I imagine that the name Beckham does not need any introduction. David and Victoria Beckham is an English couple of celebrities that decided they need their own line of fragrances, besides their main activities that involved football and singing/fashion, respectively. As a result, in 2005 David and Victoria Beckham (dvb) was born, with the range of perfumes being produced under an agreement with Coty. The first perfume of the series was called Instinct and arrived on the market that very year. It was followed by a long line of flankers that include: 2007’s Intense Instinct, 2008’s Instinct After Dark, 2009’s Pure Instinct, 2010’s David Beckham Instinct Ice and 2012’s David Beckham Instinct Sport.
Surprising for a celebrity fragrance, Instinct is a quite interesting scent, classified as an aromatic fougere and developed by perfumers Beatrice Piquet and Alain Astori. I admit that I was reluctant at first, but after sniffing it I changed my mind instantly.
The opening in Instinct is a fresh citrus blend that contains mandarin leaf, bergamot and grapefruit. Then, after the period in which the top notes fade away, the heart comes in the shape of a spicy mix from pimento, cardamom and star anise. In the dry down, Instinct unveils a sensual facet, thanks to a combination of Haitian vetiver, patchouli and white amber.
Instinct comes in a very elegant bottle, made from transparent glass and topped by a stylish silver stopper. The liquid has a color that brings to mind the shade of a white wine and the label is black with the names printed in white.
David Beckham Instinct Perfume Details
- Instinct by David Beckham is available in 30, 50 and 75 ml Eau de Toilette Spray and complementary products in the range, such as: 100 ml Face Wash Gel, 150 ml Hair & Body Wash, 100 ml Deodorant Spray and 75 ml Deodorant Stick; the lasting power is below average (1 to 6 hours) and the sillage is moderate.
- Olfactory Group: Aromatic Fougere
- For: Men
- Year Introduced: 2005
- Perfumers: Beatrice Piquet and Alain Astori
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual
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