Don't worry, not all of Al-Rehab's perfumes are knockoffs, but I particularly wanted to review Lord because it's a replica of one of my favorite power scents, Lapidus Pour Homme. It's not horrible, but so far it's the most disappointing of the Al-Rehab knockoffs I've tried.
It starts off incredibly good and brutally strong, just like
the original - the blend of artemisia, pineapple and patchouli practically
kills on contact. Things unfortunately
fall apart after about an hour, when the drydown starts to kick in.
Whereas in Lapidus Pour Homme the dark, dusty
drydown is the best part of the scent, in Lord it's the downfall. There is an overload of tonka bean in the
base, giving it an irritating chalky smell and making it almost sickeningly sweet.
All I can think of is cake with powdered sugar when I wear this. It smells spare, poorly blended and cheap,
and I don't like it at all. It never
evolves into anything more than this sugar vibe for the remainder of its
duration, so hanging in there for the long haul won't improve things. I also find that, except for the opening, Lord is a lot less powerful than Lapidus Pour Homme.
I can't say that Lord is terrible, but it's nowhere near as
good as Lapidus Pour Homme. It's nothing I'm likely to wear again, so Lord will be collecting dust on the top of my dresser. I don't want to smell like cake or cookies.
MY RATING: 5/10