This was a blind buy that I bought at TK Max for only £6.99. I saw the Diesel name and as there was only one on the shelf I decided to buy it without smelling it first. I love aftershaves and have a big collection though I have been buying less than I used to and am trying to stick to those that I know and love but I thought this was too good a price to turn down.
The aftershave comes in a see through plastic dome case so you can see the bottle underneath it which is pretty funky. The bottle itself is made from red glass with silver etching on it. The size is 75ml so you do get a decent amount of aftershave for your money.
Unfortunately I doubt that I will ever make use of the 75ml as I really just do not like this fragrance and am surprised with how cheap and nasty it is considering that it comes from Diesel. I have smelt Diesel Plus which comes in a white bottle and it is vastly superior to this version and I cannot understand why Diesel would cheapen their brand by releasing something like this.
Obviously this is all subjective and even though I might not like it other people obviously must or otherwise it wouldn't still be for sale.
The aftershave has several notes in it which are: Top notes of Orange, Nutmeg, Anise, Bergamot and Cardamon. Middle notes include Cinnamon, Violet, Jasmine, Lily-of-the-Valley and Rose. The bottom notes are Amber, Patchouli, Musk, Vanilla and Heliotrope. I would defy anyone to be able to smell most of the notes that are included in this aftershave as they all jumble together to form an overpowering and slightly obnoxious smelling fragrance.
First of all this is an extremely strong smelling aftershave. I normally complain aftershaves don't strongly smell strong enough but that certainly wouldn't be a problem with this one as even one spray is enough to be completely overpowering. Any more than a couple of sprays and I can imagine this offending everyone in close proximity to the wearer.
Straight away this is extremely alcoholic smelling which is surprising considering that it contains 82.5% alcohol in it. Once the alcohol smell dies down you are left with something that smells a lot like baby powder but obviously without the subtlety. There is quite a hit of spice to it too but this smells weird when combined with the sickly sweet smelling baby powder scent. All together is just a strange mix of smells that in my opinion just don't combine well and also smell cheap. I find it to be sickly smelling and it actually offends my nose which is unusual for me as I can usually find something good about most aftershaves.
I think this would be suited to a more heavy handed teenager than someone looking for something that is sophisticated and grown up. This is a brash and shouty fragrance and I can imagine it fitting in well in a lot of nightclubs where it could compete well with other strong smelling fragrances.
I'm not a big purchase your fragrances and i usually get exposed to new brands when they are brought for me. This is the case with the Diesel Masculine fragrance.
The standard bottle has 75 mL which I have been using sparingly and as such has lasted a long time. The physical feel of the bottle is cold and metallic and is covered in a slightly rubberised coating and the deep red acts to its overall attractive appearance.
The fragrance itself is incredibly distinctive and can be best described as spicy, which invokes cinnamon and cloves. I would even say there was a little bit of a mould wine tint to it. Obviously I'm not insinuating that the product is a Christmas fragrance but it just comes as update imagery for me when I use it.
It is a distinctive fragrance and as such means that you don't need to apply a lot to get an all day effect and while some people are particularly fond of the strong spiced or overly sweet fragrances out there I tend to find myself using this one more than most.
I was bought Diesel Zero Plus Masculine for Christmas last year as a present from my mother in law.
Although this was bought for me, for the purpose of this review, I have had a quick look around and have found out that a 75ml bottle, it will set you back roughly £10 which is extremely reasonable considering most aftershaves are around £30.
Diesel Zero Plus Masculine comes with really unique, eye catching packaging. It has a Perspex dome which sits on the base. The base then has two raised plastic sections, which allows the bottle to the wedged in place. There is a clamp on the spray section at the top to stop the bottle being sprayed accidentally which is quite useful to save any wastage. The bottle itself is a bright red colour, with a silver top. Diesel is written in big silver letters on the front of the bottle along with the usual info such as size etc.
This aftershave is quite a delicate smell for a male's fragrance. According the diesel, the ingredients include amber, bitter orange, black pepper, cassis, cedar wood, cherry, cinnamon, coconut milk, muguet, nutmeg, pineapple, pitosforum, plum, orchid, orris, red apples, rose, sandalwood, strawberry and vanilla notes. To be honest, I think this aftershave smells very similar to cola bottles which may sound a bit odd but it's actually a very refreshing aftershave. This aftershave is subtle and not too overpowering. It is noticeable without choking everyone in the room.
