Just For You pour Homme

Just For You pour Homme by Armaf
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Just For You pour Homme is a popular perfume by Armaf for men. The release year is unknown. The scent is woody-spicy. It is being marketed by Sterling Perfumes.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Pink pepper, Mandarin orange
Heart Notes Heart NotesBirch, Cedarwood, Nutmeg
Base Notes Base NotesLeathery notes, Frankincense

Ratings

Scent

7.725 Ratings

Longevity

7.322 Ratings

Sillage

7.022 Ratings

Bottle

6.430 Ratings
Submitted by WiseOwl, last update on 28.04.2021.
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7.5
Scent
7
Longevity
6
Sillage
2
Bottle
Daniel1323
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Spicy all-rounder with subliminal leather note
I last shopped on Notino and was only a handful of euros away from free shipping. In search of a Cheapie I came across Just For You. The review here made the scent seem quite decent and I decided to order it blindly with it. At a price of just 12 € for 100 ml for an EdP I was a bit skeptical, but the people at Armaf have already shown me many times that cheap doesn't necessarily have to be bad, but maybe just good value. And lo and behold: The thing is truly not bad!

The fragrance scores initially with neat spicy freshness. Nothing you would not have already smelled somewhere in a similar way, but you do not have to reinvent the wheel, as is well known. While the spice is predominant and is complemented by nutmeg and woody notes, the mandarin unfolds a sweetness that rounds off the whole in a pleasant way. After a while, there is a hint of soft leather, subliminal and definitely far in the background. This is hardly worth mentioning, but for the overall composition it carries quite an added value. Only from the incense I can unfortunately perceive nothing at all.
Both durability and sillage are not high-flyers, but at the price but hard in order. The fragrance is thus well suited for the office or simply for days on which you do not have to stab times necessarily from the crowd.

After I Just For You up to this point deservedly praised, I have to get rid of but times something: What is this actually for a bottle!!! About the optics can be argued, that is known to be a matter of taste. I don't see it as grotesquely ugly, but beautiful is different. If it would have stayed that way, I would have gladly given this thing 5 pity points. But oh my shame, I've ordered things on Wish that were of better quality! The bottle really is so poorly made, I can't even get over that at this price. Arrived, unwrapped, at first glance worthy with thick tinted glass. But maybe half a dozen times picked up, the gold plastic frame just breaks out of its socket. Another half dozen times later, a crack right through the plastic casing. Meanwhile, I do not dare to touch the thing. The flacon overshadows of course not the nevertheless respectable quality of the fragrance itself, but with so much bursting plastic one feels more like in kindergarten than in a perfumery.

The absurdly cheap bottle aside, Just For You pour Homme is definitely a good cheapie. It could cost double in my opinion and would still be worth considering. At the current price, however, the fragrance is an absolute bargain that you should definitely take if you want to expand your collection by a cheap all-rounder
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Scent
5
Longevity
4
Sillage
5
Bottle
MrHonest

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1 Hour of Schizophrenia
This is one of the strangest scents I’ve ever smelled. Yeah, it was a blind buy, but from the descriptions, ratings and notes, I thought I had it pinned. Turns out I was wrong.

To be blunt, I still don’t know how I feel about it. The development is chaotic. Is it green? Is it smoky? Is it aquatic? Is it woody? Fresh? Spicy? Just what the HELL is this? As a disclaimer, I have a 2015 bottle made in France (batch 174114), so I’m not sure if the newest batches are comparable.

From what I can tell, the first hour is a transition through 5 distinct stages. The first blast is basically identical to the opening of Givenchy’s Gentlemen Only. It’s a very green bergamot, a vegetal vetiver, incense and mandarin, with a somewhat aquatic vibe. 30 seconds later, that aquatic feel is dominated by birch and a rather well-blended leather. This is stage #2 and my favourite part. The leather gets stronger and stronger and then suddenly disappears behind the birch. Then something weird happens.

Suddenly, a laundry freshness accord comes through that’s simultaneously citrusy and watery. This is stage #3 and a tip of the hat to GIT because it really brings out the greenness. Mind you, all of this happens in mere minutes. Stage #4 is when all of the notes begin to settle, to reveal the nutmeg, adding some spiciness to the leather and mandarin. This lasts for about 50 minutes, until finally settling down into stage #5 where everything blends nicely into something pleasantly mature that literally lasts for like 3 hours TOPS. If I could describe the smell at about a foot, it borderlines fresh laundry mixed with a touch of milky leather and spicy mandarin. I know – a terrible description, but that’s what I get.

It almost seems like for that first hour, I’m smelling the lifetime of an urban dweller in fast forward; or perhaps someone with schizophrenia. First it’s green, then it’s leathery, then it’s watery, then it’s woody, then it’s citrusy, then it’s smoky……but at least it eventually gets there – only to disappear prematurely into a mass of business attire and behavioural conformity. Sure, it’s interesting for a while, but then it kind of becomes like all the rest.

The performance is where it falls dismally short. Sillage is decent for that first crazy hour, but when it finally settles into something good and smooth, it chokes and fades into oblivion. It’s a terrible shame too, because if it lasted and projected, I would probably prefer this over Bleu de Chanel EdT. It simply has more character.

Unfortunately, I have to overspray this stuff on my clothes +3 to the chest to get any effect. And despite the awesome gun-metal grey, the bottle is clumsy to hold, and with a crapper atomizer. So for what it’s worth, I wouldn’t recommend it. By now, there are far better options out there even from Armaf, who seem to be constantly stepping up their game. I guess rollercoasters just went out of fashion. Oh well, it was a good ride while it lasted.

Update: Still haven't found a better Gentlemen Only clone 1.5 years later. Until one becomes available, Just For You is probably your best/only bet. For the price, it's a very good pickup.
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