Mainstream Monday: Sniffing a Popular Perfume
One doesn’t really expect innovation or even quality from a celeb perfume, but I must say that for the price David Beckham Homme isn’t too shabby. A lot of guys are buying equally as boring designer fragrances that cost much more.
David Beckham Homme opens with “fresh” citrus that I’ve smelled in other mainstream masculines. It’s Chinese 5 Spice with the lemon-spice Szechuan pepper and ginger. It’s spicy fresh. The rosemary is green and sharp. The next thing you know you have a mini spice cabinet following you around! The leather in Homme isn’t rugged. It smells rather “new”. The woods are masculine. It’s all an abstract modern masculine fragrance that reminds me of a freshly showered jock leaving the locker room carrying a bag of gear.
I’m a little upset with myself for thinking a sporty-ishscent branded by a soccer player that retails for 66¢ a mL smells good. But, it does. Does it smell great? No. But, it smells good and it’s what I expect from a hunky soccer player. And one can spend much more trying to smell like sexy pro soccer players.
Notes listed include citrus, ginger, Szechuan pepper, cashmere, leather, rosemary, mahogany, patchouli and musk. Launched 2011. PERFUMER – Pierre Negrin
Give David Beckham Homme a try if you want a modern, fresh masculine fragrance. Or if you like perfumes like Calvin Klein Eternity Aqua, Bvlgari Man, Hermes Terre d’Hermes and/or Cartier Roadster Sport. David Beckham Homme is a masculine fragrance.
The 1.7 oz spray retails for $33 and is available at drugstores and places like Target.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Refreshing citrus spice and masculine notes. It’s not a groundbreaker but people are spending at least double to smell like a sexy pro soccer player.
Want more reviews? Try…
Esquire – What Ellie Kemper from The Office says about Homme
Fragrantica – Member reviews
Hollywood Life – Worth it for the pic. He has great hair.