A drastically unimpressive sort of herbal-woody-fresh & musky suede-infused designer mishmash, a sort of fruity “neo-fougère” ideally between Cerruti Essence and Canali Style, just fruitier. Surely, as other reviewers mentioned already, the fruity-ozonic head accord paired with suede and that whole musky-woody foundation echoes Grès Cabaret Homme a bit too, given the nose is also the same, but well... Canali contains too much musky plastic to be realistically compared to that. I mean literally – take all those notes, and wrap them in plastic, that’s how Canali Men smells. Cabaret smells maybe a bit more conservative, but way crisper, bolder and overall much better made than Canali (and it’s way cheaper than that).
I admit that the touch of pineapple (or whatever that head aromachemicals are intended to evoke) works fine with the musky-suede accord though, creating a sort of poor man’s Aventus-like feel in a cheaper disguise (and that says it all, since Aventus isn’t exactly Patou pour Homme). But that’s however a very minor positive nuance of an otherwise desperately dull concoction – which besides being flat and weak from the very beginning, is also ridicolously short-lived. Desperately lacking in anything making it worth even just a third of its current collector’s prices.
Top notes is fruity,Middle is floral and the base is woody for me.i am really loving the smell of it but unfortunatly longevity is not very well on my skin as i wish it remained more!
CANALI MEN is truly delightful modern for me.not original but charming.in other words it is PLEASANT and CUTE.suitable for almost everyday season specially in spring.
A scent for special occasions and too is classy enough to wear to the ofiice.the base is warm.However it doesent stay for a long time but the quality of the scent is worth giving this cologne a try.
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)