If it gets any more masculine, you shall probably die from a macho overdose!
Arrogance Uomo is one of those (several) ultra cheap scents with a totally respectable good quality – so good it would be fun to do a blind test with other more expensive and renowned fragrances. The opening comprises mostly cumin, bergamot/citrus, a vibrant mossy heart (with some good old oak moss: fun enough, it smells more dirty, earthy, dense and realistic than tons of niche/more expensive scents which claim to feature it but don't contain any – rather just some evernyl). The oak moss emerges better also later on, together with cedar/Iso E, dusty tobacco notes on the base, a classic, pleasantly aromatic floral accord based on lavender, and a spicy side of cloves and cumin. Aldehydes and a general (cheap) contemporary "metallic" feel complete the blend. Finally it emerges also a discreet, subtle but pleasant leather base, which together with cedar, woods, herbal/mossy notes gives the scent a proper "fougère" seal. A crowdpleaser, of course, but quite underrated. It's a decent, even good contemporary fougère, versatile, refined, long-lasting, austere and well made, with a nice formula, just a bit nostalgic without being too retrò. Above all, it's just pleasant to wear. People who look for "safe office scents" with averagely low expectations and end up in buying rubbish like Creed may consider giving this a try.
your comments seem to me to refer to the black (home) and not to the Gris (MAN Italian) This perfume is really fantastic, open feel a mixture of citrus, bergamot, sage, lavender, which is the carpet but the dry down is where a set of truly fantastic flowers always praise accompanied by vetiver never too present as well as the patchouli is present but not intrusive, a good balance. An eau de toilette fragrances that can fight with the most famous and very expensive, definitely 4/5 my vote and in my personal top ten certainly fit ... thumbs up!
Excellent!! As Darvant mentioned, it is in the same vein as Trussardi Uomo but much darker. A more refined, i.e., softer & sweeter version of Arrogance Pour Homme. Classic.
In the same vein with Van Cleef&Arpels Pour Homme or Trussardi Uomo but probably less austere, incensed and leathery although equally dark and spicy, this beautiful italian concoction has a consolidate classic floral powerhouse structure with a citrusy-aromatic-lavender opening, a deep and melancholic floral-spicy heart and a woodsy and leathery base. It's dark and herbal with a smooth final touch of animalism. The scent ends ambery and floral but with a deep masculine boise dry down. The duo rose-jasmine is deep and nocturnal tough the herbal, spicy and aromatic elements make it ideal for a daily office's use. The patchouli is bold even if the final leathery-ambery wake is not enough distinguished and autoritative under my nose while the leathery trait is not as silky and inspired to be fully succesful. May be i finally perceive too floral smooth sweetness (i don't find the feeling with the muguet-castoreum-moss chord may be) and some synthetic note underrates a bit the work. The romantic darkness reminds me a bit Grigioperla that is less floral and more aromatic. Not bad anyway.
12th October, 2011 (last edited: 03rd June, 2014)