El Diablo

El Diablo by Bud Parfums
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El Diablo is a perfume by Bud Parfums for men. The release year is unknown. The scent is spicy-woody. It is still in production.

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Perfumer

Howard Jarvis

Fragrance Notes

Black pepper, Cinnamon, Labdanum, Oakmoss, Nutmeg, Clove, Bergamot, Lime

Ratings

Scent

7.0 (11 Ratings)

Longevity

7.4 (9 Ratings)

Sillage

6.4 (9 Ratings)

Bottle

5.9 (7 Ratings)
Submitted by Apicius, last update on 12.06.2018
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7.5 7.5 9.0/10
DeGe53

23 Reviews
DeGe53
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This little devil just wants to play
El Diablo! The devil made the booze….. exactly! And this little bugger is one mischievous, tipsy hellion. Not a mean, cloven-hoofed, tail wagging Horned One with a trident to drag bad sinners into the redhot hells gorge.
He’s more like an elegant, mischievous guy, sparkling eyes, pointed hairline, canny smile, with a tiny sulfuric cloud rising from underneath his red lined, velvetblack cape. He wants “aaaaaaction”, he wants to have fun, he’s still so young!

He is sharp and at the same time fresh. How on earth Howard Jarvis has accomplished that remains a secret, as always. And there is definitely cinnamon included. Fresh, clear cinnamon, no sugar added. And pepper, very clear, also fresh and not biting sharp, but with a slight nutmeg note to it. And the Budiade that is so hard to describe lingers on as well. A certain creaminess comes out at the base, and also a soft, almost powdery woodiness, sawdust powder.

I can’t find it as loud as Apicius does, but we know that already. On the contrary, after the initial abundance of cinnamon-pepper-nutmeg (or whichever hot spices are included here), which comes rushing on like the devil, the horned creature calms down some, doesn’t become cosy but slightly tame with a fresh-rough bearing. He’s behaving, stays close to the wearer and Ms. Devil can wear it as well. She doesn’t even need to have red hair!

At the cooler seasons this is nice for people who do not want to smell gourmandy but still appreciate a certain spiciness.
7.5 7.0/10
Apicius

219 Reviews
Apicius
Apicius
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Mean and Hot
This develish perfume is all about pepper! With this new release Howard Jarvis aims at those perfume lovers who prefer piquant spiciness in a very straightforward way. What I smell is pepper, maybe also things like paprika, clove and a little bit of cinnamon oil - but as always; I might go wrong when I try to spot out some parts of the unknown scent pyramid.

El Diablo is hot stuff that maybe not everybody will be able to cope with. It is not refined, it is loud and intense and especially of interest for those who enjoy peppery notes. Maybe friends of Lorenzo Villoresi's Piper Nigrum or maybe the noble Poivre Samarcande by Hermès might feel attracted to it. In this trio, El Diablo would be the roughneck. Whereas the Hermès fragrance presents itself refined enough to escort the fine leather goods of this brand, Piper Nigrum can almost be called experimental with its twist to a chocolate-like note. But El Diablo attracts with its special straightforwardness.

El Diablo roughly shares the same style as traditional bay rum after shaves that you still can get from several rather traditional brands. (D.R.Harris, Royall and others.) In opposite to those, El Diablo is more complex and also more respectable. Surely, peppery notes are the focus of El Diablo, but there are other notes that rather accompany the pepper than contrasting it. Woody notes only appear in the background, they do not imprint the fragrance. But there must be something else – at times, I sense a certain calming aspect in it – is it some musk? That reminds me a bit of shaving soap – or is it only in my mind?

Whatever, El Diablo may not be among the greatest perfumes of all time, but it is definitely fun to wear. The quality is good, and a fragrance like this will surely attract people. However, I do not suppose these people are the “noses” who want to enjoy highly complex chypres and fougères, but rather people who prefer simpler, more straightforward Barber Shop style colognes.

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