Iss by Tonatto
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Iss is a perfume by Tonatto for men and was released in 2003. The scent is citrusy-fresh. It is still in production.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesNeroli, Petitgrain, Lemon
Heart Notes Heart NotesBergamot, Musk, Ylang-ylang
Base Notes Base NotesSandalwood

Ratings

Scent

6.9 (9 Ratings)

Longevity

7.3 (8 Ratings)

Sillage

5.3 (8 Ratings)

Bottle

6.8 (9 Ratings)
Submitted by TVC15, last update on 22.05.2018.
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7.5
Scent
6
Longevity
6
Sillage
8
Bottle
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Not quite Ferrari!
I appreciate Laura Tonatto as an outstanding perfumer and her long-standing collaboration with Robertet is a guarantor for high-quality natural raw materials in higher proportions than we are accustomed to today. Iss moves in a very traditional area of men's fragrances the white floral citrus fragrance - my expectations were accordingly high. The absolute benchmark for this genre is John Stephen's Cotswold for Dukes of Pall Mall (1983), the neo-Edwardian paradise fragrance par excellence. Tonatto's approach is clearly more Mediterranean in comparison. When Cotswold, in his unaudringly perfect creation of seamless elegance, where citrus and floral notes complement each other perfectly, exudes the aura of a cream-coloured Rolls Royce Silver Wraith, then Iss is a lemon-yellow... Ferrari? No, more like Alfa Romeo. Where she succeeds in perfectly squaring the circle with Albi, Iss does not go beyond a successful imitation of classic Mediterranean men's fragrances with 50s vibe - sporty, somewhat creamy-scratchy, like a slightly machistic roaring exhaust. The florality doesn't really come into its own, the wood notes are a bit rough - yet the whole thing has a certain Italian charm, like a bit too darkly roasted espresso. I can imagine the summer fragrance on a guy like Lino Ieluzzi, the famous owner of the men's outfitter Al Bazar, a stylish bird of paradise par excellence. And I like him too, although I would prefer Cotswold or Albi most of the time.
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Armani genie wears this
Today my home in the Northern Tundra is having one of its lovely farewell-to-summer days, with bright sun, cool breezes, and a high around 80 (27C). I looked for something with the fleeting citrusy beauty I wouldn't be visiting again for many months and found the sample of lovely Iss extrait from Sherapop. It has a beautiful blend of citrus with just enough sandalwood complexity to give it a spine.

A couple of drops of this and a male genie shows up. He's a medium-sized man in his thirties with dark curly hair and a perfectly fitted Armani suit who is always perfectly groomed. He has a manicure but wears no jewelry except one simple diamond stud. His friends know him as a bon vivant who is also quite responsible and kind. But only a few people really know him, and that's the way he likes it.

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