Does The Smell Last?
As I said, I think this aftershave is designed to be subtle but the smell definitely lasts. It is stronger at first but then fades throughout the day but I still notice it on my clothes and skin at the end of the day.
This aftershave is very cheap compared to others on the market so I believe it is very good value for money. The scent is different from most other aftershaves as it is more feminine than others I have smelt (without smelling too girly) The bottle itself is well presented. A great aftershave to wear for any occasion.
After being impressed with a previous fragrance from the Diesel range, having never given the brand much consideration previously, when selecting a new product a few weeks back I decided to stick with the brand and after positive testing in store using the sampler decided to pay £13 for this Zero Plus Maximum bottle and am quite pleased with it thus far!
This is one of the oldest ranges in the Diesel brand and one of the finest I have sampled. It has proven to be a strong scented, appealing, long lasting and all round well performing Eau de Toilette!
In essence I would say this is primarily designed as a product for evening wear. A "going out" smell to say the least however I have used it on a daily basis from morning till night. It is very strong as mentioned so people will realise you have it on and at the end of the day it is up to you how you wear it. I would suggest evening wear mainly but also it goes well during the day.
The smell is hard to describe. First things first it is a strong smell so if you want a subtle smell that does not stand out or something which is barely noticeable, then this will not suit. This is a strong, sometimes overpowering scent that will get noticed and people will smell. The actual scent is very fruity at its core, very vibrant and lively. It has a dominance of a musky mixed with cinnamon effect with hints of plum and blueberry. Its very masculine and very prominent.
In terms of day wear, and night wear, it has a very good length of life. This scent will stay with you and last, it will not wear thin and will not fade quickly. It stays firm and strong for hours. I place it on at 7am each morning and by 4pm when I arrive home it is still very strong and prominent and if going out the same night only a quick spray does it top up! All in all one bottle of this will last a while compared to other brands which tend to just fade and wear off quickly. There is no need to carry this round and respray as it lasts with minimum spraying!
Overall this is an affordable, top quality range that has stood the test of time on the market and will stand the test of time on you!
Despite this getting a very average set of reviews on here, this is a fragrance that I, personally, actually quite like! I first saw it in The Perfume Shop, a cheap source for high street smellies, a few months ago and decided to buy it because I had worn Diesel Plus Plus in the past and it had been one of my favourites but this time wanted a change. And, if I am honest, I was also intrigued by the snow-globe inspired case it came in being a bit of a sucker for something a little different!
I can't remember how much exactly I paid for this but I think it was a little under a tenner which seems quite right after doing my research! I do have a slight issue with it (more on that later) but overall am quite pleased with this fragrance and quite happy that I bought it as I don't buy after-shave and smellies very often so when I do, I like to make sure that I am going to like them!
The smell is kind of woody with a hint of spice, I'm thinking mulled spices here such as cinnamon and clove, but is quite strong and a little overpowering so may not be to everyone's tastes I quite agree. It has been said that this is a young person's fragrance and I can see that I suppose but, at thirty-six, I am hardly a spring chicken and I still like it. And, normally, I AM quite fussy!
The issue I have with this is that it tends to bring me out in red blotches when I spray it on me that matches the bottle in colour! I didn't notice this so much at first but, as I have got further down the bottle, I have noticed it more and more. Really, I suppose I should no longer use it but I paid good money for it and I am too tight to buy anymore until it is finished!! Luckily, I tend to spray this on well in advance of going out, to give the scent a little time to fade a little ~ did I mention it is a bit strong, so by the time I go out in public the blotches have normally gone. Neddless to say, despite the fact that I like this, I doubt I will be buying it again!
Overall, like I say, I quite like this fragrance and think it manly, trendy and cool without being tooo cool if you guys know what I mean! Some scents, such as Davidoff for example, are a bit too cool for their own good and not really for me. If it wasn't for the whole blotchy business, then this would be constantly on my man shelf in the bathroom. As it is, I think I need to try something new when this runs out in a few weeks...any suggestions guys?
Launched back in 1995 Diesel Zero Plus Masculine is a fragrance defined as being refined, oriental and woody and this is something that you notice as soon you spray this for the first time as it is a very strong scent that smells very masculine but does this make for a good fragrance?
