Fragrance World Cocktail Intense Review: Best Angels’ Share Clone

Kilian Angels Share vs Cocktail Intense

Welcome to my Fragrance World Cocktail Intense review! 

Fragrance World Cocktail Intense is widely regarded as one of the best Kilian Angels’ Share clones, and it is an incredibly high-quality fragrance at a very low price.

I compared Fragrance World Cocktail Intense and Kilian Angels’ Share head to head to assess Cocktail Intense as a clone in terms of scent and performance.

My verdict is that I do recommend Cocktail Intense as a low-priced, high-quality alternative to Angels’ Share.

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Longevity
Projection
Versatility
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Fragrance World Cocktail Intense

Cocktail Intense

Fragrance World Cocktail Intense Review

✓ Pros

  • Very close clone of Kilian Angels’ Share
  • Low price
  • Great choice for fall and winter
  • Versatile

✗ Cons

  • Weaker projection compared to Angels’ Share
  • Some people report poor longevity

What Does Fragrance World Cocktail Intense Smell Like?

Fragrance World Cocktail Intense opens with a familiar sweet, warm, and spicy booziness, very reminiscent of Kilian Angels’ Share. Cocktail Intense opens a bit lighter than Angel’s Share, but very similar, with sweet, vanilla, cinnamon, and cognac notes. 

As Cocktail Intense dries down, it remains very similar to Angel’s Share and from a distance, I think most people would mistake it for Angel’ Share.

As for the differences, I find Cocktail Intense to be slightly lighter and a bit more powdery compared to Angels’ Share, with Angel’s Share being deeper and more robust.

The cognac note in both Cocktail Intense and Angels’ Share imparts a sense of warmth and depth with spicy undertones, and brings an essence of elegance, sophistication, and luxury to both fragrances. [1]

  • Top Notes: Cognac
  • Middle Notes: Tonka Bean, Cinnamon, Oak
  • Base Notes: Vanilla, Praline, Sandalwood

Performance

Cocktail Intense has decent longevity and projection. I get a full day’s wear from Cocktail Intense, and the projection is moderate for the first 2 hours or so. It isn’t the beast mode performer that Angel’s Share is, but for the price, I think it does a very good job.

When to Wear Fragrance World Cocktail Intense

Like Angel’s Share, Cocktail Intense is a great fragrance for the colder months in the fall and winter. It is a great choice for nights out, but it is also versatile enough for daily wear as it is a slightly lighter fragrance than Angel’ Share.

Price

Price-wise, Fragrance World Cocktail Intense is incredibly competitive, offering a high-quality fragrance experience at a very low price. 

Fragrance World Cocktail Intense vs Kilian Angel’ Share

Let’s compare Fragrance World Cocktail Intense vs Kilian Angel’s Share in terms of scent, performance, and price.

Scent

Opening: Both fragrances have a sweet, warm, spicy, cognac-centered opening. Angels’ Share has a bit more depth to the cognac note.

Dry down: Both fragrances retain a similarly sweet, warm, vanilla boozy scent throughout the dry down. Cocktail Intense is a bit lighter and develops a powdery note that isn’t as noticeable in Angels’ Share.

Winner: Kilian Angel’s Share, but not by much.

Performance

Angels’ Share is a beast-mode fragrance, with longevity that lasts for days and projection that keeps on going for a full day’s wear. Cocktail Intense can’t match the exceptional performance of Angels’ Share, but it does a decent job of trying. I get a solid 8 hours of longevity, and it lingers for much longer. The projection isn’t as strong but is moderate for the first few hours.

Winner: Kilian Angel’s Share

Price

Fragrance World Cocktail Intense can be found at approximately one-tenth the price of Kilian Angel’s Share, for double the volume.

Winner: Fragrance World Cocktail Intense by a landslide!

Final Verdict

Both Fragrance World Cocktail Intense and Kilian Angel’s Share are fantastic fragrances. It is hard to live up to the scent and longevity of Angel’s Share, but Cocktail Intense does an admirable job, and it is a very decent clone of Angel’s Share with an extremely affordable price tag.

Ideas for Layering

Fragrance World Cocktail Intense stands on its own quite well, but if you enjoy experimenting with layering, here are some ideas!

Layering ideas for Cocktail Intense
Some layering ideas for both Cocktail Intense and Angels’ Share.
  • Lattafa Khamrah + Fragrance World Cocktail Intense
  • Maison Alhambra Lovely Chèrie + Fragrance World Cocktail Intense
  • Kayali Vanilla 28 + Fragrance World Cocktail Intense
  • Maison Francis Kurkdjian Grand Soir + Fragrance World Cocktail Intense
  • Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille + Fragrance World Cocktail Intense
  • Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb Extreme + Fragrance World Cocktail Intense
  • Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb EDT + Fragrance World Cocktail Intense

FAQ

Are Fragrance World Cocktail Intense and Kilian Angel’s Share unisex fragrances?

Yes! Angels’ Share is very popular with both men and women. Cocktail Intense is very much a unisex fragrance as well, although it is a bit lighter with a bit more of a powdery note than Angels’ Share.

Can I wear Fragrance World Cocktail Intense and Kilian Angel’s Share year-round?

Definitely! Many people prefer Angel’s Share as a fall and winter fragrance due to its warm, boozy sweetness, but as always, feel free to experiment and wear what works for you!

Kilian Angel’s Share is expensive but I’d like to compare it with Fragrance World Cocktail Intense. Can I buy a sample of Angels’ Share?

Yes! You can buy samples of Angels’ Share from Scent Split if you’d like to try it out without buying a whole bottle.

Final Thoughts

Fragrance World Cocktail Intense is definitely worth a buy as a clone of Kilian Angels’ Share. Many people view it as the best clone of Angels’ Share in terms of both scent and performance and with its low price, you can’t go wrong!

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