Way too arid and sharp. Unbalanced, doesn´t harmonize with the body, thumbs down.
pssst .... here a tip , ( forget the thums down for this gem ) ... I own a large bottle & its almost finished , this is an incredibly well blended & very aromatic scent ... the lavender is beautifully balanced with the moss & its heart is enveloped by the prominent green apple & pepper , the base is special too . Corinto's other one Silver is in the same league as this & both these flankers are top quality frags just like the original .. big thumbs up , nothing offensive here ..
I agree with Foetidus' point that the lavender is too strong and really "synthetic." Very poorly blended/balanced fragrance overall. Somewhat similar to Eternity for men. CCR is simply awful compared to any halfway decent fragrance, but if you want to cover up some horrendous body odor with a "soapy" smell, this might be for you. It's really inexpensive, after all.
A Cool Water knock-off? It's aromatic... but it's got a slightly woody tinge to it and very synthetic. Strong and cloying...
Sharp, cologny, and synthetic. I don’t believe that that sharp, aromatic accord in the opening, which runs all the way through, is really “aromatic wood” as the blurbs on this fragrance suggest. I think it’s a cheap and unrefined lavender / herbal accord that they hope to foist upon us by claiming aromatics. These fumes are not aromatics and I don’t smell a very solid wood note in the mixture. The lavender that is used is a major part of the problem: It is not a high quality lavender and it makes Carlo Corinto Rouge synthetic smelling and even a touch unpleasant. Its cologny ambiance categorizes it as a drug store fragrance, which, I understand, it actually is – but a not very good one.