Tuscany per UomoEtruscan (1984) Eau de Toilette

Tuscany per Uomo / Etruscan (Eau de Toilette) by Aramis
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Tuscany per Uomo is a popular perfume by Aramis for men and was released in 1984. The scent is spicy-woody. It is being marketed by Estēe Lauder Companies.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Lavender, Lime, Lemon
Heart Notes Heart NotesAniseed, Tarragon, Caraway, Orange blossom
Base Notes Base NotesBasil, Oakmoss, Leather, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Tonka bean, Cinnamon

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Scent

8.0 (215 Ratings)

Longevity

7.6 (157 Ratings)

Sillage

6.8 (151 Ratings)

Bottle

6.9 (154 Ratings)
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 11.10.2019

Interesting Facts

The scent was re-released in 2009.

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Carlitos01Carlitos01 16 months ago

„Scusi, ma perché dovrei usare il profumo della Toscana per Uomo? ...”


(Excuse me, but why should I use the scent of Tuscany for Men? ...) More than thirty years ago (in my teens)...
CoutureguruCoutureguru 7 years ago

„The murder of a classic”


"TUSCANY!!! Old friend ... what have they done to you??? Ripped your balls off ... that's what!!!!" In an article that I recently read, the writer...
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Stinki

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Stinki
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Very helpful Review    14
wear permanently or often
i have always only been able to create fragrances that don't really have anything special or flamboyant about them, but are handmade and made from good ingredients. But we all also want to smell unusual, resp. different than others, that is left over from the animal kingdom due to evolution and serves to delimit us and at the same time to reveal.
This happens in today's free scented game often disproportionately or so exuberantly (motto much helps much) or abstractly and also artificially, so that finally the natural law described above leads involuntarily to a paradox. What I mean to say is that man/woman often stands in front of the shelf and says to himself: today I want to smell quite distinctly infernal superior and forget that, let everyone check it for themselves; only the persons/scents in the positive and also inevitably mysterious remain in one's memory, which have sublimely and delicately scented. The rest, the "infernal superior" smelled, has already revealed everything immediately and often even the wrong thing.
What all this has to do with Tuscany; now he's such a candidate, he doesn't pretend anything and he's not necessarily very straight either, he just smells good, I almost only like something like that anymore.
Clear is cinnamon (which I don't really like that much), one of its clearest notes, but completely unsweet and paired with a lot of clove (isoeugenol and eugenol) and bitter orange. It is nice that here a very gentle powder/talcum is subject, which prevents the speculative effect. As said before, hardly any great parts to smell, hardly any exuberant complexity without monothematic, but just a beautiful harmonious fragrance - that alone can seem very mysterious nowadays (see above)...
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Carlitos01

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Carlitos01
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Very helpful Review    6
Scusi, ma perché dovrei usare il profumo della Toscana per Uomo? ...
(Excuse me, but why should I use the scent of Tuscany for Men? ...)

More than thirty years ago (in my teens) I was wandering around Florence and noticed a clergyman wearing a flawless shirt, an impeccable cassock, and Prada shoes. But what struck me the most was the scent he spread around him. I politely greeted him for his beautiful clothes matching and asked him what perfume he wore because I found it particularly pleasing. He just answered me "Il profumo è "Tuscany" di Aramis e con questa fragranza puoi usare solo Prada" (The fragrance is "Tuscany" by Aramis and with this fragrance you can only use Prada).
A couple of days later I bought my first Tuscany flask and since then I only remember not having this perfume for two years some ten years ago and after having used my last vintage bottle till the last drop. Currently I own and use the contemporary Aramis and still love it a lot.
Since then I returned to Italy a lot of times and I still have the same initial opinion: This fragrance mesmerizes the beauty of the Tuscan countryside.

The fragrance is quite manly. It does fit well in mid season - Autumn or Spring, day or night - to any elegant man. It has got a wide weather latitude and it's quite safe to use it in Summer nights and Winter days as well. It's a serious compliment magnet and an universal pleaser for both men and women. It suggests a true impeccably dressed Italian gentleman worthy of walking the fashionable streets of Rome, Milan and Florence. And it's a very sexy fragrance indeed!

The fragrance opens with a fantastic accord of different citrus notes (with an heavenly bergamot) blended with a memorable lavender worth of being used by the most exquisite fougéres.
The lavender does persist for the second phase where you notice a superb aniseed note. I must emphasise that the blending quality remains very high all through all the scent evolution. The heart notes propose you also a magnific orange blossom that takes over the initial citrus notes.
The bottom notes are all about a spicy basil (mandatory in any Italian flavor) sweetened by tonka bean and cinnamon, framed by the woody background of sandalwood, moss and earthy patchouli, and mainly by one of the most clear-cut leather scents I have ever experienced. The woody and leather notes ensure the average persistence of the drydown. You won't get neither dark, nor animalic vibes.
Unfortunately this fragrance has only an average performance. The longevity stands up to 6 hours with 3 sprays), the sillage is about an arm lenght and it projects during 2 hours. The 2009 reformulation kept the original potion ingredients but quite watered down. Due to Tuscany very competitive pricing you may always respray at your own will.

