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Axe Instinct by Axe is a Leather fragrance for men. Axe Instinct was launched in 2008. The nose behind this fragrance is Ann Gottlieb. The fragrance features pink pepper, leather and pepper.

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Pink Pepper Leather Pepper

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Axe Instinct Fragrance Reviews

ImForcedToRegister
ImForcedToRegister

Too bad the list for Axe isn't updated.
I have long left Axe since my youth, and one day I just by whim sniffed the body wash called Mature while shopping for household stuff in the drugstore.
and surprisingly it smelt like a notch improved version of Axe's other releases and reminded me of mall-tier colognes which costs 15-20x as much.

and just yesterday I finally found the body spray version. it's the last bottle. it's slightly different than the body wash though, but it smells hella effing good!! ;p wouldn't mind spray it to my gym shoes, toilet after taking a dump, or use it for quick run to the corner shop.

I really recommend to give it a shot. 3$ wouldn't burn too much through anyone's wallet anyway, right? ;p

Jun
29
2014
Chiquis
Chiquis

I totally agree with goodluck28.... I actually searched Axe just to do a review on Dark Temptation! That is one of the sexiest scents a man could wear in my opinion!! Whenever I go down the store aisle with the body washes/lotions/deodorants I always stop to sniff Dark Temptation... Since I'm a woman I don't know all the male fragrances, but if there is one that smells like Dark Temptation then I suggest wearing it (as it would be longer lasting than an Axe spray).

Mar
15
2014
katya.goncearova
katya.goncearova

Guys, don't use Axe's deodorants, they smell really cheap and terrible. Ordinary antipersperant + nice perfume is enough. :)

Dec
30
2014
orestes
orestes

If you like this scent,then buy 007 fragrance,its the same!

Dec
30
2014
WolfHaleigh
WolfHaleigh

I like the leather. I just feel it wears off after a while. I am well aware of the fellows who would spray way too much in the halls in high school, so I'm fine with having it wear off. Better than the alternative.

Dec
17
2013
goodluck28
goodluck28

Axe DARK TEMPTATION is the best ... Must try.:)

Oct
30
2013
antti salonen
antti salonen

axe voodoo was nice maybe one of the first deodorants i used in teenage. but im not a big axe fan in deodorant prefer something else with no alcohol in it

Aug
26
2013
mvhooper2
mvhooper2

How in the HELL is this listed here but not AXE's longest running/most popular frag PHOENIX not here? Get with it fragrantica!

Apr
04
2013
Hightower
Hightower

I hate this smell! Disgusting! Should be discontinued.
I get one of this every Christmas and it is so bad I feel abhorrence if I just see the bottle. Smells like a WW2 nazi leather jacket. Oh I hate this so much!

Jan
10
2013
BAGreat
BAGreat

@Kharnak There is much more to any scent than what is listed on the ingredient list. You can not recreate any scent based on the ingredient list. They are there because they are health hazards. The Cinnamic Aldehyde is a skin irritant and the Linalool, Coumarin (which would most likely be produced synthetically in Axe's case) and, Limonene are hazardous to our health. These are also mostly likely trace components for making the scent smoother. Yes I know Limonene, Coumarin and Linalool are fond in natural Essential Oils. They can also be created synthetically. There is nothing wrong with this, because most fragrances (yes even Amouage, Creed etc.) have synthetic ingredients in them. Now I am almost 100% certain the "leather" in this scent is Iso Butyl Quinoline. That sharp, green, bitter scent that persists throughout this scent. It doesn't smell like a leather jacket but there are slight similarities. BTW I highly doubt Dark temptation is pure Coumarin :)It would smell like a sugar cinnamon pretzel if that were the case.

Nov
20
2012
NHIndian24
NHIndian24

Normally if anyone was insulting Axe, I would join in. Axe is so overwhelming, and in my opinion, just plain nasty. But not in Instinct's case, I love leathery smelling fragrances, and it looks like Axe Instinct is no exception, but I do agree that most Axe products are over-applyed and poor smelling. Their hair products are pretty good though, those I can't insult Axe for. I do take offense by that stereotype that teens don't shower enough, I shower once every morning after I wake up and after my lacrosse practices every day, and I wear good cologne like Drakkar Noir, so in your face you stereotypical jerks.

