Really close to Givenchy Xeryus and Borsalino by Borsalino, Enrico Coveri Pour Homme, namely an ambery-mossy alternative to the vintage Trussardi Uomo (although the Trussardi Uomo's darkness exuded by tobacco, dry spices and incense is in Coveri missed), once was, in the past years (80's italian rampant years) a respectable leathery, mossy, ambery fragrance epitome of masculine dynamism and elusive sensuality. A starting blast of green hesperidic lavender was followed by a woody progression ending down, never without a touch of melancholic flowers, in to a somewhat leathery and ambery mossy drydown that conjures me a lot the grey final Xeryus's impenetrable virility. Good longevity for this sober soul with a touch of romantic flowers and ozone. Uncompromisingly masculine.
P.S: There are also a lot of similarities with vintage Tsar (a lot of notes in common for these two really mossy/floral scents) but while the V&A's one tends finally more towards a green/aromatic and resinous sort of woodiness (vetiver, patchouli, pine resins, cedarwood) Enrico Coveri slides in conclusion towads a vaguely leathery (smooth and secretly rubbery) accord of ambergris, tonka and oakmoss. Anyway, is Xeryus (and I'd quote Borsalino as well) the fragrance that most of all seems to share something in common with Coveri (and viceversa of course).
27th March, 2010 (last edited: 04th December, 2016)
Well, it's another 80's moss and leather scent but it's very subdued and good for business casual as the other reviewer here had said.
80's 80's 80's...! A typical designed business fragrance, worn at the times when business men had rolled up sleves, bleached hair and piano digit ties...
Quite unusual, almost clinically clean laundry sort of smell. A touch of ozone and a hint of starch?