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Review: Diesel BAD

When it comes to the dating world, one of the most common maxims is that ‘nice guys finish last’. Whether you choose to believe it or not, there is some truth that being a ‘bad boy’ or on the edgier side does have its perks. In a recent study conducted by a group of researchers at the University of Graz, Austria, it was found that men who possessed darker personality traits such as narcissism, machiavellianism and psychopathy were more successful in the dating world.

If you choose to believe you possess these qualities or not, Diesel has released its latest fragrance for men named BAD which is destined to fire up your inner ‘bad boy’ with a blend of rebellious notes which make this scent both daring and sophisticated.

Name: Diesel BAD EDT

Fragrance Notes: Bergamot, cardamom, lavender, caviar, tobacco, orris root and woods

Described as: A scent for the bad boy who is cool, confident and unpredictable. The scent is masculine and sophisticated and breaks the rules by combining accords of rough tobacco with luxurious caviar to create a scent which is addictive, fresh and woody.

The bottle features a grainy black texture reminiscent of leather with the BAD logo which is transparent allowing you to see the fragrances copper juice. The bottle is said to be a nod to the classic black leather biker jacket.

Wear it: Diesel BAD is the perfect scent for autumn due to its warm, woody composition. It can be worn during the day with a pair of jeans and a tee or dressed up with a shirt, jeans and biker boots. This trans-seasonal scent can also be worn during winter, but my recommendation would be during the day, a headier scent would be my choice at night.

Price: Diesel BAD 75ml EDT $99. Available now from selected department stores and fragrance boutiques nationally.

The verdict: In my teens, I remember I couldn’t get enough of the original Diesel fragrance. If I’m honest, I wasn’t expecting great things from this scent, but I was pleasantly surprised. When I first sprayed BAD, it didn’t grab me until it started to settle on the skin. I remember asking colleagues what scent they were wearing before I realised it was me. It’s likely to be the combination of tobacco, caviar and orris root which snagged my attention. On the skin, its peak intensity lasts for about an hour before settling into a more intimate scent which lasts for about 4 hours. When compared to other scents in the Diesel collection, BAD feels more grown-up and refined. Don’t be too quick to judge this Bad boy by its ‘cover’, give it a spray, and you might be pleasantly surprised like I was.

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