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Diesel Fuel For Life Unlimited was the second fragrance my fiancé ever bought for me. It was a surprise gift and he really loved the scent.
He bought me the 30ml eau de parfum. As it is a smaller bottle, it does not come with the pouch that the larger bottles come with. The back of the box states 'bottle without pouch'.
~ Price and availability ~
Diesel Fuel For Life Unlimited is available online, at Boots or in most department stores.
It is available in 30ml, 50ml and 75ml bottles.
The 30ml bottle is available on Amazon.co.uk for £32.39.
The 50ml bottle is available on Cheapsmells.com for £34.45 (recommended retail price £46.00)
The 75ml bottle is available on Cheapsmells.com for £46.95 (RRP £57.00)
These are around the prices I would expect to pay for this product.
~ Bottle ~
The bottle is made of dark tinted glass. It is a flat bottle with a gold pattern on and "Diesel Fuel For Life Unlimited For women only" in small gold lettering on the front of the bottle. The lid of the perfume is small and cylindrical and has 'Diesel' engraved across the top.
The bottle is nice enough, but not very feminine. It is nothing special.
~ Scent ~
The scent blends notes of bergamot, lemon, liquorice, star anise and white flowers. It was launched in 2008 and is described as a floral, fruity fragrance for women.
I always thought of this scent as harsh and was never keen on it. It has grown on me a bit, although it is not my favourite scent.
The liquorice dominates this fragrance. As well as the harshness of the liquorice, It has a sweetness to it and I can also detect a fruity element. The sharpness of the liquorice was what initially put me off this fragrance, but I have got used to it and grown to quite like this perfume.
I have worn this scent in the past for night's out and that's what this scent reminds me of. Particularly when I first got this and wasn't so keen on the scent, I remember it being long lasting and being able to smell this on myself right up until the end of the night!
I think this perfume would be suitable for a women of all ages, although I don't imagine teenagers would wear this.
~ Overall ~
Overall, this perfume is a little bit sharp, but I find it a lot more bearable now than I did when I first got it and have grown to quite like it. I find the bottle is nothing too special and the scent is not much better. It is not the most feminine of fragrances. I would recommend this perfume to anyone looking for a unique and interesting scent, but would strongly recommend to try before you buy. Although I have grown to like this fragrance, I would not buy it again. It is more of a stepmother or stepfather situation - getting along just to make the best of a bad situation.
Being a sucker for anything with a hefty price tag (must be a quality product if its expensive right?!) I invested in a bottle of Fuel for Life Unlimited. I bought a 50ml bottle about 3 years ago for around £25 - it had some money off and seemed like a good purchase. Nearly 3 years on I still have almost the full bottle left. That's not an indication of how long it lasts, its more to do with me preferring other perfumes in my collection.
One spray renders an overpowering smell that almost chokes you (makes me sneeze a lot) yet disappears fairly quickly into the day. When you compare it to other perfumes which are by no means as overpowering yet leave a pleasant scent all day then it's not hard to see why Fuel for Life has been overlooked in my collection. The scent its self reminds me of something that I cant quite put my finger on. Not in a good way either. It's almost like a soapy kind of smell - one that you would associate an elder lady using. Diesel claim the scent will seduce anyone, I think its more likely to leave people asking what's that smell.
The perfume comes in an expensive looking gold box which looks very eye catching. The bottle however, is a brown colour which is similar to a beer bottle in my opinion and has a odd brown and gold woven cover. Further decoration comes in the form of a bit of gold chain draped around the neck and a gold lid.
I would only use Fuel for Life as an absolute last resort if I had no other perfume left.
Diesel is mainly considering a clothing brand offering various denims and underwear. They also produce watches ands footwear. Less known is their collection of home items. Diesel was founded in 1978 by Renzo Rosso and Adriano Goldschmied.
Diesel offer a few fragrances for men and women. According to a website, the first fragrance was released in 2007 and aptly named Fuel For Life. Variations of this fragrance are available including Summer editions and Unlimited.
