L'Homme SuaveL'Homme Sauvage Eau de Toilette

L'Homme Suave / L'Homme Sauvage (Eau de Toilette) by Roberto Capucci
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L'Homme Suave is a popular perfume by Roberto Capucci for men. The release year is unknown. The scent is citrusy-spicy. It is being marketed by Extrafragrance / Extraordinary Fragance.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Lemon, Tangerine, Grapefruit
Heart Notes Heart NotesJasmine, Herbaceous notes, Petitgrain, Galbanum, Pink pepper
Base Notes Base NotesVetiver

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Scent

8.2 | 25 Ratings

Longevity

7.2 | 25 Ratings

Sillage

6.7 | 25 Ratings

Bottle

6.9 | 27 Ratings
Submitted by Michael, last update on 26.12.2020.
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Elysium

403 Reviews
Elysium
Elysium
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The Elven Spirits Of The Wilderness
Capucci l'Homme Suave joined my wardrobe in March 2018, but it doesn't seem to have received the proper attention from me. Not because it's not fair, but because I haven't given my time to it yet. I own the first version launched under the name l'Homme Sauvage, which was later changed to l'Homme Suave for obvious plagiarism reasons. Interesting how they went from the noun rude, eager, rough, to something opposite like lovable, debonair, adorable, yet it sounds like when pronounced. And if we're honest, plagiarism here isn't just the name. The perfume has remained the same, no reformulation, only the name has changed. The bottle follows its predecessors' footsteps that Capucci has accustomed us to, the chypre Pour Homme par excellence. Here we find a metallic magma grey juice. And for this cologne, the Italian perfumer wanted to give us a fougère par excellence, but in a more contemporary way. I like everything I own by Roberto Capucci. I believe his perfume line is generally diminished and far better than many more expensive brands, and it doesn't get the prestige he deserves!

L'Homme Suave is a full-toned correspondent of Dior Sauvage, inspired by the famous monster but not a carbon copy, not so fiery; I guess some subdued amber replaces salty ambroxan. It has a marginally stronger opening, noticeable but never overwhelming, and overall slightly brighter for the entire life, and it also has better longevity. A burst of tart citrus fruits topped with a heady pink pepper lifts as the scent greets me with a fresh, slightly minty, and piquant accord. Here is a medicinal, sharp, pine-needle-like, balsamic, clean, and green touch that goes well with the citrus blend, sometimes a little dusty and soapy. Suave begins an extraordinarily knifelike, and crunchy, no-frills fragrance that reveals his character right from the start. Overall, the head is trivial and superficial at first, a little balmy, but it becomes very sensual and vigorous after a short time. That opening reminds me of the Chinotto soft drink, a bitter-sweet cola, even though Suave is neither sweet nor sticky. Despite the citrus and salty fruits, Suave is a high mountain air, not a coastal breeze.

That refined and controlled blend of citrus and spices develops into a deeper, softer, warmer, and more aromatic floral heart, more complex and fascinating. Lively jasmine meets the more herbaceous lavender tones; I deduce the green leaves of the geranium blend, along with the pitchy notes of galbanum. The lavender aroma is like a lavender basket sunk in the cedar wood of the dry sauna. A dainty pink pepper and a soft tartness of petitgrain leaves accompany the whole fragrant bouquet. That heart is just too odoriferous and herbaceous.

When the verdant heart dries, the more woody and earthy notes of the vetiver blast. The olfactory pyramid here and on the official website Extrafragrance.it does not mention any amber-like ingredients, yet a pinch of silky amber is there, not cloying and not exaggerated, just the right touch. As it enters the dry downstage, an earthy warmth takes over. Things differ in the vetiver's addition, a rogue note that takes the scent on a distinct path. It elevates the spices and the flowers and provides contrast, allowing the spiciness of pepper and invigorating citrus to shine through the juxtaposition of a herbaceous note, of roots and earth. It's all incredibly subtle, nuanced, and refined. The base announces itself with the exhausted lavender's remains, a crucial component of the warm notes. The sweet character develops further into the earthy one, with an amber undertone and a generous dose of Iso E Super contributing to the rest. In contrast to the bright and spicy opening, the finish goes deep into the passionate musky angles, which has a slightly soapy smell, an idea of ​​cleanliness.

Here we are. I insist this is not a shameless clone of Dior Sauvage. There is more and better here. Pleasantly medicinal from start to finish. Dyes, roots, and candies like Ricola. How many nearly €15 colonies can make that claim, and looking at reviews, others are performing exceptionally well too. Long longevity and above moderate sillage. Hidden gem? Definitely. It is a four-season fragrance, very versatile, even if I reach it mostly during the warmer mid-seasons and hot summer nights. Depending on the season and climate, some notes emerge while others disappear, although the scent always stays good without overwhelming or cloying. Every time I wear it, it's a surprise. Well, a remarkable compliment collector, when people smell this about you, they will know that you are a classy man but not a posh gentleman.

This review bases upon a 100ml (3.4 fl. oz.) bottle I own since March 2018.

