I've read somewhere this fragrance introduces a moderate implementation of cinnamon while in my humble opinion this is a sort of olfactory cinnamon (and in general spicy) bomb. Fuoco=fire, indeed, spicy/piquant fire. Barely animalic, stuffy and highly spicy this blend stands in the middle between Youth Dew, Diva Ungaro and First V&A. Classic. I detect a sort of potpourry blend of hesperides, patchouli, balsams (a touch of amber and wax?), jasmine, spices and vanilla with hints of bitter/sweet fruitiness that reminds me vaguely the Mitsouko's "peachy" vibe. Yes, i detect some bitterness, namely some fruity intense bitter/sweet mellow vibe produced by the interaction of sweet spiciness and piquant/salty spices plus dry hidden fruits (some dry plums??). There is some aromatic spiciness in the air may be exuded by the presence of saffron, kurcuma or cumin while the dry down is woody and barely mossy. Deliberately retro as a witness of a left back classy age. Really powerful stuff.
04th November, 2012 (last edited: 22nd November, 2013)
A real fire it is!!!!Spicy,veeery spicy.Reminds me of Opium by YSL at the begginingbut this one is more modern and interesting.In the dry down has similarities with Kenzo Jungle Elephant .Perfect for the cold winter now...
Spicey, but very one-dimensional. For a more intelligent take on this, try Etat Libre d'Orange's "Rien". If you like Fuoco you'll love Rien!