Trussardi - UOMO
Very lightweight and airy in comparison with the old version but still it manages to catch a certain magic that suits it well. A difficult job to reformulate this one without the big buget, artistic freedom and the ban on oakmoss, so I think Mr. Guichard should get the praise he deserves. Somehow I smelled this all before but there is something in its structure, an interlink between its ingredients that makes it give a good tightness, focus and grip. Nice crispy spicy-lemony opening with an airy green minty-anisic mid and a soft woody-mossy base with a leather side to it that reminds of fresh tobacco. It has a persistent and calm flow to it that is very often missing in modern (synthetic) perfumes. Good perfume for young uomo's.
This is a complete reformulation. There is no trace of the original vintage Trussardi Uomo here. Although it is pleasant, it is not the ultra-masculine beast that the 80's version was :(
dont really exactly remember the original essence but it sounds so similar to it in a way.. tries to get good at first, try to make a hint but it cant really make it for me i think..not a buy for me probably, drakkar noir is better and more original in my opinion thinking it's a similar attitude perfume.
I've never had the honor of smelling the old Trussardi, but I do have enough experience to say - this simply cannot be the heir or representative of any kind of the old beast. It opens up like Hugo Boss Boss Selection, then slightly starts to remind of Gucci Guilty whilst in the end it becomes somewhat more potent version of Gucci by Gucci Pour Homme -really...I mean, really, really. So you see, it's not all THAT BAD, BUUUUT - I mean really? Sweet, cold in character, shallow fragrance without any depth or a story to tell and completely unoriginal. Despite all that it is appealing. Why? Well, Gucci by Gucci Pour Homme had that interesting note to me, well at least in the initial spray, it got me but then as quickly the drydown came, it lost me. It lost me sooner than it got me. Trussardi Uomo 2011. seems to have a bit of a nag, however, playing Gucci by Gucci Pour Homme role a bit "better" or to say more correctly - stronger. I'm not expecting to get hooked any time soon, however a very slight window of opportunity does exist as in the beginning of this hobby I really liked Gucci by Gucci PH but it simply didn't last. Trussardi Uomo 2011. lasts, at least that.
A different beast in comparison with the austere, extremely lush, harsh and incensey old glorious powerhouse formula. The latter used to smell like luxury and vintage leatherwears while this version is nothing than a darker and mossier kind of Egoiste Platinum or Lanvin, namely a nowadays generic perfume. The new one is more wearable , clean and aqueous (almost aquatic in the common sense) but less leathery, aromatic, smoky, mysterious and complex. The watery geranium and an angular violet are key elements and imprint metallic and astringent fluidity on the side of citrus and (i guess) a synthetic watery element (i would have the temptation to say calone-?-?). The fragrance has been "purified" by the vintage bergamot-lavender, tobacco, incense and by a consistent leathery presence while the bergamot is here just a minimal touch. I don't smell for sure the original formula's harsh rootiness and its incensey spiciness. The spices are toned down while the presence of citrus (lemon) is more prominent with a clear watery-cedary-lemony vibe around. The important presence of galbanum and moss, on the side of dark patchouli, provides darkness and woodsy-mossy softness unlike the spicy-leathery-incensey rootiness of the original Uomo. The dry down is mainly dusty but fluidy ambergris-moss under my nose. The moss's work is starring and the weak leather is overshadowed by its link with the galbanum. Not a disaster but i'm disappointed, i'd have expected a different re-formulation more loyal to the original.
31st March, 2012 (last edited: 17th December, 2012)