Unwearable also by my grandfather twenty five years ago, this is simply too much, too much dated, too much stuck, too much viney, too much bergamot (a huge quantity), too many citruses,an hyper synthetic feel. It smells like DDT and in general like insecticide. I love many others traditional green-aromatic fougere or chypre as Acqua di Selva Visconti di Modrone, English Lavender, Pino Silvestre, Morris Cologne etc, but this one is stuffy and obnoxious. I smell chemical lemon over a green-mossy base. It's not refreshing in my opinion and the lavender is minimal and deprived of its natural and airy boise' feel. Poor longevity also for a cologne, nice bottle.
It opens with lots of lemon and bergamot, and only a hint of lavender. Verbena adds a powerful lemon-green note. The scent is quite citrusy, overall. It is a refreshing and substantial summer spritz. Some soapy wood notes emerge, and the scent settles into a clean mossy-green finish. Not complex, but nice and certainly inexpensive! I like the lovely squat green bottle.
PS -- this is not discontinued. I just bought some (July 2009), in a Roman pharmacy. It is widely available in Italy.