Cashmere smells fine but if by any chance you're already familiar with Gucci Pour Homme I, CDG2Man and Escentric01/Molceule 01, there're no reasons to keep it incosderation. The typical modern citrusy-peppery-incensey masculine paired with a strong (and synthetic) woody amber base. Unremarkable.
Cashmere For Men by Cristiano Fissore
Rated #3624 in Fragrances
Dry, grey, woody fragrance characterized by a dusty-peppery and basically tart combination of woods, musk, hesperides, cedar and incense. There is some fluidy transparence for a long part of the trip and a touch of laundriness and detergent woodsy cleanliness.The woods imprint texture, warmth and substance to the dust. The smell starts sharp (but barely gummy) in order to end soft, warm, woody and melancholic though still watery. The first part of the davelopment reminds me a bit Sandalo Etro and smells like sweet amber, burnt incense, delicious woods, dry fruits (berries?) and licorice. I see the association with Gucci PH because of its sharp, silent, shadowy and dusty woodiness (cashmere woods, guaiac, teak and others). The slightly aqueous feel continues till the dry down made of virile ambergris, patchouli and fluidy vetiver that is so notable in the background. Comforting and elegant.
Cashmere for Men is an elegantly refined wood fragrance. With the opening I dont get the bergamot, bay, or ginger because the accord moves immediately to combination of the resinousness of the elemi with the clean, aromatic quality of the cedar: These provide a gentle incense-like accord. In a way the accord is purer, more organic than traditional incense because the cedar offers a valid living-green aromatic feeling that incense doesnt have. Its a beautiful accord and it lasts significantly. It is softer and more rarefied than most of the incense accords that Ive tested in the past few years. With the movement to the middle level, the other wood notes teak, guaiac, and cashmere enter in and, with the elemi, continue the resinous wood accord at a lower and softer, but fuller and broader vibration level. Both the top and the middle have a gentle sillage that fits the soft persona of the fragrance. The drydown continues the woods accord from the middle at a more transparent level with the occasional appearance of a smooth vetiver and a soft amber. It has very good lasting power on my skin. Cashmere for Men is a tamed-down and highly wearable version of a resinous / incense fragrance. Its smoky, subtle, resinous, organic, masculine, and elegant For someone who wants an elegant, low-key, thoroughly masculine fragrance that performs beautifully, this could be the one.
I stumbled upon Cashmere for Men by chance when I was given a free sample with a purchase. I never heard of it and I wasn't expecting much. I gave it a quick spritz and it initially reminded me of something I've smelt before, but couldn't place it until I read the review a few spots down. It's definitely in the same style as fragrances like Gucci Pour Homme (the first one, smokey-woods fragrance by Tom Ford) and 2 Man by Comme des Garcons. Cashmere for Men fits somewhere between the two. More refined than the Gucci, without the Comme des Garcons weirdness. If you're looking for a balance between the two, this is perfect. It smells like sweet white smoke. It smells like it has sandalwood, but it's not listed as a note. I think the sweetness comes from the mixture of the various wood notes, like the gaiac, teak, cedar mixed with the rose bay. You might expect it to wear really woody or abrasive, but it's very soft and comforting, almost like wearing a cashmere sweater. The name is really fitting. A fragrance which I believe needs to get more attention.
First of all, this is a beautiful scent. Fissore also makes one for women and a 3rd scent which is supposed to be unisex. I have not smelled either but this one could easily be worn by either sex. It is a good marriage of opposites. It's sweet but not cloying....rather upright. It's light but has thickness too it. It is aptly named because cashmere wool is thin but warm. The notes listed are: bergamot, rose bay, elemi, ginger, cedar, cashmere wood, guaiac wood, teak wood, vetiver, patchouli, amber, white musk. I did not get any cedar or ginger or vetiver or bergamot or patchouli. This may well be more an indictment of me than the fragrance! I have no idea of what cashmere wood is or smells like, but maybe it is weaving its magic here. Sillage is a little weak but longevity is solid. Will own this one.
Another cedar scent. I am not sure this would be able to replace other cedar scents in anyone's mind. Nonetheless, it is a smooth gentle, but peppery cedar/amber combination, subtly green, with a hint of patchouly, that is very nice. It fades too quickly based on my sample. Worth a try if you like gentle skin scents.
if you like CDG 2 men and Gucci PH you will love this one.
Cashmere For Men by Cristiano Fissore
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