Product Review: Diesel Fuel For Life Pour Homme Fragrance

Name: Fuel For Lime Pour Homme Fragrance
Brand: Diesel
Size: 2.6 fl oz
Price: $51.26

What I liked:
– wonderful masculine and playful scents for men
– lasts long
– cool and edgy bottle

What I didn’t like:
– smells awful on women (or on me at least)
– the price

Every time I shop at my local beauty store, the SA kindly gives me one or two perfume samples to try at home. One of the latest fragrances I got to try this way was Fuel for Life Pour Homme by Diesel, described as “a magic potion full of mysterious star anise, vintage raspberry and authentic heliotropine”, a classic and masculine scent with a sophisticated modern twist.

This may sound weird to some of you but I prefer men’s perfumes to women’s. Fragrances for women are usually floral and too sweet which I dislike, while men scent usually have woody and musky notes that are more to my taste. So, whenever I get a male fragrance, I try it on me first before passing it on to the men in my life (my dad or my boyfriend :) ). Well, this time I shouldn’t have bothered.

On me, the scent is very strong and I feel like I just entered a bar where the smell of smoke and alcohol is overpowering. Ewww! Not a good odour and certainly not the way I want to smell! But on a man, it’s a totally different story. It is a woody and herbal fragrance where the anis note can be distinctly smelt as the fragrance opens and at the end when the bottom notes take over.

But all the while, the fruity notes add a playful touch and a modern twist to the scent. All the notes are added in moderation, which makes the scent intoxicating (in a good way this time!) but not overpowering. I think this fragrance is definitely too masculine to be worn by a woman but it would make a great present for any men. And the fragrance lasts most of the day too so reapplication isn’t really necessary.

The packaging is beautiful too. The bottle is wrapped in a brown pouch, which looks very grungy and manly, stitched on the side. I think it looks really cool and just adds that edgier touch to the scent, but if your men doesn’t like it, it can easily be removed.

Available at: Amazon

Summary
Overall, Diesel Fuel For Lime Pour Homme Fragrance is a woody herbal fragrance that once applied lasts for ages. Masculine with a playful and modern touch, it is well-balanced and not overpowering. The packaging is cool and beautiful but the price is not cheap.

Rating: 3.5/5

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