Azzaro Now Men. My g/f blind bought it for me because Lucas Sieuzac was one of its perfumers (along with Christophe Reynaud). Sieuzac is one of my favorites and I'm always curious to try anything he has a hand in.
At first I thought it was ok.. kind of fresh and green and blah. But I tried it again a few weeks ago and fell in love with it. It shares a lot in common with Divine's L'Homme Sage but is not so thick and syrupy. The cardamom note in Now Men is amazing, and the way it is lifted and flanked by the green notes, violet, lychee and the velvety rose note is unexpected but very enjoyable. It's not as spicy, in fact it is far smoother than a scent I am really desiring at the moment, Amouage's Opus II, but it has a lot of the same vibe. Even though it's relatively light and fresh, it's general character and vibe mesh well with the upcoming cold weather. Like Opus II, it seems to capture certain elements of the winter season, thus its suitability for wear during the colder months.