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Moschino pour Homme (1990)
by Moschino


Moschino pour Homme information

Year of Launch1990
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 103 votes)

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Parent CompanyEuroitalia

About Moschino pour Homme

Moschino pour Homme is a masculine fragrance by Moschino. The scent was launched in 1990

Moschino pour Homme fragrance notes

  1. Top Notes
  2. Heart Notes
  3. Base notes

Reviews of Moschino pour Homme

Like kind of a mature scent for smart casual dressed guys or someone confident in a Brioni with finest italian leather shoes like Daniel Craig,Pierce Brosnan or George Clooney.very by the numbers traditional Italian style fougere.My dad had two bottles of this.a big orchestra of spices and flowers but so delicately blended that the actual aroma that comes out of this blend one of the most comforting,self assuring and tasteful vintage smell.

MPH reminds me of a lot of fragrances mashed up into one.the opening starts off smiliar to Hermes Bel Ami,soon after,it starts feeling a bit like Gucci PH,with the iris and florals and soft woods.and in the late dry down it start to reminds me a little bit of vintage Trussardi Uomo.the opening and heart with lavender,carnation and herbs can be dense and a little heavy,but it dries down beautifully with leather,and earthy herbal florals to give this impression of masculinity.It's a fall,winter fragrance but there is sometging sunny in it.the performance is very good.
14th March, 2021 (last edited: 09th April, 2021)
A lovely carnation sueded leather with a prickly peppered mace and rosemary/ lavender entry note. There is a big contrast here of soft carnation versus hardness of mace with a light background leather. Green rosemary/lavender versus warmth of amber and incense. This 1990's scent has a slightly out of bounds vibe while keeping a smoothly pressed demeanor. It is shiny smooth leather over paisley and chrome. I like it so I tried three different time periods of this discontinued gem and they are all more or less the same, and excellent.
11th September, 2020
It's hard to believe a brand like Moschino could create a fragrance like this. But of course that was 1990, when everything was unique and manly smelled, well, manly.

Despite some harshness in the top notes (probably due to the age of the bottle that my sample was drawn from), Moschino Pour Homme smells like the love child of Hermes Bel Ami and Caron 3rd Man. Why? Because Bel Ami gives it the leathery-woody dry down (very aromatic) and the Caron has the clove/carnation heart which the Moschino maintains right the way through the heart to the extreme dry down.

Sadly, scents are no longer made like this, but the scent is reminiscent of better times - no sugary/syrup-like sweetness. Just bitter, dry, earthy/leathery goodness.
10th September, 2020
Herbal urine in a leather jacket? This seems like it should be gross but it is strangely alluring and obviously well-built. Yatagan joins a biker gang? Love it.
29th May, 2019
A spicy aromatic leather.

Smells more niche than designer. Excellent stuff. Masculine and sure to turn heads.

It's a crying shame that this stuff has been discontinued as I would have loved to own a bottle. Not sure I love it enough to track down a vintage bottle and pay silly money but a very nice fragrance nevertheless.
20th November, 2018
The Late Franco Moschino was an eccentric fellow, and you can see it in his designs, which often mocked and satirized the rest of the fashion industry by doing things like making a leather jacket and placing the words "Expensive Jacket" on the back. Kitsch appeal in a haute couture world focused on putting on airs is hard to pull off, but this former Versace illustrator-turned fashion mogul was determined to do it. Moschino dressed up his eponymous debut perfume like a bottle of Italian table wine with Moschino (1987), and its oriental chypre style was out of fashion on purpose. Moschino Pour Homme (1990) was little different with its lack of contemporary appeal, and that intentional irrelevance is what would ironically be the very thing which made fans of Moschino's style come to purchase it. By 1990, the first wave of aquatics and calone-powered fresh fougères were sweeping away the old guard of stiff mossy chypres and musky floral powerhouse fougères, but Moschino Pour Homme stood off to the side, following an even older trope of the classic leather chypre. Hermès had released Bel Ami (1986) just a few years earlier, and this often gets compared to it, but Moschino takes a brighter floral and balsamic route to it's petrol leather base, echoing the classic Knize Ten (1924) but without the powdery bite. As for the packaging, it's a Moschino, so expect some weirdness. First run bottles of the Eau de Toilette came in a dual-necked bottle with a sprayer on one end and a pour reservoir on the other, rather than Moschino making both types of bottles separately. Eventually a standard spray-only bottle was manifest as well as an entire grooming range.

Once you look past the gilded playing card and yin yang motif, Moschino Pour Homme comes off as rather conventional in spite of itself, and traditional with just a slight risque edge even, which is something vintage colognoisseurs will undoubtedly get off to; but for everyone else, you really have to enjoy leather scents to appreciate this tandem of concepts. People who have collections stocked with goodies like the aforementioned Knize Ten and Bel Ami, or even Dunhill for Men (1934), English Leather (1949), Aramis (1965), and Fahrenheit (1988), are in good hands with Moschino Pour Homme; since it's familiar territory, and What Moschino does differently is inject a tiny bit of punk attitude into the mix. There's a spicy mace note mixed into the opening of Moschino Pour Homme, saddled with lavender, bergamot, clary sage, rosemary, and a tiny peck of galbanum, and it's the mace that makes this leap at your nose like somebody stuck a studded collar around the neck of Joseph Knize. The floral heart is a little more conservative with carnation, jasmine, and rose holding hands while caraway and orris root keep things sharp and a little soapy. The chypew base here is the thing most fans of Moschino Pour Homme tend to scream over, with labdanum, oakmoss, that antique leather note of isobutyl quinoline, and a slightly animalic styrax mellowed out with a thin sliver of coumarin. The final result of this bright to floral to dirty dry down is a formal petrol leather that flirts with being classy then sassy through use of its florals, mace and styrax, with good longevity but moderate projection that survives even cold weather thanks to the nature of its base. A petrol leather is as a petrol leather does, so wear this where you want, since you'll always make a statement regardless; just like with any of the above mentioned leathers in this class, be thankful it doesn't have modern aromachemicals for endless projection of the top notes.

Moschino Pour Homme was worn by Franco Moschino himself until his tragic death in 1994, from post-surgical complications following a tumor removal, exacerbated by the onset of AIDS; but the designer's quirky and parodist vision didn't die with him, since his assistant Rosella Jardini took over and kept the house alive. Take a look at any of the other fragrances made since the release of Moschino or Moschino Pour Homme, and that same whimsy is there if not amplified further in many cases. Uomo? Moschino (1997) would succeed Moschino Pour Homme and it too would flirt with contrasting themes; but not by being anachronistic, and instead by lampooning the unisex craze. Uomo? Moschino presented a woodsy amber scent with a sweet lemon top that was both fresh and unisex, but also warm and masculine, hence the question mark. Moschino Pour Homme had and still has its fans but would be discontinued then quietly replaced by Uomo? Moschino as the male pillar of choice for the house, becoming something of a cult classic to leather fans looking for their petrol fix, since this genre exists mostly in niche realms these days. Fresh faces looking to get their feet wet in the leather genre are better off starting with Knize Ten because it is still made, plus is the granddaddy of this style anyway and sells new for about what Moschino Pour Homme sells for or over in the secondary market. However, seasoned fans of leather who've been there and done that should most definitely give this a sniff, even if from a mini or other trial-friendly size, as Moschino Pour Homme plays like a rough-and-ready bonus track or lost B-side to the smoother greatest hits of the genre, and that's quite alright by me. Rest in Peace Franco Moschino (1950-1994). Thumbs up
16th October, 2018 (last edited: 25th July, 2021)

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