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Fuel for Men Donna Karan for men

Fuel for Men Donna Karan for men
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male 25- 25+

I have it: 40 I had it: 10 I want it: 115 My signature: 1

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fresh spicy

Fuel for Men was launched in 2008 as a part of the Donna Karan’s Essence Collection, a range of classic and new scents which can be worn alone or layered as you wish. It is an interpretation of the original DK for Men from 1994 in new packaging and a new name. The fragrance blends spices, exotic woods and sensual musk.

Top notes: citrus, pineapple and juniper.

Heart: mayflower, amber, lavender and almond.

Base: sandalwood, patchouli and musk

Available as 100 ml EDP.

Perfume rating: 4.78 out of 5 with 55 votes.

Perfume Pyramid

Top Notes
Pineapple Citruses Juniper

Middle Notes
Lavender Amber Almond Floral Notes

Base Notes
Sandalwood Patchouli Musk

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Fuel for Men Fragrance Reviews


In the swell of silence you sit, pondering a life gone by. A deep sadness wells within, a burning hope begs for another day. The sky pours across the horizon, giddy in its pinks and golds, blues and greens, purples and blacks - it calls to you as if from a distant dream. The lone fire crackles beyond your feet, its warmth reminding you where you are. The ocean's dull roar lulls your agitated nerves as the smoke swirls through the air. You thoughtfully sip your Piña Colada, reveling in its creamy sweetness. You can't help but enjoy the paths that have led you here - tomorrow is sure to bring greater things still. Somewhere between your sips and the marching clouds, you catch a delectable smoked sandalwood. The hours pass as the sea drinks the sun, the cold smoke has wandered off into the night. The warm ocean air embraces you and gently kiss your musky skin as you drift away, eager to meet tomorrow. What wonderful things await...

Day 74 - On the Wings of Tomorrow
Listening to: Alcest - Beings of Light

Notes: I never had the privilege to smell this fume in its original wonder - it still is pretty fantastic though! The notes make it look quite a bit more complicated than it really is...I get mostly a gently smoked pineapple and juniper to open. There is a hint of what my brain tells me is a fuel note (could a name really suggest so much?) similar to that in Fahrenheit. The smoke and fuel last for a few hours while a sweet sandalwood and soft herbal note begins to dominate. The scent is slowly warmed by the ambery musk before quietly bowing out. Again, far more quiet than I expected and not nearly as complex as the notes suggest. However, it is durable for its strength and could be alluring on the right person, regardless of gender.


DK Fuel, such a great fragrance it is. Very versatile, but unique at the same time. It has a very weird opening. Somehow the opening notes make it smell like actual fuel. Very harsh and strong, but balanced with a sweet element. I guess it's the rendition of the pineapple, which makes it so unique. I can't even describe the progression of this scent very well since it baffles me everytime. The middle notes pretty much spell out amber for me, since it envelops the other middle notes once the opening starts to fade. For me it ends up as a very powdery, almond powdery musc. These are supported by a heavenly sandalwood. I also suspect there is a rough leather in the base, which makes it even more interesting. To me it's the more classy version of By. Longevity is outstanding. Sillage is great the first hour, but it drops to a very discrete scent after two hours. But somehow it lingers on you as a slight trail. Very impressed with this one.

Little Prince
Little Prince

This is a superb perfume from all angles. Great materials, inventive composition and brilliant execution. It really is a mystery why people don't write about it that much. The show begins with a magnificent and immediately captivating opening. I mainly pick up notes of lavender (divine rendition), almond and fruit on a smoky suede background all of which combine to create the imaginary accord of petrol (fuel). The fragrance creates a fresh warm, creamy aura with an ever-present oily nuttiness and has a definite masculine feeling. In the dry-down an incense note wafts throughout and the composition turns muskier and woodier. Very close to a fougere but consequently more in the dry woods category, this ultra-modern vivid fragrance is an ideal choice for every male with a sweet tooth. Its complexity really startled me, considering it is a designer scent, although its nuances are extremely discreet. All in all, a low-key, full throttle and laid back fragrance which exudes easy confidence and masculine grace. A personal favorite.


It reminded me of a slightly sweeter Chanel Egoiste. However, after 10 minutes I was convinced this was in a whole level on its own. Love this bottle, not sure why there aren't more reviews!

Deff. a buy!


Heres the sad truth

This is a shell of its former self. Im sorry but I owned both at the same time and did side by side testing day after day and while the opening on this is almost the same just a bit lighter and sharper,the dry down is almost imediate and smells exactly like pungent body oder. Pay a little extra and get the real mccoy, and a much cooler bottle to boot. One day when they dont any longer exist this will be the only alternitive left for those of us who want to reminesse about what was a legend of a fragerence.


I'm so glad this was re-issued as I was a fan of the bold DK fragrances from this period in the nineties (I still own a bottle of the outstanding Chaos).

It's a rich, slightly balsamic mix of sweet, smokey tobacco, suede and a little fruity marzipan. There is also a strong hint of something like shoe polish in the mix which is more noticable after half and hour or so and might put some people off.

It's GREAT in the first hour... but I'm less keen on the rough, metallic, mustiness (not muskiness) that emerges during the dry down as it bares a very heavy resemblance to L'Air de Rien to my nose (a scent I have a love/hate relationship with).

Anyway, overall, Fuel for Men is a terrific fragrance - and absolutely stunning in the first 20 minutes. Shame there was no way to make that bit last longer.


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