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Rudis (2014)
by Nobile 1942

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Rudis information

Year of Launch2014
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 13 votes)

People and companies

HouseNobile 1942
PerfumerAntonio Alessandria

About Rudis

Rudis is a shared / unisex perfume by Nobile 1942. The scent was launched in 2014 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Antonio Alessandria

Rudis fragrance notes

Reviews of Rudis

A bitter sweet fragrance. I mostly get saffron and rose. Interesting while it lasts. But that’s not long.
10th September, 2018
Not worth a thumbs down for the scent alone, which is a baffling but not altogether unworthy woody-incense spice offering, which, once it has shaken off a distinctly odd dried-fruit offering in the opening, has some pleasing features. The problem is that is hardly sticks around, so that as soon as you feel Rudis has turned the corner, it's disappeared. And to procure 75ml in the UK you'll probably have to spend the best part of £200. Why?
28th April, 2018
Dried fruit, clove and cedar wood combine for a clean smoky Bierhalle atmosphere - a beeriness that remains throughout the wear. No stank of old beer, but a warm wintery spice. Not exactly my scent, but a worthy one.
Think Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra - the Rat Pack.
12th December, 2016 (last edited: 17th February, 2017)
Genre: leather, smoky-incensey leather. Nobile 1942 Rudis opens powerfully (and vaguely medicinal) with a stout/strong campfire-like accord of smoke (smoky frankincense), rubber-mastic, woody resins and leather, overall in a way like ideally combining in one single assertive potion scents a la Santa Maria Novella Nostalgia, Les Nombres d'Or Cuir by Mona di Orio, Pekji Cuir6, Profumum Roma Arso, Sonoma Scent Studio Fireside Intense (the latter being more oriented on the woody-animalic side), Le Labo Oud 27 and Tauer Lonestar Menories. The leather's touch seems by soon smooth, spicy, suedish and dry with notable hints of "ash/tray-like" rubber. I surely detect dry spices (mostly clove and pepper), patchouli and probably (along the way) hints of rose but honestly is out of me "isolating" all the rest (dried fruits, vetiver, further florals?). Anyway I don't catch any luxurious (and almost culinary) burnt sugary-figgy-boozy-green aromatic vibe a la Histoires de Parfums 1740 (a far superior juice). Smokiness goes gradually fading (but never disappearing) and all the rest is a pale (really vain) and "neutral" dry smoky (ash-tray like) leather supported by burnt resins (woody resins, birch tar, hints of moss, smoky woods and frankincense). Dry down elicits a sort of vaguely viney suedish smokiness. Probably hints of balsams or myrrh provide a final whiff of powdery soapiness. Faint complexity, longevity and sillage on my skin. End of the story.
30th November, 2016
The rudis consisted of a wooden sword used for training by gladiators.
If gladiators had fought well in the circus after a while, a rudis was granted to them as a symbolic of freedom and bla bla bla…

“At ego tibi sermone isto Milesio varias fabulas conseram auresque tuas benivolas lepido susurro permulceam…” (Apuleio, L’asino d’oro, libro I, 1)
It means: so, I will elaborate for you various stories in this Milesian style and I will caress your ears with benign murmur...

This is the story! In 1941, following the Italian invasion of Greece, Italian and German soldiers are posted to Cephallonia, where they are ostracized by the locals. A shopkeeper (ALESSANDRIA) is determined to hate them, especially when a jovial young captain (so young that he is unborn) by the name of NOBILE is assigned to live in Alessandria’s home. After a while, Nobile admits that he is illiterate, explaining why he never answered Alessandria's questions. After another while,Alessandria gradually comes to know Rudis (?), and discovers that he is conscientious, civilised, humorous and far from fanatical, as well as being a consummate mandolin player. They inevitably fall in love, and become engaged…
Rudis is the normal love of Alessandria. Only they understand each other and love each other. What happened to Nobile?
Nothing serious, in 1942 Nobile finally was born and (asap) he created his first perfumes that were collected in baby diapers!

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14th May, 2015 (last edited: 17th May, 2015)
The opening of Rudis is fairly nice, a decent boozy-wine-immortelle accord on spiced roasted leathers and woods, shortly something halfway Tango by Masque and 1740 by Histoire de Parfums (more than “halfway”, simply an uncreative, derivative hybrid between these and a couple of others). Not that creative, and quite much “trendy” considering how vastly this boozy-leather-immortelle thing has been exploited in niche; but still “better than nothing” as the saying goes – as long as it smells nice, I am fine with being plain trendy and uninspired. The notes smell quite dull and a bit cheap though, surely not the deepest, thickest and most fascinating texture around, but again... not the worst you can stumble upon, especially if you’re familiar with Antonio Alessandria style. I would expect something outstanding given this is “niche”, the élite of the élite, but nevermind. The main issue here, and in this case it’s so severe I consider it a total deal-breaker, is how weak, light, unsubstantial this scent is. After literally 15-20 minutes it melts down like snow under the sun, leaving you with a subtle, depressing leathery drydown which you would legitimately expect after 6 hours – not 20 bloody minutes. A vague, faint boozy safraleine drydown. Which has actually *no* drydown, as it just goes away after a couple of hours. Now... I would accept this if it was about a light, green, crisp citrus “haiku” à la Ellena; but how on Earth can one think to make a “bold boozy leather” this way? It’s like trying to sell boxing gloves made of omelette. “Rudis”? Bold and courageous like an anemic underweight teenager. Not giving a complete “no” just because for 20 minutes it smells nice.

4,5/10
09th March, 2015

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