Sunday, November 15, 2009
Fendi Uomo Original Formula
Cypress, Cyclamen, Iris, Cinnamon, Carnation, Jasmin, Rose.
Vetiver, Patchouli, Vanilla, Castoreum, Amber, Cedar, Leather, Musk.
I become very amused at the polarization Fendi Uomo causes among those who have never worn it before. This is serious perfumery folks and the choice of notes is not for the feint of heart. I'm not insinuating that Fendi Uomo is loud and knock-you-down boisterous. On me, it is not, but for others it seems to be judging from their opinions. It all boils down to perception I imagine.
Wearing Fendi Uomo always reminds me of an overcast, late afternoon. It's not ominous or even a brooding creation, but it's serious and manages to keep the uplifting rays of the sun at bay. The spicy aspect of Uomo is the beating heart and puts a face on this pensive fragrance.
The combination of Coriander, Angelica and Cypress is an interesting choice. Between them, they tender a palpable array of spice, woodiness, some musk and even a subtle balsamic smoke. Until the base and drydown arrive, Fendi Uomo is built around these three implementations. Sure, they are accented some by the others, but on me they are the cornerstone upon which Uomo is constructed.
The base and drydown is the martini after a hard day at work. This state of restfulness is very pleasant and in stark contrast to the spicy and busy opening. Hints of earth, resin, vanilla and leathery wood tones cast their shadow over the ever softening spice and bring Fendi Uomo home.
Sillage is very good and after fading is resuscitated through body heat. Longevity is 6 hours plus with the last few being a close scent. Thumbs up from Aromi for this classic masculine from Fendi and a sample wear is most definitely recommended.