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Missoni Uomo

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$6.00

Uomo from 1983 was described by Missoni simply as a leather fragrance for men, but in truth it is an aromatic chypre with subtle leather notes that simmer through the dry-down.
 
It opens with a deliciously bitter accord of herbs and citrus and greens - basil, bergamot, lemon, galbanum, juniper berries - which deepens for about five minutes before starting to sweeten as the heart opens. Jasmine, carnation and rose are lightly sprinkled with cinnamon and coriander, cedarwood and green vetiver and patchouli add an earthy depth to the spicy florals, and Uomo becomes darker with the addition of oakmoss and soft leather notes as the base accord emerges slowly. 
 
A wonderful smoky powdery warmth builds in the dry-down as notes of amber, musk and tonka bean deepen, releasing subtle hints of dark vanilla and animalic skin scents that merge sensuously with the leather and oakmoss. The long dry-down is dense and complex, masterfully blended to simmer elegantly for hours, never becoming intrusive or overwhelming, unlike many high-octane masculine scents from the 1980's.  
 
Missoni Uomo reflects the unique MIssoni design aesthetic of using quality materials to create understated casual clothing or home decorations. It is fresh, green, herbal, spicy, warm, floral, earthy, mossy, leathery, ambery, woody - a full-bodied and elegant fragrance that dries down in the masterful classic Italian style. 

It's a shame it was discontinued by Missoni.
 
Notes: Basil, Galbanum, Bergamot, Lemon and Juniper Berries, Vetiver, Jasmine, Carnation, Cedar, Rose, Cinnamon, Coriander and Patchouli, Oakmoss, Leather, Incense, Amber, Musk and Tonka Bean.
 
Type: EdT
 
Parfumeur: Unknown
 

Price: $6.00
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