Vibrant Leather 2018 Eau de Parfum

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Vibrant Leather (2018) (Eau de Parfum) by Zara
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Vibrant Leather (2018) (Eau de Parfum) is a popular perfume by Zara for men and was released in 2018. The scent is fresh-citrusy. The production was apparently discontinued.
Goes well with Aqva Amara (Eau de Toilette)
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Fragrance Notes

BergamotBergamot LemonLemon LeatherLeather BambooBamboo PatchouliPatchouli

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Scent
7.8492 Ratings
Longevity
5.7466 Ratings
Sillage
5.8464 Ratings
Bottle
7.0471 Ratings
Value for money
8.4187 Ratings
Submitted by Schücha, last update on 06.01.2023.
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This is a variant of the perfume Vibrant Leather (Eau de Toilette) by Zara, which differs in concentration.
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Konsalik
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Top Review 18  
Two cents from the unneeded
I am one of the estimated seven or eight gentlemen on Parfumo who neither own Creeds "Aventus" nor have ever consciously smelt it. During my last stroll through Bonn I was guided from my better half towards the Zara branch: The first Dupe purchase was pending. So soon I would have Aventus in my closet for 20€. Okay. Okay. I don't see why not. I can verify this steep thesis, which ghosts through the net and especially through these pages, later finally still. So here is the detached fragrance, untouched by direct comparisons: first the pineapple. Sure, I was expecting it. Quite tasty and "not as sweet" as older ladies know how to report on every second dessert. Behind it a slightly grassy, herbaceous-alcoholic note. Somewhere between buffalo grass vodka and lemon grass from the Asialaden (EDIT: Just reading that Vibrant Leather should contain bamboo - that's it!). Hardly any shower gel! So far, so good!

Now I would like to report about the fragrance process. But I can't. Half an hour on my skin means to me: A distant hunch that something was there. As it used to be when, after a long night the next morning, I was able to see remains of "Schenkenberg" on me (the black edition; not listed here on Parfumo, no pity). Sillage and shelf life somewhere between 0.5 and 1? Well, just because I don't smell it doesn't mean there's nothing. Still on the strolling day it went still to a small animal enclosure in the proximity, Lamas look. My accompaniment, which otherwise never makes any proactive comments on the projection of my perfumes, hardly got a hold of itself on this day: my scent cloud (now consisting of a little leathery-spicy pineapple) was so clearly asserted in its perception on the open field, in light winds and in alpaca society (!!). The opinion: very pleasant! Hours had passed since the last sprayer. Today the second test run with the same result: I: "Nix!", you: "Holla!"

What am I supposed to make out of it? The fragrance is pleasant (forgive me my speechlessness) and is the only modern "crowdpleaser" in my shelf of obscurations that are half-forgotten from a mainstream perspective. If you would like to like to please without being on the pointer yourself, it may even be your first choice. If I had paid Creed-Money and experienced a similarly weak "self-projection" - I would be foaming with anger! Soon we'll have a little dinner...
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Thojama
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Top Review 18  
Aventus or maybe not?
Good morning together,

i've been reading here with interest for some time now, but I couldn't get carried away with a comment so far - until today ... Here's my first contribution to this, in my opinion, solid Eau de Parfum at an unbeatably low price.

Admittedly, I bought the fragrance out of curiosity, because on different platforms Aventus is mentioned again and again as a reference to this fragrance. We will see if it proves to be a good Dupe. Ultimately, however, it remains my subjective opinion.

Aventus is well known to me, so the expectations were quite high with all the praise. Vibrant Leather was used for the first time yesterday and I was a bit surprised when I sprayed it on for the first time. It seemed to be quite alcoholic, but this disappeared within seconds - thank God. Then, as expected, it turned out to be very citric, but first there was nothing to smell of the expected pineapple (it's not even listed in the fragrance pyramid) and then it was suddenly there. No fresh pineapple, like sliced fruit, no, it smells a bit synthetic already, but I know that from Aventus as well - but a bit finer there, not so exuberantly fresh. Yes, it starts well, I thought, and now give the fragrance a little time to develop. And here's the problem. While the Aventus becomes masculine, smoky and woody, the pineapple is pushed into the background, Vibrant Leather simply remains pineapple. Not so present anymore, a little softer and more pleasing but just pineapple. There should be bamboo (how does it smell? I have some in the garden and it smells like nothing) and leather. Patchouli is also called. None of this is there, or I just can't smell it. And why is the fragrance actually called Vibrant Leather, suggesting a leather fragrance, or?

If I now compare VL with Aventus, one must say that the top note is almost identical, but then we have completely different scents here. There's no mention of Dupe, Clone or whatever. Top notes of this kind can be found in countless fragrances. But the VL is always an alternative for everyday life. But perhaps the manufacturer would have been well advised to give this fragrance a more suitable name, because as mentioned above, I expected the name and the fragrance pyramid to be leather, something woody with a fruity touch.

