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It goes without saying that Ed hardy products are of a unique taste. The bold designs have always caught my eye, and from the Ed Hardy products I own I always enjoy looking into great detail of the actual design. The Ed Hardy Hearts & Daggers for Men Eau de Toilette comes in a very unique and stylish bottle indeed. The cap (if you can call it that!) is around 3 times the height of what is visible of the bottle. The artistic design is typical Ed Hardy and you can always spot the products a mile off due to their signature style. The Eau de Toilette is quite a bright blue colour, and the Ed Hardy signature is written on the bottle along with a skull and daggers.
My first impressions of the bottle were certainly ones of surprise. All Ed Hardy products are as loud as this bottle, but the designs and bright colours never cease to amaze me at their sheer beauty. The 100ml bottle cost me £50, so the fragrance isn't a cheap one, but what Ed Hardy product is cheap?!
The first thing I noticed about the Eau de Toilette scent was just how fresh and masculine it was. I definitely expected this, and upon discovering the scent I felt reassured that I would enjoy wearing this product. The notes on the Hearts and Daggers packaging contains the following information:
This fragrance instantly seduces with a wild-spirited independence and sensual yet strong masculinity. Juicy Anjou pear, fresh basil and a refreshing martini accord blend together for a striking first impression. Bright white pepper, velvety papaya and rosemary energetically pulse at the heart. The background blend of Japanese Katsura Wood, sensuous suede, hypnotic patchouli and sandalwood dares only the fearless to follow.
I am no fragrance expert, so I find it hard to explain the scents I notice, but the fragrance is very masculine and not too young either. I wouldn't say this fragrance is aimed at any particular demographic - any male in their 20's or above could wear it.
I think the price is obviously very steep compared to other top fragrances, so I must knock a star off for that, and I also think the Ed Hardy brand is a bit like Marmite. Overall I give the Hearts and Daggers Eau de Toilette 3 stars which may seem a little harsh as I enjoy wearing and owning the product, but I can't see it appealing to such a broad audience.
I got this for christmas from my partner and I think its probable one of the best looking aftershaves I have ever had. Ed hardy artwork is amazing in itself but the box and bottle of this aftershave is really good, the colours and detail of the art looks really good. Sort of like tatoo style art, this product definatly stands out in the shop rather than being plain and simple this is in your face tatoo/Biker/rocker young hip aftershave.
The smell Anjou pear, fresh basil and a refreshing martini accord blend together for a Big impression. You get a nice pepper, velvety papaya and rosemary energetically pulse all mixed togther to give such a pleasent fragence. Then finally you get a blend of Japanese Katsura Wood, sensuous suede, hypnotic patchouli and sandalwood to give the scent such a distint one.
It is a good strong smell suitable for any male, I really like the smell its probable one of my favorite rite now. The Price compared to most other fragrancy is not too bad really, I think its fits into the market reasonably well, They have not over priced it too much but then not put it in too cheap. For what you get it is definatly worth the money. You can pick up a 100ml bottle for around £50 but compared to some brands thats not to bad.
This would be a ideal gift for anyone who is a fan of Ed Hardy and any one who likes a nice fruity smell. From what I have seen most girls like it too so it could be onto a winner lol.
I like the ed hardy artwork that is on clothing, accessories and now the fragrances and when I saw the ed hardy hearts and daggers fragrance I wanted to give it a try out. I think the look of the fragrance box is very cool with a lot of ed hardy artwork on it and it makes it look funky and cool.
I think the box stands out a lot when it is next to other fragrances because the look is very different to a lot of the more classic style fragrance brands. I think the bottle is clever and keeps the hearts and daggers theme going well. The bottle stands up and it isn't easy to knock over, it is heavy enough to keep upright when I use it.
The bottle and box together look great. I think they make the fragrance an ideal present for younger fragrance wearers and anyone in to the ed hardy range of products. I think it would be a great christmas present for someone because it looks so good and the smell is good too.
The price for the hearts and daggers fragrance is still higher than it should be but you can pick up a big 100ml fragrance bottle from some shops for a reduced price at the moment. I have seen the fragrance in debenhams for £45 for the same size but its in boots for £30 now and I think thats a great price if you want to get a bottle of hearts and daggers.
When I use the fragrance I get a strong peppery aroma from it that is mixed with a lot of fruity influences. I like the fruit and spiced aroma I can detect with the fragrance but there is a kind of herby aroma in this that I think is basil and rosemary.
Don't worry about the basil and rosemary being too much. You won't end up smelling like a pizza because the fruity pear and papaya in the fragrance give a great boost that smells good but not in femnine way. The sandalwood and patchoulli make the fragrance last better on me.
