Cross the Line - Fresh & Marine (2016)

Cross the Line - Fresh & Marine by Puma
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Cross the Line - Fresh & Marine is a perfume by Puma for men and was released in 2016. The scent is fresh-synthetic. It is being marketed by L'Oréal.

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Fragrance Notes

Champagne, Coriander, Pineapple, Amber, Suede



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Very helpful Review    7
Love is not always punctual
If a perfume or its free samples are distributed in the tanning salon, then that says a lot... so I fell "Cross the Line" from Puma on the back of my hand. Strange why such a rehearsal offensive is started three years after release. Un no, the new "Explicit" is not...

"Cross the Line" looks like the typical deodorant lab rat fragrance for the 14 to 19 year olds. Artificial, sweet, fruity, futuristic. Like a mix of "Invictus" and "Eros", only creamier and softer. A very chilly scent, in which you can definitely find a lot of DNA of the completely lost "Encounter" of Calvin Klein. Sporty and meaningless, naïve and open-hearted, spontaneous and freshly showered. Axe and Co. aren't too far away.

Whether it's champagne plus pineapple up there and supposed to be in there or mandarin plus rubber glove - the brew is so unnatural and coarse that you could interpret anything into this sweet compote from 2049. Pineapple and champagne sound naturally sparkling... But all this sounds much worse than I find the scent to be in the end. "Cross the Line" never crosses the line to bad taste too much and the youthful sporty Robo charm suits the brand. At least more, than to other, more expensive designer brands, which imagine themselves substantially more on their image and their "creations", but which in the end can hardly do more than this affordable, inconspicuous and naive soup. It's never good in life. Not bad either. At least for everyone born after '98.

Flacon: simple and fits in any sports bag
Sillage: sweet, but doesn't hurt anyone, even in the changing room.
Shelf life: 4-5 hours (without great sports)

Conclusion: fits the Puma brand and the current, still very young generation of men. Synthetic, sporty, sweet. Bubblegum bench press. They just want to play and don't know what they're doing...
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Freshly showered, spicy-sweet big cat
Oh, yes, cougars. Wonderful animals, which despite their size belong to the small cats, and among the small cats are again the biggest cats :D
Here in Germany actually rather (depending upon kind) also under the names mountain lion, silver lion etc. admits, it are simply beautiful animals, which look quite cute despite their dangerousness and I would like to cuddle them best without end :)

That's why I've always liked the sports brand Puma, because I think its logo is pretty great and besides the usual suspects like Nike and Adidas I also like to wear Puma shoes (and other things).

However, as seems to be the case with all such manufacturers, they all (including Adidas and so on) do not seem to have a real knack for fragrances, so that they end up in the below-average range at best. However, I have to admit that I have never really been involved with these fragrances for a very long time (and so it could be that one or two surprises might wait among these fragrances!). Unfortunately, a test of this fragrance here also showed me that, although it doesn't really smell bad in principle, it is in fact an absolute average without any particular strengths, which also suffers from something that all these fragrances suffer from: Clearly smelling synthetic notes that make a fragrance look cheaper than it might already be.

The fragrance:
The fragrance starts fresh with fruity pineapple and spicy notes that remind me of a little weak or not pungent black pepper. In the background are aquatic notes, mixed with a good portion of synthetic, which can often be smelled in this form in this price range. These are not to be run away, but one notices it rather exactly, so that a smell works thereby like a "typical cheap smell", even if it should have such a large and well-known mark.
You can hardly smell champagne, but the spicy notes just described are supposed to reflect the tingling feeling, which in my opinion is rather less successful.
The scent is later still aquatic, slightly spicy and above all sweetish (such a spicy sweetness as with cardamom-containing scents). Suede approaches appear from time to time. With time, the synthetic scents fortunately go down a little bit, so the scent is not quite as bad as you might normally expect.
That's how the fragrance stays, although I think the nickname "Fresh and Marine" is somewhat misleading. The fragrance is fresh, but Marin is less fresh. Yes, it is aquatic, but not marine, because by marine I mean that a fragrance has salty and/or algae notes, so it is more reminiscent of salt water and the sea than of "normal" fresh water :D
But much later the synthetic notes look pretty cheap again, and then it's time to spray on the fragrance again.

The Sillage and the shelf life:
The Sillage is average and can be smelled from normal distance for a short time.
The durability is also only average and is already after three or four hours hardly really smellable, if one does not smell directly at the sprayed place.

The bottle:
The bottle wasn't that fancy. One sees a cylindrical bottle with a dark blue hue, on the front side of which the fragrance and brand name can be seen in golden writing. Of course the Puma as a logo should not be missing. A simple bottle that didn't turn out so well.

So, the fragrance doesn't smell as bad in principle as one could always think with such fragrances. Of course, the clearly smelling synthetic part of the fragrance pulls the fragrance down significantly and underlines the fact that it is a fragrance of the cheaper variety, which is the biggest disadvantage or point of criticism of the fragrance (i.e. the synthetic). Even if this should be a little less later, it is still always smelly and much later even clearer again. The fragrance therefore looks more like a better, nicely smelling, fresh shower gel.

Well, otherwise the fragrance is fresh and sweet, so it can be used as a simple daily fragrance. Maybe it can even be used as a night scent for younger guys, because it already has a quite clear, sweet note, which some girls might like... I think... :D

So it belongs to the fragrances you can have a look at, but you don't have to, because you don't miss anything if you don't sniff this fragrance.

Well, that's it. And now that I've talked about cougars, I feel like stroking my wild cat, who, as I can see from his gaze, wants to be cuddled anyway, because he thinks that as a "thank you" to be allowed to stroke him, I "may" also feed him with snacks :DD
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