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Description
A collective of reknowned perfumers who believe in a groundbreaking fragrance philosophy: l’Eau Contemporaine. The contemporary eau defies the expectations of a typical perfume with its unprecedently fresh, redefined take on luxury; one in which the sensorial pleasure of fragrance is reigned in with few, sheer, high-grade ingredients to be reapplied liberally like a second skin.<br><br>Thirdman is a niche cologne line that updates traditional eau de cologne for the 21st century. The line concentrates on highlighting simplicity and freshness, with a modern, versatile feel. Eau Contraire derives its heat and energy from a blend of blood oranges with Indian cardamom, for a dark, spicy profile.
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Thirdman Eau Contraire main notes

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Scent type
Citrusy
20
Personality
Classic
5
Occasion
Everyday
16
Season
Summer
12
Attributes
Fresh
11
Complexity
Refined
10

Thirdman Eau Contraire rating and reviews

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3.7 out of 5
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/10/2020
Clean and Classy
Very easy to wear, not too strong but noticeable. Very pleasant for summer.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/06/2020
yummy man soft man smell
it does have a cologne base to it but it makes me feel put together when I wear it.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
07/06/2020
Eau Contraire
I kinda like this scent but I thought it was more on the cologne side of things, which I don’t like on me but I would have loved it on someone else. it was a bit on the stronger side as well which is always but what in this case it was.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/04/2020
Most mysterious cologne
Positive keywords: Tricky. Ambiguous. Light. Playful. Daytime. Negative keywords: Difficult to categorize. Not for dates. “When would I wear this?”
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/03/2020
Great scent
Liked it a lot - not too sweet, pretty citrusy
Rated4on the scale of0to5
06/30/2020
Doesn't last long, but that aligns with the stated goals of the brand
Love the scent profile, and while its not a long lasting scent, one of the big reasons I love to wear perfume is for myself when I initially put it on, and smelling my skin throughout the day. If you like to leave a big wake this is not for you, but I'm a fan.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
06/30/2020
My favorite so far.
I really like scent. The blood orange ans cardamom work really well together and aren't overpowering.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/29/2020
Great Fall and Winter perfume.
Love the notes! Does not have an icky sweet smell that gives me a headache.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
06/09/2020
Pretty good
I like it smells strong but it’s not .
Rated3on the scale of0to5
06/02/2020
Thirdman Review
Great smell but doesn't last long at all. Wearing cologne is better than not wearing it as long as it smells good. Thirdman smells good just wish it was a stronger, longer lasting smell.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/28/2020
Thirdman
Love it. Lasts and compliments my style
Rated1on the scale of0to5
05/24/2020
Spicy cardamom
Smells nasty
Rated4on the scale of0to5
05/13/2020
Lovely
This a tad bit too “floral” to me. But it is a lovely scent, a bit unusual but in just the right way.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
05/08/2020
the very opening isn't the most enjoyable, but 5 mins in it is much more likable. there is a sea salt, ambergris I wasn't expecting, and makes surprisingly nice beach scent. not worth a bottle though.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/01/2020
Fresh, clean, unique! Head turner!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/17/2020
Smells good
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/22/2020
Yes
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/07/2020
I love the smell and I get lots of compliments that people tell me I smell great.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
01/25/2020
smell like a cigar
Rated2on the scale of0to5
01/21/2020
I really didnt like the smell
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/18/2020
Love It
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/16/2020
Delectable
This scent is definitely reminiscent of grandma. But like back when grandma was young and hot. It's comforting and a little playful and will make you want to take up knitting in between going to the club.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
12/14/2019
I am torn
It is a beautiful scent that makes me feel very sophisticated... however I cant help but feel at the same time that I low key smell like a grandma.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
12/14/2019
Age:
45 to 54
Skin type:
Combination
Citrus Man!
Good good stuff! Downside it it doesn’t hold that initial burst of scent but all good things must come to an end. Thank goodness you can just spray more. It’s a great pick me up in these gray late fall/winter days!! Very very good!!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/03/2019
Age:
55 to 64
Skin type:
Normal
Sheryl S.
