The first fragrance in the David Beckham range was released in 2005 and the brand has since become one of the most successful celebrity fragrance brands. When these celebrity fragrances first came out people were a little sceptical as to whether the fragrances would be of the same quality as what they would compete in the market against but I have now owned a few of the Beckham fragrances as well as a couple of Usher fragrances and the first Sean John fragrance. My experience of these fragrances is that they can be amongst the top fragrances of that type. Seven years on from the first Beckham fragrance the brand is firmly established with new fragrances every year.
This was one of the first fragrances from the David Beckham fragrance brand. I have owned a few Beckham fragrances over the last couple of years and this one is one of the ones I have owned. I bought it in a Christmas sale along with another fragrance which I have reviewed before. The fragrance is still in production and like the other Beckham fragrances it is a strong seller. The bottle was designed by Lutz Herrmann and the fragrance was made by the perfume house IFF. The fragrance is a little cheaper than some similar scents and you can find a 75ml bottle for around £15 which is a good deal when you compare the quality of the fragrance to some cheaper fragrances.
Bergamot, Grapefruit zest, Cardamon
Violet, Nutmeg, Star Anise
Sandalwood, Patchouli, Amber
The fragrance opens with the fruity and spicy notes of Bergamot, Grapefruit zest & Cardamon. These tends to last a good couple of hours before moving into the sharp violet mixed with a nice nutmeg and star anise which works really well. These notes last for another couple of hours before moving to the base notes of Sandalwood, Patchouli & Amber. This results in an Excellent fragrance which ends well and will impress during a night out or during the day. This is one of my favourite fragrances in the David Beckham range and is one that will certainly appeal to the younger male between 18 and 30 but will appeal to a higher age range depending on preference.
I would recommend this fragrance for any Man who has tried the David Beckham fragrances before and has been impressed with the scent. As it's a little cheaper than other fragrances it will certainly benefit from that. It lasts pretty well despite the price and whilst it doesn't that the Beautiful scent of the best fragrances it is still a very nice scent which has it's appeal and will go down well with females who might buy it for their boyfriend or husband. It's an excellent. Like other David Beckham fragrances you can find some great deals online and there's also the shower gel and after shave products available in the range. It's worth a try.
This fragrance pleasantly surprised me, I received it as (at first) an unwanted birthday present however I soon became addicted to it and now it is my most purchased aftershave. I think that the smell is similar to that of cola bottles, however some may say it is slightly cinnamon-tinted and others have even suggested sandlewood! I personally love the smell of it and use it most days.
The bottle shape is not ideal for an aftershave as it is a little awkward to pack into those small travel wash bags (it is shaped like a cube and therefore takes up a lot of room), however it is usually very cheap and available at discount shops in the UK. I believe it is still priced at £9.99 at Home Bargains, which certainly is a bargain!
One other problem with this fragrance is the staying time it has on clothes and skin. You can seem to pepper surfaces with it and after three hours you'll hardly be able to smell it, but compared with many other celebrity fragrances this isn't too bad at all.
I would highly recommend this if you are looking for a sweet, warm, inexpensive fragrance but it might be a good idea to carry round a small bottle of it with you for those longer days.
I was recently given the 75ml bottle as a gift and couldn't be anything more than addicted to wearing it. It's got to the stage now where I can't smell it anymore because my nose has become accustomed to its linger, like a dog owner who doesn't realise their house smells strongly of the animal... except this fragrance smells nice, and nothing like damp fur.
In fact it's completely the opposite. I enjoy wearing it not only for its immediate impact, but for quality as well. A good perfume is sometimes hard to come by, and when buying for myself I go by first sniff as opposed to mulling over whether I like it or not. You either do or you don't. The perfume in question boasts a scent that pleases and interests the wearer, making them want to smell more, but then... the downside... You can't.
On skin it lasts about an hour or so, on clothes most of the day, but you've got to get pretty close or have the nose of a dog to get a whiff come evening time (That's after the dog has a bath to temporarily push aside his own eau de toilette).
However, the downside doesn't deter me, as I'm still a fan of the Beckham fragrance(s). I just hope the bottle lasts longer than the scent, and in an ideal recession friendly world, a bit longer than Beckham's England career, but I can't see that happening for me.
In honesty, I don't believe it will be that far off. Regardless of its last-ability, I don't overdo it. At the rate I use it (75ml bottle, 5 presses of the top in the morning on neck, wrists and clothes, every other day or so), I hope it to last a good portion of the year.
In defence, the smell is great, and I would recommend because it smells better than a lot of the stuff on the market for similar prices. If you're looking for a smell that doesn't overdo it, that you can occasionally remember your wearing, and that catches the nostril taste buds of the occasional passerby (within ½ ft), this one's for you. If you want a bit more of space between yourself and passersby, spray a bit more on. They'll enjoy it just as much as you.
To end, no disrespect to dogs or their smell. I own a dog, and I do genuinely hope I'm not one of those unaware owners unknowingly wearing and sharing eau de dog.
I won't lie - this was a present I opened last year thinking "do I really need this?... it seems like a waste of money" whilst smiling from ear to ear (hey, I'm very practical person!).
Though I have to say it's a really really nice fragrance. I'm no expert when it comes to fragrance but it smells sorta... spicy... it smells rather sexy anyway o_O.
You don't get much in the bottle - 30ml - though it seems to be lasting me so far - I tend to only use it on special occasions though.
It's nice to start of the evening whilst being able to smell this - however - it does fade rather quickly. Guess it's worth putting a little extra on.
I dunno if bottle design is important but it certainly looks very prestigious on my dresser. But anyway, would I recommend this? Provided it's not horribly expensive (it's a gift, I never looked a the price) - it does smell positively gorgeous mind you.
For a David Beckham branded fragrance... i have to say that i am mildly disappointed. I would have expected a much more classy and quality product.
This was bought for me as a present... and i have to say it is something that i would never have chosen. The fragrance was quite indistinct - i couldnt identify an distinctive aroma about it at all. And then, once applied, i could barely smell it afterwards. It wasnt the typre of aroma that gives you a nice smell the whole day... in fact your probably lucky if it lasts an hour.
The packaging was ok, if not a little bit 80's and the spritz was efficient and you got a decent amount out with just once squirt.
Another advantage of this is that its cheap... you could easily pick up a bottle somewhere for less that £20. But for an aftershave is that what you look for? Even if it is cheap, what is the point if the fragrance doesnt last?
David Beckham... im disappointed! I would have expected much more from someone so high profile!
David Beckham has long been a successful footballer who has been held in high regard by many people all over the world so with his huge successes in his recent foray into the fragrances market we see his latest offering with the release of Intimately For Him but does it strike the right notes?
The fragrance is a unique spicy and woody scent that offers up tones of bergamot, cardamom, nutmeg, violet, sandalwood, patchouli and amber.
The fragrance is like other Beckham offerings in that it is developed to have a great depth of scent and this is seen with the initial cardamom and citrus accords that slowly melt into smooth woody base notes that create an amazingly fresh and woody yet spicy fragrance radiating warmth and sensuality.
The entire feel is one that gives a warmth to the fragrance that is normally only found in more expensive offerings but as with the rest of the Beckham range you get a stunningly good value fragrance that truly is one for anybodys collection.
A woody yet spicy fragrance that is best suited to evening wear it provides an excellent warm scent that is able to offset any outfit and gives that perfect package for the modern man.