Thread: Best italian fragrance for men
Eau d`Italie - Paestum Rose
My Top Six - Guerlain Vetiver, Santal Noble, Bois Du Portugal, Antaeus, GIT, Vetiver Extraordinaire
Who can resist Acqua di Parma Colonia?
From the designer shelves :
"the best" denotes choosing only the top rank:
Acqua Di Parma Colonia
Acqua di Parma Lavanda Tonica
I like Gucci Pour Homme and Nobile
I also love the old powerhouses of Fendi Uomo and Krizia Uomo
1. Benetton Sport
2. Lorenzo Villoresi Vetiver.
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 10:08 AM.
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 10:59 AM.
'Il mondo dei profumi è un universo senza limiti: una fraganza puo rievocare sensazioni, luoghi, persone o ancora condurre in uno spazio di nuove dimensioni emozionali' L. V.
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)
I believe CERUTTI-Image deserves a place here.
FENDI THEOREMA UOMO, scandalously no longer in production
Calé Fragranze d'Autore - Mistero
My best Italian-named, French-made fragrance by a French designer of Italian descent - Vintage Ungaro III
Acqua Di Selva has garnered some nice compliments. I often put some on after my lunchtime swim.
MARCO DA VENEZIA
Profumo di Pantelleria - Most southern island of Italy.
I PROFUMI DI FIRENZE
Versace Man Eau Fraîche (in my limited experience)
Last edited by M.David; 19th February 2010 at 12:57 AM.
Vetiver The Great!!!
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 07:55 AM.
Current Top 5
1. Creed Aventus
2. A*Men Pure Malt
3. L'instant Extreme
4. Nasomatto Duro
5. CDG - Kyoto
+1 Trussardi Uomo
+1 Ungaro III
And of course -> Grigio Perla by La Perla.