I agree with other reviewers, this one is notably different from the original Solo and turns out as a pleasantly fresh, casual, sporty and icy ozonic fougere symilar to Chrome some Zegna and others aquatics but with a disappointing level of distinction in comparison with others. A boring mix of citrus, greens,watery fruits, spices, ozonic and in general synthetic and aldehydates addings.
21st September, 2011 (last edited: 28th September, 2011)
An equally long-lasting, less cloying, better version of Azzaro Chrome with an incense-y drydown.
Loewe’s Solo Intense is an acceptable aquatic… somewhat in the nature of ck One or Azzaro Chrome, but it is not as distinctive as either of those two. I have difficulty identifying the individual notes in the accords, but I approve of the discretion with which they are used because they contain listed elements like lavender, thyme, and melon that are all too easy to misuse – they are used well here. I suppose Solo Intense has its own version of distinctiveness, but I am not getting anything identifiable from it except the general impression that it is clean and fresh and synthetically pleasant; its sillage and longevity are more that adequate; and it provides for me a rare experience with this genre by being in no way annoying. I rather like it and might buy it if I found it on sale.
Solo Loewe Eau de Cologne Intense is kind of like ck one, more like Azzaro's Chrome, and a bit like Tiffany Sport. It does have it's own unique fresh note as well, but really just one. I cannot recommend this because I'll never wear it again after today. It's boring, it's been done, and people tell me I smell like I've been smoking when I wear scents with this "ck one," smell. It might even irritate your throat a bit, but I can't be sure because I may just be coming down with a cold. Because of this I won't give it a thumbs down, but it's still just neutral.
It also has nothing in common with the original Solo Loewe.
And it has a great bottle, but that doesn't matter to basenoters because we're beyond that sort of superficial dreck, we're just concerned with the juice, right?
Anybody with me?
I see how it is.
Incomprehensible as to why it has the same name as original Solo.(marketing? an attempt to secure the foothold that Solo undoubtedly has on seriously up-market male fragrance?). Anyway, same bottle, different coloured metal insert in glass and cap. Serious packaging!
I was unimpressed at first, thinking perhaps it was an attempt at the mainstream: "how fresh-smelling can we make a male fragrance" brigade.(A stab at the "Cool Water" devotee perhaps?).
Well, I actually do like this very much. I am an admirer of Loewe products, so perhaps I am a little swayed by brand loyalty. It is totally different to it's stablemate. The top notes suggest a lighter fragrance, which it undoubtedly is, but here lighter does not mean less effective or potent.Thus it is very, very long lasting, and was still easily detectable on a shirt I had worn a few days later.So longevity is there in spades(again!)
The mid and basenotes are quite floral, but with a citrus edge that defines the masculinity of this fragrance.Probably another winner from Loewe, for me anyway.
Reassuringly expensive?(where have I heard that before?)