Subtil isn't a bad smelling fragrance. It's a bit too powdery for my tastes, but overall it has a more floral Acqua Di Gio thing going on that makes it pleasant to wear. Perfect for office wear which puts it firmly in the boring category. Considering that this is priced cheaply it's hard to say it's a bad buy because it's not. The problem is that there are a lot of other fragrances at the same price point that do the exact same thing. If you like this fragrance, but want something a bit more interesting look into Tous in Heaven for Him.
Pros: Inexpensive. Versatile.
Cons: Boring. Powdery."
Ferragamo scores with an underrated fragrance... I just wish "Subtil" last longer...
I had originally purchased Ferragamo Subtil Pour Homme a number of years ago and have been big fan of the scent since.. While the fragrance still smells the same, it seems there is a remarkable difference in the longevity to the bottle I just purchased. Of noteworthy interest, I did buy my first bottle from a department store in the mall. The fragrance rocks..!! Each of our noses are different - I detect fresh citrus fruity notes almost lemon/lime out of the gates and then it settles into a clean aquatic fragrance that is pleasant to the nose. The fragrance is really that good.
Today for example - I applied a heavy dosage prior to leaving for work (around 7:30 AM) - the fragrance died out a little after 1:00 PM (even on my shirtsleeve). What is up with the colognes of today - they just don't last..?!?! It seems the cologne we purchased 5 years ago would last the whole day. Regardless, the scent is very pleasant and you will get compliments - the Wow Factor is above average. I am comfortable wearing this scent any time of year and for any occasion - for those who get into that sort of thing - stick to Spring/Summer and evening wear.
The bottle is an extremely cool design and is well packaged. Ferragamo, nice job..!! The value on Amazon is just $25.00 for a large bottle with Free Shipping - for the price, are you kidding me? - even with below average longevity, it is a steal. Add it to your collection.
My cologne collection has now surpassed 300 bottles and growing - you have to spend your money on something, right? Subtil Pour Homme has been, and will remain, in my Top 10. Something about those clean citrus fragrances that work for me...
All things considered, I give Subtil 4.4 stars out of 5. While the longevity is below average, it is a deal and should be added to your collection. Life is full of twists and turns - drive with caution.. !!
A perfectly acceptable aftershave.
Violet is the main note here: Subtil is a powdery light floral nothing. I don't ever need to say its longevity is weak.
really good. opens herbal and aquatic. better than the bvlgari, not nearly as gritty and thick. remains fairly herbal and aquatic with a very light, sweet, ambery musky drydown. not one for a cologne-snob, because it's subtle and aquatic. still smelling it on my skin 6 hours later, but it's starting to become hard to smell now, so longevity isn't the greatest but it's certainly not as short as haters try and make it seem - no eau de toilette lasts only 30 minutes. that's called an inexperienced nose and olfactory fatigue, son. better summer choice than bvlgari. can be found VERY cheap online. lovely bottle gradient, sprayer is average quality. I might choose Issey over this if in search of a summer cologne, depends what you're looking for.