Friday, November 13, 2009
Giorgio Beverly Hills Giorgio for Men
Carnation, Cedar, Cinnamon, Orris, Patchouli, Rose, Sandalwood.
Amber, Benzoin, Honey, Moss, Musk, Tonka bean and Vanilla.
This review is of the reformulated version. What stands out to me from the initial blast ( and blast is what you get ) is the standout Carnation and Patchouli duo. The opening is citric-aldehyde with an already rising carnation and patchouli. There's a shadowy orange in here as well and the feel is very unique, powerful and with a definitive nod to the 1980's.
The opening lasts about 10 minutes on my skin before settling down in volume and projection. By this time, the patchouli is at the fore and accented by carnation and what I can only assume is the ambiguous "fruit note".
The drydown of Giorgio for Men takes hours on my skin. I can't even imagine the original formula ( of which I have never smelled) as I am persuaded that it's a more "in your face" creation. This rendition is plenty loud for me. Once the drydown finally arrives, the "blueprint" of Giorgio is still working its magic and is softened just a bit from the addition of an oriental outro. There's a slight resinous quality in the mix, but it never gets noticeably mossy or musky to me.
Sillage is impressive and longevity is an entire work shift. Big thumbs up from Aromi for Giorgio for Men and the floral patchouli madness.