Name: Fuel For Life Femme
What I liked:
– soft fruity patchouli scent
– good sillage and staying power
– pretty bottle
What I didn’t like:
– the opening is quite strong and sour, which may put a lot of people off
– unoriginal and boring
Strong. Fresh. Summery. Boring. All these adjectives spring to mind as Diesel Fuel For Life Femme unfolds on my skin. The first, initial, burst is very strong indeed. Your nose will be hit by a fresh explosion of mandarin and black current sprinkled with pink pepper and the slightest whiff of what I believe is green tea, although that’s not listed in the official notes. It doesn’t smell bad but, because of how overpowering it is, it could be quite offensive to those who are used to delicate and sweet floral fruity blends.
The pink pepper note is also present in the heart of the fragrance, where it spices up a fragrant floral bouquet of jasmine. Far from being heady, the jasmine in Fuel For Life Femme is very plain, and get lighter and lighter as the minutes pass, until it becomes quite transparent. The drydown is a generic, powdery blend of subdued patchouli and musk.
Despite the sour opening, Fuel For Life Femme develops into a fresh and zesty summer concoction that could easily be worn on a hot summer day and will last you well into the night. And, once the top notes fade away, the scent will envelop you in a soft embrace that won’t give you, and those around you, a headache. But the main fault of this scent is its unoriginality. Fuel For Life Femme may be pleasant, but it’s nothing we haven’t smelled a thousand times before.
After a strong and sour opening, Diesel Fuel For Life Femme Fragrance develops into a delicate fruity patchouli scent with peppery accents. Fresh and suitable for a hot summer day, the scent has both good sillage and staying power. However, it is also generic and predictable, one of those scents we’ve already smelled over and over again.