Austere herbal cologne with plasticy florals and a vetiver-leather base.
Good for hot weather.
This is a typical powerhouse fougere from the 1980s.
There's carnation, cumin, lavender, patchouli and vetiver here. It's loud and very strong, which is very much what was in favor during that decade for men's scents. Like other Basenoters, I get no pine at all.
I am reminded of both Enrico Sebastiano's signature scent and Empreinte's Courreges, with their emphases on the "dirty" cumin note.
Perfectly pleasant spicy masculine, just not unique or outstanding in any way.
Pine? Where?? I just don't get it. This is a review of vintage Krizia Uomo.
The opening strongly reminds me of Havana by Aramis.. but within minutes I get a slightly soapy quality and huge blast of aldehydes. Still no pine. NONE. A shame, because this was recommended to be a pine monster, and I literally smell none. Maybe I am jumping to conclusions too quickly, this is only my second time wearing this.
As it dries down it reminds me of a mix of several old school scents, notably Giorgio Beverly Hills. It has that weird plasticy smelling soapy quality, very "aldehydic", with a sweet and dirty moss note in the background.
Still on the fence with this one. Nothing unique or groundbreaking.
Krizia Uomo (vintage version here) has a really peculiar and memorable opening, a sharp and angular green accord of pine needles, wet grass, with a really light aqueous feel (not calone, think more of a "lacustrine" smell), classic masculine flower notes, and a subtle bittersweet fruity note. At the same time vibrant and organic, but with a really intriguing abstract and futuristic "angular" feel. On the base, aromatic woods (vetiver?), mossy notes, and a super sharp, black, cutting, discreet leather note. After a while the scent starts to become more and more dry, some green notes fade, and it all focuses around the leather note – dusty, austere, black, dry and linear, sophisticated and simple, more thin and modern than other leather notes from that era (which often tended to be more heavier and powerful). The green-mossy breeze is still around – a light, dark green which subtly surrounds the central leather note. The same futuristic, dark and martial elegance of Krizia Moods Uomo, really modern and versatile. A gem!
Pine indeed and it smells fresh and clean. I like to wear this fragrance on hot summer days. Today is one of those days. I get many compliments when I wear it and it lasts a long time on me.