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Bentley For Men Eau de Toilette

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This has some depth - the scent carries more information than your run-of-the-mill freshie or common blue fragrance. Bentley for Men omits the brash spices of a traditional Jamaican bay rum mix and adds elegance to the formula. It reminds me of YSL Homme Libre in the beginning with a burst of violet and an earthy undertone that lasts for a decent amount of time actually before switching to Givenchy Gentleman Only with a pinch of Bleu de Chanel. Use sparingly if you do not want to orchestrate a world war because it is potent, I honestly dont want to think about how potent the "intense" version would be if this one is this loud. Top notes are Violet, Tangerine, Pink Pepper and Nutmeg; middle notes are Papyrus, Earthy Notes, Patchouli, Sweet Notes and Jasmine; base notes are Atlas Cedar, Moss, Tobacco, Incense and Tonka Bean.

It opens powdery then sweet and fruity and the drydown still has that powdery scent with a touch of amber woodiness.Saying this, either of them is not everyones cup of tea, so if you are skeptical of the DNA then I reckon BFM is a safer choice. Like ChilledSpice said, it's not a blue, but it's a nice clean, floral and woody, soapy, office friendly kind of fragrance. It is not necessarily a bad thing, I am not sure what that distinct smell that they both have is, but it can get a bit annoying.

If you don't like it at first sniff, empty the bottle a little, then leave it (without the cap) for a month somewhere in the room where is not too hot, too cold, dark and without humidity. I find Bentley Black Edition a less sweet but very interesting member of the BLUE family group of fragrances. So I did compare them side-by-side (one on each arm), as well as compare the notes listed here on Fragrantica. Whilst I really like both, I think for day to day use the EDT is a lot better and still appears and smells luxurious. This makes Bentley much more versatile as it's a lighter more youthful wear so it could possibly be used in all forms weather or as a signature scent.The base notes are sensuously accompanied by musk and benzoin Siam which convey a feeling of comfort and warmth. It's still commonly mentioned as being "niche quality" and one of the best value fragrances on the market - neither of which I can disagree with. This rich spicy and woody composition is highly versatile and conveys an air of dynamism and self confidence.

It has more than one thing in common with Amouage "Jubilation XXV" the beginning is not as lively or complex as Jubilation but the dry down is somehow more than 80% similar and it actually hard to comprehend that Bentley doesn't have "incense" as a note in it. i like to use it with mild and warm weather, when I am in the mood of a lesser sweet scent than what we get from Legend Spirit, Legend Intense, Dylan Blue, Dior Sauvage and Bleu de Chanel, or sweeter than Carven L'Eau Intense. I feel like I could just have these and have a fine collection (just binge bought 4 different bottles). This is interesting because of how much "boozy" is mentioned (to cite rum is to say there are tropical fruit, dark sugar, and even "funky" terroir tones). All content of this web site is for information purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice; rather it is designed to support, not replace, the relationship between you and your healthcare providers.Incense and tobacco are the main players for the rest of the fragrance's life span, and the overall vibe is much more masculine than the opening suggests. As other reviewers noted in fact, it brilliantly takes its inspiration from Idole de Lubin for all the exotic boozy-woody stuff, a couple of Tauer perfumes (I strongly agree with L’air du Désert Marocain reference in particular, I clearly smell almost the exact same base of tasty spicy ambroxan for a while), and Amouage’s Jubilation XXV. During its entire lifetime I do not get any tobacco even though it is listed and the woddy notes in the dry down are also weak at best. After scrubbing it off with a bourbon-soaked cotton ball and washing it off with water it started to resemble a normal fragrance albeit still super strong.

Things change after fragrance opens when its goes with smell of WOOD-DECAY FUNGUS, but not like freshly cut wood like in Bentley Absolute. The opening is still my least favorite part of the fragrance, but as it dries it becomes a much more enjoyable scent. On my skin there is no "earth notes" like I can smell on Bvlgari Terrae Essence for example, but VIOLET and FRESH FLOWER notes are predominant.

A reason why I prefer this to the Intense is because Intense can very easily fall apart like another of Nathalie Lorson's creations - Lalique Encre Noire a L'Extreme. Performance is great, the longevity is more or less similar to me but the projection is evidently lesser as compared to BFMI, which is expected. With strong leather and woody tones, this memorable Bentley aftershave will be the ideal addition to any line-up.

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