-Elysium
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NuiWhakakore
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NuiWhakakore
Top Review    7  
Duel of the clone warriors
This could be the name of the umpteenth part of a Star Wars spin-off and would therefore be completely unnecessary, just as all Star Wars movies since Part 3 (or Episode VI) would not have been necessary (actually, Part 3 was already a remake of the first two parts, only with cuddly bears with wooden spears). So, enough blasphemy ;-)

Once upon a time long ago
Time in a far, far,
distant galaxy...

No, stop, it should actually be about the L'Homme Suave by Roberto Capucci (clone 1). He duels with the writer of Yves de Sistelle (clone 2). Both were cloned from Sauvage by Dior, which is not the subject of this article, though.

There are probably people out there who believe that clone 1 is the original:
Sauvage 2015 (according to Parfumo) Rating 7.6
Suave 2016 (according to Fragrantica) Rating 8.3
Writer 2017 (according to Parfumo) Rating 7.9
The ancestry seems clear to me. The evaluations are already interesting. Although the basis is much larger with Sauvage (> 1,500 ratings), the Writer also has 226, while Suave has only 22, so there can be some upward deviations.

Clone 1:
It opens very nicely citric-fresh and at the same time relatively sweet through the tangerine. But the whole thing is quite synthetic. Luckily the strong synthetic fades away with the top note, after about 15 minutes. Jasmine, pepper and especially galbanum are quickly added. It is still relatively sweet and gets a small freshness boost from petitgrain, before the spicy notes of galbanum and vetiver take over completely.

Clone 2:
It opens much less fresh, although similarly synthetic. Sweet apple can be recognized. It also has slightly green elements due to the lavender. The flower here comes from rose geranium and instead of galbanum there is elemi resin. But the development is quite similar, so that after 20 minutes you notice how the two get closer. After 1.5-2 hours I can't tell the difference anymore, even though it has other notes in the base besides vetiver.

There is turmoil in the Galactic Senate.
Several thousand solar systems have declared their intention to
to withdraw from the Republic.

No, these two are no cause for sedition of any kind! One is a bit fresher at the beginning, the other one is a bit greener and indistinguishable in the base for my standard nose. The shelf life of both is also similarly good with minimal advantage for clone 2, so it's a matter of taste.

Personally, I'd lean towards Clone One. At least it doesn't copy the bottle 1:1! (whereby the goal of a clone must of course always be the perfect copy).
But since I already have clone 2 at home, it will stay with this one (unless someone wants to swap), because you definitely don't need both of them.

So the winner of the clone duel is quite clear: none - draw!

And that has never been done in Star Wars before. May the Force be with you...
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Carlitos01

285 Reviews
Carlitos01
Carlitos01
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Homme Sauvage versus Sauvage Pour Homme
I do like, own and wear sometimes the citrusy Capucci pour Homme EdT.
I like it so much that I blind bought Capucci's fragrance Homme Sauvage (now called L'Homme Suave). I was curious about it as it shares the same bottle with Capucci For Man and was quite inexpensive (13 Euros).
As a quick info quoting my suplyer:
"L’Homme Sauvage is a combination of citrus and musky ingredients that make it both deep and invigorating. Its notes of Amalfi lemon, bergamot, basil, anise and cyclamen are distinctly fruity while its notes of lavender, cyclamen and jasmine bring a hint of floral to this scent. The stronger notes of musk, patchouli, oak moss, amber, incense, tobacco and leather make this perfume decidedly masculine and rich".
Apparently the notes may not be correct as they are the very same notes of Capucci For Man, and the fragrances are not really similar.
For my surprise, with L'Homme Sauvage I received a xerox copy of Dior's Sauvage EdT. I still can't tell much about performance, but in waht concerns the scent it's really an efective clone, better than any other Sauvage clone I know, and with less pepper in the opening.
Homme Sauvage seems to be heavy on amber while Dior Sauvage is heavy on ambroxan which is a similar scent type. I will try to give it a real test and the to edit its review.
Today, in EBay, I saw this very same box, flask and juice color with the name changed to L'Homme Suave. "Suave" means "Smooth" in Portuguese, while "Sauvage" means "Wild" in French. Probably Dior complained about a possible name copyright abuse (on top of fragrance cloning).

Just my luck ... I was hoping for a dark smoky scent and got another Sauvage clone. Nevertheless I don't mind blind bwying this EDT as it is quite nice and wearable. For the price it costs I heavily recommend it.
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ElysiumElysium 1 month ago
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A fougère par excellence, but in a more contemporary way. Not a shameless clone of Dior Sauvage. There is more and better here. It worth it!
TsoTso 4 months ago
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I owned Suave before I bought Sauvage EDT. I almost regretted buying it, Suave is so close. Well, ofc Sauvage has a spot on my collection...
Carlitos01Carlitos01 2 years ago
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Homme Sauvage (or Homme Suave) seems to be heavy on amber while Dior Sauvage is heavy on ambroxan which is a similar scent type.
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CatarinaCatarina 2 years ago
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A fine example of a masculine scent that does wonders on a woman skin during or after a day in the beach. I must get my own bottle.
Jazzy76Jazzy76 2 years ago
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Deep, warm, spicy, very similar to the more famous and expensive "Sauvage "by Dior. Average sillage . Good also on my feminine skin!

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