“ Brand: Adidas / Type: Fragrance / Concentration: Eau de Toilette / Gender: for men „
Before buying this aftershave, I didn't much associate Adidas with creating subtle, top-notch fragrances.
Having bought it, I certainly don't now. On the plus-side, it's cheap, and will just about cover up more unpleasant odours - but isn't that what deodorant's for? This doesn't seem like much of a step up from there, to be honest.
The packaging's pretty plain and functional - and that's fine up to a point, but it doesn't really speak of caring craftsmanship tucked away inside. Sadly, the product itself lives up to expectations. It's supposed to be woody and aromatic, with notes of coriander, mint and lemon - I'm not getting any of those, to be honest. In fact, it's a bit of an unsubtle pong. The aroma's got spicy overtones that hit your nose pretty quickly, and they're not too bad - enough to get your hopes up. Those top notes are interesting, kind of vivacious and energetic - something you'd be happy to wear.
This fades soon after application, though, and what's left is something much thicker, heavier and muggier. It smells sticky and sickly, and those promising notes turn into something much less appealing. Here I really struggle to see those subtle spices hinted of early on.
It doesn't improve much - perhaps the smell fades to a tolerable background fragrance that lingers without causing too much offense, but I think you want something more than that from a fragrance, regardless of its price. Adidas are fine for deodorant and plenty of other things, but this is a miss. Give it one.
P.S. "Urban Spice" sounds like a euphemism for car fumes and pigeon excrement to me. Not the kind of thing I'd consider especially appealing to spray on myself.
The wife picked me up a bottle of this when she spooted it in Savers. I had never tried it but it was a good price according to her, and I also go through Aftershave quite quick, so she thought it was worth a try.
This is in a 50ml bottle and she said it was on a special offer of £3.99. I think it had a £1 off the normal price, so not the biggest saving bit a bit cheaper I guess.
The bottle of this looks ok but I don't like the box for this. I think the box looks a bit old fashioned and looks like it would be aimed at older men. There's a lot a box can say about the product I think. the bottle isn't special and is quite plain looking, but it is ok and anyway this isn't the most expensive product after all.
This smells like most Aftershaves which are the similar price. It smells Musky and just the usual male smell of Aftershave. This smelt green and leafy a bit, but there did seem to be a rich smell in here, which although I didn't think was overly spicy or that, there is still a rich warm smell to this.
This is an ok Aftershave and the smell of this lasts a long enough time. It isn't exactly the type of smell that I go for, as I like more Crisp, Ocean kind of smells, but this would be an ok buy for someone who likes rich scents more, and perhaps it is aimed at older users and not more the teenage market that I think Adidas is more aimed at.
I think that a lot of the adidas mens fragrances are too much like cheap body sprays or deodorants. I have liked some of them but they don't last very well when they are on me in most cases. I have had a good amount of these fragrances and the urban spice was one of them. It was ok but nothing special.
I think the adidas urban spice mens fragrance is not as good as one or two of the others I have used but it is not one that pongs or gets up your nose too much. I think it works like a body spray and can be worn generously because if you can get hold of it its cheap to buy.
The box is very brown and very boring to look at. It protects the bottle ok but it does make the fragrance look old fashioned and not one that you will be drawn to buy. The bottle is the same as some of the other adidas bottles and has clear glass that lets you see what is inside it.
The lid is silver plastic and works ok to keep it all in the bottle with no leaks. The spray works ok as well and I didn't get any problems with it when I had mine. I think the look is very budget brand but that is what people have come to expect about the products from this make.
The smell I got from the urban spice fragrance was manly and a bit spicy but didn't last for long. I think it had a fresh aroma with a tobacco or leather kind of smell after about 10 minutes. I have no idea if those things are in this but that is what I got from it.
There are some flowery bits in this I think and a bit of lemon when it first goes on but not enough to be sure about it. I think there is a bit of musk in this as well and that was a let down because it didn't last all that long on me. There is a patchoulii smell in the fragrance but its not as strong as it sounds. and the spicy bit reminds me of cardamon.
I don't think this is a great aroma but it works ok as a basic fragrance if you get it as a gift maybe. I wore mine and finished the bottle and it was fine but it isn't one I will be thinking of getting anytime soon.
I am not going to recommend adidas urban spice even though it can be very cheap at about £6 for a bottle. I think there are better fragrances you can buy even from the adidas range. This one is ok but its not great and that is what matters.
Recommended for day wear /