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DescriptionPower Ballad is a bold fragrance inspired by 1990’s-era power ballads, mix tapes and glam rock, to recall a time when people still bought CDs and raised their Bic lighters at concerts. Grapefruit, poplar buds, and fresh mint stage dive into cumin, anise, and cedar in this retro mashup of citrus and spice.
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Room 1015 Power Ballad rating and reviews
Average rating (114 reviews)
2.9 out of 5
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Combination
Love this scent!! It is strong, but in a grown and sexy way.
Age: 45 to 54
This has a very grown and sexy vibe. I like it alot!
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Oily
Not the best scent very aggressive and strong scent. I am not a fan. I try it on her and there thinking iyer may grow on me, but I seem to dislike it more...nn
Age: 45 to 54
Skin type: Combination
Was kind of a mixture of scents flower an sweet
Age: 45 to 54
Skin type: Normal
This is my fav scent so far.
And I almost skipped this fragrance based on some reviews. I'm glad I did not. It's a bold/strong scent that, for me, strikes the perfect balance between something spicy/warm and something fresh. I've read some people describe it as masculine but I think it's quite feminine - sexy, powerful but also somehow sweet. I'd give it a B-/C+ for lasting power.
This is one of my new favorties.
The scent was definitely not strong enough and didn't last all day.
Class of 1997
Love the fresh warmth and nostalgia power ballad brings!! Fresh energy for daytime wear but cozy enough for the first crisp fall nights with him!! Gotta reccomend for late fall evenings! Totally reminds me of high school but totally trendy with the woman i am 20years after!!!
Like 90’s fashion, no staying power.
This is nice. Citrusy ans spicy, a great everyday scent. BUT you have to reapply often as it leaves pretty quick quickly.
When looking at the key notes in this fragrance, I thought it would be subtle sweet like smell, but it has a strong distinct taste. It almost smells like cloves. Not my favorite scent so far, but I definitely like sweeter smells.
Very interesting smell...if spicy is what you are going for, then this one is perfect for you!
Smells like Men’s bodywash
Too strong, and very masculine. Is it a perfume or a cologne?
It's spicy and citrusy and at first it smells like two seperate perfumes to me which I really didn't like. After I wear it for a few minutes it smells more like a single complex perfume. It has really grown on me and I'm glad I gave it a chance after that initial sniff.
Fresh, bright, and lasts all day....
I am pleasantly surprised by Power Ballad! The top notes of bergamot, lime and grapefruit have lasted over 7 hours on my skin so far today. I'm surprised that the heavier, spicy and wood notes are NOT as prominent as I thought they'd be...but I'm happy with the bright and crisp citrus lasting this long. Sillage is very minimal with the one spray on each wrist, but that's really how I prefer to wear scent at work: light and unobstrusive. This is a scent that needs to refreshed in the middle of the day. I am happy to discover this perfume and will definitely check out others from Room 1015!
There's something unique aobut it.
I really like this fragrance. it's got a outdoor, woodsy tone to it, but not in a bad way. I don't like the sweet scents, and this one does not seem sweet at all. Has a spiciness to it as well.
The bergamot was a lot stronger than I expected, for a very herbaceous smell. It is not masculine, but not feminine. Not unpleasant, as others have said, but it doesn't exactly make me feel awesome and "power"-ful as well. I would definitely suggest shaking the scent, as one wrist was strongly bergamot and the other softly citrus-y. The second scent was pleasant enough, but it is not strong. All-in-all I like it. But I think it needs to be shaken, and used SPARINGLY. I feel that if one tried to make this very power-less scent more strong, you would regret it. Let it be a soft ballad.
It initially hits with all notes sounding off....then, just like an amazing ballad...it blends perfectly together, takes you to an amazing high and lingers there. It's just an awesome trip thru your senses. Definitely suggest this for anyone who adores power house scents that take you into a really great place...
Hangin' with Hippies
It honestly reminds me of incense and weed. Like listening to rock & roll with flowers in my hair, blunt in one hand and a peace sign in the other.
I'm not into heavy floral and was looking for a more "androgynous" smell that wasn't too heavily musky. This is it for me. Spicy, woody, lasting and not overpowering. it s really pleasant and warm worth a shot as the fall and winter near.
