Baldessarini EdC Concentree is one of those scents that isn't all that remarkable due to interesting notes or exciting new materials.
Insteads it's force is in how beautifully balanced and well blended this fragrance is.
It opens with a minty tangerine note. It gives it a fresh feel, but it isn't citrusy like Chanel Allure Homme Sport, instead it's quieter.
As the heart notes reveal themselves, a tobacco note steps forward and mixes with the mint and tangerine, and gives it a warmer feel.
The basenotes reveal a hint of amber, cloves and musk. This is a very clean fragrance, and the musk gives it balance, instead of a sweaty feel.
If you like scents such as Tom Ford For Men, then this is right up your alley. This is a great scent, especially at the cheap prices it can be found online.
A pleasing designer offering that, as the best fragrances do, improves with time. It begins with a contemporary note prominent in many men's perfumes that is a tad sour and off (PS Design is another example) but mercifully this duration is brief. After a couple of hours a quite nice woodiness steps to the fore and while there is a bit of sweetness, it is far from the dessert aisle. Affable and solid and well worth a sniff.
Unfortunately the only thing I remember about it that in style it reminds me a lot of Boss Bottled, but with more charachter, serious and more refined. Nowadays it's nowhere to be found as supposedly Baldessarini line is being shut down. All in all a fragrance worthy of not just trying but possessing too.
04th May, 2012 (last edited: 22nd July, 2012)
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A semi-sweet, affable, easy-going, fruity-woody tobacco scent. Similar in smell to the EdC but with about 2 hours better longevity. Warm and sunny, it makes me feel like I'm on holiday, perhaps aided by the tropical/banana note others have mentioned in reviews of the EdC. 'Sports-casual' rather than shirt and tie; the type of fragrance I imagine Alan Partridge might choose, in a rare moment of good taste.