extremely poor on sillage, the fragrance itsel si interesting and sexy with no overblown notes. Sillage is extremely poor, needs to be overapplied, over and over and over!
I loved a lot IL Lancetti in the 90's going for clubs at night but in a while that sweet and ambery fragrance disappeared leaving me sad and my dear friend Alessandro (a fond IL's wearer) very disconsolate. Few years later i found out on the shelves this new fragrance from Lancetti (i thought was new but it was created before IL) and i hoped it was a renewed version (with new packaging) of the old IL. I noticed immediately after the first spray that the fragrance was new and differend, lacking the IL's mysterious and modern herbal-oriental dust and introducing on the contrary a sharp, really woody, cedary and astringent kind of masculinity centralized over a classic mossy and woody floor, with discreet floral whiffs of rose and geranium, with the initial presence of citrus-lavender, aromatic herbs and sharp spices. The scent itself is more than pleasant and distinguished but in my opinion too common and traditional. Not bad anyway and unfortunately discontinued.
A dry woody chypre with a rose note. A bit more bearable than other designer rose chypres (GFF Uomo for one in fact it's quite similar). What makes this a intriguing rose chypre is the non-animalic musk note at the bottom. Polished musk I'd say with a touch of sweet but with all the dirty greenness of the oakmoss and woods it clashes a little with the rest of the fragrance. But how interesting would things be if all was balanced equally all the time? Still, some of the notes are a little brash but still smells unique and good.
Since it's discontinued and little hard to find, get a mini to try it out if you are a fan of rose and oakmoss.