This was one of my favorite scents. It lasted long on me and I got a lot of compliments on it, very woodsy, spicy, zesty and very slight musk/powder tone. At first, I didn't think I would like it and once I put it on it grew on me and I love it.
I had high hopes for this as I have several of their other fragrances and I love them. This is all ballad and no power. It's really weak and doesn't last very long. The scent is OK. Meh!
A little too Woodsy
I think this scent would be great on someone else, but it didn't really work on me. I typically love spicy/woodsy scents, but this one fell flat for me.
Is this cologne?
Smells very manly. Not a fan at all.
I wasn't overly impressed with this scent. However it is very masculine and not unpleasant to smell just not what I would buy in a store.
Nothing like I expected
Everyone is giving me a wide berth today. This did not react well to my body chemistry. It was okay right after I put it on, but now a couple hours later, the scent has changed and is very heavy. It is chemical, powdery and floral. I get none of the more woodsy and spicy notes it is supposed to have.
Really strong when you first put it on but the scent calms down a few minutes later
I love this fragrance, it is exactly what I expected it to be. I do not like floral or sweet fragrances, I am more of a woodsy and spicy person. For me woodsy does not read "men only". The cedar comes out the most for me, but I can also find the cumin and grapefruit notes. I love the clean earthy feel of Power Ballad.
Does not smell remotely like anything good.
It says Unisex, but it is def a masculine scent
I usually shy away from Unisex Colognes as they almost always land on the sweet or"Fresh" side of colognes. I have been trying to find something to replace Must De Cartier Homme, while this is not THAT cologne, it hits close to home. It def a fall/night time fragrance, the mint, citrus and wood notes combine to give this an almost Ginger fragrance. Warm, citrusy and woodsy with a hint of sweet and spice. Def not for everyone, but I like it.
My full queque was not available so I have no way of verifying as to whether or not this was an item I selected it. Although I am drawn to its components I sm not a fan of the overall scent very disappointed
A bit funky from the bottle, but adjusts to your skin
This scent seemed too musty out of the bottle, but on the skin it's more woodsy with a hint of sweetness. Not my favorite, but not quite as bad as other reviews have let on.
Not for me
Did not like this smell at all! VERY VERY strong scent to it. Didn’t really smell any of the citrus in it
Good, not GREAT
This perfume is definitely unisex, which I like. It's quite a bit masculine, but not overly so. It is very strong, and the initial scent of it is just a little to sharp to be put directly on my skin (I have a really hard time finding perfumes that mix with my body chemistry), but smells lovely sprayed on my clothes. One spray will do it, as the scent is pretty potent.
High school in the 90's
I wasnt too fond of this scent on me, it was way more reminiscent of a teenage boys cologne I would have smelled in high school, but it was better on the boyfriend. I wouldn't say it is unisex.
Was not impressed
I did not care for this scent
I enjoys the way it smelled in my body
Not for everyone
The description caught my attention but it was a bit too musky for my taste. The only way I can describe the smell was "funky". If you're into that, this is perfect for you.
I’m sorry but this was the first fragrance that was sent to me when I subscribed to Scentbird. I had no idea how it smelled I simply took a chance on it because the bottle caught my eye, needless to say once I received it I was highly disappointed 😞. I emediatly unscrewed the cap and poured it down the drain, I would not recommend this fragrance to anyone. Please do not buy!!!! If you do your going to be pissed once it arrives😠~. I now know to only pick scents that have 4 stars or better!
not a match for me
was not what i expected did not like scent at all
Definitely a cologne
Not gender neutral at all but smells great on men. Very strong though
It is too manly for me. It's very earthy, woody and masculine.
Just Not My Favorite
This perfume is very unique, but I find that it's just a too woody for me. It starts out bright and fresh on the first spray but then it quickly turns to a sharp woody fragrance. It could definitely be a unisex fragrance but I find it works better as a men's cologne.
More ballad than power
A nice scent, although a soft one. To me, it's a typical soft pencil shaving fragrance with some vetiver - kinda like the smell of clean new paper. I get no citrus notes whatsoever, even though I was hoping for some grapefruit (one of my favorite notes). A slight floral quality shows up after dry down. At least it has a decent longevity - even after several hours (8-10), it is still perceptible as a skin scent and on my shirt.
