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Baldessarini Ultimate (2015)
by Baldessarini

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Baldessarini Ultimate information

Year of Launch2015
GenderMasculine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 10 votes)

People and companies

HouseBaldessarini
PerfumerGeza Schoen
Parent CompanyMäurer & Wirtz

About Baldessarini Ultimate

Baldessarini Ultimate is a masculine fragrance by Baldessarini. The scent was launched in 2015 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Geza Schoen

Baldessarini Ultimate fragrance notes

Reviews of Baldessarini Ultimate

Ultimate has a promising opening. Instantly I am brought to JCE creations, specifically Declaration, but with a little more of a citrus kick. However, this quickly dies down, and becomes more of a Strictly Private like smell, which is another overrated Baldessarini. The dry down here doesn't smell right to me either. Kind of sour.

I still think Ambre is the best of the line, and the most reviewed for a reason, It's simply good.

Ultimate on the other hand.. not so much. Although the composition seems fair, it doesn't cater to my personal interest. I give this a very low neutral rating, almost negative.
16th April, 2017
Just so impressed with Baldessarini Ultimate. A great mixture of pleasing notes. To me, it is the perfect blend of a new/modern and refined/mature scent that can be worn by many different ages and in different situations. Perfect for work, casual and even formal. Not the best for clubs or dates, but is still nice to sniff up-close if it goes like that. Projection is average, nothing beastly, which is good for work environments.
19th January, 2017
Lots of fun going on with this one, really surprising: Oldschool 90s vibes and post-powerscents references, perfectly in tune with modern 'niche' style, transparent woods, airy smokes & incenses, dark florals, light herbs and fancy aromachems. Its fruity yet dusty, mineral florals strongly remind of scents like Paestum Rose, there`s a strong herbal aspect that feels borrowed right out of Sander's Scent 79. There`s a well-mannered weirdness, a peach-ey rose, a smoky cinnamon, a modern iso-e and woody amber and the slightest bit of soapy barbershop. It doesn't smell that much of high-end ingredients - BUT it smells of good ideas, integrity, creativity. It smells of perfumer's composing fun & freedom.
Ultimate lasts more than half a day if applied generously. Yet it makes more of a skin-scent, a wearer`s perfume and a classy, unconventional allrounder. Nice, hefty bottle. Good value. Name is shit, though.
18th September, 2016
It didn’t take much effort to accomplish that, but finally here’s the first decent offering from Baldessarini since their early Baldessarini Eau de Cologne. Ultimate doesn’t really scream quality, but it’s very (thus, surprisingly) nice, surely more than enough for the brand and the market positioning, no snobbery intended. It’s modern, almost slightly “avantgarde”, and could very easily fit in contemporary fashion lines like Comme des Garçons. Actually it smells like something they could have made, and that would have even been better than some of their offerings.

Anyway basically Ultimate is a sharp, quite fresh, intentionally (I guess) heavily synthetic sort of metallic-crisp woody-peppery fragrance with some nondescript yet fairly pleasant “juicy-floral” feel and some peculiar, sharp herbal-metallic nuances. It’s like a mix of Comme des Garçons 2 Man, Rochas Aquaman or Lanvin Oxygene, and any fresh citrus fragrance. It’s a contemporary “ transparent woody-peppery” scent with fresh herbal-citrus and slightly fruity tones. And some sort of watery-aquatic feel – not ozonic, I really mean “watery”. It then evolves on basically the same path, just becoming a bit warmer with amber, olibanum (Iso E Super, basically) and leather (sort of, an unperceivable thin whiff of suede) unfolding their velvet touch over the initial tangy pepper-green head notes. And so remains for some hours, aseptically warm yet breezy and pleasantly classy, quite “youthful” and even sort of hipster-ish despite the marketing claim you read on the box (“Separates the men from the boys” – seriously?).

So, that’s it. A totally decent, even interestingly multifaceted modern designer with a “niche-avantgarde” feel (so again, basically something à la Comme des Garçons). Which is a very positive sign from Baldessarini – they could have kept going on with that Del Mar and Private Affairs cheap garbage, while they decided to do this. It isn’t a masterpiece, but it’s still on a whole different level if compared to any other offering by this brand, except as I said, the first Baldessarini cologne. It has some sense, it has a definite personality, and the quality seems very respectable. Nothing you can’t skip safely, but it’s very fine. Surely worthy a sniff for me.

6,5-7/10
28th November, 2015
Very good, I have to admit, really but really good scent.
On the trail of Serge Noire, in style and character. In designer world there is a serious lack of scents like this.

Baldessarini Ultimate is very formal and requires a bit of a dress code as well. For the office, formal meeting etc. Dating? Not at first, at least not until a person gets to know you a bit more because it's too formal albeit the fact it's modern as well. You don't want to smell on a date in fashion that you also might be holding data statistics and market analysis in your hands.

Further on, this is a true spicy oriental fragrance with accent on "spice". Very bright, smart, decent, mature, corporate, modern with a twist of classic!
This scent justifies the Baldessarini motto : "separates the men from the boys"


Originality: 7/10
Scent: 8/10
Longevity: 8/10
Projection: 7/10
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30/40=75%
21st October, 2015

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