beautifull yet non easy to find
The first Ungaro for men is a fougere as beautiful as, in some ways, sui generis. All in all, the pyramid is canonical for the category, in the sense that the fundamental notes are there but are then flanked by further elements that give it a particular connotation. What am I referring to? to the dark and enveloping character that makes this perfume very special. In fact, although it is a fougere it is not absolutely fresh or suitable for the morning, but it has a character that I would dare to define as "warm" in a broad sense, which is instead suitable for the evening, thanks to the presence of elements such as sandalwood, tonka, amber and honey making it a perfume that seems seductive and bewitching to me. I would like to clarify, however, that it is not a cloying or particularly sweet perfume, on the contrary... let's say that all these elements combine to give it an enveloping and soft nuance (to make a comparison, tom ford beau de jour is to my nose much more sweet and vanilla. . In any case, as a good fougere, it always remains aromatic thanks to the male flowers par excellence such as lavender and geranium which in turn are enhanced by the green and aromatic notes. The performances are appropriate to the genre, since it is a classic men's perfume it is not shouty or loud but gentle even if clearly present, never intrusive or imposing, it allows itself to be perceived by those who approach it appropriately. The duration is good, I would say between 5 and 7 hours on skin. As for the author of this beautiful perfume, it is appropriate to mention the name of Jacque Polge, in fact it seems that at the time the Ungaro maison did not have a "perfume" department or in any case the possibility of creating a new fragrance so it decided to "outsource" the you work at Chanel (which is synonymous with Polge, in fact); and it seems that it was the legendary (ehh yes, legendary...) Jacque Polge who created the 3 Ungaro men's shoes (perhaps together with Demachy, but there is no certainty about this). Definitely? beautiful and particular, for me and it seems for almost all lovers of the genre the best of the trilogy and also the most sought after, absolutely a must have if you are a lover of the genre even if, unfortunately, today you have to spend a rather high sum to get a bottle of it well maintained.