L for Men 2014

L for Men by Clive Christian
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8.2 / 10 152 Ratings
L for Men is a popular perfume by Clive Christian for men and was released in 2014. The scent is woody-spicy. Projection and longevity are above-average. The production was apparently discontinued.
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Main accords

Woody
Spicy
Green
Fresh
Citrus

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
GrapefruitGrapefruit
Heart Notes Heart Notes
PetitgrainPetitgrain RoseRose OudOud
Base Notes Base Notes
Fir balsamFir balsam Atlas cedarAtlas cedar MuskMusk VetiverVetiver
Ratings
Scent
8.2152 Ratings
Longevity
8.8132 Ratings
Sillage
8.1145 Ratings
Bottle
8.5147 Ratings
Value for money
6.142 Ratings
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 02.01.2024.

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Scent
Sirbennyone

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Sirbennyone
Sirbennyone
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My first Clive and a blind buy at that and what a...
Hello everyone,

i don't know exactly where to start here. A few months ago I (once again) swapped something here and I knew he had it (L for Men ) and didn't necessarily want to give it away, but something drew me to the CC. Was it the name, its price, the look of the bottle (with the lid) or the color in symbiosis of bottle and lid, I don't know...!

And yes, I got that one and it was one of those BLINDBUYS. And I advise everyone (usually) not to buy an untested fragrance and with such an expensive one anyway. The chance that something like that goes down the drain is not exactly small... and the direction is ultra special.

Even before I "got hold of" it, I read up on it and the fragrance pyramid was really "curious" to me. Because I couldn't imagine this development from beginning to end.

After a few days it arrived - test it immediately!
Paper strip + back of the hand (develops differently and smells a little different, by the way). The fragrance immediately hits you like Bud Spencer, only with a super authentic and tart grapefruit. After 5 to 10 minutes you notice that it recedes a little, then the petitgrain enters the room and also (personal assumption) something of black pepper. Then, after around 40 minutes, this beautiful combination of citrusy notes with a certain spiciness leaves
And we have reached the core of the fragrance, the part that defines it and which is very expressive in my opinion. We have a mix of many woods here, but 2 stand out noticeably. One is cedar and the other is fir! In my opinion, the listed oud only serves as a base (to improve the performance, among other things), but is virtually impossible to smell (honestly - for me).

(By the way, I don't notice the indicated rose. )

The fir tree is very prominent and reminds me of a fall and winter walk in my childhood... and that's one of the reasons I like it so much. It will never achieve the attention and popularity of a Noble XXI: Art Deco - Blonde Amber or an AddictiveArts - Jump Up and Kiss Me Hedonistic and of course I know that...!

However, I can recommend it for wood lovers or for those (men, because I think it's very masculine) who like the scent of fir trees.... my wife likes it too, well, we are village children and forest lovers ;).

Performance:

Really good to very good

When do you wear it?

Good question...., for a walk, on weekends, guys nights out, in a restaurant, or at work in colder months.

How is it received:

I thought something so masculine could only be received modestly, but here it's the absolute opposite! Pure female enthusiasm. So... I didn't see that coming ;)

If I really wasn't convinced, I wouldn't recommend it to you!

And now have a nice day/evening, or whatever you read this review, LG the Benny
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Longevity
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ElysaShades

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ElysaShades
ElysaShades
Helpful Review 12  
Prepotent comforter
Again and again the question arises whether these extremely expensive fragrances are actually worth their money. L for men is currently in action at a cosmetics mail order company and costs only an incredible 300€ for 50ml. Almost a gift ha?

I am of the opinion that such fragrances are either for gourmets or just collectors who really feel joy when they wear a beautiful fragrance. And THEN it is worth the money. The ceiling is slowly falling on my head here, no end in sight, our dear Mr. Chancellor announced today that the corona measures will be tightened and we will soon all wear protective masks. For me, as very enterprising and active people, these are not nice prospects ...
Clearly, no perfume is going to keep me from catching on, or my parents... The prospects won't get any less bleak when I spray myself with L for Men, but for now, it'll be a little more bearable. And that's something I really need at the moment. So YES, I'm glad I have it and it's worth every euro to me at this moment.

Overloaded screamers, craving for attention, often read about CC fragrances among the fine noses in the community. That is absolutely right. If I were a self-righteous power-hungry man, at the head of a large corporation that takes drinking water from poor people in Africa or puts shopping malls in nature reserves, I would not want to wear it (hmm whereas... the statement is funny, because I don't think I would worry about my perfume being too much). Let's agree that L for Men is a statement of a fragrance that can be very intrusive on the right/wrong person when overdosed.

