bought a full bottle because of this thread. Really enjoying it not my favorite and performance is pretty bad but that could come in handy in some situations. I feel like this would be an awesome gift because it doesn't smell cheap at all. Not expensive but definitely smells like its worth more than the 8 dollars i spent on a 100ml bottle.

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