Best used as an evening wear fragrance the Zero Plus Masculine is something that you will regularly see in chemists for a very cheap price which is why I originally got this. I spotted the red bottle in its clear plastic casing (as shown above) and thought it looked like such a simple design that it had to have something to it so purchased a bottle.
The fragrance contains a fresh blend of plum, mandarin, jasmine and geranium before giving way to undertones of vanilla, tonka bean and musk as its main scents to be noticed but it also contains cinnamon, cloves, aniseed, bergamot, cardamon, nutmeg, violet, lily of the valley, rose, patchouli, amber and heliotrope for a very strong and distinctive fragrance you need to be brave to wear as it really stands out mainly due to its strength of scent which can in all honesty be overpowering.
Overall this is a fragrance best suited to the younger male beginning to enter adulthood as it will allow him the opportunity to have a scent that will be noticeable and stand out from the crowd. A cheap, entry level fragrance which looks nice enough and smells ok but for me simply too strong which makes it feel somewhat cheaper than it should.
Diesel is a brand with which I have always liked and sworn by, good hard wearing jeans that wash well and look nice on, but when this stuff was bought for me as a Xmas present a few years ago, I had to wear it their and then, a "Mother-in-Law" present you see....
There is nothing remotely good about this stuff, the bottle sits in something that looks like a snow shaker, it smells terrible and worse yet, Diesel put their name to it, I had lost faith in the brand.
You will find it on the bottom shelves of shops like Semi-Chem and Boots.
This review serves more as a warning to keep your money and spend it on something that wont smell like a rendition of "Hai Karate", looking at the prices for it from the different sites, like CheapSmells.com, they maybe want to change their name to "SmellsCheap.com", these prices are insanely high from Strawberry.net, for the same amount of money (17.50) you could have something more fragrant and pleasing like Clinique Happy (100 ml) for 25p more than the money you' be spending on this dross.
Red Diesel or Zero Plus Masculine has been for me, a rather challenging product over the years. Given and received both as gifts to friends and from friends, it still remains a mystery to me as to what age group the producers have in mind for this product. Many versions exist of Diesel Zero however, from a green bottle marketed both for men and women and a further Red bottle similar to the mans one for women! How confusing! I used to think that Red Diesel/Diesel Zero was no more than Old Spice but having smelt it on other people; Im starting to think otherwise now.
The packaging is a delight for some, and cheap for others. Including a plastic glass like top with a frosted clear plastic bottom, the whole product either looks like a hand grenade or a time capsule. Without this rocket like dome cover, you wont be able to keep the bottle without a top as no top comes with it so dont throw away this gimmicky dome as it has a use! It couldnt be anymore masculine in its design if it tried.
** Prices & Other Versions of the Brand **
I have seen Red Diesel Eau de Toilette in the form that I bought at Semi Chem for the low price of £7-99 75ml reduced at Semi Chem for example from £13-99. Other prices such as Boots charge up to £14-99 whilst city dwellers who find this brand hard to resist shouldnt even bother going to House of Frasers or John Lewis as the price is extremely marked up to £35-00 and beyond.
Other versions of this same red bottle, namely for 75ml come in a cheap flat like package that can be thrown away because guess what, this package has an additional pull off metal top that goes with the bottle. If you dont like the idea of the dome, which frankly I think is a waste of packaging even though the whole thing is recyclable, look out for the flat pack instead.
I have yet to see what else is available in this scent such as body gel or anything as much as Christian Dior supplies for Fahrenheit for example. Only one other article has caught my eye and this was a body deodorant and a small tube of all body bargain wash which TJ Hughes had just before Christmas. Price for this was £15-00 reduced.
** Whats Red Diesel Like Then? **
The first swoosh of spray from this spray bottle reveals a very similar talcum powder like scent, knocking on the door of a mild Evening Primrose with a bit of Johnsons Baby Powder, but as soon as the scent allows the air around you to circulate I would say that the final smell is very woody.
There is pine here too but sadly no sandalwood whilst I do believe that there are elements of what I term as fresh like fruit almost like Lychees. Too perfumery for its own good at times then, but it depends on how much you use in one go. Thoughts that occur to me at this time are peppery and not sweet. I do have to mention that the first time you spray this on your hand for testing analysis, there is an awful amount of alcohol that is present before you are even allowed to detect the scent.
