Pino Silvestre (1995) Eau de Toilette

Pino Silvestre (Eau de Toilette) by Pino Silvestre
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Pino Silvestre (Eau de Toilette) is a perfume by Pino Silvestre for men and was released in 1995. The scent is green-woody. It is being marketed by Mavive.

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Perfumer

Lino Vidal

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Lemon, Bitter orange
Heart Notes Heart NotesLavender, French lavender, Juniper berry, Clove, Thyme, Clary sage
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Musk, Cedarwood, Sandalwood

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Scent

6.4 (185 Ratings)

Longevity

6.5 (128 Ratings)

Sillage

6.0 (127 Ratings)

Bottle

6.0 (138 Ratings)
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Stinki

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Stinki
Stinki
Less helpful Review    2
i comment
here not the Edition Original but Classico, which I think is a bit better.
There are days when I can't and won't smell of anything special, but rather need a basic natural refreshment, also for the head. And since I also like Franzbrantwein very much, I naturally like Pino. Lemon, thyme, camphor and a hint of musk and peat, all this natural and robust. It was, but it's just enough for those days
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GothicHeart

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Helpful Review    5
A forest in my heart...
The place I live belongs to a continental climate zone which means harsh winters and sizzling summers. This fact has led me to believe that most fragrances are shining their best self either in cold or heat, suffering a considerable reduction of developing their olfactory merits when they are worn in their less effective temperature spectrum.

That never was the case with Pino Silvestre because it was always a breath of fresh forest air, incarnated by either the howling arctic winds of Scandinavia or the gentle summer breeze of the Mediterranean. The etymology of Scandinavia is yet to be decided, but since "Mediterranean" means the center of the world, then Pino Silvestre represents this term way better than any other male fragrance would ever do. Emitting its green waves from Italy, the very heart of the Mediterranean, Pino Silvestre is global, epic and staggering.

Thinking that calling it the best male scent ever made would be sort of an overstatement, I'll just say that having a place in the ten best male fragrances ever would be no overstatement at all. I have never ever confused it with any other fragrance and I believe it's so classic that it's classicality itself. Something like the olfactory equivalent of Jules Verne and Alexander Pushkin, since it's wildly adventurous and plain equitable altogether. Or something like being simultaneously complacent and not complacent or romantic and not romantic, if you like. How many fragrances would not be laughed at by making such claims, even if they are around for six decades?
And speaking of straightforward merits, who said that a fragrance has to cost a fortune to be stunning? Where I live you can have 750ml of Brut, 300ml of Tabac and 350ml of Agua Brava for 100€. Or a whole bucketful of shiny green pine cones named Pino Silvestre.

Although it was launched some 20 years later, I believe it was Europe's answer to the other iconic men's fragrance coming from the western shore. Pino Silvestre's archenemy could be no other than the most popular masculine fragrance ever made till then. In other words, Old Spice. But since they belonged to two entirely different genres, instead of a legendary battle we were left with yet another olfactory masterpiece instead.
I've heard its bottle being called tacky many times, but if I had to call it something too, then "honest" would be the word. What you see is what you get, simple as that. You buy a fragrance in a green pine cone, right? What would you expect yourself to smell like other than a pine forest?
Its biggest advantage however is its aptidude of reassuring you that everything is going to be just fine. That even if the whole world has come to your doorstep, brandishing pitchforks and torches while demanding your ostracism from their modernity land, there's still a sheltering forest to hide and prepare your retaliation. Pine cones can be surely used as a last resort weapon after all, especially when unopened. Just like the ones after which Pino Silvestre's iconic bottle was made.

I don't believe there's more than a handful of European men over forty who have never used Pino Silvestre at some point. And many of them are still proudly using it, no matter how hard fragrance evolution tries to lure them away. I believe it has a very certain association with olfactory childhood memories, and many of us are extremely stubborn when it comes to parting from them. And while most of us live in cities, surrounded by a passel of artificial smells, some of us still have a soothing pine forest forever rooted in the very centre of our hearts' geography. And what is a scent without a heartbeat throbbing it?...
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WildGardener

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Carpé diem
Putting on Pino Silvestre vintage aftershave takes you to a sunny carpenter's shop where newly cut pine and juniper wood leave odours of resin and sawdust floating in the air. Intensely fresh lemon brings the picture into high relief while underneath sits a sweet-dry grainy tonka and iris note.

This citrus - resin debut is a bit like vinegar, but - of course - it doesn't smell sour; its just the keenness of the knife like edges along the top where the similarity lies, and that doesn't last long at all.

Quite soon a rounder cedarwood and rubber accord emerges. The rubbery note is not unpleasant, it adds character and is different from the rubber in Bulgari Black, its softer, more spongy and pink.
Bitter herbs then join the conversation adding their piquant Martini Vermouth accents.
A light floral subtlety along with a minty overtone of geranium fills out the background.

After the citrus has burned off what remains is the strong central motif of resin and herbs on a background of cedar and rubber. This doesn't change much because all the core ingredients are long lasting, but there are slight differences in emphasis as it fades down to amber.

The structure is simple and quite dense.
Pino Silvestre works by combining many sharp odours (lemon, pine, juniper, basil, thyme, caraway, mint, lavender, clove, moss) and in this way it moderates the impact of any one of them.
Its the olfactory equivalent of a bed of nails; it's a bit prickly but when all the points line up nothing sticks out to pierce you.

A vigorously masculine scent, it speaks with the voice of an artisan, a man with capable, work-rough hands.
Pino Silvestre is for those times when you want to feel energised and ready for action.
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Drseid

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Drseid
Drseid
Very helpful Review    6
A Classic Green That Still Smells Good But Has Lost A Step...
Pino Silvestre opens with a rugged blend of bergamot, lavender and maybe just a touch of anise before transitioning to its primary heart note of spruce-like pine with the lavender remaining in a supporting role, coupling with cedar emerging from the base. The pine and lavender finally recede leaving the cedar to take center stage in the final base supported by a synthetic smelling mossy musk. Projection and longevity are both below average.

Pino Silvestre is a nice woody pine scent that almost acts as an eau de cologne in its limited strength and longevity. The bottle comes in a 4.2 oz size, and my guess is you will be using a lot more of it than you might think due to needing extra sprays to begin with and multiple reapplications throughout the day. It is somewhat unrefined, quite invigorating and moderately synthetic at times, but it evokes the spirit of the great outdoors and its forests to very good effect. The unrefined cedar and pine tandem is not the kind of scent I would want to wear daily and it even seems to irritate my eyes slightly, but the fragrance is an exceptional value at the $15 or less it is selling for online currently and merits a mild recommendation outright, price aside. Pino Sylvestre earns a "good" 3 stars out of 5 outright for the scent, but much higher in the value department.

Statements

Itchynose 58 days ago
Pine, thyme, juniper berries and pretty much every herb, grass or plant found in an alpine forest has been used here. Pungent, harsh green.+1
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Seerose 3 years ago
Chyprestart colognig-zitrisch, fougérig-apart, feinherbe, milchig-süße Nadelhölzer, mediterran, balsamisch-harzig, holzig, leicht bitter, vertrauter Klassiker.+2
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