Rich, complex perfume, less animalic than I was hoping for, but it has a nice, powdery base instead. The smell has multiple facets, and I love most of them. Smelling it up close on the skin is convincing. At a distance, something is popping out that makes it less convincing to my tastes, and nostalgic of being in high school in the late 80s and early 90s, a few years before this was released. If olfactory memory serves, something in this was making the rounds.
10th July, 2016 (last edited: 08th September, 2016)
Here we have a Men's perfume that can stand proudly beside the Bugatti 1992 on my shelf.
A blending of, one would think impossible, with such a dizzying number of ingredients.
The slight Bergamot, Pettigreen bitterness and light tartness of the Lemon Verbena perfectly balanced. There are no sharp edges to distract. Patchouli camphour drifts through.
It is a symphonic piece of art that eventually dries down to a base of light tobacco, moss, soft Leather, all splendidly Honeyed although drier than Givenchy Gentleman. Not an ounce of cloyness. Sillage is mild as this holds close to the skin.
Like the Bugatti, my Queen makes comment, it has me feeling Princely.
15th May, 2016 (last edited: 13th January, 2017)
probably one of the most underrated perfumes ever.
An astonishing concentration of ingredients, a very long evolution, a lot of nuances emerging, and, finally, an uncommon, very original, male vibe.
Luciano Pavarotti is rich, complex and very original. Two thumbs up,
and grab it if you can, surely will have a cult following.
Honestly i can't resist to this surprising waxy and spicy oriental-chypre with an honeyed multifaceted dry down and a backbone of bergamot-patchouli. The beginning is aromatic and slightly vintage but immediately agreeable with whiffs of balsams, honey and rum from the background. I catch the spices, the bergamot, the balsams and the patchouli and smell effectively some similarities with Zino Davidoff and Heritage Guerlain Edt (more than with the less honeyed-vanillic Gentleman Givenchy) because the smell is rooty-herbal, mossy, spicy and vanillic at once with a sort of classic and a bit retro soul of rose, bergamot, tonka, neroli and patchouli. A touch of silky leather, booziness and boise' colours the yellow spicy-honeyed wake producing a sort of almost edible juice. The elements are masterly balanced and the whiffs are elegant, subtle and highly refined.
28th April, 2012 (last edited: 25th July, 2012)
A surprisingly refined celebrity scent.
Many have compared Luciano Pavarotti For Men to Givenchy Gentleman. At the top, the comparison is apt. Upon drydown, though, I think this smells a bit like Zino Davidoff; it has the sweetness of Zino that I don't detect in Gentleman. It has a touch of Tiffany or Lagerfeld Classic as well.
Not a sillage pumper by any means, it has a subtle and smooth close-to-the-vest radiance that lasts for about six hours. Hard to find, but Davidoff's Zino is still around and does a similar thing in a superior manner (Givenchy Gentleman is still out there as well).
07th February, 2011 (last edited: 01st March, 2011)