I don't know Ungaro III and have stayed away from it due to some reviews I have read. I will say this - if you like a lot of golden tobacco, deep patchouli and rich leather with your rose - then you will like it.
Ungaro III is recommended in the Vintage formulation (which I believe is fairly rare and expensive). Do you have Ungaro III? I know the scent pyramid, etc. and almost bought it a couple of times, but never did.
I bought Original Zino Davidoff and Vintage Acteur instead within a close proximity of time. Honestly - once you have those two - one wonders if it can get any better and you pause to enjoy beauty of each!
Moods attracted me because of the awesome rich golden tobacco leaf (dried tobaccco) accord that is sublime with the patchouli (some of THE best patchouli I have ever smelled in a fragrance) - I liked that it had the florals and rose which put it over the top for me. But, this would be a fantastic scent even without the nice rose in the heart.
Another one to try, and I just wrote some reviews and threads on forums here at Basenotes is a wonderful fragrance from Yves Rochers - Comme Une Evidence Homme! It is an incredibly well-made bottle of juice that is totally natural smelling. The house brought in Antoine Maisondieu to make this glorious bottle! It is not a retro bottle, but a fantastic one nonetheless and can be had for a VERY good price!
The scent pyramid here on BN is good, but I prefer Yves Rocher's, although I actually get the beautiful, deep rose scent at the end of the middle/heart and into the base of woods. It is well-worth looking into. There is nothing synthetic and the structure is such (no vanilla or amber) that keeps it around for a long time. It is a 4 hour wear on me - application to clothing and fabric really helps (and is a must for me) - along with liberal application. I believe it is one you should look at right away. Read the threads on here...complimented as much as any other scent I own!
From Yves Rocher's site:
Olfactory family:Spicy, floral woody
Top notes: Bergamot, Mandarin, Cypress
Heart notes: Floral rose facet, Black pepper, Nutmeg, Cardamom
Base notes: Patchouli, Gaiac wood (Bulnesia sarmenti variety), Cedarwood
Originally Posted by franeri
does sound like one I would like. Is it similar to Ungaro III