IMO, both are good blind buys. (621)
Would Bentley for men for $75 be a good blind buy? What about the intense version? Seems like a pretty good deal.
IMO, both are good blind buys. (621)
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Bentley for Men Intense is an excellent choice, especially if you enjoy incense based fragrances.
I agree totally with Hedonist on this one. You need to really like this type of fragrance for it to be a safe blind buy. I blind bought Bentley Intense and I think it is an outstanding fragrance but I didn't enjoy wearing it so I sold it to someone else. It is possible to like a fragrance, appreciate its incredible quality, but it is not for you. For this reason I would not ever recommend blind buying anything. I do it all the time myself, but don't recommend it. I think chances are really good you will like the smell and artistry of either of the Bentley fragrances, but you may not enjoy wearing them - I'd give that a 50/50 chance.
Do not blind buy, is not safe to do it. As earlier post above, you must love incense to love this. The incense note is overwhelming and not versatile at all.
But I like it
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Never blind buy a fragrance. Have the patience to sample and you'll save lots of money.
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If you can afford to lose the money to possibly disappointment, then try it. Otherwise, in my opinion thats too high for a gamble. The perfume came out not too long ago, give it some time and it will be more widely accessible.
Personally I'd wait until you can sample it or until the price comes down. It may be the board darling right now but, for example, where's Spicebomb now?
Only *you* can determine if you are willing to take the risk. All *I* can say is the Intense version is outstanding and the regular version excellent, IMO. I think either are pretty easy to wear and while I don't wear many in my collection frequently, I wear Bentley Intense (a blind buy) more frequently than most others.
Current Top Favorites:
1) Portrait of a Lady (EdP Frédéric Malle)
2) Giorgio for Men vintage (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
4) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio) - tie
4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie
6) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz)
7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
I haven't tried the EDT version as yet but hopefully that will change in the future. However, I did blind buy the Intense and it is remarkable. I can't say enough good things to say about it and it isn't a two hour wonder with a nice scent, this literally goes on for hours. A great Boozy incense offering.
That's not a good blind purchase to my mind. All the hysteria on the Bentley made me think to buy it blindly, however, fortunately, the week before both fragrances appeared here in Russia. The juice is high quality one for the designer release, but not so outstanding on the whole. It presents sweet woods with incense heart reminding a lot of Dolce & Gabbana The One Gentleman on my skin and this years Frederic Malle Dries van Noten. Intense version is richer in the opening. To sum up, Bentley fragrances are too sweet for me, the amount of rum is not enough, and I happy that haven't bought them blindly.
Hmmm, weird... To me, the slightly sweet/boozy opening disappears pretty quickly and the fragrance turns a little dry and sour in the dry-down stage. Definitely not sweet.
But yes, if you do have a chance to get samples - of any fragrance - it's best to try them first on your own skin before investing in a big bottle. But if samples are nowhere to be had, you have to go by reviews, feedback, and recommendations from people whose noses you trust. If you do buy anything blind, the worst case is not all that bad - you can always sell the bottle at a small loss, probably not much different thank if you spend that amount originally on getting samples.
If you have smelled and like L'air Du Desert Marocain or Amouage Jubilation XXV then yes. I would also think that if you like amber and incense this would be something you'd enjoy wearing.
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I tried this yesterday. Very good scent and I'm pretty sure I'll be buying a full bottle soon. It reminds me of Silver Factory and Jubilation XXV.
How and when do you guys wear this? I was thinking of wearing it to work (office) but it might be too rich for that environment.
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Amouage Opus VI is very similar in vein to Bentley Intense, but it is much, much stronger. This one I would not wear to an office, even one spray.
As Hedonist mentioned in post 4
Blind buys are always so personal. I bought both versions blind because I liked the notes. Then again, I read first, and I am usually 99% good with blind buys.
"No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.
Incense is not an easy scent. Not all person can appreciate this. The scent may perceive you as a "holy" person. Any in my view incense note may attract unnatural force.
I have to be honest....I get tired of dropping money 5-7 bucks on a sample...It ALSO adds up pretty quickly if you get a lot of samples to try....I know many BNers agree that its always best to sample and I did in the beginning...Now I'm pretty good at knowing what notes I love and ones I need to stand clear of...I bought Bentley Intense blindly on ebay and LOVE the stuff...A good buddy of mine on BN told me to try because he kinda knows what I like....But I'd say 60-70% of the stuff I buy now is totally blind...I love the element of surprise, both good and bad....lol
I rarely blind buy anymore. Bentley Intense is a nice fragrance, especially the boozy top and heart notes. The drydown gets really sweet. Too sweet for me.
blind buy this is the best man perfume of the year
Just check the reviews before you buy
Both quite a bit different imo. Bentley seems safe enough.
The 'Intense' is very leathery
Both tremendous value though
I just blind bought this, I'm trusting all the fabulous reviews on this frag from both basenotes and fragrantica. Here are probably my favorite fragrances of all time: Interlude Man, Jubilation XXV, Lyric Man, Memoir Man, Epic Man. See a trend (yes I love Amouage, they are quite a paragon of opulence) I'm hoping that Bentley Intense exudes the same spirit as any of these fragrances and I will be quite pleased. I LOVE incense.
Pomeshnue - based on your other likes, I'm betting you will love Bentley Intense as well. :-)
It's a safe blind buy compared to plenty of things available, and very likable when using trigger control. But as said repeatedly, sample if possible.
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From what I'm seeing online, there is something that strikes me as a bit odd regarding both the Bentley for Men EDT and the Bentley for Men Intense EDP:
Why is it, that the EDP, which is an "Intense" Parfum version.....and seems to be selling much more than the original (according to reviews and the number of people on various online fragrance sites that own one or the other)......but yet, the price between the two is not much of a (or any) difference at all?
Wouldn't you think that "cost of ingredients" (EDT versus EDP concentration) as well as "supply and demand" (more of an available supply of the EDT, with the demand for the Intense EDP being higher) would indicate that there SHOULD be at least a somewhat significant difference in the price between these two???
Not sure if that's odd, many items we see "markups" from one EDT to and EDP, you could assume that the costs are higher, but unless you know for sure then its just a guess. You would need to know the cost of ingredients and then break it down to how much they bought and if any discounts were achieved because of how they sourced or bought in mass quantities...We have bee "trained" to think that EDP should cost more than EDT because that is what has been told\given to us, when in fact the cost could be minimal and in the case of the Bentley fragrances they are not marking up the Intense as much as they could.....
You are using a subset of a subset to make a "bigger picture" conclusion. While it may be popular here and other forums this is a VERY small portion of the actual buying public. The darlings that sell well here and are sought after may not sell well at all in fact which is why the often get discontinued.