I just loved this one! It has that feel good scent makes ya feel a wee younger! Lol i felt sexy and young! I highly recommend this scent if your not into flowery scents.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/26/2019
Age:
25 to 34
Skin type:
Combination
Love it
First impression was that this was going to be too masculine for me, but it dries down into something delicious. Could not stop smelling my wrists. Lasts all day without being overwhelming.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
11/17/2019
Smells like a male scent
Rated1on the scale of0to5
11/11/2019
Nope
My wife described it as if I had been hugging an old lady
Rated1on the scale of0to5
10/30/2019
Not happy 😩
This was my first scent and I am NOT a fan. It smells like men’s cologne. I will probably end up giving it to my son because it’s too spicy. I’m hoping that my other scents are better!
Rated2on the scale of0to5
10/06/2019
Age:
55 to 64
Skin type:
Normal
Thirdman
I really do not care for it at all it is not the spicey I was hopeing for so I gave it away to a male friend of mine who liked it and it smelled very good on him.I would not buy this one again , but Im not upset about this at all just excited for the n ext one . Veronica Vidmar
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/24/2019
Very Unique
I received more compliments on this cologne then probably any other one I think because it’s very unique different than traditional colognes and normal scents. it’s very woodsy almost cinnamony with a hint of citrus just very unique
Rated3on the scale of0to5
09/20/2019
Age:
35 to 44
Skin type:
Combination
Unisex?
I feel as though this is an unisex scent. Not a bad thing, just it is something both sexes would enjoy. It is a very clean & doesn't have a seasonal feel to it. Very pleasant.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
09/19/2019
Age:
25 to 34
Skin type:
Dry
Perfection
It opens with lemon providing the sun high in the sky. This sets the stage for a high concentration of cardamom to take its place. There is a clever shift of actual citrus fruit to the lemon-tinged spice in the early moments. Blood orange comes next. In most fragrances the blood orange can get lost. When it is the featured player it gives it the opportunity to show off its richer facets. It creates a fantastic harmonic with the cardamom. In the base a set of white musks create a more expansive accord over the final development. Eau Contraire has 6-8 hour longevity and average sillage.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
06/02/2019
Age:
25 to 34
Clean
Mature, woody scent
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/05/2019
Age:
25 to 34
Skin type:
Oily
Jerry Civilus
Omg this is the best cologne I've received yet it smells so good so far.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
03/28/2019
Fresh clean scent
A little too strong when first sprayed, but mellows into perfection in less than an hour and residual scent is clean and herbal.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
03/03/2019
Thirdman
Strong smell but not Overwhelming
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/01/2019
Smells amazing
Love wearing this fragrance when I walk past a crowd I can hear them saying he smells amazing!
Rated1on the scale of0to5
02/28/2019
Gag!
Who in their right mind would want to smell like this?!?! This is disgusting and why I cancelled my subscription. You forget to put your choices and they give you this garbage. Smells like dirt and oil
Rated1on the scale of0to5
02/27/2019
Thirdman... more like Lastchoice
I did not like the smell. I reminded me of my grandmother...
Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/06/2019
Quite nice
There are definitely days when I don't feel like wearing a floral scent, so I turn to this one. The blood orange goes a bit sweet on my skin, and that helps to balance out the masculinity of the scent. The dry down keeps the lingering sweetness from the orange, but it's mostly spice from the cardamom. It usually wears for 4-5 hours and is fairly easy-going. My favorite time to wear it is right after a workout.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
09/02/2018
Not a fan
This one is the first one that I've truly disliked... It smells like it has bug spray in it. Not a fan...
Rated4on the scale of0to5
06/01/2018
Simple, yet refreshing
A sparkling, fresh citrus scent. Nothing groundbreaking or unique, but a quality fragrance. Wears close to the skin and lasts a reasonable 4 - 5 hours, which is expected of an Eau de Cologne formulation.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/04/2018
Best cologne yet
I’m very happy with this cologne and so is my fiancé.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
04/08/2018
Eau Nomade?
