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)
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.