Carnal Blends

Side Effect 2016

Side Effect by Initio
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Ranked 12 in Unisex Perfume
8.5 / 10 2082 Ratings
Side Effect is a popular perfume by Initio for women and men and was released in 2016. The scent is sweet-spicy. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is still in production. Pronunciation
Layers well with Magnetic Blend 7
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Main accords

Sweet
Spicy
Oriental
Gourmand
Woody

Fragrance Notes

RumRum VanillaVanilla CinnamonCinnamon HedioneHedione SaffronSaffron TobaccoTobacco SandalwoodSandalwood
Ratings
Scent
8.52082 Ratings
Longevity
8.51942 Ratings
Sillage
8.21932 Ratings
Bottle
8.51847 Ratings
Value for money
7.11569 Ratings
Submitted by Michael, last update on 13.04.2024.
Interesting Facts
The fragrance is part of the "Carnal Blends" collection.

Reviews

54 in-depth fragrance descriptions
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Voula

2 Reviews
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Voula
Voula
Top Review 44  
Signature of the risk-taking self
Sensual and bombastic beats of vanilla.
Electrifying charge of the joy of being.
Wild and daring dance.
The resolution in the whirlpool of simple existence.
Acceptance of the courageous and curious self.
Pleasure in the intuitive self.
Pleasure in the risk-taking self.
Devotion at the moment.
Side Effect is the loud and loud fireworks The discharge of the expectant joy of life.
The colourful explosion in the deep black night sky.
A sprayer - like the fuse for blowing up self-imposed controls.

The stage that is shunned during the day.
The feeling with Side Effect.
The fragrance for the night.

Signature of the risk-taking self.
- The scent -
Characteristic and incomparable composition. Hard to grasp and describe.
Vanilla is clearly perceptible, embedded in tobacco and cinnamon. The development is more earthy-woody and sweetish with sandalwood and amber. The result is a sensual, heavy, deep and warm scent. Spicy and sweet and vanilla. Less natural but rather slightly artificial. Just like a stronger make-up for the night, which is clearly visible even in the dark - which is not only slightly prettier, but can also be illusory.
- Shelf life & Sillage -
The fragrance lasts for at least 10 hours during the day or through the night without re-spraying. It radiates boundlessly into the surroundings and, if applied generously, has the potential to take up the entire room. Side Effect a striking fragrance that wants to be the centre of attention. In the centre of attention on stage.
- The flacon -
The deep purple bottle gives a visual impression of the sensuality of the fragrance's character. The gold-coloured emblem is the icing on the cake. The jewellery that is still to be put on to perfect the outfit. Thematically fitting and an eye-catcher!
- Conclusion -
Side Effect is a fragrance that I love to wear to events that I look forward to and where I want to feel winning and special. An eye-catching and powerful fragrance to break out of the daily routine. Also magically attractive for me, where I usually prefer lovely scents.
My first fragrance love and until today one of my favourite fragrances!
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Jasminroedig

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Jasminroedig
Jasminroedig
Top Review 30  
In a bar in Porto

Dimmed lights, dusty spotlights
Tobacco scent floats over the dance floor of the Latin nightclub
Raggaeton booms from the speakers, sending everyone in attendance into passionate partner dances.

A Latino man dressed in a black leather jacket and white shirt sits on one of the wooden bar stools in the back. His stubborn hair, which he fixed with a little gel 3 hours ago, fell in his face. His body isn't facing either the dance floor or the bar, as he wanted to keep both in view. He could dance, very well in fact, but he mostly preferred to take his glass of rum with relish. He is not at all shy, rather his standards are too high for the crowd dancing around. The Latino has a black sense of humor and knows that his demanding provocative manner does not meet with universal approval.
While waiting for his second glass, he kept intense eye contact with women flowing towards him. It seemed as if there was an attraction emanating from him to the women. He enjoyed the attention and loves the thereby caused feeling to be unattainable. A waft of spices that the bartender laced his gins with kept wafting around him. Throughout the evening, he doesn't approach any of the Latinas, because he knows what he wants.

Like Side Effect
The fiery sweet, almost chilli scent manages to embody my innermost desire. I see the scent on my dream man, as described above. That's why I have no problem at all with this fragrance being one of my favorites for men. The saffron note, the rum and the tobacco, this is pure perfection that screams for men's skin
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Leimbacher

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Leimbacher
Leimbacher
Top Review 27  
Oh... Ooh... Ooooooooooh!
You probably know the meme where Vince McMahon slides further and further into his chair in rapture. I felt the same way about "Side Effect". What. A. Mega. Perfume! A culmination of delicacies. A sin pool of juicy sensations. A fragrance that doesn't seem to come from this Milky Way. Very, very great. We can only endorse and support the enormously high average rating. An Initio lesson, nothing less! Worth its extremely high price.

