Helpful Review 2
Missoni Uomo opens as a good old-school balsamic leather chypre, bitter and herbal, with a “waxy” feel and a certain similarity with many classic leathers on the powdery-smoky-herbal side, from Habanita to Etro Gomma via Knize Ten. The fragrance is undoubtedly rich and nice, I personally don’t get any “cheap” flaws or unpleasant nuances; it’s elegant, classy, dark, “virile” but gentle and definitely solid, with a quite peculiar and utterly pleasant sort of balsamic-soapy-vanillic touch with a subtle fruity aftertaste too, which makes Missoni Uomo slightly reminding Bel Ami as well. A gentler kind of leather. The drydown is perfectly mastered as well, dry and somehow discreet but dense and compelling – basically still leather, oakmoss, and a powdery-musky-ambery dust. Perhaps not the most creative around, but a honest, refined, high-quality “copycat” worthy a sniff for sure.