Well-blended and classy
Leather and fruit. It's been done before, but never this well. I have to admit, I'm a sucker for this profile, owning both Godolphin and Ombre Leather. Both of those are a bit loud though, and don't really smooth out after a bit on the skin. They still give the impression of sticking your nose into a leather bag hours after applying. Milano fixes this problem: it opens with that same brash combo of the fruits and leather, but then settles down into an ambery-suede accord close to the skin that is hypnotizing and has me coming back again and again for another sniff. I'm glad I gave Fragrance du Bois another chance after really not being a fan of Oud Vert Intense or Sahraa.