A quick glance at the bottle reveals that Alcohol content is a whopping 82% for the whole volume!! There are no prizes to guessing then that this product is highly flammable.
** The Bottle Itself **
The bottle is a beautiful item to hold; very tactile, even. The outer casing which cannot be removed is a an Ultra Red, casing which is delightfully soft and smooth no matter how many times I have used this to apply, it is one of very few aftershave bottles I have dropped it seems to grip skin very well and looks like it is sweating if you use it in the bathroom just after a shower like a champagne bottle taken out of the fridge. I use the term Ultra Red because in actual fact it is a clear see through red which allows the proper undercover casing of the all metal bottle to shine through.
Original bottles of Red Diesel came in chrome like paint on the bottle similar to Limited Editions of Fahrenheit but they were taken off the market very quickly and replaced with this Ultra red colouring.
** Using the Scent **
Apparently this is a scent that is best used for evening time and social occasions. Whenever I have worn it, people around me do remark how fresh I smell and many people ask me what it is that I have on! Having said that, I do prefer this scent to D&G for Men because as stated already, the latter is too understated for me and I like to be able to mix and match other scents for combinations of aroma.
I have had this product now for a couple of months and it rarely gets used. For more formal occasions I dont choose to use this. Here is why;
If you spray this scent directly to skin, about 3 inches away I find the woody fragrance sits on skin and stays there all day but it seems like it looses its freshness. It doesnt ever lose its scent but it almost appears as if it gets stale but not in a heavy sweaty kind of a way. Its hard for me to pinpoint what I am actually trying to say about the properties of this scent here; maybe it leaves its impression but not its imprint.
If however you spray more directly away from the body I find there seems to be more freshness to the scent than allowing it to just stick to one patch of skin. Like the former direction then, it keeps fresher when you direct the spray further from you than near you this is what I have found, anyway!
** Conclusion **
If you like heady scents that last for ages, then this is a product for you that is entwined with woodland scents such as pine and then more pine. It is a very fresh scent but it depends on how you apply the scent to skin. Further more; it clings to clothes too which can be disadvantageous the next morning! For a heavy Eau de Toilette for men, Red Diesel is the one for many but not for me.
Would I buy this Eau de Toilette again? Sadly no. I have already tested the Green version for men AND women and feel that this is a better all round scent. This is not another Fahrenheit for me, not another product that I wish to pursue other applications in and will probably wince the next time someone gives this to me as a gift!
For the reduced prices though, it is hard to resist a bargain the first time around. And that, with its funky look may well be the key for its existence and fan base. Thanks for reading. ©Nar2 2007
Very good in my view, that woody fragrance is very delighting everyone i have been around while using this has said i smell very nice. I recommend you buy this just for evening wear or use daily like me, and i bought this for 8 pounds not bad at all should i say, and it has a very strong scent and a soothing smell. I usually use this for going out clubbing to and i always get good compliments from chicks saying how i smell so nice ;).
Whilst on a little jaunt around the surrounding area in the car with my wife we happened upon a Woolworths store. being in need of some sustenance and some liquid refreshment we popped in for a butchers and to acquire the aforementioned items.
Whilst browsing we noticed a large poster which was advertising this product at half original price, that being £4.99. A great deal I thought for what seems to be a very popular fragrance. I had left my wallet at home unwittingly and my pockets were bare, fortunately my wife had money on her. Just as well or the goodies and drink were also out of the window.
We walked slowly back to the car and my wife commented on whether I liked the smell or not.........................don't know was my reply never smelt it before. You could have just wasted me a fiver if you dislike it.
So I had to open the package and sample the product. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the packaging in particular the bottled which housed the fragrance. It is a deep matt red almost maroon with a shimmering to its surface. It is like an elongated oval which has had a few inches added to its length. It is an atomised fragrance which basically means you spray it on, but no propellants are used in the process to protect the atmosphere. The atomisation allows only a small amount of fragrance to be delivered at one pressing, but this amount should in most cases prove sufficient for the purpose.
