Krizia Uomo (1983) Eau de Toilette

Krizia Uomo (Eau de Toilette) by Krizia
Bottle Design: Pierre Dinand
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Krizia Uomo (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Krizia for men and was released in 1983. The scent is spicy-woody. It is still in production.

Perfumer

Firmenich

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesAldehydes, Artemisia, Basil, Mandarin, Juniper berry, Lemon
Heart Notes Heart NotesCyclamen, Carnation, Geranium, Jasmine, Pine needle, Sandalwood, Cedar
Base Notes Base NotesOakmoss, Leather, Musk, Patchouli, Vetiver

Ratings

Scent

7.9 (120 Ratings)

Longevity

7.9 (83 Ratings)

Sillage

7.3 (83 Ratings)

Bottle

5.8 (83 Ratings)
Submitted by TVC15, last update on 22.08.2019
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Tom27

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The forest was clearly corked up here
On the search for the perfect forest smell I had the possibility in the last weeks to test some smell waters. Among them such well-known classics as Pino Silvestre, the green Polo Ralph Lauren, Oscar of Oscar de la Renta or also One Man Show of Bogart. In the end, Krizia Uomo convinced me the most. Krizia Uomo makes it clear from the very first spraying where the journey is going. A pleasantly green, intense and fresh scent of juniper and conifers shoots into the nose. A fragrance, like in the darkest coniferous forest. After a short time, however, this intensity diminishes to make way for a mossy, and caused by the aldehydes, slightly leathery scent. This heart note is pleasantly supported by the carnation and especially the rose geranium. I don't take jasmine and cyclamen. Together with the earthy and always present softwood notes, the eau de toilette dries out slowly after 6 hours. I would like to classify the projection as average and pleasantly reserved. The only shortcoming of Krizia Uomo is the oakmoss note, which is a little too weak for me (probably also fallen victim to the reformulation)
All in all a first class coniferous forest scent, which the lover of classic, green scents should have in any case in his collection.
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DrXabaras

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Days of past glory
This kind of perfumes is very hard to classify when they are almost erased in today world. No, I do not think that they deserve that (vice versa), or that they do not have class or value compered to today smells.
Like all old school scents they have been tamed, and specially like Drakkar, Bogart or similar which have been known in that time for cheaper version of Antaeus or similar expensive brands (but without that drastic quality of smell), it have loose up energy, little bit of original smell, and especially longevity and aura. But overall if we look today industries of perfumes it is not that bad, if we choose not to remember how it was.

For me this scent is great opposite to all others smells for hot weather. It is enough light even with some notes you could think can be pleasant in hot days. And that is virtue of this scent. It is very fresh, green, woody on old school way. Have also two faces, first on opening dominant woody green juniper- pine, but not on Polo or Pino Silverste side, very very soft version. After maybe hour or two then we have other mix notes woody, musk, and floral again very pleasant.

Sillage and longevity are descent but really it is shame that do not last longer. It can endure solid for 5-6 hours and after 3 or 4 hours it is skin scent.

This a very good scent opposite to mostly spring-summer scents which today have other philosophy how to smell, and also it have almost aroma therapy kind of way. Someone who want to have many options in his collection of scent I recommend this because it can be good to try something new, err old.

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FvSpee

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Odorato is investigating: Plato in China
By a hint of the Salon Korianke a trace-proof sealed and neutrally labelled sample of this fragrance reached Commissario Odorato's nose. She immediately aroused his curiosity: The name of the little water: short, classically melodious. "Uomo" sounds Italian, "Krizia" less, but pretty, exotic and unknown to him until now.

The intermediate state of his immediately initiated investigations is as follows: Mandelli, Mariuccia (female, born 1925 in Bergamo, Italy) decided at the age of 29 to give up the profession of teacher and turn to the profession of fashion design. In the 50's the fashion label KRIZIA was created, which has existed until today. According to available documents it is said to have contributed significantly to the success of the Italian prête-à-porter fashion and in the 70's it helped the Hotpants to their breakthrough (here a glow appears in Odorato's eyes) as well as until today a certain animal is used as a signet for each year collection
According to statements Odorato thought rather incredible, the Mandelli used the name KRIZIA as an alias for her own person as well. As far as the meaning of the term is concerned, two theories could be identified: It is supposed to be the coseform of "Lucrezia" (Odorato annoyingly: "nonsense") and it is supposed to be an allusion to the Platonic dialogue "Kritias", because in it the vanity of women was thematized. The Commissario knows his Plato (at least superficially) and knows that in this late work of the philosopher the Kingdom of Atlantis is thematized, in which (as only today again) state and war business were equally a matter of men and women. This also makes the second theory appear doubtful. Moreover, the Italian title of the work "Crizia" is Latin C. A direct questioning of the Mandelli as a witness is impossible due to her death (see below).

Mandelli last took part in a Milan fashion show of its company in 2013. In 2014 she sold the flourishing company to "Shenzhen Marisfrolg Fashion & Co" to die in 2015. The Chinese company stands out not only for its name (Odorato: "Marisfrolg? Sounds like an orc from Middle-earth "slurping Häagen-Dasz"), but also because it is led by a fashion designer - Zhu Chongyun (after viewing the photographs sent by Interpol Peking): Again lights in the eyes of the Commissario).

As far as the brand's fragrances are concerned, Odorato has hitherto had to rely on the information of dubious police-known informants. It is safe to say that since the 1980s a number of works by not entirely unknown perfumers have appeared under the "KRIZIA" label. Whether it was a question of pure licensing or whether the fragrances were integrally integrated into the concept of the fashion company, there is still no reliable information available about this. Also the questions, which of the smells are still produced at all and how one can acquire them, wait for the time being still for the clarification.

