Carnation, Cyclamen, Cypress, Fir, Jasmine, Rose.
Vanilla, Sandalwood, Amber, Benzoin, Castoreum, Cedar, Patchouli.
I'm reviewing the vintage release of Colors Uomo, not because of snobbery or a disdain for the newer renditions. Truth is, I have never smelled any of them that I can recall. If I have, I surely don't remember and I recently scored a vintage 100ml. with box on the bay. I submitted a low ball bid and as luck would have it, no one else bid on it. What I can initially say is that I am pleasantly surprised at how nice this is. There's also a very calm complexity churning in this fragrance that I didn't expect to exist. I wrongly assumed it was a superficial and linear scent due to some reviews I read after winning the bottle and waiting for it to arrive.
The intro and subsequent transitions were giving me a deja vu experience. Colors Uomo resembles more than one blast from the past, but the one I found it to be kissing cousins with is Ricci Club Haute. Colors is smoother and more transparent than Ricci, but the similarities are too obvious to ignore. I have always liked Ricci Club Haute and have extolled its virtues, but smelling them side by side, Colors is the easier wear and less mesomorphic than Ricci. I'm not insinuating that Ricci Club Haute is brutish. Heavier is a more accurate term and in these summer months, less is definitely more.
Sillage is good and longevity is approximately 5 hours on my skin. Thumbs up from Aromi for Colors Uomo by Benetton.