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Having started recently to get into all my aftershaves and colognes, I have made it a habit to buy one new fragrance each week, and last week was the turn of none other than Sean John aka P Diddy, formerly known as Puff Daddy's Eau De Toilette aptly labelled Unforgivable.
SO why is the unforgivable I hear you ask your screen, well maybe cause it has copied elements of other fragrances, like the classic Green Irish Tweed, or maybe simply cause it's a relatively cool sounding name. Well I guess some may call it cool, others may call it unforgivable...sorry for the lame joke.
Ok so moving on to the fragrance, when it comes to notes etc I am not going to just list them out, cause as well as being a little lazy, I can never understand how that makes someone make up their mind. This is quite a fruity fragrance and you can definitely smell the hint of vanilla and apple. The initial spray has a great musky scent, which I guess would be amazing if it could last all the way through, however alas like all budget fragrances that initially smell great, after a while the dry down starts and this is where the real fun starts.
The dry down itself is decent enough, for the price I think this is an excellent fragrance. Currently you can get 30ml for under £14 at boots. You simply don't mess with prices like that, especially one of this quality. In terms of celebrity fragrances this is right up there with the best, and even better than the highly desirable Usher's UR budget fragrance which has earned rave reviews for its price.
So far I have six fragrances, and this goes safely into the pack at number 2, behind Davidoff's excellent cool water which just has something extra to it, but it definitely gets number 1 in regards to celebrity fragrances. I think for age groups I would recommend this towards anyone from the age of 18 upwards, but its more of a case of your personality. It is not a sporty fragrance and definitely not one to wear towards school or for daily wear at work, I think this is solely for the special occasions and going out at night, which seems strange for the cheap price tag.
On my skin this lasts around 5 hours, but this can vary from person to person, and the projection is OK. People won't be smelling you from metres away, but if you are up close and personal chatting to someone then they will definitely catch your scent, which I guess is what you would be looking for.
Overall I give this four stars, if they could get the initial spray smell to last all the way through then I would give this an easy five stars, but for its price I recommend this to anyone and everyone.
I first came across this fragrance a while back and thought that it was a very nice scent but at the time I had already got a couple of other fragrances so didn't feel the need to purchase a new one. Roll on to today when I thought I'd have a look in Boots for a new fragrance after running out of my Emporio Armani Diamonds fragrance. I was amazed when I saw the price of a Sean John Unforgivable gift set featuring a 30ml bottle of the eau de toilette and also a 75g deodorant stick, This was available for just £8.75 which I thought was a real bargain considering the usual price and the last time I looked at the box it was around £20. I thought I just had to pick up a bargain this good.
This is the first fragrance from Music Mogul P Diddy who uses his first and middle names for the fragrance and clothes brand. hence "Sean John" Coombs. This fragrance was released in 2005 and has been a successful venture which has led to other fragrances for men and women. This particular fragrance is available in a number of sizes, 30ml, 75ml and also 125ml. The fragrance ranges from about £14 for the smallest bottle and around £45 for the large 125ml bottle which is around the same as what you would expect to pay for any similar big branded fragrance.
This fragrance opens with cool clean and fruity notes of Sicilian Lemon, Italian Bergamot, Green Mandarin, Moroccan Tangerine and Grapefruit. These blend together to give a very pleasant Citrus tinged scent which lasts for a couple of hours before leading into the middle notes. This will undoubtedly impress on the first test spray. The fruity notes really kick off the fragrance well.
Next up The middle notes change the feel to a slightly darker and musky fragrance with leafy greens of Juniper and Birch. And a hint of Champagne make this fragrance a very interesting and intriguing scent. These middle notes typically last for another two hours or so and then blend into the final phase of the fragrance which is of course the bottom notes.
We end things on a lovely woody feel with Australian Sandalwood, Amber & Tonka Bean, there are also hints of Rum. This gives the the fragrance a perfect night out feel and lasts for a good two or so hours before fading out into the night. I like the woody feel of the bottom notes and I believe the bottom notes top of the fragrance very well.
I am rather impressed by this fragrance, I am not really a fan of his music but when I tried this fragrance back when it was released I thought it was a nice scent. I would recommend this one to anyone who likes the mix between a fruity citrus scent combined with a woody overtone. As there are some great bargains around like I found I can see this fragrance getting somewhat of a sales boost. It's an excellent fragrance which I would recommend. I like the versatility of the fragrance as it's suitable for all occasions. I'm sure it will also appeal to women who smell the fragrance on men. Many people like a fragrance that their partner wears and I'm sure this one will really appeal. Look around for some great deals.
I was recently bought this for Christmas this year; the bottle is made from glass and has a light orange tint to it. There is hardly any information on the bottle, and simply displays the 'Sean John' logo on the front of the bottle. On the back of the bottle is another simple phrase 'Unforgivable - women' which is the name of the product.
The fragrance is quite a strong smell, I was expecting this to be quite suttle but it isn't, however in saying this, it doesn't make a horrible smell, as I actually really like it.
I think this scent is something that smells really good on an evening out, as I think it smells quite rich and expensive.
For this reason I don't really think it is that suitable for everyday where as it is quite powerful so something more suttle would be adequate for day ware.
I have worn this out a couple of times, and I have had a number of comments of how nice I smelt! You don't have to spray much and it lasts a very long time. I have a spray before go out, and I needn't put any more on for the rest of the evening.
The good thing about this fragrance is although it is a strong scent, it's very delicate at the same time, it smells a little like white musk but hinted with a flowery scent.