I atomised a little onto my wrist to had a little smell. I thought for a second I had been transported to some oriental den of ill repute, but unfortunately this was not the case. There were extremely strong scents of oriental extraction and although I am even as yet still undecided on which there are many spicy overtones as well.
The fragrance takes longer than most to settle during which time I had ample chance to sample the other less prominent odours. There was a certain woodiness, which was always there in the background hidden well behind the spice and seductiveness.
My wife is rather keen on this so I shall be placing a liberal amount on my person about an hour before bedtime if you know what I mean. Perhaps then the woody spicy oriental concoction will transfer me to that eastern den of iniquity.
It is a very pleasant fragrance and very different from my usual purchases and had I had to pay more for it having sampled its delights I probably would have got the Mrs to cough up the extra few quid, being that she was quite keen on it to. It is slightly heavier than other aftershaves and such that I use, but this is not a criticism just an observation. There is 2.5 fl ozs in the small but pretty bottle. Pretty in a masculine way. So it's off to spray and pray wish me luck.
Today Ill be writing about Diesel Zero Plus for Men, an aftershave I picked up on impulse when buying the ill fated Gucci Rush for Men a couple of weeks ago.
Why did I buy an aftershave Id never heard of nor indeed smelt? Simple really:
1 Diesel is a pretty well known brand.
2 It was cheap.
3 The packaging was unique.
4 Id never tried it before and was curious.
When I think of a Diesel product the first thing that springs to mind are jeans! Until I spotted it on the shelf in my local Bodycare I didnt even know that Diesel had any fragrances on the market for men. Curiosity struck me and I bought a bottle for £7.99, yes thats right, it was only £7.99 for a 50ml bottle. Alarm bells should have starting ringing but they didnt
Since buying my bottle I have seen this on sale in Boots and Rackhams and if you like it, dont pay more than £12.99 for a bottle. Anything more than that and you are being taken for a mug. It can retail in some shops at up to £27.99.
Obviously I find that Bodycare sell most fragrances cheaper than Boots (thats why I shop there) but I dont think there are any Bodycare shops outside of the North West, therefore if you are looking to buy a bottle of Diesel Zero Plus Id recommend an online search.
Apart from the price and brand name the actual bottle and packaging does look rather funky as the picture above shows. The male and female versions come in the same style bottles with the only difference being feminine and masculine written on the side of the bottle.
The actual bottle is a deep red colour and comes enclosed within a clear plastic capsule. It looks good and doesnt look out of place on a shelf with more expensive rivals in the fragrance market. Launched in 1995, Zero Plus is classified as a refined, oriental woody fragrance which should blend to give a manly masculine fragrance suitable for eveningwear.
On first application the first thing that struck me was the actual grip I could get on the bottle rather than the fragrance. It is easy to grip, even with wet hands and the atomiser released a healthy amount of the fragrance with a fair amount of force.
As soon as the fragrance is released from the bottle it was like there had been an explosion of smells in my bathroom. This is one spicy fragrance. It quickly became evident that this is a very heavy fragrance, the spicy fragrance became less obvious and yes it did have an oriental feel but the overriding smell after ten to fifteen minutes was that of an oak tree. Woody is an understatement; it was like sniffing a freshly chopped log at close quarters.
As the fragrance mixed with my skin over time the woody smell also became less obvious but it was still the strongest of the notes by far closely followed by a spicy assault on my nostrils. As the smells changed and settled the first thing that sprang to mind was that I had smelt this somewhere before. I wasnt imagining it, and after further investigation I realised that this is nearly identical in smell to .Old Spice ..
The actual fragrance lasts for well over 8 hours as it is exceptionally heavy and it seems to cling to clothes. As I only used two sprays from the atomiser I have to say in its defence, it would have been good value for money had I been able to wear it again as this would last for a number of months even if used on a daily basis.
I found Diesel Zero Plus for Men a cheap and nasty fragrance that left me feeling very self-conscious about how I smelt. Ive worn this once, and that was to smell what the fragrance was like and I wont ever be wearing it again. Designed for eveningwear my arse, its designed to repel all known forms of life more like.
At £7.99 for the bottle I should have expected a nasty fragrance but I didnt. I must have been having a blonde moment in the shop. Had I paid more for the bottle I would have been most upset but its true what they say. You get what you pay for, and in this case you most certainly do .
Thanks for taking the time to read and rate.