I find the shelf life to be very good. Used yesterday afternoon with two sprays, I could still clearly smell the scent this morning. I can't understand why this fragrance is said to lack performance and durability. In this context a note to all Powersprayer:

Our brain has a unique function. It warns and protects us by allowing us to perceive dangerous substances, spoiled food, etc., but also by constantly suppressing harmless smells that surround us. There's our own smell, for example. If we could perceive this, it wouldn't be bearable. If we are overconditioned, we also no longer perceive perfume. So we are well advised to dose our favourite fragrances sparingly (10 - 12 sprayers is already hard tobacco). Moreover, it is quite horrible when a fragrance enters the room in front of the wearer.

Conclusion: An Aventus is not, but to get such a great fragrance for small money is already a brilliant achievement. There are much more expensive counterparts that do not even begin to present what the price suggests to us. My recommendation: Buy as long as the fragrance is available - if you like pineapple ;-)
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Very helpful Review 11  
Love-hate relationship
Hey, guys,
i don't own Creed Aventus myself but nevertheless I have often smelled this scent and have worn it on me.
A friend who belongs to the Rockabilly scene has this scent (CA) and invited me to play it. In his opinion, it is the best Barbershop fragrance.
I put it on and immediately noticed this unbelievably powerful freshness coupled with grandpa's best aftershave. Fantastic somehow oldschool but also modern.
That was a pretty good one. Granddad's aftershave, shower gel, wood, leather, citrus, sweet pineapple, pepper but unfortunately also this smoky touch. I think it's awesome, except for the smoked one. At first he is incredibly strong and horny in the sillage but after 3 hours ca he is also away with me. Only smellable on the skin but not so interesting anymore. Just pineapple and something smoky.
An interesting fragrance before I knew the price.
After I asked around a bit and read in, I came to Vibrant Leather from Zara.
They said, "It smells like Creed Aventus, but it's much cheaper"!
Zack towards the next shed and sprayed and bought for the narrow thaler.
What do you want me to say? Smells amazingly similar at first. There's something going on.
Grandpa is back, even more fresh, somehow lighter (if you can put it that way), citric, peppery and sweet pineapple (though less). Thank God no smoke!
Actually it smells like a super thing, but Creed Aventus remains exciting, while Vibrant Leather becomes boring, even exaggeratedly vulgar. The first hour VL remains very complex, but little by little he seems to lose the components abruptly (leather and wood from the beginning already rather less). Strade smelled and already after short time away. Too bad!
What unfortunately remains in the end is only to be smelled on the skin. And unfortunately, that's just sweet plörre. It's like tipping cans of pineapple juice over your skin. And that's a shame!
Aventus, without smoke, in cheap would have been so beautiful. But unfortunately it's not .
Still, I'd recommend VL to anyone who loves Aventus DNA. In the club or at parties you will attract positive attention anyway.
I now own Montblanc Explorer, which is another similar fragrance to Creed Aventus.
If you liked my opinion, I would like to write you another review about Montblanc Explorer!

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Less helpful Review 12  
You've got one on your nose
Over the last 2 years I have tried Creed Aventus's alleged twin fragrances more often, as I really like the fragrance.
I can say that this fragrance certainly bears no resemblance to Creed Aventus. Neither the opening nor the finish remind me of Creed and one notices that the fragrance is not one of its kind.
The scent is well suited for walks, getting bread rolls from the baker and spending a nice evening with friends.
Definitely not suitable for clubbing and as Dupe to Creed Aventus.
It's like comparing a Golf GTI to an Aston Martin Vantage. Both vehicles can drive 250 km/h fast, but the Aston is already losing the GTI after 2 seconds.
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Fake it till you make it
Of course I bought this fragrance because of its alleged similarity to Aventus. First of all: I own Aventus and think it's good, but I think the hype is a bit exaggerated.
Immediately after application Vibrant Leather starts very fresh and citric, which I like very much. The fragrance does not have a great development with me. But that is not bad at all, because he smells damn good and should not cause any problems. You can get a hell of a lot for 20€ here.
Compared to the Creed, of course, he draws the shorter one. Why of course? This fragrance costs less than 1/10 (in the same amount). I am convinced that Creed still creates art and Zara, on the other hand, simply fills the pointer by the hectolitre. I'm not a fan of buying fakes. Either you afford the original or you don't (yes, the view is controversial). But if you are not willing to pay 200€ +X for a perfume and still want to smell good you can strike here.

The art from the house of Creed is just not available ;).
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MrHonestMrHonest 5 years ago
Finally! One year after I petitioned my local Zara manager to advocate for an EdP of VL, it arrives. The system works. LOL
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Blako11Blako11 2 years ago
I have a conflict with this fragrance. I really like it a lot, but it fails terribly in its longevity.
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CarlosfarraCarlosfarra 9 months ago
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Similar to Aventus, worse than Explorer
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ItchynoseItchynose 4 years ago
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Bergamot + Bamboo = A pineapple smelling scent without any pineapple.
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CheliosfragCheliosfrag 2 months ago
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4.5
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Can't respect a fragance work ("""edp""" they said) that does not give more than a couple hours of longevity. Average cheapy creed scent
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