Fuel for Life Unlimited is a fragrance which is available for women in the form of an Eau de Parfum. The EDP is described as searching for unlimited power, unlimited sexiness and unlimited possibilities. It comes available with the matching body products. When spritzed over the body after using these products, the scent is strengthened and lasts longer than when used alone.
The bottle design of Unlimited is similar to the Fuel for Life Femme bottle. It does boost some distinct differences, setting it apart slightly and giving it a sense of individuality. The curvy bottle is made of thick glass and is heavy to hold. It is wide at the middle and nips in coarsely at the base and again at the top. It is topped with a shiny gold lid.
On the bottle itself, the name and brand has been endorsed in gold but this is barely visible when the additional, net like cover is slipped over the body of the bottle. Whilst the Femme cover was white and rather creamy, the cover adorning Unlimited is a strong, chocolate brown colour. This can easily be removed to reveal a non striking and rather plain bottle.
Fuel for Life Unlimited has been created using a build up of fragrance notes. These notes blend together in stages and change on the skin as time goes on.
*Top notes - the scent awakens with a fruity combination of golden pear and grapefruit. Top notes create the opening scent and are short lived.
*Heart notes - the heart of the scent has been created using a spicy, floral combination of cinnamon and jasmine. Heart notes create the body of the scent which can often be detected for several hours.
*Base notes - a woody and musky base finishes off and is expertly altered with a hint of peach peel. The base notes create the final trace of scent on the skin.
*~*~*Availability and Price*~*~*
Fuel for Life Unlimited is available in high street stores and online. Current prices are as follows :
Boots and www.escentual.com
30ml - £29.50
50ml - £38.50
75ml - £49.50
Gift set including 50ml EDP and 200ml body lotion - £26.97 (rrp £39.50) Boots only.
Maybe someone can clear this up for me. When I checked a website for information on the Diesel brand, they claimed 2007 was the first release of a Diesel fragrance. In my teens, I used Diesel perfumes..the cheap ones in the weird looking bottles. I think they were red, white and green ones and I remember them being Diesel. Is it a different company or something? Anyway onto the review itself.
Last Christmas, I treated myself to the Fuel for Life Femme gift set from Superdrug and I really liked it. When I had the opportunity to be the owner of a bottle of Fuel for Life Unlimited, I snapped it up. It was a half used bottle..one of my sisters off casts. It isn't that she doesn't like things, its just that she gets bored far too easily but I am not going to complain as I get the goodies. The bottle is sturdy and its weight makes me confident that it is better left sitting on my dresser as opposed to carting it around in my handbag all the time. The little cover thing is cheap and I think the bottle looks so much nicer without it.
Spritzing some of this EDP onto my wrists and neck is enticing as the cool and fresh blast of scent hits my skin full force. Its strength is undeniable but from the outset the scent is sexy and daring. The top notes would push you to conclude that a predominately fruity opening would be due but this isn't entirely the situation. Yes the fruity elements are there, with the grapefruit topping the scent with a sour and slightly exotic edge. To me, the cinnamon comes through very early on and spices up the top notes perfectly for a warming and inviting scent.
The sourness of the grapefruit takes it time to subside and the transition from top to heart notes is smooth due to the cinnamon already being apparent. A floral note which is now known to be jasmine, doesn't in a very noticeable appearance and the heart is mainly made up of the cinnamon. The cinnamon changes slightly and comes into its own with a indulgent and almost ginger type scent which warms up the skin. It is slightly sweet and invites those closest to me to appreciate a scent which wouldn't be out of place in a bakery during Christmas!
The base notes come through around 5-6hours after initial application. The notes blend together for the base of Unlimited are edgy and daring. It is usual for fragrances to use the same notes over and over again as this creates a classic scent and the common way to finish off a scent. The musk is subtle and doesn't appearing cloying or uncomfortable. The woodiness is the most apparent scent and comes off as earthy. It is delicately blended with a sweet and airy light peach twist which I think makes the perfect addition to the base and just gives it that something extra.
The scent sits reasonably close to the skin but still remains noticeable to those close by. It finally dwindles from the skin around 8 or 9 hours after applied making it a long lasting EDP.
