Precious Powerhouse From The Eighties
I have good memories of this jewel. I can still remember the time when I used the original Coveri pour Homme, formerly known as Dollar$ (vintage), the bottle was kept in a blue flannel bag and manufactured by Eurocosmesi. At that time, it was so original and disruptive, so leathery, mossy, and ambery, a real compliment getter with beast sillage and longevity, and I was in my twenties.
Right after having finished my precious bottle, I tested and bought Borsalino, which was an uncanny clone of it, yet with abysmal performance, I could barely smell it on my skin half an hour later. I was so disappointed and irritated since the clerk refused to substitute my purchasing after I exited and re-entered the perfume shop. Just because the box was unsealed by the manufacturer, with no plastic peel, and that did not allow her to replace or refund it after I left the shop. Damn, that was weird, I did not remove the peel because it was not there from the very beginning. I was so upset, because of that idiot rule and because of the bed performances.
Nonetheless, back to our time, Coveri pour Homme is now manufactured by Evaflor, and here you are what I get today after the IFRA reformulation... the opening has a bright minty vibe, full of zesty fruits like lemon, grapefruit, and bergamot. Albeit mentioned in the heart notes, there is a blast of blue lavender that kicks in powerfully and dominates the stage. It is a creamy and floral lavender, ain't freshly cut hay as in Pour un Homme by Caron.
Soon come the middle notes, very sophisticated with the floral touch of jasmine, and spicy tone of clove and cumin mix. The heart is a bit balsamic, the resinous and fresh pine's drops are detectable, and a tad green with basil and geranium leaves. I adore this scent now, as then, even if reformulated.
And, to finish, the base notes of vetiver root, cedarwood, and patchouli leaves, typically masculine, are reinforced by synthetic musk, with a touch of sweet amber and vanilla, which will leave an unforgettable scent behind you!
My final take on this, even though Evaflor has reformulated it, it still has excellent sillage and longevity, a sober soul with a touch of romantic flowers and woods. Uncompromisingly masculine. Ideal for both spring and fall season, when the weather is neither too hot nor too cold, wearable for both working and weekend days.