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Fundamental (2015)
by Rubini


Fundamental information

Year of Launch2015
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 16 votes)

People and companies

PerfumerCristiano Canali
PerfumerErmano Picco

About Fundamental

Fundamental is a shared / unisex perfume by Rubini. The scent was launched in 2015 and the fragrance was created by perfumers Ermano Picco and Cristiano Canali

Reviews of Fundamental

Bright, crisp citrus opening with an airy, watery wave of flowery notes. A bit of tanginess, too. I think this one, is a bit different from ones I've sampled lately. I totally enjoy this.

In the heart I smell something akin to a sweet dessert wine. Then a beeswax note. Smoldering pieces of wood, as if soaked in a bath of sweet liquid, dried, then set afire. Wafts of vetiver. Something soft in texture here.

The vetiver lingers on. The leather is light like a buckskin suede. Four stars overall.
31st December, 2018
rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
In the opening the summery hesperidic freshness, enriched my mandarin and bergamot forms a pleasant triad, with the bergamot being quite flat and unconvincing compared to the other two. A sparkling crispness, with a salty hint here or there, seems to be what is aimed for, but a certain staleness is there; more like a bubbly left standing in an opened bottle for too long.

A fruity heart note with iris and violet hues leads to a genetically woodsy base; here a bland vetiver and touches of a mildly ambery white musk appear close to the end.

The sillage is moderate, the projection adequate and the longevity eight hours.

Pleasant in summer, a bit flat and distinctly synthetic - this revival of an old name does not reach beyond average levels. 2.5/5.
13th May, 2016
Fundamental by Rubini opens extremely tart-hesperidic, synthetic, bitter-fizzy-orangy and cedary-leathery (unveiling immediately since the top notes its "intimate" nature) but something weirdly fruity-herbal, floral and "fleshy" (kind of apparently figgy and visceral) could be easily caught as dodgy lingering ghost of the leathery background. What I'm talking about? Probably I'm focusing on a central powerful accord of grape and violet leaves which (as supported by tangerine) is extremely fizzy/bitter and kind of herbal (though partially soothed by something weirdly fleshy, softly fruity and milky/powdery as marquis, iris and probably benzoin or amber). Overall the aroma is founded on this game of contrasts (fizzy/tart notes and a more soothed/gentled substance represented by resins, dusty iris and marquis notes -- fruity, chocolatey?? --). Anyway the dominant accord represented by cedarwood and leather is there, kind of ostensibly rosey-soapy and realistically resinous (it seems almost to detect a typical Dueto Parfum's saffrony rose/oud combo). Anyway the many leathery accord is "fizzy/bitter/hesperidic" till the end and I can't refrain to report in mind a resembling Onyrico's creation (probably Enygma or Michelangelo for its figgy-cedary-green vibe). Anyway Fundamental is neither original not captivating but I can't say it's properly a failure. Along dry down the aroma tands to restrain and several sophisticated floral nuances embellish this stout central "maistream" woody-leathery connection. Along this final phase I can't stop to associate Fundamental to Escentric Molecules Kinski since I tend to get hints of sultry saltiness connected to woods (more heady than in Kinski) and something erotically animalic. Connection of redolent floral notes (kind of violet, narcissus), tangerine, woods, amber and animalic notes surely conjures me another Cristiano Canali's creation as Masque Romanza. Don't forget that Cristiano Canali is a remarkable performer full of talent and olfactive "awareness". I quite dislike the over-synthetic opening but can't deny this sultry-visceral juice could arouse warm/sweated sexiness on a "daring wearer".
06th April, 2016

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