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Is Abercrombie & Fitch Fierce Cologne For Young Men Only?

Updated on March 15, 2015
Is A&F Fierce Only For College Guys?
Is A&F Fierce Only For College Guys?

Is it possible that a perfume or cologne could be too old or too young for its wearer? I've been asked this question several times and my answer is yes….BUT

Abercrombie & Fitch Fierce is a great example of“young” cologne. It’s marketed to the older high school boys and college men.


A while ago, I decided to test Fierce. The thought of going into an A&F store was similar to the feelings of dread and angst I feel before going to the dentist office except the dentist office has a cute hygienist to greet me.

Can A Dad Wear A&F Fierce Cologne?

While in the store I noticed something interesting. In addition to the MILF soccer moms, there were a lot of bored dads, handing over their credit cards to their kids. These bored dads stood around the fragrance counter sniffing Fierce.

Dads Of ALL Ages Can Rock A&F Fierce
Dads Of ALL Ages Can Rock A&F Fierce

A dad aged guy (I’m talking about a 40 something, not a 15 year old modern “dad”) asked what I thought of the cologne. After telling him I liked it, he admitted to liking it as well but thought he would seem foolish buying a cologne from a store like that.

I thought it was a damn shame someone would deny themselves something they liked based on the whims of a marketing firm. I decided I was going to grab a bottle of this stuff and rock it like a man.

Abercrombie & Fitch Fierce was introduced in 2002 and can be classified as citrus. The featured notes are

· Top Notes-Orange, Lemon, Fir Resin, Petitgrain, Cardamom

· Middle Notes-Rosemary, Jasmine, Lilly of the valley, Rose

· Base Notes-Musk, Oakmoss, Vetiver, Brazilian Rosewood

How Does This Cologne Smell?

This scent as a strong opening, I immediately pick up on the citrus notes and the cardamom. Be warned you will only need one, possible to shots of this cologne.

Anything more is overkill. The citrus notes perked me up for in anticipation of a late night run to the local pool hall.

The middle notes didn’t take over for nearly two hours but burst through the smoky smell and drew the attention of roving bands of females.

The base notes, well to be honest, I really didn’t smell them until the next morning when I woke up. This is a very long last scent. I puffed it on about 9:00PM and it was still going strong early the next morning.


Final Thoughts

My thoughts on this cologne are this, Fierce is marketed to and worn primarily by a younger playgroup. That said, there is zero reason an older man couldn't wear this cologne with his head held high.

I've found this fragrance has an effect not only on younger women but older women that haven’t forgotten what it’s like to be young. Something about this cologne in my opinion wakes up the college girl that’s in every soccer mom.

Should an older man have young cologne in his fragrance collection?

Yes, he should. Would you have only have red ties in your wardrobe or brown works shoes in the closet?

You’re a multi-faceted person who lives beyond the confines of the definition of how your age group should smell.

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