Black leather, tobacco and a whole lot of attitude. This is for the rebel with a soft side, as the brisk basil opening gives way to a sweet, rich. smoky blend of vanilla, musk, wood, amber and the star player – soft, supple, broken-in leather, like the kind of jacket you wear as your second skin.
basil, black leather, musk, sandalwood, amber, tobacco, vanilla, oakmoss
Black leather jackets and French cafes
Posted by Rhonda on 15th May 2015
This fragrance is all about the black leather. It slaps you immediately, and while it settles into the amber and becomes a bit sweeter, you never really lose the leather scent, which for some may be welcoming. I don't detect the basil, and only slightly the oak moss. I'm going to embrace this fragrance as it is rather unique, but I'm not so sure I would purchase it again. I'm waiting to see how much it grows on me.
Posted by Manda on 5th Nov 2013
I've never been a fan of girly florals, sugary scents or overly musky perfumes, so this one is perfect. My husband and I both tried it, and found that different notes came through on each of us.
I ended up being the one to adopt this one, and I've been wearing it ever since. On me it's subtly smoky, carries strong woody notes and dries down to a light vanilla finish (real vanilla, not the sugary Victoria's Secret cupcake vanilla).
My only complaint is that within a couple of weeks of purchase, the applicator from the bottle broke for seemingly no reason. I'm making do, but it's not as nice to apply without the roller ball.
Posted by vtj on 1st Aug 2013
This fragrance is a treat from beginning to end with longevity, complexity, and variety rolled into one. I have never been around anyone else, male or female, who wears this scent, so that makes it unique as well.
Posted by S. Sparks on 13th Mar 2013
The RIYL on this perfume made me laugh: Black leather jackets and French cafes? What?!
Amazingly enough, that's exactly what it smells like. It's somehow an amazing combination of super masculine tobacco and leather with extra girly vanilla cupcake.
I get compliments every time I wear it.
Posted by Lulu on 7th Nov 2012
I bought this fragrance for my husband and was blown away by the rich, leathery, tobacco and basil notes and how gorgeous they smelled on him!
It wasn't until I decided to try it on myself that I realized what an incredible unisex fragrance this is as well!
So unique, and yummy! Highly suggest you try Justice Bodan fragrance!
Posted by Anna on 29th Sep 2011
This is a vanilla amber with a little more depth. Like the other reviewers said, I missed the basil and leather, although I occasionally get a whiff of tobacco. Definitely a pretty standard, if lovely, scent.
Posted by Rob on 24th Aug 2011
I was hoping for a fun and original olfactory ride with this one, but Justice Bodan never really got going. This one is a typical French formulation that dries down to an almost too sweet and feminine fragrance.
Very little leather or tobacco comes through. Mainly oakmoss, vanille, and basil. Not what I would consider a truly masculine fragrance.
Justice Bodan is just another boring ride down a very familiar road. Sorry.
Posted by jobear on 24th Feb 2011
I was expecting a little more of a earthy,tobacco,aroma,wheres the basil? On me its mostly sweet,amber.Not bad overall.