Bentley for Men Absolute 2014

Bentley for Men Absolute by Bentley
Bottle Design Thierry De Baschmakoff
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Bentley for Men Absolute is a popular limited perfume by Bentley for men and was released in 2014. The scent is woody-smoky. It was last marketed by Lalique Group / Art & Fragrance. Pronunciation Limited Edition
Layers well with Molecule 01
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Main accords

Woody
Smoky
Spicy
Resinous
Earthy

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
FrankincenseFrankincense Pink pepperPink pepper GingerGinger
Heart Notes Heart Notes
Atlas cedarAtlas cedar PapyrusPapyrus SandalwoodSandalwood
Base Notes Base Notes
AmberAmber OudOud MossMoss

Perfumers

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Scent
8.1606 Ratings
Longevity
7.4566 Ratings
Sillage
6.8566 Ratings
Bottle
8.1557 Ratings
Value for money
8.9308 Ratings
Submitted by Freeestyler, last update on 02.04.2024.

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32 in-depth fragrance descriptions
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Chizza

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Chizza
Chizza
Top Review 29  
Whiskey-Cola from the Ruhrpott
Udo's alcohol problem was well known and actually Wolles Eleven aka the drunkards of Herne didn't mind very much, because they were never averse to an alcoholic drink. Wolle even went so far as to build a hiding place for a flask into the sole of his shoes, but that's another story. But at some point fate struck and Udo had to cut short on medical advice, his lover Intense from Bentley had to move out.
Udo had a hard time with that and the gang had to think about what to do: "Men, we need a new signature for Udo. What could one take like that? Yes? Bodo?"
"How about an aquata so that Udo only thinks about water?"
Hotte, as a direct neighbor, moved away and pulled a disgusted face. "Bodo, Udo is a bit too happy at the glass, he's not a mermaid looking for the next pond." Murmurs of agreement were heard.
"There's some fine ones with incense and stuff." "We don't want to baptize Udo."
"We're too late for that anyway", flattened Hotte and everyone laughed except for Wolle, who didn't understand the joke.
"No, no, think. No leather, we got plenty. Nothing more intrusive than the smell of that band, you know... Yes Sir, I can Boogie; you know what I mean?"
"What about old scents like Habit Rouge?"
"Totty....we already had that topic....(attentive readers know my Habit Rouge EdC-Post ;))"
l "II be quiet. Not that I have to throw my club clothes in the fire again today."
Suddenly one of the new ones got up from the lower panel and wanted to speak. Wolles Eleven had set up a kind of medieval table in Hotte's garden. The high table consisted of beer benches, the throne for Wool was a worn out sofa and the lower table was in the end made of stone tiles.
"Well, I know it sounds crazy, because I'm crazy, as you know. But do you know the Bentley Absolute? It reminds me of whiskey and coke." "Th-Th-This....is...genius! Diluted schnapps, exactly what Udo needs now to cut down! Tell us more!"
"So the Absolute is characterized by the fact that the ginger becomes slightly smoky due to the incense and the pink pepper - which is not real pepper - has a mild aroma and thus makes the fragrance easier to digest."
"Ah, that sounds rather limp to me so far. Only the aquatics were even more disconcerting."
"well, the scent has amber and cool moss added to it, and these seem to rub off on the other ingredients in such a way that this whiskey-cola impression occurs. In any case, the sweetish cool note is clearly noticeable, as is a dry paper wrap."
"Does that mean that when Udo drinks it, nothing actually happens? Is there no rum in it or something?"
"You can't say it like that either..."
"You heard him! We have the solution! The Absolute is healthy and Udo's solution! Nevertheless, he smells of liquor!"
The crowd roared and the Absolute was ordered in rows. Because of the presentation, they knew they had the solution because the bottle looked like a new-fangled Coke bottle from the brand with the not-so-funny range of motorcycles. At first they wanted to go to Salguod but nobody was able to get there on a sober motorbike anyway. Thanks to Sparky, the club's heraldic animal, nobody had the idea to order several litres online. Afterwards he grinned to Sparky in his head and thanked him well. The troupe didn't wonder why he sat in front of them nodding his head and grinning stupidly. "Sparky?" "If he's passed out like that, I guess he's giving him advice again."
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Musikus70

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Here the oud is annoying
As an absolute fan of the Gucci Pour Homme - DNA I have owned and loved the Comme des Garcons Man2.
Due to the many comments on the net that the Bentley is even closer to the original I finally tested it. 28 Euro for 100ml, a joke!

Sprayed in the morning.
First impression: "Yep, absolutely right".
Gucci Pour Homme in a different "disguise".
But wait! There's something in there that I can't sooo remember and that bothers me. That's - Oud!
Was that in the "original" too?
Never mind. If it was in there then, it didn't bother me anyway.
And I don't mind oud. But I do mind the Bentley
After a few hours there is hardly anything left of the others to smell. But the oud remains persistent and is really annoying now!

Honestly, I was glad when I was back home after work and could take a shower.
Now I don't know what to do with that still full bottle?
Throw it away right away or keep it in the cupboard until the next day?

Conclusion: for me "Comme des Garcons Man2" is and remains the best alternative to Gucci Pour Homme. Period!
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MattRacer

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MattRacer
MattRacer
Very helpful Review 12  
It's not a board, it's a DIY store!
So here it is, the little insider tip, especially for fans of the old discontinued Gucci pour homme, whose spirit has been brought back to life here by Michel Almairac. The fragrance ekes out its thoroughly quiet existence in the shadow of its better-known brother "Bentley for men Intense", revealing its pleasant essence only to those who delve a little deeper into the matter, who look beyond the usual influencer Top 10 lists.