Sep
30
2012
SmokinYodas
SmokinYodas

My personal feeling on AXE is rather simple. Would you rather have a man that smells like sweaty garbage or Axe? Let’s keep in mind that Axe makes all kinds of scents that will suit a full range of boys to men. Just because Axe didn’t cost $200 and come from France shouldn’t make it an instant dislike. Axe called on fragrance designer Ann Gottlieb, the same brilliance behind CK One, Obsession and Eternity.

As for myself, I don’t normally use deodorants that have a fragrance because they don’t often mix with colognes. I’ve used a number of AXE Shower Gels over the years and have had zero complaints from women.

I only wish more of the AXE brands were on here for review. When it comes to men’s fragrances, if you like Leather then Axe Instinct should work well for you.

Jun
24
2012
sweetsmellinged
sweetsmellinged

I have to say that I have many of the woods and citrus Axe as a deodorant and their wonderfull ! I cant' beleive how many great comments I get from men and women. they project and last longer then all my expensive fragrants.

May
24
2012
perhapspersephone
perhapspersephone

Sorry but I love it. My husband wears it and he smells so yummy to me. I really am shocked at so many negative reviews.

IMO it is inexpensive, smells good and last forever. Smelling great at a low price point is a good thing.

May
05
2012
Fonna
Fonna

I must say, when this fragrance came out every teen age male in town smelled like they dumped a bottle of it on them.
I will forever associate with the times they used it instead of showering.

Not a fan.

Mar
23
2012
vinylitis
vinylitis

the brand new scent they came out with, anarchy, smells pretty good. they even made a version for women, and it smells really good. surprising.

Jan
31
2012
Karhu
Karhu

Glad to see that Fragrantica has this listed; it would be nice to see more of the Axe/Lynx line added. I recently purchased the Dark Temptation EdT (yes, there are EdTs out there) and it's quite good, especially considering the price.

Suggesting that there is no place on this forum for a fragrance because it is inexpensive is ridiculous. If I offer you my bottle of Dark Temptation for 70€ would it then be more acceptable to you and worthy of being reviewed?

If you aren't interested in the product, don't read the reviews. Problem solved.

P.S. I would be willing to let my DT go for as low as 60€ to anyone interested ;)

Dec
30
2011
Kharnak
Kharnak

Actually... the stereotype is that Teenage boys bathe WAAAAY too damn much, and want to smell fresh, like an ocean, Suntan lotion, coconuts, Melons, Lemonade. And females smell like, Berries! Sugar! raaaaspberries!
This Axe instinct, is simple, straightforward, aromatic spicy. Pleasant, likeable by anyone... safe. I can tell by the ingredients in all of these, industry standard. Cinnamaldehyde(spicy cinnamon floral vanilla), Linalool(floral lilac), Coumarin(Tonka Bean), Limonene(citrus oil) found in almost every other drugstore item. mix them in different proportions... rename product. repeat.

Axe "Dark Temptations", is NOT chocolate.. it's Basically... pure.. PURE concentrated Coumarin. Tonka Bean Extract. i got a bag of Tonka beans right here, smells just like it.

kids... i've been through that phase. PLEASE dont become a stereotype. Think ahead, explore, develop some taste.

Dec
20
2011
DominicMC
DominicMC

Just to anyone wondering... Yes, this is LYNX. AXE & LYNX are the same products just named different, in some countries. here in AUS its LYNX.

I wish they could put all of them up, like Africa and Unlimited ect.


Anyway i haven't smelt this frag in a while but im sure its nice, i like most lynx deo/frags.

Nov
06
2011
joshua.thurman
joshua.thurman

Okay I myself am a teenage boy. The stereotypes that we "Don't Shower" Pisses me off. Because its simple...us boys especially have a commonality. Our testosterone is becoming leveled therefore odd odors excrete from our pores when we sweat even the slightest. I LOVE Axe and Right Guard deo because they help me AFTER A SHOWER! They keep me smelling fresh and clean until I get home or in the gym to shower again

Nov
05
2011
mystica
mystica

This review is for the EDT.

I like leather and spices a lot, and this is the best amongst Axe range in my opinion, and way better (also rarer, at least in my area) than the so much preferred Dark Temptation.

People tend to dismiss budget fragrances such as this one and automatically label them as "bad". But I have to tell you, Axe Instinct is not bad at all (if you know how to use it and apply it on clean skin as with any perfume for God's sake!), indeed I find it better and even more sexier than many costlier men's fragrances. So, would that make me a tasteless woman, or is it just that expensive doesn't always necessarily mean good and every one of us' olfactory experience with perfumes is different?...

