Boring "Eau de Cologne"
Intergalactically distant from the good old “golden era” of Etro colognes, to which I am used of being a massive fan of their offerings from the Eighties to early Nineties... this new Via Verri (I am reviewing the new, current one, not the “Vintage Edition”) is, well, a nothing-more-than-dull “fresh and clean” masculine cologne, offering you a bouquet of notes halfway tart-zesty citrus, mellow-bright woods (like cashmeran) and soapy flowers – or better say “floral soap”. Sharp and clean like a freshly-ironed shirt on a freshly-washed skin. There’s something spicy-resinous and a drop of powder, but all smells to me plain and kind of “plastic”, just like any cheap liquid soap. Basically a spicier and more floral little brother of, say, any Acqua di Parma “colonia” scent, not to mention dozens of others. Not to say all of this is “bad”, just the epitome of “meh” for me.