On all around dreary days like today I like the scent very much. I smell mainly wood and a little bit of vetiver with the sharp-citric smell of petitgrain and grapefruit. This is very nice because it makes the fragrance look heavy and lush on the one hand, but also fresh and invigorating. Every now and then the almost to death strained rose-ud combination flashes through. More oud than rose and really very subtle. If you hear about the omnipresent Rosenouds (pah so much for... here it hasn't been found anywhere in the wild yet), you can still have a sniff in here. The opulence of the scent comes from the intensity, and that it simply smells expensive and intense, although there are not so many different scents in it, and there is also no great scent progression.

Durability and sillage are perfect. A single sprayer for the whole day should be sufficient. This puts the price into perspective, because the bottle (the lid looks as tasteless as on the picture) looks really long.

I tend to see L for Men more in men's shoes, but it is also quite wearable for women. Rosenoud in the background loosens up the overall impression a bit. The fragrance is not as gruff as it would otherwise be with wood and petitgrain.

So for me this prepotent show-off turned out to be a real comforter. I hope you all stay healthy and have treasures in your collection that will make the hard weeks a little bit more bearable
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Wattenscheid

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Wattenscheid
Wattenscheid
Helpful Review 5  
The scent for the bad days.
First of all, I have to apologize to L for Men.
Although it was my fault, I put everything on L for Men.

When I accidentally bought L Woody Oriental, I thought for about 1.5 years how to change a fragrance so much that it has 0 to do with the original.
But when I wrote a comment I was told that I bought Woody Oriental.
And in fact, I couldn't have it true.

People please, maybe I am the only one in the world who made this mistake, but please take a closer look.
I also said to the seller that I don't want to test L for men because I know him, take the OVP with me and after 1.5 years I fall on that I have taken something else with me for 350 euros
Now for the fragrance.

Summer 2017 I tested a whole 4 times L until my nose understood that this is no ordinary scent, but a masterpiece.
An example: Aventus with batch codes up to 14
are for me the best scents ever, but not a masterpiece, just like the scent of Peace for men which I also celebrate abnormally.
L for Men takes its time and is not a complimentary monster.
He's like a bodyguard who accompanies you without you noticing him, but still provides security.

In the beginning I do get a grapefruit rose mix in my nose, but I wouldn't call this mix of the two fruity and rose ( the one with the pencil from DaveGahan's Kommi fits very well ), as if L would say, wait, it smells very pleasant, but the Messleite is much higher than you think.
Exactly the same and not different, Tannenbalsam his watchsizeFADER :) must be that.
Irritating in the Premier League.
If you're not so dolle just go L for Men and good is.
I associate L with a free relaxed day on Sunday noon during a walk in the forest, where you have eaten something healthy and tasty before, digested the food well and showered.

350 euros is a lot of money, but a small bottling I would recommend or that you test it 1 to 4 times.
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Rickbr

190 Reviews
Rickbr
Rickbr
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Declaration Brother
One of the things that i'm certain about this brand is that operational, let's say, proposition in its luxury launches seems to be based on try to make better, transform or give a luxury aura to mainstream ideas that has bem proven to be great success or that has created a captive audience that misses certain discontinued fragrances. I see the first case on L, that aims here a masculine creation that was very influential since it was launched, the Ellena masterpiece for Cartier, Declaration. How does L stands from it? By removing the spicy nuances, the cumin that gives a more skin carnal touch, and reducing the birch/cuir accord. This way, the idea gains more importance on the woody vetiver aroma, the mineral iso e super smell and on the citrus accord, very well balanced here between a sweeter aroma and a green a bitter fruity smell. I think it's interesting the way a rose aroma is fit here in way that i guess most man will not notice it smell. Two rose aspects, the citrus bitter one from citronellol and the minty one from geraniol, are highlighted here, fit around the citrus aura and backed on a drier fir balsam smell, which reminds me of dry herbs, woodsticks and incense. Again, the ideas here seem to be well orchestrated, the citrus aroma is intense of excellent quality and the fragrance has a good performance on skin, but i still feel that you are purchasing a luxury Declaration brother.
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HajuvanaHajuvana 7 years ago
If you want a nichey-looking pyramid without venturing too far from Cool Water (and insist on paying high prices) this might be your thing!
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