Dark Rebel 2015

Dark Rebel by John Varvatos
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Dark Rebel is a popular perfume by John Varvatos for men and was released in 2015. The scent is leathery-spicy. It was last marketed by Elizabeth Arden.
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Top Notes Top Notes DavanaDavana Jamaican rumJamaican rum Cardamom absoluteCardamom absolute Cuban sugar caneCuban sugar cane Clary sageClary sage
Heart Notes Heart Notes SnapdragonSnapdragon NutmegNutmeg Black pepperBlack pepper Black leatherBlack leather Styrax absoluteStyrax absolute Fir balsamFir balsam
Base Notes Base Notes Akigalawood®Akigalawood® Balsa woodBalsa wood CastoreumCastoreum Mexican vanillaMexican vanilla Tobacco leafTobacco leaf Canary Islands juniperCanary Islands juniper

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8.0380 Ratings
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7.0341 Ratings
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6.9350 Ratings
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8.6358 Ratings
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8.2105 Ratings
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Chizza
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Very helpful Review 19  
The robe wearer in a dream
They called him Tough Joe. Everywhere in perfume country he was known as the dark rebel with the leather robe. He was known as a raw-boned journeyman, with a mouthful of rum. Here he behaved like a pig and so he stained his robe every time he "drank" so that the leather and the rum always merged. That was his style, he was a bit proud of it when he got the partly disgusted, partly appreciative looks of his biker colleagues.
When he started with his biker gang, the grandmother quickly went off the road and the bourgeois with their fancy sledges watched that they slowly turned right. Nobody wanted to risk trouble. There he enjoyed the wind, the lifestyle, the fluttering fringes of his leather jacket. When he wasn't in his robe. That was his thing. No one could touch him. Every once in a while, he'd just hang out. He liked to spend his time with tobacco, either self-made, because all the brands, nobody could do anything about it. Just Roth Deal or Harvest23, they went. Joe was a guy, one brand!

"Yo-hoo! Food's on the table!" it echoed through the house. "I'm coming, Erna." Jörg pulled himself up and shook off his thoughts. He played a little bit with the Harley miniature, put it away with a sigh and looked at the Sons of Anarchy poster again. The miniature had been given to him by his troop of riflemen for his anniversary a few years ago at the Bolles Klause. He smiled, let his eyes wander over Edeka's rum and quickly put in his e-cigarette with blueberry liquid.
About the fragrance: Dark Rebel is a beautiful fragrance but by no means as much leather and as fierce as they like to portray. The leather smells very good in combination with the rum, but rather charming, pleasing; rather after a club visit in the evening and you want to attract attention. The others wear sweet-spicy or a sugar water, you wear sweet leather yourself. I don't mean all this in a disrespectful way but I would like to classify the scent in a reasonable way. Dark Rebel is a dazzler somewhere, he is not a tough guy, but he would like to be one. The rum is getting weaker and weaker; it can't stand much. The tobacco is mild, the leather standard imitation leather; not a noble piece of seating furniture in a bar, more the furniture store stool.
As I said, a pleasant and beautiful fragrance. One should take it as it is. And this is not a leather bathass scent but a pleasing sweet-spicy scent with leather in it.
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Blondi
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Blondi
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Leather jacket type "nice son-in-law"
Anyone who associates this scent with a biker's bar covered with smoke clouds has probably never been in such a bar before.
This leather jacket is probably only worn by a well-behaved polo shirt - business student, who would rather eat a glass of still water and an egg sandwich in the Tupperware in the ICE, instead of loudly bawling at the bar and ordering a rum without everything! This guy is not a rebel.
Sure, Dark Rebel smells a little bit like leather, but I was a little disappointed by the brave lightness. He smells fresh and light-hearted, but he is nothing special, unfortunately. Not smoky, not dark, but rather everybody's darling. The shelf life is not very long either, but that was not surprising. I find this fragrance unobtrusive like a deodorant. Okay, but that's it. This leather jacket has never been in a bar or sat around a campfire..
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MichaNase
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MichaNase
Helpful Review 8  
From Macho to Softie
I'm a motorcyclist, but I would never think of riding a Harley. I like the smell of leather because it reminds me of rides. And so after many positive reviews I bought myself a blind buy.

