For some reason, I had the bonkers idea to sniff, sample and review as many perfumes as I can in 2010....

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Review - Fuel for Life (Diesel)

Originally posted on Dreamwidth on 8th January, 2010

Released in 2007 by Diesel, Diesel Fuel for Life for Her was created by Annick Menardo and Thierry Vasseur. It is a chypre-floral, with top notes of mandarin and pink pepper, heart notes of blackcurrant and jasmine and patchouli and musk at the base of the olfactory pyramid.

A scent that has regular TV spots, so quite high profile. Do I dare associate myself with those saucy vixens?

Wet - yup, there's the mandarin and the patchouli all right. Will be interesting to see how long that lasts on my skin, orange scents tend to disapper quite quickly...

As it starts to drydown, hellllllloooo jasmine.

An hour later and this is quite powdery now, more than I was expecting. The jasmine is still there in full force, more so than the patchouli. As for the blackcurrant, there is a sense of sweetness but its not identifiable as anything in particular. That top note of mandarin wasn't meant to last and sure enough its over as soon as its begun.

Maybe I've been a bit spoilt over the past couple of days, or maybe I'm guilty of a little bit of snobbery, but this doesn't seem as complex and certainly doesn't last as long as any of the other three scents I've reviewed this week.

As it fades it becomes a fruity floral, sitting prettily on a eiderdown of patchouli. Its lovely, not change the world lovely perhaps, but very good, something that can be worn easily as an every day scent. Saucy vixen? Quite possibly, but not a prerequesite to wear this.

Cheapest price I found online was here although I think The Perfume Store usually stocks it so you should get a good high street price. I have 3 samples if anyone wants one, just give me a shout.

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