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    Eau d`Italie - Paestum Rose
    My Top Six - Guerlain Vetiver, Santal Noble, Bois Du Portugal, Antaeus, GIT, Vetiver Extraordinaire

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruggles View Post
    I'm game and I'm up to a good drubbing. I think there is a relatively clear Italian tradition of perfumery that shares many characteristics with Italian cuisine - I am skating on frost now, someone send in the clowns.
    I think Italian perfumery is characterized by a much more holistic use of materials, less blending, less abstraction, the ample use of hesperidic notes and herbs. Case in point Lorenzo Villoresi's approach as well as Santa Maria Novella's.
    I think the Italian tradition is close to the English tradition, minus the lavender.
    Yeah, I call it "Mediterranean minimalism". It's also evident if you'd contrast Italian and French cuisines.
    Conscience is what hurts when everything else feels so good.

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    Who can resist Acqua di Parma Colonia?

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    From the designer shelves :

    Ungaro I
    Versace L'Homme
    Pino Silvestre
    Vendetta PH
    Moschino PH

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdem1961 View Post
    Lots of excellent recommendations here. I'll add
    Versace The Dreamer, as well as a few from Etro: Mahogany, Shaal Nur, Vetiver, Sandalo
    Oh yeah, I love Etro!

  6. #36

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    "the best" denotes choosing only the top rank:

    Acqua Di Parma Colonia
    Currently wearing: Royal Mayfair by Creed

  7. #37

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    Acqua di Parma Lavanda Tonica
    Antico Caruso
    Carthusia Uomo

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    Lorenzo Villoresi Uomo and Spezie

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    Trussardi Uomo

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    I like Gucci Pour Homme and Nobile

    I also love the old powerhouses of Fendi Uomo and Krizia Uomo

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    1. Benetton Sport
    2. Lorenzo Villoresi Vetiver.

    Renato

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    In this one thread alone there's several definitions of 'Italian'. Namely, is the company's history grounded in Italy? is the style of the range recognisably Italinate? are the perfumers Italians? and is the non-Italian company's marketing Italian?

    In terms of aesthetics, Italian perfume to me means boldness, simplicity and high contrast over subtlety, complexity and gradation, which I find more to French qualities.
    Last edited by Hide & Reason; 16th November 2009 at 09:08 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hide & Reason View Post
    In terms of aesthetics, Italian perfume to me means boldness, simplicity and high contrast over subtlety, complexity and gradation, which I find more to French qualities.
    Most fans are certainly guided by an Italian name of either brand or fragrance. All other definitions are a little tricky, I agree. And the qualities you listed, including 'French' qualities, can all be found in fragrances of brands mentioned before (like SMN or Villoresi) and not mentioned so far, like ETRO.

    In looking through some files I miss Italians in whatever lists of perfumers. Especially Bulgari seems to have engaged French perfumers too. Their fragrances are as Italian as Creeds could be called English. - Modern perfumes are loosing any kind of national character in our global world dominated by a perfume industry acting like one huge cartel tying producers, luxury brand owners, and their trading entities together.
    Last edited by narcus; 16th November 2009 at 09:59 AM.
    'Il mondo dei profumi č un universo senza limiti: una fraganza puo rievocare sensazioni, luoghi, persone o ancora condurre in uno spazio di nuove dimensioni emozionali' L. V.

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    Acqua Di Parma Colonia and Assoluta are awesome, but I'm also a huge fan of the clean and fresh Iris Nobile as well.
    Your nostrils, which will dilate immesurably in unspeakable contentment, in motionless ecstasy, will ask nothing better for space, for they will be full of fragrance, as if perfumes and incense; for they will be glutted with complete happiness, like angels who dwell in the peace and magnificence of pleasent heaven.
    (From Maldoror by Comte de Lautreamont)

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    I believe CERUTTI-Image deserves a place here.

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    FENDI THEOREMA UOMO, scandalously no longer in production

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    Calé Fragranze d'Autore - Mistero

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    My best Italian-named, French-made fragrance by a French designer of Italian descent - Vintage Ungaro III

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    Uomo? Moschino

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    Acqua Di Selva has garnered some nice compliments. I often put some on after my lunchtime swim.

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    Lorenzo Villoresi
    Mazzolari
    Profumum Roma
    Carthusia
    BOIS 1920
    MARCO DA VENEZIA
    Nobile 1942
    Profumo di Pantelleria - Most southern island of Italy.
    I PROFUMI DI FIRENZE

  22. #52

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    Versace Man Eau Fraîche (in my limited experience)
    Last edited by M.David; 18th February 2010 at 11:57 PM.

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    Xerjoff
    Vetiver The Great!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ciprian View Post
    I believe CERUTTI-Image deserves a place here.
    I wore this for years when I was younger! It's a great, and relatively underappreciated, scent. I also really like the original 1881 from Cerutti. Both are excellent for warmer months.
    +1Million for AdP and i'll throw in Paco PH.

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    LV - Spezie
    Eau d'Italie - Bois d'Ombrie
    Santa Maria Novella - Melograno

    I'm being very brave to select just one fragrance from each house since "the best" was asked for, with some misgivings as these houses are loaded with great options for men.
    Last edited by asingleman; 19th February 2010 at 06:55 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moon_fish View Post
    Xerjoff
    Ah yes! XerJoff Homme is King!

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    Ungaro III
    Current Top 5

    1. Creed Aventus
    2. A*Men Pure Malt
    3. L'instant Extreme
    4. Nasomatto Duro
    5. CDG - Kyoto

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haunani View Post
    Would any of you include any of the Eau d'Italie fragrances on this list? I like them a lot, and several would be excellent on a man, I think.
    I would.

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    +1 Trussardi Uomo
    +1 Ungaro III

    And of course -> Grigio Perla by La Perla.

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