Essenza di Roma Uomo (2013) Eau de Toilette

Essenza di Roma Uomo (Eau de Toilette) by Laura Biagiotti
Bottle Design: Lutz Herrmann
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Essenza di Roma Uomo (Eau de Toilette) is a perfume by Laura Biagiotti for men and was released in 2013. The scent is spicy-sweet. It is being marketed by Angelini Beauty.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesLaurel, Bergamot, Mandarin
Heart Notes Heart NotesGeranium, Jasmine, Juniper, Heliotrope
Base Notes Base NotesCoumarin, Vanilla, Cedar, Sandalwood

Ratings

Scent

6.9 (71 Ratings)

Longevity

6.9 (60 Ratings)

Sillage

6.4 (59 Ratings)

Bottle

6.7 (71 Ratings)
Submitted by Universo, last update on 17.06.2019

Interesting Facts

The faces of the advertising campaign are the spanish models Davinia Pelegri and Oriol Elcacho.

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Carlitos01

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Pizza served with vanilla ice cream and hot chocolate
After reading Jazzy's "Essenza di Roma" review, I decided to stop my three week writing holidays and finally started a new review.
I received my Essenza di Roma flask more than three months ago. I blind bought it due to its notes and the magnificent bottle shape. I was aiming at a comparison between the two Roma fragrances, so I just stored it in my closet next to "Roma Uomo" but it has remained untouched till today.

I used Roma Uomo extensively in my early twenties. This fragrance is a true landmark. It was launched in 1994 and to my knowledge it's one of the first designer gourmand fragrances. 1 Million appeared only in 2008. Roma Uomo missed its opportunity to be a gourmand perfume trend setter, and many of its sales were due to the very original and beautiful bottle shape. Roma Uomo fresh, creamy, smooth and sweet scent approach must have been just to innovative when Kouros, Opium, Boss nº1 and Givenchy Gentleman were rocking the men fragrances sales. Nevertheless the sales volume was enough to keep the production going till the present day, and I am glad for it. Roma Uomo is a VERY GOOD sweet oriental fragrance. It's the first mass appealing fragrance cooked by Annick Ménardo. It's following works include Givenchy Xeryus Rouge (1995), Armani Acqua di Giò (1996), Eau d'Eden by Cacharel (1996), Lolita Lempicka by Lolita Lempicka (1997), Bvlgari Black (1998), Jaïpur Homme by Boucheron (1998) and Hypnotic Poison by Dior (1998). It's quite an impressive sweet fragrances portofoglio that opened the way for the sweet perfumes trend that dominated the market in the early 21st century.

Essenza di Roma is sweeter than Roma Uomo and with a twist to spicy notes as it was mandatory for a fragrance edited in 2013. Mandarin assisted by bergamot provides a strong citrus opening. The heart develops with a geranium and white flowers salad spiced with a touch of herbal juniper. An heavy dosis of coumarin and vanilla provide the base sweet accord served on a almost shy cedar and sandal woody backgroung.
If Roma Uomo suffered from anticipation, Essenza di Roma arrived to late to earn the appreciation it deserves. However, as our comunity favours quality over hype, I do strongly recomend both Roma fragrances if you are into sweet scents and seek a different approach from the more common and more expensive designer sweet offers.
Essenza di Roma is manlier, bolder, spicier, spunkier and sweeter than Roma Uomo. It's only average in what concerns performance, but it's also quite unique. As far as I am concerned, I don't know any fragrance similar to Essenza besides (the not so close) Roma Uomo and Givenchy Pi Extreme even in a lesser extent.

"Essenza di Roma" in numbers:
- Scent opening............8.0 (Citrus "trunfale"!)
- Scent Dry Down.........9.0 (near perfect gourmand drydown)
- Longevity....................7.0 (up to 6 hours on my skin, with 2 sprays)
- Sillage..........................7.0 (sillage up to 4 feet; it projects for less than 2 hours with 2 sprays)
- Versatility....................8.5 (quite versatile, although not a solution for summer hot days or any type of hot environment)
- Usability......................8.0 (avoid the beach, the gym or any activities where you may sweat; very good for informal events, leisure, a night out, clubbing and intimacy)
- Compliments..............9.0 (people will notice you as sexy and cute, but will wonder "what's that scent?"; above average compliments by the ladies)
- Uniqueness.................9.0 (reasonably unique; to my knowledge Roma Uomo and Pi Extreme are the only related fragrances)
- Quality.........................8.0 (above average quality ingredients; well mastered smooth blending)
- Presentation ..............10.0 (one of the best I have ever seen)
- Price..............................8.5 (125 ml Tester for 26,59 €)

- Average:......................8.35/10.00
between 7 and 8 => above average;
between 8 and 9 => recommended;
equal or bigger than 9 => don't miss it;
My conclusion: A great gourmand perfume in an awesome flask. My advice? Just buy it if you like sweet fragrances and are seeking something different. With this pricing the risk is preety small, and the bottle is very nice.

Music: Lucio Dalla - "Caruso"
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Jazzy76

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Powerful spicy-woody
I recently tested on the paper strip this masculin scent because it attracted me and not only for the temple-shaped bottle. In comparison with the more balsamic Roma uomo (classic version), this one is more powerful and strong, very spicy and Woody and extremely masculin, with a strong character and a good sillage. I loved it immediately.
I'd like to smell this scent on my man's skin!

Statements

Jazzy76 132 days ago
lightly spicy and aromatic with an unexpected flowery-vanilla touch, it's a scent good for Her too! discrete sillage and nice bottle.
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Carlitos01 10 months ago
A great gourmand perfume in an awesome flask. My advice? Just buy it if you like sweet fragrances and are seeking something different.+5
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