Halloween Man X (2019)

Halloween Man X by Halloween
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Halloween Man X is a new perfume by Halloween for men and was released in 2019. The scent is sweet-spicy. It is being marketed by Perfumes y Diseño.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesCardamom, Provençal lavender, Lemon
Heart Notes Heart NotesWhisky, Roasted coffee, Leather, Cinnamon, Mineral notes
Base Notes Base NotesTonka bean, Amber, Frankincense

Ratings

Scent

7.7 (46 Ratings)

Longevity

7.2 (40 Ratings)

Sillage

6.9 (39 Ratings)

Bottle

7.4 (49 Ratings)
Submitted by eBOSS, last update on 18.06.2020.
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8
Longevity
8
Sillage
7
Bottle
Kaffee42
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Kaffee42
Kaffee42
   5  
Not Halloween but Starbucks Dream
The opening is mainstream, the special thing about this fragrance is the heart note that develops slowly after 15 minutes. What I love here is the roasted coffee bean scent, combined with a leather note and some whisky. The leather is restrained, very fine. I don't smell cinnamon.
The durability is with me about 7 hours, the Sillage is good, at least one arm length with 2-3 sprays, he projects at least 2 hours. It is a fragrance for autumn, winter and for spring evenings, which one smells quite rarely, a fragrance that is something special. With the favourable price a clear purchase for me.
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7
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7
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8
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9
Bottle
SvenScent
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SvenScent
   2  
Coffee in the heart

I became aware of this perfume because of its advertised coffee aroma But as far as this is concerned, one is initially disappointed. The first perception is clearly determined by the sweet and fruity opening, which reminds quite strongly of that of 1 Million and dominates at least the first ten minutes. Only after that the coffee chord slowly starts to unfold, which I find extremely successful. The fragrance also begins to smell a little aquatic, which goes well with the bluish bottle. When the heart has fully developed, we have a slightly sweet coffee roast smell against a slightly fresh background with a hint of leather in the back. The whole thing is the climax of the fragrance, before it all ends in a commonplace drydown of tonka and amber.

If one otherwise criticizes linearity in fragrances, then this fragrance could consist of the heart chord from beginning to end for my perception. But in this case, my enthusiasm is limited - especially because of the opening. Nevertheless, it is a well wearable fragrance. Excellent for the cup for the date in the café of choice...
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7.5
Scent
7
Longevity
6
Sillage
6
Bottle
MrHonest

69 Reviews
MrHonest
MrHonest
   3  
No cream, 15 sugars.
No kidding. The first words out of my mouth after smelling this baby was, "Dang. Not ANOTHER sugar water, synthetic bubblegum-smelling piece of..." Yeah, it's sweet alright. Sweeter than many people were letting on. But let's be clear, for what this fragrance is trying to achieve and how it progresses, I still think it does a pretty damn good job. A great one in fact.

Unfortunately, from all of the reviews online, I was expecting something closer to the smell of coffee beans. Instead, the accord that's used is a great deal closer to the smell of stale, canned dark roast coffee grounds. It's definitely pleasant - and if that's all you're used to drinking you'll be amazed - but despite the bitterness being there, it's certainly not the freshly ground organic stuff I'm used to. I know, I know, it's not fair to expect quality from a relatively inexpensive fragrance, but it's my only gripe, so I had to put it out there. Everything else is rather well done.

HMX starts off with a major blast of liquid sugar (tonka and amber), cinnamon and that coffee note in the far background. If you want to guage sweetness, think Ultra Male and Eros without the citrus. We're talkin' SWEET. And as it stands in the opening, rather generic. Fortunately, as the fragrance develops, it goes through a FANTASTIC transition, becoming less and less sweet with time and more and more bitter and smoky as the coffee continues to push through. Unfortunately, I don't get any of the whisky or leather, but it's clear that the mineral notes are adding to the bitterness. Overall though, as synthetic fragrances go, it's actually quite a joy to experience.

But besides the wonderfully dramatic transition, what makes this fragrance so appealing is HOW the coffee is done. It's certainly not the rosey brewed stuff you get with Montale's Intense Cafe; nor is it the vanilla cappuccino in Rochas Man, or the chocolate-dusted dessert drink in Ferragamo's Uomo. Instead, it's literally like a pile of canned coffee grounds (the whole aluminum can actually) floating in a bowl of sugar water. It's so strange putting that in writing but there it is.

Smelling it up close is attractive enough, but in the air.....maaaan. It's the bitterness that does it for me. Super alluring contrast, despite there not being a trace of natural ingredients. Sure, there's a touch of cinnamon mixed in with the coffee, but not enough to really stand out. And yeah, maybe it could've done with a little more amber to warm it up, but I think Beaulieu did a fine job. It's unique, it's playful, perhaps even a bit youthful, but more importantly, it's captivating. And that's a huge plus in a saturated market. Overall, a great spin on the modern sweet fragrance.

Statements

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8
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle
Good, pretty and cheap. A kind of Salvatore ferragamo Uomo with a more youthful and casual style. Good performance, and great price.

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