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Pontaccio 21 (1999)
by Gianfranco Ferré

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Pontaccio 21 information

Year of Launch1999
GenderMasculine
AvailabilityDiscontinued
Average Rating
(based on 27 votes)

People and companies

HouseGianfranco Ferré
Parent CompanyAngelini > ITF Cosmetics
Parent Company at launchDiana de Silva

About Pontaccio 21

Pontaccio 21 is a masculine fragrance by Gianfranco Ferré. The scent was launched in 1999

Pontaccio 21 fragrance notes

Reviews of Pontaccio 21

80's aromatic powerhouse, syrupy orangy dry down. The beginning is extremely tart and aromatic, the neroli accord is prominent Retro style, tobaccoish vibe
There's quite a bit of sage here, too, hence the "dryness". There's also a bit of angelica in the herbal mix, thus adding a touch (but just a touch) of powdery sweetness to the final parts of the dry-down.
This one wasn't a massive hit in this day and age.
24th October, 2014
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Classic and Old School! I've wanted a scent that took me back to the early 80s frags my dad and uncles wore. This is it, PONTACCIO 21. Lime and deep tea infused with rich spices that collectively evoke the smells of a Morrocan bazaar. Opens slightly sharp and soapy before settling in to those great gourmand spices and a woody patchouli base. This is the comforting smell of mature men. Lasts 6+ hours on skin/clothes together.
10th August, 2012
A sort of Guerlain Coriolan's darker relative. Leather, luxury suede, one of the best of all time. I utterly subscribe in here what Foetidus has previously asserted, since this juice is an excellent 80's dark-herbal, leathery and aromatic powerhouse, despite it cames out in the late 90's. Pontaccio 21 lingers in the same league as the classic Van Cleef&Arpels Pour Homme, vintage Trussardi Uomo, Coriolan, YsL Rive Gauche PH and Ungaro III (I repute interesting the comparison with Black Jeans Versace), being quite herbal at the beginning, conservative, masculine and surprisingly attractive in its sort of almost visceral and vibrant orangy-leathery dry down. Opening is extremely tart and aromatic, the neroli-accord is quite prominent as well as the notes of cypress and rosemary. The general, almost intoxicating, initial harshness receives the basic influence from black cardamom, prominent in the course of the first twenty minutes of development. The aromatic trait is reinforced by a notable presence of sage and by the final touch of aromatic-minty angelica. The floral rosey heart is strangely discreet (and restrained) despite the abundance of florals, anyway the flowers contribute to utterly darken this extremely obscure concoction (may be even darker than Ungaro III, V&A Pour Homme and Trussardi Uomo). The woodsy dry down is a different face of the fragrance, this is kind of oily/leathery, the harshness provided by herbs is tamed, a certain level of smoothness (leathery softness) is brought out by myrrh and suede and this base is endly orangy-leathery, barely soapy, almost gummy (or may be oily, I don't find my be the right word to describe the consistence) and bold-dark due to patchouli and herbs. May be properly angelica is the responsible of that sort of gassy/aromatic final effect which is anyway barely detectable. A touch of disappointment is to me determined by the quite faint longevity, at least on my skin. Amazing bottle.
21st November, 2011 (last edited: 19th July, 2018)
I do have the deodorant spray of this.it's really just a lighter version of this and goes for a fraction of what it will cost for this one.anyone interested can contact me

This is clearly ok for the older folks.I would only wear this to church,a funeral and above get rid of unwanted guests who I know will sneeze at this
25th September, 2011 (last edited: 21st December, 2011)
First, my main complaint is that did not last at all on me. It was rather brash in the opening with citrus and herbs but I paid no attention to it. I did not like the opening at all but I wanted to wait for a really great drydown like with other Ferre frags. This one did not sit very well. No drydown on me. not very exciting and unforgettable.
06th April, 2009
Very dry, very herbal, very retro. (If you like Sud Est, please queue up.) I find the cardamom in the opening notes a little off-putting, but I don't mind it so much as it does dry-down and tame itself pretty quickly.

There's quite a bit of sage here, too, hence the "dryness". There's also a bit of angelica in the herbal mix, thus adding a touch (but just a touch) of powdery sweetness to the final parts of the dry-down.

Very Italian stuff, but I, too, can see why this one wasn't a massive hit in this day and age. This ought to have been introduced during the late Eighties at the latest. if it is, in fact, discontinued, well, I'm not surprised.

Cool bottle, btw, with a chrome finish and faux alligator "wrap."
19th February, 2009

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