The lasting time of the fragrance is ok for me and I can wear it for a few hours and still smell it. It doesn't leave much smell on clothing when I get it on stuff by accident and it is lighter than a lot of other fragrances I have worn. I like the different aroma it has and the peppery fruity aroma makes a good change to more sporty or musky and woody fragrances.
I think the hearts and daggers fragrance works and I like the way it is when you wear it for a few hours. I think a lot of people will like the fragrance and it has a young and funky look and smell that will make a lot of people happy if bought as a present this christmas. I would recommend it because it wears well.
Although I am a self confessed fan of Thierry Mugler colognes and have a wide collection of the different male scents that have been released over the years my loyalty to Mugler took a bit of a wobble last year when I discovered "Ed Hardy" for men by Christian Audigier. I was drawn to Ed Hardy simply by the bottle as the tattoo inspired design looked out of the ordinary and drew my interest, it was love at first sniff as I sprayed a small amount onto my wrist and my Ed Hardy obsession was born.
Since my discovery I have become a little carried away with Ed Hardy merchandise and am now the 'proud' owner of drinking glasses, cups and lighters all emblazoned with the range of tattoo designs Audigier is famous for. You can no doubt imagine my delight when just this week I noticed a new fragrance sitting in my local "Perfume Shop" 'Hearts and Daggers' by Ed Hardy which, if purchased, would also come with a free gift, an Ed Hardy Tattoo design duffel bag.
Truth be known I would have bought the fragrance just for the bag anyway (sad? Me?) However I played it cool and asked for a test spray and managed to fall in love all over again. Where the original Ed Hardy is quite light and subtle and tends to fade over time Hearts and Daggers is stronger and more noticeable and lingers around hours after it has been sprayed and reminds me of one of Thierry Mugler colognes (A*Men Summer Flash).
A sharp blast of what I thought was melon but is in actual fact Anjou Pear is the first noticeable aroma you will detect, it is light, fresh and, for want of a better word, 'perky' and was what first appealed to me. There is a hint of Basil and Martini in the top notes which quickly calm down to release to heart notes of white pepper, papaya and rosemary and these are deeper than the initial perky burst - indeed once the scent has had time to warm up on your skin you can detect a mixture of different aromas with a underlying combination of Sandalwood and Patchouli. I'm always drawn to scents that are woody (A*Men in particular) and Patchouli is one of my favourite aromas in perfumes and aftershaves anyway so I am not surprised that I like Hearts and Daggers as much as I do and whilst it is a strong cologne it isn't overpowering or too in-your-face so those around you won't be recoiling in horror. I find that a just two or three sprays in a morning out of the shower are just enough to invigorate me and leave me smelling fresh and clean and if I am going out on an evening then I will apply a top up squirt just to reawaken the fragrance.
Although you could quite easily classify this as a 'summer' scent due to its fresh and contempary aroma I would wear this all year round as it is distinctive without being too heavy and all in all this certainly appeals to me. The bottle design will no doubt divide opinion with some hating its appearance and others , like me, loving it. The familiar, but different to Ed hardy, tattoo design of Christian Audigier is represented this time on a rectangular bottle with rounded edges and as with Ed Hardy the glass tattooed sleeve slides off to reveal a plain glass bottle beneath. "Hearts and Daggers" is packaged in a mid blue glass bottle which again is very summery in appearance therefore lends itself to this time of the year perfectly.
Pricewise I paid £35.50 for my 50ml bottle and the 100ml retails for just under £50.00, moderately expensive but not prohibitly so and around the same price-mark as the other Ed Hardy fragrances that are available. If you are already familiar with the smell of Ed Hardy then this fragrance will come as no surprise but is definitely worth a purchase in my opinion and out of the two Hearts and Daggers is my preferred choice.
I never thought I would find another scent to capture my imagination like A*Men by Thierry Mugler did, Hearts and Daggers has succeeded to do this and is, at the moment my absolute favourite out of all of my aftershave collection. It's a 5 star scent in my opinion and definitely comes recommended by me, check out a tester bottle in the likes of Debenhams or The Perfume shop and see for yourself - the free bag you get with any purchase at the moment is very nice too!
Thanks for reading my review.
After two successful fragrant pairs from the collection Ed Hardy, Christian Audigier presents his third pair inspired by hearts and daggers in tattoo form. The collection includes fragrances Ed Hardy Hearts and Daggers for Her and Ed Hardy Hearts and Daggers for Him which arrived on the market in November 2009.