Yes, It Can Be Harsh
by KE on Feb 16, 2017
Not the worst fragrance I've ever smelled, but it could easily be overdone. I agree that it can be rather sharp and astringent on the nose. I think the main lesson here is that, if you do wear this, make sure to apply it lightly.
Classic But May Have Run It's Course
by Rick on Feb 15, 2017
I wore this like it was going out of style back in the day. Can't say I would do that now but I still really enjoy the smell.
Heavy metal, headaches, and IROC-Z
by Adrian on Oct 13, 2016
Screams back to 1987
by ALESSANDRO on Jul 24, 2016
a classic old school fragrance great for its time, but very very vintage perfume not recomanded
BIG scent, not for everyone
by lls on Jun 10, 2016
Drakkar Noir was the quintessential Big 80s scent for men. A good friend of mine wore it in college, and it makes me nostalgic whenever I get a whiff of it. I imagine it's been reformulated since then, but I came across a tester a few months ago, and it still retains much of its original character. It is not at all "fresh" or "clean," not at all contemporary, but well worth trying if you want something different, or are interested in the history of scent.
by Alishia on Apr 21, 2016
Thank god my bf stopped wearing this. I find it very obnoxious and old
by Michelle on Dec 6, 2015
I kid you not this smells like a men's deodorant, powdery yet with a hint of freshness. I wouldn't wear this or recommend someone to buy it because it smells too much like deodorant, people may think you've over applied when really it's just a fragrance!
by GRGeep on Nov 9, 2015
This cologne has way too much going on, making it too strong, extreme and edgy for me. It is also dated and too familiar now. I would compare it to Fahrenheit and Polo which are in the same boat.
Best suited for older men
by Sean on Oct 10, 2015
This is epitome of 1980s cologne. It smells very dark and masculine, but can be worn casually in the day.
Not my thing
by Colin on Mar 26, 2015
This strikes me as being very old and an 80s scent. It seems outdated to me.
Drakkar Noir opens with bitter citrus and becomes a spicy leather fragrance with a fresh green woody base.
The longevity is above average and the projection seems average.
by Nazia on Mar 23, 2015
My dad used to wear this, so it holds pleasant memories for me. I suppose if used heavily it could be nausea inducing, but with a light hand (as with many good fragrances!) it can be very classy.
Choose something else
by Sean on Oct 9, 2014
I've been known to open my car window in 17 degree weather so as not to smell this stuff on a passenger. In high school, I would occasionally see guys take this out of their book bags. Unfortunately, they then applied it. It would have been far less painful if they had just beaten me unconscious with the bottle. Everyone has to start somewhere with fragrances, and everyone makes mistakes. This is a starting point for many people. If you're reading this review, then you're not familiar with Drakkar. Trust me, you don't want it. I am not joking when I say that I prefer the smell of insect repellent to this stuff.
I loathe this cologne
by Carrie on May 24, 2014
I hate this cologne. It's like an assault to the senses. It's so strong and it lingers in the air and anytime a man wears it any where near me I just want to vomit. It instantly gives a major headache. I'd normally say a little goes a long way but I am not even sure a little bit isn't an insult to the nose. It's just ridiculously strong. It's obnoxious.
Popular scent of the 80's.
by Jeffrey on Sep 21, 2013
I have a real small tester bottle of this cologne. It's very strong. I never hardly wear this cologne. It was popular in the 80's with the guys that liked going out to clubs,and trying to attract the ladies. This cologne has strong woods and earthy tones to it.
by Heather on Sep 6, 2013
My little brother graduated HS in the early 90's, and this was THE juice of the times! He wore it well too!
Just check out these notes: Top notes are rosemary, artemisia, lavender, basil, lemon verbena, bergamot, and lemon; middle notes are coriander, carnation, cinnamon, juniper, and jasmine; base notes are leather, sandalwood, fir, amber, patchouli, oakmoss, vetiver, and cedar. WOW; complicated, but SOooo smooth, but somehow heavy and spicy also! The citrus is amazing!
Drakkar Noir is just plain and simple - good stuff!!!
An all time favorite
by Anthony on Jul 12, 2013
I remember growing up and this was the hottest scent for high schoolers in the early 90's.