Bentley for Men 2013

Bentley for Men by Bentley
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Bentley for Men is a popular perfume by Bentley for men and was released in 2013. The scent is spicy-woody. It is being marketed by Lalique Group / Art & Fragrance. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamotBergamot
Black pepperBlack pepper
Bay leafBay leaf
Heart Notes Heart NotesLeatherLeather
RumRum
CinnamonCinnamon
Clary sageClary sage
Base Notes Base NotesCedarwoodCedarwood
PatchouliPatchouli
MuskMusk
Benzoin SiamBenzoin Siam

Ratings

Scent

7.7165 Ratings

Longevity

7.7135 Ratings

Sillage

7.5134 Ratings

Bottle

8.4148 Ratings

Value for money

9.423 Ratings
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 11.10.2021.
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Sillage
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Bottle
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Pricing
Elysium

502 Reviews
Elysium
Elysium
Helpful Review    5  
An '80s Powerhouse of Booze
I have owned this perfume for almost six years, yet I have never found the mood to describe it. I put it in my fall rotation, and on this misty Sunday morning in October, I think the time has come to give it the glory it deserves. First, Bentley for Men is uncompromising in its onslaught. It sits close enough in the olfactory profile to the much-discussed Bentley for Men Intense flanker. While it’s easy to see why it was overshadowed by its more bombastic big brother, there are still important differences between them. Seldom there is such a great scent hype as that for Bentley for Men Intense. However, Bentley For Men is no exception.
The cologne has oriental and spicy aspects. It was released in 2013 and developed by Nathalie Lorson. Those who follow me should know that she is on the podium of my favourite perfumers. It’s almost a niche fragrance, which means it’s not available in so many retailers. All the Bentley perfumes I own I have bought blindly online. The perfume combination here isn’t the most unique, but it still sets Bentley apart from the average male cologne. Like an intense liqueur rich in very hot spices, the cologne combines wood with the sweet scents of Bourbon rum. And the note of refined leather warms you with the spices. Let’s get started.

For me, the bay leaf dominates in the opening, and it is the first thing I perceive. But the bergamot and pepper are immediately behind, with an incensed and smoky note in the background that emerges already a few minutes after spraying and is present almost to the end. Oddly enough, it does not mention the note of frankincense or olibanum, even though my nose smells it. The same goes for spiced bergamot, which lasts a lifetime. It’s almost spicy, and the peppercorn, oddly enough, can make you sneeze if you tend to smell the sprayed spot immediately. Then, the sugary alcohol calms down, and the woodiness takes over.

It takes almost a quarter of an hour to dampen the citrus and aromatic tones, after which the rum also begins to surface along with the woody accord. Thankfully, not everything is dark as the opening doesn’t last forever and begins to take its recognizable oriental shape, and the rounded edges smooth out. As soon as the tricky opening fades, leather and cinnamon join the game. While there are still plenty of avenues for the fantastic finish, the fragrance’s bold niche side appears. There are aromatic and green facets due to the sage, here it is so true with its fragrant and velvety leaves. The spicy, woody, alcoholic flavour begins to rise from your skin, and the brownish skin of birch and labdanum prevents it from getting too sweet. And the smoke is still present in the background.

All of that remains in the concoction after the base notes begin to emerge, except for the bergamot which dissolves completely in a couple of hours, a nice span for a citrus top note. When the protagonists, such as rum, leather and cinnamon, take a back seat, the glorious vanilla benzoin blends with the dark patchouli and makes the base delicious. Yes, the feel of cedarwood pencil shavings is present, although the amber and balsamic facets of the resins stand out more. And despite the patchouli plays a wiry role here, the notes of leather and cedar are still obtained.

Ultimately, the scent changes slightly during the first few hours, but at the same time, its core remains constant and very pleasant all the time. After about half a day, it is a little less spicy but still aromatic, sweeter, more sparkling and more leathery. It starts more as a daytime scent for the colder days of autumn and ends as a warm nighttime scent. It’s great considering it lasts and projects well for several hours and then continues as a skin scent.
Spicy yet light and woody but delicate at the same time, this fragrance easily got my approval. A more versatile and less self-centred version, I say self-centred as a compliment, of Intense. the rum component in both can make one look like a clone of the other but in my opinion, it is not. I think Bentley for Men is more to be worn for autumn, in winter there is more incensed and enveloping Intense that awaits. I got compliments from the guys ... “You smell so good, unobtrusive, just plain good!”

And you, do you like boozy perfumes? What do you think?

I base the review on a 100ml bottle I have owned since January 2016.

-Elysium
7.5
Scent
5
Longevity
6
Sillage
8
Bottle
Smellavision

146 Reviews
Smellavision
Smellavision
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Just lovely in the wintertime...
I just love this fragrance on a freezing cold winters morning... rich, boozy leather with hints of rum.
It dries down quite quickly, within appr. 15 minutes most of the alcoholic notes disappear and leave you smelling like the interior of a brand new car with leather seats - very masculine.

