My number one signature fragrance is Lorenzo Villoresi Uomo. It works in all seasons as far as I am concerned. Villoresi, in his "classic blue series", did something rather unique. He started with Uomo which accumulates the sum total of his favorite ingredients in one masterful creation, then he isolated some of those elements from Uomo, and created other scents using those constiuent parts for new creations. He didn't build up, he started with the pinnacle and built down. Uomo is the father of all the other blue bottles from this magnificent series.
An emotional favorite is Chevalier D'Orsay, because I dissed in the Review Section with a "neutral" rating, based upon a stale bottle I purchased on-line. When I got fresh one, it zoomed way ahead of just about everything, except the one mentioned above. It is so rich, so smooth, so beautifully masculine that it truly is the fragrance of a gentleman, with classically expected fragrance notes, but also what smells to me like blackberry and anise. It is a joy to wear it. I also love Arome 3 (trois not three) but Chevalier is still the best from this distinguished maker.
L'Homme de Coeur by Divine is my summer favorite. It is so etheral and cold and yet mildly sharp, and it is incredible in the summer. It is the fragrance equivalent an air conditioner, and it is so subtle that it evokes only occasional comments, which are univesally positive and from women.
Antico Caruso by Profumum is a totally singular experience and another favorite, that almost go sold off. It exists, when applied correctly, in a holographic world of its own, not really on me, but all about me, maybe a foot or two away, and it sneaks in and out, and is so talc-like and warm and just suggestively sweet that it makes me very happy and comfortable. It lasts all day and into the night, and is close by like a scented guardian angel. Must be applied with an atomizer and at a bit of a distance, or it is strangely wretched. With the splash only it is down right oily and funky and no one liked it. It embarrased me at first. Then I tried the spray. What a difference! I love to spary it on in my closet dressing room, because the smell lingers lightly in the small room for a couple of days.
I love Hugh Parsons Traditinal Blue as my favorite for the office, but not just there. It starts off kind of ordinary, nice but not terribly special or compelling, but (upon the advise of Dr. Creed) I later noticed that it evolves into something captivating and beautiful. This one can be a total surprise, and for me defines the entire process of drying down as a fantastic changing experience. It ends in a different place than it started. What a lovely secret for me.