Is it possible that a scent can be both warm AND cool at the same time? YES! With Ungaro III, is is.
So I've been wearing this for around an hour now and I must say that this is the first scent that took over 30 minutes for my nose to 'get used to' and not be able to detect as readily. (You know how with some fragrances, you apply it and your nose gets accustomed to it so quickly that you cannot smell it anymore unless you put your wrist up to your nose? Yeah, that's what I'm talking about.) This is a very
complex scent. (the following is my take on it - though I'm probably missing a lot of things because my nose isn't even close to being professionally 'trained' yet) It opens up with a fresh blast of what I believe to be rose and a little tiny bit of citrus notes. The middle is a little harder to detect. I think I keep getting it mixed up with the base notes! Well, the combination of the middle and base provides me with notes of a sweet wood (sandalwood? yes, I think that's what it is), wet leaves & vegetation, a little bit of comforting earthiness, and an airiness to it as well. Again, I must say that this is a complex scent to me and it's been difficult to pick apart - however, this is a very lovely fragrance. I should also point out that some of the notes that I 'detect' are merely the senses that I get from it (like the earthiness).
This is a very comfortable scent. There is a sweet-warmth to it that just settles me down but then there's a Â*cool airiness to it that lifts me up at the same time. This is a very well blended scent! I have never owned a fragrance that can both comfort and energize me like this. It is contradictory yet not. In a crude analogy, this fragrance is the the front end and rear end of a car. They're on opposite ends and facing opposite ways yet ultimately, they both move in the same direction
. Does this make sense to anyone? It does to me but I'm a weird one ;D This scent makes me want to go out and meet people - going out on a limb, I suppose I can say that this is confidence inspiring!
This scent seems even more versatile now than it did when I first applied it. I can see myself wearing this to a family dinner, to a party with friends, or to an intimate night out. I can see myself wearing this both casually and formally. This scent isn't too difficult to wear either. It's very masculine in a soft way. It's like viewing a man through a lightly frosted window. You can see him but the edges are softened
My nose is probably oversaturated with this scent as I've been constantly sniffing my wrists for the last half hour while writing this (yes, I take my time when analyzing fragrances). I'm beginning to not be able to smell it at all from olfactory overload haha but that's my fault. I'm a little unsure of it's sillage and longevity right now - but that's understandable seeing as I've only been wearing it for just under an hour and a half. I imagine this scent has good sillage but I'm not sure yet. It doesn't seem like a powerhouse but it would still capture people's attention. It doesn't shout but it does speak out, in my opinion.
I should also note again that there is a slight darkness to this fragrance and I love it. I know it sounds silly but this fragrance comforts, energizes, and puts me in the mood for a little evil - all at the same time. Like a professional assassin, this fragrance will kill comfortably and efficiently, then go home and settle down in bed with his wife. Amazing.
This is a great scent for interacting with others or just to enjoy on your own. Highly rated in my book.
p.s. yes, I know I have many takes on this one fragrance but I guess that just goes to show the versatility of it