Fuel for Life Unlimited is a feminine scent that captures a range of notes without question. It is simple yet classy and its lasting ability would suit evening wear for a mature young woman through to 40s. Sampling before buying is ideal though.
I love Fuel for Life Unlimited as it is a more confident and indulgent version of the Femme scent. When I wear this, I feel classier and I like wearing this on the off chance I am going out somewhere nice. It sits perfectly on the skin..noticeable but not overbearing and cloying. It is priced well for the gift set and I am happy to recommend it.
Thanks for reading :) x
I've had all sorts of men's fragrances over the years. I have to admit I was taken in by the Diesel packaging, marketing and leather pouch that you get with the bottle, plus it wasn't cheap, and I was a bit conned into thinking I was buying a quality smell.However, to me it smells like a bag of lemons or a lemon scented washing up liquid. If you like to smell of lemons, then great, but not for me. I tried a tester in the shop and it's a really strong smell that appeals straight away so you don't need to put much on. And also, in its favour, it does last quite a long time. After the instant appeal, I have to say that I hardly ever use it and there are better products around for the same money and less.
I paid £29.99 for a 50ml eau de perfum Fuel for Life Unlimited which was reduced by about £10 compared to the normal recommended retail price and while the price was a bargain having used this product I would say that it was still over priced as it is a rather average fragrance that had a rather disappointing life span once it had been applied meaning that like a fuel guzzling car you need to top it up on a regular basis.
Without a rather pretty lace slip that is over the top of the bottle this particular bottle resembled a cough medicine bottle but with a gold top, it is a dark brown colour and the lace patterned slip lends it a touch of class. There is also a rather fragile looking gold chain around the neck of the bottle that hangs down across the front of it. It is actually a pretty cool design.
It is a very fruity scent and that is part of the problem as I have to be in a certain mood to wear such fragrances and to be honest it is not a scent that I have ever taken to. It has a strong citrus smell to it with oranges being the dominant smell. It is also supposed to contain peach and after the initial blast you can detect a sweet peach smell to it. The main problem though is that after three or four hours tops the smell really does fade away and you need to top it up which means if I wore this a lot I would soon be through the bottle.
This is one fragrance I would not recommend even thought it does look attractive on the night stand.
I save up my Boots Advantage card points during the year and come Boxing Day I charge around the store on a spending spree snapping up the half price gift sets to spend my points on. Last year I was in search of one particular fragrance gift set, however I couldn't find it and I decided to choose a different one at random that came within the budget of points I had left to spend, and it ended up being the Diesel Fuel for Life Unlimited gift set, which came with a 50ml Eau De Parfum and shower gel.
There were a couple of reasons I decided to purchase this particular fragrance, one being that my boyfriend loves the Diesel Fuel for Life men's fragrance (I also thought it was rather nice) and so I (rather stupidly) made the assumption I would like the women's version. The second reason because the packaging caught my attention, and whilst I know you should never judge a fragrance by it's bottle in the same way you don't judge a book by it's cover, I became a sucker for the pretty lace slip this bottle has over the top, and the dainty gold coloured chain hanging around it's neck. It gives off the bohemian effect (and I remember the advertising campaign which went with it) and doesn't give off a floral feminine image.
This is where the problem lies for me. I prefer floral and more feminine scents and from the first time I've sprayed this fragrance I've had undecided feelings of love and hate with it. When I wear this fragrance I immediately smell a citrus orange smell, combined with a peach note. Whilst I don't mind the smell of these fruits, I don't like them in a fragrance and so one year later and only half a bottle into this fragrance, I'm still undecided over my feelings for it.
I never actually bothered looking up what this scent contains and it didn't surprise me when the line given for this fragrance is: "The Diesel story continues . Fuel for Life Unlimited combines sparkling golden fruity notes with a spicy, floral heart, and mysterious waves of wood and peach." It certainly is golden fruity with waves of peach, and this fragrance is perfect for anyone who wants a change from the more floral, light and girly scents out there. Once sprayed on the smell is quite strong and I can smell it for a few hours, however with most fragrances I lose the smell of it about half way through the day. I wear this fragrance during the day, and whilst I can imagine this being a perfect evening fragrance for some, it's just not for me.