Once, knowing my obsession about perfumes, a boyfriend of mine went got himself a bottle of Dior Homme, but what he didn't know is that personally I love only few men's fragrances (such as M7 by YSL), and I'm damn picky about what to smell on my man if he has to wear perfume. If only he could know... that I am actually more attracted to the smell of Axe Instinct than let's say that of Dior Homme... and there is nothing I can do about it.

Oct
25
2011
musk1198
musk1198

I loved Axe Africa but after that every smell Axe came out with is horrible and yuck! Oh.. And don't even get me started on their marketing it is plain stupid and cheesy.

Sep
09
2011
JohnMc
JohnMc

Ha, ha, it's so funny to see the negative comments relating to AXE (or Lynx as they are marketed here in the UK) on this site. Why the downer peeps? AXE scents are the stuff of boyhood, wanting to smell nice, but being fragrance illiterate and not knowing what smells good or in what quantity etc. We used to share a can of this type of stuff around the boys changing room after gym class in high school - without showering first! AXE was our shower! Mucho grosso I know, thankfully I renounced such behaviour 20+ years ago, ahh the AXE effect:-))

Aug
06
2011
sillybilly
sillybilly

There's nothing wrong with Axe being here. Too many snobs who also have a habit of attacking peoples reviews and opinions. I myself use the chocolate deo.
Thank you fragrantica for expanding your range of fragrance!

Jul
31
2011
bra_chorni
bra_chorni

dark tempation?really?smells like sour fruity chocolate,does not last long,yucks hate it.wont make da same mistake twice

Jul
31
2011
Bram
Bram

I like this axe scent. You can definitely pick up the leather and I just like it...it smells different and nice, powerful and intimidating...but dark chocolate is still better...
But can people please stop being fragrance snobs... Just say if you like it or not...I think fragrantica should integrate more of these /cheap/ deodorants into their sit too, cos some just want advice on a good none expensive scent to get.
Thanx for this one Fragrantica, I hope to see more like this...

Jul
28
2011
servana
servana

This one is the worst Lynx (Axe?) scent. It is waaay too spicy. Seriously, it smells absolutely disgusting in my opinion. Like curry, capsicum & baked beans.

Jun
13
2011
owaisk
owaisk

This is not the best Axe Deo, not even close. The two best ones on the market right now are Dark Temptation and Excite. IMO Excite beats Dark Temptation. Both are equally good but my preference goes towards Excite. Try that if you dont like Axe, you will definitely change your mind.

Jun
13
2011
fihe
fihe

I have a sample of Axe Instinct and it says it's an eau de toilette. so I guess it does have a place on this website after all? I've never seen it sold as an EDT before though.

Feb
20
2011
floof
floof

I have never met an axe I have liked, and I have dated 2 men who wore it who were both awful people. Please dont buy this, for the love of all that is holy, axe is revolting to anyone with any understanding of fragrance- nausea inducing. Somehow axe keeps making more horrible less original mass market fragrances and products with retarded and sexist commercials that border on bad porn-even the stupid claymation one just makes me sad to be a part of the human race. If I could shut down one and only one fragrance company, it would be axe, its a no brainer. I am so tired of every unsophisticated man I run into smelling like this god awful stuff- in any formulation. AAAHHHH STOP THE AXE! Not even for teens, its a fragrance nightmare for me, but the popularity of it is the most disgusting part- those ads work, the marketing, the crappy smell.... I hate pop culture and this is just a fragrance example of that at its finest.
I am not sure why this is the only fragrance by this line listed, maybe Fragrantica recognizes these are not real fragrances, just pure crap in a bottle for a couple bucks you can buy at a pharmacy or grocery store.
Dislike is an understatement, I absolutely LOATHE the smell of axe or any axe clones.
The other sad/good thing is you can buy a much nicer mens frag (Blue sugar on amazon 3.4 oz was 10 bucks) if you use your brain, your nose and the internet.

Jan
22
2011
elegantpasha
elegantpasha

this is not a fragance, its just a cheap deodorant anti perspirant, thats it, this has no place in this website...

Jan
19
2011
Trodjlhodjr
Trodjlhodjr

I think the smell of this deodorant is horrible, but I happen to own the aftershave too and I must say that it is quite good.

