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Bentley Infinite Intense (2015)
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Bentley Infinite Intense information

Year of Launch2015
GenderMasculine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 20 votes)

People and companies

HouseBentley
PerfumerNathalie Lorson
SupplierIFF
Parent CompanyDenz > Art & Fragrance

About Bentley Infinite Intense

Bentley Infinite Intense is a masculine fragrance by Bentley. The scent was launched in 2015 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Nathalie Lorson

Bentley Infinite Intense fragrance notes

Reviews of Bentley Infinite Intense

drseid Show all reviews
United States
Bentley Infinite Intense opens with a huge blast of black pepper with hints of underlying aromatic lavender and green geranium before moving to its heart. As the composition enters its early heart the pepper only slightly softens but remains the focus, as the earlier supporting aromatics are replaced by warm, dry nutmeg spice, piney, peppery elemi with just a hint of salty faux ambergris, and significant sharp, woody vetiver and dry cedarwood rising from the base. During the late dry-down the actual black pepper mainly vacates, as the peppery elemi remains now in support, melding with the focal remnants of the sharp vetiver and dry cedar through the finish. Projection is excellent and longevity outstanding at over 15 hours on skin.

When Bentley for Men Intense came out in 2013 by the same perfumer (Nathalie Lorson) I lauded that it was one of the best designer releases in recent memory and years later that statement still holds. As such, it was with great anticipation and seemingly little risk that when Bentley Infinite Intense was released a couple years later a blind buy was in order. It has taken me about 5 years to get around to reviewing the result of the buy, and I wish I can say that it was even close to the winner of its earlier relative, but alas I cannot. Bentley Infinite Intense is really a completely different composition than its superb smelling predecessor, with this one more in the Terre d'Hermes and Tzora vein. Anyone who has read my reviews over the years knows that I hold both in very high regard but unfortunately, while showcasing some of the same components like the Iso E Super enhanced cedar, sharp vetiver and pepper that Tzora in particular focuses on, the skillful balance and proportions of that masterpiece seem missing here. In particular the black pepper, enhanced by peppery elemi comes off so strong it had me sneezing at times (something that rarely happens). I suppose that anyone who hasn't sniffed Tzora by Anat Fritz might be at least somewhat impressed by Bentley Infinite Intense but once you have sniffed the best, relatively inferior alternatives just can't cut it and this one, while decent smelling, just doesn't even come close to measuring up. On the positive side, the bottle, like its predecessor, is superb, as are the overall performance metrics. The bottom line is the $27 per 100 ml bottle Bentley Infinite Intense may be a pretty good offering if one didn't sniff others that came earlier and smelled better in the same space, but the "above average" 2.5 to 3 stars out of 5 rated release comes up a bit short, earning a neutral recommendation.
11th April, 2020
rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
A dark-ish peppery-floral opening blast, with the floral side mainly represented by a violet impression; with a slight coating with a soft jasmine and touches of a gentle smokiness added in at times.

The drydown adds a touch of crispness, courtesy of a combination of benzoin and some nutmeg.

The base is developing a nonspecific woodsiness, which, together with a somewhat bland patchouli combines with the heart notes.

I get moderate sillage, excellent projection and nine hours of longevity on my skin.

A pleasant scent for warmer winter days, it is not without original touches, but the generic nature of its ingredients does drags it down a level or two. Still, quite pleasant overall - in an unexciting way, but it is blended well. 3/5.
29th January, 2019
Quite pleasant opening and even better drydown. Not the most unique scent but certainly office wear worthy.
12th December, 2017 (last edited: 15th December, 2017)
A Virginia Woolf's ideal "To the lighthouse's fragrance". Meditative, silent, nostalgic. At the beginning it seems to deal with the umpteenth Mont Blanc Emblem's clone but fastly along the way Infinite Intense activates a sort of more opaque and mysterious vibe really hard to be described, ozonic and semi-oriental at same time. Over the first sharply tart blast the juice turns soon out floral and silky, quite warm and velvety, something (salty-suedish) really melancholic (ambery-suedish violet?) as a winter afternoon spent admiring the oceanic waves from the lighthouse's hill. There is an aereal salty/suedish freshness combined with an opaque darker warmth which is musky-benzoinic, spicy-ambery (an almost yummy/edible violet-centered blanket) and silky-suedish, overall with a violet's general musky vibe. Violet is not properly damp or angular but prevalently musky and soapy. Dry down is quite romantic and surely virile and "confident". Really not bad.
02nd May, 2017
Today, Bentley Infinite Intense is giving me a similarity to the original Colors de Benetton Man in the black bottle. Anyone else getting this similarity?
20th April, 2017
I needed to revise my review. My initial review was based on a newly opened bottle and in the meanwhile the juice has matured and gone through some major changes. Some notes were simply not there before.
The new juice was much less aromatic with a dominant pepper note and bad performance.

This scent is perfectly suited for a man in his forties and up. But it doesn’t smell dated, so younger persons can wear this without a problem. If you can see yourself wearing Grey Vetiver, you should give this a try. I’m not saying they are too similar scents but I think they would appeal to the same group of people.
This is a sophisticated aromatic scent. It is also very unobtrusive and laid back.

The opening features pepper and violet. But the pepper, although prominent, isn't too harsh and obtrusive.
Later, nutmeg takes place of pepper and gives it much more aromatic vibe.

Infinite Intense is somewhat similar to Oriflame Platinum. It shares most of the ingredients with it, too. However, Bentley is not harsh, nor synthetic like Platinum. It's a more quality take on the same smell, richer and deeper.

The projection is intimate but strong, suited for a man. Longevity is excellent.

Infinite Intense is a quality fragrance, aromatic in the middle and aromatic-woody in the dry down.

I find it lacking some kind of kick that would make it more interesting but I suppose it was never intended to be anything more than a decent smelling fragrance. And when I say "decent", I mean it in the most positive way. It's classy, smooth, confident, manly, mature and a bit sensual.

If you're having severe performance issues with a new bottle, just give it some time to ripe. I noticed significant improvements in aroma and performance three months from the first spray.
26th December, 2015 (last edited: 02nd August, 2016)

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