Romeo Gigli per Uomo 1991 Eau de Toilette

Romeo Gigli per Uomo (Eau de Toilette) by Romeo Gigli
Bottle Design Jacques Helleu
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Romeo Gigli per Uomo (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Romeo Gigli for men and was released in 1991. The scent is spicy-woody. The longevity is above-average. It was last marketed by Proteo Profumi.
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Top Notes Top Notes AldehydesAldehydes BergamotBergamot TarragonTarragon GrapefruitGrapefruit LavenderLavender Mandarin orangeMandarin orange PlumPlum Brazilian rosewoodBrazilian rosewood Lemon treeLemon tree
Heart Notes Heart Notes Balsam firBalsam fir CarnationCarnation HoneyHoney GingerGinger JasmineJasmine RoseRose CinnamonCinnamon
Base Notes Base Notes BenzoinBenzoin AmberAmber OakmossOakmoss MuskMusk PatchouliPatchouli SandalwoodSandalwood StyraxStyrax Tonka beanTonka bean VanillaVanilla CedarwoodCedarwood
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8.260 Ratings
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8.048 Ratings
Sillage
6.949 Ratings
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8.460 Ratings
Submitted by Taurus1967, last update on 14.08.2022.
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Romeo Gigli per uomo was a brilliant release of the early '90s, to be read similarly to Givenchy's Insensé and Krizia's Spazio Uomo for its lack of market conformity - and resulting short-livedness. I would place the fragrance somewhere between Caron's '85 Troisieme Homme and Shiseido's '92 Feminité du Bois; though Chanel's Egoiste may have been a reference as well, after all Jacques Helleu designed the bottle. Aldehydes, cinnamon, plum, tarragon, carnation, jasmine, moss, sandalwood, and at least another 20 ingredients, all in a green liquid. The Italian designer Romeo Gigli was 90s, at least north of the Alps, perhaps also located in such a West-East constellation - an 'organic' version of the fluid textures that Armani established in Italy, and which allows just as many references to Yamamoto. Soft spoken, discreet, suave. Romeo Gigli per uomo picks up on this to some extent; the bottle came entirely without the author's name or label - still an absolute exception at the time - the packaging rather resembled coarse-grained recycled paper, à la Der Grüne Punkt, and the advertising campaign featured a yoga pose with tattoo. Unfortunately, it's quite hard to find today, in Italy or Portugal it's still in the back row from time to time
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Romeo Gigli per Uomo
One of the few fragrances that regularly made me enter perfumeries to buy it for myself.
In retrospect, such an extraordinary fragrance for me, which stood out from many fragrances that were classic at the time. Maybe I wouldn't be so enthusiastic about it at the present time, but at that time it simply belonged to me.
Too bad it is no longer produced.

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Looking For Something Entirely Unique And Pleasant Smelling? Look No Further...
Romeo Gigli Uomo opens with a blast of nose tingling aldehydes and lime-like herbal tarragon with hints of bitter orange and plum. As the scent enters the heart phase, the composition becomes very complex, making identification of individual notes difficult. The tarragon remains in a more subtle state joined by slightly earthy patchouli and a handful of very light aromatic herbs, spices and florals. During the late dry-down the composition remains highly complex but relatively dry amber and soft woody notes are detectable in the mix, joining ever so slightly animalic civet from the base, and the remnants of the patchouli as the earlier starring tarragon completely disappears off radar. Projection is very good to excellent and longevity is very good at 11-12 hours on skin.

Describing Romeo Gigli Uomo is quite tough. The aldehydes and lime-like tarragon were extremely easy to identify early as was the gorgeous underlying plum note initially detected, but apart from those the rest of the notes are difficult to pick out. I almost get a kind of slightly floral and herbal ginger beer soda-like vibe with the overall heart accord, but that does not come close to doing the fragrance proper justice as the accord is quite unique (in a very good way)... I am having a devil of a time describing *what* I am smelling, but I have no reservations in saying whatever it is, it is quite pleasant and very much up my alley. I will also respectfully disagree with other reviews that call this an overly sweet scent, as that description does not jive with my experience on skin. Aromatic absolutely, but not really sweet to my nose. The bottom line is the regrettably discontinued Romeo Gigli Uomo is a fabulous quality scent that is one of the most innovative and pleasant smelling I have sniffed to date, earning an "excellent" rating of 4 stars out of 5. Aftermarket bottles are getting scarce, but a few can still be found at relatively affordable prices if you look hard enough. My advice to demanding collectors seeking something that smells great and truly unique is to hunt one of them down before prices rise further.
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