Love the opening… a soft warm, dominantly jasmine with a bergamot backup. As obviously floral as the opening is, it isn’t flowery: It’s more warm and comforting… and acceptably masculine or unisex. But then I get a short-lived green note –the cistus – and it doesn’t sit right with me, because it’s a bit screechy and it interferes with the harmony of the florals and the growing amber note. After a half hour the cistus subsides and the jasmine / amber accord continues softly. Eventually Eau de Hongrie turns into an pleasant amber skin scent. I don’t get the incense that is listed in the pyramid and I don’t miss it. Sillage is not strong even before the skin scent phase, and longevity of the fragrance is average. I don’t know if this was meant to be a traditional eau de cologne but I really don’t see it as such...
I find it a very enjoyable fragrance.
One of my top 10. This comes across fresh and soft, yet masculine. Lasts all day.
I was disappointed largely with Eau de Hongrie. Upon first application, it smelled strongly of a 1980s designer with Cool Water and Green Irish Tweed type notes. The floral heart and musky base was at least decent. I expected a light rosemary and citrus accord reminiscent of a classical eaux.
Green herbal florals... but smells like a leather chypre. Odd little number that's fresh yet dark. It's a lot like Gramercy Park but less green. Good stuff.
It is a nice bergamot labdanum fragrance. I do not get any jasmine in it. But cistus makes a great herbal here, lavanderish green. Masculine and original... Worths a try for herbal green scent lovers.