While the Intense is rather loud and flashy overall, the Absolute is the much quieter, more introverted representative of this brand's gentlemanly fragrances.

The fragrance reveals its spirit right from the opening. It is primarily woody. The associations with freshly sharpened pencils already noted here are clearly recognizable.
Anyone looking for sweetness in fragrances is out of place here and should rather try their luck with the Intense. The Absolute has such a dry effect that it feels like it can also rid rooms of humidity. The woody notes seem as if the material had been left to dry for 10 years in the Gobi desert before being processed. Whereas in other fragrances the woody note is rather subtle, here you get the squared timber rattling against your face with full force: It's not a board, it's a DIY store!
In addition, the note "Papyrus" makes perfect sense here and seems comprehensible. It goes harmoniously hand in hand with the woodiness and evokes associations with old scrolls, libraries and the smell of time-honored fat books.
The fragrance also exudes a certain degree of resinousness and earthiness. The idea of trudging through a dense forest in (dry) summer goes hand in hand with the fragrance. Some dust of dry, loosened earth is in the air, the trees around you give off a slightly resinous scent.
Frankincense lends the fragrance even more character, giving it a hint of pleasant, never scratchy smokiness, but at the same time calming and grounding the composition even further. I can confirm the sacred mood that the fragrance is able to evoke as a result.
To my nose, pepper or ginger are only very subtly perceptible at best. Here too, if ginger, then it has been cupboard-dried for 3 years and is no longer oily and ethereal.
The pepper also plays second fiddle and comes across as very gentle, almost muted, far from triggering a spicebomb-like attack of spice.

Overall, we have a very calm, discreet representative of his guild here, who always comes across as confident, distinguished and unobtrusive.
Even though the fragrance is clearly different, the Absolute somehow reminds me of an Encre Noir, as it shares certain characteristics with it. The accentuated woodiness, paired with fragrance notes that evoke memories of nature and/or the earth, the similar direction of mood in which the fragrances are used or which they create...

Unfortunately, and this brings us to the biggest point of criticism of the fragrance, the longevity and sillage also fit into the rather chic, confident and calm overall picture of this creation. If the rather subtle aura could still be seen as something positive and very appropriate for the occasion, the durability remains somewhat poor. In figures, it is perceptible on my skin for about 4 hours, of which only 2-3 form a really noteworthy sillage. The longevity is therefore at the level of an average fresh fragrance. Given the underlying DNA here, I would have liked a little more.
Be that as it may. Due to the great pricing, which the luxury car brand is showing here, over-spraying/refreshing is no drama. Especially as the really very chic and classy-looking black bottle, which simply comes across as solid, mechanical, industrial and masculine, looks so solid that you won't be scared to death even if you take it with you.

I see the fragrance as suitable for all sorts of occasions, apart from a party at the beach bar, where it could come across as a strange buzzkill. From fall to spring, work, leisure, official occasions - go for it. I would also avoid it in summer when the temperatures are really warm. Not because it could be overwhelming, but rather because of the rather matter-of-fact, calm, possibly serious mood it can create.
A fragrance for gentlemen or those who want to become gentlemen, for eloquent men of the world who prefer a stylish fragrance to a very loud one, who want to make a subtle but elegant statement.
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RhythmnHues

27 Reviews
RhythmnHues
RhythmnHues
Very helpful Review 10  
Gucci Pour Homme - The Macho version
There was no way I could stay away from the GPH comparison. (I tried) It was obviously the idea to begin with and then take it somewhere else. And it does go someplace else. Where GPH was smooth, subtle and sophisticated - with a lot of nuances and a complex development stage, this is a pretty straight-forward, very balls-to-the-wall approach to the same concept. Smoke, dusty-woods and spices.

The main notes are pretty similar. Frankincense, Ginger, Papyrus, Pepper, Cedar, & Oud. Just more in-your-face than GPH. Very dusty and dry too, but without any of the sweet-powdery and floral aspects of GPH. No leather here either. But all this makes for quite a different scent. The quality of ingredients seems quite good. And performance wise it's quite a beast. Lasts a good 10hrs plus on my skin and for days on my clothes.

I'm not sure if this could be the ideal "replacement" for GPH - depends on what one percieves, I suppose. But this is definitely very good on it's own right. If GPH was the sensitive, soft-spoken, slightly-feminine version of this concept, this is a foul-mouthed, hairy-chested, macho version. Surely recommended if you're into these accords.

8.5/10
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Mombasa

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Mombasa
Mombasa
Less helpful Review 5  
Who knows GUCCI I remembers
I had read a commi about La Martina Pampania Noble
It also described that a similarity with GUCCI I
...to be determined. At the same time also Bentley absolute
mentioned.
So I went and got both scents The La Martina Pampania noble has in my opinion little to even
to show no similarity.
But with the Bentley man absolute is a good one for me and besides that
inexpensive alternative arose.
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FqjciorFqjcior 6 years ago
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Definitely a twin brother of Gucci Pour Homme with the same woody-incense'y accord. A perfect masculine and sophisticated scent.
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SirEmmittSirEmmitt 2 years ago
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A great dark, resinous, woody fragrance with some notes of smokey incense and some subtle green notes. It's a Autumn night in a bottle.
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KimJongKimJong 4 years ago
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Encre Noire Extreme with a refreshing sweetness, Le Labo Oud without the messy musk, Natural and cozy version of Comme Des Garçon 2.
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DinoRDinoR 11 months ago
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There is for sure not a drop of real oud but beautiful ceder/incense combo gives meditative vibes. Shame it doesn't last or project better.
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RobbieXRobbieX 2 years ago
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A fabulous woody, sweet pencil leads perfume. In my top 10 ever. A gem
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