Dark Rebel Rider 2016

Dark Rebel Rider by John Varvatos
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Dark Rebel Rider is a popular perfume by John Varvatos for men and was released in 2016. The scent is leathery-spicy. It was last marketed by Elizabeth Arden.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBitter orange, Citron, Aldehydes, Saffron, Marjoram, Hyssop
Heart Notes Heart NotesFlorentine iris, Osmanthus absolute, Black violet, Labdanum, Somalian frankincense, Sumatra benzoin, Tolu balm
Base Notes Base NotesRussian leather, Cocoa absolute, Vanilla, Atlas cedar, Patchouli, Woody notes

Ratings

Scent

7.8 (82 Ratings)

Longevity

6.7 (74 Ratings)

Sillage

6.6 (76 Ratings)

Bottle

8.5 (93 Ratings)
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10
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4
Longevity
4
Sillage
10
Bottle
Rquill67

185 Reviews
Rquill67
Rquill67
   0  
Smoky and Leather.... poor performance
In my opinion this is the second best fragrance that John Varvatos created (second only to Dark Rebel). Both fragrances are similar, but take different directions and / or highlight different notes. This fragrance is sweet, smoky and delicious. The bottle is amazing, and the leather smells different from other leather fragrances I have in my collection. This has a solid rich opening and a delicious dry-down. What else can you ask for? This is an excellent buy from the house of Varvatos! Definitely fall and winter, or spring evenings. Perhaps evening events? Probably not for work, more of a casual fragrance. I highly recommend this fragrance. You cannot over spray. 10 / 10 for me!
8
Scent
7
Longevity
7
Sillage
10
Bottle
Volker1964
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Very helpful Review    2  
Great flacon, good solid fragrance, shelf life too short
Some people like leather scents. Some Tom Ford Tuscan Leather. Some Rasasi Yugawam. Both highly recommended. How about Dark Rebel Rider by John Varvatos ?
Flacon:
The flacon is very elaborate and beautiful. Glass flacon in leather-look cover, right and left zipper. Lid partly metal with application (iris ?) on the lid. The sprayer distributes the fragrance very finely.
Such a flacon and such a great sprayer I would not have expected in this price range.
Top note:
Piquant spice and very subtle, fruity notes. Spice clearly dominates here.
Heart note:
Floral, partly strong / dark, notes clearly dominate here. Nice incense note skilfully supports the heart note. Some wood already suggests itself.
Base:
Russian leather complemented with vanilla chocolate and woody notes.
Russian leather in a more discreet version. Cocoa not too strong, no chocolate bomb. Wood skilfully completes the base and makes the fragrance more versatile.
Conclusion:
The flacon is really successful. A highlight in my collection. In the field of leather scents this scent makes a good and pleasant impression. But it doesn't quite come close to TF Tuscan Leather or Rasasi Yugawam. Why ? It is a bit too discreet and the durability could be better. With me it is over after 4 hours. Clearly too little for me. Rather for the evening/leisure time on cooler days. PLV good to very good. In the Internet ordered, 125ml EdT for nearly 40 euros. No highlight, good and solid for a smaller price.
9.5
Scent
7
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle
Meetjoeblack

9 Reviews
Meetjoeblack
Meetjoeblack
   2  
Smell Like a Motorcycle Club Member
If you own a motorcycle or have been involved in motorcycle clubs, are a fan of the TV shows Sons of Anarchy or Mayans, lift weights regularly, and wear a beard, there is a high likelihood that you will like this fragrance. It's NOT for everyone, especially anyone who wears tight pants, shaves their chest, listens to top 40 pop music, or has a naturally high pitched voice.

For a masculine man made in the modern conception of someone who sometimes colors outside of the lines, it will ring true. You may not get compliments on it the way a typical, mass-appealing scent would get compliments, because women who are drawn to it will not like like it in the general androgynous sense, but in a spirit of attraction, and they may be shy to tell you so. If you scan YouTube and the web for reviews and comments by women, you will see that a certain kind of woman finds this fragrance and its connotations very appealing. I would say that this fragrance is a bit like the sword Excalibur, in that for most people it will not be correct, but in the right hands it can help you unleash your potential.
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5.5
Scent
7
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle
Dreamrunner
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Less helpful Review    2  
Direction according to screwdriver's gear and workshop
The smell always reminds me of a workshop and screwdriver's clothes. For motorcycle meetings and similar events (which is another hobby besides fragrances from me) OK. Why did I buy it? I liked the bottle and that I got it for less than 20€ :-) It's just something else. But it's definitely not a "pantyhose" :-D
4
Scent
7
Longevity
8
Sillage
8
Bottle
Vmaster

29 Reviews
Vmaster
Vmaster
   0  
Not Recommended
Really enjoyable when I first sprayed it on.

Sadly, the dry down is headache inducing and gave me a bad taste in my mouth. It's too bad because it was really promising at the get go.

I returned this to the store.

Not recommended
4/10
2 Replies
Olfactory60

6 Reviews
Olfactory60
Olfactory60
   0  
A Better Leather Scent
This is one of the longer lasting scent among John Varvatos' offerings. If you like Tom Ford for Men extreme, but are unwilling to shell out the big bucks, then this is the budget friendly alternative. Lasts 4 to 5 hours on skin, longer lasting if sprayed on clothes. ( 7 to 8 hours)

Statements

BumpyumaBumpyuma 6 months ago
7.5
Scent
Okay smell - Average projection for 1.5 hours
AmberScentAmberScent 2 years ago
9
Scent
7
Longevity
7
Sillage
9
Bottle
A true dark leather gem with magnific smoky and earthy facets! The best of Varvatos in my opinion. Spray at will on your leather jacket!
Carlitos01Carlitos01 3 years ago
9.5
Scent
7
Longevity
7
Sillage
10
Bottle
This is a perfume to use when you are wearing jeans and leather jacket. James Dean would have used it if he could. A recomended masterpiece!
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