They really need to quit making these unisex scents they are hit and miss this one i like its more a men's scent rather then a woman's
Not bad but not that good. Dont get too much mint in this which i think would have given this fragrance more life.
OMG Love tequila so I love this perfume
Not A Fan
I didn't like this scent. It smelled like something an old lady would wear. Worst scent I've received so far.
Smells ok. Not a big fan of the mint. I would wear once in a while
It smells good, sometimes a little manly which i like. Then occasionally i'll get a whiff and i hate it.
It has a very unique scent. When you first put it on, the first thing you notice is the smell of cedar. As it dries you don't notice it as much. It calms down and has a smell that just settles into a pleasent aroma.
Not a good scent. Too strong and masculine.
Very masculine smell
Did not like this scent at all.. it was very masculine and woody. Not a fan!
Smells like cheap men’s cologne
This is the second order I’ve received from Scentbird and I think I’m done. This doesn’t smell at all like the description. It gives me a headache.
Worst scent ever!! Should be removed from any que.
Not a fan AT ALL. Terrible scent.
I love this scent. I love fruity and sweet smelling scents,so I was quite surprised I would like this scent.My mother and sister smelled it and did not like the smell. It is unisex men or women can enjoy this scent.
This was AWFUL!!!! I
This was AWFUL!!!! I did not like it at all. Its musty but not a good musty like a moldly musty. PLEASE AVOID!!!!
didn't like it at all
It smells a little bit like old wood and gives me a constant headache all day while i wear it
Agreed! This was one of the most unflattering fragurances I have smelled.
For me, this perfume was spot on. Light, no floral scent. Had a touch of masculinity but still feminine. I think the citrus with mint was the homerun
Beautiful floral scent
I appreciated the fresh & strong floral notes but found it a little overly feminine for my personal taste. I would consider this more of a springy day to night perfume; however, it does lack some in staying power & needs to be reapplied often. Overall, I would say this one is worth a try!
LOVE this line Room 1015!!!
I prefer Electric Wood over Power Ballard but both fabulous fragrances and wish you had the full size bottles available for purchase.
Not for me
I wasn’t at all happy with this fragrance. It is unisex but smelled more for a male. I gave it to my husband.
Gice it time to air out
At first spritz, i wasn't so sure. Now that it has sat a little... it's not bad at all:) kinda earthy with a hint of flower in my opinion. Still clean too.
favorite so far
This has been my favorite so far. Such a different sent. Noticeable but never overbearing.
Bold with 80's vibe
Definite 80's vibe to this bold, strong scent. Powerful indeed.
Not my taste
Quite strong and not appealing to me.
Agreed! This was one of the most unflattering fragrances I have smelled. You are being generous with 2 stars!
I love. Love. Love.
I really loved this scent. It’s bold and woody and a refreshing break from all the sweet stuff currently out there. I’ll gladly wear this again and again.
Masculine but sweet
I really enjoy this scent. The woody aspect lends it more towards a masculine scent but it has a sweetness that I thoroughly enjoy wearing as a woman.
I loved it the way they smelled on me but it only lasts for like 30 minutes.
I was not impressed at all. This scent was way to strong and nauseating. Not a scent I want to ever wear or even be next to.
I cant imagine any woman wanting to smell like this. The main notes in the pictures are really far off from the actual scent. The written description is much closer. This a strong cedar scent and there is not much more to it.
This was just WAY to STRONG for me. I think it would work best for a male.
I love strong scents. I am a woman who never want to smell light or like flowers. This was too strong for me which shocked me. It is unisex but I feel like no woman would enjoy how smoky it is. I gave it to my son who's 22. He said he would spray it in his car :(
I loved this. Cumin is my jam, and this delivered. It is very sexy, projects well, and has great longevity.
I absolutely did not enjoy this fragrance. I thought I'd selected a man's fragrance by mistake. It reminds me of a man, and OLD man and I am definitely not happy with this scent.
Howdy folks, from The DFW Metroplex, TX. First impressions are a bit in your face, strong on the black pepper side but, (First a Warning) if you have an empty stomach while you’re rushing to get ready for work and just finished brushing your teeth and then sprayed this in particular fragrance on yourself yourself, you might get a little nauseous just because it’s a bit overwhelming so I highly implore you to treat yourself to a really tall steaming stack of pancakes first! LOL!!!
