I love it! It is difficult for a flanker to surpass its mother fragrance, but, from time to time, the light is made, and these “rare avis” appear, which surpass everything that is expected of them.
In general, it has the DNA of the mother line, but it shows that they have taken care to mature it, adding, as some colleagues say, a much darker and less sweet base, which makes it more mature and elegant, leaving the Uomo original as something more informal and casual, and this new Uomo Signature as something more formal, but with a rather rogue air, something like ... a young executive dressed and elegant, very formal and polite, but when he comes home and he relax, dress casually and go with friends to have beers ...
At the beginning, citrus fruits are clearly noticed, but they are immediately overshadowed by a sweet blanket of coffee, leather, cinnamon and tonka, an exotic elixir, elegant and sweet, although, somewhat less sweet than its original version, but still a sweet teddy. From here, the aroma develops little, except for a progressive reduction of the initial sweetness and an accentuation of the patchouli in the final drying, but, for the rest, little more change. The sweet notes are very well contained by the leather, by the fresh and dirty nuances of the cardamom and by the balsamic freshness of the cypress, creating a quite harmonious and pleasant set, personally I love it, it is not the perfuming panacea, but it exceeds with its task.
The performance is quite good, staying in your skin 8 or 9 hours without problems, with a fairly noticeable wake in the first hours, then down a bit, and although it is not as flashy as at the beginning, it still feels without problems, so, in this aspect, meets what is expected.
I see it as an aroma of cold and temperate times, and because of its dark, more night-oriented vibe, although, as I always say, this is very subjective and personal, and everyone will use it when they feel like it.
The truth is that I liked it a lot and it surprised me for good, a well-made and necessary flanker on the line, bringing a little more maturity and elegance to the jovial informality of the original Uomo. Your test is highly recommended.