Love & Luck for Men 2008

Love & Luck for Men by Ed Hardy
Bottle Design Christian Audigier
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Love & Luck for Men is a perfume by Ed Hardy for men and was released in 2008. The scent is fresh-citrusy. The production was apparently discontinued.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Cardamom, Mandarin orange, Orange
Heart Notes Heart NotesAbsinth, Sage, Violet, Cypress
Base Notes Base NotesMusk, Oud, Vetiver, Cedarwood

Ratings

Scent

5.8 (89 Ratings)

Longevity

5.6 (59 Ratings)

Sillage

5.6 (57 Ratings)

Bottle

3.7 (68 Ratings)
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 01.10.2020.
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4.5
Scent
5
Longevity
4
Sillage
2
Bottle
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Age group 14 (+/- 2)
That I rate Ed Hardy Luve & Luck for Men here is actually complete coincidence. Until a few days ago, I had completely banned the knowledge that I even owned the fragrance from my memory. Sometime a few years ago I was given a gift set with shower gel and the corresponding perfume of the Love & Luck series. Since then the set has been dusty and never been touched. Ed Hardy is in itself a very extravagant fashion brand, which comes along with a lot of bling bling, extroverted and colorful patterns. Anyway, it always looks very chubby. After all, you can recognize it by the bottle. But it has to be said that what you see in the picture here at Parfumo is just the outer shell. The actual flacon is a cheap tube underneath, so to speak. I used to buy fake Ed Hardy T-shirts when I was a teenager on vacation in Turkey, but back then I thought they were really cool and they were really trendy among some vacationers. But nowadays you don't really see anyone walking around in them.

The idea of testing Love & Luck for Men, as I said by chance, came to me in one of the latest YouTube videos of Big Beard Business. The video was about "Top 10 Cheap Fragrances for Life under 35$". I was expecting a lot of good scents but not Ed Hardy, which he compared in his DNA with Creed Millesime Imperial.

So I dusted off the gift set and grabbed the scent to test it. Well, the opening's terrible. Sweet and fruity, squeaky-sweet synthetic liquor, to be specific. Actually, I don't go that hard on perfumes, but I can't think of anything better. Sweet citrus with a little orange in an almost disgusting way. I quickly realized that the perfume could probably be the second most disgusting scent I know (after Clean Air). Then, when that gruesome prelude finally fades away, salty notes are added that are a bit reminiscent of Vintage Rush of Unicorns, which is a clone of Millesime Imperial. I have to say that I've never smelled Creed's "Original", so there's no direct comparison. I like Rush of Unicorns for example quite well, I own it too. But Love & Luck? No way. I can't do that.

After all, after a good 2 hours (the scent has long since become a skinscent on my skin), the drydown is actually something like "pleasant". At least no comparison with the bad start. The sweetness remains there but harmonizes with the salty chords comparatively okay. Shelf life was max. 5 hours. So it's clear that the smell improves with time. The fact that the drydown is getting better, at least now causes me to give the scent no rating in the range between 1-2 points, but a little bit more. So I stick to my fairness and don't reduce Love & Luck only to its opening.

Still better not to buy. Even if it's cheap, it's an absolute waste of money. This perfume can only be worn by very young teenagers, who are probably more concerned about the brand than what's in the bottle. I would even strongly advise them against buying it
5.5
Scent
6
Longevity
5
Sillage
7
Bottle
MrHonest

73 Reviews
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Knock knock. Who's there? Some kid...
Yeah. The first time I smelled Millesime Imperial (MI), I wasn't impressed. In fact, I hated it. Like a salty and sour mandarin gone bad. The first time I smelled Love & Luck (L&L), I nearly gagged. Bloody awful, I thought. A softer and cleaner version of MI, yes, but with nearly zero performance and no salt.

But fast forward a few years, I was sampling the Cuba line and ran into Wild Heart - a clone of (L&L). "There's that damn smell again!" I thought. "And it's even dirtier! Like a rancid bathroom cleaning product. Gross." Nevertheless, I went about my day to the tune of, "someone smells good in here." What?? And then it clicked. I finally got it. I get why women are attracted to this scent - the musk.

My mind immediately raced back to L&L and how it offered itself up as a minimalistic citrus freshie with a super understated white musk drydown. The sillage!! From the body!! That's it! That's the key! Without hesitation I purchased 2 full (and super cheap) bottles of the stuff and the dousing began. 10 sprays, 12 sprays, on the clothes, in the hair, on the bal.... well....you know. And the magic began.

IMHO, it's not about the scent. Basically, what I get is a rather juvenile, uber-synthetic quasi-orange citrus top, with a tiny bit of added piney violet in the mid. No, for me, it's about how that slightly sweet citrus musk combines with my natural body chemistry in the drydown. It hovers in the air, it gently caresses your nose and clings lovingly to clothing. No foul degredation. No heavy aftersmells. Basically, just enough diffuse and understated aroma occupying the air for someone to raise their eyebrows and remark, "who smells nice?"

And unfortunately, in my world, "nice" is all I get. No sexiness, no vulgarity, no hanky panky. Just "nice". But don't get me wrong, the notice is exceptional - better than some of my dense favourites. My guess is that it's the familiarity with all those synthetic citrus fragrances in cosmetic and hygiene products these days that young women rely so heavily on. To put it simply, L&L is reminscent of a citrusy and musky SOAP. But heck, a clean guy is an approachable guy. And for now, that'll do. Yes, that'll do nicely.
5
Scent
6
Longevity
5
Sillage
2.5
Bottle
Gold

470 Reviews
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Clean citrus-aromatic
On the German site, some people really indulge in "Ed Hardy bashing" - taking the mickey out of this (admittedly) not very elegant/tasteful brand. The fragrance is perceived and described as over-the-top vulgar and repulsive. Well, I don't agree. "Love & Luck" is an average generic citrus aromatic done in the style of many other popular sport fragrances. Headnotes are very citrussy, afterwards the scent evolves into the woody aromatic category with cypress and vetiver. I don't perceive any oud in this scent (as mentioned in the pyramide). And there are hardly any spices in this fragrance (cardamon - where are you?).
"Love and Luck" is a clean, everyday scent for people who like the aromatic freshness of citrus. As I said, the fragrance is a bit generic, but it's not as bad as those who are put off by the bottle design and the image of the brand make it.
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Kazos07Kazos07 27 days ago
7.5
Scent
Sean John Unforgivable got 7.6 rating, this one got 5.8. And they are exactly the same scent. Parfumo at its best...
KimJongKimJong 13 months ago
4.5
Scent
6
Longevity
7
Sillage
2
Bottle
I'd like to report to the police those youtubers who said Love & Luck was MI clones.
Carlitos01Carlitos01 2 years ago
5
Scent
6
Longevity
6
Sillage
5
Bottle
Not enough love and barely some luck. This is an inexpensive synthetic look-a-like of Creed's Milesime Imperiale. The bottle is quite tacky.

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