Evento Uomo is a contemporary fragrance from Roberto Capucci, released in January 2018 right after l'Homme Suave (aka l'Homme Sauvage). With Evento I happened to feel the same as with Encre Noir... Love at the first sniff! It has a special freshness and smokiness I find it different from what I had the pleasure of testing before. It creates in me a positive mood with those delicious fruity, leathery, and mossy tones which are very handy in these moody days.
To me, this is a pure finesse in a bottle, absolutely, my personal definition of class in a bottle. Well, I didn’t read about it before testing or buying it on purpose as I wanted my thoughts to be trustworthy and unbiased... even because there are no reviews at all out there yet being
Is Evento disrupting the now? Well, I am afraid it is not. Admittedly, it is shamelessly akin to Creed Aventus, the name is alike if you apply some tricks such as anagrams, changes, discards, and additions, i.e. Evento = Avento = Aventus here we go, and so does the vibe. Is Evento a worthy buy for a ridiculous price of 15€? Let's review it first and conclude it later. However, I had still blown away by the first sniff.
The top notes are an unbelievable combo of fruity, smoky, and zesty accords with roasted pineapple and citrus fruit. Try to figure out a mild spring morning, you're sitting outdoor and having breakfast. In front of you, there is a plate with fresh cut sweet barbecued pineapple flowed with some fresh-squeezed sharp citrus juice, a sliced tart white apple surrounding the plate and a handful of berries scattered all over, the morning breeze taking that wondrous aroma straightforward to your nostrils... Whoa, this is the best way that came to my mind for expressing the sensation I feel whilst smelling Evento's opening.
After the initial fruity blast, the heart notes kick in unveiling an intriguing accord of smoky and leathery facets with a touch of floral, the Birchwood is prevailing and shadows a bit the earthy patchouli and the floral bouquet of white blossoms. I must confess that I particularly enjoy the smoky-leathery Birchwood accord because of its a unique character in modern compositions, especially when transposed on the background of pineapple like in this scent.
The smoky aura remains until the dry-down and it is joined on stage by a mossy note giving more earthiness and muskiness to the formulation. Here I mostly appreciate the vanilla that emerges towards the dry-down. The smooth sweetness of the vanilla gives a nice balance to the virility of the oakmoss and the Birchwood, and on my skin, the base is rubbery, smoky, and earthy. I guess that a sort of amber is also in there giving more deepness to the base.
I really love this scent from top to bottom, it reminds me of style and elegance mixed with casual freshness if that makes any sense at all. Evento sounds heavy but it isn't... it is actually a long-lasting fragrance with moderate sillage, up to 8 hours and still there close to the skin, perfect for the office and daily wear. Besides, the fruity-smoky-rubbery-mossy accord smells nothing but Aventus alike, which is a spot on in my opinion. Definitely recommended, it is very manly, suitable for men of all ages, but not for kids. It’s pretty hard to beat Evento on versatility. It is suitable for almost any season, but winter, and at any point of the time in the day. Its rich fruity-floral aroma adds a touch of happy zest in the spring days and summer nights, yet the smoky-leathery-mossy works magic in the cooler fall days and evenings.
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