A great classy underrated fresh fragrance
I really like Kiton Men’s aromatic, bergamot, and floral top notes: they’re rounded, naturalistic, and smoothly blended. From there Kiton moves very slowly into a soapy floral and wood heart with just a touch of fruit to sweeten it. With citrus and lavender over a tonka-seasoned foundation the basic outline is that of a “fresh” fougère, but this example is both drier and more overtly floral than most other entries in the field, making it more “grown-up” and sophisticated by comparison. As so often in contemporary men’s scents, the drydown is the least successful aspect, with the woods eventually turning harsh and chemical, and the tonka (coumarin) cloyingly sweet.
Moderation seems to be the principle behind Kiton Men, both in style and strength. The potential cost of this approach is blandness, from which I’m afraid this scent ultimately suffers. Until it reaches its drydown Kiton Men is pleasant and well-made, but also ordinary, and I’d want something more distinguished in the middle to make up for the awkward base notes.
The lemon, bergamot and pineapple make for a fresh summery top note that develops into a violet drydown. Cedar, moss hints and vanilla are the hallmarks of the later stages, which are quite sweet on my skin. A bright, light chypre. It lasts two hours.
This is a classy and masculine fragrance. It has the element of GIT. It lasts long and projects well. Great alternative to GIT for a very good price.
Pros: last long, elegant
Great underrated fragrance.