Cento 2017

Cento by Ajmal
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Cento is a popular perfume by Ajmal for men and was released in 2017. The scent is floral-fresh. Projection and longevity are above-average. The production was apparently discontinued.
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Fragrance Notes

LemonLemon BergamotBergamot GeraniumGeranium Clary sageClary sage AniseedAniseed LavenderLavender Lily of the valleyLily of the valley LeatherLeather MossMoss PatchouliPatchouli SandalwoodSandalwood

Ratings

Scent

7.811 Ratings

Longevity

8.810 Ratings

Sillage

8.610 Ratings

Bottle

5.913 Ratings
Submitted by Michael, last update on 12.06.2022.
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10
Scent
10
Longevity
10
Sillage
10
Bottle
Pedito

13 Reviews
Pedito
Pedito
Helpful Review    6  
Leathery soapy goodness...
Head: lemon, bergamot, geranium, clary sage

Heart: lavander, anise, marigold, lily-of-the-valley

Base: leather, moss, patchouli, sandalwood, musk

Cento is Dove’s Men + Care Fresh bar soap, the one with the green and black packaging except here with added leather.

This is a superbly great perfume for Men! I am not usually a fan of leather perfumes for the dudes because to me they’re all always brutally masculine (excluding TF’s Tuscan which is clearly for Women) in their delivery. I’m more a soft masculine/unisex perfume kinda guy. This Cento is amazing, plain and simple. It smells very good. Maybe I’m smitten because I use the Dove bar soap which I swear to you smells exactly like Cento, but in perfume form. Outside of that, this is not generic in the least. It’s a stunning leather perfume bathed in florals that it’s for sure masculine in feel. I love this contrast here, it’s almost extreme but works perfectly.

Cento is a great contrast between piercingly white and soapy lily-of-the-valley and a dark leather accord with a strong supportive lavander. It literally smells like the colors of white, black and purple. It is very complex in feel and very strong. This is a 24 hour scent. The leather is strong and a bit harsh in the opening due to the strong lavander and lotv. This is a very sharp scent but balanced beautifully. After a few hours it smooths out considerably becoming much more soft and palatable thanks to the florals becoming soapy white while the leather turns into a supple black suede note. These are the main notes. Leather, lavander and lotv, An absolute killer combo! I’ve smelled lots and this Cento for sure is unique. I wish there was some amber in this though to warm it up a bit. It’s a very cold and dark soapy perfume but done so well.

I really like this. I can’t find any faults. It’s an incredibly well constructed scent from opening to close. It’s balanced but complex. The transitions from opening, to heart to base take a long time. The base doesn’t really appear until well after 8 hours where it’s a patchouli/sandalwood bomb bathed in soap and suede on a softly musky base but of course, subdued at this point. I don’t get much in the way of moss. It’s for sure not oakmoss thank goodness, more of a soft creamy green feel if you seriously sniff that’s more of a background texture to lend longevity and darkness.

Overall, total winner. It just depends on if you’re going to jive with this smell. I can tell you that this is a heavy scent, full on and textured. There is nothing wispy here. It’s strong. If you wear a small amount as in a few ‘spritzes’ onto your chest and no where else, you get that entire scent pyramid with a highly pleasurable dry down. Also, this requires a lot of testing to get it.

This is so far outside of what I typically am attracted to it’s silly. Cento though, personally love it. Great scent.
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Statements

MihaiuMihaiu 6 months ago
7
Scent
7
Longevity
7
Sillage
5
Bottle
Lye, Lily of the valley & a greenish note in the background. daily/leisure frag for spring & fall
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