A 50ml Eau de Parfum will set you back around £38.50, with the larger 75ml coming in at £49.50. I didn't pay this much as I got it in a sale in a gift set, and I wouldn't buy it again nor ask for it as a gift.
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Diesel perfumes have always been my first choice after recieving one of their bottles for my 16th birthday. Since then I've always been keen to try what they have on offer. I purchased the original Fuel for Life after seeing a television advertisment. I was really impressed with the scent, staying power and bottle design - the gold writing made it look more expensive and precious than it was, which is always a plus!
I'm not usually one to change my day-to-day perfumes but I've always found Diesel a reliable make and haven't found a perfume I haven't liked by them. Last October when going into Boots to purchase a top-up of the Fuel for Life for women the sales woman recommended I try the Fuel for Life Unlimited as it had a more of a musky tone - something I usually go for, so I had a sample try.
Not really noticing the difference in bottle design - the difference being the Fuel for Life unlitmited has a darker bottle and a material cover - I didn't think they'd actually smell different, I thought it was just a special edition of the same perfume. The difference I think, is very subtle, but the Unlimited version has a deeper and more musky scent oppsed to the refreshing scent of the normal Fuel for Life.
I've always liked the design of Diesel bottles, despite not really being very interesting or creativly designed they are sleek and easy to hold. The Fuel for Life Unlimited is more 'pratically shaped' than some others that have that creative flare but I do quite like the material cover it comes with making it look a little different from the usual Fuel for Life box as the packaging is a darker gold and brown tone than the lighter look of the original perfume.
Scents & Suitability
Because this is quite a fresh and fruity scent it is ideal for day-to-day wear as well as any occasions. I think this suits be more in the summer because of the initial refreshing tones and the more woodsy undertones. The product is described as having "...fruity notes with a floral heart and a spicy undertone with mysterious waves of wood and peach." I think this is a fairly accurate description although the peach is a little hard to make out but I think this is what gives it that refreshing aroma.
Final Thoughts and Availability
The main thing I am impressed with about this Fuel for Life unlimited is the staying power as it can last on my skin for up to around four hours and even longer on my clothes, which really enhances the perfume and gives me all-day 'coverage'. It's one of those all-rounder perfumes as I think it can be used for any occasion. The 50ml bottle I purchased from Boots for around £39 has lasted me ten months and I still have a few spritz left in it which I think is worth the price for typical day to day use. I would recommend this product to anyone looking for a new perfume for day wear. This is an ideal one as it is available from £29.50 in boots for the 30ml size.
I bought this product just after Christmas last year, and I was lucky enough to buy a gift set reduced in price. So I think I only paid about £25 for a 50ml bottle and body lotion, which is really good value. You can usually buy it for around £30 for 30ml in a lot of high street stores, but I have found it for around the same price for 50ml online. If you want to get this fragrance, my advice would be to test it in store, then find it online for a good price.
I LOVE the packaging, I always like packaging that looks expensive! The bow is nice, but as I don't keep boxes I'm more interested in the bottle. The shape of the bottle is not really that interesting, but it's the design that grabs you. I really love the little lace 'sleeve', and the chains around the cap.
The version I have is the EDP, which being a higher concentration than EDT will last much longer on your skin. However, due to the nature of the scent, I believe that an EDT would still last a long time. A good way of making sure your scent lasts longer is to apply it to moisturised skin, as scent clings better to moist skin, and so your scent will last much longer.
This scent is a continuation of the diesel story, and I have to say I much prefer the scent of Unlimited to the opriginal. As I think I have previously mentioned, I really like rich, woody oriental scents, and this definately falls into that category. It's a winning combination of fruity top notes, and warm base notes.
The head notes are 'Golden Fruits' and you can expect this stage to last for up to 10 minutes or so after application. I'm not too sure what a Golden Fruit is, but I can assure you the dry down is certainly fruity, but it's quite gentle, not sharp like a citrus fruit.
The heart notes are 'Spices', and they really warm the fragrance up. This stage will usually last for a further 15-20 minutes, and forms the central scent of the fragrance. The spices in question aren't specified, but in my opinion they are warm and sensual, not unlike a sandalwood/musk.