Nov
22
2010
baronbvp
baronbvp

Despite the photograph of the deodorant, Axe Instinct is also an after shave. This is the only Axe scent for grown men instead of teenagers. The leather smell is great for the weekends when you just want something on around the house or to go do yardwork or play sports. Layers well with other leather and oriental and woody fragrances, so I use Axe Instinct body wash.

Nov
16
2010
guest_MJ
guest_MJ

This is an old brand in Argentina. I used to wear this since I was a teenager in the mid of the 90's. There are to many Axe fragrances that cannot remember all of these.
Some of them are allright, but they release just DEO or shower gel, not any EDT or another way of perfumes.
I recommend the "dark temptation" fragrance, which try to be a "chocolate" scent.

Oct
05
2010
guest_Spike
guest_Spike

This is the perfect scent for my dog, but when I smell Axe on humans it assails my olfactory nervous system. Quite frankly, Axe should only be used for small rodents and cockroaches.

Jun
08
2010
guest_pc
guest_pc

this is a body spray!
why is it even on this website.

yes i love the lynx/axe fragrances. each one of my boyfriends wore a different one (so i know most of them) even some of my friends would wear them (girls). and it is a shame, i feel, that such addictive smells are so cheap and worthless. that u can buy from the grocery store. and teenage boys abuse the scent and drown in it.

but its just a body spray. i dont see why its even got a page on this site! lets start cataloging every two dollar body spray that impulse or rexona or dove does!


what the hell.

Mar
13
2010
Diegof7
Diegof7

tem um cheiro encouraçado mesmo, só q com notas refrescantes envolvendo e pelo preço vale a pena, gosto mais do Dark temptation e do music star !!

Jan
23
2010
jim
jim

i just love this 1! its so cool & spicy

Jan
18
2010
karlovonamesti
karlovonamesti

My brother uses these and he's not very keen on anything else. I think this smells as all Axe scents do - like cheap garbage. Despite being inexpensive these aren't money-savers . . . you plow through two dozen of these at $6 a pop in a year, when you could just drop a solid $14 on one 3.4-ouncer of Unbound by Halston and smell just as fresh, way more sophisticated, and only have to repurchase one bottle every twelve-eighteen months.

Jan
02
2009
kisherceg
kisherceg

Do not judge only the name...
Limited editions are sometimes suprisingly good.

For example now (2009) Limited Summer edition ( yellow flacon decorated with the clear blue sky and shining sun---not too known 'cause it was really limited ) is a fine, light, clean fruity-spicy fragrance with the scent of Aloe..
How rare this note is...creamy,herbal,green.
I like it (I bought 6 flacons in a small shop:). Seems simple but it's great mixing with any other (even more expensive) designers' summer scent.

The Dark Temptation edition with its bold,real chocolaty smell for men is a good alternative for those who like Blue Sugar or A*Men-type fragrances :-)

Oct
18
2009
LuckyStar1
LuckyStar1

I use the Lynx Instinct shower gel and anti-perspirant with Comme des Garcon Man2 fragrance. It compliments it very well.

Oct
18
2009
octavio_bb
octavio_bb

This one small bad.
Estos perfumes huelen mal ,aromatico ,askeroso,,,,,,no valen ni para usar como ambientador.

Oct
18
2009
desmondorama
desmondorama

I like Axe (Lynx in Australia) fragrances as well, but find that their teenage/youth deodorant marketing appeal make it difficult to identify seriously with this mass-produced product line, which gives it a bottom-rung, supermarket 'cheapness' most people turn their noses up at.

They should make the limited release 'colognes' more accessible and get away from the 'after-shave' image.

I often tell my male colleagues who are wearing these fragrances that they smell very good and they dismiss it as "It's only ...Axe/Lynx deodorant spray to stop me from smelling foul."

I guess it's not the product but the wearers that is the issue here!

Oct
07
2009
saint2006
saint2006

This can has been sitting on my desk since it first came out. I can't believe this cheap body spray recieved more compliment then any of my other colognes. I had a meeting at my second job. Grabbed the first thing i saw and im out the door. After the meeting no one could keep their mouths shut......everyone wanted to know what my cologne was. I decided not to tell. The formula has changed since its release date, and the new version smells nothing like the original.

Sep
06
2009
andy
andy

love the axe scents just too many people wore too much of it and it got synthetic but its still a good scent. pheonix is the best

Sep
06
2009

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