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Dark Rebel Rider by John Varvatos

Dark Rebel Rider by John Varvatos
Gender: Men
Release date: 2016

What Does Dark Rebel Rider Smell Like

Dark Rebel Rider by John Varvatos has a distinctive scent that opens with sharp citrusy tones from the bitter orange and citron, combined with the spicy hint of saffron and herbal notes of hyssop and marjoram. The first sniff is also tinged with the crisp, slightly metallic scent of aldehydes. As the perfume evolves, it leads you towards a floral heart, dominated by the dark, velvet scent of black violet mingling with warm, balsamic notes of labdanum, frankincense, and benzoin. The inclusion of osmanthus absolute adds a subtle fruity nuance to the heart, while the presence of Florentine iris is almost imperceptible.

The perfume then transitions into a base that allows the dominant leathery scent of Russian leather to come into play, enhanced by the bitter-sweet aroma of cocoa absolute. The grounding scents of Atlas cedar and patchouli hearten the base, with a soft whisper of vanilla and ambiguous woody notes rounding out the blend. Throughout this olfactory journey, one constantly experiences a robust leathery note, interlaced with nuances of smoky, spicy, resinous, and sweet essences that define Dark Rebel Rider’s masculine and evocative character.

Review of Dark Rebel Rider

Dark Rebel Rider by John Varvatos is a masterpiece for the rebel at heart, the bottle itself, wrapped in black leather, perfectly captures the essence of what lies within. It's a substantial scent for men with a weighted presence that leans more towards the mature audience.

The scent profile is a complex blend, with a notable emphasis on rich leather, complemented with a blend of spice, smoke, and resin. This makes for a full-bodied and robust aroma that's not for the faint-hearted. It might be a tad overwhelming for some, but for those who appreciate a powerful and earthy undertone, this is a treat.

Being a more intense fragrance, Dark Rebel Rider shines in the colder seasons of fall and winter. Its durable scent can stand up to the chilly weather and has the ability to envelop the wearer in a comforting, almost protective aura. As for occasions, it's a great fit for an evening out or a leisurely night, as it possesses a certain allure that's hard to ignore.

However, the performance is where it falls short. Despite its strong scent, the longevity and sillage aren't overly impressive. It fades quicker than you'd expect from such a heavy scent and doesn't leave much of a trail behind. This might not impress everyone considering its price point, but it's still a decent value when you appreciate the unique scent it offers.

In summary, Dark Rebel Rider boasts a bold, fearless aroma that's tailor-made for the rebellious spirit. Its shortcomings in performance are real, but its captivating scent and appealing bottle design may just be enough to win over the hearts of many leather scent lovers.

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