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    Default NEW Ermenegildo Zegna Elements of Man

    Integrity
    Clary sage, Pink pepper, Gumnut, Green notes, Amber, African geranium

    Passion
    Frankincense, Rum, Cognac, Saffron, Amber

    Wisdom
    Italian mandarin, Winter lemon, Verbena, Coriander leaf, French lavender, Neroli, Musk

    Strength
    Tobacco leaf, Honey, Apricot, Oud, Smoke, Pine needle, Musk

    Talent
    Yuzu, Sichuan pepper, Bergamot, Black tea, Patchouli, Cedarwood

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    Ermenegildo Zegna Haitian Vetiver, Javanese Patchouli
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    Default Re: NEW Ermenegildo Zegna Elements of Man

    Very frustrating brand... I have two from Essenze line, and both were brought blind.
    Very difficult to sample here in RO.

    Those from the Life Collection seem to be smaller in size (75ml or even 50ml).
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    Chanel Sycomore, Bois des Iles
    Hermes Vetiver Tonka, Osmanthe Yunnan
    Christian Dior Vetiver, Oud Ispahan
    The Different Company Sel de Vetiver, Bergamote
    Ermenegildo Zegna Haitian Vetiver, Javanese Patchouli
    Elie Saab Essence No. 6: Vetiver, Essence No. 3: Ambre
    Boucheron Neroli d'Ispahan

    Currently wearing: Vétiver by Christian Dior

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    Default Re: NEW Ermenegildo Zegna Elements of Man

    Feels stupid to say so, but they all sound meh.. Hope I'm pleasantly surprised, of course! Strength and Talent sound the best of the bunch. What the heck is gumnut?
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    Default Re: NEW Ermenegildo Zegna Elements of Man

    As an integrous, passionate, wise, strong, and talented man, does that mean I need to buy them all and layer?!

    Seriously, though, they're really churning them out aren't they? By no means alone there. We'll call it the McMontacera effect.
    Huh, expected the Rocky mountains to be a little rockier than this...

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    Default Re: NEW Ermenegildo Zegna Elements of Man

    Passion and Strength appeal the most to me on notes only.

    The concept is toe-curling though IMHO.

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    Default Re: NEW Ermenegildo Zegna Elements of Man

    Quote Originally Posted by ceaiu View Post
    Integrity
    Clary sage, Pink pepper, Gumnut, Green notes, Amber, African geranium

    Passion
    Frankincense, Rum, Cognac, Saffron, Amber

    Wisdom
    Italian mandarin, Winter lemon, Verbena, Coriander leaf, French lavender, Neroli, Musk

    Strength
    Tobacco leaf, Honey, Apricot, Oud, Smoke, Pine needle, Musk

    Talent
    Yuzu, Sichuan pepper, Bergamot, Black tea, Patchouli, Cedarwood
    Oh my god, that list of notes reads like a bad joke.

    Marketing
    Yes! Let's have lots. And then some.

    Integrity
    Not so much. But how about more marketing!

    Everything
    List everything but the kitchen sink.

    Icing
    What? We found the kitchen sink? That's the icing on the marketing cake, baby!

    Talent
    If there is any, it'll be diluted beyond recognition.

    I don't understand Zegna. They have terribly spotty distribution, and their designer releases are such filler. Does anybody who doesn't own a bottle remember what Zegna Z smells like? What about Zegna Uomo? How about Zegna Intenso? That scent was such a monster hit, they released a limited edition. LOL! Did you know they have a Zegna Z Cities line? I wouldn't be surprised if some of their Essenze by Ermenegildo Zegna line is good... but what a horrible name for the line which most people won't be able to find due to poor distribution. I don't understand this house at all.
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    Default Re: NEW Ermenegildo Zegna Elements of Man

    A little gimmicky no? And Zegna is sort of difficult to sample most everywhere. Out of the bunch I'd be interested in Talent.

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    Default Re: NEW Ermenegildo Zegna Elements of Man

    Very interested. OP - thanks for sharing.
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    Default Re: NEW Ermenegildo Zegna Elements of Man

    Quote Originally Posted by ceaiu View Post
    Very frustrating brand... I have two from Essenze line, and both were brought blind.
    Very difficult to sample here in RO.

    Those from the Life Collection seem to be smaller in size (75ml or even 50ml).
    100 ml.
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    Default Re: NEW Ermenegildo Zegna Elements of Man

    Quote Originally Posted by ceaiu View Post
    Very frustrating brand... I have two from Essenze line, and both were brought blind.
    Very difficult to sample here in RO.
    Out of curiosity, where would you sample these in RO? Any particular department store?

    Quote Originally Posted by calzim View Post
    Feels stupid to say so, but they all sound meh.. Hope I'm pleasantly surprised, of course! Strength and Talent sound the best of the bunch. What the heck is gumnut?
    Nothing to feel stupid about here; I agree with you. Very bland to say the least. Some of the bottles look nice, but not a reason to even sample in my opinion...
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    Default Re: NEW Ermenegildo Zegna Elements of Man

    Uh-oh! Fancy cigarette box alert!! (Read: $$$$)

    I'll sample them, once they're available but I'm rather sick to death of 'honeyed tobacco'. Will wait for the field reports from Zegna's diehard fans in the meantime.

