Is this one still around? I missed the boat on Moss Breches - I really would like to at least sniff this one before it's gone.
Tom Ford Private Blends Italian Cypress is sold as a unisex offering but I see it as a nod to the masculines of yesteryear.
Its name is a bit misleading because the Cypress doesn't dominate. It's the blending of the woods, spices, and even clean smoke that make it such an olfactory experience.
It has been compared to Polo Green and the similarities are obvious, it does have a vintage vibe. Men have long been wearing this type of fragrance and for good reason. The ruggedness and robustness of Polo has always reflected the nature of the wearer.
Italian Cypress grows and evolves this concept. It's a nod to the great outdoors; pine needles, wood, smoke, spices... the whole forest. What a trip!
Virile and verdant, I agree that this scent is one that will put hair on your chest. Can't help but feel a bit pfwwwoooooar wearing this!
Yes, it's still around. I cannot imagine a woman wearing this one, but who knows. It indeed, conjures to me, a cleaned up, modernized Polo green...in a very good way.
A fantastic scent.
Does Italian Cypress have Polo's birch tar leather, or is it a different style of leather from Polo?
(I enjoy Polo a lot except for the birch tar and would love to find a fragrance that resembles it but without that accord.)
I'm wearing Italian Cypress today (as I did yesterday too). I love all the Tom Ford Private Blends that I've got or tried, but I find Italian Cypress is the most wearable for work in the office. I agree, it's a very masculine scent. I see the similarity to Polo, only more refined, natural and lasts and lasts... and lasts!
LOST! in scent and music
Enjoy it and dont find it unisex at all. The only thing that bothers me about IC is the cinnamon. I find myself going to Z-14 more than IC.
I own it + love it! actually I do not care about Perfume x Gender.
It's an excellent fragrance. Enjoy!
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does italian cyress remind anyone else of creed bois du portugal a little bit?
Last edited by StylinLA; 6th September 2011 at 03:01 PM.
Z-14 smells like dentist's tooth polish to me with that cinnamon, though it has excellent balance and longevity. still haven't encountered a successful cinnamon note in a frag yet, but this one interests me.
Having Z-14 makes Italian Cypress superfluous to me, just my two cents. I got much more Z-14 than Polo out of it.
Out of the Tom Fords I've sampled, this was one of my favorites. The Great Outdoors captured in a bottle.
Along with TV and TL, IC is one of my top favorites from TF.
IC is definitely one of my picks for the summer.