Disappointing, not because it's bad...
But because it's (almost) Great.
A striking Tangerine-Orchid-Incense, oriental.
Rare is the orchid in men's "designer" class fragrances. This particular rarity is simultaneously Musky (in it's orchid), Arid (in it's incense), and Muted (in it's tangerine rind) : As opulent as it's concept may imply, "SOLO Absoluto" possesses a tonal balance that boasts very little contrast. Resulting in a lack of dynamism. Without any acidic brightness pass the opening, it very quickly became ashy, life-less, and claustrophobic. Like a beautiful gilded and bejeweled sarcophagus. Grand, but somber. Warm... alas, aloof.
This is very much a "niche" type work of "Art": Exquisite to admire on a blotter, but not necessarily as wearable, IMO. (Save for maybe with a poker face, for an upper-hand in business negotiations, LOL). Stunning bottle design and execution, to boot. Rather a disappointment.
18th August, 2013 (last edited: 18th April, 2014)
This is a great release, innovative stuff. Lots of tonka with a small amount of incense and musky orchid. Thats suitable for all year. Medium projection and lasting power. Definetely a must try. Thumbs up!
26th October, 2012 (last edited: 04th January, 2013)