That being said, I am rather disappointed of the projection and sillage - after two hours it's toned down to a skinscent and after four hours it's completely gone on me - completely!

Of course you could bring an atomizer and reapply around noon, but make sure your boss isn't around for the first quarter of an hour, or he'll think you've been having drinks on your lunch break ;-)

Great presentation in a classy, heavy glass bottle, just oozing quality - I wish the scent would do justice to this.
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8
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8
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8
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Hautgout
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Hautgout
Hautgout
   16  
One-handed clapping in Grossheppach

....or why you can't play soccer with beak shoes, the next soccer world cup in Qatar takes place as a radio play and a freshly engraved tattoo including a freshly laid permanent wave is simply "state of the art" for professional soccer players. Where: 99% of the professionals run around with Undercut as if there was only one hairstyle...
In fact, during the 90-minute event, most professional footballers nowadays are more concerned with the correct fit of their hair by constantly looking up at the giant video cube than with the dreaded "No-Look-Pass" that Stevie Wonder dominated in his prime as Timbuktu's central stopper.
Those were still times when Rudi Völler wore open minipli, Frank Rijkaard regularly supplied him with hair gel on the pitch and Gerd Müller pulled the ruffle out of the blonde mat with a straightening iron in the halftime break Günter Netzer.
After the "Amouage Interlude Man-Teilverriss" now an oriental or gourmand scent that can do something and which you should wear in any case with beak shoes (with or without bobbles) and traditional thawb (caftan) in your living room in the style of the Gelsenkirchen baroque.
The no longer so acute hype around Bentley for men led to a purchase, all the more as Nathalie Lorson is responsible for the fragrance. The fragrance should be similar to "boozy" as the Intenseversion - the rum note is meant - but it does not lead to comatose states of consciousness. The mentioned pepper does not lead to the Katharr either and the patinated leather armchair towards the end also does its job. Actually no friend of sweetness but that is similarly skillfully used, speak discreetly, as in Giorgio Bevely Hills for Men. Great.
In addition to the Giorgio, another fragrance that provokes positive public attention - even if only in the form of lascivious glances in the queue at Lidl at the checkout ...
The fragrance costs only one tenth of the Amouage fragrances, which should actually be called "am Ar*h" (if you look at your account statements at the end of the month)...
In any case, Kevin still has something for Jackeline or Chantalle on Friday or Saturday evening - a handbag Chiwawa, a 10 pack Botox or a squat intensive course with Patrice for a more voluminous Gluteus Maximus (butt).
If you are irreversibly traumatized by Tinder, you should try Bentley for Men at Lidl, Kik or in relevant nouveau riche malls while shopping (swinging an aperol from your wrist in your left hand). Well, done!
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Drseid

797 Reviews
Drseid
Drseid
Very helpful Review    8  
Another Excellent Bentley Release Overshadowed By Its Outstanding Sister Scent...
Bentley for Men opens with a relatively sweet bergamot and laurel tandem with just a hint of underlying cinnamon. As the composition enters its early heart phase it turns slightly boozy as a fine benzoin sweetened rum joins smooth woods, with the remaining prominent laurel and subtle cinnamon tagging along. During the late dry-down the benzoin driven sweetness tones down considerably with suede leather joining remnants of the smooth woods and cinnamon-laced rum as the composition gently fades. Projection is average, as is longevity at 7-9 hours on skin.

After having such a positive experience with my blind buy of Bentley for Men Intense earlier, the expectations for the regular Bentley for Men by the same perfumer were understandably quite high. Largely Bentley for Men is up to the task and proves another excellent outing by Lorson in 2013. While the two sister compositions are quite similar in structure, there are some differences that distinguish them. Bentley for Men Intense has a much richer boozy demeanor than the lighter all-around style of Bentley for Men. By "lighter" I do not mean watered down, but rather less deep, less boozy and gourmand, less projection and longevity; and at the end of the day somehow a bit less distinctive. If I had not already tried the superior smelling Intense I would be singing this composition's praise more forcefully, calling it one of the best releases of the year (which it certainly is), but the Intense just takes the shared base accord to new heights and is the one most folks will want in their collection. The bottom line is the $90 per 100ml bottle Bentley for Men is an excellent composition, overshadowed by its even better sister scent, still earning an "excellent" 4 stars out of 5 rating. If you already own Intense, Bentley for Men probably is not needed, but the reverse does not hold.

Statements

Stevens95Stevens95 2 months ago
10
Scent
9
Longevity
10
Sillage
9
Bottle
Best bentley fragrance to me!
Mike1337Mike1337 3 years ago
5.5
Scent
sweet -> tobacco -> vanilla ??
ElysiumElysium 6 years ago
10
Scent
7
Longevity
7
Sillage
10
Bottle
Saturday night out, dinner with friends, rain is falling. Perfect condition for this fabulous ambery and leathery fragrance. I adore it OMG!

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