Intriguing if slightly suspect, Aubusson Homme is something of a curate's egg among fragrances, its pleasant and enticing aspects being offset by far less pleasant elements.
Two squirts to the wrist will afford an opening medley in which pine is certainly present but strangely mixed with the rather medicinal odour of old-fashioned herbal cough candy. Hence the associations with mint and clove. Lurking in the background, however, is a smell that strikes my nose as that curious and insufferable fusion of ginger, incense and mustard made infamous by the original Carlo Corinto (another curate's egg among fragrances) and still more so by the likes of One Man Show and Krizia Uomo (both not so much curate's eggs as priests utterly disgraced and defrocked for their acts of depravity against the nostrils of the innocent).
Softer, balsamic elements strangely announce their entry into this odd assortment of smells during the later phases of the fragrance, rescuing it to some extent.
As I say, intriguing, if a touch weird, and wearable in certain moods of gravitas, daring or eccentricity.
This is a complex scent to talk about... It's fresh but at the same time cloying, I smell a very strong mint note mixed with a load of clove and woods! It's very 80's (pretty potent) and a bit old fashioned. It's like a distant relative of Jacomo de Jacomo.
I agree with both the listed reviews. This is a very fresh, woody, and classy fragrance that's not too strong and yet has its own uniqueness. I've also tried the a/shave and the spray deodorant and the scent is even better when wearing all three. This is a good one. Joshaugustt
Great Fragrance,very similar to Rocabar
but with balsamic notes.
I find it difficult describing this scent as it doesn't really remind me of anything else out there. It's sort of fresh I guess but with woody undertones.In a way it is very classy. I always get compliments when wearing it but don't usually since I find it to be not that long lasting. Maybe three to four hours. Too bad.