I tend to moderately appreciate the Laura Biagiotti's creations (several for instance are great...Venezia Uomo, Venezia, Roma woman, Fiori Bianchi etc) but Tempore Uomo is really nothing original or well made under my un-civilized nose, nothing indeed but a basically cloying-collapsed woody/fruity/resinous/peppery mash up. The aroma is vaguely juicy-simil berrish-orangy-musky-soapy and with a vague "inflection" of violet and tropical fruits (papaja, pineapple). Tempore Uomo is a quite spicy fruity/floral creation with a casual/sporty appeal, a sort of summery spicy intensity, an herbal dodgy presence and a woody-resinous final base. The combination of spices, Iso E driven frankincense, musky galaxolide, melonal, citrus and fruity/floral patterns (violet, neroli) provides a quite intense/woody (vaguely romantic/melancholic) spark which is anyway never angular since the aroma is immediately rounded and "flattened" by a synthetic combination of resins, woods, balsams and amberish tonka. I would locate this juice in the same league as scents like Kiton Black, Atelier Cologne Bois Blond, Davidoff Hot Water and on a certain extent (but with far less convincing results) like Givenchy Insense. I get as well a mainstream sporty/aquatic/floral/cedary undertone conjuring me partially scents a la Trussardi Uomo New or Mont Blanc Emblem but figuring those juices like with an ideally smoother and sultrier vibe, as ideally encompassed by an almost sultry/soapy (vaguely cloying) aura a la Davidoff Hot Water or stuffs like that (even with a touch of synthetic new plastic-ozonic soapiness a la Profumum Acqua di Sale, which is anyway a different stuff). Honestly on my skin this juice is a by soon collapsing hybrid " out of work and penniless", a vain un-original inopportune/inappropriate scent in winter time and an anti-exotic experiment in summer time. The final galaxolide/Iso E-driven frankincense dominant spicy essence is frankly too much for my saturnine "fragrant" questionable taste. Not surely a stuff for me guys, sorry.
Tempore Uomo by Biagiotti opens with a “totally-1990s” look, a complex (I'd say "messy", though) powdery-floral-woody watery blend with a bit of green-fruity stuff mixed with spiced flowers, all with an “aquatic”, kind of syrupy texture, heavily synthetic (think of laundry detergent). I get quite many flowers – lavender, violet, carnation above all – then spices, pepper, woods (sandalwood and vetiver), green notes, but the main feature here is that nondescript feel which I get from many scents from the ‘90s – the cheaper ones. A sort of synthetic, lacustrine, warm and slightly moldy feel of water, kind of cloying too honestly. Not the airy “ozonic” note, rather something more substantial, liquid, thick and as I said, annoyingly synthetic. Here with also an odd feel of cheap women’s make up. Shortly: nothing tragic but a bit cheap, kind of messy, forgotten for more-than-legitimate reasons. Don’t bother.
Ahead of time I'd say. This fragrance reminds me a bit of Kenzo Power to which Tempore Uomo must have been a muse, and a good one as I find Kenzo Power to be a good fragrance but often shunned for it's strong, floral, femininity. Tempore Uomo is nothing about macho, however it's not that one can't find a "man" in it. It's a modern, unique fragrance, ahead of it's time with a different take, or to be precise - idea of masculinity.
Tempore Uomo is quite powdery, floral, musky with a touch of incense and woods while vetiver tries to give it a bit of sharpness so it does not completely stray into feminine waters, but that might not be enough for those who are not tolerant and open towards new ideas. Ok, I'll admit, 1999. is not new but Kenzo Power that follows the style of Tempore Uomo is of newer date, 2008. if I'm not mistaken, and is sort of off the radar but even if mentioned or commented, which is seldom, it's being "accused" for it's apparent lack of masculinity and excessive floral note domination.
Tempore Uomo, like Kenzo Power, never rattled the cages. The reason might be simply of psychological/sociological nature. Not because these fragrances "suck", that is, are not potent, strong, even smell "wrong" but because their designers had a different, contemporary idea of how a modern man should smell or better yet, not to be afraid to smell like that.
Pros: Fragrance, originality, uniqueness
Cons: heavy, bit feminine "
a rare, unique scent
Tempore Uomo is a timeless masterpiece, the best from Laura Biagiotti.
Unique and not only the bottle.
The most layered fragrance has ever made.
Sweet..floriental...incensey...fruity...powdery...still masculine...youthful..romantic...lasts all day long...perfect.
Nothing compares to Tempore Uomo.
Sugar dusted woods surrounded by grandma's flower garden.
The opening suggests some masculinity, but as time trickles, can't help but notice how wonderful this scent will deliver on a classy mature woman.
Nothing tempting here for me. Too feminine for my taste. I will gladly buy it for my aunt who likes to boss people around and always shows up in a terrific outfit on opera night.
As a masculine offering I have to give it a neutral rating, but if you decide to surprise your mom, she may love it.
I bought this fragrance when it first came on the market and I still love it. It is warm and spicy, and its signature accord is like carnation mixed with petrol. The after shave is quite light while the EdT is heavy and more complex. This is one of those scents that mark the 1990s as a very distinctive era.