"Wrongly so "badly" rated. Fresh, citric fragrance with rhubarb pepper. H/S for a fresh fragrance definitely above average."
This - ladies and gentlemen - I wrote about nine months ago in the comments section when I bought L'Homme Lacoste Intense. He didn't do badly in the German perfume sunnyboy outuber, so I tried him out. And I was actually quite convinced of that scent.
Rhubarb? I'd never smelled that before. Eaten already - doesn't taste as I think. But the smell? Something special, unique, almost to be fooled by. The synthetic didn't bother me. It was important to me, despite insufficient financial means - I still go to school, I'm not nibbling at the hunger cloth, but the money is certainly not easy to get by - to smell special. So Versache The Dreamer and Banana Republics Vintage Green came in handy after I finally got over my Boss Bottled phase, which I had worn so proudly - simply because I didn't smell like BrunoBanani, like the others did. And L'Homme Lacoste Intense was to keep these two company.
So at the beginning of the summer, when I wanted to wear this fragrance, I carried my pocket money to Douglas and ordered. This village perfumery did not have the scent in stock. There is not much more than Boss Bottled, JPG Le Male and Bleu de Chanel - the LeMale and Bottled for the kids, the boring Chanel for the boring bankers next door.
Two days later I was able to pick up that scent. I did that on a school break. Back in the classroom, I tried it out, now everyone has to realize that I am the guy who smells so horny of rhubarb and tangerine. So I sprayed one, maybe two sprays into the air.
At this point a word about the atomizer: Clearly middle class, you won't be pissed on by any jet, but the water is not really atomized either. So it's not uncommon for stuff to go down your throat. Funnily enough, air often just comes out of the bottle.
But back to the classroom where I was sitting, now, after only two sprayers, completely wrapped in rhubarb and tangerine. Yeah, what can I say? Power has this thing, at least in the beginning. Therefore, the crocodile scent - nine months ago - also received nine points in the category Sillage. I adapted the durability to this number of points. Points for Michel Girard. You're welcome.
"Smells like rhubarb," I hear. "She has no idea," I told myself. I gave eight out of a possible ten points to the smell, that is, the smell itself. Why only eight if I was so convinced? I thought it was pretty cool, but also knew that I had to be realistic in order not to make a fool of myself. The Coty fragrance is natural of course does not come close to a Tom Ford - Oud Wood, Creed Aventus or Parfums de Marly - Layton.
Creed Aventus so FC Barcelona, L'Homme Lacoste Intense more so Kreisliga club, after the striker has already had three beers inside. I was aware of this, more than eight points for the fragrance itself, so clearly not in it. Not unless I want to make a fool of myself here.
The bottle is rock solid - by the way, this is the first time I am writing in the present tense. Apart from the cap and the atomizer, which I have already mentioned, the bottle looks quite high-quality. It doesn't feel good in the hand, but the matt Navyblue with the shiny logo and the shiny writing is quite something. If the light is right, the silver crocodile even throws a small reflection of light on the dresser where the fragrance was once placed. Unfortunately, this lacquer is only disadvantageous if you want to know approximately how much water is still in the bottle
And now I, Bamb1 (pronounced Bambi), must be very strong and honest. Why did I really rate this scent here so highly?
Because he smells so good? Certainly not. A bit of rhubarb and tangerine, the rest is almost meaningless and indefinable.
Because the sillage is so good? Certainly not. A little rhubarb and tangerine in the face, after 30 minutes hardly noticeable. Skinn-Scent after one hour at the latest.
Because it lasts so long? Certainly not. Do not misunderstand, but also the durability, is, if at all, slightly above average.
If I remember correctly, I was a little uncertain about the scent from the beginning. I liked this rhubarb note, even if it seems to be strongly synthetic - no question about it. But there is a reason why the bottle is still almost full.
The fragrance is simply not round. Synthetic mace, which is at first incredibly intrusive, before it blows in the wind. The tangerine almost burns in the nose. The rest of the fragrance is, as I said, not noticeable at all. The scent simply does not develop. L'Homme Lacoste Intense is a single top note that you just don't want to wear anymore after trying it a few times.
But after feeling like I've squandered 60 Euros, I don't seem to have managed to be honest with myself and this community.
After I put the fragrance on the dresser, I wore it perhaps seven times before I stopped touching it. Yesterday I noticed that he was already wearing a proud dustcoat. I had to smile and decided to write this comment. Thanks for reading :) (I will correct spelling mistakes in the course of the next week, often I don't feel like reading about them again after I have written something)