I'm a fan of Pascal Morabito. His offerings are something I genuinely enjoy or (at the least ) find interesting and quirky. Puro Intense leaves me somewhere in the middle.
I cannot claim to experience a boozy quality that's noticeable in the opening, but I will say that wearing Puro Intense is akin to shifting 1st, 2nd and 3rd gears in a standard transmission. In a matter of minutes, I undergo three noticeable transitions and the shifts are rather effortless. All that is for naught however if what is changing isn't to your liking. Lucky for me I happen to be partial to what I smell.
No sooner than you can begin to appreciate the lime and orange duo, an ashy cigar aroma emerges and quickly picks up volume and presence. The citric accord is still there, but is relegated to second fiddle. These two stages transpire rather quickly on my skin and the third is not afar off.
The base accord consists of the tobacco note becoming softer with less cigar and ash. It now is a more conventional rendition and definitely more enjoyable. Its introduction was attention getting ( at least to me ) and I'm happy it has transformed. Present as well is a mellow, rich spice coming compliments of the cinna-mocha. The cinnamon, coffee and cocoa notes are muddled and act as one entity on me. It smells full and the accord is very good. It's perhaps the best quality of Puro Intense.
Thumbs up from Aromi for Puro Intense by Nejma.