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    Default A hankerin' for powerful Italian scents from the past...

    I went through my mini's this weekend and found Krizia Uomo. This mini is probably 10-15 years old at least, but it smelled as I remember. Took me back to my early 20's!

    To recapture my youth, I am going to pick up some of those powerful Italian scents from the 80's and 90's.

    I think I'll start with Krizia Uomo and Romeo Gigli. Any other suggestions?

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    The first Trussardi and Fendi fragrances

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    Yes! I'm with Whitechandoo with regard to the Fendi. Fendi Uomo is killer, baby. Harsh and confusing out of the bottle, but then, nothing but the big time life all through the day's wearing.
    That girl, that bottle, that mattress and me.

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    erm...........






































    ........R De Capucci?














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    Might not Carlo Corinto Vetiver qualify? Check out the two reviews by Pluran and Wicozani. I believe it can be found on eBay. I have one and really like it too. Definitely not a boring scent.
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    Nina Ricci Phileas, the Italian Yatagan.
    Nino Cerruti
    Etro Vetiver (1989!)
    Gucci Nobile
    Valentino Vendetta ph

    I wouldn't stop there though. Villoresi, Mazzolari, Caraceni, Campagna - that's where Italian power's at today - and Boellis Panama, if you dig really sweet tobacco blossom.
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    Second the R de Capucci and recommend Versace's L' Homme as well.

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    Default Re: A hankerin' for powerful Italian scents from the past...

    Quote Originally Posted by fraddicted View Post
    Second the R de Capucci and recommend Versace's L' Homme as well.
    I second that and also worth trying is Pino Silvestre which is from 1955 !

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    I second many of the frags above (especially the original Nino Cerruti), but must hasten to add Nino Cerruti 1881 (rose with BALLS!) and (ah!) Gianfranco Ferre for Man.

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    J.Cassanova for men! It was actually created in '91 I believe... but it blows many of the heavy hitting 80's scents out of the water (though nobody here ever seems to give it ANY attention)

    Some of the classic Italian fragrances that might be worth checking out:

    I might also suggest:

    Mauboussin's Futuros
    Maserati for Men (even sleazier than Giorgio Red)
    Joint by Roccobarrocco
    Jacomo de Jacomo
    Anthricite by Jacomo
    Moschino (original)
    Laura Biagiotti for men
    Grigio Perla for men, Grigioperla Touch
    Borsari's Aqua Classica (very nice orange citrus fragrance)
    Monsieur Lancetti (citrus frag heavier on woods/less on the sweet)
    Ungaros I,II,III
    Etro's Messe de Minuit
    Fendi's Life Essence/Theorema


    Anyway, these are some NON-Niche Italian selections (at least I believe they are!)

    Go nuts!

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    Current Top 5: Timbuktu, Gris Clair, J. Cassanova, Zino, Rose Poivree

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    Several that have not been mentioned yet:

    Dolce & Gabbana pour Homme
    Etro's Gomma, Patchouly & Palais Jamais
    Knize Ten (not '80s or '90s - but powerful )
    Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both and be one traveler, long I stood and looked down one as far as I could to where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, ...... I shall be telling this with a sigh somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -- I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. - Robert Frost

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    Default Re: A hankerin' for powerful Italian scents from the past...

    Knize Ten is definitely a German perfume.

    Ferré Uomo (1986) is still wonderful.
    Armani pour homme also.

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    I second Fendi Theorema, though it was made later than 20 years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waldemar View Post
    Knize Ten is definitely a German perfume.
    Michael Edwards' fragrance directory shows Knize Ten under Italian fragrances. I accepted that at face value.

    I have to agree with you, a quick search shows Knize started in Vienna. I haven't found any Italian connections.
    Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both and be one traveler, long I stood and looked down one as far as I could to where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, ...... I shall be telling this with a sigh somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -- I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. - Robert Frost

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    IMO the best : SIGNOR VIVARA by Emilio Pucci...

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    WOW! So many to choose from...I'll try to narrow this down to four...

    Thanks for all the excellent suggestions!!

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    Oops -- two more -- Sud Est and also Versace L'Homme (the original).
    Last edited by tvlampboy; 19th February 2008 at 02:58 PM.

    Peggy: "Right now, we have to get to the mental institution. Something terrible has happened."
    Latrelle: "What?"
    Peggy: "Brother Boy has tried to kill himself. He jumped out of his bedroom window."
    Latrelle: "Isn't he only on the second floor?"
    Peggy: "Yes, but he hit his head on a lawn gnome."
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    Auntie Mame
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    Fendi Uomo
    Ferre Uomo
    Versace L'Homme
    Valentino Vendetta
    GMV Uomo
    Borsalino
    Mila Shön Uomo

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    Carthusia Numero Uno is very nice!
    "Faites des bêtises, mais faites les avec enthousiasme !" Colette

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    Versace L`Homme
    Moschino Uomo.

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    The Final Four (it's almost March):

    Versace L'Homme
    Romeo Gigli
    Ungaro III
    Krizia Uomo

    Now, are any of these particularly unsuited for Spring/Summer wear?

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    The only one I know ( recommended btw!) is Versace's L' Homme. In my opinion, it is well suited to spring and summer. Someone described it recently as a woody green. Really a wonderful fragrance.

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    It's got to be Mazzolari Lui this stuff is powerful and old world but it's blended superbly, for me it's like a real man version of musc ravageur, boring and linear it most certainly isn't and sure it's expensive but a bottle of this powerhouse will last an age and then some.

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