Is this the same as Eau Nomade? Because that's what the decant label says. It's a sweetish, spiced orange. Further on the masculine side of the unisex spectrum. I don't enjoy unisex scents as much as I did before my pregnancy, so I gave this one to my husband. It's nice on him but not my favorite. I agree there is a cheapish vibe to it, a sort of chemical undertone. And it is rather fleeting, as are many citrus scents.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
01/01/2018
Subtle
So far I am enjoying this scent. I haven't had it long enough to rate how it wears.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
10/29/2017
I like the initial scent but it leaves a strange "after smell" that doesn't sit well on my skin. It has more of a cologne smell so that it's unisex. A little too overpowering for my tastes.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
10/12/2017
This does smell nice however i feel its a bit to mainly for me to wear
Rated1on the scale of0to5
08/02/2017
This perfume smells nothing like the description there is one note . Strong and unpleasant it actually even smells cheap . I would not buy this and I only sprayed once.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/30/2017
Great deal, I love this fragrance and Scentbird made so easy and affordable !
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/02/2017
I'm sorry but I did not like this months scent.....it did not appeal to me. Did not like the undertones😕
Rated1on the scale of0to5
06/02/2017
This scent is very heavy with vetiver and smells like a man's cologne. I gave it to my husband.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
05/03/2017
I love this scent. Sadly it does not last very long.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
02/04/2017
love this scent! However it seems to fade quickly :(
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/03/2017
Love this scent think ill buy a bottle. I got a hint of lime but nothing to crazy. Very romantic scent.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/03/2017
In the beginning I was like wait for it wait for than boom. I'm a Fan of Thirdman fragrance whould buy.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
01/31/2017
A little more feminine than I like. The scent is good. I would probably wear it to on the boat but not something I would wear every day.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/31/2017
Like it alot. Smells great on me.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/29/2017
I 😍😍😍 selection of th month THIRD MAN Eau Nomade...it is floral, rich and exquisitely exotic...
Rated1on the scale of0to5
01/03/2017
Not a fan of this scent it all as it's a feminine scent. I think it would go great on a woman but deff not a scent for a guy.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
01/02/2017
This scent is very mild. It goes on with a barely noticeable scent and it doesn't last. I was disappointed.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/01/2017
❤❤❤❤❤❤ awesome luv it
Rated4on the scale of0to5
12/03/2016
Very good lasting life though it can only be noticed subtly. This scent is great to wear (esp for me in the gym or rehearsal) but I wouldn't buy it because of the synthetic tone underneath the sparkly blood orange. I'd recommend if you don't have sensitive skin.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/30/2016
Excellent fragrance. I will be purchasing a bottle.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/02/2016
I love this scent nice and clean smell
Rated3on the scale of0to5
10/20/2016
A burst of ginger with a softer citrus following. The cardamom's there, but subtle. Low sillage and longevity.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
10/05/2016
Disappointing - cardamom is one of my favorite notes. I get a LOT of ginger and not much cardamom at all. Opening reminds me of the opening of Hermes Jardin d Mousson but not so wet. The citrus is there but feels synthetic to me. Definite fizz and sparkle though; the overall effect is like mixing gingerale and Fanta. Not bad but not what I was expecting.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/04/2016
This scent is the ultimate exotic scent. Very rich in a good way. Unique. Will get a full bottle.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
10/03/2016
Very citrusy and very light. low siliage but overall it is very good
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/01/2016
Amazing scent for a man. When He wears it....I can't stop smelling him!!!
Rated3on the scale of0to5
08/30/2016
Not something I would buy.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/01/2016
The best one I have came across!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
07/02/2016
Love the fresh scent smells so clean.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
07/02/2016
Liked the spiciness, the opening citrus notes vanished in a heartbeat. I like the scent, but as is usual for me I wish it lasted longer. Sillage is perfect, while it's there.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
06/03/2016
I don't prefer this scent. I gave it to a friend.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
05/07/2016
This fragrance is just ok, it is not my favourite with my body chemistry. I get a lot of muted, almost stale smelling, cardamom, but none of the blood orange. It has good sillage and decent longevity, lasting around six hours on one spray.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
05/06/2016
I like this but cardamom notes don't come across well on my skin. I find this to be 'masculine' in a pleasant way, without that toothpaste-y note that dominates many colognes.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
04/29/2016
Like it
Rated4on the scale of0to5
04/26/2016
I love this scent. However, it is not long lasting and the silage is very light. I would put more toward the masculine end of the scale, but it is intoxicating.