Baldessarini 2002 Eau de Cologne

Baldessarini (Eau de Cologne) by Baldessarini
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7.0 / 10 236 Ratings
A perfume by Baldessarini for men, released in 2002. The scent is spicy-woody. It is being marketed by Mäurer & Wirtz.
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Main accords

Spicy
Woody
Fresh
Citrus
Sweet

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
Bitter orangeBitter orange Mandarin orangeMandarin orange SpearmintSpearmint
Heart Notes Heart Notes
PatchouliPatchouli CloveClove CuminCumin
Base Notes Base Notes
Balsamic notesBalsamic notes MuskMusk SandalwoodSandalwood

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Scent
7.0236 Ratings
Longevity
6.3178 Ratings
Sillage
5.8169 Ratings
Bottle
6.9168 Ratings
Value for money
7.653 Ratings
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 06.06.2024.
Interesting Facts
The face of the advertising campaign is German entrepreneur Charles Schumann.

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4 in-depth fragrance descriptions
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Scent
Guitar2016

206 Reviews
Guitar2016
Guitar2016
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A Very Unique and Distinctive Perfume
This is one of the best Hugo Boss perfumes and a Hidden Gem ! UPLIFTING, Elegant and Classy. It makes me feel so confident. You can't go wrong with it. It opens up with like fresh citrusy, green, slightly spicy and floral notes in the background then dry down is green musky. This is perfect for the all seasons. I really enjoy it and I love Baldessarini Hugo Boss Cologne for Men. I'm so happy that I have it in my collection. Highly Recommend.
Bravo Monsieurs Chaillan & Wargnye !
Two Thumbs Up.
Rating : 9 / 10
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6
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8
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MajorTom

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Very helpful Review 11  
Still something for men
I remember when the scent was launched. Separates the man from the boys, was the slogan at the time. And to make the whole package credible, one of Munich's best-known bartenders, Charles Schumann, was hired as testimonial.

Baldessarini. The name alone already had a certain radiance, no question, and the advertising agency must still be respected for a great campaign. Werner Baldessarini, former chief designer at Hugo Boss, now had his own fragrance in addition to his own fashion line. Both Baldessarini and Schumann had their masculinity taken away. And indeed, I didn't smell this scent on 18-year-old disco boys, but on my boss at the time. Mission successfully completed, one could say, because also due to the price the fragrance was not for the average consumer 20 years ago.

Today, the fragrance unfortunately almost ekes out a shadowy existence, as evidenced by a measly four comments in the last five years alone. So time to get the scent out of his corner. And literally that's what I did when I converted my bathroom shelf from summer to winter a few weeks ago. And then in the corner at the back, a slightly dusty silver, heavy bottle was standing, that was the luxury version with the screw cap at the bottom for the refill bottle. So dust off, polish to a shine and position appropriately.

The weight of this metal case inevitably gives the feeling of holding not only a special bottle but also a special content in your hand. After spraying on I hear a mixture of fruits and spices, refined with something minty. I like that very much, I also like the fact that at least on my skin there are no big changes, why should there be, even if the start is right. This means that the development from the top to the base note, which can be heard in other fragrances, is not to be found here. The fragrance is dominated by spicy notes, if the pyramid is to be believed, it is carnation and cumin. Let's just leave it at that. It's a pity that the Sillage will bend after 1-3 hours. In my opinion, the scent deserves much more. It looks better with the durability, even after 6 hours Baldessarini stays with me and continues to create a good (wearing) feeling.

So what remains of a name that was placed on the market 18 years ago at enormous expense? First of all, a lot of flankers (around 25!!!), so they really tried to squeeze the brand name and monetize it wherever possible. Such an approach is not fundamentally reprehensible per se, but it does carry the danger of diluting the original, and that is exactly what I think happened here. From a noble brand, formerly standing alone and exposed next to all the Boss waters on the shelf, degenerated to a mass product, with all the flankers left and right, slipped off the shelf. It's a pity, a great pity, but a risk taken when you have to exploit a brand to such an extent.

Nevertheless Baldessarini EdC (and the concentree in equal measure) is and remains for me the one and true Baldessarini. A pleasant representative of his kind, with whom you can start every day, no matter what is on the schedule. None from the manslaughter section, yet present but never intrusive.

For me a valid and meaningful variant, if I do not know where to reach for. And insofar a test recommendation for every man who may not yet know Baldessarini.
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Guapo

23 Reviews
Guapo
Guapo
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Forgotten masterpiece... an very pleasant scent.
Unfortunately, an underrated fragrance, badly treated, poorly valued by the opinion.

It is indeed a great unique perfume. I just hope that the brand does not remember to discontinue this Exquisite scent.

Nowadays, it’s produced by MÄURER & WIRTZ GmbH & Co. KG, with own brand Baldessarini Fragrances (not Hugo Boss).

It is also available in EdC Concentree version.
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BrianBuchanan

355 Reviews
BrianBuchanan
BrianBuchanan
Helpful Review 4  
Gem of a cologne
The core of this really good sweet orange cologne is built on mandarin, fruity rose and balsamic notes, and around this a class of molecules related to rose oxide sets up a metallic ringing note that vibrates like a tuning fork way above hearing level. These are glowing, red and orange jewel-like damascones.

Baldessarini's hi tech glass and steel character is oddly out of sync with its traditional citrus, wood and spice structure. In this case, where damascones take the place of spice the effect feels both sci fi and passé, like a magical ruby shining in a bracelet of wood.

Baldessarini lies on a line that connects damascone-heavy Paris with the 1988 phenomenon Cool Water, in which (according to Bois de Jasmin) the derivative Dynascone was used.
Arriving on the cusp of the nineties, this Hugo Boss flagship masculine can be seen as fitting into the existing trend away from sillage monsters and towards a quieter decade.

But experience shows us the door to Perfumery's new world order was not unlocked by damascones and their derivatives, the key was found in the other side of Cool Water's gateway structure; it was the watery and not metallic notes that best represented the movement towards a new purity.

Baldessarini saw the game was on but they backed the wrong team.
This extraordinary fantasy cologne is from a bygone age, but it is still beautiful none the less.
This review is about the original Hugo Boss version made by Prestige Beauté.
30-07-16

Postscript

Time has finally been kind to Baldessarini. Its metallic orange head is now in fashion, feeling as it does like a template for the penetrating top notes of the mean-eyed, Sauvage style masculines.

The hard incisive top of Baldessarini has been brought back, but this time its with a difference. The expensive and fragile damascones which gave it that internal glow have been replaced by a grapefruit derived industrial molecule; what used to be the sheen of rose crystal has now become the sting of raw chilli.
08-09-16
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HugoMontezHugoMontez 2 years ago
9
Scent
A great woody citrus smell with tobacco underneath. A throwback after-shave style fragrance. Fresh and woody with a hint of spice. Nice!
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Finerthings8Finerthings8 2 years ago
5
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6
Sillage
7
Longevity
7.5
Scent
It is a vintage barbershop type of fragrance.Very citrusy with some spices and musk.its light and airy.it is pleasant if you like this type
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