    Isn't gumnut a cousin of numbnut?
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    Default Re: NEW Ermenegildo Zegna Elements of Man

    I think 'CHEESE' should be the sixth

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    Default Re: NEW Ermenegildo Zegna Elements of Man

    I am a huge fan of the Essenze line, so I will certainly give these a try. Well, I will give these a try if they are available to sample anywhere. The Essenze line has been a challenge to say the least.
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    Default Re: NEW Ermenegildo Zegna Elements of Man

    Quote Originally Posted by rum View Post
    Out of curiosity, where would you sample these in RO? Any particular department store?...
    AFAIK no physical store carries them in Ro.
    Zegna had a boutique a while back, but they closed it.
    One online shop (affiliated with Notino) has some from initial Essenze line (not Gold or Spices) and only sample available now is Florentine Iris.
    Blind bought Haitian Vetiver and Javanese Patchouli, and I would buy others but I would really like to sample first.
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    Chanel Sycomore, Bois des Iles
    Hermes Vetiver Tonka, Osmanthe Yunnan
    Christian Dior Vetiver, Oud Ispahan
    The Different Company Sel de Vetiver, Bergamote
    Ermenegildo Zegna Haitian Vetiver, Javanese Patchouli
    Elie Saab Essence No. 6: Vetiver, Essence No. 3: Ambre
    Boucheron Neroli d'Ispahan

    Currently wearing: Vétiver by Christian Dior

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    Default Re: NEW Ermenegildo Zegna Elements of Man

    Like others I'm a fan of the entire Essenze line.

    But the new "gold" releases and now this...leaves me a bit cold.

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    Good to hear, thanks for sharing info.

    I love the orginal Essenze Line, and always want to sample Gold and Spice Line but I just cannot find anywhere offering...

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    Default Re: NEW Ermenegildo Zegna Elements of Man

    I tried Indian Spice from their other oriental line, that was good but the others were pretty much watered down renditions of Montale fragrances from several years ago

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    Default Re: NEW Ermenegildo Zegna Elements of Man

    Like the notes in Passion.

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    Default Re: NEW Ermenegildo Zegna Elements of Man

    Sampling will be extra important given the marketing department has been so heavily involved here

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    Much of the Zegna line can be found at the various decant sample shops... The notes on this are, uh, interesting, but the Essenze line is so outstanding that I'll at least sample

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    Have most of the Essenze collection, Amber Gold, and all of the spice collection.
    They work great for me.
    Will sample and buy this line if they're good.

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    Default Re: NEW Ermenegildo Zegna Elements of Man

    Quote Originally Posted by AntonPan View Post
    100 ml.
    Do you have info about this, or it's a guess?

    Second picture shows that the bottle is quite slim... kind of similar with Roja Dove bottles which appear larger than they are when pictured from the front.
    Another RD element is the large gold label with the two horizontal lines.
    From Wardrobe: Collection Whish List

    Chanel Sycomore, Bois des Iles
    Hermes Vetiver Tonka, Osmanthe Yunnan
    Christian Dior Vetiver, Oud Ispahan
    The Different Company Sel de Vetiver, Bergamote
    Ermenegildo Zegna Haitian Vetiver, Javanese Patchouli
    Elie Saab Essence No. 6: Vetiver, Essence No. 3: Ambre
    Boucheron Neroli d'Ispahan

    Currently wearing: Vétiver by Christian Dior

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    Default Re: NEW Ermenegildo Zegna Elements of Man

    Quote Originally Posted by ceaiu View Post
    Do you have info about this, or it's a guess?

    Second picture shows that the bottle is quite slim... kind of similar with Roja Dove bottles which appear larger than they are when pictured from the front.
    Another RD element is the large gold label with the two horizontal lines.
    An official info.
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    Default Re: NEW Ermenegildo Zegna Elements of Man

    Quote Originally Posted by AntonPan View Post
    An official info.
    Do you have info on the price as well?

    I've seen 200€ per 50ml some where on the web.
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    From Wardrobe: Collection Whish List

    Chanel Sycomore, Bois des Iles
    Hermes Vetiver Tonka, Osmanthe Yunnan
    Christian Dior Vetiver, Oud Ispahan
    The Different Company Sel de Vetiver, Bergamote
    Ermenegildo Zegna Haitian Vetiver, Javanese Patchouli
    Elie Saab Essence No. 6: Vetiver, Essence No. 3: Ambre
    Boucheron Neroli d'Ispahan

    Currently wearing: Vétiver by Christian Dior

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    Default Re: NEW Ermenegildo Zegna Elements of Man

    Will contact the Zegna boutique in my area to see when they expect availability.
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    Default Re: NEW Ermenegildo Zegna Elements of Man

    Quote Originally Posted by ceaiu View Post
    Blind bought Haitian Vetiver and Javanese Patchouli, and I would buy others but I would really like to sample first.
    If you like tom ford neroli portofino you'll like zegna mediterranean neroli, it's practically identical and i get better performance with the zegna.
    I came here to talk fragrances & chew bubblegum.. and i'm all out of bubblegum.

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    Default Re: NEW Ermenegildo Zegna Elements of Man

    The Zegna fragrance universe is expanding exponentially.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitchapalooza View Post
    If you like tom ford neroli portofino you'll like zegna mediterranean neroli, it's practically identical and i get better performance with the zegna.
    Really? I own and like both but don't find them the least bit similar.
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    Default Re: NEW Ermenegildo Zegna Elements of Man

    Of the listed notes only Wisdom appeals to me but I like the look of those bottles. Hopefully they'll come out here, I'm still waiting to try Bourbon Vanilla
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    Default Re: NEW Ermenegildo Zegna Elements of Man

    These look and sound boring, and additionally have all the tell-tale signs of '______' .... , so I wouldn't be going out of my way to sample these.

    Thanks for the info.

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