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Avon Uomo (2000)
by Avon


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Year of Launch2000
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About Avon Uomo

Avon Uomo is a masculine fragrance by Avon. The scent was launched in 2000

Avon Uomo fragrance notes

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The name "Uomo" is used quite a few times by various fashion houses, but the Avon version launched right at the turn of the millennium is the most unique, and is part of an unofficial four-piece series of fresh, woodsy "chypres" as labeled by Avon, which all share similar base notes, use cypress (thus getting away with the "chypre" label despite not having labdanum nor moss), and build up differently in the end. The other three selections in this strange happenstance series were Modern Balance (2001), Paradigm (2002), which has been many times re-branded and re-released outside the US, then HisStory (2003), the most recent and refined of the bunch. All 4 seem like variations on a theme, and have been discontinued for years in Avon's home market of North America, so expect availability and price issues with this one. I don't know if it's all coincidence, or just sharing of research, but they all do seem built from the same scrap bin. Modern Balance is greener, the later Paradigm rings more formal with emphasis on woods, and HisStory introduces a bit of swanky leather. This first of the 4 "chypres" in the bunch seems the most balanced for all seasons, but also the weakest. It was a bold move for Avon to try reintroducing the long-dead chypre genre to mainstream men's fragrance, but it was really just a label for a sequence of creative but otherwise abstract aromatic scents that didn't fall into the categories of the day.

Uomo begins with pangs of basil and has a much greener accord than the other fragrances listed in this unofficial series save the aforementioned HisStory or Avons' own Wild Country Outback (also discontinued), then warms up a bit with a touch of musk and dries down to a faint almost incense-like quality. It reminds me greatly of King by Parfums de Coeur, but only in that dry down, and doesn't contain that fragrance's insane longevity or sometimes-irritating soapiness. In a way, it's the fragrance King tries to be, but overshoots the mark by miles due to being a heavier aromatic fougere/powerhouse, whilst this stays a pleasantly light scent. I also find this comparable to Aramis Havana (1994) in the drydown. I came across my first test of this as a sample towelette, and the Avon lady who was the boss's wife at the gas station where I first worked really rang my wallet good with all her charms, so I ended up with the entire early 2000's Avon men's selection before it was over. I regrettably dumped it in a move of snobbery later one, and now here I am having hunted down rare and considerably more expensive surviving bottles of this stuff to return them to my wardrobe, part of which is nostalgia and part of it actually wanting the scents for their quality of style in my life once again.

Is this good enough for a near designer-priced blind buy? Well, maybe. If you always wanted to know what a more modern, crisper, and stripped down take on the herbal scents of the late 70's and early 80's would smell like if the "powerhouse" projection was removed, this might be a decent bit of exploration for you. It and it's brethren also come across like a poor man's "Gentleman's Collection" If soft, synthetic, and sweet are the name of your game, best avoid this one, because it's very anachronistic nature might turn heads for the wrong reasons if your friends and date life expect Versace or Gucci. This one is mature, delightful, if a tad quick to fade, and more than likely the misled attempt to repack traditional fragrance know-how in a then-modern presentation. Is it really a chypre? I don't think so, but I can understand a company as old as Avon trying to think along the constraints of it's traditional mindset, even during this period of renaissance for the brand.
17th August, 2017 (last edited: 26th December, 2017)
I got lucky enough to find this on the cheap on Ebay.

Really lucky because from what I have found through google "shopping" or "product" searches is that they are hard to find even though says it is Still In Production. And not as cheap as an Avon cologne might go for.

I can't find it on Avon's official website.

Let me cut to the chase............Antonio Puig's Quorum.............that's what you got here, at least according to my nose and brain.

I don't know how else to put it, potent, so take it easy on the spraying or splashing!

Just like a review on Quorum might say, mature and more than just a casual event.

So if you are having a hard time finding this Avon item, just go and get yourself Puig's QUORUM.
16th May, 2010
Instead of classic with a twist... a modern fragrance with a classic twist. Inexpensive, but clean and somewhat formal, even heavy towards the end, due to very powerful woody notes. If it weren't that synthetic it would be pure bliss for the lovers of no-nonsense male scents. And one more thing, shouln't be confused with the androgynous Uomo by Moschino which is pretty much the opposite of this one.
20th April, 2006
Very warm, intensive fragrance. Smells like incense, tobacco. I think it's a scent for very mature men, I prefer more mellow perfumes. Original, like other Avon fragrances, but nothing to write home about.
13th October, 2005

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