The base notes are the part to really enjoy. This is made up of mainly woody notes, with a hint of sweetness, which the packaging assures me is Peach. Again, I'm not sure I could tell you it was peach, but the sweetness really balances out the woods. This means that in a fragrance that on paper, sounds wuite masculine, you have a very sensual, feminine base.
I would certainly recommend that you try this fragrance, I love to wear it and often recieve compliments on it. The scent is beautiful, and clearly feminine. I would even go so far as to say that people who don't normally go for orientals, might want to try this baby.
You can of course also buy the mens version, and while some people might think is 'sad', I can tell you that when you wear the ladies version and your man of choice wears the mens, you do actually get a really nice combined scent. When a brand brings out a complimentary mens fragrance, they are actually meant to be worn together!
I bought the female version of this purely due to the gorgeous bottle, which is all but the smallest size comes dressed in a gorgeous lace 'slip'. The photo above really doesn't do it justice, it's a gorgeous bottle and looks so vintage-y and gorgeous that it will brighten up any dressing table.
The smell was purely a bonus, and I had expected more the same 'designer' kind of smell, but I was mistaken. This is a beautiful smell, which is irresistible. There are subtle wooden undertones, brightened up by fruity flavours and some lovely spices...it's hard to describe, but it is a feminine, sexy smell. It's been my favourite perfume since I smelt it.
It's suitable for everyone, but I think it's favoured by mid 20's, due to the price and the 'mature' smell. It doesn't have the same sweet tinge perfumes aimed at teens have, but it's certainly not missed, and anyone could carry this off.
The newer version came out a few months ago, in a pure white bottle. I was eager to smell this, but found it disappointing, as the smell is more overpowering and unfeminine. I found it unwearable.
The original seems to be unbeatable, even by Diesel themselves, and the body lotion and shower gel smell just as good. Whatever you are doing, this is the perfect scent to wear.
This is my favourite fragrance at the moment, absolutely love the smell. It is a blend between fruity notes with spice, with more subtle notes of wood and peach. It is not a strong fruity smell, just a pleasant subtle hit coming through.
The bottle is simple yet elegant, with a patterned cloth over the top of a simple, slightly rounded square bottle.
It comes in two versions, the brown one you see here and one that comes in a white bottle. This one is slightly stronger and heavier. As the fragrance is a parfum it lasts a long time on the skin without wearing off. I have tested this myself as I worked on the fragrance counter in boots over Christmas and as it was my favourite I wore it a lot and could still smell it at the end of a full day's work.
I would recommend this fragrance to a range of ages, from teenagers to the middle age, but it is slightly more popular with the late teens and people in their 20s. It is midrange in price and is worth every penny.
I would highly recommend it.
I have the 75ml bottle of this, which sells in Boots for £46. A bit pricey i know but i would pay that again for it because its so nice. It comes in a see through light brown bottle with gold writing on it and has a kind of mesh cloth thing that goes over the top. I wasnt really impressed with the packaging as it looks quite masculine and it kind of reminds me of a hip flask!
I got my boyfriend the original fuel for life aftershave and even though this is meant to be slightly different because this is the unlimited version, it smells quite similar. Its not meant to be a unisex fragrance but it comes across like it is, especially with the packaging.
I dont need to spray much of this through the day so even though its expensive it lasts for a while. It smells like spices, a kind of christmas smell. The ingredients say it also has peaches in it, but i think its more like an apple smell. It does smell a bit aftershavey but its not musky, more fresh and daytime like.
I first bought this scent just because the bottle looked so great! Diesel certainly know how to package their perfumes. It is similar to their original version, but this scent has a more 'lemony' tinge to it. The perfume would suit anyone who enjoyed wearing the CK1 range and my boyfriend has borrowed it on more than one occasion too as there is a natural woodiness that grows over time that sits nicely on a man. (For xmas I shall have to get him the version for men as he seems so keen!) This is more of a day fragrance, despite the deeper tones and is light enough to spritz across clothes without drowning them in scent. In fact, that would be my only complaint about the fragrance - it doesn't seem to last long when worn on the skin and certainly needs to be reapplied during the day as it is not as pervasive as some of the other similar perfumes on the market.
