Drakkar Noir is a timeless, masculine scent with strong notes of lavender, citrus, coriander and basil, and subtle notes of balsam and sandalwood. It has been around since 1982, thus proving its status as a classic while retaining its individuality with an interesting aroma that sets its wearer apart from typical Nautica-sporting peers.
Pro: It’s like an aphrodisiac for women
You know you’ve got a good one when both men and women of all sexual preferences are complimenting you on your scent. Its unique blend of floral, citrus and woody notes is, quite frankly, irresistible to anyone with a functional olfactory sense. Just don’t spray too much of it on — it can be overwhelming.
Pro: For the quality of the product, it’s a dang good price
If you want to smell like just about every man-boy in any fraternity house in the nation, then yes, spending ten or fifteen bucks on a masculine scent is the way to go. If you miss the high school days of choking your way to class through an invisible cloud of Nautica, Calvin Klein, Cool Water, and Axe, then sure, all of those companies would love to add your business to the long list of boy bands that already use those. But if you want a scent that represents your status as a grown man, you’re going to have to spend a little more. Drakkar Noir sells for anywhere from $25 to $75 for a 6.7 ounce bottle, depending on where you get it and if there are specials, etc. That’s a dang good deal for an exceptional scent. (If you don’t believe it, just ask Google how expensive a fragrance can be. It gets ridiculous.
Con: Like just about every other scent out there, the scent varies
Yes, the scent itself is wonderful, but you have to understand it’s going to be different depending on a few things. It will interact with your own natural scent, for example, which itself depends on a variety of factors (even if you can’t smell it or don’t notice it, stress, for example, changes your natural scent). That’s a disclaimer that comes with literally every fragrance, though, so it’s something you should already expect when you wear a scent.
Con: Because it’s a high-quality product, beware of knock-offs
If it’s good and in high demand, people will try to trick you into buying a watered-down or almost but not quite the same version of it. Beware of rude resellers, primarily online, because you don’t have the luxury of being able to physically inspect the item before you buy it. This also applies to just about every high-quality item.
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Drakkar Noir by Guy Laroche is a unique, high-quality, masculine scent that will not disappoint. It’s more than worth the money and will set you apart from the masses, ensuring that it is worth every penny.