The scent kind of changes every time I put it on. Overall, I like it a lot. I just wish it lasted longer. I find myself having to reapply it throughout the day.
As a fan of a good power ballad, I wanted to love this one, but it just wasn’t a hit for me. I hadn’t read reviews prior, it was the name that sang out. I see where members have mentioned it smelled musky in them - I didn’t detect that on me. I envisioned some musky/rosemary/citrus/boozy concoction, but got a leathery/cedar scent that reminded me more of opening a chest of old clothes in my grandmothers attic. It didn’t stay with me long - about an hour later I could barely detect it. I gave it a second try a few days later, but still can’t get into it. I guess with it’s name, it could have smelled like stale beer, sweat & weed - which might have even helped. My least favorite in over of two years of Scentbird sampling.
Was a very musky fragrance! Smell good but is not for me!
I absolutely hate it! Too musky and smells like a man. Gave it to my son.
This is my new favorite scent. It’s definitely more toward the masculine side of unisex but I think Iit smells amazing on my skin. I may have to buy a full size of this for the season. For me I think it’s a wonderful fall fragrance. I prefer lighter more floral for the hotter months.
I did not like this scent in the bottle but it transforms on my skin! It's got this peppery/spicy note that just works on me. I love this and would definitely buy a whole bottle for myself. I think it works in all seasons and all circumstances. It's sexy for going out but light enough for the office. Love it but I love another one more so it doesn't get the full 5 hearts
I love this! It's super unique and smells wonderful. I caught myself smelling my wrists all day when I wore this for the first time. Yes, it is sort of unisex, but still very pretty and nice. I love it and can see this being my "signature scent."
Do not like at all. Definitely my least favorite so far. Way too musky and strong. No thanks.
Musky, complex, more unisex than I usually like, but I am enjoying this one. Great name!
Really strong and musky. Not a fan.
This one is not for me -- it reminded me of an overly musky fragrance my grandmother wore in the 80s.
I'm a fan of unisex fragrances but this one is not for me. Straight out of the bottle it smells nice, not great but still nice. First applied to the skin it smells decent but on dry down and as it fades on my skin it develops this rank scent. Not for me.
It's not my favorite, it's a little too spicy, I love more musky scents but this is a little overkill.
Lovely fragrance and perfect for the office. I like wearing a fragrance that I get to introduce to others and this fit the bill. Definitely recommend and will purchase again.
I don't really smell any of the notes listed on the bottle - mostly it just smells generically musky to me. It goes on pretty strong, so that may be why; the power of those lower notes may be overwhelming anything more complex.
Good scent, I didn't know what to expect. I don't love it but its a good mature smell that I can wear to the office. I only wear it for professional purposes, I would not and do not wear it for any social outings.
I could not love this scent more than I do!! It hits all my favorite notes, slightly masculine, spicy, and strong but also fresh and unique, with a softness. It's complex and interesting and definitely memorable. For sure unisex -- my husband and I have been sharing it, and it works well on both of us. I can't wait to try more from this brand. The comparison to Spicebomb was spot-on; it's my other favorite fragrance, and Power Ballad is a close second now!
A nice citris/woodsy scent that fits in as equally on date night as it does at the office. If you like the male version of Spicebomb, this scent is very much in line with it.
The citrus notes really stand out. I don't really notice any woody notes. It is good daytime fragrance.
I'm okay with trying new things but I did not like this one. Personally I think this scent smells terrible. It reminds me of bug spray.
This is a delightful woodsy citrus with gin&tonic made slightly furry by the addition of cumin. It also has quite a bit of longevity to it without being overpowering. It is definitely unisex. This is worksafe and great for summer.
When I smelled this in the bottle I thought it smelled great, but I put it on and immediately wanted to take a shower. It is strong and annoying smelling. Yuck.
I've now had two scents from this brand, and I absolutely love them! I love unisex scents and this brand doesn't disappoint. Even though it can lean to the masculine side it stills smells amazing and works with my chemistry! I will definitely be purchasing this scent.
Too woodsy..a hint of like freshly sharpened pencils. Ha
If you really love citrus then this is good for you.
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Very strange scent and yet has a hint of nostalgia. Each time I take a whiff, I smell something different.
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