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Unfortunately I cannot buy a Ferrari, however by happy chance I first bought this cologne in an airport on the way home from holiday. Now I cannot say it is the best cologne I have every used but it certainly smells good. It's scent is not overpowering, nor pungent, only subtly ensuring that if, on a special occasion I need to impress my girlfriend, I can.
The bottle is a real treat to look at, it normal comes in a bright Ferrari Red box that you get to ask from behind the counter. This may all be a little childish and just me fantasising over, dare I say it, when I can buy my first Ferrari. But my point here is to say that it offers more than just a scent, it comes with class, a style that, if asked about your cologne you can proudly stand there and spurt the words Ferrari.
This review may be me just proving that I am easily taken in by a name, but I have to admit that my girlfriend likes it, I get compliments for wearing it and it does genuinely smell good. I cannot promise that everyone else will have the same buying experience that I have had getting the Ferrari Eau De Toilette, bit a little part of me says why not try and see for yourself?
Finally, for the price it really is worth it.
I had a bottle of ferrari in a gift set last christmas. It was a nasty cheap smelling aroma that I tried to like but couldn't. I thought everything about it seemed cheap and not very cheerful. I think it stunk.
My set had the eau de toilette and a body product in it. I think that it looked very cheap as a gift set and the bottle the fragrance came in was no better. Plain glass with the logo on and a very cheap silver plastic lid.
The ferrari brand has been wasted on this. It does nothing for me at all. I found it so appallingly bad that in the end I used it as an air freshener for the shed. Then gave up on it and threw it out as I still couldn't stand it.
Before it went out to the shed where it still ponged badly I used it a number of times. I think its very over powering and not at all attractive on my skin. It had a bad smell in the bottle and was far worse on my skin.
Even the red box the set came in could not make me like this one. The ferrari logo didn't swing it for me at all. My bottle of this had 75mls in it and that was 75mls too much. I detested it.
This is described as a woody aroma with orange and verbena. I think its more of a mouldy soap smell that is worse than a cheap room spray. I didn't detect any of the citrus bergamot that was described as being in this at any time when I wore it.
I can usually get subtle hints of whats in a fragrance and all I got from this was pong! I had no good comments at all when I wore this and it knocked my confidence in it. I think it was so bad that it took over and it lasted for a lot longer than I wanted it to.
I don't want to recommend ferrari to anyone as its cheap. Its looks cheap and it smells cheap. It has no refinement and just smells like soapy mould. I won't buy this for myself in future and hope I don't get anymore.
I was sceptical when first bought this for Christmas two years ago, Ferrari? They make cars, i'm thinking petrol, oil, grease, WD40, may as well go and work on my car before I go out. So I was a little surprised when after unwrapping the stylish Ferrari red packaging I tested the fragrance.
The initial scent is powerful quite fresh in scent ( think an Armani style scent) but it is also quite floral.Its always hard to pin down individual scents but I would say it is a lavender. The scent quite quickly settles down to a more subtle scent. The undertones are still quite floral but more musky. I find Ferrari to be long lasting and although it isn't a head turner it does smell quite nice. The only downside to the scent is if you put a lot on it has a tendancy to smell like an air freshner, in my opinion, perhaps this is the lavender scent again. So it is definitely a less is more perfume.
I would imagine a member of the tifosi or a marrinelo owner would find this as a must have purchase, however for the rest of us i would have to say that there are better products out there, yes it is long lasting, and it will look good on your shelf, I just don't think the scent is distinct or indeed that nice perhaps it is for the Ferrari mechanics because it is nicer than petrol.
Ferrari Red is an Eau de Toilette for guys, I bought a bottle in boots for £14.99 for 75ml.
I primarily bought the product as I am a fan of Formula One and Ferrari are based around quality. The bottle is a clear rectangular shape with a white lid and the yellow Ferrari symbol on the bottle in the centre.
I bought the 75ml bottle for £14.99 in Boots, a 125ml bottle cost £23.99. The fragrance is also available in Superdrug, Debenhams and Amazon where it is cheaper at closer to £12.99 for 75ml. The price is mid range but I would say slightly over priced, I prefer better known fragrance providers for similar prices.
The product is a bit old fashioned in that you splash it on rather than spray it, although this is a minor inconvenience which doesn't cause many problems.
The smell itself is a bit old fashioned and for me is aimed at the slightly older guy. It is musky and very manly, it really is a masculine smell, it's very woody with a strong orangey citrus smell, I like it, its not something i'd wear socially but for the office, it is absolutely fine and well worth a splash. It is a bit expensive for what I would say is really a lower quality smell on the market, i'd put it below the Davidoff's and Calvin Klein's of this world, but it is easy to find, if you like the brand its a good way of owning something Ferrari for not too much cash and it is a blokey smell that lasts for most of the day without problems.
Upon recieving this for a christmas present i was a little dubious about trying it out. It's Ferrari aftershave, probably some cheap gimmick to get the name out there and earn the Italian auto monster some more money.
I have to say that i am really suprised, the team have managed to develop a really pleasent smelling fragrance that i am not ashamed to wear out in public.
It is quite a subtle fruity yet slightly spicy smell that is easy enough on the nose and not overpowering like over fragrances (Joop comes to mind).
I have recieved many a good comment about the smell and tend to use it as an everyday work aftershave rather than a "best night out" one.
I think the telling part of this review though is that it is still difficult to admit to people the pleasent smell that they have wafting up their nostrils is made by a car manufacturer. Unfortunately this just brings visions of engines and petrol to mind!!
Although reviewing a fragrance would be somewhat tricky for me, I had to share my opinions on this particular beauty.
I received Ferrari: Red as a Christmas present over a year ago, and I still have some remaining in the bottle. A long-lasting spray; Ferrari have produced a scent which is both pleasant to wear and pleasant for other people to smell. Unlike some fragrances which can be brash and somewhat overpowering, Ferrari: Red is a subtly pleasant scent; somewhat fruity yet it manages to retain a certain class to it. Friends have commented before on the scent when I have worn it out, and I have yet to hear a bad word said against it. Even my girlfriend is crazy for it, and you can't get much better praise than that!
I have yet to try the Black variety of this fragrance, but if this is anything to go by I may look into purchasing it myself! Highly recommended.
Launched by Ferrari in 1996, Ferrari Red has a woody, oriental aroma. This set comes with a model Ferrari Racing Car Model F126 C2.