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Trussardi Uomo (original) (1983)
by Trussardi


Trussardi Uomo (original) information

Year of Launch1983
Average Rating
(based on 158 votes)

People and companies

PackagingNicola Trussardi
Parent CompanySelective Beauty > Selective Beauty Prestige division
Parent Company at launchICR

About Trussardi Uomo (original)

Trussardi Uomo (original) is a masculine fragrance by Trussardi. The scent was launched in 1983 and the bottle was designed by Nicola Trussardi

Trussardi Uomo (original) fragrance notes

Reviews of Trussardi Uomo (original)

The opening of Trussardi Uomo immediately reminds me of Van Cleef and Arpels pour Homme, but within minutes it joins the group I find similar smelling of Salvador Dali pour Homme, Montana Parfum d'Homme and/or Montana pour Homme, and Francesco Smalto pour Homme. From this group, I think I may only like the Smalto more than this one. The Trusssardi is a strong entry.
11th April, 2017
Living large in the ‘80s! Whatever you associate TU with (gold chains, clubbing, Italian Uncle), you can’t deny it’s a time capsule in a bottle. It had a tremendous power associated with it. There will be no prisoner’s taken while wearing TU. It was so powerful that the European Union essentially classified it as a dangerous substance and has since banned pretty much in it that made it a threat.

TU commences with a slug of myrtle, sage and lemon. The opening is forceful and unique. I can’t think of any Italian power scents quite like this. Azzaro PH? Different beast. Fendi Uomo? Different beast. Versace L’Homme? Similar but not as beastly.

The next and final phase enters into what I call “beast-mode”. Big leather, wild oak moss, and untamed patchouli. It’s a beast alright but lovely in a brutal sort of way…like Frankenstein. I don’t detect any incense or cedar but they’re not really necessary.

In the end, TU proudly occupied its place on the dance floor and it’s a shame it has been banned/discontinued. Long may it live, forever in the nostrils of those who “lived” it.

20th October, 2016
Genre: Leather

“It was the best of times., it was the worst of times…”

Trussardi Uomo embodies the Dickensian paradox of 1980s men’s fragrances to the fullest. On the one hand, it’s rich, complex, and loaded with character. On the other hand, its immoderate swagger leaves it feeling about as au courant as big gold chains or a shiny polyester shirt. I went through at least one bottle of Trussardi Uomo during the 1980s, and for me it will always be one of those chest-pounding compositions that define the decade’s olfactory style at its most brazen. Wearing it today feels like an exercise in nostalgia.

Trussardi Uomo starts out with a blast of tart citrus and pungent aromatics, the latter resolving slowly into an enormously potent accord of sage and lavender. Tobacco, patchouli, leather and moss fill out the arrangement. I also suspect an admixture of castoreum contributing to Trussardi Uomo’s virile profile. The drydown is in the classic leather chypre mold, with plenty of patchouli, moss, and labdanum. Trussardi Uomo is a loud scent, but perceived in isolation from its period associations, I don’t think it’s crude. There’s only so long though, that I can keep the associations at bay. My failing, not Trussardi Uomo’s.
06th July, 2014
The vintage formulation. One thing we forget when talking about powerhouses is that a lot of them were, and still are, quite avant-garde. Take the opening of Trussardi Uomo, how utterly brutal, somehow ugly yet admirably strange is this assault of dirt and spices. The olfactory equivalent of Swans tuning up. Unthinkable in today's perfumery (sadly) although even in the pre-aquatic age it must have scared away many a potential customer.

The thing is, Trussardi isn't that outrageously strong after the opening. My theory is that a lot of powerhouses got their fame as sillage monsters because of ultra-strong and weird openings. That doesn’t mean that Trussardi has no projection but I would call it civilized. Its form resembles Yatagan quite a lot.

Trussardi is, no surprise when you consider the origin of the house, about leather. You decided to wear your leather jacket again which you wore when you went clubbing in your younger years, you chain smoked and never bothered to get it cleaned. During the walk in the forest you have sex on a bed of pine needles and then you basically smell of Trussardi Uomo. You will also will smell a bit like the female version of Trussardi, another good thing because that is another brilliant and underrated perfume.

Rough, sullen, pensive Italian glamour in a bottle.
01st June, 2011
shamu1 Show all reviews
United States
Great big fat leather scent that carries on the tradition of 80s powerhouse style macho frags. I've never smelled the original version of this scent, so my review is for the current formulation.

This is a pure black leather scent - any other notes in this merely enhance the strong leathery aura of it. It starts off smelling like petroleum fuel and crushed green plant stems, letting you know that you have a serious leather and moss powerbomb on your hands. The harshness of the opening fades to a smooth but powerful warm leather and moss scent. Very 80's and very hairy chested.

Trussardi cranks out major sillage, but it's not a heady, obnoxious smell. It's warm and smooth, and projects far. This is one powerhouse I like to spray on liberally. It loses its impact if you apply it carefully, and this is a fragrance meant to make an impact, just like its soul brothers Lapidus Pour Homme and Kouros.

If you like your scents leathery, strong and super masculine, you can't go wrong with Trussardi Uomo.

MY RATING: 8.5/10
03rd May, 2011
Big green sillage machine. A pine-like note really stands out at first, then a spicy floral tobacco phase, then a mossy, leathery base. All the while a bit of honey adds a natural sweetness. It's strong. It lasts. It throws off tons of scent. But it's also well-made and interesting, especially when the more settled base comes out. I didn't like this one at first. I think the honey-leather combo was off-putting. Over time it's grown on me and has become one of my favorite powerhouse scents.
23rd April, 2011

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