Pontevecchio has become one of my most worn scents - it's smart and carefully crafted and smells vaguely expensive, but is also very wearable. It's inoffensive without being at all boring or common-smelling.
It's got a lot of celery smell upfront, with sparkly, salty lemon aldehydes on top, but the real backbone is a very nice iris/vetiver mix. The aldehydes and celery keep Pontevecchio from smelling like other niche vetiver/iris combos (like Diptique's Vetyverio or Chanel's 28 La Pausa). Frankly, yes the celery may be a dealbreaker for some people, but this scent carries itself with the luxurious, confident masculinity of a perfectly tailored dress shirt and it's become a quick favorite.
The fragrance opens with bergamot, mandarin and coriander seeds . The Iris Florentina revives the heart with Bulgarian rose and Indian jasmine . The base consist of white musk , amber, patchouli and, sandalwood from India.
I find Ponte Vecchio (extrait Exceptional Edition) to be a sensual, delicate, classical scent of understated elegance. A spring fragrance that plays with my senses to stimulate and arouse my emotions.