Do you want to remove a hint of sadness? And clean old wounds trapped in your subconscious?
Nothing is more appropriate than experiencing an astringent, refreshing and invigorating forest aroma to open horizons, reveal your wisdom and endure your personality. For this purpose, I always pick up a scent with a strong cypress note. The cypress aroma is fresh, persistent, pine-like, resinous, smoky, slightly sweet, and balsamic. Encourages introspection, inner silence, meditation, and self-assessment. It is a tonic that reveals a sense of freedom and detachment. It acts as an oppressor and facilitates the path to a moment of happiness.
I remember using this scent as a teenager, but I almost forgot about its dark green scent. I only rediscovered this wonderful forest scent a few years ago.
The bottle doesn't look like a Tom Ford bottle, but it really smells like a Tom Ford, it holds like a Tom Ford and projects like a Tom Ford. Is it a perfume by Tom Ford?
- No! It's Halston Z-14!... and yes, Tom Ford's much newer Italian Cypress is a lot like it.
This is a timeless fragrance. Male woody, leathery and mossy "old schools" were the reaction of the fragrance community of the 70s to the citric, musky flowers of the 60s. Back then, this perfume went very well with short haircut young men who wore leather jackets, blue jeans, and Converse sneakers. These were the days of the garage dance parties where Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, and Black Sabbath vinyl were heard. And the scent was Halston Z-14.
Let's look at my rating for this evergreen milestone:
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Opening: 8.5 (earthy cypress and somewhat fresh citrus notes in anticipation of a warm cinnamon accord)
Drydown: 9.0 (some remaining dark green cypress and spicy cinnamon amid seductive heavy moss and leather)
Longevity: 9.0 (above average; it takes 9 hours with 3 sprays)
Sillage: 8.0 (5-foot radius with 2-hour projection)
Versatility: 6.5 (good for home use, open-air activities, and little else)
Portability: 7.5 (use it in winter as well in spring and fall colder days)
Exclusivity: 9.5 (this fragrance is still unique and has some similarities with its contemporary but no longer available Balafre Eau de Toilette
. Italian Cypress
undoubtedly looks similar, but is 34 years younger and much more expensive)
Praise: 8.0 (masculine, classy, and catching)
Quality: 8.5 (above average)
Presentation: 7.5 (the flask has an innovative design but with its vulgar dark glass without labels, it looks a bit boring.)
Price: 10.0 (I felt like King Kong after paying € 11.00 plus tax for my 125ml bottle)
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Overall rating: 8.36 / 10.00
between 7 and 8 = above average;
between 8 and 9 = recommended;
greater than 9 = don't miss it;
Opinion: I recommend this fragrance.
It is advisable for men who are looking for a woody masculine scent. In my opinion it goes very well with Encre Noire Eau de Toilette
Is it worth buying blindly? I should flag it with the "Try before you buy" flag but buy it blindly because of its cheap price. It deserves to be part of a collector's shelf.
Music: Deep Purple - "Smoke On The Water"