Canali Men 2005 Eau de Toilette

Canali Men (Eau de Toilette) by Canali
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Canali Men (Eau de Toilette) is a perfume by Canali for men and was released in 2005. The scent is leathery-spicy. It was last marketed by Eurocosmesi / Coswell.
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Top Notes Top Notes
CardamomCardamom Mandarin orangeMandarin orange PineapplePineapple AppleApple BergamotBergamot CorianderCoriander NutmegNutmeg OrangeOrange
Heart Notes Heart Notes
Orange blossomOrange blossom JasmineJasmine VioletViolet LilyLily
Base Notes Base Notes
IrisIris LeatherLeather MuskMusk VetiverVetiver CedarCedar SandalwoodSandalwood Tonka beanTonka bean


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Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 09.04.2022.


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80% (I think I had overheard) of the new releases disappear from the market within 1-2 years due to miserable acceptance. Then as now. You cry over a few, but nobody cares about most of them. At that time even less without the World Wide Web. I don't know how long "Canali Men" lasted - but I would never count him among the "lost treasures"...

Pierre Bourdon is a master, no question. But even masters can miss a trick. And "Canali Men" sucks for me. An iris scent that is supposed to be driven away from its softness and inconspicuousness with pungent fruit and scratchy leather-musk undertones? Sounds nice - but it's not. The fragrance is nothing half and nothing whole, the fabrics appear annoyingly inferior and flat-synthetic, a real character or direction crystallizes only very late. And then only with aversion. A bristly seducer, playful and annoying. Grim looking, but then also completely in the wrong direction. No. That was a sentence with an X. Today you can get something like that at Zara and other "fashion houses" next to the "counter".

Flacon: avant-garde or lame?
Sillage: discreetly sleepy
Shelf life: well meant 5 hours

Conclusion: an iris scent with edges sounds great on paper - but "Canali Men" simply doesn't work and is not one to be trusted. At least I do.
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A drastically unimpressive sort of herbal-woody-fresh & musky suede-infused designer mishmash, a sort of fruity “neo-fougère” ideally between Cerruti Essence and Canali Style, just fruitier. Surely, as other reviewers mentioned already, the fruity-ozonic head accord paired with suede and that whole musky-woody foundation echoes Grès Cabaret Homme a bit too, given the nose is also the same, but well... Canali contains too much musky plastic to be realistically compared to that. I mean literally – take all those notes, and wrap them in plastic, that’s how Canali Men smells. Cabaret smells maybe a bit more conservative, but way crisper, bolder and overall much better made than Canali (and it’s way cheaper than that).

I admit that the touch of pineapple (or whatever that head aromachemicals are intended to evoke) works fine with the musky-suede accord though, creating a sort of poor man’s Aventus-like feel in a cheaper disguise (and that says it all, since Aventus isn’t exactly Patou pour Homme). But that’s however a very minor positive nuance of an otherwise desperately dull concoction – which besides being flat and weak from the very beginning, is also ridicolously short-lived. Desperately lacking in anything making it worth even just a third of its current collector’s prices.

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