Dare, from the German sport clothing manufacturer Adidas, was introduced in 2008, as a special perfume, made under the company’s agreement with the cosmetic giant Coty. Dare is classified as a leather masculine perfume with accent on the woody and fruity accords.
Since I’m not a supporter of the mass-market fragrances, it is clear that I’m not endorsing the acquisitions of this type of products. However, I believe that one should maintain an open mind at all times and sniff as many perfumes as it is possible, therefore Dare seemed to me an interested subject for a post. Especially if we take into account the fact that, according to my knowledge, this is one of the few fragrances belonging to the leather olfactory group and produced for a broader type of audience.
Therefore, when I was in front of the cosmetic shelves in a hypermarket, I did not hesitate and sprayed a couple of whiffs on my wrist. The first sensation experience upon sniffing Dare is a refreshing one, mostly because of the bergamot, lime and apple accords present in its top notes. Then, in a couple a minutes Dare shifts to an aroma of rum, which is fighting for prominence in the mid development, subdued from time to time by a note of lavender. Afterwards, Dare has a quick evolution towards dry down a point in which the sensual aroma of leather becomes available, juxtaposed to a calm and reassuring note of sandalwood and a sweet vanilla accord.
The flacon that holds Dare is simple, yet elegant with a sporty touch. The transparent glass has a cylindrical shape and reveals a grey hue liquid, a color scheme exhibited as well by the stopper and the packaging box. The only exception from this shade is represented by the name of the perfume, written in red letters, in order to evoke passion.
Adidas Dare Perfume Details
- Dare by Adidas is available in 50 ml Eau de Toilette Spray and complementary products in the range, such as: 75 ml After-Shave Balm; the lasting power is below average (1 to 5 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Leather
- For: Men
- Year Introduced: 2008
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual