oud Western" or otherwise). It is on the weak side, in terms of projection, so I probably do need to spray more, as others have said. Dark Rebel has this underlying background scent that is so similar to Prada Amber Pour Homme, but it adds much more to that foundation. Consumers can tell whether or not a perfume is expired by the scent as well as change in appearance. Not in any way smoky, other than perhaps a "clean" musk, and not like TF's Extreme for Men. No aroma chemical overloads (I don't detect any iso e super). However, like other cosmetic products, they do have shelf lives. Calvin Klein, nautica, hugo Boss, azzaro, giorgio Armani.
It is bitter, leather and woody/smokey with a reoccurring background of soap. First, smell some marjoram. There is a touch of tobacco, but not like the Tobacco scent from Pure Havane which is the strong sweet smokey smell of a lit cigar or pipe tobacco, but rather a bitter subdued wet green tobacco leaf type of smell. A touch of sweetness but not a sweet scent, though I am a gourmand fan. Nothing "barbershop no detectable lavender.
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Other impressions (2 sprays to the chest about an hour ago It's not like vintage M7 (I haven't tried later formulations and I haven't tried TF's Tobacco Oud (the TF's I've tried have been a lot stronger than DRR). Not similar to what's in my vintage bottle of Dirty English. Think of things like tar and motor oil. The drydown is nice but smells like one accord (I do understand the comments that there's a touch of Shalimar here the idea here seems to have been balance and discretion, but of course the name and bottle suggest otherwise. Dark Rebel is very much like the leather smell in A*Men Pure Leather, but minus the A*Men DNA of super-sweetness and Patchouli.