UNGARO III, it's listed as an AROMATIC, I guess what puts it in this category is the vodka.
I'm surprised that some people think of it as a cooler weather scent. It's airy, light, vodka-esque with a light rose in the background.
I can see why some might think of "bug spray" upon initial application. It eventually smooths out though and just stays airy and, to me, seems close to the skin.
I get a soft-pink-rose note in that background. Not feminine though, at least to me.
Summer or Spring, I will definitely be wearing this.
One part Cool Water + two parts Tom Ford for Men = Ungaro III
14th March, 2015 (last edited: 10th June, 2015)
I bought this fragrance again after many, many years of not using it. I am thrilled that Ungaro III has maintained it's masculine and elegant formula. The rose, vodka and lavender are a masterpiece in this fragrance. I find it totally elegant.
Dark, flowery (without the sweetness) -in fact a good blend of spirits and aromatic flowers. The main notes are (bitter) rose with a whiff of lavender at the start mixed with vodka creating an interesting blend referred by some on here as "mysterious". Drydown is "mysterious" as well with a complex blend of flowers and a hint of wood and mild traces of spices.
Interesting but not unique. Excessively eulogised by some fellow reviewers. I'd suggest that you try it on first- avoid blind buying this one.
Longevity is a major issue on my skin and I note that I'm not the only one complaining.
Anything I loved? Yes, the bottle!
This is the scent of a handsome french soldier from WWII. this is what a avant-garde 20th century composer smells like. this is what a noir detective smells like. It is the scent of logic and strategy, maturity. Dark and mysterious, compelling.