Fiero opens with a thick, zesty, slightly-sweet lemony note that reminds me of Lemon Drops candy (though it doesn't smell cheap). The citrus lasts a lot longer than I usually get from other citrus fragrances.
After a bit, the lemony note backs off a little, and an herbal-woody center emerges that serves as a nice counterpoint to the initial sweetness.
Overall, a very pleasant fragrance with sufficient staying power that people who don't normally wear citrusy scents might enjoy.
The opening of Fiero is in fact *fiercely* zesty, green and fruity, with rich, vibrant, "juicy", slightly pollen-resinous notes on the base, refreshed by balsamic nuances and a slap of quite realistic citrus notes on top. It reminds me of several masculine classic colognes, less shady and austerely "masculine" and more on the herbal-citrus side - at least initially. It then evolves on a drier and darker path during which herbs and spices arise with increasing strength (a load of cumarin and nutmeg, a blast of aromatic minty-culinary herbs), all still topped with an invigorating and nice citrus accord on top, which lasts quite longer and bolder than usual - and more surprisingly, smelling still good, green, zesty and powerful. Shortly a citrus-spicy-herbal cologne with light woods and mossy-earthy notes on the base. Classy and beyond classic. A little tacky on the spices to be honest, completely unoriginal but pleasantly comforting and well made.
This a strong and long lasting citrus fragrance with a bit of floral and woody notes. Traditional Italian/Mediterranean style, perhaps, and pleasant. It is surely one of the longest lasting citrus fragrances I have tried, lasting more than 12 hours. I like it, but not enough to buy a full bottle.
A bit disappointed with his to be honest.
It starts great , smells fantastic, beautifully balanced and masterfully blended, this offering from Xerjoff is, without a doubt, citrus at it's very best !
Alas, it lasts all of 45min on me and thereafter, It becomes a very close to the skin scent... a couple of hours latter and, is all over!.
Now, this longevity issue is very serious indeed. Still and, although very close to deserve it, I love Fiero too much to give it a negative!
I bought this straight from Xerjoff e-boutique so, maybe it is a brand new batch and, it has not matured enough... Time will tell and, I shall re-evaluate this review in a few months.
Until then and for now, I'll stick with neutral on this one!
Please note that this review is for the new green tassel version, I believe the older (vintage so soon?) version had a gold tassel
Well, it has been nearly a year and, my bottle has matured quite nicely. Sprayed 4 shots this morning at 10AM and, although a skin scent now, It is very much there. A massive improvement form the 2 hours longevity I was getting a year ago!
25th July, 2014 (last edited: 25th June, 2015)