Cerruti Image WOMAN could be for a MAN
This is a citrus woody scent that could pass for a unisex fragrance. Signature scent worthy for the right wearer. Possibly second skin for the right chemistry. Very wearable in warm weather, even with a heavy hand.
This is a green/citrus/woody scent that could pass for a unisex fragrance. Comes off as fresh, sometimes spicy. The bottle & sprayer are gorgeous, substantial -- every expensive looking & feeling!
Top Notes - Green Leaves, Grapefruit, Pimento, Pepper (?)
Middle Notes - Mint, Gentian Root
Base Notes - Leather, Amber, Cedar, Birch
Image seems to have a top and a bottom, no middle. On the top I get fresh green, grapefruit and pepper -- it can be a bit sharp but it's do-able. After 10-15 minutes it mellows beautifully. The mint & other notes in the middle do not present to me in a way I can recognize, and it's very subdued at this stage. The woody base is there, but not strong or strikingly prominent. I'm learning to recognize the birch & leather.
Lasting power is very good for an EDT but it wears very, very close to the skin at the dry-down. Body lotion and shower gel are readily available for those interesting in layering. It's not love-love for me so, that's not a purchase that I'd make.
The bottle and spray are drop dead gorgeous, substantial, luxurious. Yet, when I hold it, I am expecting a more prominent leather scent. The bottle doesn't seem to jive with the juice, in my opinion.
If you're like me and are frequently nauseated by florals and sugary perfumes, you might give this one a try. I would also recommend this to someone who likes sharp citrus & wants to be introduced to leather slowly and safely. The target market is professional women, and it is perfect for the office. Also, a great leather for the summer.
I am about 40% done with one 2.5 oz bottle -- in a year -- and that's a lot coming from someone who owns a ton of fragrances. I would buy this again.