For a 30ml bottle it costs £22 from boots, but if you search the internet I am sure you can pick it up even cheap than that! I think this is a reasonable price for a small bottle, especially as you do not have to use that much for the bottle will last you a long time.
Sean John as most of us will know him as Diddy has suprised us with alot of talents from fashion designer, father and hip hop singer etc. The aftershave Unforgivable has had a great hit by being America's top scent in 2007 and celebrity scent in 2008 and in my books one of my favourite aftershaves somthing you dont get bored or sick of. The smell of Unforgivable is a vibrant sexy and seductive fragrance. I would say it is very unique, rich and a passionate fragrance which lasts for ages and you know you will get the attention from the girls. Its like a crisp of citrus a sophisticated blend of herbs and warmth, a vibe of explosives yet cool and sensual. I would definetly say its masculine and luxurious and a buy you should definetly make! The 75ml edt spray is aroung £35-£40 which is relatively a good price considering not having to wear alot of the aftershave and you know that it will last a long period of time.
I am in love with this perfume, I have been using it for quite a while now, before I decided to buy it, I smelt it on my brother and I was thinking damn, what is that?. Anyways next day came and I decided to get myself one and I wasn't disappointed at all, I love the smell; it smells so sexy and seductive. I noticed it has a very strong distinctive smell and there is something about this fragrance that cries out passion. Every time I wear it, I see people turning round or even often people come up to me (especially ladies) and they like u smell so sexy lol! The senses are stimulated in ways never imagined.
This fragrance is definitely one of a kind. It is one of those breath taking fragrances that has all the right attributes to make it explosive. These attributes are sexy, passionate, unique, rich, and I could go on forever. It is a definite must have and I highly recommend it to every guy out there, but then again it won't be nice if every guy out there has it because it means every guy will smell the same lol.
With fathers day approaching I knew after seeing the commercials what I was going to buy for my husband this year ( On behalf of the children ofcourse!!!) Sean Johns Unforgivable.
Sean John is actually Sean John Combs, but to the public he is more well known as Diddy. Diddy is a hip hop icon, fashion designer, father, celebrity and now fragrance designer.
Sean John Combs is a self made man, starting as an intern in the prestigious Uptown Records in New York. In 1993 he founded Bad Boy Entertainment which quickly became very successful and produced several multi-platinum artists, Diddy being one of them.
Following the success of his record label Diddy diversified into fashion. At the young age of 29 he launched his own fashion label called Sean John apparel. His label was so successful he won an award, the C F D A Perry Ellis Award for Best Menswear Designer of the year. He designed Urban Wear, including hats, sweatsuits (tracksuits to us) and branded t-shirts.
In 2003 Diddy completed the New York marathon and raised a staggering $2 million dollars for childrens charities. In 2004 Diddy formed the citizen change ( vote or die ) campaign to try and persuade the younger generation to get involved with politics and vote.
As far as the fragrance goes, this is Diddys first attempt and so concerned was he with making sure it was exactly right he hosted fragrance sampling sessions in his own kitchen to make sure he got it right. It took 665 attempts ( apparently ) to create Unforgivable.
Well, he must of done something right because in 2007 he won best scent award ( in America ) and in february 2008 Unforgivable wins best celebrity scent, again in America. Following the great success it has had accross the water it was launched over here in good old blighty in June. There has been some keen interest in the British magazines and on Radio 1 a few weeks ago it was discussed amongst other fragrances for men and was a clear winner. They had to smell different fragrances and say which one they prefered without knowing whose was who. Unforgivable won.
Armed with that information I investigated further as where to buy and how much it was likely to cost.
You can buy several items from the Unforgivable collection as follows;
Deoderant stick 75ml £16.00
Aftershave balm 125ml £30.00
Eau de toilette 75ml £35.00
Eau de toilette 125ml £45.00
Free delivery from Boots.com for all orders over £40.00
125ml edt spray £39.75
75ml edt spray £33.99
Free delivery included from Supaperfume.com
Now you know what it costs, what does it look like and smell like? Well just like you would expect it oozes sophistication and style, the matt shine sleeve is black with a colour picture of the bottle with the branding Unforgivable accross the middle of the bottle, and on opposite sides of the sleeve. On the two remaining sides you have one with information of the product, product ingredients and his website address; seanjohnfragrances.com whilst on the remaining side of the sleeve is Sean John himself sitting provocatively with a sheet accross his lap (and nothing else!!) and two ladies, one of whom is resting her head on his lap.. aahem..
Well, now under the sleeve is the box, pure class. Its pure black, with a high sheen and the branding Unforgivable accross the middle in Capital gold letters. The box also has a ribbed affect around the sides. The top of the box simply and elegantly has Sean Johns initials.
The bottle is made from glass and is smooth with no sharp edges they are all curved - like a rectangle with all the edges smoothed of. The branding Unforgivable is again like the box in gold capital letters accross the middle of the bottle and on the reverse of the bottle is the name Sean John. The colour is a smoky shade of brown/black and the lid is round ( like a lipstick ) in gold with Sean Johns initials simply on the top.
The fragrance itself has top notes of Italian Bergamot, Green Mandarin and Sparkling champagne followed by middle notes of Tuscan basil and clay sage with base notes of cashmere, Australian sandlewood, Amber and Tonka bean.
To me it smells really sweet, yet masculine and lasts all day. It is a strong fragrance but not too heavy and remains the same at the end of the day as when he first puts it on in the morning. Unforgivable is pure seduction, packaged very beautifully and very reasonably priced.
Sean John is passionate about everything he does and believes life without passion is UNFORGIVABLE.