Somewhere between dark oriental gourmand and leather is where you’ll find Canali Style. There’s a lot of the roasted coffee vibe from Yohji Homme in here, plus some of the powdery licorice of Lolita Lempicka au Masculin, but all these edibles are tempered by a dark, smoky accord which renders the composition far less cloying to me than the Lolita Lempicka.
The foundation includes some of the crude, fuzzy, woody base notes that spoil many recent masculines for me, (Guerlain Homme comes to mind,) but in Canali Style’s case the offending accord does not dominate as completely as it does elsewhere. I attribute this to an astringent edge on the lingering leathery accord that effectively cuts the suffocating synthetic blanket. I myself don’t find it original enough to get excited about, but if you enjoy woody gourmand men’s scents and find Lolita Lempicka au Masculin, A*Men, or Le Mâle too sweet or overbearing, Canali Style might be worth a try.
Cedar (teak? Oh, sure!), citrus, white musks, woody-aromatic-green notes with a fresh twist and a PU leather base glued together with a substantial dose of synthetic aromachemicals. Crisp, safe and clean like a plastic binder. If you are in a hotel and you forgot your scents at home and find a complimentary bottle of this in the closet, then it can nicely serve you as a decent scent for dinner, as it's super safe and discreet – actually also quite pleasant. At least it is perfectly worth its cost.
Pleasant, but nothing more.
As others note, this is a pleasant enough fragrance. I don't get the pineapple some do, and find it a decent, somewhat synthetic, Italian style wood. But there is nothing special about it.
Pros: Inexpensive, inoffensive.
I got a 100ml bottle of this for $12 as a clearance item, and I have to admit it's not bad. It's yet another minty Italian Wood fragrance, except this one has some sort of bitter teak oil note on the bottom. Not very strong.
A classy, wearable and inexpensive office scent.
This is not for everyone, and not for everyday use... this is a singular scent, there is something like a pineapple with furniture mix, it's kind of odd, but is unique and beautiful.
In the drydown I got some FCUK for Him vibe, not so sweet, but reminds me a bit.
I really enjoy this, but I only use this in formal occasions.
Smells like a pair of brand new leather shoes, packaging and all. I am not sure I want to smell like that. Either way it makes great house spray...and a good dry scent when layering or mixing.