Introduced in 2008, Fuel for Life Unlimited follows in the footsteps of its sister fragrance Fuel for Life which was a massive hit for fragrance fashionistas. Unlimited is, however, a more grown-up and altogether exciting scent.
Diesel have put a huge amount of effort into creating a perfume which not only smells gorgeous, but also one which looks incredibly glamorous on your dressing table. The golden brown glass flask is dressed in fine brown fishnet with a delicate golden chain 'necklace', suiting the scent's heady and sexy boudoir scent.
The perfume has a gorgeous, feminine but bold scent, with immediate spicy and woody notes, combined with lush aromatic peach and liquorice aromas. The perfume has a sexy, vibrant and modern smell which instantly makes you feel sexier, sultrier and more feminine. The product is probably best suited (in line with the slightly bohemian advertising campaign) for a young woman with a sophisticated, edgy side and a love of all things opulent and decadent. The product would also make an ideal gift - the packaging is hugely attractive and the perfume is now on most women's Top 10 favourites or 'most desired' list!
I love this perfume and use it mostly for day-to-evening wear (rather than everyday or 'at the office' scent). It definitely has the pulling power to be a favourite 'going out' scent too. I have had many compliments from a number of people (including my friends and strangers too!) saying how much they like the scent. My only criticism is that I have found that the scent does not last for as long as I hope and I can often not notice the scent an hour after I apply. This problem can be rectified however (as all fragrance fashionistas know) by moisturising well before applying your scent as well as layering - luckily, Diesel produce a Fuel for Life Unlimited moisturiser (which you can often buy in a special 'gift pack' with a bottle of the fragrance) which definitely helps.
The fragrance can be purchased in a variety of sizes, being 30ml (approx £29), 50ml and 75ml (£46). As a fine fragrance, it can be bought from a variety of places (the usual department stores, fragrance shops and online, where there are often deals to be had). I would recommend buying a larger size, if only for better value for money, but also as I don't believe the scent has the 'staying power' of other perfumes so you may wish to be more generous in spritzing it on.
In short, this is a gorgeous, glamorous and very grown-up perfume for women. It has a sumptuous, dominant and spicy scent which is definitely a firm favourite of mine (I am only my second 75ml bottle, need I say more?!).
Diesel Fuel for Life Unlimited has a trade mark brown bottle in the shape of a a hip flask with gold writing and a gold box. The bottle comes in a cute brown crocheted sleeve, which whilst looking pretty actually serves no purpose.
Due to the branding the perfume is more expensive than most brands but due to the scent and strength of the scent you dont need to use a large amount and so it lasts for a long time.
The perfume is fruity and floral. The actual tones are that of blackberries, jasmine and patchouli. The floral, fruity undertones work well together to give a sexy and alluring scent. On first spray it seems really strong and over powering and can even be a little off putting. The scent does dull though and soon develops into a milder, more attractive and appealing scent. Whilst Diesel is portrayed as a fragrance for young, confident and sexy women it is perfect for the older lady too.
As this scent is by Diesel, it is quite expensive, but not as dear as brands such as Dior etc. It is ideal for a Christmas or birthday present for any female who likes:
a bold, heavy smell. This is not a fresh floral scent, but an antique perfume, filled with vintage tones. It is woody and musky, which overall gives it quite a sensual feel. Not to be used by the faint hearted, in other words.
This perfume, however, can be slightly overpowering. I would recommend using it sparingly as it can give off the 'alcohol' smell if sprayed too vigorously. If you get the balance right though, it is enough to add a subtle mystery to your smell.
The packaging is gorgeous, a real selling point. The chain around the top can be slightly irritating, as can the crochet 'slip,' but it adds to the sexy effect. I really would advise anyone to wear this as long as they like a bold scent and to stand out. You really have to carry it off well.
Fuel For Life Unlimited is a gourmand fruity floral developed by perfumers Jacques Cavallier, Olivier Cresp and Harry Fremont. The notes feature lemon, mandarin, licorice, anise and white florals.