Very helpful Review
Powerful elixir of citrus, floral and spice flavors
Although released more than 20 years ago, it's not outdated, yet so damn modern, fresh, soft, and fierce, a masculine perfume with a new Cyprus freshness. This fragrance is woody-fougére-oriental and shares some facets with Zino by Zino Davidoff, being not closely akin or a clone of it.
UDVM opens with a fresh citrus sensation, a blast of lemon and tangerine blended with crisp spearmint. I can clearly distinguish the lemon-minty artemisia leaves, similar to Lemon or Citrus thyme, the green accord of galbanum, and the aromatic rosemary.
That virile citrus aroma makes me think about a summer scent, but suddenly I have to change my mind. The force of aromatic freshness with tarragon, rosemary, and mint, lead the scene to a woody effect of unsoiled vetiver, softening upon contact with animal musk notes.
The base notes orbit around a particularly mannish bitter patchouli and spread sweetie vanilla, honey, and tobacco on wild musky notes. Oh man, I didn't know that patchouli and honey go together well until I met this underrated sensational beauty! The dry-down notes leave a trail that is reminiscent of Zino Davidoff.
UDVM is a refined, nearly unique, and incredibly modern fragrance that makes a masculine signature. Fresh, but not marine or aquatic, in the opening, woody and sugary in the dry down. I counsel this for cooler temperatures like fall and winter, both day and evening. Since it is long-lasting but not overpowering can be safely worn at work. Longevity and sillage are above the average on my skin, an exceptional fragrance. An exciting thing, this and all the other UDV perfumes are sold in the mass market at a very affordable price. To me, this scent deserves a complete 8/10. Don't be scared by the bad UdV sign of the bottle, which brings me to think about something close to Bram Stoker's Count Dracula or whatsoever; the raw juice inside is worth it!