The pyramid lists pineapple, tangerine, and all manner of tropical fruit, but what you actually get are very well rendered bergamot and nutmeg top notes. Orange blossom, violet leaves, moss, and tonka bean (coumarin) assemble at Canali’s heart to yield yet another (admittedly well-balanced) entry in the crowded class of conventional, Cool Water-derived fruity fougères for men. Until its trite, suffocating, sweetened cedar drydown, Canali is a perfectly pleasant, if utterly unremarkable generic office scent. Thereafter, it’s a pointless exercise.
Ahh, so subtle and (semi)sweet. There's a lot going on, but in a refined and tasteful manner. Doesn't aspire to anything but pleasantness. The hint of pineapple, a favourite note, closes the deal for me!
ps. Check with Darvant's review for a rundown of the notes. I think he nailed it.
Mainly a fruity (I get more mandarin and bergamot than pinneaple), woody (sandalwood and cedar mainly) and leathery scent with some flowery and spicy undertones.
Feels very clean, more soapy than powdery, and very pleasant indeed.
Very elegant and refined yet kinda linear for my taste.
A rather close to the skin perfume, and for that reason it will offend nobody. Longevity is not bad, but doesn't last all day either.
It deserves a good thumbs up indeed.
The highlights are : The pineapple (tampered by leather) giving it's "sweetness" a bit of sophistication. And the floral "mid" complimented by "sandalwood" smells more natural than it's price-point might suggest.
The main drawback of this one is it's longevity. Not much projection, either. Not much going on after 4 hrs. period. But hey! This one can be had for cheap, and still has more depth and note progression than most of it's fellow "Slummies” ! (...that's frags under $30)
Longevity: 5/10 (in base)
Projection (summer temperatures) 8/10 (in mid)
Art/Creatives: 9/10 (distinctive bottle -and a deja-vu for anyone who's seen Close Encounters Of The Third Kind !)
How:Nice to wear to work, office setting, all season, daytime mostly.
16th October, 2012 (last edited: 29th March, 2014)
Pineapple and leather note. Sounds strange, but it works. This is another sleeper. Projection and longevity are average. Had this one when I first started collecting scents. Enjoy!