Let's see the math for Tuscany:
- Scent opening: 10.0 (very very good - my judgement)
- Scent drydown: 9.0 (very good - my judgement)
- Longevity: 7.0 (8 hours+ with 3 sprays)
- Sillage: 6.5 (up to 3 feet for 2 hours with 3 sprays; projects for 2 hours); practical skin scent till the 6th hour.
- Uniqueness: 9.5 (unique, very well blended, giving me some faint vibes of other fragrances but similar to none; Tuscany per Uomo Forte EDP is out of this equation)
- Versatility: 9.0 (almost everywhere, but with better choices for clubbing and formal events. Don't use it while working out or in the beach)
- Wearability: 9.0 (high during Spring and Autumn,... quite adequate during Winter or Summer as well, but avoid extreme heat or cold).
- Compliments: 9.5 (It's a universal pleaser and a compliment magnet)
- Quality: 9.0 (my judgement - does not suggest even a small vibe of being cheap or synthetic. It does smell expensive; with a little better performance it would deserve a 10.0)
- Presentation: 8.0 (discrete but nice. Excellent cap and sprayer.)
- Price: 9.0 (100 ml non tester for 25 Euros + VAT)

Average: 8.68 / 10.00
- between 7 and 8 =above average;
- between 8 and 9 = recomended;
- bigger than 9 = don't miss it;
Advice: A fragrance from the 80's but quite pleasant and up to date. It does attract a lot of compliments and it seems to please everybody. It's almost inexpensive. The downside is the average performance of the current formulation.
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Guapo

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Guapo
Guapo
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The Italian Gentleman
My signature scent in early 90s. Distinct, discreet, manly.
Excellent as all fragrances of the house Aramis / Estee Lauder. After reading a superb article about this gentleman scent, I could not resist and bought it already.
Certainly one of the best men's fragrances ever, something neglected by the signs of the times with these new repetitive fashion candy and aquatic scents. To my humble nose, the new formula does not differ from the vintage one. Notice that the shape of all bottles of 'Aramis Gentlemen's Collection' come from the design of the original classic bottle of this perfume.
I missed this old friend.
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ColinM

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ColinM
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Azzaro pour Homme Countryside Edition
Assuming Tuscany has not been modified from its earlier version (dark red-striped box), it’s – or it was – a fantastic scent, another “cheapo” worth having. A simple, radiant, fresh-aromatic fougère full of flawless heritage elegance, cozy and warm like a balmy Sunday evening on the Tuscan hills. A brownish blend rich in woods, mossy notes, discreet yet lively spices, an aromatic herbaceous breeze with a whiff of “culinary” flavours and aniseed, a masculine bone-structure of lavender, citrus-bergamot, tobacco, all gently yet solidly rounded by a leathery-mossy base smelling of branches, grass, leaves. Autumn in a bottle, Mediterranean yet civilized, full of mannered, charming, quiet “country elegance”. Which is something that I realise it’s quite neglected in perfumery – we’ve Oriental scents, “urban” scents, minimalist stuff, gourmands, candies, yet almost no homages to retired businessmen riding their horse in their Tuscan estate. What I appreciate the most here and what I think makes Tuscany unique and so pleasant is a general feel of subtle, manly yet gentle warmth: the notes are all clean, discreet, cozy, incredibly solid but restrained at the same time. All smells “common” in a way, yet unique in the way it’s elaborated. By the way, I agree with the similarity to Azzaro, even if Tuscany smells a bit more round, "country" and gentle to me. Absolutely modern and versatile, probably unappealing to younger/trendier audiences, but that’s their problem...

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Coutureguru

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Coutureguru
Coutureguru
Very helpful Review    5
The murder of a classic
"TUSCANY!!! Old friend ... what have they done to you??? Ripped your balls off ... that's what!!!!"

In an article that I recently read, the writer alleged that in 2011, at least three new fragrances were launched EVERY SINGLE DAY. Small wonder then, that the market is filled with such anonymous crap!!
Instead, old and revered houses (like Lauder - yes ... you are also guilty as charged!!) reformulate! What was once a super sexy leatherbound giant of a fragrance has been reduced to a pup mewling at the teat! In their defense, Lauder's reformulations are generally very sympathetic. From the Gentlemen's Collection, Devin and 900 are still very good, if lacking a little in longevity. I never really cared for New West or Havana, but how in the hell did they F*K Tuscany up so badly??? It boggles the mind!!! I used to spray this of an evening to hit the clubs, boogie my ass off until the sun came up, go home, sleep and wake up with Tuscany only beginning to reach it's final phase of drydown. I tested it (liberally) some time ago and it disappeared from my skin in under 2 hours ... flat!!!
I am aware that "vintage" bottles of many beloved frags are still available all over Ebay - the point (at least for me) is that I shouldn't have to be ripped off to get what I so fondly remember. Another one bites the dust :o(.

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Carlitos01 16 months ago
It suggests an impeccably dressed Italian gentleman, walking along a fashionable street in Rome, Milan or Florence. Very manly. Recommended!+3
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