Tipsy vanilla. Very sweet, but never sticky. Quite the opposite. High quality without end. Complex enough. Room-filling. Broad chest. A humid tobacco room. The air shimmers, the dishes clink. Sexy redefined. To bite into. This could have been Jean-Baptiste Grenouille's perfume. For "Side Effect": use at your own risk! Attraction through the ceiling. Christmassy in a way, but also rings bells all year round. Delirious turns. Sweaty pillow talk. A velvety cocktail. Certainly a little "Hypnotic Poison" - but poisonous in a different way. Even more seductive. Even denser. Even nobler. An enjoyable limit break. A daring shadow play. A shisha for a lottery win. The madam of all angels. And brats.

Flacon: dark purple fits
Sillage: you can't go around it
Longevity: double digits is never double-edged

Conclusion: one of the most delicious and seductive fragrances ever created. A hypnotic-erotic marvel of modern niche perfumery! It could hardly be better.
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Ischgelroi

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Ischgelroi
Ischgelroi
Less helpful Review 17  
Unfortunately a fragrance without corners and edges
Side Effect has been one of the bottlings with me that has somehow fallen into oblivion. The reason for this was also my disappointment with Oud for Greatness (unfortunately without oud) and Musk Therapy, which completely collapsed after the beautiful top note. Me and Initio didn't get off to a good start until now. My hope now was that Side Effect might change that. Unfortunately, here came the next disappointment.

Side Effect is a typical sweet boozy fragrance with a swing to a gourmand. The whole thing is actually nothing bad, but unfortunately Side Effect is just a sweet cloud with slight spice nuance. The tobacco is unfortunately almost slain by the sweet notes, and the rum can't hold its own either. To me, Side Effect just smells like cinnamon, vanilla, saffron and sandalwood with a marginal amount of the other notes from the fragrance pyramid. I'll keep it short: it's just disappointing. Unfortunately, Side Effect also bears a very strong resemblance to The One Intense, which also bothers me a lot. The fragrance DNA on Side Effect is really not unique at all, especially after the top note, it's just merely sweet and sticky. Side Effect unfortunately just has no edges as I mentioned in the headline. There would have been a lot more in here because the notes would have offered the potential for something better. Side Effect is for me a drugstore fragrance with a slight niche character.

The durability is but really very good. Side Effect was even after 12 hours still gently perceptible on my skin. The silage is also good and is just over an arm's length noticeable for 6-7 hours. After that, Side Effect quickly becomes skin.

Side Effect is not a bad fragrance, but for me just nothing special, and for this my claim to a brand which clearly sees itself as a niche is too high, more precisely I expect here simply more. At around 200 € there must simply be more offered.
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ParföngMax

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ParföngMax
ParföngMax
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?♀️✨Feenland ✨?♀️
Some time ago I got several test samples from the brand Initio
After I tried some of them and some of the fragrances of this brand literally made me vomit, I came across a mix that puts a lot of fragrances in the shade I spray Initio Magnetic Blend 7 and then Side effect . A cloud came towards me of something sweet,smoky,mystical,attractive I could barely describe that scent.
I am fully enthusiastic about this fragrance show it to my friends all find this fragrance great
And then one of my friends says :
This scent smells like you're in a fairytale forest
And there would be fairies hovering around you I burst out laughing but he was right somehow This fragrance is a compliment monster !!!
I went to the club with that scent
I don't think I've been accosted by any other scent like that
No matter if women or men were all over the place, this perfume will enchant everything around you and even yourself I recommend this fragrance to everyone who wants to have compliments but also to everyone who is looking for something unique ,
The fragrance is solo just as great but combined that has the attraction where I was offered this fragrance experience

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Noname1876Noname1876 10 months ago
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I love this fragrance, I smell a cherry note in there but there is no cherry in it.
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BertolucciKBertolucciK 3 years ago
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Boozy spicy opening with rum and cinnamon. After that, I get Hedione with tobacco and a gourmand vanilla. The scent is warm and appealing.
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ScentwitchScentwitch 10 months ago
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Heavenly. My husband notices it immediately when I wear it.
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NicetosmelluNicetosmellu 11 months ago
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One of my favorites of all time. Exceptional smell, beastly performance. Extraordinarily blended, can't really pick out individual notes.
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NicheOnlyNicheOnly 1 year ago
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My opinions never changed on SE - has a prominent rubbery element to it, & the hedione gives off bad body odor. A 9 in the air, a 5 on skin.
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