Gentile by Maria Candida Gentile
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Gentile is a perfume by Maria Candida Gentile for men and was released in 2012. The scent is green-floral. The longevity is above-average. It is still available to purchase.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBasilBasil
Heart Notes Heart NotesGeraniumGeranium
OsmanthusOsmanthus
Base Notes Base NotesVetiverVetiver

Ratings

Scent

6.622 Ratings

Longevity

8.118 Ratings

Sillage

7.019 Ratings

Bottle

7.120 Ratings
Submitted by Ambra, last update on 26.12.2020.
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7.5
Scent
7
Longevity
6
Sillage
Karenin

39 Reviews
Karenin
Karenin
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"Gentile" by Maria Candida Gentile
When reviewing a fragrance, a true aficionado ought to look beyond the matter of gender. The traditional (and strict) “Pour Femme/Homme” labelling might be used for the benefit of the average consumer, but to the perfumer lover such information is simply superfluous. Instead of the existing norm, if I had to describe a scent, I’d rather use the softer (and inclusive) term “feminine-/masculine-leaning”.

Maria Candida Gentile’s fragrance “Gentile” is an excellent example of a masculine-leaning fragrance. Being composed of only four main notes frequently employed in “Pour Homme” perfumes (namely basil, geranium, osmanthus and vetiver), one is left to wonder what the final product will smell like, given the limited palette of, well, let’s be honest, run-of-the-mill notes. On a number of occasions Ms Candida Gentile has proved to me that she’s a magician when it comes to composing perfumes and that even with very little she’s capable of creating something far from mundane. Gentile’s opening is intensely verdant- in fact, to the point of actually tingling one’s nose. Within fifteen minutes, however, the green accord gives way to the perfume’s floral heart. Both geranium and osmanthus soften it and clear the way for the vetiver base. At this point, “Gentile” is smooth while retaining its masculine-leaning character.

Who is “Gentile” for? My initial answer was: for a gentleman who has green fingers and a heart of gold, for a man who one loves to huddle up to for warmth, comfort and his beautiful scent. Yet in my honest opinion, this fragrance is bound to enchant anyone who can appreciate a well-made fragrance that smells like the great outdoors and good old times.
7.5
Scent
8
Longevity
8
Sillage
6
Bottle
MasterLi

375 Reviews
MasterLi
MasterLi
Very helpful Review    3  
Wonderful aromatic fragrance...
I tried this on recommendation from a friend. A full, rich masculine smell which conjures up an old fashioned image of luxury. I can detect juniper berry and geranium, as well as olibanum and resins, and some herbs such as thyme and rosemary. Together these create a wonderful mix which would smell great on a man in my opinion.

There is so much to like here, it would probably take too long to summarise, but I would just say that this is one which brings back the smell of masculinity yet still being modern. That is something that is hard to do, which is not to follow the market trends and try to make a blockbuster. Gentile by Maria Candida Gentile shows that you can make men smell good the old fashioned way, with herbs and a good updated formula. Like an antique coat worn by a modern, trendy man, or a classic fitted suit. Some things never go out of style, this is one to try.

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