Adolfo Dominguez opens sharp but soft. I can first smell most of the herbs in the fragrance and the pineapple. Also lurking from the beginning is the center of the fragrance, the cinnamon. So, initially this is a bit sweet and herbaceous and this dies down to a warmer fragrance. ‘AnimaSola’ made a good point about pencil shavings. The heart of this does smell a little bit like fresh pencil shavings, but I find that enjoyable. It’s as if someone put some pencil shavings in a small batch of cinnamon and nutmeg. So, what I mostly get from AD is cinnamon, nutmeg and clove, perhaps with a bit of mint and orange flower. When the fragrance dies down, it turns into a sweet wood, musk and vetiver. Very nice! Almost 25 years old and still around. It doesn’t smell aged or dated, like some fragrances from the 90’s do. It’s still very wearable imho.
16th May, 2014 (last edited: 15th May, 2014)
After the initial "sweaty" herbal and citrus top, dries down into a melony sandalwood and cedar woods base.
While I enjoy Adolfo Dominguez's other fragrances for men, this smells like pencil shavings on my skin. The dry down is harsh and the longevity is terrible. Unfortunately, there are no redeeming qualities here.
Considering this was dirt cheap, it's a great alternative to classy, read: expensive (or discontinued), citrus-wood traditionals. The wood component sticks out a bit strongly for me to give this 5 stars, plus it isn't really innovative. In sum though, for me it's another winner by this house, joining Vetiver Hombre, Agua Fresca, and U Hombre. These guys know what they're doing, they're way too restricted to the Spanish market for their own good and I want them all.
Woody base! Reminds a little of JF of Floris
This is a lovely fragrance. Citrus top notes that settle into a woody base. Reminds a lot of Armani Pour Homme which is another of my favourites.