The first spray is like special effects, a whole firework of scents. Rum, campfire smoke, leather, wood, spices... Dark Rebel shows what it can do. It's impressive That's where the picture of the Harley rider comes from, although I never imagined that they were actually interested in scents The rum lies quite fast on my skin and remains only recognizable when sniffing directly. The main tone is now a clean smoke of a cosy campfire, leather and a resinous-balsamic sweetness as undertone. The special effects fade.

As the fragrance progresses, the entire construct becomes softer. Like a guy roasting some more marshmallows on a smoldering campfire in his girlfriend's forest.

The fragrance awakens many images and emotions in me and I love to smell it. Again and again I sniff my wrist when I sprayed it on myself. The durability and silage could be better for such a masculine scent, but are still ok. 5-6 hours on my skin. The bottle fits perfectly to the theme and is ingeniously designed (just the black cap with silver fleur-de-lys).

And unlike many here, I think the scent is easily wearable. The rum evaporates quickly, the projection is not excessive and the heart and base are more versatile than you might think. Only to the suit Dark Rebel does not fit at all in my opinion.
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LeGourmetNRW
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Helpful Review 10  
The Batmobil with E motor and 40 KM remaining range...
First of all, I love that smell.

John Varvatos Dark Rebel is for me definitely a buying tip from the fragrance DNA and the price/performance ratio.
The perfume is NOT for everyone but has its own target group and DNA.
It is not for nothing that many people call it the "black leather jackets" perfume because it smells like everything we associate with leather jackets, bikes and bars when sprayed on the jacket, as if on the skin.
A strong but for me very pleasant alcohol flag (rum) mixed with tobacco, leather and pepper makes you think directly of a Harley Davidson with leather jacket, rebellion and a smoky and Jack Daniels pregnant pub. Definitely not for everyone but just as well imaginable for me in a discussion in heavy old leather furniture in a salon or casino among whisky lovers.
The scent starts very strong and ge (or miss) falls immediately. It polarizes.
Unfortunately, this fragrance has its problems in the durability. On my skin it lasts for 3-5 hours and after 2-3 hours it can only be smelled by people who come very close to me (there are not really many). Here I must really say DAMAGE. If there would be a longer durability and effect I would really want to declare this scent a must for every head or hobby leather jacket wearer.
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Sons of Anarchy / Pirates of the Caribbean / From Dusk till Dawn
With this fragrance I have to think bizarrely of the scenario Charlie Hunnam and Johnny Depp sit on a Harley and drive on the Rout 66 the sunset to meet with George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino at the Titty Twister on a binge.
But no one but Danny Trejo knows how it will end.
Initially, the fragrance starts very sweet and rum laden and is very quickly accompanied by strong leather note,
there has probably spilled johnny his rum pulle on Charlie's biker leather jacket.
In the further course joins a light smoky tobacco note is grown together with all sorts of woods and Gestrüp, there must have expressed Quentin his cigar on a pine cone.
Unfortunately, the whole binge ends rather softly and briefly as Salma Hayek has hypnotically mesmerized everyone and they all now serve as a blood bank for the vampire horde.

Conclusion:
very nice sweet rum- leather scent that unfortunately gets very mellow and quickly runs out of steam.
Dark Rebel is a really good seductive fragrance that unfortunately evaporates much too quickly.
H/S are maximum durschnitt !!! Unfortunately !!!
Flacon is super!!!
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Carlitos01Carlitos01 4 years ago
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This fragrance promises to be a scent hurricane, but the wind never blows strong enough. Fantastic perfume and flask, performance sucks!
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BertolucciKBertolucciK 2 years ago
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Boozy, leathery, sweet, spicy, woody. The sillage of the spicy rum, the dark leather, woods, with sugar and tobacco, is perfect.
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JacobCedarJacobCedar 21 days ago
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My favourite fragrance of all time. Pure badass pirates or the Caribbean vibes. Rum and leather. This is exactly what Jack Sparrow would smell like
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Topfpflanze3Topfpflanze3 3 months ago
Manly to the fullest. Dark leather, rum and chest hair. I really like the creativity in this one
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DinoRDinoR 12 months ago
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Masculine, but not rugged or dark, sweet but not for boys scent. Beautiful opening, very unique scent profile. Wished they made EDP from it.
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