I was a serial wearer of this for some time--when it first came out, I was at a charity event and as a table gift, every person got a full-sized bottle of this, male or female. As there were some unattached women at my table, I came home with mine, my wife's and two other people's--and I hadn't even tried it yet! I was reluctant as I considered Aramis to be exclusively my father's territory but I soon realized that this fresh, earthy, Mediterranean beauty had nothing to do with Aramis other than sharing a name. After a bright, bergamot opening, this soon dries down to masculine, leathery, patchouli base that lingers forever, never quite forgetting the fresh citrus in its opening. I rally liked it and just sort of burned out on it (four bottles of anything will do that to you) but would love to revisit this wonderful scent. At that time I was also wearing Safari quite a bit and the two lived very comfortably beside one another and remind me of happy times.
Classic 80's fragrance that starts off very powerhouse like with a strong spice and woods that really dominates for about an hour. It's a nice combination, but could be overwhelming if you are heavy on the trigger.
As it develops, a nice masculine leather appears with hints of tobacco, patchouli and lavender. This is where the scent is at it's very best. Masculine and deep. Lasts nearly all day with above average sillage.
You can find Tuscany at good prices at most discount retailers. Good fragrance.
Assuming Tuscany has not been modified from its earlier version (dark red-striped box), it’s – or it was – a fantastic scent, another “cheapo” worth having. A simple, radiant, fresh-aromatic fougère full of flawless heritage elegance, cozy and warm like a balmy Sunday evening on the Tuscan hills. A brownish blend rich in woods, mossy notes, discreet yet lively spices, an aromatic herbaceous breeze with a whiff of “culinary” flavours and aniseed, a masculine bone-structure of lavender, citrus-bergamot, tobacco, all gently yet solidly rounded by a leathery-mossy base smelling of branches, grass, leaves. Autumn in a bottle, Mediterranean yet civilized, full of mannered, charming, quiet “country elegance”. Which is something that I realise it’s quite neglected in perfumery – we’ve Oriental scents, “urban” scents, minimalist stuff, gourmands, candies, yet almost no homages to retired businessmen riding their horse in their Tuscan estate. What I appreciate the most here and what I think makes Tuscany unique and so pleasant is a general feel of subtle, manly yet gentle warmth: the notes are all clean, discreet, cozy, incredibly solid but restrained at the same time. All smells “common” in a way, yet unique in the way it’s elaborated. By the way, I agree with the similarity to Azzaro, even if Tuscany smells a bit more round, "country" and gentle to me. Absolutely modern and versatile, probably unappealing to younger/trendier audiences, but that’s their problem...
What do you get when you create a hybrid that is part spicy, part leather and wood, and part citrus? Tuscany! To my nose, the citrus is the weakest component - but there is a trace of lime and bergamot ... it's mostly about the bright spices and cinnamon mixed with masculine scents of old wood, mahogany, sandalwood, and old leather. I even detect a hint of pipe tobacco.It reminds me a little of Hermes Bel Ami. I picked up a 3.4 bottle at Ross for just under $25 and I consider this a great buy.
Awesome 80's frag that is "perfect' for spring and summer. Wow, the citrus blending perfectly into an herbaceous breeze that really embodies a subtle beautiful scent. Rounded out by a warm masculine dry down and what is not to love! How anyone can wear the poison that is passed off today as "summer, blue, eau, fresh, aquatic" etc...instead of this is beyond me. Ill be traveling back to 1984 with this beauty any time.