9pm (Afnan)

My Full Fragrance Review:


As someone who enjoys exploring budget-friendly fragrances, I’ve come to appreciate Afnan for producing some great scents at affordable prices. After experiencing the fantastic Turathi Blue, I decided to give another one of their creations, 9pm, a shot. At just €20, I figured it was a low-risk blind buy.

9pm by Afnan - A cheap replacement for Ultra Mâle?

Quick Facts:

  • Scent Profile: sweet
  • Season: winter
  • Longevity: long-lasting
  • Occasion: dating, nightlife
  • Price: $

Smell:

The first thing I noticed about Afnan’s 9pm is that it’s a very sweet and heavy fragrance, with the dominant notes being vanilla and tonka bean. Although there’s a mix of other notes like apple and a bunch I can’t quite put my finger on, they all blend together in a way that makes it difficult to distinguish individual scents.

In some ways, it reminds me of Jean Paul Gaultier’s Ultra Mâle, but without the playful pear note that makes Ultra Mâle so enjoyable. While Turathi Blue left me impressed, especially considering its price, 9pm just doesn’t quite hit the mark for me. That doesn’t mean 9pm is a bad fragrance at all. Actually, 9pm is a decent fragrance, just Ultra Mâle is the better one. It’s definitely a winter fragrance, as it would be far too heavy for temperatures above 15°C.

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Longevity:


One thing I have to give Afnan credit for is the impressive longevity of 9pm. It’s rare to find such a cheap fragrance that performs so well in this regard. There’s no doubt that people will still be able to smell it on you hours after you’ve sprayed it on. And because of its potency, 9pm might be a solid option for those looking to grab attention in the nightlife scene.

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Final Thoughts:

At the end of the day, despite its excellent longevity and budget-friendly price, Afnan’s 9pm just isn’t my cup of tea. While I’m sure it’ll appeal to some, I personally prefer Jean Paul Gaultier’s Ultra Mâle. However, if you’re on the lookout for a long-lasting, sweet, and heavy fragrance without breaking the bank, 9pm might be worth a try. Just keep in mind that it’s best suited for colder weather and nighttime outings.

To be absolutely clear: 9pm is a good fragrance, it’s just that I prefer Ultra Mâle a lot more. For the price, however, Afnan has a very good entry in their line.

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Peter Krück

@olfactoryambition

At the end of the day, despite its excellent longevity and budget-friendly price, Afnan’s 9pm just isn’t my cup of tea. While I’m sure it’ll appeal to some, I personally prefer Jean Paul Gaultier’s Ultra Mâle. However, if you’re on the lookout for a long-lasting, sweet, and heavy fragrance without breaking the bank, 9pm might be worth a try. Just keep in mind that it’s best suited for colder weather and nighttime outings.

To be absolutely clear: 9pm is a good fragrance, it’s just that I prefer Ultra Mâle a lot more. For the price, however, Afnan has a very good entry in their line.

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