It seems certain that some fragrances, according to Krazy Krizia and Krizia Uomo, are still offered on the market, that the prices of the fragrances are comparatively low (100 ml Krizia Uomo are offered from about 30 euros) and that the distribution channels seem less transparent. The company's website only shows fashion, which is why direct sales by KRIZIA cannot be proven. The investigation budget was not sufficient for a visit to the company's flagship stores (formerly Rome, Paris, London, now Shanghai and Tianjin, in addition to Milan). The large perfumery chains do not seem to list KRIZIA, so that the prospective customer must fall back on Internet distributors (good in business seems to be here in particular "dambiro").

KRIZIA UOMO EdT came onto the market in 1984 with some degree of certainty and is said to have been reformulated in 2012. Odorato found only one source for this. However, since there are (at least) two different flacon designs for the product on the Internet, it seems to be reliable.

Odorato's sensory analysis of the sample, which cannot be used to determine whether it was produced before or after 2012, reveals a striking and at the same time very unusual odour. The testimonies of Chnokfir, Couchlocks, Yatagans and Gahans as well as the available expert opinions of Dr. Minigolf and Prof. Leimbacher.
give a good impression in this respect
According to the Commissioner's supplementary assessment, the object under investigation is a thoroughly male artefact which is unwearable by women, although the fragrance also has a certain floral sweetness. In this respect, the unambiguous gender classification remains a decisionistically postulated axiom (Odorato dilettiert actually also philosophically). Despite all its striking virility, the fragrance is never loud or coarse, it remains supple and controlled.

The centre of the fragrance is undoubtedly the pine needle, which provides a persistent spicy-woody, fine tart, yet soft and non-citric impression of freshness. A comparison with flat "spruce needle freshness" à la foam bath does not seem appropriate to Odorato, the aroma is far too multi-faceted for that. The pine needle centre was accompanied by plausible (rather clear) woody and (very restrained) leathery notes. Clearly perceptible are harmoniously composed aldehydes and a bouquet of flowers, which do not change the male character. Overall, the fragrance impresses with its colour metaphor "light brown" and tactile "light and loose, airy and velvety".

The fine, round development of this fragrance impresses less by clearly defined phases than by gentle accent shifts. If the spruce-needle-wood-flower-aldehyde-leather-heart is turned at the beginning by (isolated not perceptible) citric notes and by herbs rather a little into the fine bitter and clear-crystalline, its softer, rounder, fuller and (still) somewhat sweeter notes would emerge at the end, under the influence of the base notes
Despite its low price, the fragrance appears valuable. Not only is it phenomenologically difficult to obtain, but it also appears rare and unusual, which makes its wearer stand out from the crowd (Odorato: "totally unsuitable for use in covert investigations").

Commissario Odorato would be grateful for pertinent information for further clarification of the case "Uomo, Krizia".

P.S.: We know that Signora Odorato noticed attachments of the forensic sample of the scent on her husband when he returned home from his investigation in the evening. She is said to have been so taken with it that she tried to persuade him to spray himself with the evidence contrary to regulations!
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K1

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An extension of those splendor days...
The opening of Uomo is fruity and fresh classic out of barbershop style. Nevertheless, this is only for the beginning and it's subjective. The main core of the fragrance immediately appears with waxy leathery aldehyde and mossy pattern. It is softened by junipers and carnation. For the base of the fragrance you have perfect role of dense Iso E Super mingled with leather and moss.

Uomo has very near similarity to Jacques Bogart One Man Show, as marked by other, and slight similarities to Gengis Khan by Marc de la Morandiere.

Longevity 8/10
Sillage 6/10
Scent: if you're in classics you probably love it or tempt to have it in your collection, but if you're not you skip over it after it settles in middle layer.
WildGardener

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Sun and wind in an Italian herb garden
Anisic artemisia, basil and minty geranium
in a fresh herb garden
juniper sports its raw blue berries
and cold pine on wind from the hills
Mandarins and lemons lie on a vinyl cover
near a bleached wooden chair
clove pinks flower beneath
that an animal will root up
with rich leaf mould and vetiver.
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Scentemental

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Scentemental
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A Coniferous Forest in a Bottle
Krizia Uomo is one of those gems that really should be more well known by the general public than it is. It is definitely a green scent and as crisp as mountain air. There is a definite similarity with other green fragrances like Polo, Pino Silvestre and One Man Show, but is probably more wearable than any of them. It lacks the pungency of Polo, is not as herbal as Pino Silvestre and is not as strong as One Man Show. Krizia Uomo is most like One Man Show, but not quote as nostril -burning in strength. It does, however, have a big dose of juniper, which underpins the piney aspect and some people might find this hard to handle. Perry Ellis 360 degrees also has a ton of Juniper and that is one I find to be a bit disconcerting, if not quite nauseating.

The only real qualm I have is that the bottle I have has a faulty sprayer. It has one of those 'spray through the lid' type of arrangements that Paco Rabanne (original), Sung Homme and other fragrances have. The housing around the nozzle seems to prevent the it from moving properly and it sprayed erratically. As a result, I pulled it apart and just put the nozzle back on the sprayer tube without the housing, it works okay now.

This is a really classy cologne and can be picked up quite cheaply.

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Carlitos01 6 months ago
Juniper berries, pine needles and oakmoss! Greener than the greenest green, but very fresh and pleasant oldschool powerhouse. A joy to wear.+3
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Elysium 4 years ago
In the middle '80, when I was 20 I used to play with KU. I think it's fresh but not aquatic, bittersweet, green and mossy. I still adore it!+2
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