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)
Personally, I didn't have any hope for the whole Casamorati 1888 line but when I tested this one it was a huge surprise for me!
The opening of this fragrance is a tart fresh citrusy scent with some green notes and semi sweet musk.
I can clearly smell bergamot that give the scent a tart and slightly bitter citrusy aroma. there is a strong dose of neroli beside it which makes the scent green, clean and a little soapy. there is soft musky note as well to make the scent slightly sweet.
The opening is pleasant but there is nothing really special about it. but after 10 minutes the scent started to change in an elegant old fashion classic way which really got my attention.
In the mid the bergamot note settled down and neroli became stronger with more soapy aroma and at the same time vetiver and tarragon notes kicked in.
The mid of this fragrance is a beautiful bitter herbal, smoky, green and soapy scent with some fresh feeling and slightly sweet musk in the background. a classic masterpiece indeed.
The beauties of this fragrance didn't end here. in the base the scent almost looses that bitter herbal tarragon and smoky vetiver aura (mostly smoky part) but now I can smell a soft floral notes beside other notes.
The base is a semi fresh, soapy, green, slightly bitter and slightly smoky scent with hint of floral notes and some sweetness that screams class and prestige.
The base somehow remind me the smell of "Cartier Pasha" but with noticeable differences.
Projection is great and longevity is around 10 hours on my skin.
Classic lover should at least try this one. just magnificent.
Fiero opens with a breathtaking tart citrus infused with a massive explosion of aromatic tarragon and herbs. Sweet and tangy blood orange makes a brief appearance padding out the herbal heart. Fiero does powerhouse perfectly, during the opening and heart it's loud, even brash, with everything turned up to eleven. Later soft slightly ashy woods and coumarin support the drydown like a pillow, comforting and warming after the bracing opening, it's a good place to be. Great longevity and massive projection until the drydown where it settles back somewhat.
Fiero conjures a Mediterranean bergamot grove at dusk with herbal aromas arriving on a balmy breeze from the day's sun drenched wild bush hillside. It's a beautiful reference piece of the genre, reminding me a little of a denser, more luxurious and better resolved Bois de Portugal, and also sharing some of the citrus/spicy facets of Bigarade Concentre, but where BG is yellows and oranges, Fiero is verdant greens throughout. Great stuff.
I'm thinking Polo -- the sport and fragrance. A classic type fougere -- citrus, woods and slightly herbal scent that I imagine Polo players wearing (it's very expensive) maybe they wear the cheaper and less nice Polo though. A very lovely wear and lasts an age.